SA vs ENG will face the struggling England side in the 3rd and final One-day international match to be played at Diamond Oval, Kimberly, on 1 February 2023.
The second match played at Mangaung Oval, Blofemntion on 29 January was a high-scoring affair. England was asked to bat first and posted a massive total of 342 for 7 in 50 overs. Thanks to a brilliant 80 by Harry Brooks, Jos Buttler’s unbeaten 94 off 82 balls, and 51 by Moeen Ali, a quickfire knock by Sam Curran helped the visitors post a big total.
England’s bowling department struggled a lot with Reece Topley, and Chris Woakes being the changes from the first match. Olly Stone was the pick of bowlers with 2 for 48 in 10 overs. Adil Rashid picked up 2 wickets but went for 72 runs. Sam Curran grabbed 1 wicket giving away 60 runs.
South Africa captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and decided to field first. Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jansen, and Keshav Maharaj were included in the playing XI. All the South African went for runs as Nortje was the pick of bowlers with 2 wickets while Wayne Parnell, Ngidi, Jansen, Maharaj, and Markram took 1 wicket each.
Temba Bavuma led from the front with a brilliant century along with valuable contributions by Klassen, Dussen, and de Kock. David Miller and Marco Jansen finished the match helping South Africa chase their 3rd highest-ever run chase in ODIs.
Details: England vs South Africa, 3rd ODI
Venue: Diamond Oval, Kimberly
Date and Time: Wednesday, Feb 1, 4.30 PM
The last match played at this venue was between Zimbabwe and South Africa in 2018. Both teams’ pacers did a great job as Zimbabwe scored just 117 runs while the hosts won the match by 5 wickets.
It would help the pace bowlers initially with the new ball and would become better to bat on later. The captains winning the toss would look like bowling first as bowlers can create an impact with the new ball on a fresh wicket.
Out of 14 ODI matches played on this venue, the teams batting second have won 11 times. The average score batting first has been 229. Quinton de Kock’s 168 not out remains the best induvial score on this venue.
A high-profile game awaits as both teams will try to win the game. While South Africa has started the series with a win, England will try to bounce back as well. Betway has also placed its odds in favour of South Africa as well at 2.10.
South Africa (SA) versus England (England)- Predicted Playing XI
South Africa- Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Klassen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Sisanda Magala, Anrich Nortje, Shamsi
England- Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brooks, Jos Buttler (C) (WK), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Olly Stone
Fantasy Team selection: SA vs Eng
Team 1: Temba Bavuma, Jason Roy (VC), David Miller, Harry Brooks, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Shamsi, Rassie Van der Dussen, Moeen Ali, De Kock (C)
Team 2: Rassie Van Dussen, Ben Duckett, Jos Buttler (C), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Nortje, David Miller (VC) , Dawid Malan, Aiden Markram
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