South Africa v Pakistan 2nd Test Match Preview


The second test match between South Africa and Pakistan gets underway at Newlands, Cape Town on Thursday and the Proteas lead the series 1-0 with two to play.

The first test was staged at Centurion and it proved to be a low scoring game. Duanne Olivier walked off with the Man of Match award after taking a total of 11 wickets in a 6 wicket victory for South Africa.

Pakistan struggled with the bat with totals of 181 and 190 and the Proteas also found it tough going in their first innings which closed on 223. The final innings of the match could have been much trickier had Pakistan not collapsed from a strong position of 101/1 but the Proteas were home and dry when reaching 151/4 on the third day.

The teams now head to Newlands where the Proteas won both of the 2018 test matches, beating India by 72 runs and Australia 322 runs.

This was how the teams lined up in the first test.

South Africa:  Faf du Plessis (capt), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn

Pakistan:  Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C, Wk), Yasir Shah, Hassan Ali, Md Amir, Shaheen Afridi

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Match Result

South Africa 7/20

Draw 8/1

Pakistan 4/1

Note:  Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

Suggested Bets: Batsman to score a Fifty in the match, Dean Elgar? (yes) at 7/10

Elgar has good recent form in Cape Town and has the mind set to work his way to a 50 in either innings.