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West Indies vs South Africa 3rd T20I Betting Tips 29/06/2021

Teams Status

West Indies

And just like that, the West Indies that had looked so powerful in the opening T20I defeat was brought down to Earth in the second T20I. The target for Sunday night’s match was just six more than the 160 the Windies had chased down at a canter a night earlier.

But that marginally higher target proved too difficult to track for the mercurial hosts, who suffered an inexplicable middle-order collapse that saw the likes of Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russel contribute just 23 runs between themselves.

That was the sequence where the run chase went awry as the Windies were reminded that firepower and talent do not always mean that they’d win every match.

South Africa

For South Africa, this match provided assurance that even with much less talent than their hosts, they can find ways to keep the series competitive and might even nick it, if they play wisely.

Their top-order clicked in the win but again their middle to lower-order batsmen failed to capitalize on the ground work provided and all they could manage was a run-a-ball production.

The 166-run target would have had them feeling uneasy but still proved enough, thanks to Kagiso Rabada (3-37) and George Linde (2-19) – the latter of whom was named the player of the match.

Neither team needs to make any major changes just yet as it is a long five-match series and even the options that are failing need to be given at least one more opportunity.

What do the Sportsbook Say

West Indies are still the favourites. 22Bet has West Indies priced at 1.67 and South Africa at 2.205. Dafabet has West Indies priced at 1.69 and South Africa at 2.22. Lastly, Bet365 has West Indies available for 1.66 and South Africa for 2.20.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: West Indies to win @ 1.69

It’s not every day that a middle-order comprising names such as Gayle, Pollard and Russell would combine to deliver just 23 runs. It happened on Sunday night but it is unlikely to happen in back-to-back games. The hosts are still an imposing team in this format. South Africa had their fun in the last game but the Windies should bounce back in the 3rd T20I. The play here is to back Windies for win @1.69 (Dafabet).

Tip: Total Over 340.5 @ 1.85

West Indies have twice chased in the series so far. It is now their turn to bat first, provided that the lady luck smiles on them. If that happens, there is a good chance that their batsmen, without a particular target on their minds, could go berserk and might even end up somewhere around the 200-mark. The series deserves a big scoring total now. This play can be found on 22Bet.

Conclusion

South Africa have shown that they are not going to go down without a fight, while the West Indies, as we’ve known, have shown their weakness against spin. If they can negotiate their way past Linde and Tabraiz Shamsi, West Indies will cause some pain. If not, then they will have to endure some pain.

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