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SA vs PAK 2nd ODI LIVE: Half-centuries from de Kock, Bavuma, Dussen, Miller helped South Africa set 342-run target for Babar Azam’s Pakistan

SA vs PAK 2nd ODI LIVE: Shaheen Afridi departs, Pakistan need 56 off 24, SA need 2 wickets – After asked to bat first, South rode on four half-centuries from Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller to set a mammoth 342-run target for Babar Azam’s Pakistan in the 2nd ODI at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock gave South Africa a good start. But in the 10th over, Markram, looking good with the bat, departed off a Faheem Ashraf delivery, failing to convert his good start.

After Markram’s wicket, de Kock and Bavuma anchored South Africa innings. Quinton de Kock also completed his 500 runs against Pakistan in the process. The duo put up a 114-run partnership for the second wicket to give South Africa a strong platform.

But de Kock could not convert his fine knock to a century as he was scalped by Haris Rauf in the 31st over on 80. But the Proteas did not slow down as Rassie van der Dussen followed up his century with a quickfire 60 off 37 balls to put South Africa in command.

Bavuma too continued his fine run but failed to reach the three-figures after being dismissed on 92. There was a late cameo from David Miller, who hit 50 off 27 to help South Africa post 341/6 in 50 overs. For Pakistan, Haris Rauf was the most successful bowler with three scalps for 54 runs in his 10 overs.

Pakistan were dealt an early blow in the chase when Imam-ul-Haq was dismissed by Lungi Ngidi in the 2nd over. While Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman steadied the innings. Three quick wickets from Anrich Nortje floored Pakistan in the tough chase.

Pakistan Innings 286/8 (46 ovs); Need 342 in 50 ovs

SOUTH AFRICA INNINGS 341/6 (50 OVERS MAXIMUM)

SA vs PAK 2nd ODI LIVE: Team news: As for Playing XI, Pakistan and South Africa both will field an unchanged XI.

Playing XI: South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (captain), Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (w), Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf

Also Read: Babar Azam, Imam help Pakistan beat South Africa by 3 wickets to take 1-0 lead in ODI series

As many as five first-team stars and frontline pacers including Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje will leave after the 2nd ODI. Meaning, it will be their last opportunity to see South Africa do well in the ongoing series against Pakistan.

SA vs PAK live streaming: You can watch the SA vs PAK live streaming on Disney+ Hotstar or on Star Sports Network.

Match: SA vs PAK 2nd ODI

Date: 4 April 2021
Time: 1:30 pm
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Also Read: ICC ODI Rankings No 1 race: Pakistan’s Babar Azam sure to overtake Virat Kohli to become World No 1



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