NZ vs SA 2024, 2nd Test: Seddon Park Pitch Report, Hamilton Weather Forecast, Test Stats & Records | New Zealand vs South Africa


Tim Southee and Neil Brand

The highly anticipated final Test of the two-match series between New Zealand and South Africa will take place at the Seddon Park in Hamilton, commencing on Tuesday (February 13). With the hosts currently holding a commanding 1-0 lead after a dominant performance in the first Test at the Bay Oval, where they clinched victory by a resounding 281 runs margin, New Zealand will be eyeing a series whitewash of the visitors on their home soil.

On the flip side, the relatively inexperienced South African squad, captained by Neil Brand for the series, faces a formidable challenge to bounce back. Having been thoroughly outplayed in the opening encounter, the Proteas will be determined to bring their best to level the series and salvage pride.

Test Stats and Records at Seddon Park:

  • Total matches: 27
  • Matches won batting first: 9
  • Matches won bowling first: 10
  • Average first innings scores: 312
  • Average second innings scores: 328
  • Average third innings scores: 234
  • Average fourth innings scores: 168
  • Highest total recorded: 715/6 (163 Overs) by New Zealand vs Bangladesh
  • Lowest total recorded: 93/10 (43.3 Overs) by New Zealand vs Pakistan

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Seddon Park Pitch Report:

The surface at Seddon Park is known to offer substantial assistance to the bowlers, especially the seamers who are expected to exploit the conditions effectively, particularly with the new ball. The early stages of the match are likely to witness the bowlers enjoying significant movement and bounce. However, as the game progresses, the pitch is anticipated to become more batsman-friendly, providing an opportunity for the players to showcase their skills with the willow.

Hamilton Weather Forecast:

The weather forecast for the upcoming second Test at Seddon Park indicates clear conditions for the first four days, with no precipitation expected. However, on the final day, a slight chance of rain is predicted, with approximately 25% precipitation. The temperature during the match is anticipated to range between 27 to 29 degrees celsius, providing favourable playing conditions for both the teams.

New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Probable Playing XI:

New Zealand: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson, Rachin Ravindra, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee (c), Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell Santner Neil Wagner, Matt Henry.

South Africa: David Bedingham, Neil Brand, Ruan de Swardt, Keegan Petersen, Khaya Zondo, Raynard van Tonder, Clyde Fortuin, Dane Piedt, Duanne Olivier, Tshepo Moreki, Mihlali Mpongwana

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