New Zealand vs India 2nd T20I: Mount Maunganui Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at Bay Oval

Updated on: Nov 19, 2022 7:50 pm IST

  • New Zealand vs India

    New Zealand vs India: The Indian men are set to face New Zealand on Sunday (November 20) at 12:00 PM. It’s the second match of the three-match T20 International series and will be played at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui (New Zealand).

    New Zealand, in the T20 World Cup 2022, were ruled out after the semi-final loss. The side is aiming for a restart with the India series.

    India too, after a disappointing run in the 2022 T20 World Cup edition, are here in New Zealand. The side will be looking for a rebuild under the leadership of Hardik Pandya.

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

    New Zealand vs India 2nd T20I: Mount Maunganui Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at Bay Oval

    It’s a batting pitch at the Bay Oval to say, but is better suited for pacers, as almost all the Kiwi pitches do.
    Based on the last five T20 games played at the venue, the average first innings score has been around 170, and the average total score varied around 145. 60% of the toss-winning captains opted to bat first.

    And, 80% of the teams won the game, while batting first.
    Until now, the Bay Oval has hosted only 9 T20Is. However, India have played only one T20I at this particular venue.

    It was one of the New Zealand vs India T20I clashes during the India’s tour of New Zealand in 2020. Jasprit Bumrah’s excellent spell aided India to beat the hosts by merely 7 runs then. That’s the only memory of the Indian team at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

    First T20I in Wellington gets washed out

    The first T20I game of the three-match series was abandoned due to rain washing out on November 18. The heavy rains in Wellington didn’t stop for even a toss.

    Besides, the third and ultimate game of the T20I series will be played on November 22 in Napier.
    Furthermore, India will then step into the three-match ODI series on November 25. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the side in the first game in Auckland. And then in Hamilton on November 27, and finally in Christchurch on November 30.

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