England beat New Zealand by 79 runs in the second ODI. New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl at the Rose Bowl ground in Southampton. In a 34-34 lead due to rain, England scored 226 runs for 7 wickets in the first innings. In reply, the New Zealand team was all out after scoring 147 runs in 26.5 overs.
Liam Livingstone, who played an unbeaten innings of 95 runs off 78 balls from England, was the player of the match. He made England cross 200 runs by making a century partnership with Sam Curran.
Bad start for England, losing 4 wickets for 28 runs
The England team, who batted first after losing the toss, had a poor start. The team lost by 3 wickets with a score of 8 runs. Jonny Bairstow was out after scoring 6 runs and Ben Stokes was out after scoring one run, while Joe Root could not even open the account. All three wickets were taken by left arm pacer Trent Boult, who returned after a long time. With a score of 28 runs, Harry Brook also became a victim of Matt Henry after scoring 2 runs.
The Curan-Livingstone partnership in the century exceeds 200
Captain Jos Buttler, who came in to bat at number-5, scored 30 runs quickly, but he too lost to Mitchell Santner. After that, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone took over the team by making a partnership of 48 runs when Moeen also became a victim of Tim Southee after scoring 33 runs.
Sam Curran, who followed Moeen, easily scored 42 runs in 35 balls. He also made a partnership of 112 runs with Livingstone and took the team’s score past 200 runs.
Livingstone remained absent at 95
Sam Curran did not score 42 runs. After him David Willey scored 7 runs in 2 balls. Along with him, Livingstone also remained absent after scoring 95 runs in 78 balls. The team scored 226 runs for 7 wickets in 34 overs and took England to a respectable score.
Apart from Boult, Tim Southee took 2 wickets from New Zealand. Meanwhile Matt Henry and Mitchell Santner got 1-1 wickets.
New Zealand’s innings from here…
New Zealand also had a poor start
The New Zealand team, which came chasing a target of 227 runs in 34 overs, had a poor start. The team lost the wicket of Finn Allen in the very first over. Finn can’t even open his account. After him, Devon Conway and Will Young took over the innings, but Conway also walked after scoring 14 runs.
Young was also run out after Conway’s wicket. Young scored 33 runs and the team lost 3 wickets for 55 runs.
Latham-Mitchell took over
After losing early wickets, captain Tom Latham put together a 56-run partnership with Daryl Mitchell. Latham fell victim to Reece Topley after scoring 19 runs and breaking the fifty partnership between the two. After losing the fourth wicket with a score of 111, New Zealand also lost the sixth wicket with a score of 123 runs. Glenn Phillips is out after scoring 2 runs and Rachin Ravindra is out after scoring 4 runs. Reece Topley took all three wickets.
Mitchell from after making fifty
After making a fifty partnership with Latham, Daryl Mitchell completed his fifty. But he was also caught while trying to play a full toss ball by Moeen Ali at mid-wicket. Mitchell scored 57 runs. After Mitchell, Moeen Ali also got Mitchell Santner. Santner could only score 4 runs.
Willie also took 3 wickets
After losing the wicket of Santner in the score of 140 runs, New Zealand lost 2 wickets in the next 7 runs. David Willey, who brought success in the first over, took two wickets. The New Zealand team was helpless after scoring 147 runs and lost the match by 79 runs in the DLS method.
Willey and Topley took 3-3 wickets from England. While Moeen Ali took 2 wickets and Gus Atkinson took one wicket. Also struck out a batter.
Third ODI on 13 September
With the win in the second ODI, England leveled the 4 ODI series at 1-1. New Zealand won the first ODI by 8 wickets. The third ODI will be played on September 13 at The Oval ground from 5 pm Indian time. The 4-match T-20 series between the two teams is tied at 2-2.