Not a single flaw in the first innings from the Pakistani batters but still, Pakistan did not had the answers of the counter-attack from Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis (83* off 90) and Reeza Hendricks (40* off 42) who stitched a century run stand to ensure Pakistan were on the backfoot, and Proteas took the much important lead in a rain-marred game heading into the fourth ODI of the series.
Apart from Imam’s 5th ODI ton, it was Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez fifties which propelled Pakistan to a massive score of 317 for the loss of 6 wickets. Rain hindered the match in the second innings many times which halted the concentration of Proteas openers who fell before the second rain break leaving two new batsmen in Faf du Plessis and Reeza Hendricks to do the needful.
Now as both teams move to Johannesburg and the batsmen from either side chirping at the right time, it would be interesting to see which batting unit will stand tall on Johannesburg strip which will offer considerable bounce to the fast bowlers.
When – January 27, 01:30 PM IST
Where – The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
South Africa Squad:
Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Imam-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan.
Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks. (Doubt: Imran Tahir)
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