2nd ODI: South Africa win toss, opt to field first against Pakistan


DURBAN: South Africa on Tuesday won the toss and opted to bowl against Pakistan in the second One Day International (ODI) at Kingsmead in Durban today.

Pakistan, who earlier lost the Test series 3-0, defeated Proteas in the first limited-over game by 5 wickets. South Africa scored 266-2 which the hosts achieved with five wickets still in hand.

Pakistan is unlikely to make any changes in the winning squad for the second match. On the other hand, South Africa have rested seasoned pacer Dale Steyn and wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock for the second ODI as well.

Earlier, Proteas captain Faf du Plessis admitted that “Pakistan is a very good one day side and probably they would be the first to say that from a performance point of view, their one-day team is much stronger.”

“It will be a nice challenge for us,” he added.