New Zealand and Pakistan commenced their first Test of the series at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Saturday, the 26th of December.
The match between the two teams is ado, and Pakistan chose to field first. The match started with a bang with Tom Latham scoring a four on the first ball and then getting out on the third ball when he was caught on the third ball, Afridi managed to get Tom Blundell out too by the 10th over when New Zealand had managed to score only 13 runs. The Kiwi skipper was the stabilizer for their innings though. Williamson held two partnerships with Ross Taylor for 20 runs, who was the other victim of Afridi, and with Henry Nicholls, who is currently holding at 90 runs. New Zealand ended the day with a respectable total of 222 runs with a loss of 3 wickets. The odds to bet on the Kiwis are not that high, but I have handpicked the three best bets so that you can make a winning from the game.
I have found a winning bet for you with this one! Pakistan has an excellent bowling squad, with Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, Yasir Shah bowling for Pakistan, the Kiwis are already having trouble staying on the pitch. Henry Nicholls has a career average of 42.82 from 53 innings. He is currently on the crease with 42 runs from 100 balls. When we look at previous matches played by the Kiwi where he had scored over 40 runs he has scored over 80.5 runs just 3 times in the last 10 innings. This bet gets even more interesting when we look at his past performance with Pakistan. Out of the 10 innings that he has come out to bat against Pakistan, he has scored over 40 runs only 3 times, and from the 3 times, he managed to score over 77 runs just once! Sporsbet.io has offered odds of 1.70 for Henry Nichols to score under 80.5 runs.
Abid Ali debuted for Pakistan one year ago and he has exceeded all expectations with his performances. With a debut inning of 109* runs, he surprised everyone, and he has continued to deliver since. In the 6 matches that he has played for Pakistan in the last year, he has scored a total of 460 runs at an average of 57.50. In the same matches, Shan Masood has had an average of 46.56, but he got out in 6 of the innings before Ali, which speaks to the defensive powers of Abid Ali. It is also worth mentioning that while this is the first time for both players to be playing in New Zealand, from his previous encounters against the Kiwis, Masood has an average of just 17.25 from his 4 innings against the Kiwis which is really low too. The final flourish for this bet is that LeoVegas.com has offered odds of 2.08 for the dismissal of Shan Masood to be the 1st Wicket of Pakistan’s 1st innings.
I have to tell you, this bet is not the easiest to spot, but if you read ahead, you will realize how sure this bet is. Pakistan has scored a massive total of 404 runs from their last 10 innings in 6 matches, but that is just because they scored an absurd 278 runs against Sri Lanka in one innings which bloats their general average. Even in that match in the first innings, Pakistan had a meager partnership of 10 runs. In the first innings in the last 6 matches, Pakistan has scored 83 runs (12, 6, 36, 2, 10, 3) from their games at an average of 16.6, scoring over 22.5 just once. Even in their last 5 matches against the Kiwis, Pakistan has an average of 16.6 runs from their 1st innings. Leovegas.com has offered odds of 1.84 for Pakistan to have a partnership under 22.5 runs in the 1st innings.
Henry Nichols to score under 80.5 runs - @1.70 (Sportsbet.io)
Next Man Out- Pakistan, Innings 1, Wicket 1 to be Shan Masood - @2.08 (LeoVegas.com)
Pakistan to have a partnership under 22.5 runs in the 1st innings.- @1.84 (LeoVegas.com)