Sri Lanka vs South Africa: 1st T20I, September 10, 2021
On September 10, 2021, Colombo will host Sri Lanka vs South Africa, the 1st T20I of a three-match series on the South Africa tour of Sri Lanka. We preview the game and make our Sri Lanka vs South Africa match prediction.
Match Predictions and Betting Odds
The teams last met at Johannesburg on March 24, 2019, in the third T20 of a series on Sri Lanka’s tour of South Africa. South Africa batted first and piled up a score of 198/2, on the back of fifties by Reeza Hendricks and Dwayne Pretorius. For Sri Lanka, Suranga Lakmal and Jeffrey Vandersay took one wicket each.
Sri Lanka began their reply well with the first wicket stand of 42 but after Dhananjaya de Silva was 1st out in the fifth over, there was a collapse, and they were soon reduced to 4 for 61. They never recovered and were eventually bowled out for 137 in the 16th over.
Niroshan Dickwella top scored with 38 for Sri Lanka; for South Africa Andile Phehlukwayo took four for 24.
Overall, the sides have met on 13 occasions, with South emerging victorious on seven. Sri Lanka have won on 5 occasions, with one match ended without result.
Our SL vs SA Match Prediction is that SA will win the 1st T20I versus Sri Lanka on 10 September.
Betting odds favour SA to beat SL in the 1st T20I on 10 September.
With both teams viewing the series as preparation for the T20 world cup, we expect an absorbing contest.
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