South Africa vs Pakistan ODI series 2020-21 – 3rd ODI

South Africa vs Pakistan ODI series 2020-21

3rd ODI:

Third and last but deciding ODI of 3 ODI matches between South Africa and Pakistan is going to be played at SuperSport Park, Centurion on April 7th 2021.

South Africa vs Pakistan History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the tenth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series 8 times. Whereas the opponent won just once.

The consecutive streak for the series without a draw between the teams was 9 in a span of 18 years from 2002-03 to present.

The biggest consecutive winning streak (series) for South Africa against Pakistan was 7 from 2002-03 to 2013-14.

The longest streak of undefeated (series) for South Africa against Pakistan was 7 from 2002-03 to 2013-14.

The biggest consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against South Africa was 1 from 2013-14 to 2018-19.

The longest streak of undefeated for Pakistan against South Africa was 1 from 2013-14 to 2018-19.

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

Matches:

The teams completed 81 meetings in the longest limited over format of cricket, till date. The host won 51 times, whereas the opponent won 29 times. 1 match was called off without any result.

The biggest consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Pakistan was 14 ODIs from 1994 to 2000.

The longest streak of undefeated for South Africa against Pakistan was 14 ODIs from 1994 to 2000.

The biggest consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against South Africa was 6 ODIs between 1993 to 1994.

The longest streak of undefeated for Pakistan against South Africa was 6 ODIs between 1993 to 1994.

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

South Africa Backyard:

Series:

When touring South Africa by Pakistan, the upcoming series will be the sixth. Out of 6 series, the host won 4 times and the opponent won just once.

The consecutive streak for the series without a draw between the teams in South Africa was 5 in a span of 18 years from 2002-03 to present.

The biggest consecutive winning streak (series) for South Africa against Pakistan in South Africa was 3 from 2002-03 to 2013-14.

The longest streak of undefeated (series) for South Africa against Pakistan in South Africa was 3 from 2002-03 to 2013-14.

The biggest consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against South Africa in South Africa was 1 from 2013-14 to 2018-19.

The longest streak of undefeated for Pakistan against South Africa in South Africa was 1 from 2013-14 to 2018-19.

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

Matches:

On the soil of South Africa, the teams faced each other 36 times. The home side won 22 times and lost 12 times with a match called off without any result.

The most consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Pakistan in South Africa was 7 ODIs from 1995 to 2002.

The longest streak of undefeated for South Africa against Pakistan in South Africa was 7 ODIs from 1995 to 2002.

The most consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against South Africa in South Africa was 3 ODIs between 1993 to 1994.

The longest streak of undefeated for Pakistan against South Africa in South Africa was 3 ODIs between 1993 to 1994.

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

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

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the fifth rank (South Africa) and sixth rank (Pakistan) team, a perfect series. The host is 7 points behind the visitors.

The Home Team:

If the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 3 points and become the fourth in the point table, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 5 points with losing 1 rank in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 4 points without impact in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 2 points but no impact in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 2 points with no impact in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 1 point but no impact in the ranking. 

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

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

The Visiting Team:

If the visiting team will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 4 points with improvement of 1 rank in the position, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 3 points with no impact in the rankings. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 3 points without impacting in the rankings. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 3 points with no impact in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 1 point without impacting in the rankings. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 2 points but stay at the same position. 

Drawing the series will neither gain nor lose either the points or the rank.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan are LWL*WW.

The Third Outing:

The result of the match will impact the team’s points, as if the result will go in favor of the host then the team will gain 2 points, and the visitors will lose 1 point, but no impact in the rankings for either team. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visitors will gain 2 points and no improvement in rankings, and the host will lose 1 point without impact in the position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Centurion shows the weather would be cloudy at the beginning of the match with isolated and scattered thunderstorms in the late afternoon till early evening and mostly cloudy at  evening till the match ends. There is high chance of rain, particularly late afternoon or early evening, as the precipitation percentage would be from 13% to 42%. The temperature would be between 17 to 20 Celsius. The wind would be between 10 – 13 km/h. The wind and the temperature would fluctuate throughout the match.

SuperSport Park, Centurion

Toss and Pitch:

Teams chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened in 29 times out of 56 matches, and the selection favored the teams, as the team won 16 times and lost 13 times.1 match was abandoned without a ball.

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

On the other hand, the teams, who chose to bat first, won the match 9 times and lost 15 times with 2 matches called off without any result.

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

The team didn’t successfully defend the total after winning the toss after 2009 on the ground.

Overall, 25 times the team won the toss, won the matches and lost 28 times, as well.

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

Particularly, for South Africa, the team won the toss 18 times in 41 games, and the team won 11 times and lost 6 times with a match called off without any result.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue, while winning the toss, are WWLLW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue, while losing the toss, are LWWLL.

The home side didn’t win the toss after 2016 on the venue.

The first batting team won the matches 22 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 31 times.

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

The home team didn’t successfully defend the target after winning the toss since 2002.

Score:

The lowest defended total was 198 runs (according to run rate) in 2005, and the highest successful chase 319 runs in 2016.

The first inning lowest total was 118 runs in 2018 and the highest total was 392 runs in 2007. For the second inning, the lowest total was 119 in 2009 and the highest total was 319 runs in 2016.

The batting average of the first innings is 30.91 and 33.89 is for the second innings.

ODI History Between the Teams at the Venue:

The teams faced each other 7 times at the venue. The home side won the match 4 times and lost thrice.

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

Teams’ ODI History at Venue:

The Home team has an excellent record, as the team won 26 times and lost 14 times out of 41 games with one called off without any result. The opponent has below average record, as the team won 5 times and lost 6 times out of 11 outings.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue are LWWLL.

The biggest consecutive winning streak for the home side was 7 games from 2005 to 2009.

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

The biggest consecutive winning streak for Pakistan was 2 games from 1993 to 1998.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

South Africa:

The home side would go plenty of forced changes.

South Africa Eleven: A. Markram, J. Malan, T. Bavuma, R. van der Dussen, K. Verreyne, H. Klaasen, A. Phehlukwayo, K. Maharaj, J. Dala, D. Dupavillon, L. Sipamla

Pakistan:

The visiting team would go with some changes including a forced change of S. Khan.

Pakistan Eleven: I. ul Haq, F. Zaman, B. Azam, M. Rizwan, D. Aziz, H. Ali, U. Qadir, F. Ashraf, H. Ali, S. Afridi, H. Rauf

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

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.