The third ODI between Pakistan U19 and South Africa U19 will be played at City Oval, Pietermaritzburg on Thursday noon. The visitors are ahead by 2-0 in the seven-match series and will look to carry forward their momentum.
Pakistan won the first game by 17 runs and clinched 4 wickets win in the second ODI that was reduced to 47 overs due to wet outfield.
Having opted to bowl first, Pakistan bowled out the hosts at 215 runs in 44 overs, courtesy Naseem Shah's 3-30 and Akhtar Shah's 3-42. In reply, Pakistan chased down the target in 39.5 overs with four wickets in hand with the help of the fifties from Rohail Nazir and Mohammad Harris.
The clash will begin at 12:30 PM IST.
The average first innings score at the venue is 217. In the previous game, we witnessed South Africa posting 215 in the first innings. Expect a similar fashion when both the teams will reload for the third encounter. Seam bowlers are expected to get some help from the surface as in a total of sixteen wickets, 10 were picked by the pacers.
Avg 1st inn score: 217
Avg 2nd inn score: 128
Highest Total: 311/2 (50 Ov) by IND vs NAM
Lowest Total: 124/10 (31.1 Ov) by BAN vs SL
PK-Y Playing 11:
Mohammad Haris, Haider Ali, Basit Ali, Abbas Afridi, Akhtar Shah, Rohail Nazir (c & wk), Qasim Akram, Fahad Munir, Irfan Niazi, Aamir Ali, Naseem Shah
Pakistan U19 squad:
Irfan Niazi, Mohammad Aamir, Rohail Nazir(c & wk), Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shiraz Khan, Haider Ali, Abbas Afridi, Qasim Akram, Akhtar Shah, Basit Ali and Mohammad Haris.
SA-Y Playing 11:
Bryce Parsons (c), Micheal Copeland, Gerald Coetzee, Jonathan Bird, Andrew Louw, Ruan Terblanche, Khanya Cotani (wk), Akeem Minnaar, Imraan Philander, Achille Cloete, Lifa Ntanzi
South Africa U19 squad:
Bryce Parsons(c), Micheal Copeland, Andrew Louw, Luke Beaufort(wk), Jonathan Bird, Khanya Cotani, Imraan Philander, Ruan Terblanche, Tiaan van Vuuren, Nonelela Yika, Achille Cloete, Gerald Coetzee, Akeem Minnaar, Lifa Ntanzi and Siya Plaatjie
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