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Here’s the South Africa vs Australia prediction for the third and final game. Australia claimed an unassailable lead of 2-0 with another dominant display in the second T20I. The two teams will now meet in the third and final T20 international at the same venue, Kingsmead in Durban on September 3rd. Australia remain favourites heading into the match at 1/2 (1.50). South Africa, on the other hand, have bigger odds of 3/2 (2.50).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- South Africa vs Australia, 3rd T20I
- September 3, 2023 – 12 PM GMT
- Kingsmead, Durban
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
In the two games played at Kingsmead this series, the team batting first posted 226 and 164. The pitches are generally competitive, maintaining a good balance between bat and ball. The average batting first score here in T20 cricket reads 153.
The weather in Durban is expected to be sunny and humid on Sunday afternoon. There’s no threat of rain with less than a 5% chance of precipitation.
South Africa vs Australia Prediction
Australia obliterated the Proteas by 111 runs in the series opener and followed it up with an eight-wicket thumping. They possess a much stronger batting line-up and a potent bowling attack. The hosts, on the other hand, have been mediocre in both departments.
Our Prediction: Australia to win this match at 1/2 (1.50).
Aiden Markram scored 49 off 38 in the previous game after they suffered a collapse. He has good numbers in the format and can be backed to be the top batter for South Africa at 13/5 (3.60). Mitchell Marsh has scored back to back unbeaten fifties this series. With such ridiculous form on his side, you can bet on him to be Australia’s top batter at 2/1 (3.00).
Our Prediction: Aiden Markram to be South Africa’s top run-scorer at 13/5 (3.60).
Nathan Ellis was excellent in the second game, picking 3 for 25 with a maiden. You can back him to be Australia’s best bowler at 11/4 (3.75). South African bowlers have been smashed all over the park this series. But you can take a punt on Tabraiz Shamsi to be the top bowler for South Africa at 4/1 (5.00).
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Our Prediction: Nathan Ellis to be Australia’s top wicket-taker at 11/4 (3.75).
Man of the Match
Mitchell Marsh has been in the form of his life. He smashed 92* off 49 in the first game and backed it up with 79* off 39. Betting on Marsh to be the player of the match could give you good returns at 9/1 (10.00).
Our Prediction: Mitchell Marsh to be the Man of the Match at 9/1 (10.00) odds.
South Africa vs Australia Preview
The home side would be hoping to get a consolation win when they take on the Aussies on Sunday. Here’s a short preview of the two sides before the third T20I.
The Proteas had a great start to their innings with Temba Bavuma smashing 35 off 17 but were soon reduced to 46/4. Aiden Markram made 49 while Tristan Stubbs struck 27 as they recovered to post 164. However, it wasn’t enough for a bowling attack that looked toothless.
The home side do not have many bowling options for this series due to injuries and other reasons. Keshav Maharaj could be back for this game.
Squad: Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram (c), Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Lungi Ngidi, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi
Australia’s bowlers were on target in the second game as well. Nathan Ellis and Sean Abbott bagged three scalps each while Jason Behrendorff picked two. Chasing 165, Matt Short struck 66 off 30 while Mitchell Marsh went on to hammer an unbeaten 79 in just 39 balls to complete the chase in 14.5 overs.
Australia brought in Adam Zampa and Jason Behrendorff in the second game. But expect Spencer Johnson and Tanveer Sangha to get another opportunity.
Squad: Matt Short, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (c), Josh Inglis (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Aaron Hardie, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Spencer Johnson, Tanveer Sangha
How to Watch South Africa vs Australia T20Is in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
For the fans living in the UK, BT Sports will broadcast the third South Africa vs Australia T20I exclusively.
- BT Sports (TV)
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