New Zealand start as favourites © Getty Images
New Zealand start as favourites © Getty Images

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Live cricket score: New Zealand 198 | Overs 30.1 | Lost by 210 runs

BATSMEN: Trent Boult 0(0)

It’s all over for New Zealand, they have been dismissed for 198, handing the hosts an authoritative 210 run win. It’s a real confidence booster for England as this is their highest ever win by margin of runs! New Zealand have been given a taste of their medicine this match, but they are likely to return with renewed vengeance, given Brendon McCullum’s attitude.

OUT! Mitchell McClenaghan 2(2) c Hales b Jordan

Live cricket score: New Zealand 185/6 | Overs 28 | Need 224 from 132 balls

BATSMEN: Ross Taylor 57(52)

Adil Rashid plucked two wickets in the 28th over, reducing New Zealand to 185 for six. Mitchell Santner was done in by extra bounce when he edged to first slip. Luke Ronchi wanted to attack the very first ball and completely missed the line of the ball.

OUT! Mitchell Santner 15(23) c Jordan b Rashid

OUT! Luke Ronchi 0(1) b Rashid


Live cricket score: New Zealand 160/4 | Overs 23 | Need 249 from 162 balls

BATSMEN: Mitchell Santner 0(0), Ross Taylor 50(46)

Ross Taylor gets to his half century with a couple of confident boundaries. However, the joy for New Zealand was short-lived as Grant Elliott was run out a couple of balls later. Debutant Mitchell Santner is out in the middle now.

RUN OUT! Grant Elliott 24 (27)

Live cricket score: New Zealand 141/3 | Overs 21 | Need 268 from 174 balls

BATSMEN: Grant Elliott 15(20), Ross Taylor 41(41)

Game is becoming increasingly one-sided as the New Zealand pair at the crease have failed to find right timing on a consistent basis. Bowlers have kept it tight, Adil Rashid has confused the batsmen on more than one occassion. Ross Taylor hit Liam Plunkett for a couple of boundaries in one over, but it’s been quiet otherwise.

Live cricket score: New Zealand 96/3 | Overs 14 | Need 313 from 216 balls

BATSMEN: Grant Elliott 0(0), Ross Taylor 15(19)

OUT! Kane Williamson has holed out to long on. Adil Rashid gets the important wicket Grant Elliott arrives at the crease now. Chance to spring a dramatic turn around subsiding for New Zealand all the time.

OUT! Kane Williamson 45(43) c Root b Rashid

Live cricket score: New Zealand 70/2 | Overs 10 | Need 339 from 240 balls

BATSMEN: Kane Williamson 28(30), Ross Taylor 6(8)

Once again, Kane Williamson is playing a gem here. Ross Taylor has settled down, but New Zealand have a long way to go. The current run rate is 7, but the asking rate is approaching 8.5…

Live cricket score: New Zealand 52/2 | Overs 6.3 | Need 357 from 261 balls

BATSMEN: Kane Williamson 16(17), Ross Taylor walks out

OUT! Martin Guptill c Jos Buttler b Steven Finn 22(18)!

Just when it seemed Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson had found their groove after Brendon McCullum’s early dismissal, Guptill tried one slog too many. He made room, tried to smash it over extra-cover, but only found an edge off Steven Finn; and Jos Buttler did the rest.

Live cricket score: New Zealand 37/1 | Overs 5 | Need 372 from 270 balls

BATSMEN: Martin Guptill 15(12), Kane Williamson 8(13)

Steven Finn and Chris Jordan have bowled well after the wicket of Brendon McCullum. There has been the occasional outburst, especially from Martin Guptill, but New Zealand need more if they want to chase down a monstrous 409. Guptill and Kane Williamson hold the key, along with Ross Taylor and Grant Elliott. Not only do they have to accelerate, but they also have to keep the wicket intact.

Live cricket score: New Zealand 11/1 | Overs 1 | Need 398 from 294 balls

BATSMEN: Martin Guptill 1(2), Kane Williamson has walked out

OUT! Brendon McCullum b Steven Finn 10(4)!

