South Africa vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI – Match Highlights
If you read our South Africa vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI prediction, you’ll see we had predicted a South Africa win. The odds for South Africa win were set at 1.05, which is quite low.
In the South Africa vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI highlights we had shown how In-Play betting could have been a handy feature to win good returns in betting markets other than the Match Winner market.
Here, we will show you how you could have won great returns on South Africa vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Match Winner market.
South Africa Innings
Match Winner market highlights
South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first. South Africa lost their 1st wicket very early in the innings when D Elgar was caught behind on a delivery by Chatara.
South Africa were 9-1 after 2.0 overs. The odds at this point in the match were –
It is clear that the odds didn’t change a lot after the 1st wicket fell.
The odds changed a lot in the 8th over when H Klaasen was dismissed by Chatara out caught for just 1 run. Klaasen was the top team batsman in the 1st ODI.
After 8 overs, South Africa were 26-3.
And the betting odds in the Match Winning market were –
This is not the highest point of the odds for South Africa. As the innings progressed South Africa lost more wicket, and the betting odds for a South Africa win rose even higher, and those for Zimbabwe in dipped lower.
In the 21st over, South Africa lost their 6th wicket as Brendan Taylor stumped K Zondo out on a delivery from Mavuta.
In the 23rd over, South Africa were 96-6 with Jean-Paul Duminy batting on 1 off 11 balls and Andile Phehlukwayo batting on 2 off 6 balls.
The odds at this moment were –
At this point you could bet on South Africa to get better returns than what you would have won betting before the match started. Another way to go for it was to watch the match and wait for the odds to go up.
Fall of wickets affected the odds and more the wickets fell in a quick succession, higher the betting odds were for South Africa in the Match Winner market.
26th over started with the fall of JP Duminy’s wicket and the odds were completely different from where they had started.
After 25.4 overs South Africa were 101-7 and the betting odds in the Match Winner markets looked like this –
For the first time in the match, the odds for South Africa were as high as 2.50 and for Zimbabwe they had dropped to 1.50.
Dale Steyn and AL Phehlukwayo together put 75 runs for the 8th wicket. Phehlukwayo was caught behind on a delivery from Chatara for 28.
The Match Winner market odds had come down to 1.83 for both South Africa and Zimbabwe in the 34th over when South Africa were 131-7.
Here are the odds in the 34th over, when Phehlukwayo and Steyn were batting on 15 each.
Dale Steyn was the last man out scoring 60 off 85. He was out bowled by Donald Tiripano in the 48th over. South Africa were all out for 198. The odds at this point for South Africa were –
When Zimbabwe came out to bat, they lost their 1st wicket in the 3rd over and in the 4th over, the scorecard read 12-1. The odds at this point were –
If you followed the South Africa vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI closely, you could say that chasing 199 against South Africa who has Imran Tahir and Dale Steyn in the bowling attack was a tough ask.
With Zimbabwe losing 2 more wickets in the 1st powerplay, the odds for South Africa win were to only dip lower.
A good strategy is to bet on South Africa when the odds were higher, that would have been in the 26th over, when the odds for South Africa win were 2.50 or in the 34th over, when the odds were 1.83.
Those were the highest points for the betting odds in the Match Winner market where a bettor could win better returns in this market.
Zimbabwe kept losing wickets regularly and were all out for 78. Imran Tahir picked 6 wickets for South Africa along with Dale Steyn who picked 2 for 19.
Dale Steyn won the Man of the Match award for his all-round performance.