SA vs ENG 2nd ODI

SA vs ENG 2nd ODI: The current world champions in the 50-over format collapsed in spectacular fashion towards the conclusion of their chase, resulting in a loss to England by 27 runs in the first one-day international match between South Africa and England. The match was a cracker of a game. The Proteas have a lead of 1-0 after the first game, but England will be eager to make up for this deficit in the remaining two matches.

SA vs ENG 2nd ODI: Match details

Match: SA vs ENG 2nd ODI, England tour of South Africa

Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023

Time: 1:30 PM

Venue: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

SA vs ENG 2nd ODI: Match Overview

South Africa        

South Africa began the ODI series against the most favored limited-overs squad in the world in a dominant fashion. Rassie van der Dussen (111 off 117 balls) and David Miller (53 off 56 balls) led the way as they amassed 298 runs while batting first. When England’s score was 222-4 in the 34th over, it appeared that they would reach the mark with relative ease. However, the South African bowlers bowled exceptionally well in the second part of the game, and England’s lengthy batting unit collapsed under the strain, falling short by 27 runs.

Speedster Anrich Nortje’s session of 4 for 62 proved too much for the English batsmen to handle, and he will be the key bowler to watch out for again. Sisanda Magala (3-46) displayed excellent line and length, and Kagiso Rabada (2-46) maintained a tight line throughout. This bowling outfit will once again be formidable on the Bloemfontein pitch, which provides some movement for seam bowlers.


England was competitive for the majority of the first one-day international, but ultimately lost. In 19.2 overs, England’s openers scored 146 for the first wicket in pursuit of 299 runs. Jason Roy, whose form had been declining for some time, produced a sensational return with 113 runs off 91 balls. Dawid Malan (59 from 55 balls) was the perfect teammate for him. However, a dramatic collapse in the lower order resulted in England being bowled out for 271. Roy-partnership Malan’s 146 is the seventh most by any pair in a failed ODI chase.

England will take hope from Roy’s performance, as his average in his previous 14 white-ball innings for England was 16.9 runs per innings. The England batting team appears even more menacing when he is in form. Harry Brook was dismissed for a score of 0 in the first ODI, but he is a dangerous batsman and we anticipate him to contribute in the remaining two matches.

Opening-match captain Jos Buttler’s 36 off 42 balls in the first encounter was impressive. He is another batter to keep an eye on.

 SA vs ENG 2nd ODI: Probable XI

South Africa

Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Wayne Parnell, David Miller, Sisanda Magala, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi


Jason Roy, Ben Duckett, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Olly Stone, Jofra Archer

SA vs ENG 2nd ODI: Weather report

When we observed in the first match, as the ball goes softer, the pitch at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein tends to become more difficult to bat on. It is still an excellent batting surface, but the quick bowlers will have a difficult time. Spinners will encounter difficult conditions. However, the batters will likely attempt to attack them more, giving them the opportunity to take wickets.

During the match, the weather in Bloemfontein will be clear and hot.

SA vs ENG 2nd ODI: Venue and Toss Prediction

At the Mangaung Oval, the average run total when batting first is 240. The highest score at the venue was 399-9 versus South Africa in 2016, which was recorded in 2016. In 18 of 30 ODIs played here, players have scored over 250. The team that bats first in this match will attempt to set a goal of between 280 and 300 runs.

The team that wins the toss will likely bat first once more.

SA vs ENG 2nd ODI: Pre-play prediction

Best batter: R van der Dussen (SA), Jason Roy (ENG)

Best bowler: A Nortje (SA), Jofra Archer (ENG)

Top all-rounder: Wayne Parnell (SA), Moeen Ali (ENG)

Player of the match: Moeen Ali (ENG)

SA vs ENG 2nd ODI: Match Prediction

Despite this shocking defeat, England will not be too concerned. They continue to be one of the top ODI teams in the world and possess an explosive batting squad. We anticipate their batters to come out swinging again. South Africa’s bowling assault can compete with England’s formidable batting squad. If their hitters deliver once more, the home team might easily extend its lead to 2-0. Don’t be shocked, however, if the Proteas crumble under England’s assault following this defeat.

We anticipate England to win and even the score.


Our prediction for the SA vs ENG match is based on thorough research, analysis, and past information on both teams’ games. Our specialists will make every effort to be accurate, but we cannot promise that they will always be accurate despite their best efforts.