New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Seddon Park Pitch Report, Team Records at Hamilton

Published on: Mar 30, 2023 10:34 am IST|Updated on: Mar 30, 2023 10:34 am IST

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI

Hosts New Zealand will be taking on Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI encounter at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on 31 March, 2023. The New Zealand team registered a comprehensive 198-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first ODI game. However, the second ODI match between these two teams got abandoned due to persistent rain. New Zealand are currently leading the three-match ODI series by a 1-0 margin. However, Sri Lanka will also be eyeing to make a strong fightback both with the bat and ball to level the series on Friday.

Seddon Park Pitch Report

The Seddon Park wicket is known to provide some movement for the bowlers with the new ball, making it challenging for batsmen to get settled early on. However, as the game progresses, the pitch tends to flatten out, making it easier for batting. Additionally, the ground dimensions are not very large, which could result in some high-scoring games and exciting hitting performances. Therefore, the captain who wins the toss might opt to bowl first to make the most of the early bowling conditions.

The Seddon Park wicket is one that typically favors the bowlers, with the new ball able to move around a bit and cause trouble for batters. Nevertheless, as the game wears on, the pitch tends to become more benign, and batting conditions improve significantly. With the relatively small size of the ground, we could see some thrilling contests with plenty of fireworks from the batsmen. As a result, the skipper who wins the toss could be inclined to take advantage of the early bowling conditions and choose to field first in the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI.

Team Records at Hamilton

  • Out of the 52 ODI matches played at the Seddon Park in Hamilton, teams batting first have managed to win as many as 21 games while the chasing teams have emerged victorious on 27 occasions.
  • The average first innings score on this venue will once again be around the 230 – 250 mark.
  • West Indies recorded the highest total on this ground when they scored 363 for 4 and went on to beat New Zealand by 203 runs.


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