Pakistan and South Africa will play the final game of the T20I series on Sunday. As Pakistan won the first match by just 3 runs, the series is ranked at 1-1, though South Africa came back strongly in the second match and convincingly won the game by 6 wickets.
Pakistan got a great start with some excellent batting from wicketkeeper battler Mohammad Rizwan and strong death bowling from the bowlers. Skipper Babar Azam’s form will be the primary concern for the management, as he failed to perform in the first 2 T20Is.
On the other hand, as they recorded their first tour victory last night, South Africa will be booming with confidence. Despite some decent batting from the visitors and even better bowling. In the first T20I, they did not clear the finishing line. However, in the last match, they showed a lot of bravery and character and wrapped up the game with 6 wickets in hand with 22 balls to spare. It all comes down to the decider, as the series will be taken by whoever wins this match.
In the evening, the temperature in Lahore will be foggy, ranging from 21 to 17 degrees Celsius. For this match, there is no risk of precipitation.
The pitch is quite on the slower side, but the pacers should have some swing on offer. Before going high, the batsmen would look to bide their time in the centre, a tactic that could be either way, though.
In the proceedings, the spinners could have a significant say, as this will be the second game at the venue in as many days. After winning the toss, both teams will look to bat first, with 150-160 runs likely to be a par score.
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haider Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Faheem Ashraf
Heinrich Klaasen (c&wk), Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, Pite van Biljon, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Glenton Stuurman, Lutho Sipamla, Dwaine Pretorius
Pakistan vs South Africa, 3rd T20I Dream 11:
Reeza Hendricks (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Babar Azam, Pite van Biljon, David Miller, Mohammad Nawaz, Dwaine Pretorius, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir, Tabraiz Shamsi
It looks like the South African team will clinch this one and continue the momentum to the last game. This is supposed to be a decent match with either team winning this, but we will go with the South African team to clinch the series. Let’s support your favourite cricket team with baji.live now!