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Livingstone, England Beat New Zealand in 2nd ODI

Livingstone, England Beat New Zealand in 2nd ODI

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England recovered impressively from a challenging start of 8-3 after 4.2 overs, ultimately scoring 226-7. They then bowled out New Zealand for 147 runs, winning the second match of their one-day international series by a convincing margin of 79 runs in a rain-affected game on Sunday.

Liam Livingstone played a stellar innings of 95 not out from 78 balls, helping England achieve a competitive score. The match had to be shortened to 34 overs per team due to morning rain, causing a three-hour delay in the start.

New Zealand got off to a stunning start in the match, thanks to Trent Boult, who was playing his 100th ODI. He removed Jonny Bairstow (6), Joe Root (0), and Ben Stokes (1) early in the innings, putting England in a difficult situation. The final total didn’t seem attainable at that point.

In the tourists’ chase, only Daryl Mitchell managed to score 57 runs from 52 balls, and Will Young contributed 33 runs. These were the only two batsmen who scored more than 20 runs in the innings. The chase ended after just 26.5 overs, with David Willey and Reece Topley being England’s top bowlers, each picking up 3 wickets.

The four-match series is currently tied at 1-1 as they head into the third ODI at The Oval on Wednesday. New Zealand secured an eight-wicket victory in the opening match in Cardiff. Last week, the teams also ended their Twenty20 series in a 2-2 tie. Additionally, they are scheduled to face each other in the first match of the 50-over Cricket World Cup in India on October 5. In this World Cup match, England will be defending their title after a memorable victory over New Zealand in the epic 2019 final.


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Following Trent Boult’s impressive performance with 3 wickets for 37 runs, there was a soft dismissal of Harry Brook (2) due to a top-edge off Matt Henry’s bowling. This resulted in Liam Livingstone coming to the crease earlier than anticipated, with England struggling at 55-5. The wicket of Jos Buttler was taken by spinner Mitchell Santner as he dragged the ball onto his stumps after scoring a brisk 30 runs off 25 balls.

Liam Livingstone, known for his powerful hitting, played a crucial role in stabilizing the innings. He built important partnerships, adding 48 runs with Moeen Ali (33) and, most significantly, 112 runs with Sam Curran (42). This was Livingstone’s second consecutive fifty in the series, following his 52 off 40 balls in the first ODI, which was convincingly won by New Zealand on Friday.

Liam Livingstone reached his third ODI half-century in just 12 matches. He achieved this milestone with a pulled six off Matt Henry, which helped England surpass the 200-run mark. Earlier in the innings, it appeared that reaching 200 runs was a difficult task for England. In this innings, Livingstone struck nine boundaries in addition to that one six, marking his longest innings in any format since 2019.

In New Zealand’s reply, David Willey made an early breakthrough with just the second ball of their innings. He managed to deceive Finn Allen, who was one of three changes in the Black Caps’ lineup, and knocked back the middle stump. Devon Conway, who was an unbeaten centurion in the previous match in Cardiff, struggled to find his form, scoring a scratchy 14 runs before playing a loose drive and edging the ball behind to provide Gus Atkinson with his maiden ODI wicket.

Daryl Mitchell successfully challenged an LBW decision that initially had him given out for zero. However, Will Young’s innings was abruptly halted by a direct hit from David Willey, resulting in a run-out. Reece Topley, after delivering a tight opening spell of five overs, broke a 56-run partnership between Mitchell and New Zealand’s captain, Tom Latham (19). Latham, uncertainly poking his bat, edged the ball behind to Jos Buttler.

Reece Topley, who had just claimed his first wicket in five ODIs, quickly turned the game in England’s favor. In his next over, he managed to grab a return catch off Glenn Phillips, and then Tom Latham Ravindra, who offered a loose shot, resulting in a catch at slip just two balls later.

Daryl Mitchell continued to play aggressively, much like he did in the previous match at Sophia Gardens. He reached his fifty at a rate of more than one run per ball and even smashed a six by launching Moeen Ali back over his head.

However, his promising innings was cut short when he mishit a full toss to mid-off from Ali’s very next delivery. With Mitchell’s departure, New Zealand’s hopes dwindled, and David Willey took the last two wickets in quick succession to seal the victory for England.


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