New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd TEST DAY Match Prediction 03 Jan 2021

Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2020-21

New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd TEST DAY Match Prediction

2021-01-04

Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand

Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand
Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealand

0 0/0 in 0.0
2.28 186/10 in 81.4

Pakistan

0 0/0 in 0.0 Cricbettingbuzz
2.28 186/10 in 81.4
Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz New Zealand beat Pakistan by 176 runs

NZ vs PAK Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Ruthless New Zealand aim for series whitewash against lacklustre Pakistan

  • New Zealand comfortably brushed aside Pakistan in the 1st Test played at Mount Maunganui.
  • New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson and pacer Kyle Jamieson were standout performers for New Zealand in the First game.
  • Middle-order Fawad Alam produced a gritty hundred for Pakistan in a losing cause.

Expect New Zealand to register an emphatic win over Pakistan and complete a clean sweep in the two-match series.

₹10 000 Welcome Bonus
10CRIC-logo 10CRIC

T&Cs apply, 18+

Claim here

Match Preview

Host New Zealand will be looking to complete a whitewash in the Test series when they face Pakistan in the second and final game at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Sunday.

Kane Williamson-led unit managed to register a 101-run victory over Pakistan at Mount Maunganui, courtesy splendid contributions from Kane Williamson, Kyle Jamieson and Ross Taylor. The home side will be keen to continue their winning streak and complete a clean sweep in this series finale.

On the other hand, Pakistan batting woes continued as they once again lost too many wickets in the first session. There is a huge possibility that Babar Azam might not play this final game. Interim Captain Mohammad Rizwan will be hoping that the experienced players in the batting department can stand up and deliver the goods at Christchurch.

*Our match preview predictions are fully researched and provided in good faith but no profits are guaranteed. Please gamble responsibly, you should only ever gamble with money you can afford to lose.

Teams Preview

New Zealand

The home side will not make any changes for this second and final game of the Test series. New Zealand will be looking to complete series win at home and take a step closer towards qualifying for ICC Test Championship final to be played at Lords in June this year.

For New Zealand, Captain Kane Williamson was the standout performer with the bat in the first innings. He notched up 23rd century in Test cricket and also his third century against Pakistan.

Williamson produced a batting masterclass at Mount Maunganui and finished the innings with the top-score of 129 runs with the help of 12 fours and 1 six. He stitched crucial partnerships with Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls to see New Zealand push their score beyond 300-run mark.

The big positive for home side was Ross Taylor finding form with the bat against Pakistan. He scored a much-needed 70 runs off 151 balls with the help of ten fours and one six. Beside Taylor, Henry Nicholls continued his excellent form and smashed a crucial half-century with the help of five boundaries.

Wicket-keeper BJ Watling also produced a crucial innings for New Zealand. He smashed 73 runs off 145 balls to help New Zealand post 431 runs in their first innings.

In the second innings, opening pair of Tom Latham and Tom Blundell also played exceedingly well and helped New Zealand set a competitive target for Pakistan.

Tom Blundell played well and scored 63 runs off 107 balls with the help of seven fours, whereas Tom Latham chipped in with 53 runs off 112 balls with the help of three boundaries.

In the bowling department, the pace quartet of Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner and Kyle Jamieson put in excellent performance with 17 wickets between on a batsman friendly at Mount Maunganui.

Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner also picked two crucial wickets at the end to help New Zealand seal off win over Pakistan in the first Test.

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Trent Boult, Daryl Mitchell, Matt Henry, Henry Nicholls, KS Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell, BJ Watling, Tom Latham, TG Southee, Kyle Jamieson

New Zealand Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
K Williamson 129 297 12 1 43.43
B Watling 73 145 8 0 50.34
R Taylor 70 151 10 1 46.36
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Jamieson 23.2 13 35 3 1.5
T Southee 26.0 7 69 2 2.65
T Boult 26.0 4 71 2 2.73
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Jamieson 23.2 13 35 3 1.5
T Southee 26.0 7 69 2 2.65
T Boult 26.0 4 71 2 2.73
Of Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2020-21

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI

Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, BJ Watling (wk), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Kylie Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner

Pakistan

In the absence of Babar Azam, the top-order failed to put up a decent show against New Zealand in the opening Test at Mount Maunganui.

