PREVIEW

 

Pakistan Cricket Team looks totally different when they put on that green kit or play limited-overs cricket. 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. Pakistan 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 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 kind of a slow and sluggish inning from the great batsman.

Sarfraz Ahmed also needs to be given some credit for his bowling changes and fielding 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 defeat Pakistan and 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.

 

 

GAME DETAILS

 

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
Lowest score defended 208/6 (50 Ov) by PAK vs RSA

 

SQUADS

 

Pakistan:

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

South Africa:

Heinrich Klaasen(w), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), David Miller, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson, Dwaine Pretorius

 

Probale Playing 11

 

Pakistan

  1. Fakhar Zaman
  2. Imam-ul-Haq
  3. Babar Azam
  4. Mohammad Hafeez
  5. Shoaib Malik
  6. Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c)
  7. Shadab Khan
  8. Imad Wasim
  9. Faheem Ashraf
  10. Hasan Ali
  11. Usman Khan

 

South Africa

  1. Reeza Hendricks
  2. Hashim Amla
  3. Rassie van der Dussen
  4. Faf du Plessis(c)
  5. David Miller
  6. Heinrich Klaasen(w)
  7. Dwaine Pretorius
  8. Andile Phehlukwayo
  9. Kagiso Rabada
  10. Imran Tahir
  11. Duanne Olivier

 

KEY PLAYERS

 

Pakistan

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

South Africa

  • Hashim Amla
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Kagiso Rabada

 

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