Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions - South Africa v Sri Lanka 3rd T20I

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions - South Africa v Sri Lanka 3rd T20I
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South Africa have already sealed the T20I series 2-0. It would be all about self-respect for Sri Lanka as they take on the field in the third and the final T20I.

Sri Lanka would definitely like to end what has been a terrible tour for them with some positives to clutch on to.

Batting first in the second T20I, South Africa lost Aiden Markram in the second over. It was then time for both rising stars of South African cricket Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen to show their class with 60s. Both batted at a strike rate of over 140. The 17-ball 33 from stand-in captain JP Duminy ensured that South Africa posted a 180- run total.

Lasith Malinga and Jeffrey Vandersay were the most economical for the visitors. Sri Lanka never seemed in the game in the second half. The team kept losing wickets at regular intervals, credit to periodic strikes from Dale Steyn, Chris Morris and Tabraiz Shamsi as the three shared seven wickets among them.

With the score 62-6 in the 10th over, the match was as good as over for Sri Lanka but Isuru Udana came out wielding his willow and in no time smashed a 48-ball 84 to give the team some hope.

However, he did not receive even a semblance of support from any other batsman and in turn the team fell 16 runs short of the total. The third T20I is likely to bring another win for the Proteas and more disappointment for the visitors.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

South Africa- Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Sinethemba Qeshile, Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi

Sri Lanka- Niroshan Dickwella, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kamindu Mendis, Angelo Perera, Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga, Jeffrey Vandersay

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – South Africa

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Kamindu Mendis (Sri Lanka), Reeza Hendricks (South Africa)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa)

Most boundaries – Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka), Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)

Team Scores Batting First – Sri Lanka 145+, South Africa 165+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned

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