Pakistan to bat first as South Africa win toss in decider

By: News Desk      Published: 12:52 PM, 7 Apr, 2021
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South Africa won the toss on Wednesday and decided to field first against Pakistan in their third and deciding one-day cricket match being played at Centurion. 

Both sides pinned expressed the hope to win the series in today’s ODI. 

The first ODI was won by Pakistan while the second ODI of the series after much drama was won by the hosts despite splendid Fakhar Zaman’s 193-run innings.  

If Pakistan wins this match then it will be the first series win against a top-seven ODI team since 2013.

If South Africa wins, they will secure their third series win under coach Mark Boucher and it will also be their second trophy this year.

Teams:

South Africa: 1 Janneman Malan 2 Aiden Markram 3 Jon-Jon Smuts, 4 Temba Bavuma (capt) 4 5 Kyle Verreynne, 6 Heinrich Klaasen(wk), 7 Andile Phehlukwayo 8 Keshav Maharaj, Beuran Hendricks, 9 Daryn Dupavillon 10 Beuran Hendricks 11 Lutho Sipamla

Pakistan: 1 Imam-ul-Haq, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Mohammad Rizwan, 5 Sarfaraz Ahmed, 6 Mohammed Nawaz, 7 Faheem Ashraf, 8 Hasan Ali, 9 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 10 Usman Qadir, 11 Haris Rauf