South Africa vs England, 1st ODI: Weather Forecast and Pitch Report – England Tour Of South Africa 2020-21
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South Africa vs England, 1st ODI: Weather Forecast and Pitch Report – England Tour Of South Africa 2020-21

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On Sunday (6th December), the hosts South Africa and the visitors England will face each other at Boland Park (Paarl) in the rescheduled opening game of the three-match ODI series, which is also part of the inaugural ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.

While Cape Town was originally scheduled to host this opening match of this series on last Friday (4th December), it has been rescheduled after the postponement of the Cape Town encounter due to one COVID-19 positive result in the South African squad.

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South Africa vs England, 1st ODI: Weather Forecast

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While it will be an day encounter on Sunday, the weather is unlikely disrupt this ODI match. According to AccuWeather forecast, both the morning and afternoon sessions of the match day will be mostly sunny and warm. The day temperature can maintain between 30°C and 33°C.

South Africa vs England, 1st ODI: Pitch Report

If the bowling side is disciplined enough, Boland Park (Paarl) hasn’t a good image for high scoring. First batting is always better at this venue as the highest second innings total at this venue is 250/2 in 48.5 overs.

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

Overall

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 12 (+1 tied) 7 5
Innings average (Average run-rate) 209.69 (4.81) 243.85 (5.18) 175.54 (4.37)

In last 5 ODIs

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 5 3 2
Innings average (Average run-rate) 233 (5.17) 276.20 (5.61) 189.80 (4.63)

(Special Note: Included all out, target reached and complete innings. Excluded only incomplete innings)

Teams’ ODI records at this venue

Team Matches Won Lost Tied No Result
South Africa 7 6 1 0 0
England

 

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Best/Worst ODI stats at this venue

  • (1st innings)

Highest Total: 353/6 (50 overs) for South Africa vs Bangladesh on 18th October 2017

Lowest Completed Total: 36 (18.4 overs) for Canada vs Sri Lanka on 19th February 2003

Largest Victory Margin: 258 runs for South Africa vs Sri Lanka on 11th January 2012

Highest Score: 176 by AB de Villiers (South Africa) vs Bangladesh on 18th October 2017

Best Bowling Figures: 10-0-54-5 by Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) vs South Africa on 11th January 2012

  • (2nd innings)

Highest Total: 250/2 (48.5 overs) for South Africa vs Sri Lanka on 9th January 2001

Lowest Completed Total: 43 (20.1 overs) for Sri Lanka vs South Africa on 11th January 2012

Largest Victory Margin: 9 wickets twice – for South Africa vs Pakistan on 16th December 2002 and for Sri Lanka vs Canada on 19th February 2003

Highest Score: 102* by Gary Kirsten (South Africa) vs Pakistan on 16th December 2002

Best Bowling Figures: 9.5-1-41-5 by Eddo Brandes (Zimbabwe) vs India on 27th January 1997

  • (Career Stats)

Most Runs: 235 runs by AB de Villiers (South Africa)

Most Wickets: 7 wickets by Anil Kumble (India) and Andile Phehlukwayo (South Africa)