Johannesburg, January 27 Sunday at 01:30 PM IST
After leading the series by 2-1 on the back of 13 runs win under the DLS method in the third ODI, South Africa would be looking to seal the series when both the sides will lock horns at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg tomorrow noon.
Pakistan, who were excellent with the bat in setting 300+ target lost the game in just one bad phase-after the first rain-break to the next. Batting first, Pakistan posted a huge total of 317-6, courtesy a century from Imam Ul Haq and fifties from Babar Azam and M Hafeez. Shoaib Malik (31) and Imad Wasim (43) were crucial in pushing the target 300 par.
However, with the total revised due to rain, South Africa easily won the game after scoring 187 runs at the loss of 2 wickets in 33 overs. Faf du Plessis (40 not out) and Reeza Hendricks unbeaten 83 were the crucial innings in the run chase.
With two more games remaining and the series still alive, a cracking contest is expected to take place tomorrow in Johannesburg.
Total matches – 40
Matches won batting first – 17
Matches won bowling first – 23
Average 1st Inns scores – 237
Average 2nd Inns scores – 205
Highest total recorded – 438/9 (49.5 Ov) by RSA vs AUS
Lowest total recorded – 109/10 (32.3 Ov) by PAK vs RSA
Highest score chased – 438/9 (49.5 Ov) by RSA vs AUS
Lowest score defended – 149/10 (45 Ov) by RSA vs Eng
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
PAK Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Sarfraz Ahmed (c)
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Imam-ul-Haq, F Zaman
All-rounder – Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, M Hafeez
Bowlers – M Amir, Hasan Ali, S Afridi
SA Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Q de Kock
Batsmen – Faf du Plessis (c), Reeza Hendricks, D MiIler, Rassie van der Dussen, H Amla
All-rounder – Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, T Shamsi, Beuran Hendricks
Pakistan – Imam-ul-Haq, Faheem Ashraf, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Mohammad Amir, Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Usman Khan, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi
South Africa – Faf du Plessis(c), Imran Tahir, Hashim Amla, Duanne Olivier, Heinrich Klaasen, Dane Paterson, Dwaine Pretorius, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen
Fantasy picks from Pakistan –
Imam Ul Haq – 192 runs in 3 innings || M Hafeez – 132 runs in 3 innings || Babar Azam – 130 runs in 3 innings
Shaheen Shah Afridi & Shadab Khan – 3 wickets each || Hasan Ali – 2 wickets
Fantasy picks from South Africa-
R van der Dussen – 173 runs in 2 innings || H Amla – 141 runs in 3 innings || A Phehlukwayo – 69 runs and 5 wickets
T Shamsi and K Rabada – 4 wickets apiece
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