World Cup 2023, PAK vs SA: Head-to-Head Stats and Records You Need to Know

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As the Cricket World Cup 2023 unfolds in India, fans are in for a thrilling encounter as Pakistan takes on South Africa in a pivotal match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. With both teams eyeing a crucial victory, let’s delve into their head-to-head statistics and recent performances to get a better grasp of what to expect in this exciting clash.

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Pakistan, once a formidable force in the cricketing world, finds itself in a challenging position in the ongoing World Cup. With 3 consecutive losses, the team currently sits at the 6th spot on the points table. Their most recent defeat came at the hands of Afghanistan, where they posted a competitive total of 282-7 but failed to defend it, losing by 8 wickets. 

In stark contrast, South Africa has been riding high in the tournament, securing 4 wins out of 5 games and firmly placing themselves in second place on the points table. Their latest victory against Bangladesh showcased their prowess, with Quinton de Kock’s explosive 174 off 140 balls and Heinrich Klaasen’s aggressive 90 off 49 guiding them to a massive total of 382, eventually leading to a comprehensive win by 149 runs.

PAK vs SA Head-to-Head in ODI

The history between Pakistan and South Africa in ODIs spans 82 matches, with the Proteas holding a significant lead of 51-30. Notably, there have been no tied games, but one match ended with no result. This historical context sets the stage for a compelling showdown.

PAK vs SA Head-to-Head in World Cup

In the context of the ODI World Cup, the two teams have crossed paths 5 times, with South Africa winning 3 games and Pakistan emerging victorious in 2. This balance of power adds an intriguing dimension to their encounters, with both teams having the potential to clinch a crucial win.

In their most recent ODI encounters, Pakistan and South Africa faced off in a three-match series in South Africa in April 2021. The series ended with Pakistan securing a 2-1 victory, showcasing their competitiveness in the limited-overs format. Notably, their last World Cup clash in 2019 saw Pakistan prevailing over South Africa by 49 runs at Lord’s, with Haris Sohail’s impressive 89 off 59 balls.

Pakistan and South Africa will lock horns in the 26th game of the 2023 World Cup, the stage is set for a captivating battle. Pakistan, eager to bounce back from their recent setbacks, faces a formidable South African outfit in prime form. With their head-to-head history, recent encounters, and the current World Cup scenario in mind, cricket enthusiasts can look forward to an enthralling contest that could swing either way.