SRI LANKA TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA 2019
Isuru Udana’s 48-ball 84* went in useless as Sri Lanka misplaced by 16 runs in Centurion © AFP
South Africa could have fielded a aspect with out 5 mainstay gamers, however but discovered a approach to decide up a 16-run win, thus sealing the T20I collection 2-Zero with a sport to play. Whereas Sri Lanka defied all odds and created historical past within the Checks, they have been handed a Zero-5 actuality verify within the ODIs, and after dropping the primary two T20Is, are on the cusp of one other whitewash within the remaining leg of their tour to South Africa. Or can they end with a win?
After a Tremendous Over within the first sport that South Africa stole a win in, do not let the 16-run margin of loss for Sri Lanka within the second idiot you. Sri Lanka have been fairly common for over half their innings, slipping to 87 for 7 within the 14th over earlier than Isuru Udana’s unbeaten 48-ball 84 was the saving grace, taking them nearer to the goal. However their persistent hassle within the batting was obvious, with the highest order as soon as once more being unable to see via South Africa’s assault, albiet it’s a depleted one.
For the hosts, it was the 116-run stand between Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen that was the pivot of the South African victory. Hendricks bought 65, whereas van der Dussen bought 64 because the pair lay the inspiration for a complete of 180, which turned a bit an excessive amount of for the guests in the long run.
Though the sport lacks context in the case of the bigger image, there’s all the time one thing to play for. Whereas Sri Lanka will wish to finish their tour with some pleasure, and carry ahead not less than some positivity main into the World Cup, South Africa might be aiming to finish their dwelling season with confidence and momentum on their aspect.
When: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, March 24, 2019
The place: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
What to anticipate: Whereas the temperature is forecast across the mid-20s, some gentle showers are anticipated in a single day, however not on the day.
South Africa: South Africa performed all their all-rounders – Chris Morris and Dwaine Pretorius within the absence of their key gamers within the second T20I. JP Duminy led the aspect to a win. South Africa are prone to play the identical XI.
Possible XI: Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy (c), David Miller (wk), Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius, Sinethemba Qeshile, Dale Steyn, Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi
Sri Lanka: Sadeera Samarawickrama and Asitha Fernando have not had a sport to date on the tour, and could also be given a sport if the administration wish to give everybody within the squad a go. Else, they could follow the identical line-up.
Possible XI: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga (c), Jeffrey Vandersay
What they mentioned:
“At all times good to get a collection win underneath the belt. All in all, a superb workforce efficiency. At all times good to play within the Highveld and we’re trying ahead to Sunday and hopefully we’ll finish the collection on a excessive.” JP Duminy after the second T20I.
“I really feel after World Cup I’d attempt to play the T20 World Cup and possibly that might be my final.” – Lasith Malinga