NZ vs SL 2nd ODI Christchurch
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Christchurch will host the second NZ vs SL 2nd ODI on March 28. The match starts from 6.30 am local time which is 2 pm local time. New Zealand won the first ODI by 198 runs and are leading the series 1-0, Sri Lanka needs to win the second ODI to level the series. 

Sri Lanka registered one of their lowest-ever totals in ODIs as chasing 275 to win, they were bowled out for just 76. Henry Shipley picked up four wickets as Daryl Mitchell and Blair Tickener took two each. 

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The Kiwi top-order of Fin Allen (51) Will Young (26), Daryl Mitchell (47), Glenn Phillips (39) and Rachin Ravindra (49) all contributed to the total. Chamika Karunaratne took four wickets with the ball as Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara took two each. 

Dasun Shakana will lead Sri Lanka while Tom Latham will lead the Kiwis in this ODI series. Senior players Kane Williamson and Tim Southee have been rested for this series. Pacer Lockie Ferguson who was ruled out of the first T20I with a hamstring injury has joined the KKR camp along with fellow pacer Tim Southee. 

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Sri Lanka lost the Test series heading into the ODI series and have been knocked out of the WTC final race. India and Australia will play the final in June. Sri Lanka and New Zealand have played 100 ODIs till date. The Kiwis have won 50 games while the Lankans won 41. 8 matches ended in no-result and one game ended in a tie. 

The 2023 ODI World Cup will be a 10-team tournament with the top seven teams having already qualified. India being the hosts have earned a direct qualification. The final team will be between Sri Lanka, South Africa and West Indies who will earn a direct qualification. The Islanders need to win the series to stay in the race for direct qualification. 

NZ vs SL: Weather Report Live Today, Pitch Report Of Christchurch Stadium- 2nd ODI

Christchurch will host the second NZ vs SL ODI starting from 6.30 am IST which is 2 pm local time on March 28, Tuesday. Sri Lanka are fighting for direct qualification in the ODI World Cup and have points up for grabs in the ICC ODI Super league. They need to win this series as said earlier to stay in the race for direct qualification. 

Speaking about the venue, Christchurch has hosted 24 ODIs with 12 matches won by the team batting first and 11 chasing. 250 is the average first innings score at the venue and the Kiwis crossed it in the first ODI. They are expected to put up a score close to 280 if they bat first. 

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There is a heavy prediction of rain for the NZ vs SL second ODI. The match starts at 2 pm local time but the rain prediction is for throughout the day. the temperature will be around 8 degrees in the afternoon with 3-6 mm of rain predicted. There is also a strong breeze expected to blow throughout the day. 

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