South Africa vs Australia – 3rd One-Day International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is South Africa vs Australia taking place? Saturday 7th March, 2020 – 08:00 (UK)

Where is South Africa vs Australia taking place? Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

What is the expected weather for South Africa vs Australia? 22c in sunny skies

What channel is South Africa vs Australia on? South Africa vs Australia will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream South Africa vs Australia? The match can be streamed live using the SkyGo app

Where can I get tickets for South Africa vs Australia? Tickets for this match can be purchased here!

LAST MEETING
South Africa beat Australia by 6 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

SOUTH AFRICA

  • South Africa secured the ODI series against Australia with a game to spare as they built on their opening win with another success on the back of an impressive bowling display but their batsmen also produced the goods.
  • Lungi Ngidi did well in the first game but the paceman stood out even more in the second contest in Bloemfontein as he took a six-fer for career-best figures in ODI cricket that helped restrict Australia to 271.
  • Janneman Malan also made a big statement in just his second ODI for the Proteas as he put the duck on his debut behind him to smash an unbeaten 129 that helped guide the hosts to a six-wicket victory and they will aim to complete a whitewash in this final game, once again without Temba Bavuma who will sit out with a hamstring strain.

AUSTRALIA

  • Australia put in a better batting performance than in the first ODI against South Africa but it was still not enough as they suffered a second consecutive defeat and they will now hope to win the final game to avoid a whitewash.
  • David Warner and Aaron Finch put on 50 for the opening partnership and despite D’Arcy Short scoring a half-century along with skipper Finch, a late collapse meant Australia could only post 271 when they had looked poised to set a bigger target.
  • Despite keeping the scoring in-check, Australia struggled to take wickets and having managed to take just four in the second contest, the tourists are likely to recall Josh Hazlewood for this final game after he was surprisingly left out for Ashton Agar with Mitchell Starc making way as he returns to Australia to watch his wife Alyssa Healy compete in the Women's T20 World Cup final.

THE PREDICTION

South Africa sealed the ODI series against Australia and will be keen to wrap it up with a whitewash in the third and final game. The tourists will be desperate to avoid that and will push for a consolation win but they need to perform better than they have in the first two games. South Africa have impressed so far and will be full of confidence heading into this final game but the Australians are likely to have the bit between their teeth and should pick up the win here.

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