Result
2nd ODI (D/N), Mount Maunganui, Feb 28 2018, England tour of Australia and New Zealand
223
(37.5/50 ov, target 224)
225/4
England won by 6 wickets (with 73 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
England
1y
• The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Stokes stars in England's domineering win

Ben Stokes produced a starring all-round performance in his second match back in the England fold to help level the ODI series

Match centre 
Scorer: @Cricket_Lama
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
New Zealand223(49.4 overs)
England225/4(37.5 overs)
Ben Stokes*63 (74)
Eoin Morgan62 (63)

8.50pm England have made that score look woefully under par. So much so that even 300 may not have been enough on this surface. They level the series with a six-wicket rout of New Zealand in Mount Maunganui. Very rarely will you see a game that has been dominated from start to finish by a visiting side in New Zealand, but England were today. New Zealand's nine-game ODI winning streak snaps. There was some doubt after Root picked out de Grandhomme, but Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes struck rapid fifties to snuff out any hope that New Zealand had.

New Zealand were disciplined as always with the ball, their bowling wasn't shabby at all, but they just did not have a good afternoon with the bat. In the end, that's all this game comes down to. We now move to Wellington for the third ODI, a pivotal game in the context of the series. That's it from us then, night!

Ben Stokes is the Man of the Match, in his second back back to the England ODI team: "We wanted to comeback after the first game, we stepped that intensity up in this game. Good to get some time out in the middle. Good to get out here, train and implement it in the games, hopefully that's a stepping stone. Can be tough on the body (training before the game). We keep our chat about the game short and sharp. We showed how good a fielding side we are tonight."

Tim Southee: "We scraped through to something, but never easy when you hand the opposition four run-outs. The effort from the bowlers was top draw. Hard to get away again. We needed wickets, a couple, it was game on, but we couldn't keep getting wickets through the middle. A decent surface, we were left light. Nothing changes to our preparation, we have done it all summer. Taylor will be assessed in the next couple of days.

Eoin Morgan: "We raised our intensity, the tone was set with the ball. As good a fielding performance as we could have hoped for. With the wind, it reminded us of playing in West Indies, we try to use that as an extra fielder. A good surface to field on, the bowlers created the pressure. Slowly building momentum in this series. Ben's a big character, he lifts everyone in the squad"

37.5
6
Santner to Buttler, SIX runs
that's the game! England level the series. Santner drops short, around off, Buttler rocks back and pulls, deposits the ball into the grass banks over midwicket.
37.4
1
Santner to Stokes, 1 run
full down leg, another nudge through square leg. Stokes does not want to get out
37.3
1
Santner to Buttler, 1 run
79 kph, shortish on leg, worked away to square leg
37.2
Santner to Buttler, no run
flat down leg, Buttler misses a flick, may have clipped the thigh pad to Latham
37.1
1
Santner to Stokes, 1 run
lots of flight on leg, driven to mid-on, who is on the edge of the circle. The fielder is on the edge to elicit a big hit from Stokes.
end of over 375 runs
ENG: 216/4CRR: 5.83 • RRR: 0.61 • Need 8 from 12.1ov
Jos Buttler29 (17)
Ben Stokes61 (72)
Colin Munro5-0-23-1
Tim Southee7-0-55-0
36.6
Munro to Buttler, no run
99 kph, a slower ball outside off, driven away to cover.

8 to win

36.5
1
Munro to Stokes, 1 run
good length down leg, punched away to long-on from the crease
36.4
Munro to Stokes, no run
on middle and leg, clipped to midwicket
36.3
4
Munro to Stokes, FOUR runs
full and wide outside, Stokes backs away and nails a cover drive to the right of cover. Sublime timing
36.2
Munro to Stokes, no run
worked away towards short fine leg
36.1
Munro to Stokes, no run
good length outside off, swatted to mid-off
end of over 3617 runs
ENG: 211/4CRR: 5.86 • RRR: 0.92 • Need 13 from 12.1ov
Jos Buttler29 (16)
Ben Stokes56 (67)
Tim Southee7-0-55-0
Colin Munro4-0-18-1
35.6
4
Southee to Buttler, FOUR runs
crashed for four. That's magnificent power. Short again, Buttler nails this behind square again. Flat and fast, no chance
35.5
6
Southee to Buttler, SIX runs
that's a NZD 50,000 catch! The catching continues to be mighty impressive today. A bouncer around off, Buttler top-edges the pull and clears fine leg. The man, in the brown-clad shirt, takes a lovely, well-judged reverse-cupped catch
35.4
4
Southee to Buttler, FOUR runs
oh he's found the gap. Shuffles across, Southee digs this in, short outside off. He swivels on a pull and finds the gap behind square, between fine leg and square leg.
35.3
Southee to Buttler, no run
good length outside off, head over the ball as Buttler defends
35.2
2
Southee to Buttler, 2 runs
full outside off, Buttler gets right across and nudges the ball into the gap at backward square leg for a couple.
35.1
1
Southee to Stokes, 1 run
full and wide from Southee, 128 kph, a thick outside edge races down to third man
end of over 353 runs
ENG: 194/4CRR: 5.54 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 30 from 12.1ov
Ben Stokes55 (66)
Jos Buttler13 (11)
Colin Munro4-0-18-1
Lockie Ferguson8-0-48-1
34.6
1
Munro to Stokes, 1 run
108 kph, length around off, pushed to long-on
Best performances - batsmen
MJ Santner
63 runs (52)
6 fours
1 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
cut shot
11 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
14442271110
BA Stokes
63 runs (74)
7 fours
1 sixes
Control93%
Productive shot
pull
20 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
10116209610
Best performances - bowlers
MM Ali
O
10
M
0
R
33
W
2
Eco
3.30
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
CR Woakes
O
7.4
M
1
R
42
W
2
Eco
5.47
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
TossEngland , elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia and New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Ben Stokes
Series result5-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 3981
Season2017/18
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30 Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days28 February 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Rod Tucker
Wayne Knights
TV Umpire
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Reserve Umpire
Shaun Haig
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle