SA-W vs SL-W Match Prediction – Who will win today’s 3rd T20I match between South Africa Women vs Sri Lanka Women?

South Africa women take on Sri Lanka women in the third T20I match on Wednesday, April 3.

By Anaswara V Rajan

Published – 02 Apr 2024, 14:02 IST | Updated – 02 Apr 2024, 14:27 IST

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South Africa women (SA-W) and Sri Lanka women (SL-W) are all set to cross swords in the third and final T20I of the ongoing three-match series on Wednesday, April 3. Sri Lanka won the second game in Potchefstroom by seven wickets to level the series 1-1. The series decider is scheduled to commence at the Buffalo Park in the East London.

Laura Wolvaardt, the regular skipper, was ruled out through illness and the team was led by Nadine de Klerk in the second game. After winning the toss and opting to bat first the hosts could only score a below-par 137 runs despite opener Anneke Bosch’s crucial fifty. Star all-rounder Marizanne Kapp also played a significant knock, of 36-ball 44 runs. Achini Kulasuriya was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka, who finished with excellent figures of 2/26.

During the chase, 18-year-old Vishmi Gunaratne led the charge for the visitors scoring 65 runs off 57 deliveries, with the help of nine boundaries and one maximum. Later, Kavisha Dilhari, who came to bat at No. 5 played a quickfire 45* off 28 deliveries as Sri Lanka chased down the target with seven balls to spare. 

SA-W vs SL-W Match Details

Particulars 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 and Streaming Details FanCode App and Website

Buffalo Park Pitch Report

The pitch at Buffalo Park generally assists fast bowlers. Batters might find it difficult at this venue because of the bounce of this wicket. The swing bowlers will get more benefit at this ground. The toss-winning captain is likely to opt to bowl first at this surface in order to take full advantage of the conditions. 

SA-W vs SL-W Head-to-Head Record:

Matches played 16
South Africa Women won 11
Sri Lanka Women won 05

SA-W vs SL-W 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 

SA-W vs SL-W Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter: Marizanne Kapp (SA-W)

Marizanne Kapp could be the best batter in the forthcoming game against Sri Lanka. She scored 44 off 36 deliveries, including five boundaries and two maximums in the second T20I. She showcased her batting prowess in the opening T20I as well, forging a stunning 116-run with Laura Wolvaardt. She is expected to carry forward her form and help her side win the series.

Probable Best Bowler: Kavisha Dilhari (SL-W)

Kavisha Dilhari starred for Sri Lanka with the bat and ball in the second T20I. She finished with figures of 1/22 and scored an unbeaten 45 to help her side win the game and eventually named Player of the Match for her significant contribution. She is expected to showcase her bowling prowess in the series decider.

Today’s Match Prediction: Chasing team to win the match

Scenario – 1

South Africa Women win the toss and bowl

Powerplay Score – 35-45

First Innings Score – 140-160

South Africa Women win the match

Scenario – 2

Sri Lanka Women win the toss and bowl

Powerplay Score – 40-50

First Innings Score – 150-170

Sri Lanka Women win the match

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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