The action moves to the Hagley Oval, Christchurch that will host the 2nd ODI between New Zealand and Bangladesh. The hosts got off to a winning start and in a 3-match series, it’s priceless to have a 1-0 lead. They now have a chance to deliver the knockout punch. However, Bangladesh would be itching to make a comeback. Keep reading to find out New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI Match Prediction.
It was a clinical performance by the Kiwi pacers in the first game who pegged the opposition back with early blows. Bangladesh was 94/6 after choosing to bat by winning the toss. Due to a half-century by Mohammad Mithun and the spirited efforts of the tail, the score reached a respectable 232 at the end of first innings.
New Zealand faced very little trouble in chasing the total down. Henry Nicholls scored 53 while Ross Taylor made an unbeaten 45. But Martin Guptill stole the show as he scored 117 not out that allowed his team cruise to victory by 8 wickets in the 45th over. After such a commanding win, the confidence in the hosts’ camp would be sky high.
Here is our New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI Match Prediction
Case1: If New Zealand bats first
First Innings score prediction: 330-340
Result prediction: New Zealand will win the match by more than 40 runs
Case2: If Bangladesh bats first
First Innings score prediction: 250-260
Result prediction: New Zealand will win the match by 6 wickets
Head to head in ODIs
Total ODIs: 33, New Zealand won: 22, Bangladesh won: 10, Abandoned: 1
Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman
New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI Match Prediction: New Zealand seems to be pretty difficult to beat at home for the Bangladeshi side. Expect another one-sided encounter as we back the hosts to clinch the series in the second game itself.
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