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South Africa Women vs Sri Lanka Women 3rd T20I: Match Preview and Prediction | Reddy Anna

Overview:

In the third and final T20I clash between South Africa Women (SA-W) and Sri Lanka Women (SL-W), both teams are geared up for a thrilling showdown | Reddy Anna. Sri Lanka managed to level the series 1-1 by securing a victory in the second match, setting the stage for an exciting decider. The match is set to take place at Buffalo Park in East London on Wednesday, April 3.


In the third and final T20I clash between South Africa Women (SA-W) and Sri Lanka Women (SL-W), both teams are geared up for a thrilling showdown | Reddy Anna
South Africa Women vs Sri Lanka Women

Key Highlights:

  • South Africa Women faced a setback in the absence of regular skipper Laura Wolvaardt, who was sidelined due to illness. Nadine de Klerk led the team in the second match.

  • Despite a commendable effort from opener Anneke Bosch and star all-rounder Marizanne Kapp, South Africa posted a modest total of 137 runs.

  • Sri Lanka's Vishmi Gunaratne and Kavisha Dilhari played crucial innings during the chase, guiding their team to victory with seven balls to spare.


Match Details:

  • Match: South Africa Women vs Sri Lanka Women, 3rd T20I

  • Venue: Buffalo Park, East London

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, April 3, 9:30 PM (IST)

  • Live Broadcast: FanCode App and Website


Pitch Analysis:

  • Buffalo Park traditionally favors fast bowlers, offering bounce and assistance to swing bowlers. Batsmen might find it challenging to score runs freely on this surface. The toss-winning captain is likely to opt for bowling first to capitalize on the favorable bowling conditions.



Head-to-Head Record:

  • Matches Played: 16

  • South Africa Women Won: 11

  • Sri Lanka Women Won: 5


Predicted Playing XIs:

South Africa Women:

  • Laura Wolvaardt (c), Tazmin Brits, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Annerie Dercksen, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Nonkululeko Mlaba, Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune

Sri Lanka Women:

  • Vishmi Gunaratne, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Harshitha Samarawickrama, Hasini Perera, Kavisha Dilhari, Nilakshika Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Inoka Ranaweera, Inoshi Priyadharshani, Achini Kulasuriya, Udeshika Prabodhani


Probable Best Performers:

  • Best Batter (SA-W): Marizanne Kapp - Kapp's recent form with the bat has been impressive, and she is expected to continue her dominance in the series decider.

  • Best Bowler (SL-W): Kavisha Dilhari - Dilhari's all-round performance in the previous match makes her a key player to watch out for in the upcoming game.


With both teams eager to clinch the series, the stage is set for an exhilarating contest between South Africa Women and Sri Lanka Women in the third T20I.

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