The second game of the three-match Test series between South Africa and India will be played at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg from January 3. The visitors lead the series by a 1-0 margin and will be looking to wrap things up in the second Test.
The Proteas were bundled out on 197, courtesy of a fifer from Mohammad Shami. With a handy lead of 130, India came out to bat but were knocked over on 174. The Proteas stuttered in the chase as their batters failed to adapt to the conditions and they were cleaned up on 191, falling short by 113 runs.
The batters could not resist the dominant attack of the Men in Blue. Temba Bavuma was their lone fighter in both the innings. The Indian pacers wreaked havoc to help their side get an early lead in the series.
South Africa will be without the services of Quinton de Kock and that further complicates matters for them.
While, India led by Virat Kohli in the series were a dominant force in the 1st Test. KL Rahul was the stand out performer for India with the bat, scoring 123 and 23 in both innings. In bowling, Mohammed Shami scalped most 8 wickets while Jasprit Bumrah hunted 5 wickets.
After the victory in 1st Test, Virat Kohli’s side take the 4th spot in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 points table. With 4 wins, 1 loss, and 2 draws, they have a PCT of 63.09 after playing 7 games. India have most 53 points.
Waging Odds: India (1.90) VS South Africa (4.33) Draw(3.20)
India are the favorite and is priced at 1.90 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹190.
South Africa are the underdogs and priced at 4.33 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹433.
The odds for a draw are placed at 3.20. Betting ₹100 on it will earn you ₹320 if the match is drawn.
India were outstanding in the first Test of the series to win the game despite a full day being washed out due to rain. Virat will be looking to keep leading in the same way, whereas the Proteas need to be at their absolute best to level the series.
The Men in Blue have a good balance to their side and it won’t be a surprise if they get to seal the series with a game to go. The visitors are likely to seal the series with a win in the 2nd test match.
Prediction: India to win.