Australia take on South Africa in 3rd ODI on 05 Oct at Dueban. Can Australia come back in the series with a win? Just wait and watch.
Earlier, Australia had lost 1st ODI by 6 wkts and 2nd one by 142 runs signalling a complete domination by the hosts. The 3rd ODI is an opportunity for Aus to bounce back in the 5 match series.
Except D Warner, all batsmen failed. Aus never got a good start in any ODI. Seamer S Boland was a wreck. C Tremain and J Mennie (debutants) struggled in both matches (78 and 82 runs respectively in 10 overs each). Spinner A Zampa bowled well but captured just 1 wkt in two matches. J Hastings is in form. Other all rounders M Marsh and T head failed. M Marsh is a burden- hardly scores and seldom picks up wickets. Aus need to get rid of S Boland, Trimain and J Mennie. All three are always very expensive and least wicket takers. U Khawaja will add strength to batting line up.
- U Khawaja- 55, D Warner-20, A Finch- 50, S Smith- 65.
- G Bailley- 40, T Head/M Marsh-15, M Wade- 20, J Hastings- 20.
- Wicket takers- D Worrall, A Zampa- J Hastings.
Top order – QD Kock, R Rossouw, Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy in good form but, may hit a low in this match. D Miller has never been a consistent run getter- should sit out on the bench.F Bahadien may strike form. A Phahlukwayo will have to make way for K Abbott and D Miller would make way for H Amla. K Rabada, D Steyn and I Tahir have been delivering goods. The hosts may find their top order fading away in form.
- QD Kock- 25, R Rossouw- 35, H Amla- 55, Faf du Plessis- 30,.
- J P Duminy- 40, F Bahardien- 50, W Parnell- 10. K Rabada- 10.
- Wicket takers- K Rabada, I Tahir, K Abbott.
- SA batsmen likely to hit a low.
- Aus batsmen will regain form.
- Aus Pacers may focus well and be economical.
- SA has better spinners.
- Overall, Aus will overpower SA due to strong battin
Likely Winner- Australia