New Zealand seal series with 86-run win over England in 2nd ODI

Mitchell McClenaghan was the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand claiming three wickets for 35 runs © Getty Images

Southampton: Jun 2, 2013
 
Brendon McCullum and Co. pocketed the three-match ODI series as they defeated England by 86 runs in the second One-Day International at Southampton.
 
Guptill’s marvelous innings of 189 not out had set the momentum for the victory as England batsmen failed to capitalise on their starts in the daunting chase.
 
The openers got off to a formidable start with fifty runs in eight overs before skipper Alastair Cook was bowled by Kyle Mills for 34. Bell too found himself walking back after he failed to clear mid-off in the 11th over.
 
A 58-run partnership between Joe Root and Jonathan Trott stabilised the run-chase before Root went for a casual hoick over long-on. With Eoin Morgan’s wicket on 166, and another 190 needed in just over 20 overs, the game was slowly slipping away from the hosts.
 
Trott was the only batsman who put up a fight but it was too much to ask for the batsman to overcome the daunting target single-handedly.
 
New Zealand managed to inflict damage at regular intervals with the wicket of Jos Butler, Chris Woakes and Tim Bresnan.
 
James Anderson hung on with Trott to stitch a 47-run partnership. Trott in the meanwhile completed his ton and remained unbeaten on 109 as England were bowled out for 273.
 
Earlier, Guptill’s 189 off 155 deliveries ensured New Zealand reached a competitive total. After Luke Ronchi fell for two off James Anderson, Guptill forged an important alliance of 120 along with Kane Williamson. Williamson scored 55 off 63 balls before being cleaned up by Graeme Swann. The New Zealand No 3 was hoodwinked by a spinning short delivery which he tried to hit hard and was foxed by the lack the speed of the delivery which was a tad slow.
 
Brendon McCullum scored 40 off 19 balls and alongwith Guptill the duo added 118 off 50 balls for the fourth wicket. This was after Taylor-Guptill alliance of 109 for the third wicket.
 
Anderson was pick of the bowlers picking up two wickets for 65. Dernbach conceded 87 off his 10 overs.
 
Guptill went past the highest individual score in Southampton going past Hashim Amla’s score of 150 scored last year.
 
Brief scores:
 
New Zealand 359 for 3 in 50 overs (Martin Guptill 189*, Ross Taylor 60; James Anderson 2 for 65) beat England 273 all out in 44.1 overs (Jonathan Trott 109*, Alastair Cook 34; Mitchell McClenaghan 3 for 35, Kane Williamson 2 for 25) by 86 runs.
 
Man of the Match: Martin Guptill

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