After beating West Indies in the high-scoring first match in Multan on Wednesday, the hosts will look to take an unassailable 2-0 lead when they take the field again at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Friday. West Indies have travelled to Pakistan to play the rescheduled 3-match ODI series which was originally planned for December last year. The third and final match will be played on Sunday, June 12.
The Nicholas Pooran-led side posted 305 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the first match before Pakistan captain Babar Azam rose to the occasion and architected a spectacular 5-wicket with four balls to spare. However, there were many positives for the visitors as well and all is not lost for them. They are expected to give a tough fight to Pakistan in a must-win game for the.
As we gear up for the second ODI, I have brought you the best three betting tips from the PAK vs WI second ODI head-to-head encounter.
Mentioned below is the top team bet from the PAK vs WI head-to-head contest.
Pakistan gunned down a 306-run target in the first ODI against West Indies on Wednesday. Such wins provide a major boost to any team and it is supposed to do wonders for a team like Pakistan who are already playing in their home conditions.
In the first ODI, Pakistan were initially cautious and under pressure because of the 305 runs posted by West Indies on the scoreboard. They lost the wicket of Fakhar Zaman in the seventh but managed to score 41 runs at the completion of the 10th over. Now that Pakistan are on top after a fabulous win and their batsmen confident after chasing 306. In this scenario, Pakistan look to comfortably score over 47.5 runs in the initial 10 overs.
Moreover, Pakistan's scores in the first 10 overs of the last three ODIs before the first match against West Indies are - 57/1, 63/0, 51/1. Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman carried a strike rate of 94.9 in the ODIs, his batting partner Imam-ul_haq 82.76. The early departure of any of these two batters will bring in captain Babar Azam who scored a hundred in the first match. Babar Azam has an ODI strike rate of 90.43. The not-so-experienced bowling unit of the West Indies will help Pakistan further. It's very likely that Pakistan will score over 47.5 runs in the first 10 overs.
If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match to grab the odds of 1.85 and place your bet on Pakistan to score over 47.5 runs in the first 10 overs from the PAK vs WI head-to-head encounter.
Babar Azam and Shai Hope are my top two player betting tips for the PAK vs WI 2nd ODI. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Babar Azam became only the first batsman on Wednesday to score three consecutive hundreds twice in his ODI career. He anchored his innings to perfection, scoring 103 runs off 107 balls which helped Pakistan chase down a 306-run target and win the first match against West Indies by five wickets.
Babar Azam had scored 105* and 114 in his previous two ODI outings which was against Australia in March-April. Azam's last five ODI scores read as - 103, 105*, 114, 57 and 158. The 27-year-old has played eight matches against West Indies and scored 639 runs at an average of 91.28. The right-hander played his first ODI match at the Multan Cricket Ground on Wednesday, and looks like he has developed a sudden liking for the venue.
Overall, the number one ranked ODI batsman in the world has played 87 matches in the format and scored 4364 runs at an average of 59.78. He is hot favourite to score over 42.5 runs in the second ODI against West Indies on Friday.
If you feel the same, proceed to Pari Match and pick the odds of 1.87 for Babar Azam to score over 42.5 runs from the PAK vs WI head-to-head encounter.
Going by the recent form of the opener, it's one of the easiest bets to make. Shai Hope has scored two hundreds in his last four ODI matches. He scored 119 not out runs in the first match against Netherlands on May 31 and finished the 3-match ODI series as the second-highest run-scorer. On Wednesday, the 28-year-old scored another hundred in a series opener. This time it was against a bowling unit having bowlers like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf. The 134-ball innings was studded with 15 fours and a six.
The right-hander has so far played five matches against Pakistan and scored 248 runs at an average of 49.60. Hope's last three ODI innings Pakistan have seen him score 127, 11 and 71 runs. Overall, he has scored 4026 runs at an average of 52.58 in 93 ODIs. All the aforementioned facts makes Shai Hope scoring over 32.5 runs in the 2nd PAK vs WI ODI highly likely. If you feel the same, proceed to Pari Match and pick the odds of 1.87 for Shai Hope to score over 32.5 runs from the PAK vs WI head-to-head encounter.
Pakistan to score over 47.5 runs in first 10 overs @ 1.85 (Pari Match)
Babar Azam to score over 42.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Shai Hope to score over 32.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
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