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:

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