It’s down to the final encounter between Australia and South Africa in the ODI series. The 3rd and final ODI will be played at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart. The series is level with both teams winning one game apiece. A cracking contest awaits one last time in the series. Keep reading to find out the Australia vs South Africa 3rd ODI Match Prediction.
South Africa was dominant in the first ODI as they won by 6 wickets. First, they restricted the opposition to 152 and then, the batsmen completed the formality in 29.2 overs. The visitors were once again in the driver’s seat for a large part of the 2nd game. However, the Aussie spirit lit up and they restricted the Proteas 7 runs short of their total of 231.
It was only their 2nd victory of the year. South Africa faltered in the last game but expect them to come out hard. Their bowlers have been tremendous so far and didn’t let the Aussies get to a big score. The Australian batting has been fragile and the visitors will be the favorites going into the decider.
Here is our Australia vs South Africa 3rd ODI Match Prediction
Case1: If Australia bats first
First Innings score prediction: 240-250
Result prediction: South Africa will win the match by 5 wickets
Case2: If South Africa bats first
First Innings score prediction: 270-280
Result prediction: South Africa will win the match by 20-30 runs
Head to head in ODIs
Total ODIs: 98, Australia won: 48, South Africa won: 46, No Result/Tied: 4
Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch (c), Josh Hazlewood, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Chris Lynn, Pat Cummins, Travis Head, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk)
Dale Steyn, David Miller, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Heinrich Klaasen
Australia vs South Africa 3rd ODI Match Prediction: South Africa has a better chance to win given the poor run of form of the hosts in the ODIs. The visitors will fancy their chances to lift the trophy in the decider.
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