Pakistan Vs. South Africa Live Stream: Cricket ODI, Match 2 (WATCH)
Pakistan plays South Africa on Friday in Match 2 of their ODI cricket series. The match starts at 7 a.m. ET (4:30 p.m. IST). Watch the free live stream by following the link HERE.
South Africa squeaked out a one-run win in the first ODI against Pakistan. The Proteas bowlers played well and restricted Pakistan's middle order, IB Times reports. Both squads struggled on the batting front, something they'll look to improve on Saturday - Wayne Parnell scored 56, and David Miller had 37; Ahmed Shehzad scored 58, and Misbah-ul-Haq finished with 31.
South Africa earned the win after defending a score of 183. Skipper AB de Villiers became confident his squad could defend the low score as the bowlers started taking crucial wickets.
"Turning points? I was very happy to get Misbah out but I didn't think that was the main wicket," de Villiers said, via ESPN. "It was the start, but the two wickets in two balls which Lopsy took, that was when I really started believing we could win."
Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi were the two crucial wickets, according to de Villiers.
"When those two were together, I thought they'll either win it in a couple of overs or both get out, but they'll both give you chances," he said. "I said to Graeme (Smith) at slip: 'We're not out of this game, we could win this...'
"I always thought if we could get them four-down then we could get guys like Akmal and Afridi quickly, too, if we bowled well. That's what happened tonight and suddenly the tailenders were at the crease and we had a chance to win the game."
Projected Squads (via CricBuzz.com):
Pakistan: Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Umar Amin, Umar Akmal (wk), Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan, Abdur Rehman, Junaid Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Sohaib Maqsood.
South Africa: Colin Ingram, Graeme Smith, Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (c, wk), David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Imran Tahir, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Quinton de Kock.