New Zealand vs South Africa 2nd Test Betting Tips 25/02/2022

February 24, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed
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New Zealand vs South Africa 2nd Test Betting Tips 25/02/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The second Test between New Zealand and South Africa will be played at Hagley Oval, Christchurch from Feb 25 (Friday). The match is to begin at 3:30am IST.

Teams Status

New Zealand

New Zealand have twin motivations ahead of the second and final Test. They have tried 17 times to win a Test series against South Africa and failed always. Eighteenth time could be the charm for them as they hold a 1-0 lead and all they need is a draw in the second Test.

But they wouldn’t want to just draw it as another win would see them dislodge Australia from the top spot in the Test ranking.

Kiwi pacers usually have a field day at Hagley Oval that has seen the home side win eight of the 10 matches played at the venue so far.

New Zealand have named an unchanged side for this Test, which means Trent Boult won’t be playing this game as well.

South Africa

South Africa were absolutely outclassed in the opening Test, which they ended up losing by an innings. However, they might say that they were 1-0 in the recent Test series against India as well but bounced back immediately and in style.

“We know how it is to come back, how it is to come from behind when our backs are against the wall. We do have what it takes from a character perspective to do what we need to do,” their middle-order batter Tenda Bavuma recently said.

To ensure that his team bounces back, Bavuma would have to find more runs than the 41 he managed in the second innings of the opening Test.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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New Zealand are the favourites for the second Test. Parimatch and Sportsbet both have New Zealand priced at 1.52, South Africa at 3.95 and Draw at 6.40. Meanwhile, Paripesa has New Zealand available for 1.512, South Africa for 4.36 and Draw for 6.55.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: New Zealand to win @ 1.52

This play carries more chalk than we like but it’s not more chalk we’re willing to risk on this play. After the 1st Test, we do not see the Africans surviving the Kiwi onslaught. The Proteas have come a long way over the past few months and are certainly better than they were, but they still cannot beat the Kiwis in New Zealand and on a surface like this. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: Dean Elgar to score less than 23.5 runs @ 1.87

Captain Dean Elgar scored a grand total of 1 run over two innings of the first Test. He struggled against the new ball and we hate to break it to him but it won’t get any easier in this Test either. We see another early exit for the skipper. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


Can South Africa get a win out of this? We do not think so. All we can envisage is either a win for New Zealand or maybe a close draw – if the Africans are incredibly lucky.

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