Fast bowler Mark Wood (4/23) and leg-spinner Adil Rashid (3/18) bowled brilliantly as England beat New Zealand by 13 runs in their second warm-up match.
The England team, who came to bat after losing the toss, scored a challenging score of 163 for six in 20 overs, thanks to the brilliant innings of captain Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Sam Billings. In reply, New Zealand were all out for 150 in 19.2 overs and lost the match by 13 runs, although they were expected to lose by a huge margin at one point, but the lower order batsmen Ish Sodhi and Todd Astle batted brilliantly. Leading the team to this position in the match. Both batting in a fearless manner, shared a 47-run partnership for the tenth wicket. Sodhi scored 25 runs in 16 balls with the help of one four and two sixes and Astle scored 16 runs in 13 balls with the help of one six. Even though both could not win the match for the team, but impressed everyone.
For England, Mark Wood and Adil Rashid together took seven wickets. Wood took four for 23 in four overs, while Rashid took three wickets for 18 runs in three overs. Apart from this, Chris Woakes and Liam Livingstone took one wicket each. In batting, where captain Jos Buttler made 73 off 51 balls with the help of 11 fours and two sixes, Jonny Bairstow and Sam Billings scored 30 off 21 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes respectively and 17 balls with the help of three fours and one six. But scored 27 runs.