ODI century number 4 for Devon Conway! Edging the team closer to victory in Cardiff 👏— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 8, 2023
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Daryl Mitchell joined Devon Conway, and together, they orchestrated an unbroken partnership worth a staggering 180 runs. This partnership was nothing short of a batting exhibition, as both players showcased sublime strokeplay.
Daryl Mitchell emerged as the aggressor in the partnership, launching seven sixes during his innings of 91 balls. This aggressive approach allowed Devon Conway to play his natural game, making the chase a smooth ride for the Kiwis.
On the other hand, England managed to post a par score of 291, but their innings lacked consistent momentum. If not for Liam Livingstone's rapid fifty towards the end, England's total would have been considerably lower.
Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes both contributed fifties, with the England captain scoring at a brisk pace. However, neither batsman could fully adapt to the two-paced pitch.
Jos Buttler and Liam Livingstone ensured that England reached a competitive total, but the Cardiff pitch improved as the innings progressed, as is often the case. Rachin Ravindra emerged as their standout bowler, claiming three crucial wickets to stifle England's scoring in the middle overs.
New Zealand's resounding triumph over England in this one-sided encounter serves as a bold statement to the cricketing world. The Kiwis have made it evident that they will be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming ODI World Cup.">