South Africa and Pakistan will play the second game of the three-match ODI series at St Georges Park, Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.
Where to Watch Live:
The second match will begin at 2.30 pm IST (9:00 am GMT) and will be telecast live on Super Sport 2 and Ten Cricket. For live streaming, log on to Super Sport official website.
Pakistan won the previous match by 23 runs, after bouncing back from a dismal ODI series in the UAE. It was their first ever win at Newlands. They will be high on confidence as the win came on the back of the T20 triumph. Now, they will be keen to wrap up the series by winning in Port Elizabeth.
South Africa, on the other hand, were expected to win after their commanding show at the UAE tour. Batting collapse pulled them down in the first ODI but they will try to level the series on Wednesday.
However, weather could play spoilsport. Accuweather forecasts there could be rain on Wednesday.
South Africa have 46-22 win-loss record against Pakistan in the 69 ODIs played so far.
Pakistan are expected to field the same squad that won the previous ODI. However, South African skipper AB de Villiers had said that there could be changes to his team. Dale Steyn could be dropped for Wednesday's game, so can Vernon Philander; making way for Ryan McLaren and Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
South Africa faltered with the bat, which cost them the previous encounter. Jacques Kallis (50) and JP Duminy (49) put up a brave fight in chasing Pakistan's score of 218 but fall of wickets at regular intervals did no good to the team, as they fell 24 runs short. The top order - Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock and Graeme Smith - should give a good start and make way for the middle order to add some quick runs.
Steyn and Morne Morkel took three wickets each and Kallis took two, restricting the opponents to 218. However, they will be disappointed that they gave away lots of runs in the last 10 overs.
Pakistan won the first ODI but they will be worried by the fact that none of their batsmen produced a good knock. Openers Ahmed Shehzad and Nasir Jamshed put up a decent start but batting collapse pushed them to 131-7 at one point of time before debutants Bilawal Bhatti and Azhar Ali scored 39 and 43 respectively. Their batsmen should pull up their socks and perform on Wednesday, as they can't expect tailenders to put up big scores every time.
Bhatti took three wickets while Ali and Saeed Ajmal took two wickets apiece. They will be expected to take early wickets and push the Proteas on the back foot on Wednesday too.
South Africa are expected to win.
South Africa: AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Jacques Kallis, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Vernon Philander, Graeme Smith, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Umar Amin, Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Anwar Ali, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Nasir Jamshed, Asad Shafiq, Bilawal Bhatti.