Pakistan vs South Africa Test series 2020-21 – 2nd Test

Pakistan vs South Africa Test series 2020-21

2nd Test:

Second and last meeting of the series of 2 Test matches between Pakistan and South Africa is going to be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi on February 4th 2021.

South Africa Tour of Pakistan History:

The teams competed in 27 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won only 5 times and lost 15 times with 7 draws.

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

The teams played 9 consecutive matches without a draw in spam for 10 years (2010 to present).

On the soil of Pakistan (including series in UAE), the teams faced each other 12 times. The host won thrice. The visitors won thrice, too. 6 games concluded as a draw.

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

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

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 a margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 4 points without getting an 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 numbers.

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 WLLDD.

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 margins, 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 LWWLL.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Rawalpindi shows the weather would be sunny on the middle three days with partly cloudy on the first and the last day. The precipitation percentage would be 0% to 3% on all day, but opening day, when it would be 15%. There is extremely less chance of rain on all 5 days. The temperature would be 21-24 Celsius. The wind would be between 12 to 15 km/h.

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

Toss and Pitch:

Teams chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened 7 times out of 10 times. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 5 times and lost just once with 1 draw.

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

Teams always won the matches after choosing to field first after 1994.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, after winning the toss, never won till date and lost once with 2 draws.

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

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 4 matches between 1997 to 2004.

Overall, 5 times the teams won the toss, won the matches, and lost twice with 3 draws.

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

Particularly, for Pakistan, the team won the toss 6 times out of 10 played games. The team won thrice and lost just once with 2 draws.

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

The only loss for the team, after winning the toss, was in 1998, when the team chose to bat first. The home team never lost a match after choosing to bat first. The test was never drawn, when the host won the toss, after 1997.

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

The first batting team won the match just once. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 6 times with 3 draws.

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

The team with batting first won the match in the inaugural match in 1993, after that none of the teams won the match with bat first.

The lowest defended total was 240 in 1993. And the highest successful chase was 220 in 2000. It will be interesting to see if the target will be set in between.

The first inning lowest total was 182 in 2000 and the highest total was 521 in 1994, and the second inning lowest total was 254 (completed innings) in 1993 and the highest total was 600 runs in 2004. For the third inning, the lowest total was 139 in 1997 and the highest total was 537 in 1994, and the fourth inning lowest total was 187 (completed innings) in 1993 and the highest total was 220 in 2000.

The batting average of the first innings is 31.47 and 43.27 is for the second innings. For the third inning, 25.83 and 22.15 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other just once at the venue. Both the teams had to be satisfied as undefeated, as the outing resulted in a draw.

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

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has a slightly above average record at the venue, and won 4 times out of 10 games and lost just thrice with 3 draws. Whereas, the visiting team has a record of no won no defeat in just 1 played game.

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

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Pakistan:

The home side would like to go unchanged XI.

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 may go with some changes due to injury. The team may include W. Mulder for the fifth bowler and seventh batsmen. If K. Maharaj will not take place in XI, then the team may go with G. Linde.

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

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.
*Notes: D means Draw in “last five match results”.