With the series stays at a balance the third and final T20 between hosts South Africa and Sri Lanka, who made a great turnaround in the series winning the Johannesburg Twenty20 International, will be held in Newlands in Cape Town today. Ten 3 and Ten 1 HD will live telecast the match. The match will begin at 9.30 pm Indian Standard Time (IST). Those of you looking to catch the action online can access tensports.com for free live streaming. Also Read - Lungi Ngidi, Jason Behrendorff to Miss CSK's Next IPL 2021 Game Against PBKS: Coach Stephen Fleming Confirms
In the final match, visitors lost their most crucial man captain Angelo Mathews. So they have to cope with the loss their crucial player in the final T20. Sri Lanka will also miss the service of paceman Nuwan Pradeep. Also Read - SL vs ENG Highlights, 2nd Test Report: Angelo Mathews Century Puts Sri Lanka Ahead vs England on Day 1
For the freshly built South African team the Johannesburg T20 was just a disaster as they bowled out for a paltry total of 113. In the final T20 youngsters of Sri Lanka will be tested by Imran Tahir and Wayne Parnell. Also read- (Virat Kohli to be conferred Padma Shri for his stunning performance) Also Read - SA vs SL 2nd Test Report: Anrich Nortje, Dean Elgar Put South Africa in Driver's Seat vs Sri Lanka on Day 1
In the first T20 in Centurion, the visitors have gone down by 19 runs in the opener. However, Sri Lanka fought back in the second T20 to equal the margin of the series by three wickets win on Sunday. The Johannesburg T20 was Sri Lanka’s first victory in the tournament after a 3-0 Test series defeat against the Proteas.
It will be a tough outing for the Sri Lankans as they are without Mathews, Pardeep and also miss the service of Danushka Gunathilaka due to a niggle in his back. The precaution was taken considering the ODI series where Upal Tharanga will lead the visitors. Also read- (India vs England: Time for Rishabh Pant and Co. to make it count on big stage)
In the absence of Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal will lead the strangled Sri Lankan team. Chandimal is himself out of form and has done anything tangible with the bat.
Meanwhile, for the South Africans Lungi Ngidi’s bowling will play a crucial role in the final T20. The 20-year-old paceman from Durban has picked up six wickets so far, with the last game yielding 4 for 19 from four overs. His performance earned him a spot in the ODI team.
“I think a superstar has been born,” Farhaan Behardien, the South African captain, said of Ngidi after the second tie. “I don’t want to put too much pressure on him, he is only 20, but if he keeps his feet on the ground, he will have a long career.
“He bowled out of his skin with good pace and bounce. Even on a slowish wicket, he got the breakthroughs for us that we needed. He got three wickets in his first few overs and a breakthrough in his fourth over. He was somebody that we could turn to strike, I’m really pleased for him.”
South Africa: Farhaan Behardien (capt), Theunis de Bruyn, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Heino Kuhn, David Miller, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Lungi Ngidi, Wayne Parnell, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jon-Jon Smuts.
Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (capt, wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Thikshila de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Kusal Mendis, Sachith Pathirana, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana.