Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions - South Africa v Pakistan 2nd T20I
Just like the ODI series, the T20Is between Pakistan and South Africa also got off to a riveting start with the Proteas ultimately prevailing by 6 runs in the close match.
Batting first, South Africa were pummeled by 70s from Reeza Hendricks and skipper Faf du Plessis, both of whom played at a strike rate of around 180. Despite no other substantial contributions, the team was able to post 192 from the 20 overs.
Chasing a steep total, Babar Azam and Hussain Talat set the platform and captain Shoaib Malik took it deep. With 16 runs needed of the last over, the game could have gone any which way but Malik was dismissed by Chris Morris on the third ball, which decided the fate of the match.
While Usman Shinwari was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan, Beuran Hendricks, Chris Morris and Tabraiz Shamsi picked up two wickets each for South Africa. A special mention should be given to David Miller, who took four catches and affected two direct-hit run-outs to play a major part in the game.
South Africa has packed their side with youngsters, most of whom were star performers in the MSL. Their move bore good results in the opener and the series is expected to go down to the wire.
Pakistan are the number one side in this format and are expected to bounce back with all their might as another high-octane encounter awaits at the Bullring on Sunday. South Africa have rested Faf du Plessis for the last two T20Is. David Miller will lead the side in his absence.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
South Africa- Reeza Hendricks, Gihahn Cloete, Willem Mulder, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Beuran Hendricks, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi
Pakistan- Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Rizwan, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Usman Shinwari
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Pakistan
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Babar Azam (Pakistan), Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shadab Khan (Pakistan), Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa)
Most Sixes – Babar Azam (Pakistan), Reeza Hendricks (South Africa)
Team Scores Batting First – Pakistan 180+, South Africa 170+
*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 soon, so stay tuned.
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