England cruised to an 8-wicket win with 14 balls to spare in the Second ODI against New Zealand at the McLean Park in Napier. The 3-match series is now leveled 1-1 with the decider to be played on the 23rd at Auckland.
Although New Zealand faltered in all departments of their game in the Tests against South Africa, it was their trepid batting that let them down in a big way. Scores of 47, 275, 121 and 211 won’t win you matches unless you have an extraordinary bowling line up, which the Kiwis do not possess.
In a shocking development, New Zealand Cricket has sacked Ross Taylor from Captaincy. Worse is that Ross Taylor has decided to skip New Zealand’s upcoming tour of South Africa! The New Zealand Cricket Board has named Brendon McCullum as the new Captain in all the three formats of the game.
Even the Englishmen shocked India with their spinners at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, in a neighbouring country a spirited New Zealand got the better of an underperforming Sri Lankans at the P Sara Oval in Colombo.
New Zealand are six wickets away from defeating Sri Lanka in the Second and Final Test at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. Needing 363 to win, Sri Lanka slipped to a disastrous 47 for 4 inside 16 overs before stumps on Day 4.
An unbeaten partnership between Kane Williamson and Skipper Ross Taylor has placed New Zealand in an impressive position of 223 for 2 in the opening day’s play of the second and final Test at the P Sara Oval in Colombo.