South Africa and Australia will head into the third and the final T20I of the series on Wednesday with the series tied at 1-1. Get the latest South Africa v Australia betting tips for the third T20I below.
South Africa and Australia will complete their competitive preparations for the Forthcoming World T20 Tournament in India, when they meet in the third and final game of a three match T20I series at Newlands in Cape Town on Wednesday.
The series is now locked at 1-1, after Australia’s thrilling victory at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. A result that brought to an end, the Proteas run of five successive wins, and ended their own losing streak of five matches on the trot.
Newlands has hosted six previous T20Is featuring South Africa, and the ground has seen the home team claim victory in three of those fixtures. The most recent of which was just last month against England. Although they kept the visitors down to just 134-8, with spinner Tahor leading the way in taking 4-21, the Proteas needed their full allocation of overs to run down their modest target.
Australia have only played one previous T20I at the venue, which came back in 2011, when they won by 5-wickets. Reaching their target of 147 with five wickets and three balls remaining.
South Africa will undoubtedly be concerned with the amount of extras that they conceded in Johannesburg, that probably cost the game, and will likely lead to the same outcome if they are as ill-disciplined at the World T20 in india.
The Proteas delivered eight wides and two no-balls, in contrast to their opponents three wides and just a solitary no-ball.
Specifically, many of those extras came at the death of the Australian innings. Chris Morris, such an expensive purchase for this season’s Indian Premier League, delivered a no-ball and two wides in the 17th over, while even Dale Steyn bowled a no-ball in the 18th.
To cap it all off, Kagiso Rabada, who has received such glowing plaudits in recent weeks, bowled two wides in the final over.
South Africa v Australia betting tips for the 3rd T20I:
South Africa to win with bet365: 5/6
AB de Villiers to top-score for South Africa
The South Africa v Australia 3rd T20I will be played on March 9. It begins at 4 pm GMT.