Australia vs South Africa 2nd ODI Highlights

By:Maya G
Australia vs South Africa Highlights

South Africa won the toss and chose to field first. South Africa led the 3-match series 0-1 after the 1st ODI and this was a crucial match for Australia to level the series and register their 1st ODI win in a long time.

Australia Innings

Aaron Finch and Travis Head opened the innings for Australia and put together 12 runs before Ngidi dismissed Travis Head for 8 runs. Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh had a 54-runs partnership between them for the 2nd wicket.

Kagiso Rabada gave South Africa the break through dismissing Shaun Marsh out caught behind the stump in the 12th over. Just when Aaron Finch was looking in good form and had scored 41 runs with 4 fours, Dwaine Pretorius bowled Aaron Finch out and Australia were 96-3.

Chris Lynn and Alex Carey were on the crease when Australia were 115-3 after 26 overs.

The market for Runs in First 30 Overs had the odds of 1.80 for Over 146.5 runs and 1.90 for Under 146.5 runs.

In the next over, Chris Lynn hit a 6 off the 1st ball of Rabada followed by 3 consecutive fours. Chris Lynn reached 40 runs milestone in that over and the betting odds in the CA Lynn Milestones market were set at 1.25 for the Yes selection and 3.75 for the No selection for Lynn To Reach 50.


Moreover, the market for Chris Lynn Innings Runs had the odds of 1.44 for Over 55.5 selection and 2.62 for Under 55.5 selection.


The betting odds in the Match Winner market were set at 1.57 for Australia and at 2.37 for South Africa.


After hitting a six followed by 3 fours off Rabada Chris Lynn edged a short ball to the wicket-keeper and was out for 44 runs off 44 balls. A Rs.100 bet on the No selection in the To Reach 50 market would have returned Rs.375 while a Rs.100 bet on the Under 55.5 selection in the Chris Lynn Innings Runs market would have returned Rs.262.

Alex Carey, the wicket-keeper batsman of Australia also looked in good touch and while he was playing on 28, the market for A Carey Innings Runs had these odds.

While the To Reach 50 market under A Carey Milestones had the odds of 2.25 for the No selection.

The betting odds in the match winner market had changed and on Betway Sports the odds for Australia were set at 2.37 and for South Africa 1.53.


Another market on Betway Sports was the Australia Top Batsman market which had the odds of 1.30 for Alex Carey after Chris Lynn was out.


After Chris Lynn was out for 44, Australia had 133 runs on the scoreboard. Glen Maxwell walked in at number 6 and added scored 15 runs off 19 balls and was caught behind off Pretoirus. Marcus Stoinis was quick to go after Maxwell and was dismissed by Pretorius for 2.

After Maxwell’s wicket Australia lost 3 wickets in 20 runs and were 187-8.

Alex Carey was the 9th wicket to fall and was dismissed by Rabada caught behind for 47 runs. He missed his 50 by 3 runs which meant a Rs.100 bet on the No selection would have returned Rs.225.

Australia were all-out for 231 runs in 48.3 overs after a 27-runs partnership for the 10th wicket between Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood.

Kagiso Rabada was the top bowler for South Africa with 4 wickets for 54 runs and Alex Carey was the top batsman for Australia.

South Africa Innings

Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks opened the innings for South Africa and Quinton de Kock was out early in the innings for 9 runs. After losing their 1st wicket for 18 runs, South Africa had a 28-runs partnership for the 2nd wicket.

South Africa lost wickets regularly and were 4 wickets down for 68 runs in the 15th over.

At this point the betting odds for Australia in the match winner market were set at 1.36 and 3.20 for South Africa.


As a partnership started building between Faf du Plessis and David Miller, the betting odds changed again. When South Africa were 142-4 after 29 overs, Australia had the odds of 4.00 in the match winner market while South Africa had the odds of 1.25.


Pat Cummins bowled Faf du Plessis out in the 30th over breaking the 74-runs partnership for the 5th wicket between Faf du Plessis and David Miller.

South Africa lost more wickets after that regularly and were 9 wickets down for 202 runs in the 48th over.

South Africa finished 224 for 9 in 50 overs and Australia won the match by 7 runs.

The series is now level with both teams winning 1 match each and the 3rd and final ODI of the 3-match series will be the decider one.