Pitch and weather: Kimberley has not hosted an ODI since 2018 when Zimbabwe managed just 117 against an attack spearheaded by Rabada and Ngidi. But a flat surface is expected for this contest and soaring temperatures plus a short boundary suggests another round of 300-plus run-scoring could be in the offing. There have been heavy showers in the lead-up but the forecast is clear for Wednesday.
South Africa vs England Highlights today. 3rd ODI (D/N), Diamond Oval, Kimberley, Wednesday 1-2-2023, England tour of South Africa 2023.
South Africa win the toss and bowl.
“Kimberley is a hard ground to defend, short straight boundaries,” says Temba Bavuma. “It’s important we keep challenging ourselves, make sure our language is combined with what we want to do.”
De Kock misses out, Hendricks is in. Maharaj is out, and Shamsi is in. And Nortje is also out, with Magala returning.
“We’d have chased as well, not much luck with tosses,” says Jos Buttler. “Disappointed to be out of the series. It’s about continuing with the same messages, immense trust in the players, same belief that the results may not have gone our way but we’re still a good team, building towards that World Cup. Duckett and Brook getting their opportunity.”
Olly Stone sits this one out, and Archer is back for his second match of the game.
South Africa team: 1 Reeza Hendricks, 2 Temba Bavuma (capt), Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Heinrich Klaasen (wk), 6 David Miller, 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Wayne Parnell, 9 Sisanda Magala, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi
England team: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Ben Duckett, 4 Harry Brook, 5 Jos Buttler (capt & wk), 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Sam Curran, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Reece Topley
Head to Head In ODI’s: 68
South Africa Won: 33
England Won: 29
South Africa ODI Rankings: 6th
England ODI Rankings: 2nd
(Last five completed matches, most recent first)
South Africa WWLLW
Match Timings: 11:00 AM GMT | 1:00 PM Local
Umpires – Allahudien Paleker, Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire – Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Bongani Jele
Match number – ODI no. 4514