South Africa vs Pakistan 2018-19, 2nd ODI: Preview, Match details and key players
Pakistan Cricket Team looks totally different when they put on that green kit. They bounced back in style in the first ODI after being thrashed by the home side in the Test series by 3-0. Pakistan won the last ODI by five wickets while chasing the score of 267 runs. They got the start they were looking for in the opening match and would be hoping to build on from this momentum. They are currently leading the five-match ODI series by 1-0 heading into this contest.
South Africa failed to cash-in during the later part of the innings as they could only manage to put up 266 runs on the board. They needed someone to score quick runs in the slog overs as they had ample of wickets left. It was a disappointment that they couldn’t touch the 300-run mark with 8 wickets in hand. Hashim Amla scored an unbeaten ton which was a slow and sluggish innings from the great batsman.
Sarfraz Ahmed also needs to be given some credit for his bowling changes and field placement which made sure that the Proteas couldn’t score any easy runs. Imam-ul-Haq missed his century but played his part for sure and provided Pakistan with a flying start. He scored 86 runs before getting out to Duanne Olivier. Mohammad Hafeez played a match-winning knock of 71(63) and made took his side over the line with 5 balls to spare.
South Africa would be eyeing to level the series in Durban, while Pakistan would be hoping to carry forward their winning momentum. We are in for an epic clash between two heavyweights of 50-Overs cricket.
Date: Tuesday, January 22 2019
Time: 04:30 PM IST
Venue: Kingsmead Durban
League: Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018-19
Live Telecast: Sony Network
Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com
Ground Stats ODI
Total matches: 44
Matches won batting first: 21
Matches won bowling first: 17
Average 1st Inns scores: 237
Average 2nd Inns scores: 185
Highest total recorded: 372/6 (49.2 Ov) by RSA vs AUS
Lowest total recorded: 91/10 (29.1 Ov) by IND vs RSA
Highest score chased: 372/6 (49.2 Ov) by RSA vs AUS