NZ vs SA Today Match Prediction, 2nd Test, Cricket Betting Tips, 25th February 2022

NZ vs SA Today Match Prediction
  • Match- New Zealand vs South Africa
  • Date- 25th February 2022
  • Match Format- Test
  • Venue- Hagley Oval, Christchurch
  • Time- 3:30 AM IST
  • Weather Forecast- Mostly Sunny, 14-18 ° C

NZ vs SA General Online Betting Odds

New Zealand- 1.50

Draw- 6.00

South Africa- 4.00

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NZ vs SA Today Match Prediction, 2nd Test, 25th February 2022

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New Zealand will lock horns with South Africa in the second of the two-Test match series. Hagley Oval in Christchurch will host this fixture on Friday, February 25. The current World Test Champions beat South Africa comprehensively by an innings and 276 runs in the first test. 

After electing to bowl first, Matt Henry provided the first breakthrough in the form of Dean Elgar. It triggered a steep collapse for the South African batting order. The visitors were knocked over at 95 runs. Matt Henry produced a career-best 7-23. Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, and Neil Wagner bagged a single scalp each.

In the 2nd innings, it was a piece of cake for the hosts, chasing a low total. After two early dismissals, Henry Nicholls kept New Zealand afloat scoring 105 off 163. Tom Blundell amassed 96 off 138. Matt Henry remained unbeaten scoring 58 off 68 coming down the order. The hosts posted a massive total of 482 on Day 2.

Defending the target, New Zealand knocked the visitors at 111 in 41.1 overs. Tim Southee bagged a fifer while Matt Henry and Neil Wagner chipped two wickets each. Kyle Jamieson also got one.

Top Batsmen for New Zealand

  • Tom Latham– 662 Runs in 10 Matches, 41.38 Average
  • Henry Nicholls– 639 Runs in 10 Matches, 42.60 Average

Top Bowlers for New Zealand

  • Matt Henry- 9 Wickets in 1 Match, 2.11 Economy
  • Tim Southee– 6 Wickets in 1 Match, 2.29 Economy


Batting first on Day 1, Zubayr Hamza remained the highest scorer with 25 off 74 in the middle overs. Whereas the whole top order collapsed in front of Matt Henry’s heroics. The visitors were knocked over at 95 by the end of 49 overs.

On Day 2 the bowlers failed to match the performance of the hosts as they went on to post a mammoth target of 482. Duanne Olivier bagged three wickets. Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen and Aiden Markram chipped in two wickets each while

In the 2nd inning, their poor streak continued as the openers were dismissed for a duck. Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen also returned to the pavilion after facing a handful of deliveries. South Africa at that point was 34 for 4. Temba Bavuma played a good knock of 41 but he kept losing partners at the other end and could not really take the attacking mode.

Top Batsmen for South Africa

  • Dean Elgar- 685 Runs in 10 Matches, 43.44 Average
  • Tembe Bavuma- 521 Runs in 8 Matches, 52.10 Average

Top Bowlers for South Africa

  • Kagiso Rabada- 38 Wickets in 8 Matches, 2.94 Economy
  • Lungi Ngidi- 32 Wickets in 8 Matches, 2.95 Economy

Weather Report

The weather will remain mostly sunny throughout the first day. It is expected to remain the same on Day 2. The temperature will hover around 14-18 °C. There are fewer chances of a downpour.

  • Precipitation: 4%
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Wind: 18 km/h

Venue Stats


Total matches10
Matches won batting first3
Matches won bowling first6
Average 1st Inns scores287
Average 2nd Inns scores308
Average 3rd Inns scores272
Average 4th Inns scores164
Highest total recorded659/6 (158.5 Ov) by NZ vs PAK
Lowest total recorded95/10 (49.2 Ov) by RSA vs NZ

Pitch Report

The pitch at Hagley Oval in Christchurch is a balanced track. The bowlers will get some extra zip off the surface with the new ball and we might see some lateral movement off the surface. The surface is expected to stay the same throughout the course of the match.

NZ vs SA Probable Playing 11

New Zealand Playing 11

Tom Latham, Will Young, Devon Conway, Daryll Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner

WK- Tom Blundell

BAT- Tom Latham, Will Young, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls

AR- Daryll Mitchell, Colin de Grandhomme

BOW- Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner

South Africa Playing 11

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Sarel Erwee/Zubayr Hamza, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

WK- Kyle Verreynne

BAT- Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Tembe Bavuma, Sarel Erwee/Zubayr Hamza

AR- Marco Jansen

BOW- Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

NZ vs SA, Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction

New Zealand is expected to win against South Africa.

New Zealand is coming into this contest after humiliating South Africa to record the lowest total on Christchurch. The World Test Champions have never lost a series at home and will be looking to dominate against South Africa in the 2nd Test.

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Top Batsman for New Zealand- Tom Latham

Latham is a fantastic opening batsman and a responsible player for his team which can keep him confident making him our prime choice for this encounter. So far he has amassed 662 runs in 10 Matches. His performance was exceptional against India in the first Test. Even though he failed to score big in the last match he is expected for a comeback in this contest.

Top Batsman for South Africa- Temba Bavuma

Temba Bavuma is also in good form recently. He played good Test cricket against India and then went to lead the South African to victory in the ODI series. He has gathered 2366 runs in 48 Test matches. All this should allow him to maintain his contributions as an important opening batsman in this contest. He played a good knock of 41 in the 2nd innings but he kept losing partners at the other end and could not really take the attacking mode.

Top Bowler for New Zealand- Tim Southee

Although Matt Henry proved to be the game-changer for Kiwis on the first day, there are still clouds over his selection in the Playing 11. On the other hand, Tim Southee bagged a fifer on Day 2 returning with 6/68 after the end of the 1st Test. He brings experience to the squad having taken 335 Wickets in his career.

Top Bowler for South Africa- Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada was brilliant in the series against India which highlights his current form that earned him 20 wickets in the 3 test matches. His form can be channeled into improved performance in this encounter. So far he has bagged 235 wickets in 51 matches including the best figure of 7/112. Rabada has the ability to bowl consistently at 140-150kph range and is expected to bag a scalp or two in this contest.