New Zealand vs India 3rd ODI: Christchurch Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at Hagley Oval

Updated on: Nov 29, 2022 4:39 pm IST

  • New Zealand vs India 3rd ODI

    New Zealand vs India 3rd ODI: The Indian men are set to face New Zealand on Wednesday (November 30) at 7:00 AM (IST). It’s the third and final match of the three-match One Day International (ODI) series and will be played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

    New Zealand, earlier, won the first ODI in Auckland on November 25, to lead the series 1-0. The second game in Hamilton though was washed out due to rain on November 27. Considering the upcoming 50-over Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, the Blackcaps will be aiming to continue their victorious run.

    On the other hand, India 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 Christchurch.

    New Zealand vs India 3rd ODI: Christchurch Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at Hagley Oval

    It’s a balanced pitch at Hagley Oval 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 average first innings score has been around 235, and the average total score varied around 212. 80% of the toss-winning captains opted to bowl first. And, 60% of the teams won the game while bowling first.

    Until now, the Hagley Oval has hosted 15 ODIs. However, India have never played an ODI at this particular venue.

    Rain invades the second ODI; India aim to level the series

    The rain dominated the second game in Hamilton. India batted first then and batted for 12.5 overs. They scored 89 runs in those overs for the loss of a wicket. The match was abandoned with a blooming, unbeaten partnership of 66 runs between Shubman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav, remaining unused.

    Besides, the Christchurch derby will be India’s last game in Oceania. The side, before leaving, will be aiming to level the series.

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