The ODI series between New Zealand and India now moves to the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. The visitors made a superb start to their campaign in the country by winning the first game as comprehensively as possible. While they would look to extend the lead in the next game, the hosts would leave no stone unturned in trying to level up. Keep reading to find out India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Match Prediction.
In the previous game in Napier, the Kiwi captain Kane Williamson opted to bat after winning the toss. The venue has produced some high-scoring encounters in the past. Contrary to the expectations, New Zealand was bowled out for just 157 in 38 overs. There were no demons in the surface but the Indian bowlers were outstanding.
Mohammed Shami did the early damage and ended up with 3 wickets. Then, the wrist spin-twins came into the act. While Kuldeep Yadav bagged 4 wickets, Yuzvendra Chahal scalped 2. The chase proved to be like a walk in the park. Shikhar Dhawan got the much-needed time in the middle as scored an unbeaten 75. India cruised to the target in the 35th over and won the match by 8 wickets.
Here is our India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Match Prediction
Case1: If India bats first
First Innings score prediction: 330-340
Result prediction: India will win the match by 30-40 runs
Case2: If New Zealand bats first
First Innings score prediction: 300-310
Result prediction: India will win the match by 5 wickets
Head to head in ODIs
Total ODIs: 105, New Zealand won: 44, India won: 52, Abandoned/No Result/Tied: 9
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Tim Southee
India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Match Prediction: The Kiwi batsmen didn’t seem to pick the wrist spinners of India in the last game. It takes time for any new batsmen to get used to the variations that Kuldeep and Chahal offer. Because of the spin threat, India becomes the favorite to clinch the 2nd ODI.
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