South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Match Prediction

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South Africa
251/10 in 45.1
5.56
Sri Lanka Cricket Logo
Sri Lanka
138/10 in 32.2
4.27
Mar 06, 201911:00
SuperSport Park - Centurion, South Africa
Finished
South Africa won by 113 runs

Our Match Prediction

South Africa To Win the Match, 1.29
Read our quick thoughts
  • The inexperience Sri Lankan batsmen in pacing an ODI innings was clearly apparent in the first ODI and the problem is unlikely to go away
  • Sri Lankan spinners are unlikely to have a major impact on Centurion's surface which has a history of not supporting spinners
  • Faf du Plessis, Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, and Rassie van der Dussen have been in terrific touch for the Proteas
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RSA
100.0%
SL
0.0%
  • Tournament: South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2019
  • Date: Mar 06, 2019
  • Format: ODI
  • Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion, South Africa
  • Time: 11:00
  • Weather: Moderate or heavy rain shower, 49% Humidity, 26.6℃

RSA vs SL Live Score

  • Toss: Sri Lanka (Fielding)

South Africa

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Imran Tahir 1 3 0 0 33.33
Anrich Nortje 8 18 0 0 44.44
Reeza Hendricks 29 41 4 0 70.73
Andile Phehlukwayo 2 5 0 0 40.00
Lungi Ngidi 6 11 0 0 54.55
Faf du Plessis 57 66 7 0 86.36
David Miller 25 36 1 0 69.44
Kagiso Rabada 3 6 0 0 50.00
Willem Mulder 17 11 4 0 154.55
Rassie van der Dussen 2 4 0 0 50.00
Quinton de Kock 94 70 17 1 134.29
BowlerOMRWECO
Akila Dananjaya 9.1 1 38 1 4.15
Kasun Rajitha 7.0 0 46 1 6.57
Dhananjaya de Silva 8.0 0 55 2 6.88
Vishwa Fernando 5.0 0 47 1 9.40
Lasith Malinga 9.0 0 39 2 4.33
Thisara Perera 7.0 0 26 3 3.71

Sri Lanka

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Niroshan Dickwella 6 10 0 0 60.00
Avishka Fernando 10 9 1 1 111.11
Akila Dananjaya 4 16 0 0 25.00
Kasun Rajitha 0 1 0 0 0.00
Kusal Perera 8 23 0 0 34.78
Dhananjaya de Silva 15 26 2 0 57.69
Vishwa Fernando 2 6 0 0 33.33
Kusal Mendis 24 31 2 0 77.42
Lasith Malinga 1 4 0 0 25.00
Thisara Perera 23 23 2 1 100.00
Oshada Fernando 31 45 3 0 68.89
BowlerOMRWECO
Imran Tahir 9.0 1 39 2 4.33
Anrich Nortje 7.0 0 25 2 3.57
Lungi Ngidi 5.2 0 14 2 2.62
Kagiso Rabada 9.0 1 43 3 4.78
Willem Mulder 2.0 0 13 0 6.50

About the Match

South Africa bounced back after a poor test series as they completely outplayed the tourists in all departments of the game in the first ODI of the series. With the World Cup not too far, Sri Lanka would be desperate to get things back on track as quickly as possible. The second ODI of the series is set to be played at SuperSport Park, Centurion on 6th March where the Proteas will be looking to get a 2-0 lead in the series. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will look to get some momentum back and level the series 1-1.

Match Preview

South Africa

Not often do we see teams making changes to a winning squad, but we are likely to see a couple of changes to the South African team which played in the first match with World Cup under a 100 days away.

First and foremost is we could see Dale Steyn return to the playing eleven and Kagiso Rabada being rested. Andile Phehlukwayo has been doing exceptionally in the ongoing momentum ODI cup and it is highly likely that he gets to play ahead of Dwaine Pretorius.

The batting lineup, however, is expected to stay the same. Faf du Plessis smashed a brilliant hundred to guide South Africa past Sri Lanka's total and once again a lot will depend on him, as far as Proteas' middle order is concerned.

All in all, the South African lineup looks solid with Faf du Plessis, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, and Quinton de Kock performing consistently. Also, despite a couple of expected changes to their bowling attack, they still look an exceptionally well-balanced side and it won't be easy to defeat them regardless of the conditions prevailing at the SuperSport Park.

South Africa Starting Lineup

Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis, RVD Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, PWA Mulder, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir.


Sri Lanka

While the teams usually stick to a winning combination when they are winning, we expect Sri Lanka to stick to the same playing eleven so as to give maximum chances to their best eleven before the marquee event beginning on 30th May.

In the first ODI, things could have been very different had their batsmen batted with a little more responsibility. Instead, the likes of Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, and Kusal Perera threw their wickets away after getting decent enough starts.

With not a big total on the board, their spinners struggled to tie down the likes of du Plessis and Quinton de Kock and we might see Isuru Udana coming in for Lakshan Sandakan. It was surprising to see Upul Tharanga coming out to open the innings in the first match considering the form he's been in. Avishka Fernando has done exceedingly well in the domestic matches of-late and he is likely to be tested before the marquee ICC tournament.

Overall, the Sri Lankans didn't really do too bad in the first match. They faltered at a few critical junctures of the game which was largely due to the lack of experience. With the likes of Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, and Lasith Malinga, this Sri Lankan side is definitely stronger than it looks and should not be taken lightly.

Sri Lanka Starting Lineup

Niroshan Dickwella, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis , Oshada Fernando, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga, Kasun Rajitha, MVT Fernando.

Match Prediction

After a hard-fought ODI series, the first ODI happened to be a rather one-sided affair. Although South Africa looked flawless as a unit, Sri Lanka have a lot of areas to improve in. South Africa are expected to make a few changes and the change in their combination might well leave a bit off door open for the Islanders. Having said that, there was daylight of difference between the two sides and it appears to be the same on paper as well. With a strong team and momentum gained from the win in the inaugural ODI, the Proteas are firm favorites to come on top in the next fixture.

Betting Tips

South Africa To Win the Match, 1.29

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Which team will win?

South Africa 66.4% (299)
Sri Lanka 33.6% (151)
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Comments

Gulamnabi Ansari
I hope sauth Africa will win the match
2019-03-06 03:27:08
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Rfuhh
Gfhjj
2019-03-06 10:36:47
Gulamnabi Ansari
I hope sauth Africa will win the match
2019-03-06 03:27:54
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Sachin
How to pitch conditions today
2019-03-06 04:54:25
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Sachin
How to pitch conditions today
2019-03-06 04:54:55
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JAVAID AHMAD CHARD
South Africa is more winning chances from srilanka
2019-03-06 07:30:17
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Gouranga
Yes South Africa win the match
2019-03-06 10:27:43
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Anonymous
SL win
2019-03-06 15:31:11
Vishal
SA win the match
2019-03-06 14:57:26
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Vishal
SA win the match
2019-03-06 14:57:53
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Lvs right here
Match win srilanka
2019-03-06 16:58:14
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