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It wasn't his most remarkable blunder of the day, but Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed batted too low in the second ODI

After getting thrown out in Durban for a paltry 203 inside 46 overs, Centurion would want to be the last venue for Pakistan as they look to get back on the legs. The surface of the SuperSport Park is one of the fastest in the country. For teams, batsman with deep backfoot techniques, it offers loads of running. But, as the tour has not presented so far, the Pakistan batsman are the best negotiators of the short-pitched balls.

But, it's not all gloomy for the tourists. With Shaheen Shah Afridi extraordinary opening spell in the side-to-side movement, and at sharp pace, accounted for the wickets of both South African openers and you Faf Plessis - to develop in the backdrop, which will be the hosts batting lineup, batting their own plans to combat the 18-year-old pacer on this surface.

For the Pakistan bowlers in the execution of their plans, impact man post must have a protectable score. And for the use of your resource bar is full. In the midst of yet another batting meltdown in Durban, Pakistan, when four is carried out for only 58, you will need a racket that could hold the pressure from the Assembly by the scoreboard ticking with a constant rotation of strike. In spite of that the batsman in their captain Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan held him in the locker room, until the fall of the sixth wicket. What makes the criticism is that Sarfraz averages about 35 when he bats, but his runs per dismissal fall dramatically, by 10 runs of the seven batting position.

To expect with the rain forecast before and after the game, the day and the clouds, which visit the city for the occasional rain shower late in the game, it is the seamers who is licking your lips. With that, the wrist spinners have a role to play. Remember, as Yuzvendra Chehal and Kuldeep Yadav wreaked havoc in the second ODI in South Africa, India, ODI here last year?

When: 25. January 2019

Where: SuperSport Park, Centurion

What to expect: a side-to-Side movement with the new ball and definitely some chin music.

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South Africa:

In their search for a backup seam bowling option, called hosts uncovered left arm seamer Beuran Hendricks after a prolific Mzansi Super League, in which he took 12 wickets at 17.16. It would be a toss-up between him and Dwaine Pretorius, who played the first ODI, the spot, if South Africa consider an all-out pace attack. But in view of the control with which Tabraiz Shamsi rolled in Durban, the Chinese can be expected from South Africa, Centurion.

The attraction of the evening, however, the returns of Dale Steyn and Quinton de Kock, add the desired firepower in the South African line-up. De Kock's return will see a shuffle in the Proteas batting lineup. Reeza Hendricks could be downgraded to either a drop, or the number six position or can open up for Aiden Markram.

Likely XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks/Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks


The visitors were under consideration Sarfraz Ahmed for some of the ODIs to rest, as their series against new Zealand in the United Arab Emirates and Mohammad Rizwan helped the team, but after his 59-ball 41, which was the second-best score and the best among the specialist batsmen, it is unlikely that Pakistan skipper will be placed for the crucial match. Talat Hussain could not convince during his maiden appearance of ODI. Pakistan could be tempted, this as a Chance to bring Mohammad Amir back in the game with the XI.

Likely XI: Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Talat Hussain/Mohammad Amir, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi

Did you know?

Pakistan have lost three and won two of the last five games at Centurion, the way back to February 2007. In their last bilateral series in South Africa, which had three ODIs, their only defeat came here.

Dale Steyn needs to be a further eight wickets, only the fifth South African bowler to 200 ODI wickets.

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