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South Africa vs Australia 3rd T20 Betting Tips - South Africa can claim series win at Newlands

World class De Kock tipped to score big for the Proteas
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South Africa are backed to win the series decider against Australia at Newlands (Getty Images)

South Africa vs Australia 3rd T20 Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

South Africa face Australia in the 3rd T20 at Newlands after leveling the series at 1-1. South Africa offer value to claim the win while Quinton de Kock can go a long way to helping the hosts with another big innings.

David Warner was Australia’s best batsman in the 2nd T20 and has favourable odds in the best batsman market.

South Africa Form

South Africa made a superb recovery after being hammered in the 1st T20 by 107 runs. It all looked lost for the hosts but they bounced back at St Georges Park.

Quinton de Kock batted brilliantly for his 70 runs as the Proteas posted 158 runs. The bowlers were far better in the 2nd T20 and restricted Australia to 146 to win by 12 runs. With the series level at 1-1 a cracking game can be expected at Newlands.

South Africa are underdogs but 2.20 represents great value considering it is a 50/50 match. Quinton de Kock can be looked at in the best batsman market for South Africa while a Man of the Match performance is well within his grasp.

South Africa News

Temba Bavuma was cleared for the 2nd T20 but pulled out at the last minute. It is unclear whether he will be passed fit again but if he isn’t Reeza Hendricks is likely to continue. Dale Steyn should make a return ahead of Lungi Ngidi who has played the opening two matches.

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock scored 70 runs against Australia in the 2nd T20 (Getty Images)

Australia Form

After a crushing 107 run victory in the 1st T20 Australia came unstuck at St Georges Park by 12 runs. The Aussie bowlers did well to pull the score back after South Africa got off to a blistering start as they restricted the hosts to 158 runs.

Australia responded well initially as David Warner and Steven Smith batted at an exceptional pace. The loss of Smith for 29 however brought about a collapse. 

Warner stood firm at the other end scoring 67 not out but those around him failed to get going as Australia were restricted to 146 runs.

Despite the failing of the batsmen David Warner deserves to be backed and he’ll be desperate to go big at the ground where the infamous ball-tampering saga took place. The visitors remain favourites but the risk at 1.53 is too much in T20 cricket.

Australia News

With the series on the line Australia are unlikely to make wholesale changes. D’Arcy Short, who has come into the squad for the injured Glenn Maxwell may get a game.

South Africa vs Australia Head to Head

Australia have won five of their last eight T20 matches against South Africa but it was the Proteas who came out on top in their last encounter. South Africa posted 158 runs batting first at St Georges Park to which Australia could only respond with 146 runs as they lost by 12 runs.

South Africa vs Australia Betting Odds

South Africa are valued at 2.50 to win with Australia short priced at 1.53. Quinton de Kock is paying 3.00 to be the hosts’ best batsman while he can also be backed at 8.50 to win the Man of the Match award.

David Warner has odds of 3.25 to be Australia’s best batsman followed by Aaron Finch at 3.75 and Steven Smith at 4.50.

South Africa vs Australia Match Up

South Africa’s Quinton de Kock played a match-winning innings in the 2nd T20 after a disappointing opening match of the series. His form over the last few months makes him the key wicket and Australia’s opening bowlers will have to get a lid on him if they want to claim the series.

On the other side David Warner played a fine innings as South Africa’s bowlers wrecked havoc at the other end. Warner will need his fellow batsman to bat around him opposed to putting pressure on him to do it all, as they did in the 2nd T20.

David Warner
David Warner held Australia together with a brilliant 67 runs in defeat against South Africa in the 2nd T20 (Getty Images)

South Africa vs Australia Stats

  • South Africa’s Quinton de Kock scored 31, 65, 35 & 70 runs in 4 of his last 5 T20 innings.
  • South Africa won the 2nd T20 against Australia.
  • Australia’s David Warner scored 67 runs in the 2nd T20 against South Africa.

South Africa vs Australia FAQ

Where can you watch South Africa vs Australia live stream online?

You can check out our live streaming calendar for the South Africa vs Australia live stream online.

Where is the South Africa vs Australia 3rd T20 being played?

The South Africa vs Australia 3rd T20 is being played at Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa.

When is the South Africa vs Australia 3rd T20 being played?

The South Africa vs Australia 3rd T20 is being played on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at 16:00 GMT.

What is South Africa's recent T20 form?

South Africa have lost three of their last four T20's but won their last one against Australia.

What is Australia's recent T20 form?

Australia lost their first T20 in nine matches against South Africa in their last match.

What is South Africa vs Australia T20 Head to Head?

Australia have won five of the last eight T20 matches against South Africa.

South Africa 3rd T20 Predicted Line-up

Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi

Australia 3rd T20 Predicted Line-up

David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, D'Arcy Short, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson.


South Africa are backed to win after leveling the series in the 2nd T20. Quinton de Kock is backed to top the run scoring for South Africa while David Warner can be backed to do the same for Australia.

Best Bet: South Africa Win Win Market @2.50 at betway - 5 Units
South Africa Best Batsman Tip: Quinton de Kock Best South Africa Batsman Market @3.00 at betway - 2 Units
Australia Best Batsman Tip: David Warner Best Australia Batsman Market @3.50 at betway - 1 Unit

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Post bet analysis

South Africa completely fell apart and lost by 97 runs while Quinton de Kock only managed 5 runs. Warner saved some blushes as he top scored with 57 runs for Australia.
26 Feb 2020

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