New Zealand beat England in 2nd ODI, level series

New Zealand beat England by 13 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method to win the second one-day international at The Oval on Friday and leave the five-match series all square at 1-1.

New Zealand piled up 398 for five — the highest total England had conceded at this level — with Ross Taylor (119 not out) and Kane Williamson (93) putting on 121 for the third wicket.

England, who had themselves compiled a national record 408 for nine in a 210-run win in the series opener at Edgbaston on Tuesday by 210 runs, saw skipper Eoin Morgan make a quickfire 88.

But with England 345 for seven, rain stopped play.

When the match resumed, England needed 34 to win off 13 balls to reach a revised target of 379 in 46 overs and this proved just beyond them as they finished on 365 for nine.

The series continues at Southampton on Sunday.

Brief scores

New Zealand 398-5, 50 overs (R Taylor 119 no, K Williamson 93, M Guptill 50)

England 365-9, 46 overs (E Morgan 88, A Hales 54; N McCullum 3-86)

Result: New Zealand won by 13 runs (D/L method)

Series: Five-match series level at 1-1


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