The second and final match of the two-match Test series between the hosts New Zealand and the visitors Pakistan will be played at Hagley Oval (Christchurch) from Sunday (3rd January).
At present, the hosts New Zealand are leading this Test series by the 1-0 margin. Mount Maunganui hosted the first Test of this series where New Zealand won by 101 runs. The second Test ended in thrilling and exciting fashion.
Pakistan must have to win the last Test to only draw this Test series. Meanwhile, New Zealand only need to avoid a defeat to secure this another home Test series. This Test series is also part of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, so it is the important Test series for both these teams.
New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Weather Forecast
Hagley Oval (Christchurch) will host this five-day Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan from Sunday (3rd January) to Thursday (7th January). According to the schedule, the first session of every day of this Test match will begin at 11 AM.
According to AccuWeather, we can experience some rain on Tuesday while Thursday afternoon has a good chance of rain. Apart from these days (3rd and 5th days of this match), we can mostly except uninterrupted run of this Test match.
The match time temperature will be generally between 25°C and 20°C.
New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Pitch Report
New Zealand and Pakistan will play this second Test of this series at Hagley Oval (Christchurch). In the Test cricket, New Zealand have the tendency to prepare green grassy wicket. So, once again we are expecting another green pitch for the upcoming Test match.
Present New Zealand Test pitches generally favourable for batting in the second and third innings, which generally run on the second and third day of the match. That’s why the toss winning captain commonly choose to field first after winning the toss in Test cricket in New Zealand. We can expect similar pattern in this upcoming match as the venue stats shows almost similar picture to support this theory.
Venue stats (Hagley Oval, Christchurch)
Hagley Oval (Christchurch) has hosted 7 Tests till the date. Except one draw Test, all other six Tests had result.
Average totals in overall and each Test innings at this venue
|Overall||1st innings||2nd innings||3rd innings||4th innings|
(Note: Only excluded officially incomplete innings)