An exciting T20 series is about to end with a mouth-watering series decider scheduled at John Davies Oval on Saturday. The visitors claimed victory in the first game but the hosts bounced back with a thumping win in the second game. Now it’s down to the final game at the John Davies Oval, Queenstown. Here is John Davies Oval Queenstown Pitch Report for NZ vs SL 3rd T20I.
New Zealand leveled the series with a comprehensive victory at the University Oval
After an ecstatic super over victory in the first T20 at Eden Park Sri Lankan team looked off-color in the second T20. Firstly they failed to get going with the bat and posted a minimal total of 141 runs on the board.
Then they were off target with the ball and bowled many loose balls. Tim Siefert finish off things quickly inside 15 overs and scored 79* off 43 balls.
Right-arm quick Adam Milne was named as man of the match for his incredible 5/26.
NZ vs SL 3rd T20I 2023 Date, Time, Venue, and Weather
Date: 8th April, Saturday
Time: 6:30 AM (IST)
Venue: John Davies Oval, Queenstown
Weather: It will be a sunny evening in Queenstown New Zealand. The temperature will vary from 15°C to 14°C with a windspeed of 3kmph.
John Davies Oval Queenstown Pitch Report
This stadium is yet to host a men’s T20 International and the New Zealand and Sri Lanka game will be the first game at this venue. Although it has not hosted any men’s International back the women’s team has played at this venue twice.
It is a quite good wicket to bat on and the best thing about this wicket is its true bounce. Batting first will be a smart option as the pitch does assist spinners later in the second innings.
Stats at the John Davies Oval Queenstown in T20I
Total matches: 2
Matches won batting first: 2
Average 1st Inns scores: 153
Average 2nd Inns scores: 113
Highest total recorded: 155/5 (20 Ov) by NZW vs INDW
Lowest score defended: 155/5 (20 Ov) by NZW vs INDW
NZ vs SL 3rd T20I Probable XI
Chad Bowes, Tim Seifert, Tom Latham (c&wk), Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Ben Lister.
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka and Pramod Madushan.