'Strengthened' Proteas aiming at third ODI win for 'edge' over Pak

Johannesburg, Nov 6 : South Africa will be looking for a lead over Pakistan in the third ODI match in Abu Dhabi of their five-match series with the return of batsman Hashim Amla and spearhead Dale Steyn and captain AB de Villiers hoped that the changes will certainly help.

According to Sport24, the series is tied at 1-1 after the Proteas outlasted Pakistan by one run in Sharjah while Pakistan levelled the series with an emphatic 66-run win in Dubai in the second match on Friday.

De Villiers said that he knows that their team is under pressure as a batting unit and as a team.

He added that it was time to come to the party and play some proper cricket.

South Africa may also consider replacing struggling Faf du Plessis with left-arm spinner Robin Peterson, who is also a good batsman, the report said.

Pakistan is also likely to strengthen their batting by bringing uncapped Sohaib Maqsood in place of Umar Amin, the report added.

They may also bring in left-arm paceman Junaid Khan for Wahab Riaz, according to the report.

--ANI (Posted on 06-11-2013)

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