Moon Cricket – ODI series – SA v ENG, NZ v AUS



ODI Series – South Africa v England Game 2

Hales and Butler see England to victory


Economical bowling and fine knocks from Alex Hales and Jos Butler helped England take a 2-0 lead in their one day series at Port Elizabeth. South Africa batted first with AB De Villers top scoring with 73, England’s bowling kept the runs down however with Reece Topley taking 4 wickets plus Adil Rasheed and Moeen Ali bowling a full 10 overs going for less than five runs an over restricting South Africa to 262-7 off the 50 overs

The Africans never had enough runs on the board and a well paced 99 from opener Alex Hales led England to a strong position. When he finally fell just short of his century it was left to Jos Bulter with 42 not out and Moeen Ali supporting with 21 Not Out to see England home with 22 balls to spare. Kyle Abbott took 3 wickets for South Africa but they simply did not have enough runs on the board and after losing the test series, look to be facing defeat in the ODI series as well being two down with three to play.

ODI Series – New Zealand v Australia Game 2

Warner and Marsh chase down 283 to set up decider


Australia hit back in their one day series with New Zealand winning the second game in Wellington to set up a decider. New Zealand batting first saw a lot of batsman get in but nobody kicked on to a big score. Kane Williamson top scored with 60 and Michell Santner has a good game with bat and ball scoring 45 Not Out to see New Zealand finish on 281-9. Josh Hazelwood took three wickets and was the best of a strong performing bowling unit.

In reply despite Santner taking 3 wickets to try and keep some pressure on, an opening partnership of 122 between David Warner and Usman Khawaja put Austrlaia in a strong position the never relinquished. Khawaja hit 50 and Warner went on to fall short of a century with 98. A fine 69 Not Out from Mitchell Marsh rammed home the advantage and ensured Australia got home with 21 balls left. The two best One Day sides in the world now head to a 3rd and deciding game in Hamilton on Monday (Australian time)




ODI Game 2 – At ST George’s Park, Port Elizabeth

South Africa v England

South Africa – 262/7 50 Overs – (De Villiers 73, Du Plessis 46, Topley 4-50)

England – 263/5 46.2 Overs – (Hales 99, Butler 48*, Abbott 3-58)

England win by 5 WicketsEngland lead the series 2-0

Star Man

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Alex Hales (England)

ODI Game 2 – At The Westpac Stadium, Wellington

New Zealand v Australia

New Zealand – 281/9 50 Overs – (Williamson 60, Santner 45* Hazelwood 3-61)

Australia – 283/6 46.3 Overs – (Warner 98, Marsh 69*, Khawaja 50, Santner 3-47) 

Australia win by 4 Wickets – Series Tied 1-1

Star Man

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – David Warner (Australia)



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