Sri Lanka vs South Africa Only T20 Match Prediction

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Sri Lanka
99/7 in 16.0
6.19
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South Africa
98/10 in 16.4
5.88
Aug 14, 201813:30
R.Premadasa Stadium - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Finished
Sri Lanka won by 3 wkts

Our Prediction

South Africa To Win the Match, 1.70
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  • JP Duminy will play a key role for Proteas considering his ability to bowl and play spin
  • With overcast conditions, dew, and overall wet atmosphere, Sri Lankan spinners might not have as much impact as they had earlier in the series
  • South Africa's team will be strengthened by the return of their key players who were rested in the final two games of the series
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100.0%
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  • Tournament: Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2018
  • Date: Aug 14, 2018
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Time: 13:30

Key Stats

  • Toss: South Africa (Batting)
  • Man of the Match: Dhananjaya de Silva

Sri Lanka

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
IU Tillakaratna 5 5 1 0 100.00
Akila Dananjaya 2 7 0 0 28.57
Angelo Mathews 0 3 0 0 0.00
Kusal Perera 3 3 0 0 100.00
Dhananjaya de Silva 31 26 4 2 119.23
Dasun Shanaka 16 16 3 0 100.00
Kusal Mendis 1 3 0 0 33.33
Dinesh Chandimal 36 33 3 1 109.09
Thisara Perera 0 2 0 0 0.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Lungi Ngidi 3.0 0 25 0 8.33
Jean-Paul Duminy 1.0 0 2 1 2.00
Junior Dala 4.0 0 22 2 5.50
Kagiso Rabada 4.0 0 24 2 6.00
Tabraiz Shamsi 4.0 1 26 2 6.50

South Africa

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Heinrich Klaasen 18 16 1 1 112.50
Reeza Hendricks 19 16 2 1 118.75
Andile Phehlukwayo 0 3 0 0 0.00
Lungi Ngidi 4 6 0 0 66.67
Jean-Paul Duminy 3 8 0 0 37.50
Hashim Amla 0 4 0 0 0.00
Junior Dala 12 17 1 0 70.59
David Miller 14 16 2 0 87.50
Kagiso Rabada 0 2 0 0 0.00
Quinton de Kock 20 11 4 0 181.82
Tabraiz Shamsi 0 2 0 0 0.00
BowlerOMRWECO
IU Tillakaratna 1.4 0 9 1 5.40
Akila Dananjaya 4.0 0 15 2 3.75
Dhananjaya de Silva 4.0 0 22 2 5.50
Lakshan Sandakan 4.0 1 19 3 4.75
Kasun Rajitha 3.0 0 27 1 9.00

About the Match

After a see-saw tour between the two sides, South Africa will meet Sri Lanka in the only T20 of the tour which is to be played on 14th August 2018 at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Sri Lanka pummeled the Proteas in the test series 2-0, and South Africa bounced back to attain the unassailable lead of 3-0 in the ODI series before losing the last two games. The ghosts of facing spinners came back to haunt them in the final two ODIs and a win in the T20 will be important so as to shrug off the submissive tag against spinners.

Match Preview

Sri Lanka

It was all about momentum for the hosts which they struggled to find in the first three ODIs of the tour. They were brilliant after South Africa presented with a glimmer of an opportunity and they took it with both hands. Their win in the fourth ODI boosted their morale and confidence which was clearly evident in the final ODI of the series.

After a brisk start by Niroshan Dickwell, Angelo Mathews played an enterprising innings to deflate South Africa on a surface which was slowing down with every passing minute. Thanks to his knock, Sri Lanka finished with 299 runs on the board. Their bowlers came back strong and South Africa's troubles were once again highlighted as Akila Dananjaya ran through them and finished with the figures of 6 for 29.

Sri Lanka's batting will be bolstered by the return of Dinesh Chandimal who was banned following the ball-tampering saga. Angelo Mathews will don the captain's hat and his own form should be a confidence booster for him and the team alike.

Sri Lanka Starting Lineup

Kusal Mendis , Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Isuru Udana.

South Africa

There was a change in fortunes for the visiting change right after the change in the format, but as we approached the end of the ODI series, their demons of playing spin were clearly visible.

The injury to Faf du Plessis brought about change in captaincy and the Proteas haven't looked same since then. Moving into the shortest format, JP Duminy is set to take the reigns from Quinton de Kock, who was named as stand-in skipper in the absence of Faf du Plessis. JP Duminy has been in excellent form of late and his ability to play against spinners will add potency to South Africa's middle-order.

South Africa rested a couple of their key players which in the final two ODIs which could be factored in for the Proteas' losses. We are likely to see Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, and Kagiso Rabada in the starting eleven which could prove be match-winning for the visitors, considering the fact that these three bowlers were the chief destructors in the first three one-dayers.

South Africa Starting Lineup

Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Junior Dala, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.

Toss Prediction

Chasing will be the way to go here with chances of rain and possibility of Duckworth-Lewis method coming into the picture.

Pitch and Conditions

It's predicted to be an evening with expected thundershowers in Colombo - something which is pretty common during this time of the year. R Premadasa features an excellent drainage system and we'll most likely get the game in. With the Duckworth-Lewis method in mind, the captains will be looking to chase first.

Our Prediction

South Africa found their way back to winning games with the change in format, but Sri Lanka corrected their mistakes and found redemption after trailing 3-0 in the series. It's going to be an important game for both the teams and South Africa look better placed to win this only T20 fixture.

Our Prediction

South Africa To Win the Match, 1.70
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Which team will win?

Sri Lanka54.1% (213)
South Africa45.9% (181)
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Comments

Abraham
India blue women will win the match....!!! Sussex Will win the toss ...!!!  Glamargon will win the match... .!!!! Jamaica thalaivas will win the match..... !! ! South Africa will win the toss ...!!!! South Africa will win the match....!!!!!
2018-08-13 18:32:00
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Anik Datta
I think Srilanka win this game.
2018-08-13 22:19:12
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Anonymous
Write your comment south Africa
2018-08-14 07:14:15
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