Twenty two years and 16 days ago, South Africa played their first ODI.
St George’s Park is the same ground that hosted South Africa’s first Test.
Today, green shirts will play their 69th match against proteas, Twelve of theme were played in 2013. After playing Saturday’s match (3rd of the ongoing series) Pakistan will become first team who contested 14 times in a year against Sourth African squad.
South Africa has lost only 9 of the 27 ODIs they have played at St Georges’ Park.
Pakistan has highest score record in an ODI at this ground. Green Shirts placed 335 for 6 in December 2002, a match they won by 182 runs.
South Africa Squad for Today’s Match:
Hashim Amla, Graeme Smith, Quinton de Kock (wk) Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (capt), JP Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Imran Tahir. (Playing eleven will be selected from above mentioned names)
Pakistan Squad for 2nd ODI:
Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Amin, Asad Shafiq, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez , Sohaib Maqsood, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Bilawal Bhatti, Anwar Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan.
(Playing eleven will be selected from above mentioned names)