South Africa vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match Prediction

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South Africa
235/10 & 259/10
3.94 & 3.27
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Sri Lanka
191/10 & 304/9
3.22 & 3.56
Feb 13, 201908:00
Kingsmead - Durban, South Africa
Finished
Sri Lanka won by 1 wkt

Our Match Prediction

South Africa To Win the Match, 1.14
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  • South Africa are clearly a better balanced team as compared to Sri Lanka
  • Adapting quickly to the alien South African conditions will be a concern for the tourists
  • Sri Lankan bowling lineup is largely inexperienced which is expected to face some trouble in bowling against in-form Protean batsmen
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RSA
0.0%
SL
100.0%
  • Tournament: South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2019
  • Date: Feb 13, 2019
  • Format: Test
  • Venue: Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
  • Time: 08:00
  • Weather: Patchy rain possible, 76% Humidity, 25.2℃

RSA vs SL Live Score

  • Toss: Sri Lanka (Fielding)

South Africa Inning 2

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Temba Bavuma 3 16 0 0 18.75
Duanne Olivier 2 7 0 0 28.57
Keshav Maharaj 4 13 0 0 30.77
Hashim Amla 16 35 2 0 45.71
Vernon Philander 18 54 1 0 33.33
Faf du Plessis 90 182 11 0 49.45
Aiden Markram 28 31 3 0 90.32
Kagiso Rabada 0 2 0 0 0.00
DW Steyn 1 6 0 0 16.67
Quinton de Kock 55 62 6 0 88.71
Dean Elgar 35 70 5 0 50.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Kasun Rajitha 13.0 1 54 1 4.15
Dhananjaya de Silva 2.0 0 8 0 4.00
Vishwa Fernando 17.1 2 71 4 4.14
Suranga Lakmal 20.0 5 52 0 2.60
Lasith Embuldeniya 26.0 3 66 5 2.54
Oshada Fernando 1.0 0 6 0 6.00

Sri Lanka Inning 2

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Niroshan Dickwella 0 2 0 0 0.00
Lahiru Thirimanne 21 51 3 0 41.18
Kasun Rajitha 1 10 0 0 10.00
Kusal Perera 153 200 12 5 76.50
Dhananjaya de Silva 48 79 6 0 60.76
Vishwa Fernando 6 27 0 0 22.22
Kusal Mendis 0 8 0 0 0.00
Dimuth Karunaratne 20 47 2 0 42.55
Suranga Lakmal 0 1 0 0 0.00
Lasith Embuldeniya 4 12 0 0 33.33
Oshada Fernando 37 76 5 0 48.68
BowlerOMRWECO
Duanne Olivier 16.0 3 35 2 2.19
Keshav Maharaj 20.0 1 71 3 3.55
Vernon Philander 8.0 3 13 1 1.62
Aiden Markram 1.0 0 4 0 4.00
Kagiso Rabada 22.3 3 97 1 4.31
DW Steyn 18.0 1 71 2 3.94

South Africa Inning 1

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Temba Bavuma 47 66 7 0 71.21
Duanne Olivier 0 6 0 0 0.00
Keshav Maharaj 29 35 4 0 82.86
Hashim Amla 3 10 0 0 30.00
Vernon Philander 4 22 0 0 18.18
Faf du Plessis 35 54 5 0 64.81
Aiden Markram 11 27 1 0 40.74
Kagiso Rabada 3 16 0 0 18.75
DW Steyn 15 26 2 0 57.69
Quinton de Kock 80 94 8 1 85.11
Dean Elgar 0 4 0 0 0.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Kasun Rajitha 14.4 0 68 3 4.64
Vishwa Fernando 17.0 1 62 4 3.65
Dimuth Karunaratne 3.0 0 9 0 3.00
Suranga Lakmal 14.0 3 29 1 2.07
Lasith Embuldeniya 10.0 1 51 1 5.10
Oshada Fernando 1.0 0 10 0 10.00

