The Proteas are currently in red-hot form with four wins from five matches played so far. Their only loss in the tournament was an upset that came against the Netherlands in Dharamshala on 17th October. Their batting lineup looks unbeatable with Quinton de Kock being the top run scorer of the tournament with 407 runs from the five matches so far at an average of 81.40 with three centuries. Along with him, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, and Rassie van der Dussen had a great impact in the batting with acceleration in the middle and death overs. South Africa made the highest score by a team in the ICC World Cup when they posted a mammoth 428 runs for the loss of 5 wickets against Sri Lanka in their opening match of the tournament in Delhi.
South Africa have registered some big wins against strong teams like Australia and England and made themselves one of the strong contenders to qualify for the semi-finals. However, in all four matches, they have won by defending a total and failed to chase a target against the Netherlands in a rain-affected encounter. They will be looking for another huge win against Pakistan and get closer to the semi-finals.
Talking about Pakistan, they started their World Cup campaign well with a convincing win against the Netherlands in their first match and then broke the highest successful run chase in a World Cup by chasing down a target of 345 runs against Sri Lanka in their second fixture of the tournament. However, Shaheen lost momentum and went on to lose three consecutive games against India, Australia, and even Afghanistan who registered their second win of the tournament. The 1992 champions will be looking to get back to their winning ways against the in-form South African side and have their chances to get into the semis.
South Africa vs Pakistan Head to Head ODI Records
Talking about the ODI World Cup, both South Africa and Pakistan have faced each other five times in the history of the tournament, where the Proteas have the upper hand with three wins, while Pakistan come out victorious on two occasions. Notably, Pakistan won against them in the previous two editions in 2015 and 2019 respectively. However, South Africa would be coming with the advantage of their recent form and it will be an exciting contest between the two sides.
|Matches||South Africa Won||Pakistan Won||Tie||No Result|
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium ODI Records
|Won Batting First||18|
|Won Batting Second||19|
|Average First Innings Score||227|
|Highest Team Totals||337|
|Lowest team Totals||69|
|Matches won after winning toss||–|
|Matches won after losing toss||–|