PAK v SA 1st Test Live Score, Live Streaming, TV Channel, 2021
Pakistan vs South Africa first test from January 26 – January 30 at National Stadium in Karachi; the 1st test starts at 05:00 AM GMT while toss will happen 30 minutes prior to the match. The pitch at Karachi will be helpful for the spinners. Proteas team have won more tests compare to Pakistan. head to head stats:
- Matches: 26
- Pakistan wins: 4
- South Africa wins: 15
- Draws: 7
Match Preview: South African side is touring Pakistan for the first time since 2007. South Africa’s historical tour to Pakistan will see them play in the country for the first time in 14 years, from 26 January to 14 February 2021. The two-game Test series in Karachi and Rawalpindi will be played before three T20 internationals in Lahore. Quinton de Kock will play his 50th Test and third as captain. He guided his team against Sri Lanka by an innings and by 10 wickets win at Centurion and the Wanderers in December and January.
Where to watch the game: Sony TEN 2 will show the Pakistan v South Africa three-match T20 International (T20I) series in India on Television, viewers in India can also watch series matches on their Mobile, Tablet, and Laptop via SonyLiv Official Website and their App.
SuperSport will provide television coverage in South Africa when their home team takes on Pakistan. Cricket followers in the United States can tune Willow TV for the TV feed. In the United Kingdom, TV coverage will be exclusively live on Sky Sports Cricket.
For New Zealand viewers, SKY Sport NZ is the official broadcaster. For the home audience of Pakistan, PTV Sports is the official broadcaster for the series. In case you miss the game, you can also watch highlights of the Pakistan v South Africa game on these channels.
- India: Sony TEN 2, SonyLiv
- Pakistan: PTV Sports
- UK: Sky Sports Cricket
- US: Willow TV
- South Africa: SuperSport
South Africa vs Pakistan 1st Test Live Cricket Score, SA v PAK, 2021
South Africa win the toss and chose to bat
Imran Butt and Nauman Ali making debue in test for Pakistan. Tabraiz Shamsi suffered a back spasm during the warm-up and his name in the playing xi but with back spasm he is out of first game, Lungi Ngidi comes in to take his position and the spin attack is now Keshav Maharaj and George Linde.
- PAK: Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam(c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Afridi
- SA: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock(w/c), Temba Bavuma, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje
378 & 90/3
220 & 245
|Dates||January 26 – January 30, 2021|
|Match||South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test|
|Venue||National Stadium, Karachi|
|Time||10:30 AM IST, 05:00 AM GMT, 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|Tournament||South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021|
||Pakistan is favorite to win for having home advantage|
|Toss||Pakistan won by 7 wkts|
Pakistan Test Squad: Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Yasir Shah, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Tabish Khan
South Africa Test squad: Quinton de Kock (capt), Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje, Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Kyle Verreynne, Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde, Daryn Dupavillon, Ottniel Baartman
Babar Azam: The unpredictability of Pakistan will always be there. I won’t say they’re moody cricketers, but if they’re up for a game they are at their best. If we can get them doubting themselves, if we can get them to doubt themselves early in the match, then we must do that. We need to be good enough against top-quality sides if we want ourselves to be considered as a top side. And for that we need to win series against top teams.” – Babar Azam captures the essence of his team’s challenge.
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