Durban, March 10, Sunday at 01:30 PM IST
Yet another thumping defeat and the visitors are at the verge of losing the ODI series after the stellar show in the test series. The underdogs faced 113 runs drubbing in the second ODI at Centurion and are standing in a must-win situation to stay alive in the series. The hosts South Africa are ahead by a 2-0 lead in the five-match OID series and would be hoping to seal the series when both the sides feature at Kingsmead, Durban on Sunday noon. The clash will begin at 01:30 PM IST.
In the second ODI at Centurion, Sri Lanka opted to bat first after winning the toss. Put into bat first, Proteas posted a competitive total of 251 in 45.1 overs with the help of crucial 94 runs knock from Quinton de Kock and a fifty from skipper Faf du Plessis. For the visitors, Thisara Perera was the pick of the bowlers, finishing at 3-36 while Lasith Malinga and Dhananjaya de Silva returned with two wickets each.
In reply, the visitors were bowled out for a paltry 138 in 32.2 overs, falling short by 113 runs. Oshado Fernando (31 of 45) was the top scorer for the side. For the Proteas, pacers L Ngidi and K Rabada shared 5 wickets together while I Tahir accounted for 2-39 in his 9 overs.
It will be interesting to watch if Sri Lanka manages a comeback and secure a win to save the series or continues the bad run. Till then, let’s have a look at playing11 and fantasy picks.
Avg 1st inn score: 237
Avg 2nd inn score: 186
Highest Total: 372/6 (49.2 Ov) by RSA vs AUS
Lowest Total: 91/10 (29.1 Ov) by IND vs RSA
Highest Chased: 372/6 (49.2 Ov) by RSA vs AUS
Lowest Defended: 208/6 (50 Ov) by PAK vs RSA
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The probable SL vs SA playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen: Oshada Fernando, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera
All-rounder: Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera
Bowlers: Akila Dananjaya, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga (c), V Fernando
Wicketkeeper: Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis (c), R van der Dussen, David Miller
All-rounder: Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, I Tahir, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Kasun Rajitha, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (vice-captain, wkt), Akila Dananjaya, Avishka Fernando, Lasith Malinga (capt), Angelo Perera, Kusal Perera, Priyamal Perera, Upul Tharanga, Isuru Udana
David Miller, Faf du Plessis (capt), Kagiso Rabada, Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen
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Quinton De Kock and Faf du Plessis are a must have batters. With 175 runs De Kock is the leading run scorer in the side while with 169 runs Faf du Plessis is the second top scorer in the series.
Pacers L Ngidi and K Rabada have accounted for 9 wickets in total so far and will be the key in Proteas bowling attack. Also, Imran Tahir has bagged 5 wickets so far.
Thisara Perera, L Malinga and Dhananjaya de Silva are the key bowlers from the visitor’s side
Sri Lanka win the toss and will bowl first
Isuru Udana and allrounder Kamindu Mendis come into playing11
Dhananjay De Silva and V Fernando are out
Sri Kanka 11: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 2 Avishka Fernando, 3 Oshada Fernando, 4 Kusal Perera, 5 Kusal Mendis, 6 Kamindu Mendis, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Akila Dananjaya, 9 Lasith Malinga (capt), 10 Isuru Udana, 11 Kasun Rajitha
South Africa –
Dwaine Pretorius comes in for Wiaan Mulder
T Shamshi comes in for A Nortje
Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Faf du Plessis (capt), 5 David Miller, 6 Dwaine Pretorius, 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Kagiso Rabada, 9 Imran Tahir, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi
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