New Zealand vs England 2nd ODI Highlights – Feb 28, 2018, ENG v NZ highlights today – Second one day international from Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui (New Zealand) Wednesday 28th February 2018. England had not played any one day international at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui cricket ground in cricket history, which means today’s match will be their first match at this venue. The highest total of the venue is 294/5 scored by the home team in 2016 against Sri Lanka. In the last ODI between England and New Zealand, New Zealand almost lost that match but eighth number New Zealand all-rounder MJ Santner gave a huge victory to his team by scoring 45 runs off 27 balls not out and New Zealand won by 3 wickets (with 4 balls remaining). He smashed four 6s and two boundaries in his innings.
New Zealand team/playing XI
1 Martin Guptill, 2 Colin Munro, 3 Mark Chapman, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 Henry Nicholls, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Tim Southee (capt), 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Trent Boult.
England team/playing XI
1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Tom Curran, 11 David Willey/Craig Overton.
Highlights will be available after end of the play.
Match Timings: 14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30 Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Chris Woakes said there was more grass on the surface than in Hamilton which could mean a little more pace and carry for the quicks. Earlier this season New Zealand made 243 for 5 in a T20 against West Indies. The forecast has improved with just the small chance of an evening shower. Craig Overton could come into the mix for an ODI debut if England wants to change the dynamic of their pace attack. David Willey bowled well with the new ball in Hamilton but was not used again in the innings.
New Zealand have been dealt a blow with Williamson a doubt. Mark Chapman has been called up as cover and there may also be a batting reshuffle. Tim Southee would take on the captaincy. Hesson said that Ish Sodhi was preferred for the first ODI on the strength of his bowling, ahead of the more all-round option of Todd Astle. Therefore, if two spinners are again needed logic would suggest Sodhi, although somewhat expensive in Hamilton, will get another crack. If the extra pace is wanted, Lockie Ferguson is an option.
England tour of New Zealand 2nd ODI (D/N) Highlights
Umpires – Wayne Knights, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Rod Tucker
TV Umpires –
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Shaun Haig
Match number – ODI no. 3981