New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I: Napier Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at McLean Park

Updated on: Nov 22, 2022 9:13 am IST

  • New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I

    New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I: The Indian men are set to face New Zealand on Tuesday (November 22) at 12:00 PM (IST). It’s the third match of the three-match T20 International series and will be played at McLean Park in Napier.

    New Zealand, earlier, lost the second match on November 20 in Mount Maunganui. The team will be looking to level the series under the leadership of Tim Southee this time.

    India though, lead the three-match series 1-0. The ‘men in blue’ will be aiming for another T20I series win in New Zealand.

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

    New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I: Napier Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at McLean Park

    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 182169, and the average total score varied around 145. 75% of the toss-winning captains opted to bowl first. Although, 50% of the teams won the game while batting first.

    Until now, McLean Park has hosted only five T20Is. However, India have never played a T20I at this particular venue.

    India attain a comfortable victory in the 2nd T20I in Mount Maunganui

    After the first New Zealand vs India T20I being washed out, the second game somehow, got over despite a couple of interruptions due to rain.

    In the second game, it was the ‘Suryakumar Yadav Show’. The 32-year-old smashed an unbeaten knock of 111 runs in just 51 deliveries with 11 fours and seven sixes. He aided India to put on a huge total of 191 runs for six. Meanwhile, Kiwi pacer Southee captured a hat trick.

    In response, none of the Kiwi batters, except Kane Williamson, could score many runs. Williamson scored 61 runs in 52 balls with four boundaries and a couple of sixes in his account. In the end, Deepak Hooda’s fourfer and Mohammed Siraj, and Yuzvendra Chahal’s excellent spells guided India to a victory by 65 runs.

    Besides, the sides after the third T20I will meet in Auckland to commence the three-match ODI campaign, on November 25. Further, the second and third games will be played in Hamilton on November 27 and Christchurch on November 30, respectively.

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