Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: South Africa Tour of Australia 2022 - South Africa vs Australia - 2nd Test match - 25th December 2022
The 2nd Test match of the South Africa Tour of Australia will be played on the 25th of December between South Africa and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Live Scores - South Africa vs Australia - 2nd Test match
The top run scorer for Australia in the Test Series is Travis Head with 92 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Australia in the Test Series is Pat Cummins with 7 scalps under his belt.
The top run scorer for South Africa in the Test Series is Temba Bavuma with 67 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for South Africa in the Test Series is Kagiso Rabada with 8 scalps under his belt.
Australia have won the first Test Match of the series by 6 wickets.
South Africa batted first and they posted a total of 152 in the first innings before being bowled out. Temba Bavuma and Kyle Verreynne played exceptionally well and scored 38 and 64 runs respectively. Apart from them, no other batter showed any intent and therefore, South Africa were skittled out for a paltry 152.
Australia in their first innings made a total of 218 before being bowled out. David Warner disappointed the fans after being dismissed for a duck. The other top order batters also lost their wickets without converting the starts they got. Travis Head stabilized the innings with a knock of 92 runs in 96 balls. On the back of his brilliance, Australia got to a total of 218 in their first innings.
South Africa lost 3 wickets for just 5 runs in their first innings. Temba Bavuma and Khaya Zondo played well and scored 29 and 36 runs respectively. However, lack of support from the other batters meant that South Africa were bowled out for a small total of 99, leaving Australia with a target of 35 in the second innings, which Australia achieved comfortably with 6 wickets in hand.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Australia squad: Pat Cummins (capt), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Michael Neser, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner
South Africa squad: Dean Elgar (capt), Temba Bavuma, Gerald Coetzee, Theunis de Bruyn, Sarel Erwee, Simon Harmer, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Glenton Stuurman, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Khaya Zondo.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Australia
Who will win? - Australia
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Rassie Van der Dussen (South Africa), Travis Head (Australia)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kagiso Rabada (South Africa), Nathan Lyon (Australia)
Most Sixes – Rassie Van der Dussen (South Africa), Travis Head (Australia)
Player of the Match- Travis Head (South Africa)
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 240+, South Africa 200+
Match Handicap: Australia
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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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