Southampton. England cricket team defeated New Zealand cricket team by 79 runs in the second ODI match and currently level the 4-match series at 1-1. Due to rain interruption, this match was played in 34-34 overs, in which England, playing first, scored 226/7 thanks to the innings of Liam Livingstone (95*). In reply, New Zealand team could score only 147 runs after losing all the wickets.
Batting first, England lost 5 wickets till the score was just 55 runs. After this Livingstone played a good innings. Apart from him, Sam Curran in the lower order played an inning of 42 runs and took the team to a good score. In reply, the Kiwi team lost its 3 wickets for 55 runs. Even after this the team lost wickets at regular intervals. Meanwhile, Daryl Mitchell scored a half-century (57), which was insufficient for victory.
Livingstone, who came to bat in the middle order, completed the third half-century of his ODI career in 47 balls. He made a partnership of 48 runs with Moeen Ali (33) for the sixth wicket and took the team’s score beyond 100. After this, he made a partnership of 112 runs with Curran (42). He scored unbeaten 95 runs in 78 balls and took the team to a good score.
Boult, who returned to ODI international, got Jonny Bairstow (6) caught out by Mitchell Santner in his second over. He did not even give the experienced Joe Root a chance to open his account in the same over. After this, he gave a bad start to the opposition team by taking the wicket of Ben Stokes (1). The English batsmen had no answer to his speed and swing. He took a total of 3 wickets while giving 37 runs in his 6 overs.
Mitchell scored the third half-century of his ODI career. He played an inning of 57 runs in 52 balls with the help of 6 fours and 1 six. He was out on Moeen’s ball.