West Indies v South Africa 2nd Test Tips

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West Indies vs South Africa Match Details

  • Date: 2023-03-08
  • Start Time: 13:30
  • Location: The
  • Tournament: West Indies v South Africa Test Series 2023
  • Format: Test Matches
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary

    • The South African cricket team is leading the two-match Test series against West Indies by 1-0.
    • West Indies underperformed with the bat in the first game, scoring only 212 and 159 runs, respectively.
    • South Africa have scored a win in 21 off 31 matches in the longest format of the game against the West Indies cricket team.

    West Indies will have the last chance in the game starting from Wednesday to score a win and level the scores against South Africa in the two-match Test series. The second Test match between the two teams is scheduled to be played at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg from March 08, Wednesday to March 12, Sunday. South Africa are currently dominating the two-match series by 1-0 as they scored an empathic win in the first Test by a massive 87 runs. 

    The skipper Temba Bavuma won the toss and elected to bat first. In the first innings, the Proteas batters were successful in establishing their domination as they racked up a score of 342 runs on the scoreboard. The opening batter Aiden Markram outperformed as he smacked his sixth Test hundred. He faced a total of 174 balls in the middle and added 115 runs to the scoreboard with the help of 18 boundaries. 

    Markram received support from his opening partner and former Test skipper Dean Elgar who played a good knock of 71 runs. Those two batters were the only good performers for the visitors as no other batter scored even 30 runs. Following the score, West Indies were restricted to 212 runs. Raymon Reifer was the only positive for the team as he smacked 62 runs off 143 runs. Jermaine Blackwood was the second-best batter for the hosts with 37 runs. 

    Anrich Nortje was the pick of the bowler with five wickets at an economy rate of 2.2. Kagiso Rabada and Gerald Coetzee also picked two wickets each. The third innings saw the magic of West Indies bowlers as they caused carnage on the 22-yard pitch. Markram again did well as he played a good knock of 47 runs. However, no other batter could make an impact as Kemar Roach picked five wickets while Alzarri Joseph and Jason Holder scalped two wickets each. 

    The West Indies batters could not continue the momentum gained by their bowlers as they posted only 159 runs in the final innings after batting for 41 overs. Jermaine scored 79 runs after facing 93 balls but did not receive support from the other batters. Rabada was the main reason behind the destruction of the home team as he picked up a total of six wickets. 

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West Indies vs South Africa Tips

Top South Africa batter: Aiden Markram

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: West Indies v South Africa Test Series 2023

South Africa’s opening batter in the purest format of the game, Aiden Markram was the man in action as the team played against West India in the first Test match. He ended up as the highest run-scorer with a total of 162 runs across two innings at an average of 81.00. Aiden was absolutely sensational in South Africa’s first batting innings with a century to his name. His knock of 115 runs propelled his team to a score of 342 runs after batting for 86.3 overs. The 28-year-old continued his exploits in the second innings as well. He was again the top run-scorer for his team with 47 runs to his name. As South Africa won the first Test by 87 runs, the opening batter took home the man of the match award. Thus, the chances of Aiden Markram churning out good performances in the second Test are high.

Top West Indies batter: Jermaine Blackwood

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: West Indies v South Africa Test Series 2023
  • Date: 2023-03-08
  • Best Odds: 4.5 @ Indibet

The middle-order batter Jermaine Blackwood was the only saving grace for West Indies in the first Test against South Africa. He added 116 runs in the two innings at an average of 58.00. Blackwood did not do much in the first batting innings as he added only 37 runs to the scoreboard after facing 73 balls. However, he redeemed himself in the second innings. West Indies scored a total of 159 runs in the final innings with Jermaine Blackwood alone playing a fantastic knock of 79 runs. His inning featured 12 boundaries and a maximum. As the home team will be playing a must-win encounter from Wednesday, it is important for the 31-year-old to do well.

Top wicket-taker of the match: Kagiso Rabada

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: West Indies v South Africa Test Series 2023
  • Date: 2023-03-08
  • Best Odds: 5.5 @ Dafabet

The decorated seamer Kagiso Rabada was the standout performer for South Africa in the first Test as they cruised to a win by 87 runs. Rabada picked two wickets including Roston Chase and Kraigg Brathwaite while conceding runs at an economy rate of 2.8 in his 16 overs. Meanwhile, it was the final inning of the game that saw the exploits of Rabada. The 27-year-old picked a whopping six wickets at an economy rate of 3.3 to restrict the Caribbean side to 159 runs.