South Africa will face-off with Australia in the third ODI of the ongoing series at the Senwes Park, in Potchefstroom, this Saturday.
There’s no escape from a series defeat for Australia having already lost the first two matches. At most, they can get a consolation victory and head back home with a sigh of relief. South Africa, on the other hand, would be eager to pile on the visitors’ misery and script a whitewash. In the midst of all these, punters like us can be the biggest gainers.
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Invading the African nation hasn’t been fruitful for most of the visiting teams in the past and with the kind of hard hitting they produce, it breaks down the opposition mentally. Is there a better deal than to back South Africa for hitting the maximum number of sixes in an anticipation to get back 2.5 the amount? In the last four matches at home this year, the Proteas have been the better side in three of those matches, having hit a total of 19 sixes at a rate of almost four per innings while conceded just 14 sixes in the same time frame. But wait, I have more convincing stats for you.
In the last five H2H matches, Australia have never hit more sixes than the Aussies, having hit 28 sixes at an average of 5.6 hits per innings while shipping in just 18 sixes (3.6 per innings) in the same time frame. Even in the last five clashes between these two teams in South Africa, the hosts outnumbered the Aussies in four of those occasions. Do you really need more reasons to invest your money on this guaranteed bet?
Senwes Park will host an ODI match after four years and it will be the Australians challenging the local boys in a Day fixture. Apart from one match, the Proteas have never lost at this venue. Among other stats, let me inform you that the venue has always witnessed big scores in the past. The highest scores in the last five matches at Potchefstroom were – 103, 116, 110, 73 and 147. As visible, there was a score of at least 100 runs in four of those matches. Now, if we delve deeper and monitor the exploits of both the teams in the past few months, we’ll get a clearer picture.
In the last four H2H matches, there has been at least one century in each of those matches, with a total count of 100+ tallying up to a massive seven, which is close to two centuries per game. In the last five H2H matches in South Africa, a total of four centuries were registered with at least one in flour of those instances. There’s no point in sitting idle and let go an opportunity which promises 1.61 times a return from Dafabet. You know your next step.
Even though South Africa has mastered the art of exploiting home conditions in all departments, they are yet to nail one – the opening partnership. In the last five home matches, the Proteas have never put up a better opening partnership, having scored 57 runs overall at a rate of 11.4 runs on an average while conceded 199 runs (almost 50 runs per innings). Now, that’s quite shocking, isn’t it? Are you interested in spending on this deal now, which offers 1.72 times the risk? If not, read along.
In the last two matches in the series, the opening partnership of South Africa was 0 and 1, which proves that they are struggling to see off the new ball. Let alone recent form, the hosts have outscored the Aussies in the opening stand in just one of their last five games, having scored just 112 runs at a rate of 22.4 runs per innings while letting in as many as 257 runs (51.4 runs on average), which surely tells us a tale. To sum it up, let me inform you that in the last match played at this venue, the Proteas scored an opening stand of nine runs, compared to New Zealand’s 126. Just place the bet.