South Africa vs New Zealand Second test: cricket betting preview

prv_84db5_1472313978Everything in the South Africa-New Zealand test series boils down to the final test of the series at SuperSport Park, Centurion. The first match in Durban washed out after first two days. Whatever action happened there points to a keenly contested series decider.  As for cricket betting, there are some irresistible odds on offer.
12 bet offers odds of 3.75 for a New Zealand win. New Zealand may not have a positive history of winning tests in South Africa. This team is capable of re-writing that history.

In fact this is a good opportunity for starting online betting seriously. Just sign up with 12 bet in easy steps, put some money into the suitable odds and wait for the result. For instance, if you put Rs. 1000/- for a New Zealand win and the Kiwis indeed win the match, you can walk away with proceeds of Rs. 3750/-. Don’t you think New Zealand, and in turn you, have a chance?

Preview – South Africa

South Africa’s batting struggled in Durban against hostile fast bowling, especially from Neil Wagner and Trent Boult. They will need a better show against the Kiwi quicks. SuperSport Park is a better batting track than Kingsmead in Durban. That will give more confidence to Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla and the rest of the talented, yet unproven, batters in the South African top order.

South Africa could bowl just 12 overs in the first test. In those 12 overs, Dale Steyn showed that he can still be a force in this format. He bowled six overs and claimed two wicket for just three runs. Do you think it will be Steyn magic again? Check out the cricket betting for highest number of wickets @ 12 bet.  Kagiso Rabada too will be a keen to make his mark.

Preview – New Zealand

Things went perfectly according to the script for New Zealand until rain and Steyn intervened. They bundled out South Africa for 263 runs. But they soon found Steyn too hot to handle, as the speedster reduced them to 12 for two. Soon the rain interrupted and a nicely poised test match was lost. They will be happy with the performance of the bowlers, perhaps with the exception of Tim Southee. They will need a more determined effort from the batters in the second test.

Vital stats

South Africa has a 100% win record against New Zealand in Centurion. There have been two tests at this venue between these teams. The Saffers won both. In fact, South Africa have a terrific record at this ground against all teams. Of the 21 test matches played here, the hosts have won 16 and lost just two. The last time they lost a test match here was, predictably, against Australia in 2014. Teams batting first have won here in the last four test matches.


This is going to be an evenly matched contest. Teams that bat first and bat well in the innings tend to win. South Africa may have a slight advantage. But New Zealand will not allow this rare opportunity to win a test series in South Africa easily. Follow the test match and betting options at 12 bet.

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