The second match of the three-match ODI series between Bangladesh and New Zealand will be played on December 14 at McLean Park in Napier. The game will begin at 6.30 AM IST (2 PM LOCAL). New Zealand lead the series 1-0.
In the first ODI, batting first, Bangladesh scored 180/8 in 50 overs, riding on captain Nigar Sultana’s 73. Jess Kerr was the wrecker-in-chief for New Zealand as she scalped a four-fer. In reply, the White Ferns cruised to the target in 31 overs with eight wickets in hand. Suzie Bates top-scored with 93, while for Bangladesh, Jahanara Alam was the lone wicket-taker with two scalps.
Bangladesh and New Zealand have played two ODIs against each other, and New Zealand won both games.
Bangladesh: Nigar Sultana (C, WK), Sharmin Akter, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Ritu Moni, Lata Mondol, Salma Khatun, Nahida Akter, Murshida Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Fahima Khatun, Sanjida Akther, Fariha Trisna, Marufa Akter, Rabeya Khan, Dilara Akter, Disha Biswas
New Zealand: Sophie Devine (C), Suzie Bates, Eden Carson, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Jess McFadyen, Molly Penfold, Hannah Rowe
Players to watch
The captain of Bangladesh starred with the bat in the first ODI against New Zealand. She fought hard for her 73 off 133, including four boundaries and a six. The right-handed middle-order batter held the batting innings together but perished against the run of play. Behind the stumps, she accounted for one dismissal.
The right-arm pace sensation of Bangladesh was the only wicket-taker for her team in the first ODI against New Zealand. She opened the bowling and accounted for 32/2 in eight overs, striking twice in the ninth over. She hit the right straps consistently and was the second-most economical bowler for her side.
The prolific right-handed opening batter of New Zealand led the run chase from the front in the first ODI against Bangladesh. She hammered an unbeaten 93 off 91, including a dozen boundaries. In the process, she stitched a 131-run partnership with Maddy Green for the third wicket.
The right-arm speedster of New Zealand wreaked havoc with the ball in the first ODI against Bangladesh. She claimed 23/4 in 10 overs, including four maidens. She opened the bowling with Hayley Jensen and bowled well with the new ball. She was also the most economical bowler for her team.
The venue has hosted four women’s ODIs, the last being played in 2019. The teams batting first and second have won two each. The average first innings score is 174, and the average second innings score is 144. Expect a fresh wicket that could produce tons of runs.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy. It will be breezy in the afternoon. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 21 degrees Celsius. There will be a 98 percent cloud cover and a 25 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Nigar Sultana, Maddy Green, Suzie Bates, Sharmin Akhter, Lauren Down, Amelia Kerr, Ritu Moni, Sophie Devine, Hayley Jensen, Jess Kerr, Jahanara Alam
Date: December 14, 2022
Time: 6.30 AM IST (2 PM LOCAL)
Venue: McLean Park, Napier
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
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