South Africa v Australia 2nd One-day International, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, betting preview, tips
South Africa remain outsiders in betting for the second one-day international against Australian in Bloemfontein, despite their super win game one.
Bookmakers are offering an enticing $2.75 about the Proteas repeating their victory at a ground where they boast around a 75 per cent win rate in ODIs.
Heinrich Klaasen was the hero of game one with his maiden century in this format, but it will be captain and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock who will be the key to their chances of sealing the series 2-0.
Australia must regroup quickly, but they have an impressive record in recent times in the 50-over game and we can expect them to do so in style.
The good news for followers of the WGL cricket tipsters is that even though we did not tip the Proteas win in the first match, we did correctly select Steve Smith to top the Australian run-scorers.
Aussie captain Aaron Finch told AAP they were unlikely to hit the panic button and make wholesale changes to the line-up.
“It’s important that when you’re on a road to improvement and trying to find your best combinations and give guys opportunities to establish themselves in the side, you give them the respect of continuing to stick with that for a little while as well,” Finch said.
“As soon as you start chopping and changing all the time, I think that’s when guys are looking over their shoulder for their spot.”
Read on for our South Africa v Australia tips and odds update for the second one-day international at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, on Wednesday.
South Africa v Australia series schedule, results
Friday, Feb 21: South Africa v Australia, 1st T20I, The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg: Australia 6-196 (20 overs; Steve Smith 45, Aaron Finch 42; Dale Steyne 2-31, Tabraiz Shamsi 2-31) d South Africa 89 (14.3 overs; Faf du Plessis 24; Ashton Agar 5-24) by 107 runs. Player of the match: Ashton Agar.
Sunday, Feb 23: South Africa v Australia, 2nd T20I, St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth: South Africa 4-158 (20 overs; Quinton de Kock 70; Kane Richardson 2-21) d Australia 6-146 (20 overs; David Warner 67no; Lungi Ngidi 3-41) by 12 runs. Player of the match: Quinton de Kock.
Wednesday, Feb 26: South Africa v Australia, 3rd T20I, Newlands, Cape Town: Australia 5-193 (20 overs; David Warner 57, Aaron Finch 55) d South Africa 96 (15.3 overs; Rassie van der Dussen 24; Ashton Agar 3-16, Mitchell Starc 3-23) by 97 runs. Player of the match: Mitchell Starc.
Player of the series: Aaron Finch.
Saturday, Feb 29: South Africa v Australia, 1st ODI, Boland Park, Paarl: South Africa 7-291 (50 overs; Heinrich Klaasen 123no, David Miller 64; Pat Cummins 3-45, Mitchell Starc 2-59) d Australia 217 (45.1 overs; Steve Smith 76; Lungi Ngidi 3-30) by 74 runs. Player of the match: Heinrich Klaasen.
Wednesday, Mar 04: South Africa v Australia, 2nd ODI, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, 1pm (local time), 10pm AEDT
Saturday, Mar 07: South Africa v Australia, 3rd ODI, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, 10am (local time), 7pm AEDT
Squads for South Africa v Australia ODIs
South Africa squad
Quinton de Kock (captain, wk), Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Beuran Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, JJ Smuts, Anrich Nortje, Lutho Sipamla, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Verreyenne.
Aaron Finch (captain), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (vice-captain), Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Kane Richardson, D’arcy Short, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
South Africa v Australia 2nd ODI odds
Head to head odds: South Africa $2.75, Australia $1.44
Man of the match odds:
$8 David Warner, Quinton de Kock
$9 Aaron Finch
$11 Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc
$13 Temba Bavuma
$15 Lungi Ngidi, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins,
Top batsman South Africa odds:
$2.75 Quinton de Kock
$5 Temba Bavuma
$5.50 Janneman Malan
$6 Jon-Jon Smuts
$7 Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Verreynne
$8 David Miller
Top batsman Australia odds:
$3.50 David Warner
$3.75 Aaron Finch
$4.50 Steve Smith
$7 Marnus Labuschagne
$9 Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh
$11 Alex Carey, D’arcy Short
Top bowler South Africa odds:
$3.75 Lungi Ngidi
$4 Anrich Nortje
$5 Keshav Maharaj, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi
$5.50 Andile Phehlukwayo, Lutho Sipamla
Top bowler Australia odds:
$3.50 Mitchell Starc
$4 Pat Cummins
$4.50 Adam Zampa
$5 Josh Hazlewood, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson
$6 Ashton Agar
$7 Mitchell Marsh
For more odds check out Williamhill.com.
South Africa v Aus 2nd ODI betting tips
For more info read our guide to betting on cricket.
Quinton de Kock top Sth Africa run-scorer at $2.75
We are taking on the short odds about the Proteas captain for two reasons: firstly he rarely fails in two matches in succession and, secondly, last time he played an ODI at this ground he made 138 not out against England in a losing effort.
Adam Zampa top wicket-taker for Australia at $4.50
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, is a ground which can suit the spinners, as shown by the dominance enjoyed by South African tweaker Imran Tahir in the final few years of his career. Zampa has not been far away from a good haul in these limited-overs matches against South Africa and we will back him to take his turn here.
South Africa v Australia predictions – 2nd ODI, March 4, 2020
Australia are a powerful unit while South Africa are a little depleted with star paceman Kagiso Rabada sidelines and a couple of top batsmen rested for this series. A few of the lesser lights stepped up at Paarl, but expect the Australians to click back into gear here. Particularly if they can bat first, which seems to suit their openers far better than chasing a total. The $1.44 on offer is a little light on for our liking so we will stick to the player markets, in which we might play up some of our winnings on Steve Smith from the first match on the same player again. Good punting.
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