The SuperSport Park, Centurion will host the 3rd match of the exciting ODI series between South Africa and Pakistan. The reason why it’s exciting is it’s leveled at one apiece. While the visitors won the first game comfortably, the hosts made an astonishing comeback to square up. Keep reading to find out South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd ODI Match Prediction.
In the last game, South Africa was on a role. After opting to bowl first by winning the toss, the bowlers ruffled the feathers of the opposition. Andile Phehlukwayo bagged 4 wickets while Tabraiz Shamsi claimed 3 to halt Pakistan at 203. The efforts of the captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and Hasan Ali took them past 200 otherwise they could have been bowled out for a far lesser score.
Shaheen Afridi claimed 3 quick wickets in the Proteas’ chase. They were put into further trouble at 80/5. But Rassie van der Dussen, playing his 2nd ODI, batted steadily for his 80. Phehlukwayo shone with the bat as well as he made 69. The stand of 127 for the 6th wicket took South Africa past the line. But Pakistan can take heart from the recovery they made with the bat as well as the fight while defending a low score.
Here is our South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd ODI Match Prediction
Case1: If South Africa bats first
First Innings score prediction: 260-270
Result prediction: Pakistan will win the match by 3 wickets
Case2: If Pakistan bats first
First Innings score prediction: 270-280
Result prediction: Pakistan will win the match by 10-20 runs
Head to head in ODIs
Total ODIs: 75, South Africa won: 48, Pakistan won: 26, No Result: 1
Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali
South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd ODI Match Prediction: Pakistan has shown great fight in the series so far. Despite losing early wickets, they crept up past 200 in the last game. With the bowl as well, they showed fight. South Africa, on the other hand, has been rusty in patches. We feel Pakistan will emerge victorious in Centurion and take a 2-1 lead.
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