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South Africa vs Australia 3rd ODI Match Prediction

Betting Tips

  • South Africa have already wrapped up a series win, with Heinrich Klaasen's century in the first game helping them to victory and Janneman Malan getting in on the act last time out.
  • Lungi Ngidi took 6-58 to restrict Australia to 271 in the most recent game - moving to 50 ODI wickets in just 26 appearances - before Malan's 129* helped them to a six-wicket win.
  • Australia's ODI form shows just one win in seven matches now, but they will hope to sign off with a consolation win given their strong line-up.

South Africa vs Australia 3rd ODI Match Prediction

South Africa could secure a series whitewash when they take on Australia in the third and final ODI of this series. The match takes place at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, on March 7 and the live action gets underway at 10:00 local time.

South Africa have proved too good so far, winning both matches comfortably. In the first game, Heinrich Klaasen hit 123* from 114 balls in a total of 291/7 and the Proteas bowled Australia out for 217 in reply.

Last time out, Australia looked well set for a big score until Lungi Ngidi ripped through their lower order. He took 6-58 and Australia were all out for 271, setting it up for Janneman Malan’s 129* to lead them to a six-wicket win.

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Toss Prediction

Australia finally won the toss and batted first last time out, but they may wish to field first this time.

Weather Report

Potchefstroom will be perfect for cricket, with warm temperatures, no rain and very low humidity too.

Pitch Condition

The evidence of the Under-19 World Cup is that this will be a balanced wicket, with something in it for everyone.

 

South Africa

South Africa Team News & Playing 11

SA Team News

South Africa’s only change last time out was an enforced one, with JJ Smuts replacing injured Temba Bavuma. Rassie van der Dussen has come into the squad, but Smuts’ decent knock at number three should earn him another chance. There could be bowling changes for this match given the series is wrapped up – Lutho Sipamla and Beuran Hendricks are yet to feature.

SA Key Players

Quinton de Kock: Quiet so far, but the South Africa batsman is still their key man at the top of the order and will be keen to sign off with a big score.

Lungi Ngidi: Started the series with 3-30 in the first game and then stepped things up another level when he ripped through the Australian lower order to claim 6-58 last time out and pass 50 ODI wickets.

Heinrich Klaasen: Hit a match-winning 123* from 114 balls in the first game and continued his good batting form with 51 from 52 balls last time out.

SA Team Form

South Africa have sealed a series victory to follow their tied series with England. Heinrich Klaasen and Janneman Malan have both hit centuries in this series with Australia, while Lungi Ngidi’s nine wickets – including 6-58 last time out – have been key too. They have won both matches comfortably.

South Africa Predicted Playing 11

  • Quinton de Kock (c,wk), Janneman Malan, JJ Smuts, Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Verreynne, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

 

Australia

Australia Team News & Playing 11

AUS Team News

There will be at least one change for Australia, with Mitchell Starc having been given permission to fly home to watch wife Alyssa Healy play in the T20 World Cup final. Ashton Agar came into the team last time out, but the extra spin option could not prevent another defeat. Kane Richardson and Josh Hazlewood could both feature in the final game.

AUS Key Players

Steve Smith: Scored 76 in the opening game to back up the two big scores he hit against India, and his batting form will be key to Australia’s hopes of ending their losing streak.

David Warner: A fast-paced 35 in a 50-run opening partnership set a good platform last time out, but Australia know if Warner goes deeper they could be on for a very big score.

Pat Cummins: Took his 100th ODI wicket in the first game of the series and claimed 1-59 last time out to move to four wickets in this series.

AUS Team Form

World Cup semi-final elimination, a 2-1 series defeat to India and now this series loss means Australia have won ODI win in their last seven matches. There have been some positives – Steve Smith has been in excellent batting form in three of the last four defeats, for example – but they failed to capitalise on Aaron Finch and D’Arcy Short’s half-centuries last time out as South Africa slammed the brakes on the tourists’ innings and then went on to win by six wickets.

Australia Predicted Playing 11

  • David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, D’Arcy Short, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

South Africa vs Australia Team Form in Last Five Matches
SA : W W L NR W
AUS : L L L L W

SA vs AUS Head to Head

South Africa have now won three ODI matches in a row against Australia – one at the World Cup and two in this series – to be the first of the two to 50 ODI wins in the head-to-head record. Lungi Ngidi’s nine wickets have been key in this series, with Heinrich Klaasen and Janneman Malan delivering the goods with the bat in two good all-round Proteas’ performances.

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SA vs AUS Head to Head Stats

Matches Played SA Won AUS Won Tie No Result
102 50 48 3 1

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