New Zealand defeated India in New Delhi in the second ODI match by six runs. It was New Zealand’s first win in a one-day international match held in India against India after a long gap of 13 years. Kane Williamson, who scored a skillful hundred, was the architect of the victory. The New Zealand bowlers bowled their hearts out to restrict the powerful Indian batting line-up. It must have upset the calculations of many betting experts, as India were poised for a win till MS Dhoni was at the crease. That is why it is said that one should not take anything for granted in online betting.
Here is a new match and new opportunities, both for the players and those involved in online betting.
Preview – India
India’s batting looks a bit top-heavy at the moment. If the opposition bowlers can get Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane out cheaply, as New Zealand managed in Delhi, they can exert pressure to an inexperienced middle order. If Suresh Raina recovers completely from illness and finds form straight away, this problem will be solved. MS Dhoni’s aura of being an impeccable finisher is fast fading.
The Indian bowlers have managed to punch above their weight in both the matches. But there is a danger that they could be taken to the cleaners by the Kiwi big hitters in Mohali where the ball comes to the bat nicely and the pitches have a nice hittable bounce.
Preview – New Zealand
New Zealand will want to build on the win in the second ODI. This was their first win of the tour. Williamson’s return to form is a boost. But the rest of the batsmen too have to rise to the occasion. R. Ashwin and R. Jadeja are likely to come back to the team for the fourth and fifth ODIs. This is a good, and perhaps the last, chance for the out-of-form Kiwi batsmen to find their touch.
India have won eight of the 13 ODI matches they played at this venue. Interestingly, all their losses at this venue have come against Australia and Pakistan. Expect a high-scoring contest. And expect India bounce back and act accordingly