Third ODI like all other previous match turned out to be an one sided affair. Srilanka continued to struggle against South African bowlers nor there was any bowler who was threatning for host batsman. With visitors already losing the series, they have to put some impressive performance to salvage some pride otherwise its going to be an another clean sweep faced by them.
Third match started well for visitors,as there captain Upul Tharanga decided to open innings with Niroshan Dickwella. They gave very good platform for upcoming batsman to post a par score for there side. But after Tharanga go out, visitors middle order crumbled under pressure. Niroshan Dickwella was losing partners at other end and so was not able to stitch any partnerships. Soon after he got out on 74, Srilanka side got bowled in 40 overs with posting163 as target. Target was always a below par score, and with strong batting line-up host posses it was always going to be an easy run chase. South Africa were jolted at start of the innings as their opener Quinton De Kock got bowled out very early. Than came hosts man in form Duplessis, but he thrown his wicket away after getting decent start, soon Amla too followed him. But with the captain AB devillers around, visitors was never going to win the match. He completed his half century and won the match along with Jp Duminy.
Fourth match is a day night event and is going to be played in Newlands, Cape Town on Feb 7.
South Africa have gained an un-assassinable lead in the series. Now they will be looking to do some experiments in their squad, to test there bench strength and avail each players match practice.
There are no injury issues to host but they can tend to experiment little bit in there winning side.Team management will be happy that in each game different batsman have took responsiblity to win. David Miller was replaced by Farhan Behradien. They rested Wayne Parnell in third ODI, replacing him was Dwaine Pretorius who took 3 wickets in the match.
South Africa Squad : AB de Villiers(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Tabraiz Shamsi
Key Players : Faf Duplessis, Ab Devillers, Quinton De Kock, Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir
Injured : David Miller
Srilanka will be looking to win rest of two matches for their pride. Srilanka batting has let them down in the series, as they are unable to score the runs which their bowler can defend. There experienced players Mendis, Chandimal, Tharanga did not step up to there responsibility and as a result they have managed to give away an un-assassinable lead to opponents.
With series already lost Srilanka can alter there batting line-up. They finally got their opening combination right, which is only good signal from previous match. Visitors bowler have impressed in patches, with mystery spinner Lahiru Sandakan troubling the South African batsman more often than not. But they can’t do much until there batsman set a good target on board.
Sri Lanka Squad : Upul Tharanga(c), Dinesh Chandimal(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Sandun Weerakkody, Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunarathne, Chathuranga de Silva, Sachith Pathirana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Madushanka, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Vikum Sanjaya
Key Players : Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis
FANTASY CRICKET Team
All fantasy player’s across India, can select his team too win some games.
Ab Devillers(c) , Faf Duplessis(vc), Quinton De Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Niroshan Dickwella, JP Duminy, Upul Tharanga, Sachitra Pathirana, Kagiso Rabada (Imran Tahir OUT), Dwaine Pretorius, Suranga Lakmal
Captain & Vice Captain: So in our expert team we have selected ABD as captain and for Vice Capitan we have chosen Duplessis, you can go with anyone according to your views. We chose Duplessis because he is in good form in this series. Along with him ABD because he is looking in knick and have found his mojo back. ANY SUGGESTION PLEASE COMMENT BELOW.
Batsman: De Kock, Amla, Dickwella, Tharanga are in my squad. South African batsmans have shown glimpses of good form. Both Srilankan batsman played well in last match and will be very positive while approaching batting next time.ANY SUGGESTION PLEASE COMMENT BELOW.
Allrounder: Southafrican Duminy, Pretorius are selected because Duminy is a good all round option along with him we have selected new comer Pretorius as he picked three in last match. ANY SUGGESTION PLEASE COMMENT BELOW.
Bowlers: In bowlers we have gone with 1 spinners and 2pacer combo. Prassana, he wi’ll be handy with ball and bat both. Out of two fast bowler one is Suranga Lakmal, who bowled really good line and length in previous match. Other than that I have taken Kagiso Rabada. ANY SUGGESTION PLEASE COMMENT BELOW.
Note: Please review the team once more before the start of the match, to get notified of any changes due to injury.
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