New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Match Prediction

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New Zealand
319/7 in 50.0
6.38
Sri Lanka Cricket Logo
Sri Lanka
298/10 in 46.2
6.43
Jan 05, 201901:00
Bay Oval - Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Finished
New Zealand won by 21 runs

Our Match Prediction

New Zealand To Win the Match, 1.25
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  • New Zealand have clearly been a better side in the tournament so far across both the formats of the game
  • Sri Lankan batsmen have failed to pace their innings properly and have consequently lost too many wickets in chunks
  • Sri Lankan quick bowling looked listless in the opening game and it won't be easy for their bowlers to bounce back after the humiliating hammering they received on Thursday
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NZ
100.0%
SL
0.0%
  • Tournament: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2018
  • Date: Jan 05, 2019
  • Format: ODI
  • Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
  • Time: 01:00
  • Weather: Patchy rain possible, 74% Humidity, 20.0℃

NZ vs SL Live Score

  • Toss: New Zealand (Batting)
  • Man of the Match: Thisara Perera

New Zealand

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Ross Taylor 90 105 4 1 85.71
Colin Munro 87 77 12 2 112.99
Tim Seifert 22 17 1 1 129.41
Henry Nicholls 32 38 3 0 84.21
KS Williamson 1 9 0 0 11.11
Martin Guptill 13 15 1 0 86.67
James Neesham 64 37 5 3 172.97
TG Southee 1 2 0 0 50.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Lakshan Sandakan 10.0 0 56 0 5.60
S Prasanna 5.0 0 34 0 6.80
Lasith Malinga 10.0 0 45 2 4.50
Danushka Gunathilaka 1.0 0 10 0 10.00
Asela Gunaratne 8.0 0 40 0 5.00
Thisara Perera 7.0 0 69 0 9.86
Nuwan Pradeep 9.0 0 59 1 6.56

Sri Lanka

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Niroshan Dickwella 9 10 1 0 90.00
Kusal Perera 4 23 0 0 17.39
Lakshan Sandakan 6 20 0 0 30.00
S Prasanna 0 4 0 0 0.00
Kusal Mendis 20 30 2 0 66.67
Lasith Malinga 17 22 2 0 77.27
Danushka Gunathilaka 71 73 9 0 97.26
Dinesh Chandimal 3 12 0 0 25.00
Asela Gunaratne 6 5 1 0 120.00
Thisara Perera 140 74 8 13 189.19
Nuwan Pradeep 3 5 0 0 60.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Matt Henry 9.2 1 52 2 5.57
Ish Sodhi 10.0 1 55 3 5.50
Trent Boult 10.0 1 61 1 6.10
KS Williamson 2.0 0 8 0 4.00
James Neesham 7.0 0 48 2 6.86
TG Southee 8.0 0 68 1 8.50

About the Match

After putting up a brave and gritty effort in the opening test of their New Zealand tour, Sri Lankan's have slid down with a couple of heavy defeats in this tour. They were blanked by New Zealand in test series and their ODI campaign hasn't started the way they'd have liked it to. Although there were plenty of changes in the Kiwi lineup as compared to their test team, they appeared to be continuing from where they left off in the longest format of the game. They'll be looking to extend their lead further as they face Sri Lanka once against at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on Saturday, 5th January.

Match Preview

New Zealand

Martin Guptill couldn't have wished for a better return to the international cricket. He scored a match-winning ton and carried his team till 42nd over before getting caught for a personal score of 138. His partnership early after the departure of Colin Munro set the tone for the Kiwis as the duo put together 163 runs for the first wicket before Kane Williamson was castled by Nuwan Pradeep.

Although the highest individual score of the match was hit by Martin Guptill, it was Jimmy Neesham's innings which stole the show. Jimmy Neesham played an unbelievable knock of 47 off just 13 deliveries which included six maximums. The highlight of the day was when he smashed Thisara Perera for 34 runs in over with five sixes coming in that over. His innings was probably the difference between a total in a range of 340-350 and the total which New Zealand ended up scoring.

After his terrific stint with the bat, Jimmy Neesham proved to be the man with the golden arm just a couple of hours later. Just when the Sri Lankan openers were going at around 7 runs per over, Neesham got rid of Gunathilika and followed it up with the wicket of Niroshan Dickwella. He returned with the figures 38 for 3 in his eight over which was extraordinary considering the number of runs which were scored in the opening game. Trent Boult got 2 for 65 in his 10 overs. Matt Henry was extremely expensive as he gave away 87 runs in his ten overs and got just one wicket.

New Zealand Starting Lineup

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, KS Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tim Seifert, James Neesham, Matt Henry, IS Sodhi, TA Boult, TG Southee.


Sri Lanka

After being smashed all-around in the two test matches by Williamson, Latham, Taylor, and Nicholls, the visiting bowlers had another field day on this tour with New Zealand scoring 371 runs in 50 overs. The Islanders' spinners bowled better than the quicker bowlers, but they, too, never appeared to be troubling Kiwi batsmen.

Lasith Malinga had a good last series, against South Africa, but he appeared rather ineffective on a batting-friendly surface with not-so-big boundaries. He was bowling at least about 5mph slower than he did on an average in the last series with slower balls being his stock deliveries. Sri Lankan bowlers conceded close to a hundred runs at the death, after Martin Guptill departure, in a little more than seven overs.

It's not every day that teams chase down 350+ totals and Thursday wasn't such day despite Sri Lanka getting off to a start they'd have wished for. Niroshan Dickwella was brilliant at the top order, but Gunathilaka's inability to keep up with the scoring rate forced Dickwella to lose his rhythm and consequently his wicket.

Gunathilika scored 43 off 62 deliveries which would have been a good knock on any other day, but was a pedestrian knock here considering that they were chasing a total of 372. Kusal Perera smashed a century to take Sri Lanka within the striking distance, but no support whatsoever from anyone else in the batting lineup saw them lose the match by 45 runs.

Sri Lanka Starting Lineup

Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis , Dinesh Chandimal, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, S Prasanna, Lasith Malinga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep.

Match Prediction

Although it was just a 45-run defeat for Sri Lanka in the first match, they neither looked in control with the ball nor with the bat at any stage of the match. In recent times, their batsmen have had the tendency to throw their wickets away in a quest to score quickly which has often ended with them getting folded without even playing the quota of fifty overs. Their batsmen will have to take more responsibility going forward. The Kiwis, on the other hand, were flawless with the bat and although Henry was hammered away for runs, the rest of the bowlers were pretty good. New Zealand are playing at home and have been a better team in the tour so far and are better placed to emerge victorious in Saturday's showdown.

Betting Tips

New Zealand To Win the Match, 1.25

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Which team will win?

New Zealand 65.7% (153)
Sri Lanka 34.3% (80)
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Comments

Umesh Jadhav
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2019-01-04 10:24:59
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Sai
Sl also a good team, I thank sooo today's match srilanaka will win....
2019-01-04 19:14:49
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