Australia will be at loggerheads with South Africa once again on Day 4 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 piled on 189 runs in 54 overs in a rain overcast day with Alex Carey scoring his maiden Test ton. Cameron Green defied a fractured finger, adding 117 for the 8th wicket. South Africa could only bat for 7 overs in the post Tea session on Day 3. They already lost their skipper Dean Elgar who departed without opening his account. Pat Cummins was the one who took the wicket of the South African skipper. He could have got two but Warner dropped one at the first slip. As we get closer to Day 4, let us have a look at the top team & player betting tips from the AUS vs SA Day 4 match prediction.
Let us have a look at our top two team betting tips from the AUS vs SA Day 4 match prediction.
Having lost the wicket of Dean Elgar without opening the scoreboard, South Africa are in real trouble right now. The duo of Sarel Erwee & Theunis de Bruyn stitched a 15 run stand for the 2nd wicket and survived the final session of Day 3. In the second innings of the last four Tests, South Africa’s 2nd wicket partnership read - 1, 25, 6 & 24 runs. This totals to 56 runs, averaging at 14.00 which certainly falls under our target, thus making it a strong and safe betting tip for this game. In all the four matches, SA failed to post a score over 31 runs for the second wicket, thus entailing a 100% efficiency to do the same in the ongoing Test as well. In the 2nd innings of the last five head-to-head matches, South Africa’s 2nd wicket partnership read - 1, 25, 76, 10 & 10 runs. This sums up to 122 runs averaging at 24.40 runs, which certainly falls under our target of 31.5 runs. In every single match, barring one, over the five game period, South Africa failed to stitch a partnership of over 31 runs for the 2nd wicket. Sarel Erwee averages just 25.33 in Tests while Theunis de Bruyn averages just 19.45. Hence, we expect South Africa to score under 31.5 runs before the fall of the 2nd wicket. To capitalise on this, grab the odds of 1.832 offered by 1XBET in South Africa’s favour from the AUS vs SA Day 4 match prediction.
In the first innings of the ongoing Test, South Africa managed to hit 21 fours. So far in the 2nd innings, South Africa scored 15 runs but no zero fours have been hit. In the second innings of the last four Tests, South Africa smashed 13, 22, 13 & 19 fours. This totals to 67 fours from four innings averaging at 16.75 fours. This number certainly falls under our target, thus making it a strong and a safe betting tip for this game. In every single match, barring one, over the four game period, South Africa failed to hit over 19 fours in the 2nd innings, thus entailing a 75% efficiency to hit under 19.5 runs in this innings. In the second innings of the last five head-to-head matches, South Africa’s total number of fours per game read 13, 39, 46, 12 & 40. This totals to 150 fours from five innings, averaging at 30.00 fours per innings. Although this number falls way above our target, South Africa’s recent run of form says otherwise. K Verreynne has been the one to smash the most number of fours for SA in the ongoing Test series(11) with M Jansen in line who smashed 10 fours. Therefore, we have sided with South Africa to hit under 19.5 fours in this innings. Our affiliate partner 1XBET has offered odds of 1.91 in South Africa’s favour from the AUS vs SA Day 4 match prediction.
We have chosen Sarel Erwee as our top player betting tip from the AUS vs SA Day 4 match prediction.
The Pietermaritzburg born opening batsman, Sarel Erwee remained unbeaten for 7 overnight after skipper Dean Elgar lost his wicket without opening the account. Erwee faced 21 deliveries in the final session of Day 3 but did not hit any boundaries. In the first innings of the ongoing Test, Erwee was dismissed for just 18 runs off 31 balls. In the first Test of the ongoing series, Erwee’s scores read 10 & 3. The 33-year-old holds an experience of about 8 Tests wherein he has hammered 380 runs at an average of about 25.33. His second innings average in Tests remains to be as low as 16.85. So far in the Test series, Sarel Erwee has failed to post a total of over 24 runs in all the three innings. He has scored a total of 38 runs in this series and is averaging close to 12.66. Sarel Erwee’s second innings scores in Tests read 3, 26, 25, 41, 8, 8 & 0 runs. This entails a 57.14% efficiency of Erwee to score under 24.5 runs in this game. Considering all of this, we have backed Sarel Erwee to score under 24.5 runs in this game. Scoot over to 1XBET and place your bet on the same at odds of 1.832 from the AUS vs SA head-to-head contest.
South Africa to score under 31.5 runs at 2nd dismissal @ 1.832 (1XBET)
South Africa to hit under 19.5 fours @ 1.91 (1XBET)
Sarel Erwee to score under 24.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)