New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Test Match Prediction

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New Zealand
431/10 & 180/5
2.78 & 3.96
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239/10 & 271/10
2.34 & 2.19
Dec 25, 202022:00
Bay Oval - Tauranga, New Zealand
New Zealand won by 101 runs
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NZ vs PAK Today Match Prediction

New Zealand To Win the Match, 1.36
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  • New Zealand has a very settled test lineup and is at full-strength
  • Pakistan is missing Babar Azam and its already vulnerable batting is dramatically weaker
  • The bowling attack for both teams are very good, and that is where the real contest lies
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  • TournamentNew Zealand vs Pakistan 2021
  • DateDec 25, 2020
  • FormatTest
  • VenueBay Oval, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Time22:00
  • WeatherOvercast Clouds, 64% Humidity, 21.06℃

NZ vs PAK Live Score

  • Toss: Pakistan (Fielding)
  • Man of the Match: KS Williamson

New Zealand Inning 2

Ross Taylor 12 13 1 0 92.31
TA Blundell 64 107 7 0 59.81
TWM Latham 53 112 3 0 47.32
Henry Nicholls 11 5 2 0 220.00
Mitchell Santner 6 5 1 0 120.00
BJ Watling 5 3 1 0 166.67
KS Williamson 21 33 2 0 63.64
Yasir Shah 6.0 0 21 0 3.50
Shan Masood 1.0 0 4 0 4.00
Naseem Shah 12.3 1 55 3 4.40
Faheem Ashraf 4.0 1 18 0 4.50
Mohammad Abbas 11.0 2 33 1 3.00
Shaheen Afridi 11.0 0 47 0 4.27

Pakistan Inning 2

Yasir Shah 0 5 0 0 0.00
Shan Masood 0 8 0 0 0.00
Abid Ali 0 2 0 0 0.00
Naseem Shah 1 24 0 0 4.17
Faheem Ashraf 19 28 4 0 67.86
Haris Sohail 9 46 0 0 19.57
Azhar Ali 38 120 4 0 31.67
Mohammad Abbas 1 26 0 0 3.85
Mohammad Rizwan 60 191 6 0 31.41
Fawad Alam 102 269 14 0 37.92
Shaheen Afridi 8 30 2 0 26.67
TG Southee 23.0 8 33 2 1.43
Trent Boult 25.0 9 72 2 2.88
N Wagner 28.0 9 55 2 1.96
Mitchell Santner 19.3 3 52 2 2.67
KS Williamson 2.0 1 1 0 0.50
Kyle Jamieson 26.0 13 35 2 1.35

New Zealand Inning 1

Ross Taylor 70 151 10 1 46.36
TG Southee 0 9 0 0 0.00
TA Blundell 5 29 0 0 17.24
TWM Latham 4 3 1 0 133.33
Trent Boult 8 17 0 0 47.06
N Wagner 19 36 2 0 52.78
Henry Nicholls 56 137 5 0 40.88
Mitchell Santner 19 43 2 1 44.19
BJ Watling 73 145 8 0 50.34
KS Williamson 129 297 12 1 43.43
Kyle Jamieson 32 69 1 1 46.38
Yasir Shah 37.0 4 113 3 3.05
Shan Masood 2.0 1 2 0 1.00
Naseem Shah 25.0 3 96 1 3.84
Faheem Ashraf 19.0 8 40 1 2.11
Haris Sohail 5.0 0 17 0 3.40
Mohammad Abbas 31.0 14 49 1 1.58
Shaheen Afridi 36.0 7 109 4 3.03

Pakistan Inning 1

Yasir Shah 4 7 1 0 57.14
Shan Masood 10 42 0 0 23.81
Abid Ali 25 104 3 0 24.04
Naseem Shah 0 3 0 0 0.00
Faheem Ashraf 91 134 15 1 67.91
Haris Sohail 3 22 0 0 13.64
Azhar Ali 5 34 0 0 14.71
Mohammad Abbas 5 55 1 0 9.09
Mohammad Rizwan 71 142 8 0 50.00
Fawad Alam 9 42 0 0 21.43
Shaheen Afridi 6 30 0 0 20.00
TG Southee 26.0 7 69 2 2.65
Trent Boult 26.0 4 71 2 2.73
N Wagner 21.0 5 50 2 2.38
Mitchell Santner 6.0 2 7 0 1.17
Kyle Jamieson 23.2 13 35 3 1.50

NZ vs PAK Match & Analysis

New Zealand and Pakistan are going to face off against each other in a very important two-test bilateral series. The reason for this extra importance is that this series is the last chance that New Zealand has to try and reach the final of the inaugural World Test Championship Final and possibly challenge Australia.

