Our prediction is South Africa Women will win the match!
South Africa women have won the series with a match remaining still. They will look too instill another 3-0 whitewash against Sri Lanka after winning their T20I series in 3-0 score line. Lara Goodall and Laura Wolvaart set the tone of their batting with fifties at the top order.
Marizanne Kapp then set the fireworks towards the end of the innings with a quick fire 69 runs. She then combined with Tumi Sekhukhune to take two wickets apiece in the bowling. Skipper Sune Luus and Shabnim Ismail bowled economically to strangle the Sri Lanka`s chase.
Sri Lanka team has lost yet their match and series against South Africa. They will look for a consolation win in this match for this tour. Skipper Chamari Athapathathu lead the charge for the chase with a brilliant counter attacking 94. She was well supported by Sanjeewani and they made a 100 run partnership for the second wicket. Harshita Madhavi and Nilakshi de Silva had starts but failed take their team home in the chase.
Sri Lankan team had six run-outs in their two outings and suffering with their running between the wickets. Kavisha Dilhari and Shasikala Siriwardene were excellent with the ball but others bowlers did not support them by leaking runs.
Andrie Steyn – Steyn has been in good form and provided good starts in both the matches played so far.
Shabnam Ismail – Ismail has bowled beautifully controlling the run flow and giving away runs in an economy rate of just around 4 RPO.
Stats from the series:
Andrie Steyn –99 runs at a strike rate of 71 (HS – 75, 50s-1)
Tumi Sekhukhune– 4 wickets at an economy of 4.4 RPO.
Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Nadine de Klerk, Shabnim Ismail, Andrie Steyn, Lara Goodall, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus(C) , Faye Tunnicliffe (wk), Tumi Sekhukhune, Masabata Klaas.
Nilakshi de Silva – de Silva had two 30+ scores in the two matches and will look to make a big score in the last match. Often she is left with tail enders for support.
Kavisha Dilhari – Dilhari bowled a n excellent spell and had bowling figures of 10-0-34-2. She has the ability to tie up one end in the middle overs.
Stats from the series:
Chamari Athapathathu –109 runs at a strike rate of 104 (HS – 94, 50s-1)
Oshadi Ranasinghe – 4 wickets at an economy of 5.1 RPO.
Shashikala Siriwardene, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Udeshika Prabodhani, Inoka Ranaweera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Prasadani Weerakkody (wk), Nilakshi de Silva, Harshitha Madavi, Anushka Sanjeewani, Achini Kulasuriya, Kavisha Dilhari.
Senwes Park pitch provides a good balance between the bat and ball. And due to the morning start the pitch is expected to be same throughout the entire duration of the match. Average score in this pitch is 250 - 260 runs.
Teams batting second have higher win percentage in this ground. Both teams will look comfortable chasing the total rather than setting one. Both captains will look to bowl first here.
South Africa team is having an excellent series with all their top order batters amongst runs. They have the home advantage and their players are very well experienced with the conditions. Hence we expect them to win the series 3-0.
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