Pakistan vs South Africa First ODI at Port Elizabeth Live Streaming

Following story was posted prior to the start of first ODI between Pakistan and South Africa at Port Elizabeth on January 19, 2019.

Pakistan may somewhat wipe out the ignominy, it suffered after being whitewashed in Test Series, by vanquishing South Africa in the five-match ODI Series beginning on Saturday.

Sarfraz Ahmed’s men will play the first ODI at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth, wherein Pakistan has so far remained unbeaten against South Africa in the past.

Pakistan won two of three One Day Internationals (ODIs) at St George’s Park against South Africa in December 2002 and November 2013. While one match was rained off in February 2007.

Overall, Pakistan has played 73 ODIs against South Africa from 1992 till date. Out of them, it won 25 and lost 47 whereas one game ended without producing any result.

But in Contrast to ICC Test Rankings, Pakistan and South Africa’s Current ODI Rankings are not much apart. The 5th ranked Pakistan is just one step down to South Africa in ICC ODI Rankings.

Pakistan has never lost an ODI at Port Elizabeth

Also for ODI Series, Pakistan is well equipped with experienced players as well as young talent.

Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Hussain Talat and Usman Shinwari have rejoined the Team for ODIs against South Africa.

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Therefore, Pakistan unlike the Test Series may not succumb to defeat easily in ODIs, and even take South Africa by storm.

Another aspect which favours Pakistan is that it won four out of last five ODIs against South Africa.

For the first ODI, South Africa has rested Dale Steyn and Quinton de Kock. Their spots will be filled by Aiden Markram and Duanne Olivier.