Australia are playing the third and final Test of the three-match series against New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground. The Day 3 of the Test will commence tomorrow after a toiling day of cricket for the visitors.
Marnus Labuschagne stole the show with his maiden double century on Day 2 and it took a lot of effort from the Kiwis to get him out finally. However, the Black Caps pulled things back quite well as they dismissed the Aussies for 454 and they have come out to bat after a tiring day on the field. The first idea was to keep the Australian bowlers at bay and survive the final session of Day 2. The pair of Tom Blundell and Tom Latham have done just that and propelled New Zealand to 63 for no loss at the end of day’s play. The Tom duo will come out to bat on Day 3 and will look to build on the momentum that they have gained and reach the magic figure of 255 runs to avoid a follow on. I honestly do not know what is in store for us on Day 3 but what I do know is that I can help you make some money tomorrow by simply suggesting you the best markets to bet on. So, let’s get going.
Tom Latham to score a 50 or more @ 1.83
Tom Latham has not had a great series considering his standards as he has only managed to score one half-century in four innings and that came in the previous Test match which was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. However, in the last 10 Test matches, Latham has one double century, four hundreds and one fifty under his belt. He has scored 401 runs in eight matches against Australia and 289 runs in six matches in Australia. He has had a very good 2019 as he has gone on to score 601 runs in eight matches at a sound average of 50.08. Whenever he gets to bat in the 2nd match innings, his average goes up to 58.11 and has managed to pile six centuries. He has got off to a good start in Day 2 and he will look to continue scoring for his side as New Zealand needs him to stay out there in the middle as long as possible if they would want to avoid follow on. Bet 365 is offering odds of 1.83 for Latham to score a half-century or more is a way for you to earn a good amount of cash as the Latham is well on course for that gritty fifty.
Runs at fall of 1st wicket will be under 86.5 @ 1.83
New Zealand batsmen Tom Latham and Tom Blundell may have kept the Australian bowlers at bay as they have not thrown their wickets away in the final session of Day 2. But my question is – for how long will these two be able to hold them off? Believe it or not, in four innings that New Zealand have batted, not once, I repeat, NOT ONCE, they have gone past the 50-run mark with their wickets intact. This is the first time that they have managed to build a partnership and has gone past the 50-run mark as well. But the Australian bowlers will look for their preys in the first hour of Day 2 and they have done that quite well in the previous two Test matches. Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon are all in good form with the ball and it will only be a matter of time that Aussies will strike the first blood early on Day 3. Bet 365 is offering odds of 1,83 for runs at fall of 1st wicket will be under 86.5 and that is the likely outcome once these two sides take the field on Sunday.
New Zealand’s first innings runs will be under 300.5 @ 1.90
New Zealand need to score 255 runs to avoid follow on and on the other hand, the Australians will only look to pile on miseries on a depleted Kiwi side. The Black Caps have never gone past the 300-run mark in the series as the maximum that they have scored is 240 and in the other three occasions, they have been dismissed for 148, 171 and 166. So, you can understand the kind of pressure that have been exerted upon this Kiwi batsmen by the Australian bowling attack. Since the visitors have got off to a decent start to their innings, they might just avoid the follow on but it will be a mountainous task for Latham and co. to go past the 300-run mark. Bet 365 is offering odds of 1.90 for New Zealand’s first innings runs will be under 300.5 and if the stats for this series are to be believed, then that outcome is almost inevitable.