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South Africa vs Pakistan, Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018-19, Today Match Prediction 22 Jan 2019

Kingsmead, Durban

207/5 in 42.0


203/10 in 45.5


Toss Winner - South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl first

South Africa beat Pakistan by 5 wickets

Pakistan to seal 2nd win!

  • Pakistan have an excellent record against South Africa at Durban
  • South Africa have lost their last three one-day games against Pakistan
  • Pakistan have won their last two games against South Africa played in Durban

Our Prediction is Pakistan to win!

Tournament: Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018-19 | Format: Twenty20 | Venue: Kingsmead, Durban | Toss: To Bowl

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Hosts South Africa will be looking to make a strong comeback when they face Pakistan in the second game of the one-day series in Durban on Tuesday. 

Captain Faf du Plessis will be hoping that side can make amends for their mistakes made in the opening game of the series played at Port Elizabeth. The home side will to come up with better plans to beat Pakistan in the second game of the one-day series.

On the other hand, Pakistan put in a pitch perfect with the bat and ball to register their first on the tour. The green shirts have taken 1-0 lead in the five-match one-day series courtesy of splendid performances from Shadab Khan, Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez.

Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed assessed the conditions perfectly as the side was able to restrict South Africa to a modest total. The visitors will be looking to continue their good form in the next couple of games as well.

South Africa Preview

The home side will need to bring their A-game to the table against Pakistan in the second game of the one-day series.

South Africa will be pleased that Hashim Amla found form with the bat. He notched up his 27th ton in limited-overs cricket. Amla will certainly need to more pro-active against the spinners in this game.

Debutant Rassie Van der Dussen also produced a splendid innings against Pakistan. He scored 93 runs off 101 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes. The main area of concern for South Africa was their inability to score freely against Pakistani spinners. In the first game, South Africa failed to score 300 runs in the opening game of the series.

Captain Faf Du Plessis might come in ahead of Rassie Van der Dussen as the debutant clearly struggled against the likes of Shadab Khan and Mohammad Hafeez.

The side has destructive players like David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen, who can score quickly  in the later stages of the innings.

In the bowling department, Duanne Olivier leaked a lot of runs and might be replaced by Dane Paterson in the playing XI. South Africa might bring in spinner Tabraiz Shamsi for one of the all-rounders. Kagiso Rabada also looked a little off-color with the new-ball and failed to pick up wickets in the opening game of the one-day series.

South Africa Predicted Playing XI:

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

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis

Pakistan Preview

The visitors certainly produced their best with bat and ball to break winless on the tour. Sarfaraz Ahmed will be hoping that Pakistan can continue their winning ways against South Afirca in Durban.

In the batting department, Opener Imam-ul-Haq produced a splendid inning against South Africa. He scored 86 runs off 101 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. Left-handed batsman also looked pro-active at the crease and kept the scoreboard ticking along nicely.

Babar Azam looked fluent in his innings against South Africa. He scored 49 runs off 69 balls but needs to capitalize on good starts in this series.

All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez certainly showed composure and temperament in the opening game played at Port Elizabeth. His unbeaten innings of 71 runs was crucial in helping Pakistan chase down score of 266 runs posted by South Africa.

Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed perished for low scores in this game. The visitors might make changes to their playing XI. Mohammad Amir or Shaheen Shah Afridi might come in place of Usman Khan Shinwari.

Shadab Khan was standout performer with the bat for Pakistan in Port Elizabeth. He conceded less than five runs an over from his ten overs. Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf also produced decent bowling performances for the side.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

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

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Babar Azam, F Zaman, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Hussain Talat, Shoaib Malik, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed

Weather Conditions

Traditionally, the pitch at Kingsmead Cricket Ground is known for pace and bounce. In recent times, it has been on the slower side and will provide assistance to the spinners. The weather forecast for Tuesday is going to be dry and sunny.


The Kingsmead Cricket Ground always provides a good contest with bat and ball.  The venue has been a happy hunting ground for Pakistan, who has managed to win four games out of six played against South Africa.

Toss: To Bowl

Both teams will be looking to win the toss and bowl first. It will get easier to bat in the second half of the game.

Pakistan would be favorites to win this game against South Africa. The surface at Kingsmead might suit the visitors as it does provide help for the spinners. South Africa will need to be more pro-active at the crease against the spinners in order to make a comeback in this one-day series.

We are backing Pakistan for the 2nd ODI!

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Author: Shoaib Z.