SA vs IND: South Africa and India clash against each other in the second ODI on Friday to be played at Paarl. South Africa emerged victorious in the first ODI by 31 runs, as the hosts outplayed India in all three departments. Temba Bavuma led from the front with a magnificent century, whereas, Rassie van der Dussen scored 129 runs off just 96 runs. India will look to bounce back in style, and take the series to the decider in Cape Town on Sunday.
India’s batting order disappointed big time in the first ODI against South Africa. Stand-in skipper, KL Rahul was dismissed for just 12 runs, whereas, only Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli scored meaningful knocks. Shardul Thakur fought right until the end, scoring 50 runs off just 43 runs.
South African bowlers were on target, with spinners doing most of the damage. India might make a few changes for the second ODI, however, the Proteas will likely stick to their winning combination.
South Africa vs India Head to Head in ODIs: Total 85: SA 47, IND: 36
India are one of the best limited overs side in the world at the moment. Hence, one can expect a good comeback from the Men in Blue. Virat Kohli scored 51 runs off 63 balls, whereas, Shikhar Dhawan smashed a quickfire knock pf 79 runs. One problem for India was their inability to pick wickets in the middle overs, as Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma put up a stand of over 200 runs for the fourth wicket. Meanwhile, South African spinners were pretty good in putting pressure on the Indian batting order, as they dismissed Kohli and Dhawan in the span of just a few overs.
Betway: SA: 2.10, IND: 1.66
Bet365: SA: 2.20, IND: 1.66
India are expected to bounce back after their defeat in the first ODI. KL Rahul disappointed in the first ODI, but given his class, he will surely be on the lookout for a big knock. Virat Kohli will also be itching to score his 71st International duty, whereas, Shikhar Dhawan smashed 79 runs in the first ODI. For South Africa, Temba Bavuma has been in the form of his life since the Test series, and will look to continue doing the same. Here are the top picks for the South Africa vs India 2nd ODI Dream11 Team Prediction:
1. Temba Bavuma in 1st ODI
Temba Bavuma scored a hard earned century in the first ODI, as he made 110 runs off 143 runs. The knock only included 8 boundaries, as it was Rassie van der Dussen who was the aggressor.
2. Rassie van der Dussen in 1st ODI
Rassie van der Dussen smashed 129 runs off just 96 balls in the first ODI, as Bavuma and Van der Dussen put on stand of over 200 runs.
3.Shikhar Dhawan in First ODI
Shikhar Dhawan returned to the Indian side with a good knock at the top of the order. The Delhi opener smashed 79 runs off 84 balls to give the visitors a blistering start.
If SA bats first: 260-290
If IND bats first: 280-310
The pitch at Paarl was a batting friendly wicket, as over 550 runs were scored in the first ODI. However, batters have to toil hard to get their eyes in, as scoring in the middle overs could be a task. During the second innings, we saw Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi getting assistance from the wicket, hence batting first and putting a good score on the board could be the strategy again.
The weather is expected to be pleasant for the second ODI between the two sides. However, only one concern would be that the conditions could get really hot in the middle, as it could as high as 39 degree Celsius. On the lower side, towards the midway through the second innings, temperatures could drop as low as 22 degree Celsius.
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