Steven Finn conceded a single to Martin Guptill off the second ball. Brendon McCullum survived a run out appeal, took over after that, smashing brutally past square-leg and extra-cover for consecutive boundaries. He stepped out off the last ball of the over, missed the line, and Finn hit timber. First blood!

Live cricket score: England 408/9 | Overs 50

Jason Roy 0(1) Alex Hales 20(20) Joe Root 104(78) Eoin Morgan 50(46) Ben Stokes 10(15) Jos Buttler 120(77) Sam Billings 3(6) Adil Rashid 69(50) Chris Jordan 2(4) Liam Plunkett 13*(3) Steven Finn 0*(2) Trent Boult 10-0-55-4 Matt Henry 10-0-73-4 Nathan McCullum 7-0-66-0 Mitchell McClenaghan 10-0-93-2 Grant Elliott 5-0-57-2 Mitchell Santner 8-0-64-1

An outstanding display of batting by the Englishmen. Joe Root, with some help from Eoin Morgan, set up the base. New Zealand sniffed a chance at 202 for 6, but that stand between Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid turned out to ominous. Trent Boult, with 4 for 55, was New Zealand’s sole face-saver. New Zealand will have their job cut out, but with Brendon McCullum & co. around, you cannot rule anything out.

Both men went for wild slogs, and could not time. Jordan holed out to short third-man while Rashid to deep mid-wicket after a fantastic innings. Liam Plunkett walked out and hit consecutive sixes off the first two balls he faced to take England past the 400-mark. This is the first time they have scored 400 in an ODI.

OUT! Chris Jordan c Trent Boult b Grant Elliott 2(4)!

OUT! Adil Rashid c Martin Guptill b Grant Elliott 69(50)!

Live cricket score: England 345/6 | Overs 45

BATSMEN: Adil Rashid 56(42)

OUT! Jos Buttler c Matt Henry b Mitchell McClenaghan 129(77)!

McClenaghan finally gets a consolation wicket. It was a short-pitched ball, and Buttler attempted what was a cross between a pull and a helicopter shot. The ball found the top edge, and Henry took an easy catch at mid-wicket. WHAT. AN. INNINGS. Chris Jordan walks out…

Live cricket score: England 345/6 | Overs 45

BATSMEN: Jos Buttler 105(68), Adil Rashid 46(36)

Things are looking ominous for New Zealand now. The last five overs have yielded 57. Jos Buttler raced to the second-fastest hundred by an Englishman (he holds the record for their fastest ODI ton as well), while Adil Rashid provided the perfect support. New Zealand’s bowling has been unimaginative, and their fielding way below their usual standards.

Live cricket score: England 288/6 | Overs 40

BATSMEN: Jos Buttler 61(48), Adil Rashid 36(26)

England make the most of the Batting Powerplay, 56. Jos Buttler, never losing his tempo, raced to his fifty off 42 balls. After Mitchell Santner conceded 19 off the 38th over, his namesake — McClenaghan — went for 12 in the 19th. With Buttler and Adil Rashid still there, a big score is on the cards.

Live cricket score: England 232/6 | Overs 35

BATSMEN: Jos Buttler 27(31), Adil Rashid 15(13)

Those quick wickets had sent England on the back-foot, but Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid have done a competent job so far. The flow of runs has not stopped, and the men are still around. It is extremely crucial that the pair hangs around till the 45th over or so. Here is the Batting Powerplay.

Live cricket score: England 202/6 | Overs 30

BATSMEN: Jos Buttler 12(14), Adil Rashid 0(0)

England are losing the plot thick and fast here! Stokes goes for a pull and gets an inside edge back on to his stumps! Boult takes his fourth victim of the day. So the Kiwi debutant Santner bowling to his English counterpart Sam Billings. OUT! Billings is LBW! Santner takes his maiden wicket!

OUT! Ben Stokes b Trent Boult 10 (15)!

