SA vs PAK 3rd ODI LIVE: In the 3rd ODI at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, South Africa captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and asked Babar Azam’s Pakistan to bat first. With a slow wicket at disposal, 270-280 total would be a competitive target for the chasing team.
As for the team news, South Africa have been depleted with star players — Quinton de Kock, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, and David Miller — leaving for IPL 2021. Furthermore, in-form Rassie van der Dussen has been ruled out due to a muscle strain. For Pakistan, Shadab Khan will miss out due to a toe injury.
Sent to bat, Imam Ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman gave Pakistan a solid start, bringing up their 100-run partnership. Imam, after a half-century in the 1st match, followed it up with another while Zaman played yet another solid innings after a wonderful 193-run knock in the last match. The duo put together a 112-run opening stand before Imam departed for 57.
Fakhar Zaman carried on and brought up his sixth ODI century and second of the series with a wonderful 101-run knock of 104 balls, providing Pakistan with the platform to post a huge score. Before he was dismissed by Maharaj, he put up a 94-run stand with Babar Azam.
Pakistan Innings 248/4 (43 ovs)
|Imam-ul-Haq||c Verreynne b Maharaj||57||73||3||0||78.08|
|Fakhar Zaman||c †Klaasen b Maharaj||101||104||9||3||97.11|
|Babar Azam (c)||not out||58||62||6||0||93.54|
|Mohammad Rizwan||st †Klaasen b Maharaj||2||7||0||0||28.57|
|Sarfaraz Ahmed †||c & b Smuts||13||13||2||0||100.00|
|Faheem Ashraf||not out||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|TOTAL||(43 Ovs, RR: 5.76)||248/4|
Yet to bat: Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf
Fall of wickets: 1-112 (Imam-ul-Haq, 21.2 ov), 2-206 (Fakhar Zaman, 35.3 ov), 3-214 (Mohammad Rizwan, 37.1 ov), 4-246 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 42.4 ov)
SA vs PAK: South Africa vs Pakistan Series Decider – Playing XI:
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf
South Africa: Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Jon-Jon Smuts, Temba Bavuma (capt), Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Beuran Hendricks, Daryn Dupavillon, Beuran Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla
Match: RSA vs PAK, 3rd ODI, Pakistan tour of South Africa, 2021
Date: Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Time: 1:30 PM
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
SA vs PAK: South Africa squad
Temba Bavuma (c), Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Verreynne, JJ Smuts, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Wiaan Mulder, Lizaad Williams, Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Junior Dala, Lutho Sipamla, Daryn Dupavillon
Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Sarfaraz Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Asif Ali
SA vs PAK 3rd ODI LIVE stream:
The LIVE stream for the third ODI between SA vs PAK will be aired on the Star Sports network and Hotstar- OTT platform.