After an exciting 1st T20 international of the series, it’s time for the 2nd T20 at Dunedin. Sri Lanka won the first match on Super Overs at Eden Park. The 2nd game will be hosted by the University Oval, Dunedin. Here is University Oval Dunedin Pitch Report for NZ vs SL T20.
Sri Lanka stunned the hosts in a Super Over at Eden Park
The first T20 of the series was an absolute thriller as the Asian champions defeated Kiwis in the Super Over game. Sri Lanka posted a huge total of 196 runs while batting first, talented Chamika Karunaratne scored 67 runs.
New Zealand in reply leveled Sri Lanka’s challenging total with the help of Daryl Mitchell’s 66 off 44.
According to the rules New Zealand batted first in the Super Over. The hosts sent in-form Daryl Mitchell and James Neesham. New Zealand managed to score only 7 runs in the super over which was made lightwork by Charith Asalanka.
NZ vs SL 2nd T20I 2023 Date, Time, Venue, and Weather
Date: 5th April, Wednesday
Time: 6:30 AM (IST)
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin
Weather: It will be a cloudy evening at Dunedin on Wednesday for the 2nd T20. Although there will be cloud cover there are no signs of rain. Wind will blow at a rapid pace of 31kmph and the humidity percentage will be 72.
University Oval Dunedin Pitch Report for NZ vs SL T20
This venue hasn’t hosted many international games in the past few years. It is a multisport stadium as it is a home venue for the University of Otago rugby team.
It is a great venue to bat on with some heavy grass on it. Seamers also enjoy bowling at this surface as it over a lot of movement with the wind.
The toss winners should opt to bowl first at this wicket as the fresh might offer some assistance with the ball. Chasing at this venue is easy as compared to defending a total because of the due factor.
T20I Stats at the University Oval, Dunedin
The venue has only hosted 2 T20 international games in which teams batting first won both games. Despite teams having failed to defend at this wicket still it is a venue where bowling first can be a good option.
Total matches: 2
Matches won batting first: 2
Average 1st Inns scores: 183
Average 2nd Inns scores: 163
Highest total recorded: 219/7 (20 Ov) by NZ vs AUS
Lowest score defended: 148/4 (20 Ov) by NZW vs BANW