Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Sri Lanka vs South Africa – 2nd ODI – 4th September
The 2nd ODI of the South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka 2021 will take place between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Current Form Sri Lanka and South Africa:
Sri Lanka defeated South Africa comfortably in the first ODI of the series. Sri Lankan side looked confident right from the word go. Their skipper announced his wish for a clean sweep right before the toss. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first.
Minod Bhanuka and Avishka Fernando dealt with the pacers very well early on. However, the introduction of Keshav Maharaj into the attack put brakes on the scoring rate. Minod Bhanuka was cleaned up by Aiden Markram, while Bhanuka Rajapaksa fell to Keshav Maharaj. Dhananjaya de Silva along with Avishka Fernando kept the scoreboard moving. They stitched a stand of 79 runs for the 3rd wicket.
After Dhananjaya fell, Charith Asalanka took over and smashed the bowlers to all parts of the ground. In the meanwhile, Fernando reached a well deserved ton. Fernando was dismissed after he made 118 in just 115 balls. Charith Asalanka was also impressive with the knock of 72 in 62 balls. On the back of these phenomenal performances, Sri Lanka reached the 300 run mark in 50 overs.
Chasing 301, Janneman Malan and Aiden Markram provided South Africa with an ideal start and stitched a partnership of 49 runs for the first wicket. Malan was dismissed by Wanindu Hasaranga in the 10th over. After Malan’s dismissal, Markram joined hands with the captain Temba Bavuma and kept the scoreboard moving. Bavuma was unfortunately retired out and replaced by Rassie Van der Dussen who played a good hand with the bat and gave Markram an assured company. Markram was dismissed in the nervous nineties for 96. Rassie van der Dussen played shots all around the park and threatened to take the game away from Sri Lanka, however his innings was cut short by Akila Dananjaya and South Africa looked in all sorts of trouble. In the end, South Africa finished their innings with 286 for 6 on board, falling short by 14 runs.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Dasun Shanaka (c), Minod Banuka, Dinesh Chandimal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pulina Tharanga, Ramesh Mendis, Sahan Aarchchige, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Ashen Bandara, Kamindu Mendis, Lahiru Madushanka (Subject to fitness), Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Mahesh Theekshana, Lakshan Sandakan, Asitha Fernando, Ishan Jayaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Kusal Janith Perera, Avishka Fernando, Dananjaya Lakshan, Shiran Fernando
Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, George Linde, Janneman Malan, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams, Junior Dala, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Heinrich Klaasen
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – South Africa
Who will win? Sri Lanka
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Janneman Malan (South Africa), Avishka Fernando (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Keshav Maharaj (South Africa), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes – Janneman Malan (South Africa), Avishka Fernando (Sri Lanka)
Player of the Match- Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
Team Scores Batting first – South Africa 250+, Sri Lanka 290+
Match Handicap: Sri Lanka
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*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, so stay tuned.
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