Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - South Africa v England 2nd ODI
The 2nd match of the three-match ODI series between South Africa and England will be played at the Kingsmead in Durban.
South Africa's desperation to win and England's decision to hand out opportunities to young players and rest some of their top players in Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Mark Wood and Jofra Archer led to a one-sided victory for South Africa in the first ODI.
England started slowly, quite uncharacteristically, and brought up their 50 in the 10th over. Each of their top four in Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan got starts but failed to convert it into something substantial.
Joe Denly held one end up and ensured that England do not suffer an utter collapse. With a fine contribution from Chris Woakes lower down the order, the team managed a fighting total of 258.
Tabraiz Shamsi and Jon Jon Smuts were the most impressive bowlers for South Africa.
After Chris Woakes dismissed Reeza Hendricks early on, England did not even look like picking up a wicket during the record 2nd-wicket partnership between Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma. Rassie van der Dussen and Jon Jon Smuts then completed the formalities to help the team win by 7 wickets.
Chris Woakes was the most impressive bowler for England and kept things tight.
If South Africa win the toss and decide to chase, they should win this game as well.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
South Africa - Quinton de Kock (c, wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi
England - Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Joe Denly, Tom Banton, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Matthew Parkinson/Adil Rashid
Who will win the toss? - England
Who will win? – South Africa
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Jonny Bairstow (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Chris Woakes (England), Lungi Ngidi (South Africa)
Most Sixes – Jason Roy (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Player of the Match – Quinton de Kock
Team Scores Batting first – England 270+, South Africa 280+
Match Handicap South Africa
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