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South Africa vs Australia 2nd ODI Tips - Can Australia make it 2-0 in the series?

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Last updated: 07 Sep 2023
Ralph Staniforth 07 Sep 2023
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South Africa vs Australia Tips


Australia won the first ODI but both sides struggled for periods, especially with the bat. I am going to stick with the hosts to win while Marnus Labuschagne and Temba Bavuma are backed to score big.
  • South Africa vs Australia Tips
  • Head to Head
  • South Africa Form
  • South Africa Team News
  • Australia Form
  • Australia Team News

  • South Africa have won 5 of their last 6 ODIs against Australia.
  • South Africa have won 3 of their last 4 ODIs.
  • South Africa’s Temba Bavuma averages 50+ in ODI cricket.
  • South Africa’s Temba Bavuma scored 100+ in the last match.
  • Australia have won 3 of their last 4 ODI matches.
  • Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne scored 80* in the last match.

Head to Head


South Africa have won five of their last six ODI fixtures against Australia. The first match of this series the Aussies cruised to a three-wicket win.

South Africa Form


South Africa will be disappointed with their overall performance in the first ODI in Bloemfontein.

Batting first, the hosts could only post 222 runs. Temba Bavuma continued his superb ODI form, holding the innings together with a magnificent 114*. No other batsmen managed more than 40 runs.

Despite the disappointing total, the Proteas took control with the ball, reducing Australia to 72-5 and 113-7. Unfortunately, they slacked thereafter and allowed the Aussies to get home for the win.

South Africa Team News


South Africa will most likely rotate especially among the bowlers.

Australia Form


Australia won the first ODI and while they were far from perfect, they did enough to take the opening win of the series.

Josh Hazelwood took 3-43 as Australia reduced South Africa to a below par total of 222 runs. The batting didn’t go so well initially as four of the top six were dismissed for under 10. The two who weren’t only scored 33 and 17 runs.

However, Marnus Labuschagne (80*) and Ashton Agar (48*) put on a superb 109-run partnership to steer Australia home.

Australia Team News


Australia, like the hosts, will most likely make changes throughout the series.

Verdict

I am backing South Africa to level the series with Temba Bavuma to top score.

For Australia, Marnus Labuschagne is backed to top score.

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