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Predictions for March 24 matches

Weather is likely to play spoilsport in both the matches, but unexpected results are not expected, predicts Anita Nigam.
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UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2007 11:21 PM IST

Australia vs South Africa

It will be a very close and tough match. Both teams will have to face adverse circumstances during the match.

Unexpected and uncertain events will occur in the entire match.

South Africa will have to struggle but they will maintain their position. Both teams will touch a high score.

The match in the second innings will be very interesting.

Initially the run rate will be slow but unexpected boundaries and sixes will help the batting side reach a good score. The match will be equally tough and interesting in the last over.

Two types of situations may arise when it comes to winning. It will be a ball-to-ball competition. There are 40 per cent chances that the match will be decided by sheer luck and the Duckworth Lewis method is likely to decide the winner.

At last, with a tough competition, Australia will win. Australia's fast bowlers will give a new look to the match. There are 60 per cent chances of Australia winning the game. Some of the very senior players will perform well. And Ricky Ponting performance will be admirable.

England vs Kenya

Don't take this match lightly and don't underestimate Kenya. The match will be interesting and tough.

The batting and bowling of both will be equally admirable. An interruption in the match due to bad weather is indicated and there are possibilities of the Duckworth Lewis method coming into play.

After a close competition, England will win, but only on the basis of their last ball performance. Spinners will take maximum wickets but they will also throw away many expensive overs.


England - 52%
Kenya - 48%

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