While everyone predicted New Zealand to easily win against South Africa, it wasn't as smooth of a game for the blackcaps as everyone had predicted. With a proper chase and a beautifully crafted century from the skipper, Kane Williams, New Zealand was merely able to overcome the Proteas to win the game and keep their unbeaten record alive.
On the opposite end, Windies has looked very disappointing in their World Cup run. Managing only one win so far versus Pakistan, West Indies has now lost 3 games in a row to Australia, England and Bangladesh. The team hasn't looked to be in sync as the bowlers aren't being calm and instead, bowling very erratically while their batsmen aren't in ODI mode except for Shai Hope.
Let's not forget that West Indies was able to beat New Zealand by well over 91 runs in the World Cup warm-up matches which gives the Windies supporters a little bit of hope for their team.
Competition – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Venue – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Date & Time – 22nd June, 06:00 PM IST
Where to watch: Star Sports & Hotstar
Average 1st innings score: 220
Average 2nd innings score: 194
Highest Total: 397/6, Lowest Total: 45/10
Highest Chased: 286/4, Lowest Defended: 221/8
Old Trafford is a slow batting pitch 60% of the wins on this ground have been in favor of teams who have batted second. There have been 5 instances out of 48 matches where teams have crossed the 300+ mark.
The runs per over aren't great either at 4.42. The runs per wicket fall just under 29 at 28.70.
Except for the warm-up match, New Zealand and Windies met each other for an ODI series way back in 2017. The 3 match series was clean swept by New Zealand as they won it 3-0.
New Zealand's recent ODI run (latest first):
Windies' recent ODI run (latest first):
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