The team management have yet to take a call on whether Babar Azam has recovered from thumb injury or will they continue with the same combination for the series finale.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan to do the bulk of the scoring.

Shan Masood will under scrutiny in this Test match after not doing much with the bat in his last six innings. Left-hander will need to raise his game and produced a notable score in this series finale.

Being the most experienced player in the batting department, Azhar Ali, will need to find form with the bat in this second Test.  The 35-year old will need to produce something special with the bat in order for Pakistan to level the Test series at Christchurch.

After repeatedly overlooked by selectors for almost a decade, Fawad Alam made a splendid century in his comeback for Pakistan in Test cricket. Left-hander was the standout performer with the bat for Pakistan in a losing cause. He played exceedingly well and scored 102 runs off 269 balls with the help of 14 boundaries.

Interim captain Mohammad Rizwan led from the front with the bat and smashed crucial half-centuries for Pakistan in the opening Test played at Mount Maunganui. In the first innings, Rizwan produced a sublime innings of 91 runs off 134 balls with the help of fifteen boundaries and one six. He was well supported by Faheem Ashraf, who chipped in with 71 runs off 142 balls with the help of eight boundaries.

In the second innings, Mohammad Rizwan came to the crease with Pakistan staring down a possible defeat. He put on a 165-run stand with Fawad Alam to see Pakistan take the game down to the wire. Rizwan scored a gritty 61 runs off 191 balls with the help of six boundaries.

For Pakistan, the pace duo of Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah claimed four wickets each in the first Test played against New Zealand. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah bowled well and claimed three wickets in the first innings for Pakistan.

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Fawad Alam, Zafar Gohar, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Haris Sohail, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Abbas, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
F Ashraf 91 134 15 1 67.91
M Rizwan 71 142 8 0 50
A Ali 25 104 3 0 24.04
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Afridi 36.0 7 109 4 3.03
Y Shah 37.0 4 113 3 3.05
M Abbas 31.0 14 49 1 1.58
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Afridi 36.0 7 109 4 3.03
Y Shah 37.0 4 113 3 3.05
M Abbas 31.0 14 49 1 1.58
Of Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2020-21

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI

Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (captain), Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 21 0 mm. 6.61 k/h From: NNW 99%
03h 20 0 mm. 3.88 k/h From: N 87%
06h 20 0 mm. 6.32 k/h From: NNW 65%
09h 16 0 mm. 4.11 k/h From: NW 36%
12h 13 0 mm. 4.69 k/h From: WSW 34%
15h 12 0 mm. 2.48 k/h From: W 0%
18h 12 0 mm. 1.72 k/h From: W 0%
21h 18 0 mm. 1.01 k/h From: N 7%

Traditionally, the wicket at Hagley Oval will provide swing and seam movement for quick bowlers. The batsmen will need to work hard for their runs. The weather forecast for the game is light clouds with moderate breeze.

Venue Details

Hagley Oval in Christchurch will host the second and final game of the Test series between New Zealand and Pakistan.

New Zealand will take heart from the fact that they have a formidable record at Hagley Oval in Test cricket. The home side has lost only one match in the seven completed games played at Christchurch

Toss Prediction

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss and exploit the pitch conditions. First innings score at Hagley Oval is 280 runs in Test cricket.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, New Zealand will be firm favorites to win the final Test against Pakistan.With the New Zealand’s pace quartet once again delivering another clinical performance, home side will be looking to do more of the same in this game. With Ross Taylor timely return to form with the bat, New Zealand will be keen to deliver another strong batting performance.

On the other hand, Pakistan will have to bat exceedingly well in order to upstage New Zealand in this game.

Expect New Zealand to register an emphatic win over Pakistan and complete a clean sweep in the two-match series.

₹10 000 Welcome Bonus
Claim here

Best Cricket Betting Sites

View All

Latest cricket tips

Afghanistan-logo Ireland-logo

Afghanistan vs Ireland, 2nd ONE-DAY Match Prediction

South Africa Women-logo Pakistan Women-logo

South Africa Women vs Pakistan Women, 2nd ONE-DAY Match Prediction

Bangladesh-logo West Indies-logo

Bangladesh vs West Indies, 2nd ONE-DAY Match Prediction

Sri Lanka-logo England-logo

Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd TEST DAY Match Prediction

View All

Latest Blog Post

View All