New Zealand vs India 2nd ODI: Hamilton Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at Seddon Park

Updated on: Nov 26, 2022 8:57 pm IST

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    New Zealand vs India 2nd ODI: The Indian men are set to face New Zealand on Sunday (November 27) at 7:00 AM (IST). It’s the second match of the three-match One Day International (ODI) series and will be played at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

    New Zealand, earlier, won the first ODI in Auckland on November 25, to lead the series 1-0. Considering the upcoming 50-over Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, the Blackcaps will be aiming to continue their victorious run.

    India though will be looking to at least level the series. The side previously lost the first game despite a brilliant batting show.

    As New Zealand vs India contest is at the edge, here’s the pitch report and more, from Hamilton.

    New Zealand vs India 2nd ODI: Hamilton Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at Seddon Park

    It’s a batting pitch at Seddon Park to say, but is better suited for pacers, as almost all the Kiwi pitches do. Based on the last five ODI games played at the venue, the first innings score has been around 264, and the average total score varied around 241. 80% of the toss-winning captains opted to bowl first. And, 60% of the teams won the game while bowling first.

    Since 2015, Seddon Park has hosted 14 ODIs. However, India have played only three games at this particular venue. Here’s a table explaining team India’s record in Hamilton.

    No. 

    Match  Result  Year 
    1  India vs Ireland  India won by 8wickets 

    2015 

    2 

    New Zealand vs India  New Zealand won by 8 wickets  2019 
    3  New Zealand vs India  New Zealand won by 4 wickets 

    2020 

    Latham, Williamson help New Zealand to win the Auckland derby by 7 wickets

    On November 25, both sides played the first derby of the series in Auckland. India batted first and put on a decent total of 306 for seven. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill, along with Shreyas Iyer, the number three batter, smashed half-centuries. Iyer, being the highest run-getter, scored 80 runs in 75, with four fours and four sixes. Meanwhile, New Zealand’s Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson picked up three wickets each.

    In reply, Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten knock of 74 runs while, Tom Latham, the wicketkeeper batter, smashed a classy ton to help New Zealand get over the mark. Latham scored 145 runs in 104 balls and remained unbeaten. He notched 19 fours and five sixes during his time on the crease. And finally, New Zealand won the match by seven wickets.

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