ENGLAND VS. SOUTH AFRICA MATCH DETAILS:
Match: England vs South Africa, Second ODI, South Africa tour of England, 2022
Date and Time: July 22, 2022, Friday, 05:30 PM IST
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
England started this home series against South Africa as a favorite team but they repeated the performance as they were against India. They lost the opening ODI by a huge margin of 62 runs. The batting and bowling departments of England failed to give the best performance in the first ODI match. On the other side, South Africa had a winning start to this tour of England and they will be full of confidence for this match. South Africa is in good form and this match is going to be very interesting as both teams will try to win this match. Today’s prediction of this match is in the favor of England. England and South Africa are set to lock horns in the second game of the three-match ODI series on Friday, July 22, at Old Trafford in Manchester.
South Africa, led by Keshav Maharaj, has made an incredible start to their campaign after winning the opening match on Tuesday (July 19) by 62 runs at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. Subsequently, they also took a crucial 1-0 lead in the series.
After opting to bat first, the Proteas racked up a massive score of 333 for five on the back of Rassie van der Dussen’s 117-ball knock of 133 laced with 10 fours. Janneman Malan and Aiden Markram lent Van der Dussen their support by scoring half-centuries.
Liam Livingstone was the pick of the English bowlers with the wickets of Markram and Van der Dussen. Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, and Brydon Carse picked up one wicket apiece. Ben Stokes conceded 44 runs off five wicketless overs in his last ODI for England.
England made a decent start in their run-chase, but after an opening-wicket stand of 102 between Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow, things went awry for the home team. Joe Root scored 86, but the Englishmen were shot out for 271 in 46.5 overs.
The bowling department of England was not impressive in the first match and they leaked 333 runs in 50 overs. Sam Curran, Matty Potts, Moeen Ali, Brydon Carse, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, and Liam Livingstone were used as bowlers in the first match. Liam Livingstone was the most successful bowler in the first match with two wickets to his name in four overs against 30 runs. Brydon Carse, Moeen Ali, and Sam Curran picked one wicket each while Matty Potts, Adil Rashid, and Ben Stokes were the bowlers who could not manage to pick any wicket. The above-mentioned bowlers are experienced and they have to give the best performance otherwise, they will lose the series.
England has a strong batting order in the squad and they were good in the first match but could not chase the target of 334 runs their full team came back to the pavilion in 46.5 overs on a total of just 271 runs. Joe Root was the most successful and highest run-scorer with 86 runs to his name on 77 balls with the help of five boundaries and two huge sixes. Jonny Bairstow also performed well and scored 63 runs. He faced 71 balls and smashed seven boundaries during his inning. Jason Roy was the other batter who was good with the bat. He scored 73 runs. Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, and Liam Livingstone are the other batters in the squad of England. Remember that Ben Stokes had retired from ODI cricket and the previous ODI was his final ODI match.
SOUTH AFRICA REVIEWS
No one of us was expecting that South Africa would play so well in the first match as they did. The way how their batting order performed in the first match was just outstanding. They put a big total of 333 runs on the board in their 50-over inning. Almost all batters from their side put some runs on the board. Janneman Malan and de Kock are opening the batting inning with van der Dussen, Markram, David Miller, Klaasen, and Phehlukwayo available to handle the middle and lower batting order. van der Dussen was the highest run-scorer in the previous match who scored a century. He scored a total of 134 runs on 117 balls and smashed 10 boundaries during his inning. Aiden Markram was the other batter who was just good with the bat.
Aiden Markram scored 77 runs while the opening batter, Janneman Malan scored 57 runs. David Miller remained not out after scoring 24 runs. The performance of the bowling department of South Africa was not impressive but they defended the target of 334 runs and send the full team of England back to the pavilion on a total of 271 runs in 46.5 overs. Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Aiden Markram, and Dwaine Pretorius were the bowlers in the squad of South Africa. Anrich Nortje was the most successful bowler in the previous match with four wickets to his name in 8.5 overs against 53 runs. Aiden Markram and Tabraiz Shamsi picked two wickets each while Lungi Ngidi and the skipper, Keshav Maharaj picked one wicket each.
ENGLAND ODI HISTORY AND STATS
England had played a total of 768 ODI matches so far. They won 388 matches while other teams won 343 matches. 29 matches of England ended with no result and one match was tied and eight matches of this team were tied.
SOUTH AFRICA ODI HISTORY AND STATS
South Africa had played 642 ODI matches right now with 393 wins to their name while they had lost 223 matches. Their 20 matches ended with no result and 6 matches were tied.
ENGLAND VS SOUTH AFRICA ODI HISTORY AND STATS
England had played 64 ODI matches against South Africa where they had won 28 matches while South Africa had won 31 matches. 4 matches of England against South Africa ended with no result and 1 match was tied.
TOSS PREDICTION IN TODAY’S MATCH PREDICTION
The toss is going to play an important role in the decision of every match of this series. According to toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may elect to bat first.
PITCH REPORT AND CONDITIONS
The 2nd ODI Match match between England and South Africa is going to be played at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. The pitch at this stadium is excellent for batting. The boundaries at this venue are short and will bring the spinners into play. The pitch will continue to be good for batting throughout the match. A total of 190 can be difficult for batting second to chase.
WEATHER REPORT FOR THIS MATCH
The weather forecast in Manchester on match day is good for a cricket match. There are some chances of rain but that is possible that we may have an interrupted match.
ENGLAND VS SOUTH AFRICA, 2ND ODI PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Jos Butter (c/wk), Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, David Willey, Sam Curran, Brydon Carse, Matthew Potts, Reece Topley
Quinton de Kock (wk), Janneman Malan, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj (c), Tabraiz Shamsi
ENG VS SA, 2ND ODI PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
PROBABLE THE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH
RASSIE VAN DER DUSSEN:
South Africa’s promising middle-order batter Rassie van der Dussen scored a fantastic century and his stellar knock completely disturbed the rhythm of the English bowlers who were taken away to the cleaners at regular intervals. He scored 134 runs from 117 deliveries at a strike rate of 114.5 and played a perfect spoilsport to Ben Stokes’ farewell ODI game.
PROBABLE THE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH
Anrich Nortje kept his nerves despite the English top-order threatening to take away the match from South Africa with their aggressive intent during a tough chase. Nonetheless, after Nortje bowled a well-set Joe Root there was no point in a comeback for England as they ended up snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The pacer finished with figures of 4/53 from his 8.5 overs at an economy of exactly six.
FAVORITE TEAM IN TODAY’S MATCH PREDICTION
According to our match prediction, England is the favorite team to win this match. Many factors make England a favorite team in this match, Some of the key factors are mentioned below:
- England had lost the opening match but they are a strong team
- England is overall a strong and experienced team than South Africa
- The batting order of England is not in good form
- The bowling strength of both teams are almost equal
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR THE BOTH SIDES
England has a strong batting order and bowling unit as compared to South Africa, so the winning chances of England for today’s match have been increased. The equation of winning chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.
England has a 60% chance to win this match.
South Africa has a 40% chance to win this match.