South Africa will continue their dominance against Australia by defeating them in the 2nd ODI match of the 3-match seriesBET NOW
Welcome to our online cricket betting tip for the 2nd ODI match of South Africa’s tour to Australia. The match will be played at the Adelaide Oval on the 9th of November and it will be played as a day-night encounter. The 1st match was won by South Africa by a comprehensive margin of 6 wickets with more than 20 overs to spare. We bet that South Africa will be relentless in their attack and show no mercy to grind Australia to the mat by recording their 2nd win in as many matches.
85 ODI matches have been played at the Adelaide Oval since the hallowed venue won international status. The ground is a happy hunting ground for the Aussies who have won 35 out of 50 matches that they have taken part in. 18 of Australia’s wins have come while batting 2nd. The South Africans have met the Aussies once at this venue back in 2009. They defeated the Aussies by 8 wickets on that occasion.
The Aussies have lost 10 out of the 11 ODI matches they have played this year making this the worst year in their cricketing history. They have lost 7 ODI matches in a row, which again is the worst losing streak for them in ODI cricket. The Aussies have slipped down to number 6 in the ODI ranking for teams and are currently treading on quicksand.
Faf du Plessis won the toss and asked Australia to take the 1st lease of the wicket. Captain Aaron Finch strode out to the middle partnered by 24-year-old left-hander Travis Head. Dale Steyn soon sent Head and 1 drop batsman D’Arcy Short back to the pavilion with just 4 runs on the board. Finch departed after scratching away to 5 runs off 17 deliveries to leave the Aussies in tatters at 3 for 8 at the end of 6 overs. They managed to score just 19 runs during the 1st set of powerplay overs losing 3 wickets along the way. This is their worst ever score at home during the 1st 10 overs of the game and their worst effort since 2001. This also is the 1st instance on which Australia failed to hit a boundary during the 1st 10 overs.
Alex Carey battled hard to score 33 off 71 deliveries adding useful runs with Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins and Nathan Coulter-Nile. But he was not allowed to break free as a result of the constant fall of wickets at the other end. The Aussies were reduced to 107 for 8 in 32 overs when Carey was dismissed and were in danger of being bundled out for less than 150 runs.
The Aussies were bowled out for 152 with Coulter-Nile being the last man out for a top score of 34 runs. This incidentally is Australia’s 5th lowest score while batting first in Australia and the 3rd consecutive time that Coulter-Nile batting at number 9 finished as the top run-getter of the team.
The Aussies never had enough runs on the board to trouble the South African batsmen. Quinton de Kock and Riza Hendricks made sure that there was no room for a comeback by notching up a 94 run stand in just 16 overs. Aiden Markram made 36 in an innings laced with beautiful cover drives and pull shots to take Australia to the brink before he and Heinrich Klaasen lost their wickets to Marcus Stoinis.
Andile Phehlukwayo captured 3 for 33 for the Proteas with Lungisani Ngidi and Imran Tahir contributing with 2 wickets apiece. However, it was Dale Steyn with unplayable full fast bowling that was named man-of-the-match. Australia opened the bowling with Josh Hazlewood and Coulter-Nile with Mitch Starc bowling 1st change. Pat Cummins bowled best hitting the deck hard without much reward. Stoinis was the most successful capturing 3 for 16 in 4.2 overs of medium pace.
South Africans have no reason to make any changes to their lineup and we predict that they will stick to their winning combination. They would like to be a bit more clinical in the 2nd match and look to finish off the match without loosening the grip on Australia at any point in time.
Aussies may ponder opening the batting with Chris Lynn and D’Arcy Short. Finch at 3 followed by Head might be the best way to go for the Aussies. Australia will hope that Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis can put up a better performance with the bat to propel the side to a much better score. Either Adam Zampa or Ashton Agar should make it to the playing 11 considering the spin-friendly nature of the Adelaide pitch.
We at Premium Cricket predict that South Africa will continue their dominance over Australia and record another win in the 2nd ODI match of the series.