Date: November 1 2023
Time: 02:00 PM IST
Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune
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The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will see an entertaining encounter between New Zealand and South Africa. Playing at the MCA stadium in Pune, both teams will eye for the win as the race for the semi-finals is heating up. Ahead of this fixture, South Africa crawled to a thrilling one-wicket win against Pakistan. While New Zealand fell short in a thriller of their own against Australia and suffered a five-run loss.
New Zealand has a better chance to win the toss as they have won more tosses so far in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 in comparison to South Africa.
The roaring South African seem to be the favourites in this fixture based on their recent form and their previous win against a tough Pakistan bowling attack. The win against the Men in Green also saw the Proteas complete their first successful chase of the tournament. Temba Bavuma’s South Africa has excelled across departments while the winning momentum will certainly give them the edge over New Zealand, who lost back-to-back games in the World Cup.
Predicted powerplay score and Average first innings total:
The MCA Stadium in Pune has always had great batting wickets and has supported teams with better spin-bowling attacks. The average 1st innings score is 300 in ODI games. At the same time, the predicted powerplay score is expected to be between 65 - 75.
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