Sri Lanka vs South Africa ODI series 2021-22 – 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka vs South Africa ODI series 2021

3rd ODI:

Third and last but deciding ODI of the series of 3 ODI matches between Sri Lanka and South Africa is going to be played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on September 7th 2021.

Sri Lanka  vs South Africa History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the eleventh bilateral series between the teams, The host won twice. The visiting team won 7 times. 1 series, the inaugural series, was concluded as a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 9 series in a span of 28 years, between 1993 to present, where Sri Lanka won 2 times and South Africa won 7 times.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa was 1 series in 2004 and 2013.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa was 1 series in 1993, 2004 and 2013.

The most consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka was 4 series from 2014 to present.

The longest unbeaten streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka was 4 series from 2014 to present.

South Africa never lost the series against Sri Lanka after 2014.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Sri Lanka against South Africa are LLLLW.

Matches:

The teams completed 79 meetings in the longest format of limited overs cricket, till date. The host won 32 times, whereas the opponent won 45 times. 1 match resulted in a tie and 1 match was concluded without any result. 1 match was called off without a toss (abandoned) and 2 matches were cancelled.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa was 6 ODIs from 2004 to 2006.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa was 7 ODIs from 2003 to 2006.

The most consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka was 11 ODIs between 2014 to 2018.

The longest unbeaten streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka was 11 ODIs between 2014 to 2018.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against South Africa are LWLLL.

Sri Lankan Backyard:

Series:

When touring Sri Lanka by South Africa, the teams met to play bilateral series 5 times, out of them, the host won the series twice and the visitors won twice. 1 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 4 series from 2004 to present, where Sri Lanka won twice and South Africa won twice, too.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka was 2 series from 2004 and 2014.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka was 3 series from 1993 and 2014.

The most consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 2 series from 2014 to present.

The longest unbeaten streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 2 series from 2014 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka are LLWWD.

Matches:

On the soil of Sri Lanka, the teams faced each other 26 times. Out of them, Sri Lanka received victory 17 times and defeated 8 times with 1 without any result (no result). 1 match was called off without a toss (abandoned) and 2 matches were cancelled.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka was 11 ODIs from 1993 to 2013.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka was 11 ODIs from 1993 to 2013.

The most consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 4 ODIs from 2014 to 2018.

The longest unbeaten streak for South Africa against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 4 ODIs from 2014 to 2018.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against South Africa in Sri Lanka are LWWWL.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa ODI series 2021-22 – 2nd ODI

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the ninth rank (Sri Lanka) and fifth rank (South Africa) teams. The host is 20 points behind the visitors.

The Home Team:

In case, the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 7 points and come to eighth rank from ninth rank in the position, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 2 points without impact in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 1 point and have no impact in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 5 points and stay at the ninth position in the rankings.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will earn 0 to 1 point without impact in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will  earn 3 to 4 points and stay at the current rank in the table. 

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 2 points with no impact in the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka are LWWLL.

The Visiting Team:

In case, the visiting team will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 3 points and stay in the same position in the ranking table, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose 9 points without having an impact in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 6 points without having an impact in the rankings. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 2 points and stay at the fifth position in the ranking table. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 3 to 5 points without having an impact in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team may gain 1 point or lose 1 point and stay at the current rank in the rankings. 

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 2 points without having an impact in the ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa are WLWLL.

The Third Outing:

The result of the match will impact the team’s points, as if the result will go in favor of the host then the home team will gain 2 points and no impact in the ranks, whereas, the visiting team will lose 3 points without having an impact in the rankings. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visiting team will gain 1 point without having an impact in the position and the home team will lose 1 point without having an impact in the position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Colombo shows the thunderstorms would be expected in the beginning of the match but the weather would be partly cloudy after it till end of the match. There is a high chance of rain in the first hour of the game, as the precipitation percentage would be 60% but after first hour, there is a less chance of the rain, as the precipitation percentage would be 24%. The temperature would be between 27-29 Celsius. The wind would be between 11 – 19 km/h. The wind and the temperature would decrease gradually.

R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 104 times out of 134 played games, and the selection favored the teams, as the teams won 60 times and lost 40 times. 4 matches concluded without any result. 7 matches were called off without a toss (abandoned) and 3 matches were cancelled.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are WWLLL.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, won 13 times and lost 13 times, as well. 4 matches were concluded without any result (no result).

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WWLLW.

Overall, 73 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 53 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WWLLL.

Particularly, for Sri Lanka, the team won the toss 57 times in the 116 games and won 37 times the games and lost 14 times. 6 matches were concluded without any result (no result).

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue, while winning the toss, are WLLWW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue, while losing the toss, are LWWLL.

The first batting team won the match 73 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 53 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WWLLL.

Score:

The lowest defended total was 184 runs in 2011, and the highest successful chase was 287 runs in 2012.

The first innings lowest total was 108 runs (completed innings) in 2005 and the highest total was 375 runs in 2017. For the second innings, the lowest total was 86 runs (completed innings) in 2002 and the highest was 301 runs in 1998.

The batting average of the first innings is 31.24 and 28.33 is for the second innings.

ODI History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 12 times at the venue. The host won 9 times and lost 3 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against South Africa at the venue are LWWLW.

Teams’ ODI History at Venue:

The home side has a pretty good record at the venue, and won 71 times with 38 losses out of 116 games. Whereas, the visiting team has a poor record, as the team won 5 times and lost 10 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue are LWWLL.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue are WLLWL.

Selected XI for both the Teams:

Sri Lanka:

The home side would like to go with D. Chandimal in place of B. Rajapaksa and P. Tharanga in place of A. Dananjaya.

Sri Lanka Eleven: A. Fernando, M. Bhanuka, D. Chandimal, D. de Silva, C. Asalanka, D. Shanaka, W. Hasaranga, P. Tharanga, C. Karunaratne, D. Chameera, P. Jayawickrama 

South Africa:

The visiting team may face a forced change of injured K. Rabada, if he will not fit for the game, then the team may go with A. Nortje.

South Africa Eleven: J. Malan, R. Hendricks, A. Markram, R. van der Dussent, H. Klaasen, W. Mulder, G. Linde, A. Phehlukwayo, K. Maharaj, K. Rabada, T. Shamsi

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.

*Notes: T means tie in “last five match results”.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.