The 3rd ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be a dead rubber as far as the result of the series is concerned. The hosts have already sealed the series by winning the previous 2 games. While they would look to enforce a clean sweep, Sri Lanka would hope to restore some pride by finishing on a winning note. Keep reading to find out the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Match Prediction.
In the last game, the Kiwis were brilliant once again with the bat. While Martin Guptill delivered in the first game, Colin Munro and Ross Taylor stood up in the next. James Neesham was explosive again that rendered the hosts to a massive 319/7 from 50 overs. They had Sri Lanka tottering at 128/7 at one stage and were well on course for a victory.
But Thisara Perera played a special hand. He single-handedly carried the hopes of the team forward. An epic knock of 140 from just 74 balls with 8 fours and 13 sixes almost took the side past the line. But he fell agonizingly close to the target. As a result, New Zealand took a decisive 2-0 lead. The hosts would be the favorites to inflict a whitewash in the 3rd ODI.
Here is our New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Match Prediction
Case1: If New Zealand bats first
First Innings score prediction: 290-300
Result prediction: New Zealand will win the match by 20-30 runs
Case2: If Sri Lanka bats first
First Innings score prediction: 250-260
Result prediction: New Zealand will win the match by 6 wickets
Head to head in ODIs
Total ODIs: 104, New Zealand won: 47, Sri Lanka won: 41, No Result/Abandoned: 16
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tim Seifert(wk), James Neesham, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga(c), Lakshan Sandakan
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Match Prediction: Even though Sri Lanka came close to a victory in the last game, New Zealand was the dominant side for the larger part. They would go for an all-out attack to make it 3-0.
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