SA v PAK 2018-19 : Third Test - Statistical Preview

All the major stats and facts ahead of the Third Test between South Africa and Pakistan in Johannesburg.

Dale Steyn took 6/8 against Pakistan at The Wanderers, Johannesburg in 2013 (photo - getty)

Having taken an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the Test series, South Africa will look to whitewash Pakistan when they take on the visitors in the third and final Test that starts tomorrow at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

South Africa's pacers have been in great form in this series especially Duanne Olivier who have picked up 16 wickets so far and they'll look to do the same job in Johannesburg as well. South Africa will be without their captain Faf du Plessis who is suspended for this Test due to poor over rate.

On the other hand, Pakistan's top order is looking out of touch and it won't be easy for them to come among runs against this South African bowling line up on a pace bouncy track. 

All the major stats and facts ahead of the Third Test between South Africa and Pakistan in Johannesburg :

1. Head to Head -

 Venue   Tests   Won by SA   Won by PAK    Drawn   Tied 
 South Africa     14  11  2  1  0
 Pakistan   7  2  1  4  0
 Neutral  4  1  1  2  0
 Overall  25  14  4  7  0

At The Wanderers, Johannesburg -

South Africa - Tests - 39, Won - 16, Lost - 12, Drawn - 11

Pakistan - Tests - 3, Won - 0, Lost - 2, Drawn - 1

15.08 - Vernon Philander's Test bowling average in Johannesburg, He has taken 35 wickets in just 6 Tests here. 

16 - Duanne Olivier has picked up 16 wickets in this series so far and needs 5 more wickets to go past Dale Steyn's tally of 20 wickets and become leading wicket-taker for South Africa in a Test series against Pakistan. 

27.41 - Azhar Ali's Test batting average against South Africa - the lowest for him against an opponent. And he averages 11.7 outside Asia since the start of 2018. 

48 - Dale Steyn has taken 48 wickets at The Wanderers, Johannesburg and needs 2 more wickets to become the 3rd bowler to take 50 Test wickets at this venue after Makhaya Ntini and Shaun Pollock. 

49 - Pakistan was bowled out for just 49 runs in their first innings when they last played a Test at The Wanderers, Johannesburg in 2013. Dale Steyn took 6 wickets for just 8 runs. 

51.60 - Hashim Amla's Test batting average at The Wanderers, Johannesburg. He has scored 1032 runs at this average in 12 Tests with 3 hundreds and 6 fifties.


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 10 Jan, 2019

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