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Pakistan vs South Africa, South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021, Today Match Prediction

04 Feb 2021 | 10:30 | Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
298/10 in 102.0 2.92 winner
274/10 in 91.4 2.99

Toss Winner - Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Pakistan beat South Africa by 95 runs

South Africa look to arrest the Asian slump

  • South Africa has lost 9 out of their last 10 Tests in Asia and their last victory in Asia came in 2016 against Sri Lanka in Galle.    
  • 28 of the 36 wickets to fall in last two tests at this venue are taken by pacers.
  • South Africa`s last victory in Pakistan soil came at this same venue in 2004.

Pakistan will win the match & series 2-0

  • Tournament: South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021
  • Format: TEST
  • Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Toss: To Bat

pak vs rsa Match Prediction & Analysis

Pakistan won the first Test match and their dream run in their home Tests continue with their third successive victory. They came back strongly from the early slump and posted a massive first innings total to win the match comfortably by 7 wickets. They will look to win this match and win the series 2-0. South Africa on the other hand are struggling in the Asian conditions and have failed to win even a single match in last 6 years (they have played 13 test matches). They will look to play well and end their Asian jinx with a win in this match. And both teams will also look at the 60 ICC Test championship points on offer in this match.

Teams Preview

Pakistan Preview

Fawad Alam came in at 27/4 and took his team to 278/7 scoring a splendid 109 runs in his hometown.  Azhar Ali (51 runs), Faheem Ashraf (64 runs), and lower order contributions of 100 runs for last 3 wickets helped Pakistan post a massive total of 378 runs. The form of the openers is the biggest worry for the Pakistan team.

Spinners Nauman Ali and Yasir Shah were the pick of the bowlers with 7 wickets each in the match. Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali chipped with 2 wickets each to maintain the pressure on the batting unit especially with the new ball. Paksiatn is expected to go in with the same bowling attack.

Top players to bet on:

Fawad Alam – Fawad Alam`s century tilted the momentum in favor of Pakistan’s team when they were struggling with early fall of wickets. He has two back-to-back centuries and will look to continue his good form with the ball.

Nauman Ali – Nauman Ali took his maiden five-for in his debut match itself. He ended with match figures of 7/117 in the match and will look to continue his good form in this match too.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Abid Ali, Babar Azam (C), Mohammed Rizwan (wk), Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Nauman Ali, Hasan Ali, Imran Butt, Shaheen Afridi

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game Of South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
F Alam 109 245 9 2 44.49
A Ali 51 151 4 0 33.77
I Butt 9 25 1 0 36
Bowlers O M R W Econ
Y Shah 22.0 6 54 3 2.45
S Afridi 11.2 0 49 2 4.32
N Ali 17.0 4 38 2 2.24
Bowlers O M R W Econ
Y Shah 22.0 6 54 3 2.45
S Afridi 11.2 0 49 2 4.32
N Ali 17.0 4 38 2 2.24

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Imran Butt, Hasan Ali, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Nauman Ali, Yasir Shah, Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi

South Africa Preview

South Africa’s top-3 batsmen Dean Elgar (55 runs), Aiden Markram (74 runs), and Van Der Dussan (64 runs) scored fighting half centuries but failed to convert it into a big score in the previous match. Lack of runs from their senior duo of De Kock and Faf Du Plessis is their biggest worry in the batting.

Pacers Kagiso Rabada (3 wickets), Anrich Nortje (4 wickets), and Lungi Ngidi (2 wickets) toiled hard for the wickets on the unfavorable conditions.  Keshav Maharaj chipped in with 3 wickets and bowled nearly 35 overs across two innings at an economy of less than 3 RPO. Wiaan Mulder may replace George Linde in this match.

Top players to bet on:

Aiden Markram – Markram applied himself very well in the second innings scoring 74 runs of 224 balls. He will be high on confidence after his first big score in the Asian conditions and will look to continue his batting form.

Kagiso Rabada – Rabada bowled with a lot of heart and picked up 3 wickets in the first innings. He never gave any easy runs for the opposition and was a workhorse for his team.  

South Africa Predicted Playing XI:

Dean Elgar, Faf Du Plessis, Aiden Markram, Van Der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton De Kock (C & Wk), Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi

South Africa Key Players From Previous Game Of South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Elgar 58 106 9 0 54.72
G Linde 35 64 5 0 54.69
F du Plessis 23 46 4 0 50
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Rabada 27.0 7 70 3 2.59
K Maharaj 32.2 4 90 3 2.78
A Nortje 27.0 4 105 2 3.89
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Rabada 27.0 7 70 3 2.59
K Maharaj 32.2 4 90 3 2.78
A Nortje 27.0 4 105 2 3.89

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Wiaan Mulder, Faf du Plessis, Anrich Nortje, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Temba Bavuma

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 11 0.43 mm. 1.68 k/h From: NNE 100%
03h 12 0 mm. 2.3 k/h From: N 78%
06h 18 0 mm. 1.11 k/h From: N 61%
09h 21 0 mm. 1.71 k/h From: WNW 4%
12h 18 0 mm. 3.67 k/h From: WNW 17%
15h 13 0 mm. 1.96 k/h From: NNW 0%
18h 11 0 mm. 1.34 k/h From: NE 0%
21h 10 0 mm. 2.99 k/h From: E 0%

Weather Conditions

Rawalpindi will have hot and humid climate on all the five days of the match and the cracks might open up as the match progresses. Spinners might be tough to handle on the last two days of the match.  

Venue Details

Rawalpindi Stadium is expected to aid the pacers a little more than the previous match pitch. We can expect batsmen to enjoy true bounce and pace on the first 3 days. The pitch might deteriorate on the fourth and fifth days bringing spinners into play. We can expect first innings scores of around 300-400 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bat

Chasing in fourth innings is a tough task in any sub continental pitch and both teams will look to bat first and post a big first innings score on board.  

PAK vs RSA Winning Prediction

Pakistan were on a spot of bother at the end of day 2 at 27/4 but their middle order and lower order stood out to make a big first innings lead which almost wiped the chances of victory for South Africa. South Africa failed to cross 250-run mark in both the innings and will need to bat well to post a big score on board in this match. South Africa bowling attack must analyze the pitch very early and attack the batsmen consistently on the corridor of uncertainty. We expect Pakistan to continue their winning streak in the home soil.

Pakistan will win the match & series 2-0

Author: Dhinesh Kumar