Ross Taylor's half-century came off 56 deliveries including six boundaries along with a strike rate of 84.09 © Getty Images
Ross Taylor’s half-century came off 56 deliveries including six boundaries along with a strike rate of 84.09 © Getty Images

New Zealand batsmen, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor are playing beautifully and have kept New Zealand in total control so far, during their chase against hosts, England, in the third of the five-match ODI series at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Sunday. Ross Taylor too scored his 32nd ODI half-century that came off 56 deliveries including six boundaries along with a strike rate of 84.09. Currently, New Zealand are 187 for the loss of two wickets in 30 overs with Kane Williamson on 95 and Ross Taylor on 74. SCORECARD: England vs New Zealand 2015, 3rd ODI at Southampton

This was also the highest ever partnership for New Zealand against England in the ODIs and also the highest third wicket partnership for New Zealand in the ODIs:

Batsmen W R I Opposition Ground Date
Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson 3 206 2 v England Southampton 14-Jun-15
Brendon McCullum, Jesse Ryder 1 165* 2 v England Hamilton 12-Feb-08
Martin CroweGeoffrey Howarth 3 160 2 v England Auckland 25-Feb-84
Bruce Edgar, Glenn Turner 1 152 1 v England Wellington 23-Feb-83
Jacob Oram, Scott Styris 5 138* 2 v England Gros Islet 16-Mar-07

This was also the highest third wicket partnership in ODIs at The Rose Bowl:

Batsmen W R I Opposition Ground Date
Ross TaylorKane Williamson (NZ) 3 206 2 vs England Southampton 14-Jun-15
Mohammad Yousuf,Younis Khan (Pak) 3 167 2 vs England Southampton 05-Sep-06
Michael ClarkeCameron White (Aus) 3 143 2 vs England Southampton 09-Sep-09
Jacques RudolphGraeme Smith (SA) 3 137 2 vs Zimbabwe Southampton 10-Jul-03
Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor (NZ) 3 109 1 vs England Southampton 02-Jun-13

Earlier, England skipper, Morgan won the toss and elected to bat first as England were bowled out for 302. David Willey and Mark Wood made their way in to the squad for England, while New Zealand too made a couple of changes in the form of Wheeler for Trent Boult and Matt Henry for Nathan McCullum. UPDATES: England vs New Zealand 2015, 3rd ODI at Southampton