Pakistan vs South Africa Test series 2020-21 – 1st Test

Pakistan vs South Africa Test series 2020-21

1st Test:

First meeting of the series of 2 Test matches between Pakistan and South Africa is going to be played at the National Stadium, Karachi on January 26th 2021.

South Africa Tour of Pakistan History:

This is going to be the twelfth bilateral series between the teams. The host won just once, while visiting team won 7 times. The remaining three were concluded into draw.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Pakistan against South Africa are LDLDL.

When touring Pakistan from the South African team, this is going to be a sixth series. The home team won just once, and lost twice with two draws.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Pakistan against South Africa in Pakistan are DDLWL.

The host won the only series in 2003-04, which was the home series.

The teams competed 26 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won only 4 times and lost 15 times with 7 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan against South Africa are LLLLW.

The teams played 8 consecutive matches without draw in spam of 10 years (2010 to present).

On the soil of Pakistan (including series in UAE), the teams faced each other 11 times. The host won just twice. The visitors won thrice. 6 games concluded as draw.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan against South Africa in Pakistan (including UAE) are LWDDD.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the seventh rank team (Pakistan) and fifth rank team (South Africa) team. The host is 14 points behind the visitors.

If the home team will lose the series with margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 4 points without getting impact on the position. In case of winning the series with 2 winning margins, the team will earn 8 points with improving the position by 2 number.

In case, the team will lose the series with margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 2 points without disturbing the position. If the case of winning the series with 1 winning margin, the team will earn 6 points with gaining 1 rank in the position.

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 2 points with improving the position by 1 rank.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan are LLDDL.

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If the visiting team will lose the series with margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 6 points with losing 1 rank in the rankings. In case of winning the series with 2 winning margin, the team will earn 4 points with no impact in rankings.

In case, the team will lose the series with margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 5 points without affecting the position. If the case of winning the series with 1 winning margin, the team will earn 2 points with no impact in the rankings.

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 1 point with no impact in position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa are WWLLL.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Karachi shows the weather would be sunny throughout the match. The precipitation percentage would be almost 0%. There is no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 26-27 Celsius on all 5 days. The wind would be between 12 to 15 km/h.

National Stadium, Karachi

Toss and Pitch:

Teams chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 34 times out of 42 times. The selection didn’t favor the teams, and the teams won just 5 times and lost 12 times with 17 draws. 3 matches were cancelled (excluded).

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are WDWWL.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, after winning the toss, won 5 times and lost twice with one draw.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are LWWLW.

The only drawn match, while chasing fielding after winning the toss, was in 1989.

The longest streak without draw at the venue was 7 matches between 2000 to 2007.

Overall, 10 times the teams won the toss, won the matches, and lost 14 times with 18 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WDWWL.

Particularly, for Pakistan, the team won the toss 20 times out of 42 played games. The team won 9 times and lost just once with 10 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan at the venue, while winning the toss, are WWWWL.

The only lost for the team, after winning the toss, was in 2000, when the team chose to bat first. The home team never lost a match after choosing field first. The test was never be drawn, when the host won the toss, after 1984.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan at the venue, while losing the toss, are DLWWD.

The first batting team won the match 7 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 17 times with 18 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WDWWW.

The lowest defended total was 354 in 1982. And the highest successful chase was 314 in 1994. It will be interesting to see, if the target will be set in between.

The first inning lowest total was 80 in 1956 and the highest total was 644 in 2009, and the second inning lowest total was 145 in 1955 and the highest total was 765 runs in 2009. For the third inning, the lowest total was 116 in 1998 and the highest total was 599 in 2006, and the fourth inning lowest total was 149 (completed innings) in 1982 and the highest total was 315 in 1994.

The batting average of the first innings is 30.93 and 35.08 is for the second innings. For the third inning, 31.58 and 35.15 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other just once at the venue. The winner of the match was South Africa. The host is still searching for the first victory against the opponent.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan against South Africa at the venue are L – – – -.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has an excellent record at the venue, and won 22 times out of 42 games and lost just twice with 18 draws. Whereas, the visiting team won the only played game for the team.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan at the venue are WDLWW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue are W – – – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Pakistan:

The home side would go with two spin – two pace combination, as the team has a pace all-rounder.

Pakistan Eleven: A. Ali, I. Butt, A. Ali, B. Azam, F. Alam, M. Rizwan, F. Ashraf, H. Ali, N. Ali, Y. Shah, S. Afridi

South Africa:

The visiting team would go with the same combination, as the team also have a pace all-rounder.

South Africa Eleven: A. Markram, D. Elgar, R. van der Dussen, F. du Plessis, Q. de Kock, T. Bavuma, W. Mulder, K. Maharaj, A. Nortje, K. Rabada, T. Shamsi

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means Draw in “last five match results”.