Alex Hales
Alex Hales fell just one run short of an ODI century against South Africa in Port ElizabethAFP

South Africa take on England in the third One-Day International (ODI) at Centurion on Tuesday, 9 February. The Three Lions lead the five-match series 2-0.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 11am GMT. Live coverage is available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.

Overview

England look to continue their one-day international resurgence while South Africa target a return to winning ways. Things have not been going according to plan for the Proteas. The Test series loss followed by disappointing performances in the first two one-day internationals see them coming into this game under some serious pressure. In what is a must win clash, South Africa will look to fire as a team, something that has been missing so far.

While the batting has looked good with Quinton de Qock, Faf Du Plessis and AB De Villiers contributing, it is the bowling that is a cause for concern. Morne Morkel has waged a lone battle so far, and it will be up to Rabada and co to support him. A team effort is required if South Africa have to keep the series alive.

Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla will be looking give South Africa a good start as he looks to open their batting division along with Quinton de KockGetty

Not since the early 90s have England looked this good. Eoin Morgan has got his side playing some of the best cricket in their history. The batting looks like it can demolish any attack in the world and in Buttler, Hales and Stokes they have strikers who can turn the game on its head.

Till the 2015 World Cup, the Three Lions had scored 350 runs or more only twice in their ODI history, but since then they have amassed five such totals. The bowlers have not grabbed the headlines, considering the batting exploits, but have played their roles to perfection. England are not expected to make any changes to the line-up.

Prediction

England to win

Betting Odds (bet365)

  • South Africa to win: 4/5
  • England to win: 1

Team News

South Africa:

Possible XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (c), Rilee Rossouw, JP Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Kyle Abbot, Imran Tahir

England:

Possible XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Reece Topley