Sri Lanka Inning 1

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Niroshan Dickwella 8 12 1 0 66.67
Lahiru Thirimanne 0 15 0 0 0.00
Kasun Rajitha 12 30 0 0 40.00
Kusal Perera 51 63 7 1 80.95
Dhananjaya de Silva 23 33 3 1 69.70
Vishwa Fernando 1 9 0 0 11.11
Kusal Mendis 12 24 3 0 50.00
Dimuth Karunaratne 30 59 3 0 50.85
Suranga Lakmal 4 6 0 0 66.67
Lasith Embuldeniya 24 63 4 0 38.10
Oshada Fernando 19 42 2 0 45.24
BowlerOMRWECO
Duanne Olivier 13.0 2 36 1 2.77
Keshav Maharaj 3.0 0 16 0 5.33
Vernon Philander 10.0 2 32 2 3.20
Kagiso Rabada 12.2 2 48 2 3.89
DW Steyn 20.0 7 48 4 2.40
Dean Elgar 1.0 0 5 0 5.00

About the Match

Rarely does it happen in test cricket that the two teams come across each other with diametrically opposite form. However, there have been many cases of it happening of-late with India taking on Australia, Sri Lanka taking on New Zealand, and West Indies taking on England. Barring a couple of occasions, the matches in the series turned out to be a lot closer than expected. West Indies, in fact, against all odds defeated England twice in two matches. Sri Lanka and South Africa two teams sitting at the extreme ends of the spectrum as far as the recent form is concerned and will be taking on each other in the three-match test series beginning on February 13th. The first match will be played at Kingsmead, Durban where the visitors have traditionally done well. They are coming into the series with a few heavy defeats behind their backs and will be looking to turn it around against the team they defeated comprehensively around a year ago.

Match Preview

South Africa

South Africa are coming into the series with a terrific exhibition of test cricket in their recent home campaign against Pakistan. South African bowling was fantastic against the subcontinent team and will be looking to apply the same tactics against the Islanders as well.

Surprisingly, Duanne Olivier was the pick of the bowlers and outperformed the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, and Vernon Philander - which speaks volumes about the strength of the Protean quick-bowling department. With Keshav Maharaj back in the side, their bowling attack appears to be complete, at least on paper.

The Proteas would have gained confidence from the way Hashim Amla batted against South Africa. His contributions have played key roles in all of South Africa's recent results and with Amla back in form, their batting lineup looks stronger. The only apparent weakness is the lack of experience of playing against spin. Although that would have been a concern in subcontinent conditions, it is unlikely that the Proteas will be bothered about it.

The Proteas will be keen to return Sri Lanka the favor of 2-0 drubbing when they toured to Sri Lanka last year. They were greeted with dry surfaces across the tour where Sri Lankan spinners ran riot. With exceptional pace bowling attack, expect South Africa to come in all guns blazing on green and bouncy surfaces.

South Africa Starting Lineup

Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, VD Philander, K Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, DW Steyn, Duanne Olivier.


Sri Lanka

While their batting unit in Australia was being considered inexperienced, the axing of Dinesh Chandimal has only added to their problems. With both Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal out of the team, there will be a lot of pressure to perform on the young Sri Lankan batsmen.

Dimuth Karunaratne has shown tremendous potential in all the matches he has played in recent times. However, the pressure of leading the side has impacted the performance of even the greats of the game and it will be interesting to see how he fares against potent South African bowlers.

Sri Lanka have plenty of talent at disposal in their batting lineup with the likes of Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, and Lahiru Thirimanna. However, they all haven't placed much cricket in South African conditions which could be a differentiating factor in the upcoming fixtures.

Although Sri Lankan batting still has some experience of playing test cricket at international level, their bowling unit was futile in their outing against Australia. The surfaces will be a lot different which is something their bowlers will cherish. However, adaptability and discipline will be a key concern for them.

Sri Lanka Starting Lineup

Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis , Dhananjaya de Silva, HDRL Thirimanne, Oshada Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal, MVT Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Embuldeniya.

Match Prediction

Both the teams are coming into the series with an exactly opposite run of form. While the Proteas dispatched Pakistan with a 3-0 win, the Sri Lankans were pummelled by the Australians 2-0. Considering the form of the two sides in the recent games and the teams on paper, the Proteas are clear favorites to emerge victorious in the opening game of the series.

Betting Tips

South Africa To Win the Match, 1.14

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