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IND vs NZ 2nd T20I: Mount Maunganui will compete, it rains heavily here

Mount Maunganui Pitch: Today the second match of the three-match T20 series will be played between the teams of India and New Zealand (IND vs NZ). Both the teams will clash at the Bay Oval Stadium in Mount Maunganui. The wicket here has been helpful to the batsmen. Here runs are rained heavily in every match. The condition is that here the average score of the first innings is only 199 runs.

So far 7 matches have resulted in Mount Maunganui, in which 150+ runs have been scored 12 times. The highest score here has been 243 runs. In the January 2018 match against the West Indies, the Kiwi team scored 12 runs per over here. Sixes are also hit here. Players like Colin Munro have hit 23 sixes here in just 6 matches.

The fast bowlers get thrashed on the wicket here. The economy rate of fast bowlers here is 9.65. Although here the spinners have been successful in stopping the runs to some extent. The economy rate of spinners has been 8.05. Spinners are ahead even in terms of taking wickets here. Kiwi spinner Ish Sodhi has taken 11 wickets here.

Indian team has also played one match
The Indian team has also played a match in Mount Maunganui. Although this match has been very low scoring according to the wicket here. Batting first here in February 2020, Team India scored 163 runs losing three wickets. In response, the New Zealand team could score only 156 runs till the scheduled overs. Here the Indian fast bowlers wreaked havoc. Bumrah took three and Shardul and Navdeep Saini took 2-2 wickets and forced the Kiwi team to kneel down.

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