AUCKLAND: The weather may play a role in the outcome of Saturday’s Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan in Auckland, with New Zealand’s MetService predicting some heavy rain showers during the afternoon.
Should the worst happen and the day-night game is washed out, Pakistan might be glad to accept a point given South Africa’s recent form. In each of the last two games, against the West Indies and Ireland, South Africa has scored more than 400 runs and won by more than 200.
Pakistan’s form has been far less assured. After losing their first two games against India and the West Indies, the 1992 champions have got their campaign back on track with wins over Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates.