Going into the One Day International (ODI) series, India were high on confidence after whitewashing New Zealand in the five-match Twenty-20 International (T20I) series.
But back-to-back defeats in the three-match series have brought the Virat Kohli-led side back to the reality. And they will be hoping to get back to the winning track in the last outing at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Saturday.
Though Virat Kohli has said that the ODIs in this calendar year, which will have T20 World Cup later and is also a part of the two-year-long World Test Championship, he will definitely be looking to avert the embarrassment of a series whitewash.
For New Zealand, three-match series was an opportunity for them to regain the lost glory after the humiliation in the shortest format. And they seem to have done exactly the same by outnumbering India in all departments.
IND vs NZ 2nd ODI: Pitch Report
The last match played at the Bay Oval was a T20I between the two same sides and the track had been on the slower side that day. Overall, the wicket in Mount Maunganui is batting friendly and one can expect a high scoring 50-overs contest.
IND vs NZ 2nd ODI: Weather Report
Much to the relief of the fans, there is no forecast of rain in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. The entire day is expected to be graced by bright sunshine and clear skies.
The temperature is likely to hover around 24-19 degree Celcius with very little or no wind all. The dew factor won’t play an influential role on a day which can have the humidity of 82 per cent.