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Australia vs South Africa Betting Tips - Beth Mooney to keep half-century run going?

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Last updated: 04 Mar 2020
Ralph Staniforth 04 Mar 2020
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Host nation Australia take on South Africa in the second semi-final of the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on Thursday evening.

Australia finished second in Group A behind India, while South Africa beat off England to win Group B.

Australia beat New Zealand by 4 runs in their final group match to qualify for the semi-finals, while South Africa’s match against the West Indies was abandoned due to rain.

Australia Form & News


Australia met neighbours New Zealand in their final group match at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on Monday. The prize for the winner of that match was a place in the semi-finals of the tournament. Australia scraped through by 4 runs on the day after posting 155/5 in their 20 overs.

Beth Mooney top scored for Australia with 60 runs. The opening batswoman was the anchor the Aussies needed after losing Alyssa Healy early. This innings follows hot on the heels of her 81 not out against Bangladesh.

That victory over New Zealand means Australia have now won 4 of their last 5 T20 matches.

South Africa Form & News


South Africa’s last match of the T20 World Cup against the West Indies at the Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney was unfortunately called off due to rain.

South Africa last took to the field on 1 March against Pakistan at the same venue. The African side posted a score of 136/6 and managed to keep their Asian counterparts at bay – winning by 17 runs.

South African batswoman Sune Luus is averaging 74.00 at the tournament, and she could be the key in silencing the home fans.

Like Australia, South Africa have won 4 of their last 5 T20 matches.

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Beth Mooney has been in incredible form with the bat for Australia (Getty Images)

Australia vs South Africa Head to Head


Australia have beaten South Africa every time they have met at the Women’s T20 World Cup – 4 times. The Australian victory in the 2016 Women’s T20 World Cup group stage was achieved with 6 wickets and 9 balls remaining at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Jamtha, Nagpur. 

The two sides met in a warm-up match last month in Adelaide, with Australia chasing down South Africa’s 147/6 in the last over.

Australia vs South Africa Betting Odds


Australia are the favourites to win the match at $1.25, while South Africa are priced at $4.00. Australia’s Beth Mooney is priced at $4.00 to top score for her side, while South Africa’s Sune Luus is available at $6.00 to do the same. Mooney is also priced at $1.83 to score more than 28.5 runs.
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Australia vs South Africa Match Up


Australia have an incredible opening pair in Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy. The duo could well take the match away from South Africa, as the African side have blown hot and cold in the opening overs. This would be a great toss to win for South Africa to put the pressure on Australia to chase.

Australia vs South Africa Stats


  • Australia’s Beth Mooney has scores of 60 and 81 not out in her last two innings.
  • Australia’s Beth Mooney has scored 5 half-centuries in her last 10 innings.
  • South Africa’s Sune Luus is averaging 74.00 at the tournament with the bat.

Australia vs South Africa FAQ

Where can you watch Australia vs South Africa live stream online?

You can check out our live streaming calendar for the Australia vs South Africa live stream online.

Where is the Australia vs South Africa being played?

The Australia vs South Africa is being played at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

When is the Australia vs South Africa being played?

The Australia vs South Africa is being played on Thursday 5 March 2020 at 19:00 AEDT.

What is Australia vs South Africa head to head?

Australia have won their previous four matches against South Africa in T20 cricket.

Verdict

Australia are likely to be too strong for South Africa on the day, so the value lies in Australia’s Beth Mooney top scoring for her side at $4.00, and Sune Luus doing the same for South Africa at $6.00. Mooney’s form is very good with her scoring more than 28.5 runs at $1.83 looks great value.

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