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South Africa vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20 Match Prediction

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South Africa
198/2 in 20.0
9.90
Sri Lanka Cricket Logo
Sri Lanka
137/10 in 15.4
8.74
Mar 24, 201912:30
The Wanderers Stadium - Johannesburg, South Africa
Finished
South Africa won by 45 runs (DLS method)
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Our Match Prediction

South Africa To Win the Match, 1.33
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  • South Africa have been at least a few levels above Sri Lanka as far as on-field performance is concerned
  • Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, and Rassie van der Dussen have done exceedingly well in the limited overs leg of the tour
  • Andile Phelukwayo, who is in superb form, is expected to return back to the fold for the Proteas
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RSA
100.0%
SL
0.0%
  • Tournament: South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2019
  • Date: Mar 24, 2019
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Time: 12:30
  • Weather: Moderate or heavy rain shower, 47% Humidity, 22.5℃

RSA vs SL Live Score

  • Toss: Sri Lanka (Fielding)

South Africa

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Reeza Hendricks 66 52 8 2 126.92
Jean-Paul Duminy 34 14 2 3 242.86
Dwaine Pretorius 77 42 7 3 183.33
Aiden Markram 15 12 1 1 125.00
BowlerOMRWECO
IU Tillakaratna 4.0 0 36 0 9.00
Akila Dananjaya 4.0 0 42 0 10.50
Dhananjaya de Silva 1.0 0 5 0 5.00
Suranga Lakmal 4.0 0 38 1 9.50
Lasith Malinga 4.0 0 40 0 10.00
JDF Vandersay 3.0 0 35 1 11.67

Sri Lanka

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Niroshan Dickwella 38 22 7 0 172.73
Avishka Fernando 1 3 0 0 33.33
IU Tillakaratna 36 23 0 4 156.52
Akila Dananjaya 9 11 1 0 81.82
Kamindu Mendis 1 2 0 0 50.00
Dhananjaya de Silva 8 9 1 0 88.89
Suranga Lakmal 0 3 0 0 0.00
Lasith Malinga 0 4 0 0 0.00
Angelo Perera 15 10 2 1 150.00
Thisara Perera 8 8 0 0 100.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Andile Phehlukwayo 3.0 0 24 4 8.00
Dwaine Pretorius 1.0 0 12 1 12.00
Junior Dala 3.0 0 29 2 9.67
Lutho Sipamla 1.4 0 22 2 13.20
Chris Morris 3.0 0 22 0 7.33
Tabraiz Shamsi 4.0 0 20 0 5.00

About the Match

The test series defeat acted as a wake-up call for the Proteas as they went on to hit an unbeaten winning streak of seven matches including five ODIs and T20Is. The Sri Lankans were successful in the red-ball version of the game, but the change of format has brought about a drastic change in fortunes for them. With tour about to come to conclusion with the final match set to be played on 24th March at The Wanderers, Johannesburg. Sri Lanka will be looking to end the tour on a high which otherwise has nothing to cheer about for their fans. South Africa, on the other hand, will just be looking to do what they've been doing so far.

Match Preview

South Africa

Going into the second ODI series, South Africa rested their five main players. Yet, there wasn't even slightest of a hint of that considering the way they performed on the field. They survived a near scare in the first T20I match but went on to pick up a 16-run victory in the second.

South Africa exhibited a poor display of batting in the first match, but they learned from that and produced a brilliant performance in the second match. Their tall total was set up by the stand between Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen after Aiden Markram failed to impress. With a little cameo from JP Duminy towards the end, South Africa managed to get to 180, which eventually proved to be too tall for the visitors.

Although the game is of little significance as far as the final result of the series is concerned, South African players are expected to come hard considering it to be their last opportunity to showcase their skills before the World Cup team is picked. So far in the tournament, the Proteas have been several notches above Sri Lanka and it won't be easy to match them in the third match as well.

South Africa Starting Lineup

Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Sinethemba Qeshile, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius, Junior Dala, Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi.


Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka came close to a win in the first match of the series, but that was as close as they could get in the series. They suffered a narrow defeat thereafter which at one stage was expected to be a lot deeper.

Chasing 181, they slipped to 87 for 7 in the 14th over before Isuru Udana lifted them to 164, successful only in reducing the deficit of the loss. Sri Lankan top-order has been failing since the beginning of limited overs leg and they'd need something special to bail them out. Apart from Niroshan Dickwella and Isuru Udana, no batsman has looked comfortable against the express Protean bowler which has been the major cause of their back to back defeats.

With seven consecutive defeats to their name in the white-ball format of the game, Sri Lanka will be desperately looking for redemption at Johannesburg. We have seen a couple of brilliant individual performances from them, but they've cleared lacked the team effort. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain when they face Proteas in the last match and teams in these sort of situations can be very dangerous to deal with. They've got the talent and if they can produce a collective effort, the Proteas will have their work cut out.

Sri Lanka Starting Lineup

Niroshan Dickwella, Avishka Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Angelo Perera, Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga, JDF Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal.

Toss Prediction

With surface likely to slow down over the course of the match, expect the captain winning the toss to bat first.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

When the two teams met earlier on the same venue, batting wasn't easy for the new batsman, especially with the older ball. Although the same is expected to happen yet again, the fewer number of overs will certainly bring down the impact of the slowness of the surface. Anything more than 175 will be extremely tough to chase here.

Dream11 Prediction

With Niroshan Dickwella likely to get some confidence back after playing a small cameo in the second match and David Miller coming so late in the order, he is our first choice for the wicket-keeper slot. Other than that, there's nothing pretty specific and going by the recent performances would be the right way to go.

Batsmen

RSA vs SL Dream11 Lineup

  • Wicket-keeper:
    • Nirsoshan Dickwella
  • Batsmen:
    • JP Duminy
    • Aiden Markram (C)
    • Reeza Hendricks(VC)
    • Rassie van der Dussen
    • Kusal Mendis
  • All-rounders:
    • Chris Morris
    • Andile Phehulukwayo
  • Bowlers:
    • Isuru Udana
    • Lasith Malinga
    • Dale Steyn

Match Prediction

Although the game lacks context as far as the result of the series goes, there's still a lot to play for both the sides. The South African players will be looking to showcase their skills in a bid to cement a World Cup squad whereas for Sri Lankans it will be more about redemption. They have one last chance to bring some positivity to what has been a rather dark series for them. However, considering the way things have panned out in the series and the form the Proteas are in, South Africa are clear favorites to emerge on top in the upcoming fixture.

Betting Tips

South Africa To Win the Match, 1.33

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Which team will win?

South Africa 69.4% (109)
Sri Lanka 30.6% (48)
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