OUT! Sam Billings LBW b Mitchell Santner 3(6)

Live cricket score: England 181/4 | Overs 25

BATSMEN: Ben Stokes 3(3), Jos Buttler 1(2)

AND HE’S GONE! New Zealand finally have the wicket they so desperately needed. Eoin Morgan has been snapped up LBW to Mitchell McClenaghan. But that doesn’t affect Joe Root, who scores a superb ton! This has been a wonderful knock from the Yorkshire man. OH HE’S GONE! What an anti-climactic ending to a sublime innings.

OUT! Eoin Morgan 50(46) LBW b Mitchell McClenaghan, Joe Root 104(78) c Luke Ronchi b Trent Boult

Live cricket score: England 139/2 | Overs 19

BATSMEN: Joe Root 75(56), Eoin Morgan 41(37)

Joe Root has got to a terrific half-century! This has been a top-class knock from him. He has accelerated as well, and is currently going at the rate of knotts. Meanwhile Morgan has played a couple of massive hits as well. Things are looking a bit tough for the Black Caps at the moment.

Live cricket score: England 91/2 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Joe Root 47(37), Eoin Morgan 23(20)

Joe Root continues to look in excellent nick, and Eoin Morgan has been quite superb as well. Both men have been aggressive, and have not let any of the Kiwi bowlers settle.

Live cricket score: England 50/2 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Joe Root 30(27), Eoin Morgan 0(0)

OH HE’S GONE! Trent Boult gets his man! That’s a big wicket, Hales was looking really threatening at the moment. Root is looking good, but new man Morgan will need to overcome his poor recent form.

OUT! Alex Hales 20(20) c Matt Henry Trent Boult

Live cricket score: England 35/1 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Alex Hales 13(12), Joe Root 22(17)

Matt Henry and Trent Boult are leaking a few runs. Nathan McCullum is the new man into the attack. Both Hales and Root are giving the ball a fair whack. There is some good cricket going on at the moment.

Live cricket score: England 8/1 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Alex Hales 3(1), Joe Root 5(4)

Trent Boult starts proceedings for the Black Caps. OH GONE! FIRST BALL! Jason Roy drives in the air, and he is snapped up by Martin Guptill. First blood, very early! Joe Root comes in to join Alex Hales. An eventful first over, eight runs and a wicket.

OUT! Jason Roy 0(1) c Martin Guptill b Trent Boult

New Zealand are playing with a black armband in honour of the late Peter Petherick, who passed away yesterday.

Toss: New Zealand win the toss and elect to bowl. Sam Billings and Mitchell Santner are making their debuts for England and New Zealand respectively.


England:  Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wk), Sam Billings, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Liam, Plunkett, Steven Finn.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum(c), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi(wk), Nathan McCullum, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan, Trent Boult.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the first One-Day International (ODI) between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on Tuesday. While England were the favoured side at the start of the Test series, New Zealand enjoy that tag in the ODIs. New Zealand’s now-trademark aggression will stand them in good stead against a new-look English side that is yet to find its feet.

All eyes will be on the likes of Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill at the top, who did not do much with the bat in the Test series. Though Kane Williamson scored a tremendous century at Lord’s, but he fumbled a bit since, while Ross Taylor did little of note. However, Luke Ronchi and Tom Latham did well in the second Test, though the latter might find it tough to break into what looks like a set line-up. The inclusion of Grant Elliott will further bolster the batting.

On the bowling front, England might find their pickings a bit on the slim side in the absence of James Anderson and Stuart Broad. Liam Plunkett, Steven Finn, and Chris Jordan will need to step up. For New Zealand though, Trent Boult and Tim Southee along with Matt Henry and Mitchell McClenaghan ought to be more than a handful. READ: Resting Anderson, Broad, Bell can work in England’s favour ahead of The Ashes 2015

On paper, the Black Caps are the clear favourites despite the alien conditions. McCullum has led the side with tremendous charisma in recent times, and will look to continue the upward swing New Zealand have enjoyed. England will need to raise their game a couple of notches if they are to have any hope of beating New Zealand.


England: Eoin Morgan (c), Alex Hales, Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, James Taylor, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Steven Finn, Liam Plunkett, Sam Billings, David Willey.

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (c), Martin Guptill, Luke Ronchi (wk), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Mitchell Santner, Ben Wheeler.

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