South Africa vs New Zealand 2015
2nd ODI Cricket Match Prediction 2015
South Africa vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Preview
South Africa won the first ODI of the series but not with the ease which the odds 1.40 suggested before the start of the match. In fact at one stage they were looking as if they will be short of the good score after a mammoth second wicket partnership between Amla and Roussouw.
Hashim Amla came into his own after a lean patch in the ODIs and ended with 124 runs and bagged the Man of the Match award. His innings included 13 fours and 3 sixes while his partner, RIlee Roussouw, ended eleven short of 100 as he managed to give good support to Amla.
While the batsmen posted a good score on a slow track the bowlers struggled as the game went on. The pitch became better for batting as Jimmy Neesham and Colin Munro almost scurried NZ past the line.
New Zealand on the other hand was good in the first 25 overs of the first innings but as the partnership grew they began to score relatively quick. In the end they were good enough to be 20 runs short of the target.
Adam Milne for New Zealand, as expected, managed to get the reverse swing going on an abrasive surface and as a result managed to price out two wickets, both of the set batsmen Roussouw and Amla but McCleneghan was expensive though he too picked up two wickets.
South Africa vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Team News
South Africa will be looking to field the same team unless Faf Du Plessis is fit for the match.
South Africa (probable XI): 1. Hashim Amla 2. Morne Van Wyk 3. RIlee Rosouw 4. AB De Villiers 5. Farhan Behardien 6. David Miller 7. David Wiese 8. Vernon Philander 9. Dale Steyn 10. Kagiso Rabada 11. Imran Tahir
New Zealand might have to leave out an injured Martin Guptill who suffered an injury while fielding and came out to bat after two down. George Worker is expected to replace him.
New Zealand (probable XI): 1. Tom Latham 2. Kane Williamson 3. George Worker 4. Grant Eliott 5. Luke Ronchi 6. Jimmy Neesham 7. Colin Munro 8. Mitchell McCleneghan 9. Nathan McCullum 10. Adam Milne 11. Ish Sodhi
South Africa vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Pitch Report
Match is to be played at Potchefstroom where an ODI will be played after hiatus of two years. Last match was played here between these two teams and South Africa won by one wicket chasing a score of 260 runs. Apart from this only two matches have been played here between top teams of which one was no result and the other was tied between SA and Aus.
South Africa vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Winner Tips & Prediction
South Africa is even shorter for this game with 1.36 and as we saw in the last game NZ were not pushovers but still we will be on South Africa to win the series albeit at higher odds.