Leading the three T20I matches series by 2-0 against Sri Lanka, The proteaus will be looking to clean sweep the three-match T20I series and declare their supremacy in the last match which is to be played on the 14th of September. Fans can buy England Vs South Africa Tickets from our website.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa, third T20I
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
September 14, 19:00 local
Along side the International Cricket Council Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is only a month away, the ongoing series is the last international piece of work for the two sides to get all set their composing for the main mega event. The pair of teams have previously declared their international squads for the main mega event and will be thinking to give their players the most wanted training and practice.
Sri Lanka have a lot to worry and think about. They have many major problems with their batting orders and struggled in the whole series. Falling short by just 28 runs on a very pleasant batting pathway and being bowled out for just 103 in the second match of the series. Also during their 2-1 victory against the Indians, their batting order struggled had outcropped. They will have one more possibility to rein form and put profound thought into resolving this issue if they have to make it to the Super 12 round of the Main Mega Event.
Contrarily, South Africa have performed very well on the turning pitches. This is the 3rd series they have been winning a row. They’re in form and well performing batsmen have been in the middle of runs and their bowlers especially spinners have constructed the most out of the pitches when they are offered. The players they are having on their benches will be eyeing on to get some cricket on the field before they would be departing to the UAE for the ICC T20I World Cup.
Remember the last time:
South Africa’s spinners put on an excellent performance in the second T20I, considering for the nine of the 10 wickets as they opponent team were bowled out for just a small total of 103. Only from Kusal Perera (30), all the additional batsmen were not able to get past just 20 runs, with seven batsmen’s among them failing to score a double digit individual score.
In answer, the Proteaus were dispassionate in their run chase. Giving away only the wicket of Reeza Hendricks (18) but not before he put up a strong 62-run opening stand with his partner Quinton de Kock. For this part, the opener de Kock was extra ordinary and brilliant with the bat, taking on the opponent Sri Lankan bowlers with such an ease and smashing them with seven fours in his unbeaten 58 runs as they registered a huge nine wicket victory and also claiming the series from the Srilankans.
What they said:
Keshav Maharaj (South Africa captain): “All credit for this win and the previous wins to my team. They made my life much easier as a captain. We had only simple plans and it all paid off very well. It is most important that we keep building on the positives. We could bowl better in the power play and concede less runs and with our batting. There has been a huge betterment in the previous two years for us.”
Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka captain): “We need to change our approach in the middle overs. It is a major issue for us and we need to come up with better plans. In the future for the World Cup. This mindset and this approach needs to be changed in the boys in our team.”