the decisive clash at Boland Park today, India and South Africa are deadlocked at 1-1 in the series. The 4:30 pm showdown will determine the series winner, with both teams eyeing victory. India, seeking redemption after their 2022 defeat under KL Rahul’s captaincy, aims to replicate their 2018 success at the same venue. The final match promises intense cricket as Rahul endeavors to bridge the gap and lead India to a triumphant series victory.
In a gripping series, India secured an 8-wicket victory over Africa in the opening match, only for South Africa to stage a comeback, clinching the second match by two wickets. With today’s match serving as a do-or-die moment, both teams are vying for series triumph, knowing the winner takes all. The stakes are high, and cricket fans are in for an intense battle between these competitive sides.
In the 93 One Day International matches between India and South Africa, India has won 39 matches and faced defeat in 51.
Match: India vs South Africa , 3rd ODI Match
Venue: Boland Park , Paarl
Date & Time: Thursday, December 21, 4.30 pm
Boland Park boasts a well-balanced pitch, offering early assistance to fast bowlers before evolving into a batting-friendly surface as the match advances. Batters can anticipate an easier time scoring runs, while spinners might come into play during the later stages of the innings. Aiming for a minimum score of 300, the team batting first aims to set a formidable total on this versatile cricketing ground.
Toss and Match Prediction
TOSS WINNER TEAM OF TODAY ‘S MATCH WILL BE INDIA
AND MATCH WINNER TEAM SOUTH AFRICA …. CRICCHAMP Opinion
South Africa: Reeza Hendricks, Tony de Jorzi, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram (captain), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Nandre Berger, Lizaad Williams.
India: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai Sudarshan, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Rinku Singh, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh.