Australia kept alive their hopes of finishing the home summer unbeaten, as a 71-run win over New Zealand started the Chappell–Hadlee series inside an empty SCG, which also hosts the second match of the series on Sunday.
Riding on a patient century from Janneman Malan playing his debut ODI series, South Africa defeated Australia by six wickets in the second ODI in Bloemfontein to seal the series.
South Africa brushed aside their recent inconsistent form to romp home by 74-runs to stun Australia in the first ODI and the series now moves to Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein with South Africa sensing a chance to win the series.
New Zealand rose from their lows of the Australian Test tour whitewash with a superlative performance in the first Test against India, and the teams now move to the Hagley Oval in Christchurch for the second and final Test of the series.
A 2-1 scoreline from the T20Is doesn’t tell the entire story as Australia dominated South Africa completely, and the teams now move to the three-match ODI series which starts at Bolan Park in Paarl on Saturday.
Contrasting wins in the first two T20Is between South Africa and Australia means the series is 1-1 heading into the finale at Newlands in Cape Town.
Australia's 107-run victory over South Africa in the 1st T20 on Friday gives them the chance to wrap up the series when they meet on Sunday in Port Elizabeth.
Australia will start their white-ball South African tour with the T20Is and the first of those matches will be played at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Friday.
After trading whitewashes in the shorter formats, New Zealand and India gear up for the real action as the two sides begin in a two-Test match series with the first one starting in Wellington from Friday.
A see-saw second ODI at Auckland between New Zealand and India gave many twists and turns, before eventually ended in favour of the Kiwis by 22 runs.
New Zealand rode on a superlative Ross Taylor century to end their losing streak and defeat India by four wickets at Hamilton and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
INTERNATIONAL CRICKET TIPS & BETTING ADVICE
International cricket refers to cricket matches played between teams that represent their nation. The biggest cricket nations are Australia, England, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, West Indies and Bangladesh. Afghanistan is a team that is starting to enter the international scene.
Our writers at Bettingpro.com.au provide extensive coverage of international cricket matches for all three formats.
INTERNATIONAL CRICKET FORMATS
There are three international cricket formats.
The first is the traditional test match with teams wearing “whites” and matches being played over five days. Both teams can bat twice during a test match.
A shorter version of the game is a One Day International which is often abbreviated to ODI. Both teams have 50 overs to bat and bowlers are restricted to bowling a maximum of 10 overs.
Twenty20 (T20I) cricket is extremely popular in the modern era at both an international level which includes the T20 World Cup and domestic competitions such as the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Big Bash League (BBL). T20 cricket is restricted to 20 overs per side with bowlers allowed a maximum of 4 overs each.
BETTING ON INTERNATIONAL CRICKET
We will discuss the most popular cricket bet types for betting on international cricket matches in any of the three formats.
Outright Winner Bets
Bookmakers offer futures markets on the outright winner of test, ODI and T20 series’ that are held around the world. Some also offer in-play betting throughout the course of matches; this bet type is popular for test cricket.
A simple bet type where punters will back the team that they think will win the international cricket match. The team with shorter odds is the favourite with the other team considered the underdog.
Correct Series Score Betting
At the start of any series you can try to predict the exact scoreline for that series. A three-match test series will have a lot of options since tests can end in a draw.
Most bookmakers offer markets for the top batsman and bowler for both teams for the first innings of a test match or during ODI and T20 matches. In addition to top run scorers and top wicket takers for individual matches, bookmakers also offer these for the series also.
CRICKET LIVE STREAMS
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