Of course, Pakistan is not just going to lie down and allow New Zealand to walk over it. A win in the final T20 match gave the visitors their first win of the tour and the test team will want to continue the good work.

There is a lot on the line as these two teams line up against each other.

New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Test Match 2020 is going to be played at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui starting on the 26th of December 2020.

NZ vs PAK Team Previews

New Zealand

New Zealand has an excellent chance of getting to the final of the WTC if it wins its next two matches against Pakistan. Considering the current form of the New Zealand team and the relative frailty of the Pakistani batting, there is every possibility of that happening.

However, we do not think New Zealand would be so complacent as to try and take and this match for granted.

They have assembled their strongest test squad led by Kane Williamson. The bating is very strong with the likes of Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, and Tom Blundell likely to find a place in the playing eleven.

Will Young got a chance against the West Indies in the previous series but we think he may have to wait his turn this time around.

Mitchell Santner and Kyle Jamieson are certain to be the two all-rounders for this match. They both add a genuine batting ability to the lineup even though they are bowling all-rounders. Jamieson’s brilliant test record in his young career so far is going to mark him out as a bowler to watch out for.

Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Neil Wagner are going to be three pacemen. These are bowlers that have had tremendous success in recent times and will be raring to go at the Pakistani batsmen.

We cannot see a major weakness in the New Zealand lineup at the moment.

New Zealand Playing 11

TWM Latham, Tom Blundell, KS Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, TG Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.


Pakistan is going to be led by Mohammad Rizwan as Babar Azam and Shadab Khan have been ruled out of the first test match with injuries. Things may look a bit dire for Pakistan but that is when they are at their most dangerous.

The clear weakness in this Pakistani team is the batting. Shan Masood and Abid Ali are going to lead the batting and will have a big job to do to try and blunt the new ball. Azhar Ali should slot in at number three. Their success or failure could dictate the direction in which the rest of the test progresses.

The rest of the batting is a bit dodgy.

Mohammad Rizwan, Fawad Alam, and Haris Sohail are all likely to find a place in the eleven. We think Faheem Ashraf will be the seam-bowling all-rounder at 7 and the four bowlers are going to be Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, and Yasir Shah.

Theoretically, this is a bowling attack that should test every aspect of New Zealand’s batting. Naseem Shah brings raw pace, Shaheen Afridi has the left-arm angle and movement at pace, Mohammad Abbas will find any movement on offer, and Yasir Shah will test the batsmen with his wrist-spin.

This is a bowling attack is the reason that Pakistan can never be counted out of a test match in conditions where the bowlers could get a fair amount of help.

If the bating can hold for Pakistan, its bowling can certainly help it win.

Pakistan Playing 11

Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah.

NZ vs PAK Toss Prediction

Winning the toss is a tricky thing in New Zealand. The pitch is going to have lots of grass on it and the conditions seem perfect for bowling but often the pitch becomes flat very quickly and perfect for batting. We think Pakistan will opt to field first if it wins the toss while New Zealand will want to bat first if it gets the chance to choose.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

There is going to be a lot of grass on the surface but the underlying nature of the pitch is a bit slow. Plenty of runs and some periods of quick wickets are in store for this match. We have grown accustomed to seeing New Zealand’s pitches flatter to deceive and eventually be very flat and in favor of the batsmen.

There is no reason to think why that will not be the case this time around as well.

NZ vs PAK Betting Tips

It is difficult to look past New Zealand in this match at the moment. The home side has a well-settled batting lineup, a world-class bowling attack, and has the home advantage on its side as well.

Pakistan has a very dangerous bowling unit but its batting is vulnerable, and it is missing Babar Azam.

Bet on New Zealand to win.

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Today Match Prediction

New Zealand To Win the Match, 1.36

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New Zealand 78.3% (170)
Pakistan 21.7% (47)
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