New Zealand and India will face each other for one last time in the third ODI of the ongoing series at the Bay Oval, in Mount Maunganui, this Tuesday.
New Zealand can breathe easy right now, having ousted India in a second ODI of the series against India and claimed the three-match series. A whitewash would be the fitting reply for the hosts after a 0-5 loss to India in the T20I series. India, on the other hand at the best can pull one back. While the fate of the series is sealed, punters like us have an opportunity to make it better.
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I may be bored by picking the bet each time, but if it makes money, I don’t mind. In the last five matches, New Zealand openers have outscored their counterparts in as many matches, having scored a total of 347 runs at an average of 69.4 runs per innings and conceded just 81 runs (16.2 runs per innings), which gives you a hint which way we are going. In the last three H2H matches against India, the Kiwis have been better side in each of them having scored a total of 196 runs (65.33 per innings) while letting in just 79 runs (26.33 runs per innings) in the same time frame.
India, on the other hand, have had the better opening stand in just two of their last five ODI, with openers putting up a total of 234 runs (46.5 runs on an average), simultaneously shipping in 474 runs (94.8 runs on an average), which gives us an added incentive to invest money. To sum it up, India has failed in the aforesaid criteria in each of their last five away matches. Don’t think twice before placing the bet.
When it comes to mighty blows and power hitting, no other team in the world does it to perfection at home other than New Zealand. Thus, this bet is nothing more than an opportunity which provides you valuable returns. In the last five matches, New Zealand have more sixes than their opponents in four of the last five matches, having hit a total of 31 sixes (6.2 sixes per match), simultaneously shipping in 19 sixes at a rate of less than four per match. They have maintained a similar record when playing at home.
On the flip side, India’s records away from home have been far from convincing, having hit more sixes in just two of the last five matches on the road with count of 29 strikes and letting in as many as 34 sixes in the same time frame. In this series, the Kiwis have cleared the fence a total of 14 times compared to India’s 12 blows. Rooting for the home team looks like the most sensible option for this bet.
In New Zealand, batsmen have had nightmarish experiences batting in the opening over, even though the first two ODIs suggest otherwise. I am going to bank on the historical records for this bet. In the past three matches in New Zealand (excluding this series), the number of runs scored before the fall of the first wicket are 29, 2 and 1. Let me inform you that in the last H2H match played at the venue, Colin Munro was dismissed when New Zealands’ scoreboard read 10.
In the last five matches at Mount Maunganui, the first wicket of the match fell at scores of 10, 154, 34, 23 and 6, which clearly indicates that the bet is a safe one, On the other hand, in the last three H2H matches between both the teams (excluding this series), the first wicket fell at scores of 1, 8 and 21. Unlike in the above mentioned instances, India have a weaker top order with the likes of Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Aggarwal, while Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls have also been quite inconsistent in the past. I have already placed the bet, it’s your turn.