South Africa take on England in the second One Day International (ODI) at Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 6 February. The Three Lions lead the five-match series 1-0.
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England continued their new approach to the shorter format of the game powering past South Africa in the first one-day international at Bloemfontein winning by 39 runs (D/L) method. Jos Buttler was the star for the Three Lions smashing a 76-ball 105, while contributions from the middle order helped England post 399/7, their second highest one-day international total in their history.
Captain Eoin Morgan will be hoping for a repeat performance at Port Elizabeth, the venue for the second ODI. Unless there is a last minute injury, England are expected to go into the game with the same line-up. Stuart Broad, their most experienced pacer, will have to make do with sitting on the bench for a second successive game.
The Proteas will be fretting over the performance of their bowlers, who leaked runs and were inconsistent with their line and length. The bright spark, however, was keeper-batsmen Quinton De Kock. The 23-year-old scored 138 runs off 96 balls becoming the youngest South African batsman to reach 2000 one-day international runs in the process. De Kock looked set to take the Proteas home till the rain gods intervened, giving England the game.
While the batting looks settled, bowling worries dodge the Proteas. The absence of Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander has put extra pressure on Morkel and Rabada who was rested at Bloemfontein. With de Lange and Morris not firing and Imran Tahir yet to get into his groove, South Africa look weak in the bowling department. The hosts might decide to beef up their bowling by bringing in Rabada at the expense of Morris or de Lange.
South Africa to win
Betting odds (Ladbrokes.com)
- South Africa to win: 10/11
- England to win: 10/11
Possible XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (c), Rilee Rossouw, JP Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Merchant de Lange, Imran Tahir
Possible XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Reece Topley