SL vs SA 2021, 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka will lock horns with South Africa in the second ODI match of the SL vs SA 2021 ODI series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 4. We witnessed a head-to-head competition between both the teams in the first ODI & the second ODI promises to be a thriller as well.
Sri Lanka defeated South Africa in the first ODI of the series. Sri Lanka’s after opting to bat first posted a decent target of 300 runs for the visitors to chase. Avishka Fernando brought up a blistering century by batting at the top of the order. He was well supported at the top of the order by Dhananjaya de Silva and Charith Asalanka. Then came Sri Lanka bowlers who stepped up to restrict the Proteas to 286 thereby registering a 14 run victory in the first ODI. Sri Lanka will look ahead to carry their winning momentum in the second ODI as well.
South Africa on the other hand needs to step up & perform well in today’s clash to avoid the hosts take an unassailable lead in the ongoing ODI series. The Proteas bowlers failed to deliver with the ball & scalp quick wickets. The pacers proved expensive for the side as they allowed Sri Lanka to post mammoth 300 runs on the board. South Africa’s batsmen however stepped up & tried hard to chase the huge total. Aiden Markram scored 96 off 90 balls and missed out on a well-deserved century. Rassie van der Dussen and Heinrich Klaasen tried their level best but still fell short of 14 runs to clinch the first ODI. South Africa needs to take the onus & perform well in today’s clash to avoid a series loss.
Match: SL vs SA 2021, 2nd ODI
Date and Time: September 4, 2021, Saturday, 02:30 PM IST
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
The temperature in Colombo is expected to be in the mid-20s. It will range between 26 to 29 degrees Celcius. There are chances of rain throughout the day thus we can witness rain interruptions during the match.
The pitch at the R Premadasa stadium is batter-friendly. We saw a high-scoring game in the first ODI of the series & can expect another high-scoring fixture in the second ODI on Saturday
Predicted Playing XIs
Sri Lanka won the first game of the series & they will head into today’s clash with the same winning combination.
Playing XI: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama
South Africa needs to win the second ODI to keep the series alive. They will aim to perform well with the same Playing XI in the second ODI of the match on Saturday.
Playing XI: Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj (c), Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
The first ODI was a hard-fought clash & the hosts managed to clinch the first ODI by defeating the visitors by 14 runs. Both the sides look strong & we can expect another thrilling close contest in the second ODI on Saturday.
Sri Lanka will head in today’s clash riding on the back of a win & we can expect them to continue their winning momentum in the second ODI against South Africa
Prediction: Sri Lanka to win the match
TV and live streaming details:
TV: Sony Sports Network
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