The crucial 5th match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 will be played between Pakistan vs south Africa at Edgbaston on Monday, June 10, 2013.
The match starts at 5:00 p.m. Pakistan time.
South Africa won the crucial toss and decided to bat first. For Pakistan, Asad Shafiq paves way for Umar Amin. Two changes for South Africa, Chris Morris replaces Morne Morkel and Aaron Phangiso plays in place of Rory Kleinveldt.
Pakistan lost their low scoring first match against West Indies, but they almost defended their score of 170 in a thriller of a game. This is a must win game for Pakistan if they want to proceed to the next phase of the tournament.
Even South Africa lost their first game to India. So this is a must win game for both the teams.
Pacer Dale Steyn’s fitness is South Africa’s main concern ahead of this match and it looks unlikely he will play. He even missed the game against India.
Unlike other games which are played in the morning, this match will start in the afternoon at 1:00 p.m. local time. The team that wins the toss is likely to bat first. The weather is forecast to be warm and sunny with a average temperature of 21 Degrees celcius.
Star Cricket will be telecasting the match live in India while viewers in PAkistan can watch the match live on Geo Super Tv or PTV. Star Sports will be live streaming the match live on its official website.
The teams are as below:
South Africa: 1 Colin Ingram, 2 Hashim Amla, 3 Faf du Plessis, 4 AB de Villiers, 5 JP Duminy, 6 David Miller, 7 Ryan McLaren 8 Robin Peterson 9 Chris Morris, 10 Rory Kleinveldt, 11 Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
Pakistan: 1 Imran Farhat, 2 Nasir Jamshed, 3 Mohammad Hafeez, 4 Asad Shafiq, 5 Misbah-ul-Haq, 6 Shoaib Malik, 7 Kamran Akmal, 8 Wahab Riaz, 9 Saeed Ajmal 10 Junaid Khan, 11 Mohammed Irfan.
Watch the highlights of the match here.