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SA vs ZIM 2nd ODI at Bloemfontein, Oct 3 2018 | South Africa vs Zimbabwe Today Match Live Online

SA vs ZIM 2nd ODI at Bloemfontein, Oct 3 2018 | South Africa vs Zimbabwe Today Match Live Online:

SA vs ZIM 2nd ODI at Bloemfontein, Oct 3 2018  | South Africa vs Zimbabwe Today Match Live Online on PTV Sports and Tensports.

 

SA vs ZIM 2nd ODI

WORLD: One Day International

  • Zimbabwe succumbed to record lows in the first ODI at Kimberly and will look to recover plenty of pride as the series rolls into Bloemfontein.
  • The series opener was a non-contest, with an experienced Zimbabwe batting order looking unmotivated and unfocused.
  • A few expected Zimbabwe top seven with 800 ODIs.
  • The Proteas batting order too struggled from the outset badly in need of more experience on lively surfaces.
  • Without a World Cup to look forward to for Zimbabwe. They show the ICC what they too would be missing out on in their next premier event.
  • They are unable to deal with a seamer at Kimberly wicket.
  • Zimbabwe have played two ODIs at the venue for two comprehensive losses in 2006 and 2010.
  • Dale Steyn was expected to make his return to 50-over cricket in the first ODI. He may have to wait just a bit longer yet to forge a campaign to play his third World Cup.
  • Should South Africa win the toss again?
  • Players to watch:

                      Dean Elgar (South Africa) has played just three ODI innings in six years for a top score of five           not out and will likely have limited opportunities to prove his value.

  • Thirty-five-year-old Hamilton Masadakza (Zimbabwe) plays his 200th ODI and will be hoping for a memorable result. He celebrated victories in his 100th and 150th matches.
  • Stat attack:

South Africa have a 66% winning record at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein.

  • Zimbabwe lost all matches against South Africa in ODIs cricket since 2000.
  • JP Duminy’s 16 not out took his ODI average against Zimbabwe to 97.00 (679 runs, 17 inns, SR 96).
  • Imran Tahir now has 11 wickets against Zimbabwe at an average of just 14.63 (econ. 3.81).
  • Brendan Taylor owns the highest ODI score at Mangaung Oval with 145 not out (2010).

 

 

Pitch and conditions:

Unless the pitch plays completely out of character, as was the case in Kimberley, there should be plenty of runs on offer. Unless there is a grass on it, the Mangaung Oval track is as flat as any in the country, with some franchise coaches even criticising the extent to which bat dominated the ball in some games last season.

Just to make things a little more comfortable for the batsmen, the weather should be temperate on the day, with plenty of sunshine and a light breeze.

Teams:

South Africa (possible):

1 Dean Elgar, 2 Aiden Markram, 3 Reeza Hendricks, 4 JP Duminy (capt), 5 Heinrich Klaasen (wk), 6 Christiaan Jonker, 7 Wiaan Mulder, 8 Andile Phehlukwayo, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Imran Tahir

Zimbabwe (possible): 1 Hamilton Masakadza (capt), 2 Solomon Mire, 3 Craig Ervine, 4 Brendan Taylor (wk), 5 Sean Williams, 6 PJ Moor/Ryan Murray, 7 Elton Chigumbura, 8 Wellington Masakadza, 9 Brandon Mavuta, 10 Kyle Jarvis, 11 Tendai Chatara

 
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