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Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd ODI Preview & Tips - Visitors tipped to bounce back
- Sri Lanka vs South Africa predictions for Saturday’s ODI cricket match
- The fixture will be played in Colombo at 11:00 BST
- Can South Africa level the series in Colombo?
- Tips, stats, team news & preview
South Africa have beaten Sri Lanka in five of their last six ODI matches (Getty Images)
Sri Lanka vs South Africa Preview & Tips
South Africa will be disappointed with how they lost the first match of the series. They should be better second time round so we're stick with them to level the series.
- Sri Lanka vs South Africa Preview & Tips
- Head to Head
- Sri Lanka Form
- Sri Lanka Team News
- South Africa Form
- South Africa Team News
- Sri Lanka vs South Africa FAQ
- Sri Lanka’s Avishka Fernando has scored 33, 50, 76 & 118 runs in his last 4 ODI matches.
- Sri Lanka have lost 9 of their last 12 ODI matches.
- South Africa’s Janneman Malan has scored 84 & 177* in 2 of his last 3 ODI matches.
- South Africa’s Aiden Markram scored 96 runs in the 1st ODI.
- South Africa have won 5 of their last 6 ODI matches against Sri Lanka.
Head to Head
South Africa have won five of their last six ODI matches against Sri Lanka. It the first ODI of this series it was however Sri Lanka who came out on top by 14 runs.
Sri Lanka Form
Sri Lanka came into this ODI series in horrid form having won only two of their previous 11 50-over matches. That however changed in Colombo as Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 14 runs in the 1st ODI.
Batting first the hosts posted 300 in their 50 overs. Avishka Fernando continued his fine form by scoring 118 runs at more than a run a ball. Dhananjaya de Silva managed 44 runs while Charith Asalanka scored 72 runs.
On a wicket that favoured the spin bowlers, Akila Dananjaya took 2-65 to ensure South Africa only reached 286 in their 50 overs.
Sri Lanka Team News
Kusal Perera did not feature in the 1st ODI but could return in place of Bhanuka Rajapaksa. No other changes are expected.
South Africa Form
After a disappointing 1-1 series draw against Ireland, South Africa would have hoped to get this series off to a good start. Unfortunately they suffered a 14-run defeat in a match where they looked on course for victory.
It started with a poor bowling effort by the Proteas as Sri Lanka went on to score 300 runs. Keshav Maharaj was the pick of the bowlers, taking 2-30 in 10 overs. Star bowlers, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje were however very expensive.
The run chase began well with Aiden Markram scoring 96 runs. Janneman Malan’s form looked like it would continue until he was trapped LBW on 23 runs.
Rassie van der Dussen scored 59 to put South Africa on track for the win, but once he was dismissed they fell too far behind the scoring rate. In the end they fell 14 runs short.
South Africa Team News
South Africa’s balance in the 1st ODI was not right but whether they will rectify that in the 2nd ODI remains to be seen. They were always a batsman short so Reeza Hendricks could come in, or Wiaan Mulder who offers something with bat and ball.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa FAQ
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South Africa are backed to level the series with a win in the 2nd ODI. Aiden Markram scored 96 runs in the first match so can be the visitors top batsman again. He also offers a bowling option which makes him a good option in the man of the match market.
Avishka Fernando's form has been very good of late. After smashing 118 runs in the 1st ODI, he is tipped to top score again.
Best Bet: South Africa Win Result $1.72 at Bookmaker - 4 Units
Best South Africa Batsman Tip: Aiden Markram Best South Africa Batsman $3.75 at Betstar Australia - 1 Unit
Best Sri Lanka Batsman Tip: Avishka Fernando Best Sri Lanka Batsman $4.50 at Neds - 1 Unit
Man of the Match Tip: Aiden Markram Man of the Match $8.50 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit