South Africa vs. Pakistan: First T20I Preview
South Africa vs. Pakistan: First T20I Preview

South Africa and Pakistan are ready to face off in the third T20 International of the three-match series in Centurion on Wednesday. The home side have already clinched the series after back-to-back wins in the first two games by six and seven-run margins. Supersport Park in Centurion will be used as the venue for the contest, which will be hosting its eighth T20I. Highest team score of 241-6 was registered by South Africa in the match against England in 2009. Only one bowler, Pakistan's Umar Gul, has managed to claim five wickets in a T20I at the venue, which he took in the match against Proteas in March 2013.

Therefore, Proteas will enter the contest full of confidence as they will look to seal a rare whitewash, that too against the top side in the format. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of in-form captain David Miller and Reeza Hendricks to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the team will be relying on the likes of Chris Morris, Tabraiz Shamsi and Andile Phehlukwayo to provide timely breakthroughs.

On the other hand, Pakistan will enter the contest fully knowing they let a golden chance slip away of taking a trophy back home from the tour as the Men in Green were found wanting at critical stages in the first T20Is. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of in-form Babar Azam and captain Shoaib Malik to

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Azeem Siddiqui
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