Pakistan play South Africa in the third ODI of the five match one-day international series and the action will now move to Dubai after the first four matches were played at Abu Dhabi. The third Pakistan Vs South Africa (PAK Vs SA) played on Tuesday, November 2. The series is fixed at one game respectively.
Pakistan vs. South Africa 3rd ODI at Dubai Timings-The third ODI of the Pakistan Vs South Africa series will start at 3.00 pm local time or 1100 hours GMT.
The tour of the Middle East has been divided between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Abu Dhabi hosted the first four games and this will be track by three ODIs and a Test at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Two ODIs and a host of other T20Is – including some between the Associate countries have been played on this ground. It is a decent-scoring ground at this place but it does look like batting second gets a lot easier than batting first.
Pakistan was given a hint of life in the second ODI at Abu Dhabi by a devilish Abdul Razzaq century. Razzaq’s century pulled the Pakistani innings out of sludge and from an almost-lost position won them the second ODI. This broke a sequence of four successive losses at international level to make it 1-1.
For a transform, the responsibility will not be on Pakistan’s batting in the third ODI as much as it will be on the South African bowling, which took a pounding. Dale Steyn’s absence and Juan Theron’s exclusion have not promise well for the team and will need to be relooked into.
Pakistan’s top-order continued to have difficulty with the bat, but the good news is that the captain Shahid Afridi did his piece with the bat. His 49 set the foundation for Razzaq to launch.
South Africa had a good total on the board but they move violently with the ball in the second ODI. The 2nd half of the innings the dew played its part in making extra difficult.
South Africa bowl in the third ODI will be significance watching and one gets the sense that Thereon could be included and will be a man to watch out for. Pakistan will look up to Younis Khan to carry the goods.
The Pakistani side will require taking heart from their second ODI’s performance and trying and building on it. On the other hand, South Africa could look at getting in Juan Theron to replace Albie Morkel who struggled through mainly part of the innings. So, don’t miss the match of Pakistan Vs South Africa.