Australia, riding high on two convincing victories, are poised set to lock horns against South Africa in the third ODI at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, on September 12.

After winning the first ODI by three wickets, the Australian team’s astounding performance in the second ODI showcased their dominance and form. David Warner (106) and Marnus Labuschagne (124) hammered the South African bowling attack as Australia put on a mammoth 392 on the scoreboard. In reply, the Proteas were bundled out for 269, losing by 123 runs.

ODI Stats and Records at Senwes Park:

Total matches: 43
Matches won batting first: 19
Matches won bowling first: 21
Average 1st Inns scores: 232
Average 2nd Inns scores: 184
Highest total recorded: 418/5 (50 Overs) by South Africa vs Zimbabwe
Lowest total recorded: 45/10 (14 Overs) by Namibia vs Australia
Highest score chased: 273/2 (39 Overs) by South Africa vs Zimbabwe
Lowest score defended: 158/9 (50 Overs) by India women vs South Africa women

Senwes Park Pitch Report:

Senwes Park’s pitch can be considered a neutral venue in cricket due to its balanced conditions, assisting both batsmen and bowlers. The surface typically offers a good bounce, creating opportunities for aggressive stroke play, but it tends to minimize seam movement, making it less favourable for swing bowlers. The pitch could evolve into a better batting surface as the match progresses, potentially favouring teams chasing a target. The average first innings score at this venue is 232.

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Potchefstroom Weather Forecast

Potchefstroom weather forecast (Image source: Twitter)

The weather forecast for Potchefstroom indicates favourable conditions for the upcoming clash, with minimal chances of rain. A pleasant temperature of approximately 22 degrees Celsius is expected. The humidity level is anticipated to be low, at around 23%, with wind likely to blow at a rate of 32 km/hr.

SA vs AUS, probable playing XIs:

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jensen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Australia: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis, Alex Carey (wk), Tim David, Aaron Hardie, Nathan Ellis, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa

Also READ: SA vs AUS 2023, ODI series: Broadcast, Live Streaming details – When and Where to Watch in India, Australia, USA, UK, South Africa & other nations

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