New Zealand vs England 2nd Test Match Prediction

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New Zealand
278/10 in 93.3 & 256/8 in 124.4
2.51
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England
307/10 in 96.5 & 352/9 in 106.4
3.23
Mar 29, 201822:00
Hagley Oval - Christchurch, New Zealand
Finished
Match drawn.

Our Prediction

New Zealand To Win the Match, 2.40
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  • The English batting order looked out of sorts in the first match
  • Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, and Henry Nicholls will be oozing with the confidence after their recent performances
  • New Zealand have done well at this venue historically - they've won three out of four matches played here
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DRAW
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  • Tournament: New Zealand vs England 2018
  • Date: Mar 29, 2018
  • Format: Test
  • Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Time: 22:00

Key Stats

  • Toss: New Zealand (Fielding)
  • Man of the Match: TG Southee

New Zealand Inning 2

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
TWM Latham 83 207 10 0 40.10
Ross Taylor 13 23 2 0 56.52
Jeet Raval 17 60 2 0 28.33
N Wagner 7 103 1 0 6.80
Henry Nicholls 13 24 1 0 54.17
Colin de Grandhomme 45 97 6 0 46.39
BJ Watling 19 66 3 0 28.79
KS Williamson 0 1 0 0 0.00
Ish Sodhi 56 168 9 0 33.33
TG Southee 0 0 0 0 0.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Joe Root 12.4 5 28 1 2.21
Ben Stokes 4.0 3 2 0 0.50
James Anderson 26.0 8 37 1 1.42
Jack Leach 32.0 15 61 2 1.91
Stuart Broad 24.0 6 72 2 3.00
Dawid Malan 4.0 1 9 0 2.25
Mark Wood 22.0 10 45 2 2.05

England Inning 2

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Joe Root 54 128 4 0 42.19
Mark Stoneman 60 139 6 0 43.17
James Vince 76 128 10 0 59.38
Ben Stokes 12 21 2 0 57.14
Alastair Cook 14 26 2 0 53.85
Jonny Bairstow 36 54 5 0 66.67
Jack Leach 14 20 1 0 70.00
Stuart Broad 12 8 2 0 150.00
Dawid Malan 53 105 7 0 50.48
Mark Wood 9 14 2 0 64.29
BowlerOMRWECO
Trent Boult 28.0 5 89 2 3.18
N Wagner 22.4 5 51 2 2.25
Colin de Grandhomme 26.0 2 94 4 3.62
Ish Sodhi 11.0 0 46 0 4.18
TG Southee 19.0 4 65 1 3.42

New Zealand Inning 1

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Trent Boult 16 22 1 0 72.73
TWM Latham 0 3 0 0 0.00
Ross Taylor 2 13 0 0 15.38
Jeet Raval 5 15 0 0 33.33
N Wagner 24 27 2 1 88.89
Henry Nicholls 0 7 0 0 0.00
Colin de Grandhomme 72 151 7 0 47.68
BJ Watling 85 220 11 1 38.64
KS Williamson 22 48 1 0 45.83
Ish Sodhi 1 7 0 0 14.29
TG Southee 50 48 8 1 104.17
BowlerOMRWECO
Joe Root 1.0 0 9 0 9.00
Ben Stokes 6.0 2 17 0 2.83
James Anderson 24.0 5 76 4 3.17
Jack Leach 19.0 3 52 0 2.74
Stuart Broad 22.3 5 54 6 2.40
Mark Wood 21.0 3 69 0 3.29

England Inning 1

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Joe Root 37 63 5 0 58.73
Mark Stoneman 35 111 4 0 31.53
James Vince 18 41 3 0 43.90
Ben Stokes 25 63 4 0 39.68
Alastair Cook 2 7 0 0 28.57
James Anderson 0 4 0 0 0.00
Jonny Bairstow 101 170 11 1 59.41
Jack Leach 16 54 2 0 29.63
Stuart Broad 5 6 1 0 83.33
Dawid Malan 0 1 0 0 0.00
Mark Wood 52 62 7 1 83.87
BowlerOMRWECO
Trent Boult 28.5 5 87 4 3.02
N Wagner 20.0 5 69 0 3.45
Colin de Grandhomme 17.0 4 44 0 2.59
Ish Sodhi 5.0 0 31 0 6.20
TG Southee 26.0 7 62 6 2.38

About the Match

Hosts New Zealand took a 1-0 lead in the test series against England by winning the first test by an innings and 49 runs over the weekend. The two teams will lock horns in the 2nd Test at Christchurch beginning from 30th March. The visitors suffered a batting collapse in the first innings itself, and from there on the hosts dominated throughout with bat and ball; England which had done so well in the ODIs and T20s, yet again put up a dismal show in the longer format of the game after losing to Australia at the beginning of the tour. Both sides will put their best foot forward and it needs to be seen which team can overcome the challenges and emerge victorious here.

Match Preview

New Zealand

The pacers were enough to cause a complete collapse of the English batting in the first innings; while Southee took 4-25, Trent Boult awed the audience with his stupendous 6-32 to dismiss England 58 all-out. The 2nd innings saw pacer Neil Wagner and spinner Todd Astle take 3 wickets apiece to stun the visitors while Boult finished with a total of 9 dismissals; Southee took 1 wicket and helped wrap up a fine win.

With the bat, captain Williamson and middle-order batsman Henry Nicholls both scored well-made centuries while others like Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, and Tom Latham helped take the total to 427. Nicholls’ unbeaten 145 off 268 shows great promise for the hosts, who have a steady middle-order with players like Ross Taylor, Grandhomme, and all-rounder Todd Astle.

The Kiwis dominated with pace in the first test and they are in good form to repeat the tactics again; with others like Wagner and Astle, New Zealand looks well placed to make it a complete 2-0 whitewash.

New Zealand Starting Lineup

Jeet Raval, TWM Latham, KS Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, TG Southee, BJ Watling, IS Sodhi, N Wagner, TA Boult.

England

Batsmen like Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Alistair Cook and Stoneman were bungled out early in the first innings by the Kiwi pacers Boult and Southee; middle-order players Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow were duck-out in consecutive overs by the deadly duo and the English were left with just 23 runs on board in the fall of 8 wickets. It was their most humiliating performance in recent times, and except for Craig Overton’s 33 off 25, all others fell flat on their face leading to 58 all-out.

The 2nd innings saw a better fight from the English as Stoneman and Root posted half-centuries; Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes also worked hard to keep the game alive with their spirited fifties, but they could just manage 320 runs before getting all-out. Players like Bairstow, Moeen Ali and Malan contributed with 20+ runs each but it was hard enough to cross the target set by the hosts.

The bowling team did well as speedsters Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson took 3 wickets apiece to cause hiccups in the Kiwi top-order; Overton also pitched in with a wicket to contain the opponents at 427 in 141 overs. They have spinners like Ali and Root while Woakes adds depth to the attack; they would need to strategize well in the upcoming game at Christchurch. The batsmen would have to pull up their socks and put up a better fight against the Kiwi pace if they want to make amends here.

England Starting Lineup

Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, J Vince, JE Root, Jonny Bairstow, BA Stokes, Dawid Malan, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, M Wood, James Anderson.

Pitch and Conditions

In the last couple of Test, Matches played at Hagley Oval, we've seen team batting second emerge on top. The conditions on Day 1 are conducive for quick bowlers as the pitch is juicy and there is assistance for bowlers. We've always seen a sporting wicket at Hagley Oval and expect nothing different this time as well.

Our Prediction

The team winning the toss is expected to field first.

Our Prediction

New Zealand To Win the Match, 2.40
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