The third and final ODI of the three-match series between Bangladesh and New Zealand will be played on December 17 at Seddon Park in hamilton. The game will begin at 6.30 AM IST (2 PM LOCAL). New Zealand have an unassailable lead of 1-0 in the series after the second ODI was washed out.
The second ODI was reduced to 44 overs a side. Batting first, Bangladesh were restricted to 157/7, with Ritu Moni top-scoring with 32. Fran Jonas was the most successful bowler for New Zealand with two wickets. In reply, New Zealand scored 14/1 in 4.4 overs as the match was called off due to rain.
Bangladesh and New Zealand have played three ODIs against each other, with New Zealand winning two and one match not producing a result.
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 right-handed middle-order batter of Bangladesh top-scored with 32 off 58 in the second ODI against New Zealand. She hit one boundary and a six in her innings. Coming into bat in the 22nd over, she was there till the 42nd. Besides her batting, she is a handy right-arm medium-pace bowler.
The right-arm speedster of Bangladesh will be the bowler to watch out for. She was the only wicket-taker for her team in the first ODI against New Zealand. She could get in only 2.4 overs in the second match as the match was called off due to rain. She is an excellent new ball bowler and a genuine wicket-taker.
The dashing right-handed opening batter of New Zealand will hold the key to the team’s batting. After a brilliant 93 not out off 91 in the first ODI against Bangladesh, she will be riding high on confidence. In the second ODI, she remained unbeaten on nine off 22 as the game was abandoned due to rain.
The wily left-arm spinner of New Zealand was the pick of the bowlers in the second ODI against Bangladesh. The teenage bowling sensation claimed 30/2 in nine overs, including one maiden. She was effective in the middle phase of the innings, striking in the 20th and 22nd overs.
The venue has hosted 17 women’s ODIs. The teams batting first have won nine, and the teams batting second have won eight. The highest total scored here is 317, and the lowest total scored is 89. With a very high chance of rain and a thick cloud cover, getting a complete game of cricket looks difficult. If there is a reduced match, the captain winning the toss may look to bowl first.
The weather is expected to see considerable cloudiness. There could be occasional rain and drizzle in the morning, followed by heavy showers in the afternoon. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 21 degrees Celsius. There will be a 100 percent cloud cover and a 95 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west-northwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Nigar Sultana, Maddy Green, Suzie Bates, Sharmin Akhter, Lauren Down, Amelia Kerr, Ritu Moni, Sophie Devine, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Jahanara Alam
Date: December 17, 2022
Time: 6.30 AM IST (2 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
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