SA vs ENG 2020: Third T20I – Who Will Win?

  • South Africa take on England in the third T20I of the KFC T20I series on Tuesday in Newlands, Cape Town.
  • The visitors chased down the target in a low scoring pitch during 2 T20I thanks to a half-century inning by David Malan.

South Africa take on England in the third T20I of the KFC T20I series on Tuesday in Newlands, Cape Town. Audiences followed the target on a low-scoring pitch during the second T20I of the series, thanks to a half-century from David Malan.

South Africa started well in their innings with the bat but were tied with some smart bowling in the middle overs. A useful cameo from all-rounder George Linde helped him score a fine total of 146 runs.

South Africa started their innings well on the ball, with Tabrez Shamsi scoring 3/19 with a brilliant bowling. Lungi Ngidi’s poor luck meant that England were let off the hook on several occasions during the match. Captain Eoin Morgan formed a good partnership with Malan and later took the team home with two balls remaining.

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The third game would be more of a dead-rubber with the series already won. South Africa will regain some pride and gain some momentum before the one-day series between the two sides.

Match details

Date: 1 December 2020 (Tuesday)

Time: 09:30 PM (IST), 04:00 PM (GMT), 06:00 PM (Local)

Location: Newlands, Cape Town

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Weather report

It is likely to be clear on match day in Cape Town, with pleasant weather expected. The temperature should be around 18 degrees Celsius, but there is little chance of some rain at the start of the match.

Pitch report

It was a fairly good wicket at Newlands for the 1 T20I between the two teams. The pitch helped both the seamers and spinners, but it was also good for the batsmen. This is likely to be a high scoring game where a score of 180–190 would be considered equal.

Probable XI:

South Africa

Despite losing the second T20I, the Proteas could go for the match with the same playing XI. If a change is made, it is likely to make way for Janman Malan for Temna Bavuma.

Possible XI: Quinton de Kock (C / WK), Temba Bavuma / Janman Malan, Reeja Hendrick, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Heinrich Lalassen, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabrez Shamsi.


England have kept different players for them in this series. Winning the series after the second game gives them a chance to give some fringe players in the team. Reece Topley could potentially replace Tom Curren in the team.

Potential XI: Jose Butler (WK), Jason Roy, David Malan, Johnny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Joffra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, and Reece Topley / Tom Curren.

Match prediction

Despite his best efforts, the Proteas have found themselves on the losing side in both matches against England so far. Although they will look to secure a consolation win in the game, it is unlikely to consider how strong England are in all departments. He is likely to take this game and win the series 3–0.

Prediction: England to win

Also Read: England getting ready for their T20 World Cup campaign

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