ICC World Cup 2023 Pakistan vs South Africa, 26th Match Highlights: SA won by 1 wicket

PAK won the toss and opt to bat first. They set target of 271 runs in 46.4 overs while losing all their wickets. SA skillfully chased down the target in 47.2 overs and emerged victorious by one wicket.

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ODI World Cup 2023 Pakistan vs South Africa 26th Match at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

The business end of the ODI World Cup 2023 is fast approaching, and the match between Pakistan (PAK) and South Africa (SA) is garnering immense attention. South Africa has been a dominant force in the tournament, securing four wins out of the five games they have played. On the other hand, Pakistan needs to regain their momentum after suffering three consecutive defeats following their initial two wins. The clash between these two cricketing powerhouses is set to take place on Friday, October 27, at the iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.



  Pakistan vs South Africa 26th Match 
  publive-image SA won by 1 wkt
publive-imagePAK   270 (46.4)
publive-imageSA   271/9 (47.2)
  Venue   MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
  Date & Time   Fri, Oct 27, 02:00 PM IST
  Toss   PAK opt to bat
  Player of the Match   Tabraiz Shamsi


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PAK vs SA Match Highlights


Pakistan Inning:

Pakistan (PAK) won the toss and opted to bat first. In the powerplay, the team managed to score 58 runs but unfortunately lost 2 wickets. Both Shafique (9) and Imam (12) were dismissed early on. However, Babar scored 50 runs off 65 balls. Rizwan also contributed with a score of 31 runs off 27 balls before getting caught out. Shakeel then scored a fifty, reaching 52 runs off 52 balls with the help of 7 fours. Shadab further added to the team's total by scoring another 43 runs off just 36 balls, including 3 fours and 2 sixes. Overall, their efforts helped lift Pakistan's score. The PAK team was dismissed in just 46.4 overs after scoring a total of 270 runs. SA Shamsi was the star performer, taking 4 wickets, followed by Jansen with 3 wickets and Coetzee with 2 wickets.

South Africa Inning:


In pursuit of the target of 271 runs, the South Africa team managed to score 67 runs during the powerplay, albeit at the cost of losing 2 wickets. de Kock, who contributed 24 runs off just 14 balls with a total of 5 boundaries, departed early. Bavuma, on the other hand, was caught out towards the end of the powerplay after scoring 28 runs from 27 balls, including 4 fours and a six.

Dussen made a contribution of 21 runs before being dismissed lbw. Miller, on the other hand, played a inning of 29 runs off just 33 deliveries, which included 2 boundaries and 2 maximums, before being caught out.

Aiden Markram showcased his exceptional batting skills by delivering a remarkable performance, contributing significantly to the team's victory. He played a pivotal role in the match, scoring an impressive 91 runs off 93 balls before falling prey to being caught out. Markram's innings comprised of 7 boundaries and 3 maximums, making it a truly memorable display of power-hitting. In a pivotal and game-changing move, Maharaj smashed a boundary and guided the team to a thrilling victory by just one wicket. The match concluded in 47.2 overs with South Africa emerging triumphant over Pakistan.



Top Performers of the Match

  Batting Prowess
  Batter   Team   R   B   4s   6s   SR
  Aiden Markram   SA   91   93   7   3   97.85


  Bowling Prowess
  Bolwer   Team   O   M   R   W   NB   WD   ECO
  Shamsi   SA   10   0   60   4   2   1   6.00
  Jansen   SA   9   1   43   3   2   6   4.80
  Afridi   PAK   10   0   45   3   0   3   4.50

Match Details


The highly anticipated ODI World Cup 2023, Match 26 between Pakistan and South Africa is scheduled to be held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The clash between these two cricket powerhouses will commence at 02:00 PM IST. Don't miss out on this thrilling encounter!

Pitch Report at MA Chidambaram Stadium

The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, popularly known as Chepauk, has traditionally favored spinners. The surface offers grip, making it challenging for batsmen. However, in the ODI World Cup 2023, the pitches have been relatively easier for batting than anticipated. Surprisingly, three out of the four games played in the tournament have been won by the chasing teams. The pitches have not significantly slowed down in the second innings, defying expectations. The new-ball bowlers can also find assistance under the lights. The captain winning the toss might consider batting second.


Stadium Cap  Wicket Nature Avg ODI Score (runs) Win Prob
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai 38,000 Slow/ Solid and Dry Bowling- Friendly (Spin) 224  Batting First

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PAK vs SA Head-to-Head Record

The history between Pakistan and South Africa in ODI cricket is intriguing. Out of the 82 matches played, South Africa emerged victorious in 51 encounters, while Pakistan won 30 matches. One match ended in a no result. Their first clash took place on March 8, 1992, and their most recent encounter occurred on April 7, 2021.

Probable Best Performers

Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

Quinton de Kock, the flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman, has been in sensational form in the ODI World Cup 2023. He has already scored three centuries in five matches, accumulating a staggering 407 runs at an average of 81.40. De Kock's ability to spend substantial time at the crease poses a significant threat to the opposition.

Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)

Shaheen Afridi, the left-arm seamer, has shown glimpses of brilliance in the tournament so far. With 10 wickets in five matches, including a remarkable five-for against Australia, Afridi has the potential to make an impact. He will be instrumental in utilizing the new ball effectively and taking early wickets against the formidable South African batting lineup.

PAK vs SA Playing XI

Pakistan Playing XI: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf

Bench: Usama Mir, Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Agha Salman

Support Staff: Mickey Arthur, Grant Bradburn, Andrew Puttick, Morne Morkel

South Africa Playing XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi

Bench: Reeza Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada, Lizaad Williams, Andile Phehlukwayo

Support Staff: Rob Walter, Jean-Paul Duminy, Rory Kleinveldt

Match Prediction

Considering the current form and performance, South Africa is predicted to emerge victorious in this high-stakes encounter. However, cricket is an unpredictable game, and anything can happen on the day. Fans can expect an intense battle between two talented teams vying for a crucial win.


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The Pakistan vs South Africa clash at the ODI World Cup 2023 promises to be an enthralling contest between two cricketing powerhouses. South Africa's dominant form and Pakistan's determination to bounce back after a series of defeats set the stage for an exciting encounter. The match at MA Chidambaram Stadium is bound to captivate fans worldwide as both teams strive for a crucial victory. Stay tuned for an action-packed showdown on Friday, October 27, and witness the clash of titans unfold.

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