The 42nd match of the ICC ODI World Cup, 2023 will see Afghanistan going head to head against South Africa on Friday, November 10 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Having won six out of eight matches, South Africa has booked a spot in the semifinals. Meanwhile, Afghanistan is faced with a do-or-die match, needing a victory to stay in the tournament.
Before heading into this game, let’s take a look at the pitch report, and ground stats of Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad:
SA vs AFG: Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report
At the Narendra Modi Stadium, there are 11 pitches, with five composed of black soil providing higher bounce and easier scoring. Another five feature a three-soil blend, while one combines two soil types. The red soil pitches, known for rapid drying, offer spinners and slower bowlers an advantage as the game progresses. The combination of both soils aims to create a well-balanced playing field.
The majority of games at this venue have taken place on black soil pitches, setting the stage for another match on the same surface. Expect a high-scoring affair, as batting is relatively easy on this pitch. Bowlers, on the other hand, need to be vigilant about their line and length, as even a minor lapse could prove costly.
SA vs AFG: Narendra Modi Stadium Ground Stats
- Total matches 31
- Matches won batting first 17
- Matches won bowling first 14
- Average 1st Inns scores 237
- Average 2nd Inns scores 207
- Highest total recorded 365/2 (50 Ov) by RSA vs IND
- Lowest total recorded 85/10 (30.1 Ov) by ZIM vs WI
- Highest score chased 325/5 (47.4 Ov) by IND vs WI
- Lowest score defended 196/10 (48.3 Ov) by WI vs IND