SOUTH AFRICA VS PAKISTAN (2018 – 2019) FIRST ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL
South Africa vs Pakistan (2018 – 2019) First One Day International commenced on January 19, 2019, , Saturday 1:00 P.M. local.
Venue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth.
Umpires: Allahudien Paleker & Gregory Brathwaite.
Third Umpire: P Reiffel
Match Referee: R Madugalle
South Africa Playing XI for this South Africa vs Pakistan (2018 – 2019) First One Day International are Hashim Amla, David Miller, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis (c), Dwaine Pretorius, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Duanne Olivier, and Heinrich Klaasen (wk).
Substitutes are Aiden Markram, Dane Paterson, and Tabraiz Shamsi.
Pakistan Squad includes Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Usman Khan, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, and Hasan Ali.
Players on bench are Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Hussain Talat, and Shaheen Afridi.
South Africa won the toss and opted to bat.
South Africa opening batsmen Hashim Amla & Reeza Hendricks arrived to crease in the hope of making a big score. Reeza Hendricks (45 runs in 67 balls with five 4s) & Rassie van der Dussen (93 runs in 101 balls with six 4s and three 6s) were only wickets fell throughout the innings got out in 17.4 overs as 82/1 & 46.1 overs as 237/2 respectively. Hashim Amla played all through the innings and remained not out scoring 108 runs in 120 balls with seven 4s and a six. David Miller was not out scoring 16 runs in 12 balls. South Africa in the end scored 266 runs in 50 overs losing only 2 wickets in the first innings of this South Africa vs Pakistan (2018 – 2019) First One Day International.
For Pakistan, Shadab Khan & Hasan Ali both picked a wicket each. Hasan Ali caught the wicket of Shadab Khan. Shoaib Malik caught the wicket of Hasan Ali.
Pakistan started their innings hoping to reach the target of 267 runs and were successful in reaching the score of 267 runs in 49.1 overs losing five wickets. Imam-ul-Haq & Fakhar Zaman started the innings and made 45 runs for first wicket until 8.2 overs when Fakhar Zaman got out caught by Dwaine Pretorius in Duanne Olivier’s bowling adding 25 runs in 23 balls with three 4s and a six. Babar Azam joined Imam-ul-Haq for second wicket and played together until 28 overs with the fall of second wicket with the score of 139/2 Babar Azam bowled by Reeza Hendricks scoring 49 runs. Imam-ul-Haq made a responsible stand until 36.1 overs and scored 86 runs individually in 101 balls with five 4s and two 6s. Mohammad Hafeez arrived for third wicket and remained not out in the end and scored 71 runs in 63 balls with eight 4s and two 6s. Shoaid Malik & Sarfraz Ahmed meanwhile displayed poor batting fell as 4th and 5th wicket. Shadab Khan joined Hafeez in the end to finish the contest scoring 18 runs not out in 19 balls.
South African bowlers Duanne Olivier (2 wickets), Andile Phehlukwayo (1 wicket), Imran Tahir (1 wicket), & Reeza Hendricks (1 wickets) were wicket takers for their team in this South Africa vs Pakistan (2018 – 2019) First One Day International. Despite efforts of these bowlers, Pakistan were able to reach the score in 49.1 overs losing 5 wickets.
RSA 266/2 (50 Ovs)
PAK 267/5 (49.1 Ovs)
Pakistan won by 5 wickets in this South Africa vs Pakistan (2018 – 2019) First One Day International and Man of the Match was awarded to Mohammad Hafeez.
South Africa vs Pakistan (2018 – 2019) First One Day International