South Africa vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Highlights & Match Analysis
South Africa and Zimbabwe played the final ODI of the 3-match series on 6th October at Paarl. Winning the toss, Zimbabwe elected to bat first.
Zimbabwe lost wicket at the top early in the innings. Mire was out bowled by Imran Tahir in the 6th over and was the 1st wicket for Zimbabwe to lose.
C Ervine followed as he was out caught behind in the next over bowled by Steyn for 0. The skipper, Masakadza scored 28 runs off 39 balls with 3 fours and was dismissed as soon as the 1st Powerplay ended in the 11th over and Zimbabwe were 3 for 44.
The Match winner betting market was clearly not the ideal one to wage your bets on as the odds for South Africa were low and the returns would not be great.
The live betting markets for 1st Over to 20th over runs in the 15th over when the score was 59-3 had these odds –
With Sean Williams and Brendan Taylor on crease batting at 20 and 17 respectively, Zimbabwe were 72-3 in 16.5 overs and the 1st Over to 20th Over runs market had changed –
At the time, the market for Zimbabwe top batsman had almost the same odds for Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams at 2.10.
At the end of 20 overs, Zimbabwe were 82-3. Players who had placed their bets on Over 77.5 selection in the 1st over to 20th over runs market got returns at 1.83.
That is if you had bet Rs.250 the returns on winning the bet will be Rs. 457.5
The 1st over to 25th over runs market had higher odds and there was a good chance of winning higher returns in this market.
In the 21st over, Zimbabwe were 84-3 and both Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams were looking in good touch on the crease. This is what the market for 1st over to 25th over runs looked like at the time –
The odds for Over 102.5 were set at 2.00 which meant a Rs.500 bet, if won, would return Rs.1000.
The odds dropped as the two batsmen looked strong and played some fine shots. In the 22nd over, the market had changed and now the odds were offered for over and under 99.5 runs. The odds for over 99.5 were 1.95.
Zimbabwe were 113-3 after 25 overs and the players who had bet on Over 102.5 market should have won returns at 2.00.
Also, during the 23rd over, when Sean Williams and Brendan Taylor were batting on 29 and 23 respectively, the market for Brendan Taylor total runs and Sean Williams total runs were –
Brendan Taylor was dismissed in the 27th over for 40 by Imran Tahir. The selections in the Brendan Taylor total runs market where players won their bet were Over 38.5 at 1.57, Under 43.5 at 1.83 and Under 48.5 at 1.61.
The highest your bet would return was the Under 43.5 selection.
Sean Williams on the other hand reached his half century in the 28th over. In the 31st Over, the market for Sean Williams total runs and changed and offered new selections and odds.
The odds for Under 70.5 runs were set at 2.25, and Sean Williams was out for 69 runs caught and bowled by Kagiso Rabada in the 35th over.
Zimbabwe were all out for 228 runs in 49.3 overs.
Rabada and Stey picked 3 wickets each for South Africa and Tahir and Phehlukwayo picked 2 wickets each.
South Africa Innings
South Africa got a great start with their openers putting up a 75-runs stand for the 1st wicket. Markram’s was the first wicket to fall. He scored 42 off 40 balls with 7 fours.
South Africa looked good with 117 runs in 20 overs with 2 wickets down. JP Duminy was dismissed quickly after the captain’s dismissal and South Africa were 122-3.
Klaasen and Hendricks scored 34 runs together for the 4th wicket and Hendricks was out in the 31st over. He scored 66 off 82 balls with 5 fours and 1 six.
Here is the market for Zimbabwe top bowler during the early stage of the Zimbabwe innings –
South Africa chased down the target with 4 wickets in hand and 25 balls remaining as Klaasen scored another half century helping South Africa get close to another victory over Zimbabwe.
Donal Tripano finished 2 for 35 in his 9 overs and ended up being the top bowler for Zimbabwe.
South Africa won the match and the 3-match ODI series 3-0. Check out our predictions for South Africa vs Zimbabwe 1st T20 and stay updated with our highlights and match analysis.