The final game of the series takes place at Newlands, Cape Town on Sunday, with a 08.00am GMT start, 10.00am local, a day-time game

Recommendation England to win at 6/5 Bet365

In the fourth ODI at Johannesburg on Friday, it was a different type of game than may expected on a great looking pitch and with a short boundary. South Africa won the toss and put England in and their decision was justified on a pitch with steepling bounce when England fell from 87-1 to 107-6 before Root, with yet another hundred, and Woakes helped England reach a workable score of 260, though being dismissed with 11 balls to spare was to prove crucial.

In reply South Africa looked like they would fall short and were still 50 off victory with 8 wickets down until Chris Morris smashed 63 off 36 balls to win the game for the hosts by one wicket with two overs to spare.

As a result South Africa have come back from 2-0 down and tied the series at 2-2 with the final game in Cape Town to come

Sunday’s game in Cape Town is a day-time game, with likely excellent batting conditions as we saw in the Test match. There should be an advantage in batting first, but once again it is likely to be very close as we have seen in matches as this series has ebbed and flowed.

Both teams have flaws, South Africa lack some batting depth whilst England possibly are short of some bowling firepower, but this game will be about who produces the individual match-winning performances on the day. The pitch, probably minus the pace and bounce that proved so discomforting for the England batsmen in Johannesburg, should suit the visitors more than that track.

Outright prices are South Africa 8/11 and England 6/5 with Bet365. That South Africa are so short speaks to recency bias in prices given their comeback in the series. In a one off game as this is, either team can win and England are marginal value in a “pick-em” game

Recommendation England to win at 6/5 Bet365