4th ODI – Pakistan vs South Africa Live Match Score & Updates | PAK vs SA Live Thu Mar 21, 2013
Match Overview & Live Updates
Pakistan’s Muhammad Hafeez attempts to make his ground during their fourth One Day International cricket match against South Africa in Durban, March 21, 2013. Muhammad Hafeez was the first international player to be given out after he was adjudged to have changed direction when running which under a new law is a dismissable offence. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
4th ODI – Pakistan vs South Africa Live | PAK vs SA 4th odi live
Thu Mar 21
08:00 GMT | 10:00 local | 13:00 PKT
Toss: South Africa, who chose to bat
Umpires: HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and S George
TV umpire: BF Bowden (New Zealand)
Match referee: ; AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve Umpire: M Erasmus
South Africa – South Africa won the toss and decided to bat in the fourth one-day international against Pakistan at Kingsmead on Thursday.
South Africa, who lead the five-match series 2-1, were without Faf du Plessis, who will miss the last two matches as well as the start of the Indian Premier League next month because of a back injury.
He was replaced by David Miller, who plays for the Durban-based Dolphins franchise.
Pakistan also made one change, with Imran Farhat replacing opening batsman Nasir Jamshed, in a day match starting in bright sunshine.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq led his side to a three-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth one-dayer Thursday, setting up a series decider in the final match in Benoni on Sunday.
Misbah made 80 and Imran Farhat scored 93 as Pakistan chased down South Africa’s total of 234 for nine with eight balls to spare.
Misbah and opening batsman Farhat shared a 153-run fourth wicket partnership after Pakistan had been struggling at 33 for three after 11 overs.
Watch this space for latest updates and match report of the 4th ODI between Pakistan and South Africa in Durban on 21st March.
Here we go with the 4th match of the 5-Match ODI series. South Africa is leading the series with 2-1 and will look forward to win the 4th ODI to seal the series as both teams move from Johannesburg to Durban. Pakistan on the other hand have bowling crisis and left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir has been added. Winning this match is crucial to keep the series alive.
The left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir has been added in Pakistan’s squad for remaining two One Day Internationals against South Africa as cover for injured Umar Gul and Mohammad Irfan.
Tanvir joined Pakistan squad during third ODI at the Wanderers on Sunday. He was already in South Africa playing for the Lions in Ram Slam Twenty20, the domestic T20 tournament of South Africa.
He will be available for selection in next two matches at Durban and Benoni on March 21 and 24 respectively. However, meanwhile he is allowed to play for the Lions if they need him and the fixtures don’t clash with the Pakistan series.
Irfan, the seven-foot tall bowler, is struggling with a stomach bug. He had to leave the field during the Wanderers match and was treated off field. He also picked up a hamstring strain on Friday night in Centurion although Misbah clarified that “there is nothing wrong with his hamstring.” Irfan returned to bat later in the match. Gul, who has been out of form, was left out of the third match with a knee injury.
For South Africa, Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of the remaining two ODIs against Pakistan and the first four weeks of the IPL with back trouble. Du Plessis will require six weeks rest and has been replaced by Quinton de Kock in the South Africa squad.
Weather & Ground:
If the weather forecast is to be believed, that will change on Thursday. Not a drop of rain is predicted as the coastal city finally decides to show off its sunnier side and temperatures are expected to soar.
The Kingsmead ground is a heaven for bowlers and it will be lot difficult to score. Despite their lack of experience, Pakistan bowlers will hope to take advantage of conditions that should suit them. Kingsmead is traditionally a low-scoring ground with the average runs per over only 4.66. Totals above 250 are not all that common and it could even have something in it for the spinners.
The 4th ODI between Pakistan vs South Africa is being played at Kingsmead, Durban on Thursday Mar 21 at 08:00 GMT, 10:00 local in Durban and 13:00 PKT in Pakistan.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 4th ODI match of PAK vs SA here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read Pakistan vs South Africa match updates and match report after the match is over.
Pakistan vs South Africa Squads
Pakistan Team: (From) Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Abdur Rehman, Asad Shafiq, Imran Farhat, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Younis Khan
South Africa: (From) AB de Villiers (c/wk), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Robin Peterson, Aaron Phangiso, Graeme Smith, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe
Photogallery & Videos
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Pakistan and South Africa change gears and go to ODIs after some exciting cricket in both Tests and T20s with South Africa winning the Test series 3-0 and Pakistan winning T20s 1-0. Both team will now play five ODI matches starting from 10th March in Bloemfontein and last and final match on 24th March in Benoni.
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