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South Africa vs Pakistan Betting Tips 04/04/2021

The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg will serve as the host for the second of three ODI matches between South Africa and Pakistan on 4th April 2021 at 13:30 IST. Despite losing the first ODI, the odds are still in favor of South Africa to bounce back in the series. While Pakistan will be looking to seal the series.

Teams Status

South Africa put up a decent total on the board after being to put to bat first. They scored 273 for the loss of six wickets courtesy of a massive century from the bat of Rassie van der Dussen. Rassie along with David Miller stitched a partnership of 116 runs when South Africa was in deep trouble as they had lost four wickets for just 55 runs. But they couldn’t restrict Pakistan for under 273 as they lost the match by three wickets in the last ball. Anrich Nortje was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up four wickets for just 51 runs in his ten overs. Even Andile Phehlukwayo and Kagiso Rabada chipped in with two wickets and one wicket respectively. Just before this series, South Africa traveled to Pakistan and played the Test and the T20I series. But unfortunately, they lost the Test series 2-0 and the T20I series 2-1. The ODI series against Australia was the more productive one as they swept the three-match series. Heinrich Klaasen was the leading run-getter in the series with 242 runs in just three matches at an average of 242.00 including two half-centuries and one massive hundred with the highest score of 123*. Lungi Ngidi was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up nine wickets in just two matches.

Babar Azam won the toss and put South Africa to bat first and successfully managed to restrict them for just 273 runs. Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi bagged two wickets each, while Mohammad Hasnain and Faheem Ashraf chipped in with one wicket each. Ashraf was very economical as he conceded just 25 runs in nine overs. The start for Pakistan wasn’t good as they lost Fakhar Zaman early but Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam steered the ship with a 177 run stand. Babar managed to score 103 runs off just 104. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Pakistan somehow managed to cross the line in the last over. Pakistan had clean swept the touring South African side in the Test and the T20I series. Just before this series, they defeated Zimbabwe at home in the three-match ODI series. Babar Azam was the leading run-scorer for Pakistan in that series with 221 runs in three matches at an average of 110.5. He had hit one century and one half-century including the highest score of 125 runs. Mohammad Hasnain was the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan with five wickets.

What do the Sportsbook Say

According to the Betway sportsbook, South Africa are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 1.57. While Pakistan is placed at 2.25. South Africa are placed at 1.61 odds at the Dafabet sportsbook and Pakistan are placed at 2.32 odds. Even South Africa are the favorites to win the match at 1.68 according to the 10Cric sportsbook. While the underdogs Pakistan are placed at 2.05 odds.

Tipster’s Angle

Similar to the first ODI, this is also expected to be a very close contest. South Africa will be looking to bounce back from the loss in the first ODI and level the series going into the third. By looking at the recent form, South Africa is expected to win this match.

Tip: South Africa To Win @ 1.68

Despite the fact that South Africa lost four wickets early in the first ODI, they managed to regroup and put up a decent total on the board, this shows what the team is made up of. In the last six head to head matches, South Africa has won three matches and Pakistan has won the three matches. Even in the last six matches that South Africa hosted, they have won three and lost three matches. In the last seven matches, South Africa has won four matches, lost just two and the other match was abandoned. Pakistan on the other hand were clean swept by England in the last away series that they played. Apart from that, South Africa managed to clean sweep the mighty Australians in a three-match ODI series. So, South Africa are more likely to win the second ODI and level the series. And 1.68 odds are available for the same at the 10Cric sportsbook.

Tip: Any Player To Score A 100  – Yes @ 1.60

Both South Africa and Pakistan are in excellent run-scoring form recently which is evident from the recent series that they have played. Despite the fact that the previous head to head series was mostly rain-affected, two centuries were scored in three matches. In the last series that Pakistan had played against Zimbabwe, three centuries were scored in just three matches and a century was scored in every match. In the series that South Africa played against Australia, three centuries were scored in just three matches with Heinrich Klaasen and Janneman Malan reaching the triple digits for South Africa. Also, in the first ODI of this series, we saw two centuries, one from the bat of Rassie van der Dussen and the other from the Pakistani skipper Babar Azam. By considering these facts, it is very likely that at least one player will cross the 100 run mark at 1.60 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Conclusion

South Africa didn’t start off well in the hunt for their revenge for the loss in the Test and the T20I series. Pakistan showed what they can do in the first ODI and why they are no pushovers. They could even go on to win the series from here. So South Africa should bring their A-game into the next match.

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