South Africa vs Pakistan 2021, 3rd ODI: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report

South Africa vs Pakistan 2021, 3rd ODI: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report

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The third and last game of the three-match ODI series between the hosts South Africa and the visitors Pakistan will be played this Wednesday (7th April) at SuperSport Park (Centurion).

At present, this ODI series (part of a 2020-23 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League) is in level position by a 1-1 margin. While Pakistan won the first game of this series by three wickets which was a final-ball thriller, South Africa levelled the series by winning another thriller second ODI by 17 runs.

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Quinton de Kock attempting to run-out Fakhar Zaman in the second ODI (Image Credit: Twitter)

South Africa vs Pakistan 2021, 3rd ODI: Weather Forecast

This South Africa vs Pakistan ODI will be played at SuperSport Park (Centurion) this Wednesday (7th April). It will be another day ODI which has been scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM local time.

According to the weather forecast, the sky will be cloudy for the entire day while there are some good chances of rain, especially in the afternoon period. The temperature of the day can be around between 22°C and 12°C. As this ODI series was incredibly exciting, cricket fans are really excited for the ODI series decider and they don’t want any frustrating rain interruptions during this upcoming ODI match.

South Africa, Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Weather Forecast, Pitch Report, Centurion, SuperSport Park

South Africa vs Pakistan 2021, 3rd ODI: Pitch Report

SuperSport Park (Centurion) will host this ODI between South Africa and Pakistan. This venue already hosted the opening game of this ODI series, which was a last-ball thriller that Pakistan won by 3 wickets.

In the ODI series opener, South Africa had a weak start but the centurion Rassie van der Dussen and other middle-order batsmen strongly reacted in the middle stage and set up the first innings score of 273/6 (50 overs).

In reply, opener Imam-ul-Haq and captain Babar Azam (who also scored a century in that ODI) set up the strong 177 runs partnership for the second wicket that put them into a comfortable position. But the middle-order batting failure suddenly made the game really interesting and ultimately Pakistan won that ODI on the final ball of that match after losing seven wickets.

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Image Credit: AP Photo/Themba Hadebe

This ODI venue is not famous for the high ODI chasing but the first batting teams have some strong high-scoring records. However, in recent ODIs, the chasing teams have achieved higher successes at this venue.

Apart from the batsmen, the pacers also have enjoyed this ODI venue, and we experienced similar things in the ODI series opener.

Venue Stats (SuperSport Park, Centurion)

Ground’s history in 1st and 2nd batting in ODIs

Overall ODIs

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 53 22 31
Innings average (Average run-rate) 229.14 (5.22) 247.56 (5.22) 210.38 (5.22)

In the last 5 ODIs

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 5 1 4
Innings average (Average run-rate) 208.70 (5.31) 232.60 (5.18) 184.80 (5.50)