SA vs ENG 3rd ODI: Match prediction

SA vs ENG 3rd ODI

SA vs ENG 3rd ODI: South Africa has taken a commanding 2-0 lead in the three-game series after claiming victory against the reigning world champions England in each of the last two games of the series. Wednesday will be the day when the Diamond Oval in Kimberley plays host to the third and final match of the series. Even though it is a meaningless match, South Africa still has a lot riding on the outcome because there is a spot in the World Cup up for grabs. As a result of this series, they have already accumulated 10 points in the World Cup Super League and have moved up to the ninth spot on the table.

SA vs ENG 3rd ODI: Match details

Match: SA vs ENG 3rd ODI, England tour of South Africa

Date: Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Time: 4:30 PM

Venue: Diamond Oval, Kimberley

SA vs ENG 3rd ODI: Match Overview

South Africa

In order to win the series against England, South Africa completed a heroic chase in the second one-day international (ODI). The South African batters made short work of chasing a goal of 343 by knocking it off with five balls to spare. The mark might have seemed like it would be difficult to chase, but the South African batters did it. Temba Bavuma, their captain, had an outstanding century, scoring 109 runs off 102 balls, and this helped set the stage for the chase.

This South African batting combination is really powerful and bats to a significant depth. Even though Quinton de Kock has struggled in the first two One-Day Internationals (ODIs), he is still a good opener in ODIs.

Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Wayne Parnell, and Marco Jansen are the four world-class speed bowlers that South Africa has at their disposal. These bowlers have the ability to be successful on every pitch. It’s possible that they scored some runs in the last encounter, although the wicket was quite run-friendly.


The loss that England suffered in the second one-day international against South Africa became their fifth straight loss in the format, which is their worst run since the World Cup in 2015. Although most other teams would have hit the “panic button” at this point, England should not be excessively concerned about their situation.

The team, on the other hand, would be worried about their bowling not having enough bite. In the match before this one, Chris Woakes scored 60 runs in just 6.1 overs. Both Reece Topley (0-74 in 9 overs) and Adil Rashid (2-72 in 10 overs) cost the team a lot of runs as well. On this batting surface, Olly Stone bowled an outstanding stint, taking two wickets and leaving 48 runs behind after ten overs. It seems possible that England may start Jofra Archer rather than Topley in the last one-day international.

 SA vs ENG 3rd ODI: Probable XI

South Africa

Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje.


Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Harry Brook, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Olly Stone, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer.

SA vs ENG 3rd ODI: Weather report

The Diamond Oval in Kimberley has a pitch that has a good level of balance. It is quite unlikely to be as level as the one that was played on during the first two one-day internationals that were played at Mangaung Oval. The seam bowlers have a shot of success throughout the game, but batsmen who take their time getting into their groove have a better chance of scoring a lot of runs.

During the day of the match in Kimberley, it is possible that there may be a stray afternoon thunderstorm. Despite this, we should still receive the complete game.

SA vs ENG 3rd ODI: Venue and Toss Prediction

11 of the 14 One-Day Internationals that have been played at this venue have been won by the team that was pursuing. It is therefore likely that the side that wins the toss will bat second.

At the Diamond Oval in Kimberley, there have been a total of 14 One-Day International matches played. When batting first in this location, the average score is 223. The highest total ever scored at the venue was 304-5, which was achieved by Sri Lanka in their match against South Africa while they were attempting to chase down a target of 300.  

SA vs ENG 3rd ODI: Pre-play prediction

Best batter: Quinton de Kock (SA), Jos Buttler (ENG)

Best bowler: Lungi Ngidi (SA), Olly Stone (ENG)

Top all-rounder: Wayne Parnell (SA), Sam Curran (ENG)

Player of the match: Quinton de Kock (SA)

SA vs ENG 3rd ODI: Match Prediction

South Africa’s objective in the third and final ODI, having already won the series, would be to improve its record to 3-0. As was previously said, they have crucial World Cup Super League points to earn and will not take the situation lightly. Concerningly, England has lost another One-Day International series. Nevertheless, the world champs have sufficient firepower to defeat the greatest. After a couple of impressive victories, one anticipates they will return to their winning ways. Maybe the third ODI will pave the path for it.

We believe England will win the final ODI and conclude the series on a positive note. 

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