Bookies back SA to whitewash India at Wanderers

    2018-01-23 09:23

    Cape Town - The Proteas will win the third and final Test against India at the Wanderers and whitewash their subcontinent foes, if bookmakers are to be believed...

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    Faf du Plessis' men already hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-Test series, having won comfortably at Newlands (by 72 runs) and in Centurion (135 runs).

    India, the No 1-ranked side in the ICC rankings, have shown glimpses of form in the first two skirmishes, with their bowlers in particular outshining their more vaunted batsmen.

    Regardless, leading SA bookies have installed the Proteas as 7/10 favourites to sweep the series, while India can be backed at 23/4.

    The draw, a realistic prospect given the weather predicted for Johannesburg from Wednesday's Day 1 onwards, looks an attractive proposition at 9/5.

    All eyes will no doubt be on latest Proteas sensation Lungi Ngidi following his man of the match exploits at SuperSport Park.

    Ngidi burst on to the scene with second innings analysis of 6-39, giving him the seventh-best innings figures on debut in South African history.

    The Hilton College-educated 21-year-old is 18/1 to be named man of the match once again.

    The first ball is due to be bowled at 10:00.

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