England delivered a commanding performance to secure a resounding victory over New Zealand in the fourth and final ODI of the four-match series at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground. The home team triumphed in the contest by a significant margin of 100 runs and clinched the leg (3-1)
England’s innings and Dawid Malan’s brilliant ton
Winning the toss and opting to bat first, England laid the foundation for their imposing total of 311/9 in their allotted 50 overs. The standout performer of the innings was the prolific Dawid Malan, who showcased his class with a masterful century. Malan’s knock of 127 runs off 114 deliveries included a remarkable 14 fours and three sixes, leaving a lasting impression on the match.
Jos Buttler also contributed a vital 36 runs from 31 balls, while other notable contributions came from Joe Root, Liam Livingstone, and Sam Curran. England’s batting lineup displayed resilience and flair, enabling them to post a challenging 312-run target for New Zealand.
Despite facing a formidable English batting lineup, the Kiwi bowlers displayed determination and skill. Rachin Ravindra emerged as the standout performer among the New Zealand bowlers, snaring four crucial wickets for 60 runs in his allotted ten overs. The bowlers collectively toiled to contain the English onslaught.
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New Zealand innings
In reply, the Blackcaps struggled to build partnerships and were eventually bowled out for 211 in 38.2 overs. Rachin played a valiant knock, scoring 61 runs off 48 balls, featuring three fours and four sixes. However, his heroics weren’t enough to steer New Zealand to victory. Henry Nicholls contributed 41 runs from 48 balls, while no other Kiwi batter managed to make a significant impact.
Moeen Ali shines with the ball for England
England’s bowlers showcased remarkable discipline and teamwork, with Moeen Ali emerging as the pick of the bowlers, scalping four wickets, and David Willey providing valuable support by chipping in with one crucial wicket.
Ultimately, England emerged triumphant in a compelling showdown with an emphatic victory, clinching the match by a commanding margin of 100 runs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
The hosts seal victory at Lord’s by 100 runs 👏
— Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) September 15, 2023
From 0⃣-1⃣ down…
To a 3⃣-1⃣ series win 👏
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 15, 2023
Dawid Malan 🇬🇧 in ODIs 2023 so far:
59, 12, 118, 114*, 11, 0, 54, 96, 127 (today)
— Don Cricket 🏏 (@doncricket_) September 15, 2023
Fastest 1000 runs for England:
•In T20Is – Dawid Malan (24 inn).
•In ODIs – Dawid Malan (21 inns).
Dawid Malan created history – What a player! pic.twitter.com/12EV5dD7mY
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) September 15, 2023
A MASSIVE WIN AGAIN 🏴 pic.twitter.com/zDg4xQ4B8C
— England’s Barmy Army 🏴🎺 (@TheBarmyArmy) September 15, 2023
A fifth ODI hundred for Dawid Malan in just his 21st match. Five 50s in there as well. An exceptional conversion rate. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. A class player who’s vastly underrated. If England go deep in the World Cup, he’ll be a huge reason why #ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/jdDwFV9MaI
— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) September 15, 2023
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) September 16, 2023
No more Dawid Malan discourse please. The bloke is unreal in white ball cricket. It’s not if Malan misses out anymore, it’s who’s partnering him at the top of the order. Bairstow or Roy. Roystow needs breaking up unfortunately. #ENGvsNZ
— Michael Parker (@Parksy17) September 15, 2023
Dawid Malan in his last 8 ODIs –
59 (55) vs SA
12 (15) vs SA
118 (114) vs SA
114* (119) vs BAN
11 (19) vs BAN
0 (2) vs BAN
54 (53) vs NZ
96 (95) vs NZ
Why won’t he start in England’s starting XI in WC? pic.twitter.com/5SHHHdLOh1
— Rᴀɪᴋᴀᴛ (@OverMidWicket) September 13, 2023
Moeen Ali only the 2nd England spinner to 350 international wickets…
— Scott Button (@Scott_Button12) September 15, 2023
England cricket team for winning ODI series against New Zealand.
All The Best For Upcoming World Cup❤💪🔥
— Cricistan (@cricistan_12) September 15, 2023
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