RSA vs SL Match 4 07 OCT 23 ICC World Cup 23
Welcome to our mid game prediction and upates for an ongoing game. South Africa play Sri Lanka in the 4th encounter of this supreme contest, The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Nothing can be better than this for any cricket lover. We suppose, South Africa will have an upper hand for the majority of this game. Stay here for more updates as and when they come throughout this game.
RSA are 0.21 favs at the moment. At 91/1 in 16 overs, they got better prospects on this wicket. The weight of the total will have an impact on the Sri Lankan team, when chasing. A couple of quick wickets can bring in some texture in the game.
This wicket is so flat at the moment, but it should turn in about sometime How many spinners do RSA have for this game? Just Markram and Maharaj? What was Tenda Bavuma thinking? This is a typical Delhi wicket. It has to grip in a while.
RSA will keep trusting the bounce and go on scoring. Need a spinner to operate asap. The one with no fear and flight. You got to lure these settled batters to get them contained. Dhananjaya is one option. Where is the other option Sri Lanka? Who read this wicket at the start of this game. Genius! Never to be trusted or employed.
There is one big possibility of Sri Lanka bouncing back in this game from nowhere. Keep a check. It may not be enough to win this game, but definitely alter the odds substantially. Here comes Dunith Wellalage..The youngster of hope. He will have to vary his pace. Do what not to unsettle.
Great players hardly miss an opportunity. Quinton de Kock scored a half century. Bowlers playing into the hands of the batters at the moment. Wellalage is still up to the mark. He may disturb the furniture or get a caught and bowled soon. Not easy to find space and hit through, along the square. A lapse in concentration soon.
More than the skills, now it is about handling the pressure for some of these young Sri Lankan players. South Africa are 0.04 favs at 196/1 in 29 overs. This is already massive. A catch drop of Nissanka doesn't help the situation further. A run out chance missed too. Nothing is going towards Sri Lanka at the moment. We are waiting for that first grip. That has to come soon. This wicket will reveal itself.
Why hasn't Charith Asalanka bowled so far. Dasun Shanaka is popular as a captain and has backing records, but we doubt his abilities as the leader at this level. Even in the recently concluded Asia Cup, we have witnessed absolute blankness in terms of chances a captain has to create in times of adversities on the field. We can go on talking about it. Sir Lankans have hardly created an awkwardness when conventional approach isn't working. You got to do things to disturb the momentum. Dasun Shanaka is just a helpless captain going by the command of the opposition at the moment. Bring in Asalanka. As we type, Quinton de Kock reaches his century. That was smooth. And here comes a lapse in concentration. The very next ball, de Kock plays a rash shot and gets out caught. Gone exactly on 100.
Bangladesh have won their game against Afghanistan by 6 wickets. Litton Das's form is a concern though. Yet, a clinical finish. We consider Bangladesh to end up in the top four teams in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. Afghanistan made 156. Bangladesh chased it in 34.4 overs with 6 wickets in hand. Top performer, Mehidy Hasan Miraz. 09.3.25.3 and 57 runs at 1 down.
The carnage continues. RSA are 291/3 in 40 overs. Wellalage finishes 10.0.81.1. A chance missed too of his ball. Despite the onslaught, there is definite opportunity for Sri Lanka to bounce back in this game. We have said that before too. Our focus is still on the pitch. This road is best in India so far including the Highways. Wonder if any one sided contest is of any interest to the audiences. The boundaries too, are an arm's distance away. Just trust the bounce and stay clean in your approach. Having said that, Rassie van der Dussen has played a fabulous innings. His 108 should win instrumental in a South Africa win, eventually. 380 is likely.
After ages, comes a slower ball from Rajitha. This variation wasn't happening before. Klassen miss times to be caught at long off. Gone for 32. RSA are 342/4 in 43.1 overs. All Sri Lanka can hope is, the pitch stays true when they come out to bat. We don't think so. The grip that we have been waiting for, has to come under the lights.
Fuller balls with variation of pace has worked well on this wicket, but either it ended full toss or leg sided. Lankans couldn't adjust to the situation. This is where captaincy is so important and Dasun Shanaka is found clueless. RSA have crossed 380. Markram would want to stay here forever. A brilliant century of just 54 balls. This a Good Morning Sri Lanka time. Hopefully, they get up.
Tickets for the Lankans to go back home. Pathetic bowling. Total lack of discipline. Hopeless mostly. Netherlands were so good against Pakistan. You cannot blame the pitch. You got to adapt and adapt quickly. We expected a score of 370( to our subscribers), but 428 is historical. Lankans may showcase some fight, but they have been cornered already. RSA come to 0.01 favs (Job done subscribers). What's left to talk about? For the future games, we will be interested; As to how this pitch changes its behaviour under the lights. Arun Jaitley Stadium is known for its turn. Where is that turn?