Pakistan v South Africa Live Streaming 2013 2nd ODI Cricket Match
South Africa vs Pakistan Live Streaming: South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI match of Pakistan tour of South Africa 2013 at Super Sport Park, Centurion on 15th March 2013. South Africa won convincingly when they played Pakistan in the first of their five One-Day Internationals on Sunday (March 10), winning by 125 runs, but there’s been a five-day break between the two matches, allowing enough time for Pakistan to regroup and, possibly, put up a stronger challenge for the South Africans when the two sides meet in the second ODI at Centurion on Friday.
Pakistan went in with just two frontline pacemen in Junaid Khan and Umar Gul for the first game, and Misbah-ul-Haq hinted that a change might be in the offing. “Obviously we have to get the combination right and make the right changes. It’s all about what we’re planning, what we lacked in the last game,” said Misbah. “I think we might need another fast bowler, we’ve been thinking about that.”
Misbah, however, felt that the team will not be making drastic changes, arguing, “It brings down the confidence of the players. We’ll make the necessary changes. Definitely, we need to be more aggressive while batting and bowling in order to have a chance in tomorrow’s game.”
The conditions at Centurion are expected to suit Pakistan better than in Bloemfontein – Pakistan, in fact, won their Twenty20 International against South Africa by 85 runs at the same venue earlier on the tour. “I haven’t seen the wicket yet, but I think the way it was in the T20, it’s normally like that,” observed Misbah. “We have a good chance to play well if it’s a good batting track. In the second T20, it was a wicket that suits Pakistan and if it remains the same in this game, I think its good for us.”
South Africa, meanwhile, were close to perfect in the first ODI, putting up 315 for 4 and then bowling Pakistan out for 190 in 36.2 overs. What’s more, Dale Steyn returns to the team for the second game, and that can only mean further trouble for Pakistan if he were to be picked. “Dale Steyn is available, which is exciting, but we’ll decide (whether Steyn will be fielded),” said AB de Villiers. “Steyn’s obviously not where he wants to be, but he’s definitely fit enough and Dale Steyn just below a 100% is probably enough to make our first team at the moment.”