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Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018-19: South Africa vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI- Preview & Prediction

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582   //    25 Jan 2019, 16:29 IST

Pakistan have to back their bowling with the bat
Pakistan have to back their bowling with the bat

South Africa is set to host the Pakistani side for the third ODI at the Centurion. The series is evenly balanced at 1-1 and this crunch match could be the decider. The Proteas bounced back from the defeat of the opening ODI and won at Durban by 5 wickets. Andile Phehlukwayo was the star of the night with his all-around performance. He took 4 wickets in the first innings followed by a scintillating knock of 698 runs at taking his side home.

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Pakistan needs their batsmen to fire if they want to win this series. Sarfraz Ahmed would be hoping to get back some winning momentum to his side. His form with the bat and captaincy have been criticized in this tour. In the ODI format, they are always a dangerous team with such a lethal bowling attack in their ranks. The visitors have to bring their A-game if they want to defeat the home side like the first ODI.

South Africa, on the other hand, will be ecstatic with the arrival of Quinton de Kock and Dale Steyn in the squad. Things will be not easy for the Pakistani side at SuperSport Park when they face the full strength bench of the Proteas. But it certainly will be an epic encounter between two heavyweights of limited-over cricket.

 

 

Game Details

 

Date: Friday, January 25 2019

Time:  04:30 PM IST

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Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion

League: Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018-19

Live Telecast: Sony Network

Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com

 

 

 

Ground Records

 

Total matches – 52

Matches won batting first – 21

Matches won bowling first – 29

Average 1st Inns scores – 245

Average 2nd Inns scores – 211

Highest total recorded – 392/6 (50 Ov) by RSA vs PAK

Lowest total recorded – 118/10 (32.2 Ov) by RSA vs IND

Highest score chased – 319/3 (46.2 Ov) by RSA vs Eng

Lowest score defended – 198/10 (44.3 Ov) by AfricaXI vs AsiaXI

 

 

 

Team News

 

Pakistan:

  • Mohammad Amir can replace Hussain Talat in this match

South Africa:

  • Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson and H Klaasen will not feature in the squad.
  • Dale Steyn, Q De Kock and B Hendricks will return to the starting eleven.
  • Quinton de Kock can replace Heinrich Klaasen in the playing11.

 

 

Key Players

 

Pakistan

  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Babar Azam
  • Mohammad Hafeez

 

South Africa

  • Hashim Amla
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Quinton de Kock

 

 

Squads

 

Pakistan:

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Amir, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Imad Wasim, Usman Khan

South Africa:

Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks

 

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Pakistan:

Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat/Mohammad Amir, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheeh Afrid

South Africa:

Hashim Amla, Q De Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dassen, Faf du Plessis(c), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius/B Hendricks, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, T Shamsi

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