England’s fielding restricts New Zealand to 223

Sports Desk, Arfin Shobuz, Staff Reporter, Dhaka Office: Alltimenews.com:- England’s fielding restricts New Zealand to 223, An all-round attempt on the sector by using England – disciplined bowling complemented through awesome catching and ground fielding – helped the visitors limit New Zealand to 223 within the second One Day International at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday (February 28), reviews Cricbuzz.

Despite a fifty on the pinnacle by way of Martin Guptill, England struck at everyday periods to leave New Zealand reeling at 147 for 8 at one level. However, way to an unbeaten 63 down the order by way of Mitchell Santner and his 69-run stand for the ninth wicket with Lockie Ferguson, the hosts controlled to complete with a two hundred-plus overall.

On a pitch that was expected to assist the bowlers inside the preliminary degrees, England’s selection to bowl first changed into vindicated.

But the early wickets that came had extra to do with the New Zealand batsmen’s shot selection than the bowlers’ competencies themselves.
Colin Munro decided to move after a extensive, length shipping and ended up edging the ball to the ‘keeper. Mark Chapman, playing his maiden ODI for New Zealand – covered within the XI as a alternative for Kane Williamson – mis-timed a pull and saw David Willey maintain on to a quality seize running backwards. Chris Woakes took every of the first two wickets to fall.

While Guptill managed to preserve the scorecard ticking with well timed limitations, together with singles and twos, Ross Taylor got off to any other watchful begin as he struggled to rotate the strike. Unlike the previous sport, while he made up for a sedate start with a crucial century, his outing got here to a premature stop thanks to a great piece of fielding through Willey which resulted in Taylor’s run out. Guptill went on to check in his 34th ODI fifty however England’s superb ground fielding and catching brought about a mid-innings collapse.

After both Guptill and Henry Nicholls have become victims of fantastic diving catches by means of Jason Roy, Zealand controlled to get a flow on thru Colin de Grandhomme, who began with the aid of taking the attack to Stokes at the same time as Tom Latham turned into happy to play 2d mess around at the opposite end.

However, the promising partnership became reduce brief whilst Latham’s tried scale down off Moeen Ali grew to become out to be any other negative execution of a shot. De Grandhomme persevered to find the limits till he determined to tackle Jonny Bairstow’s arm and paid for it.

Tim Southee, the stand-in skipper for cutting-edge sport, additionally made the equal mistake, simplest the fielder changed into Ben Stokes this time.

While England would have hoped to clean up New Zealand’s tail, Santner frustrated the site visitors together with his cussed batting. While he turned into doing the general public of the boundary scoring, Ferguson, blanketed within the XI in region of Ish Sodhi, was happy to rotate the strike in a critical 1/2-century partnership.

The forty eighth over became the most worthwhile one for the hosts as Ferguson managed a six off Curran to assist New Zealand past two hundred, followed through a six and a 4 for Santner which helped him bring up his maiden ODI fifty. Stokes managed to push aside Ferguson in the penultimate over earlier than Trent Boult become the fourth to be run out within the innings as New Zealand’s innings came to an end with two deliveries final.


Sports Desk, Alltimenews.com