Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions - South Africa v Sri Lanka 2nd ODI
Along expected lines, South Africa won the 1st ODI by eight wickets and did it all too easily.
Batting first, there were no contributions from the Sri Lankan openers as both Niroshan Dickwella and Upul Tharanga could not even manage to reach double figures. Almost all runs came from the middle four - Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva.
They helped Sri Lanka be on track to score something substantial. However, just like openers, their lower order could not chip in. As a result, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 231.
The comeback men were the bowling stars for South Africa. Lungi Ngidi, who was returning after an injury and Imran Tahir, also on a comeback trail, picked up three wickets each.
South Africa lost openers Reeza Hendricks early but always looked in control of the match after that. Quinton de Kock missed his century and was dismissed for 81. However, skipper Faf du Plessis went on to make a ton and help the team win the match with 30+ from Rassie van der Dussen.
Sri Lankan bowlers looked listless and failed to make an impact. Vishwa Fernando and Akila Dananjaya picked a wicket each. If Sri Lanka have to compete in the series, Akila Dananjaya would be their trumcard and would have to pick more wickets.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
South Africa- Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi
Sri Lanka- Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga, Vishwa Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – South Africa
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Akila Dananjaya (Sri Lanka), Imran Tahir (South Africa)
Most boundaries – Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka), Faf du Plessis (South Africa)
Team Scores Batting First – Sri Lanka 250+, South Africa 285+
*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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