The third ODI between South Africa and the West Indies will be played on February 3 at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. West Indies lead the four match ODI series 1-0, after clinching a stellar win in the second ODI that went all the way to the super over. The first ODI was abandoned due to rain. With another couple of ODIs to go, both the teams will look to fight hard.
South Africa: Sune Luus (capt), Chloe Tryon (vice-capt), Andrie Steyn, Anneke Bosch, Ayabonga Khaka, Lara Goodall, Laura Wolvaardt, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Mignon du Preez, Nadine de Klerk, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Tazmin Brits, Trisha Chetty, Tumi Sekhukhune
West Indies: Stafanie Taylor (capt), Anisa Mohammed (vice-captain), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Jannillea Glasgow, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Mandy Mangru, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams
Players to watch out for
The stand-in captain of South Africa led from the front as she made incredible contributions with both bat and ball. The right handed middle order batter top scored with 46 runs off 52 balls, including five boundaries and a six. With the ball, she picked up 2-25 in her seven overs, including one maiden.
She was the most successful bowler for South Africa in the second ODI as she wrecked havoc with a five-wicket haul. The right arm seamer came in as the first change and conceded just 26 runs off her eight overs, including one maiden. She was also the most economical bowler for the Proteas in the second ODI.
The swashbuckling right handed opening batter of the West Indies top scored with 37 runs off 31 balls, including five boundaries and two sixes. In the super over, she opened the batting again and muscled 19 runs off five balls. She played a pivotal part in West Indies’ thrilling win over South Africa in the second ODI.
The star all-rounder made useful contributions with both bat and ball. Though she could not score much in the match, she made the most of the opportunity that she got in the super over. She smashed a six off the only ball that she faced. With the ball, the right arm off spinner defended 26 runs in the super over and took her team to a win. Earlier she scaled 2-21 in her 7.4 overs and was the most economical bowler for the West Indies.
This will be the third match of the series that will be played at this venue. So far, the conditions have been neutral as they have favoured the batters and bowlers almost equally. The wicket has offered a good contest between the bat and ball, an evidence of which was seen in the second ODI whose result was decided by a super over.
It will be a day and night game. The weather is expected to be sunny in the first half of the match and partly cloudy in the latter half. Scattered thunderstorms are expected between 8pm and 9pm (local). The average temperature in the afternoon will be around 29 degrees Celsius and it will drop to around 25 degrees Celsius as the day progresses.
Fantasy playing XI
Shemaine Campbelle, Deandra Dottin, Tazmin Brits, Laura Wolvaardt, Hayley Matthews, Sune Luus, Stafanie Taylor, Chinelle Henry, Shamilia Connell, Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail
Date: February 3, 2022
Time: 5.30pm IST
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
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