The thrashing in the first two Test matches means that Pakistan comes into the third and final Test against South Africa at Johannesburg with the series done and dusted. Furthermore, they’ll carry the horrific memories of getting 49 all out at this venue in 2013. However, the game provides them with an opportunity to salvage some pride and carry it forward in the white-ball leg of the tour.
South Africa has won 16 of the 39 Tests played at Johannesburg and would aim to register their 17th victory to whitewash the green shirts. While Pakistan and Sri Lanka struggled here, India remains an unbeaten team at this ground.
Sri Lanka lost both their Tests in Johannesburg. Pakistan, on the other hand, lost two but managed a draw in the three red-ball contests. Whereas India, from their five games, won two with other three Tests ending in a draw.
Pakistan can really take some inspiration from their arch rivals as they also delivered a thumping performance in Johannesburg in their last series. With few changes in the final eleven, the Sarfraz XI will be eager to secure their first International victory of the tour.