South Africa vs Pakistan, free match prediction

06 Feb 2019 | 21:30 | SuperSport Park, Centurion SuperSport Park, Centurion
141/9 in 20.0 7.05
168/9 in 20.0 8.40 winner

Pakistan beat South Africa by 27 runs

South Africa to win the Match
  • South Africa have won their last two T20I games played at SuperSport Park.
  • South Africa have been unbeaten in their last five T20 matches.
  • Pakistan have won a T20 game played against South Africa in Centurion in 2013.

Our Prediction is South Africa to win the Match!

  • Tournament: Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018-19
  • Format: T20 International
  • Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
  • Toss: To Bowl
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Match Preview

Hosts South Africa will be looking to make a clean sweep when they take on Pakistan in the final T20I game of the series in Centurion on Wednesday.

David Miller-led unit produced a marvelous win out of nowhere to clinch the T20I series. Once again it was the batting, which setup yet another victory for the hosts in this game. The hosts will be keen to end the tour on a high with another victory to their name.

On the other hand, Pakistan will be disappointed to lose the game after being in a comfortable situation at one stage. Shoaib Malik and co. will be keen to make amends and produce their best in the final game of the series. With the series gone, the visitors will be looking for a consolation win in Centurion.

Teams Preview

South Africa Preview

David Miller and co. will be looking to inflict a whitewash in the T20I series against Pakistan. The hosts are certainly playing their best cricket and cannot put a foot wrong at the moment.

Debutant Janneman Malan made an impressive start to his T20 career in the previous game played at The Wanderers. He scored 33 runs off 31 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes. Malan will be looking to continue his good form in the final T20I game of the series. He added 58 runs with Reeza Hendricks for the opening wicket in the previous game.

Hendricks also chipped in with another useful innings for South Africa. He scored 28 runs off 27 balls with the help of three fours. Rassie van der Dussen showed positive from the start and played his shots in bid to keep the scoreboard ticking. He certainly put the pressure back on the Pakistani bowlers to see South Africa increase their rate of scoring. Van der Dussen scored 45 runs off 27 balls with the help of four sixes.

Captain David Miller led the way from the front with the bat and smashed unbeaten 65 runs off 29 balls with the help of four fours and five sixes. Miller went berserk in the final overs of the innings to see South Africa post a daunting score of 189 runs in their 20 overs.

Heinrich Klaasen also had a hit in the middle in the previous game. He will be keen to get more opportunities with the bat in the final game of the series in Centurion.

In the bowling department, medium-pacer Andile Phehlukwayo was standout bowler with three wickets to his name. He showed excellent temperament at the end to pick up crucial wickets of Shoaib Malik and Hasan Ali and help South Africa clinch the T20I series. Chris Morris and Beuran Hendricks also chipped in with two wickets apiece. Debutant Lutho Sipamla and Tabraiz Shamsi also did a good job with the ball.

South Africa Predicted Playing XI:

David Miller (c), Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Rassie van der Dussen, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Junior Dala, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi.

South Africa Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018-19

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Miller 65 29 4 5 224.14
R van der Dussen 45 27 1 4 166.67
J Malan 33 31 3 2 106.45
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Phehlukwayo 4.0 0 36 3 9
C Morris 3.0 0 36 2 12
B Hendricks 3.0 0 30 2 10
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Phehlukwayo 4.0 0 36 3 9
C Morris 3.0 0 36 2 12
B Hendricks 3.0 0 30 2 10

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Junior Dala, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla, Chris Morris, David Miller, Janneman Malan, B Hendricks, Andile Phehlukwayo

Pakistan Preview

The visitors will be keen to play for pride in the third and final game of the T20I series. Captain Shoaib Malik will be disappointed as they have won the previous game played at the Wanderers.

Opener Fakhar Zaman once again failed to make it count in this game as well. He scored 14 off 9 balls with the help of two boundaries. Zaman was dismissed in a similar fashion as he smashed a short-pitch delivery straight to the fielder.

Babar Azam played a majestic innings for Pakistan and got the side off to a flier. He produced a flurry of boundaries to put pressure back on the bowlers. He scored 90 runs off 58 balls with the help of thirteen fours and a six. Azam was well supported by Hussain Talat, who chipped in with 55 runs off 41 balls with the help of seven fours and a six.

The middle-order comprising of Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali and Imad Wasim failed to deliver the runs needed to help Pakistan level the T20I series. There will be question marks as the lower-order once again crumbled under pressure to see Pakistan lose the game by 7 runs. In the bowling department, Left-arm slow orthodox Imad Wasim was standout bowler for the side and conceded only nine runs from his four overs. He also picked up wicket of Malan to provide breakthrough for Pakistan.

Usman Khan and Hasan Ali leaked a lot of runs and were smashed to all parts of the ground. The duo will certainly need to improve in order for Pakistan to come out on top in the final game of the series in Centurion. Leg-spinner Shadab Khan will need to do well after another average outing with the ball in the previous game.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat/Mohammad Hafeez Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Usman Khan Shinwari, Hasan Ali.

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018-19

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
B Azam 90 58 13 1 155.17
H Talat 55 41 7 1 134.15
F Zaman 14 9 2 0 155.56
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Wasim 4.0 1 9 1 2.25
S Afridi 4.0 0 27 1 6.75
U Khan 4.0 0 63 0 15.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Wasim 4.0 1 9 1 2.25
S Afridi 4.0 0 27 1 6.75
U Khan 4.0 0 63 0 15.75

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Shadab Khan, Babar Azam, SI Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, F Zaman, Hussain Talat, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi

Pitch And Weather Conditions

The game is expected to be high-scoring game with little assistance for the bowlers. The weather conditions for the game on Wednesday are partly cloudy.

Venue

Hosts South Africa have come out on top in the previous T20 games played at SuperSport Park, Centurion. The hosts will be confident of doing well in this game.

Toss: To Bowl

The toss will not matter as the pitch will remain the same throughout the course of the game.

Winning Prediction

Hosts South Africa will be favorites to inflict a whitewash over Pakistan in the three-match T20I series. Shoaib Malik will be hoping that the side can get their act together for the final game of the series in Centurion and end the tour with a victory.

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