The second One-Day International (ODI) of the New Zealand Tour of England 2023 unfolded at The Rose Bowl, where England locked horns with New Zealand. In a rain-curtailed encounter, England emerged victorious by a margin of 79 runs, showcasing their dominance in both batting and bowling departments.
England Innings: 226/7 (34 overs)
England’s innings witnessed a mixture of spectacular strokes and calculated partnerships. Liam Livingstone was the star of the show, scoring a magnificent 95 runs off 78 balls, anchoring the innings with 9 fours and 1 six. Jos Buttler (30 runs off 25) and Sam Curran (42 runs off 35) provided valuable contributions to propel England to a competitive total of 226-7.
However, New Zealand bowlers, led by Trent Boult (3 wickets for 37 runs) and Tim Southee (2 wickets for 65 runs), managed to keep England from posting an even more substantial total.
New Zealand Innings: 147/10 (26.5 overs)
Chasing a target of 227, New Zealand’s batting order faced a stern test from England’s bowlers. Daryl Mitchell (57 runs off 52) played a resilient innings, but the rest of the Kiwi batsmen struggled to build substantial partnerships. England’s bowlers put up a formidable performance, with Reece Topley (3 wickets for 27 runs) and David Willey (3 wickets for 34 runs) being the standout performers.
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Ultimately, the Blackcaps were bowled out for 147 in 26.5 overs, falling short of the target by 79 runs.
Player of the Match
Livingstone’s brilliant knock earned him the well-deserved ‘Player of the Match’ award.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Walked in at 55/5, took England to 226/7 in a 34-over game against 🇳🇿 with a blistering 95* (78) 🔥
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) September 10, 2023
Outstanding from Liam Livingstone. His highest ODI score of 95* helped rescue England from a precarious scenario in Southampton. From 55-5 to 226/7 in a 34 over match. Excellent support from Sam Curran. New Zealand will feel like they’ve let England get away here. #ENGvsNZ pic.twitter.com/Bolqm4jy3f
— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) September 10, 2023
🏴 ENGLAND WIN 🏴
— England’s Barmy Army 🏴🎺 (@TheBarmyArmy) September 10, 2023
Today’s Liam Livingstone is the one we all hoped to watch regularly since he broke onto the scene. Because he has given us doubts…
Please just do this consistently until the end of the WC 🙏
It’s a very big ask of course but he’s surely near his very destructive best today. pic.twitter.com/vUwtLw5Uax
— WG RumblePants (@WG_RumblePants) September 10, 2023
Battingல Liam Livingston…. Bowlingல Reece Topley Come Back… ! 🧘🏽♂️🧘🏽♂️🧘🏽♂️🧘🏽♂️ #ENGvsNZ
— Cricket Anand 🏏 (@cricanandha) September 10, 2023
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) September 10, 2023
Trent Boult returned to international cricket on his 100th ODI game after 1 year and took 3 wickets and bowled a maiden over. Boult has 2nd most wickets after 100 ODIs.
He’s the nightmare for top order batsmen for a reason. One of the Greatest bowlers of all time 🐐⚡ pic.twitter.com/ptv2msxeO0
— Shahbaz Sharif (@dvincentstrange) September 10, 2023
— 𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶.🏴 (@kohlifangirl178) September 10, 2023
England beat New Zealand by 79 runs in 2nd ODI match and now this series leveled with 1-1.
What a comeback by England in this match, At one point they was 55/5 and from then England won the match – Liam Livingstone the Hero for England…!!! pic.twitter.com/4lGWJUWe9r
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) September 10, 2023
ENGLAND WIN 🙌
A superb bowling display sees New Zealand bowled out for 147 🤝
Three wickets apiece for Reece Topley and David Willey 💥 pic.twitter.com/vM93G1SuGe
— The Ageas Bowl (@TheAgeasBowl) September 10, 2023
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) September 11, 2023
W . W . . .
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 10, 2023