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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: South Africa A Tour of Zimbabwe 2021 - 1st 4 Day Match

Dwaine Pretorius
Dwaine Pretorius
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The first 4 day match of the South Africa A's Tour of Zimbabwe 2021 will start on Monday, at the Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe.

Live Scores and Stats - Zimbabwe A v South Africa A 

Current Form South Africa A and Zimbabwe A:

South Africa A won the one day series against Zimbabwe A  3-1. 

The 4 day match will be a different ball game altogether and both sides would like to dominate the first day of the match.

In the last one day between both the sides, South Africa A beat Zimbabwe A by 116 runs.

Batting first, South Africa A put on a total of 281 for 6 in 50 overs. Reeza Hendricks was the top run scorer with 89 runs to his name in 105 balls.  Theunis de Bruyn played a blinder coming in at number 6. He made 40 off 38 balls and gave wings to the South Africa A's innings. Andile Phehlukwayo hit some meaty blows in the death overs and South Africa A reached a respectable total.

Chasing 281, Zimbabwe A lost Brian Chari and Tadiwanashe Marumani early on in the innings. Sisanda Magala bowled a great spell of 8 overs, picking up 2 top order batsmen and giving away just 19 runs. Wesley Madhvere tried to establish a fight with his knock of 20 runs. However, it was a one hit too many case for him and he perished at a wrong time to Dwaine Pretorius. Senuran Muthusamy bowled great lines and destroyed the middle order of Zimbabwe A. He picked up 4 wickets for 36 runs and Zimbabwe A were bowled out for 165, losing the match by 116 runs.

Let's have a look at the squads:

Zimbabwe A: Akram Faraz, Burl Ryan, Chari Brian, Chatara Tendai, Chibhabha Chamunorwa, Chivanga Tanaka, Evans Bradley, Jongwe Luke, Kaia Roy, Maruma Timycen, Marumani Tadiwanashe, Mufudza Tapiwa, Mutumbami Richmond, Myers Dion, Ndlovu Ainsley, Nyauchi Victor

South Africa A: Ryan Rickelton (Central Gauteng Lions), Janneman Malan (Boland), Reeza Hendricks (Central Gauteng Lions), Zubayr Hamza (Western Province), Tony de Zorzi (Western Province), Dwaine Pretorius (North West), Andile Phehlukwayo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Sisanda Magala (Central Gauteng Lions), Junior Dala (Northerns), Lutho Sipamla (Central Gauteng Lions), Senuran Muthusamy (North West), Daryn Dupavillon (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Glenton Stuurman (Eastern Province), Theunis de Bruyn (Northerns), Wihan Lubbe (Eastern Province), Sinethemba Qeshile (Eastern Province).

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - South Africa A

Who will win? South Africa A

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Janneman Malan (South Africa A), Tadiwanashe Marumani (Zimbabwe A)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) -  Senuran Muthusamy (South Africa A), Luke Jongwe (Zimbabwe A)

Most Fours –  Janneman Malan (South Africa A), Tadiwanashe y (Zimbabwe A)

Player of the Match- Janneman Malan (South Africa A)

Team Scores Batting first (1st Innings): South Africa A 450+, Zimbabwe A 240+

Match Handicap: South Africa A

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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