Australia will be at loggerheads with South Africa once again on Day 3 of the second Test match which is a part of South Africa’s tour of Australia 2022/23. The fixture is being hosted at the Melbourne Cricket Ground since 26th December. The Day 3 of the Test will commence from 5:00 AM IST. Ahead of the matchday, I have assorted three of the best money making betting tips for you from the AUS vs SA head-to-head contest.
The visitors, South Africa will be unhappy with how things went on the second day of the Test. At the start of the day Marnus Labuschagne gifted his wicket but the South African bowlers had no answers to the stand between David Warner & Steve Smith. The duo racked up 239 runs for the third wicket after which Smith lost his wicket to Nortje. Soon after which, David Warner got past the 200 run mark and returned to the pavilion as “retired hurt”. Cameron Green was also out injured and at stumps on Day 2, the hosts lead by 197 runs. Australia dominated all the three sessions on Day 2. Speaking of South Africa, they need to come up with a better plan if they wish to come back in the game. As we get closer to Day 3, let us have a look at the top team & player betting tips from the AUS vs SA Day 3 match prediction.
Let us have a look at our top team betting tip from the AUS vs SA Day 3 match prediction.
After the conclusion of the second day of the Test, Australia are in the driving seat at the moment. They are in a very good position and would look to extend their lead as they have 7 wickets in hand. At stumps on Day 2, Australia are leading by 197 runs with Alex Carey & Travis Head on the crease. Head looks quite settled on the crease and has scored a run-a-ball 48 runs so far. Alex Carey has played 22 balls and remained unbeaten at 9 overnight. In the first innings of the last five Tests, Australia posted scores of 218, 511, 598, 364 & 321 runs. This totals to 2012 runs from five innings averaging at 402.40 runs per innings. Twice in the last five Tests, the Aussies managed to post a total above 415 runs in the first innings. Although Australia have not scored above our target in each of the last five head-to-head clashes vs South Africa, we expect them to add atleast another 30 runs on Day 3 before the loss of the fourth wicket. Both Alex Carey & Travis Head are in exquisite form this season. Carey is averaging close to 43.40 this year in Tests while Head is averaging close to 54.33. Therefore, it would be fair to place your bet on Australia to score over 415.5 runs before the fall of the 4th wicket. To capitalise on this, grab the odds of 1.832 offered by 1XBET in Australia’s favour from the AUS vs SA Day 3 match prediction.
Mentioned below are our top two player betting tips from the AUS vs SA Day 3 match prediction. Take a look!
The 28-year-old left-handed middle-order batsman, Travis Head remained unbeaten at 48 at stumps on Day 2. He smashed 7 fours and a six in his 48 ball stay at the crease. After Cameron Green left the pitch due to an injury, Head stitched an unbroken 23 run partnership for the fourth wicket along with wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey. So far out in the Test series, Travis Head has hammered 140 runs from three innings. He is Australia’s 2nd highest run-getter and is averaging almost 70.00. The southpaw is having a fantastic year so far. He has scored 652 from 15 innings at an average of about 54.33. While batting in home conditions, the southpaw averages the most(58.89). Since making his Test debut back in 2018, Travis Head has played 31 Tests and has scored 2005 runs from them at an average of about 44.55. His scores in the first innings of the last Tests read 92, 175, 99, 12 & 6 runs. This entails a 60% efficiency of Travis Head to score over 78 runs in this game. Considering all of this, we have backed Travis Head to score over 78.5 runs in the 1st innings of this game. Scoot over to 1XBET and place your bet on Head at odds of 1.70 from the AUS vs SA Day 3 match prediction.
We have now arrived at my ultimate player betting tip today from the AUS vs SA match prediction. The 31-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey arrived at the crease after Cameron Green was out injured. He stayed at the crease for 22 balls and remained unbeaten at 9 overnight and also managed to hit a boundary. Alex Carey has played 13 Tests in his short career so far and has accumulated 522 runs from them at an average of about 34.80. So far this year in Tests, Carey has scored 434 runs from just 14 innings at an average of about 43.40. Alex Carey’s scores in the first innings of the last five Tests read 22*, 41*, 28, 45 & 67. This entails a 80% efficiency of Carey to score over 34 runs in this game. The 31-year-old averages almost 44.30 in the first team innings in Tests. All of this falls right under our target, thus making it a strong and a safe betting tip for this game. Our affiliate partner 1XBET has offered odds of 1.70 in Alex Carey’s favour from the AUS vs SA Day 3 match prediction.
Australia to score over 415.5 runs at the fall of the 4th wicket @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Travis Head to score over 78.5 runs @ 1.7 (1XBET)
Alex Carey to score over 34.5 runs @ 1.7 (1XBET)