Pakistan vs South Africa, 3rd T20 Match Prediction 14 Feb 2021

South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021

Pakistan vs South Africa, 3rd T20 Match Prediction

2021-02-15

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan

Pakistan

9.05 169/6 in 18.4
8.20 164/8 in 20.0

South Africa

9.05 169/6 in 18.4 Cricbettingbuzz
8.20 164/8 in 20.0
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

Pakistan vs South Africa cricket betting odds

PAK 1.55
RSA 2.30

PAK vs RSA Prediction

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Pakistan, South Africa to lock horns for series decider in Lahore

  • South Africa registered a comfortable win over Pakistan in the 2nd T20I.
  • All-rounder Dwaine Pretorius, Reeza Hendricks and Pite van Biljon delivered match-winning performances for South Africa.
  • Mohammad Rizwan and Faheem Ashraf delivered credible performances for Pakistan in 2nd T20I

Expect Pakistan to eke out a close win over South Africa and clinch the T20I series.

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Match Preview

Host Pakistan and South Africa lock horns in the third and final game of the T20I series to be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Sunday.

The home side will be looking to put in an improved batting performance in this series finale. Captain Babar Azam will need to lead from the front with the bat and deliver something special in this final game.

On the other hand, South Africa Skipper Heinrich Klaasen will be pleased with side’s performance in the second game of the series. The visitors will be looking to deliver their best cricket and upstage Pakistan to clinch the T20I series.

 

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Teams Preview

Pakistan

For this final game, Pakistan might make one or two changes to their playing XI. Hasan Ali could come in place of Shaheen Afridi, who will be rested for Sunday’s game.

Pakistan got off to the worse possible start as Babar Azam perished was trapped right in front in the second over of the innings.

Captain Babar Azam will be looking to get back amongst runs after having string of low scores against South Africa on this tour. For Pakistan, Azam will be looking to deliver a notable score in this series finale.

Babar Azam’s opening partner, Mohammad Rizwan, continued his rich vein of form with the bat and chipped in with crucial half-century. Wicket-keeper anchored the innings for the side and finished the innings with the top-score of 51 runs off 41 balls with the help of six boundaries and one six. He was well supported by the likes of Iftikhar Ahmed and Khushdil Shah, who produced scores of 20 and 15 respectively.

All-rounder Faheem Ashraf produced brisk innings 30 runs off just 12 balls to help Pakistan post a modest score of 145 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Haris Rauf, Faheem Ashraf and Usman Qadir to provide crucial breakthroughs.

Left-arm quick Shaheen Afridi was the best bowler on display for Pakistan in the previous game and claimed

Leg-spinner Usman Qadir struggled for consistency in his initial spell and conceded a lot of runs. He conceded 41 runs in four overs and picked up wicket of Reeza Hendricks.

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Usman Qadir, Zahid Mahmood, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Haider Ali, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Rizwan 51 41 6 1 124.39
F Ashraf 30 12 2 2 250
I Ahmed 20 21 2 0 95.24
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Afridi 3.0 1 18 2 6
M Nawaz 4.0 0 27 1 6.75
U Qadir 4.0 0 43 1 10.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Afridi 3.0 1 18 2 6
M Nawaz 4.0 0 27 1 6.75
U Qadir 4.0 0 43 1 10.75
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Pakistan Predicted Playing XI

Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haider Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

South Africa

The visitors might go for one or two changes for the final game of the T20I series. In the second game of the series, South Africa won the all-important toss and delivered an excellent performance to restrict Pakistan less than 150 runs.

For South Africa, medium-pacer Dwaine Pretorius delivered an exceptional bowling performance in this game. He claimed his career best bowling figures of 5 for 17 in four overs. Besides Pretorius, Left-arm Chinaman Tabraiz Shami produced a splendid performance and finished with figures of 1 for 16 in four overs.

Chasing 145 runs for the victory, opener Janneman Malan was cleaned up with an in-swinger produced by Shaheen Afridi. All-rounder JJ Smuts also failed to produce a decent innings and perished in 3rd over to see South Africa lost their second wicket with 21 runs on the board.

Reeza Hendricks and Pite van Biljon came together and produced an excellent partnership of 77 runs to stage the fightback for South Africa.

Opener Reeza Hendricks once again showed excellent form with the bat in this game. He certainly used his feet against the spinner and finished the innings with a score of 42 runs off 30 balls with the help of three fours and three sixes. He was well supported by Pite van Biljon, who produced a fluent 42 runs off 32 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes.

Captain Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller came together and put on a partnership of runs to see South Africa complete the chase in the 16th over. David Miller came back strongly after not doing much with the bat in the series opener. Left-hander smashed unbeaten 25 runs off 19 balls with the help of two fours and one six, whereas Klaasen chipped in with 17 not out off 9 balls.

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla, Janneman Malan, Bjorn Fortuin, David Miller, PJ van Biljon, Andile Phehlukwayo, JJ Smuts, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius

South Africa Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Hendricks 42 30 3 3 140
P van Biljon 42 32 3 2 131.25
D Miller 25 19 2 1 131.58
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Pretorius 4.0 0 17 5 4.25
A Phehlukwayo 3.0 0 31 1 10.33
T Shamsi 4.0 0 16 1 4
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Pretorius 4.0 0 17 5 4.25
A Phehlukwayo 3.0 0 31 1 10.33
T Shamsi 4.0 0 16 1 4
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South Africa Predicted Playing XI

Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (c & wk), Pite van Biljon, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Glenton Stuurman, Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 11 0 mm. 1.3 k/h From: E 46%
03h 14 0 mm. 1.33 k/h From: ESE 19%
06h 24 0 mm. 0.95 k/h From: S 6%
09h 28 0 mm. 1.97 k/h From: WNW 1%
12h 26 0 mm. 1.88 k/h From: NNW 0%
15h 18 0 mm. 1.8 k/h From: NNE 0%
18h 16 0 mm. 1.84 k/h From: ENE 0%
21h 14 0 mm. 1.61 k/h From: E 3%

With perfect clear weather expected for Sunday’s game, the surface will be good for batting. The spinners will definitely get some assistance from the newly prepared wicket.

Venue Details

Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore is going to host the third and final game of the T20I series between Pakistan and South Africa.

South Africa managed to win their first T20I game in Pakistan.

Toss Prediction

Given cooler weather conditions and dew factor at night, the side that wins the toss, would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 150 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Pakistan will be favorites to win the third and final game of the series against South Africa because they are playing in their home conditions. The likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam and Faheem Ashraf will have to come to the party with the bat if Pakistan wants to clinch the T20I series.

On the other hand, South Africa will be confident of pulling off a surprise after Dwaine Pretorius delivered a magical five-wicket haul to help the side level the T20I series.

Expect Pakistan to eke out a close win over South Africa and clinch the T20I series.

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