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South Africa vs West Indies 2nd Test Predictions & Tips - In-form Markram to score big at the Wanderers

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Last updated: 07 Mar 2023
Ralph Staniforth 07 Mar 2023
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  • Hosts have won 5 of their last 6 Test against the Windies
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Aiden Markram backed to top score in 2nd Test (Getty Images)

South Africa vs West Indies Predictions


West Indies fought well in the second Test, but the Proteas were too good in the end. This is a series of two good bowling attacks and dodgy batting sides, so we could be in for another reasonably low scoring affair.
  • South Africa vs West Indies Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • South Africa Form
  • South Africa Injuries & Team News
  • West Indies Form
  • West Indies Injuries & Team News

I am backing Aideen Markram’s form to continue with the bat.

  • South Africa have won 5 of their last 6 Test matches against the West Indies.
  • South Africa have won their last 2 home Test series’.
  • South Africa’s Aiden Markram scored 115 in the 1st innings of the 1st Test.
  • South Africa’s Aiden Markram was the top scorer in both innings of the 1st Test.
  • West Indies’ Raymon Reifer scored 62 runs in the 1st innings of the 1st Test.

Head to Head


South Africa have won five of their last six Test matches against West Indies. The opening Test of the current series saw South Africa win by 87 runs at Centurion.

South Africa Form


South Africa won the opening Test of the series against the West Indies by 87 runs. With a new coach in place, better is expected of the Test side going forward, but many of their old failings showed their face again.

Batting first, Dean Elgar (71) and Aiden Markram (115) put on a superb opening partnership, taking the side to 141 runs. Thereafter the hosts could only add another 200, being all out for 342.

West Indies responded well initially but the bowlers then took control, bowling them out for 212 runs. With a commanding lead, the Proteas looked to set a massive total. Unfortunately, their old woes with the bat continues as they were all out for 116 runs. Markram top scored with 47.

Fortunately the bowlers had enough class about them, particularly Kagiso Rabada. The fast bowlers took 6-50 as the Windies were all out for 159 runs.

South Africa Injuries & Team News


Anrich Nortje has been ruled out of the 2nd Test. This could see Keshav Maharaj return to the side with a seventh batsman playing in Ryan Rickelton.

West Indies Form


The West Indies will take much heart from the fight they showed in the first Test. The defeat will sting but they came back well after South Africa dominated early on.

After restricting the hosts to 342 in the first innings, West Indies could only respond with 212 runs. It looked promising while Raymon Riefer (62) and Jermaine Blackwood (37) were at the crease, but they fell away after that.

A sublime bowling display followed as Kemar Roach racked up 5-47 in South Africa’s second innings. They bowled the hosts out for 116 runs, giving themselves a slight chance of a win, needing 247 for victory.

Unfortunately there were three ducks in the top six and two others with 10 or less. Jermaine Blackwood was the lone start, ending on 79 runs. The Windies were all out for 159, 87 short of the total.

West Indies Injuries & Team News


It may well be an unchanged side for the West Indies going into the second Test.

Verdict

I am backing Aiden Markram to continue his run scoring form. He is backed to score 50+ and top score for the hosts in the first innings.

Raymon Riefer is backed in the same market for the West Indies.

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Best South Africa 1st Innings Batsman Tip: Aiden Markram Best South Africa 1st Innings Batsman @5/2 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Best West Indies 1st Innings Batsman Tip: Raymond Reifer Best West Indies 1st Innings Batsman @3/1 at bet365 - 1 Unit
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