Date: January 7, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
The three-game T20I series between India and Sri Lanka is set for a tantalising final fixture at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. The Indian team managed to win the opening game with a 2-run margin but couldn’t replicate the same result in the second T20I. Lankan Captain Dasun Shanaka’s all-around performance held the hosts 16 runs short of the target. Now with the series level at 1-1, both teams would want to clinch the final game.
Sri Lanka has a better chance of winning the toss as they have won two out of the three tosses in T20I matches.
Sri Lanka is the favourite to win the third T20I against India in Rajkot. After a nail-biting loss, the defending Asia Cup winners pulled off a dominant victory in Pune with quality all-round performances. The captain, Dasun Shanaka had a brilliant night and would bring out this form in the third T20I as well. Overall, as a team, the Lankans have a more settled squad which has the ability to weather tough situations and win the game.
Predicted powerplay score and Average first innings total
The Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot has been a batter’s paradise where teams have scored a lot of runs. Here the Average first innings score is 180 in T20Is and 169 in domestic T20s while the powerplay score could be between 45-55.
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