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The action between England and New Zealand continues, with the fourth one-dayer scheduled to be held at Nottingham on June 17. It was another fantastic day of cricket, with more than 600 runs being scored and 17 wickets falling in the match. Do stay tuned to our website for more coverage of the sport from around the world. Good night!

Player of the Match: Kane Williamson (118 off 113 balls)

Live cricket score: New Zealand 306/7 | Overs 49

Ben Wheeler 3(6), Tim Southee 5(3)

And Ronchi smashes Root for a six towards square-leg, which should pretty much seal the deal for the Black Caps! New Zealand need a comfortable three to win with 12 balls left at the end of 48 overs. OUT! Luke Ronchi gets a top-edge while attempting to smash the first ball of the following over by Stokes, and gets caught by Jason Roy at backward point. Nervous times follow as Tim Southee and Ben Wheeler exchange a couple of singles. In the end, Southee smashes the final ball of the 49th over towards deep cover to seal the deal and for New Zealand to gain a 2-1 series lead! Read the match report of the 3rd ODI between England and New Zealand here.

OUT! Luke Ronchi c Jason Roy b Ben Stokes 13(14)

Live cricket score: New Zealand 291/6 | Overs 47

Luke Ronchi 6(9), Ben Wheeler 0(2)

Mark Wood comes in to bowl his final over of the match, and bowls a rather tight over as he concedes a solitary run off it. Luke Ronchi is cautious in his approach, as he intends to see Mark Wood off. England have limited bowling options henceforth, with the main bowlers having finished their quotas. New Zealand need 12 to win from 18 balls.

Live cricket score: New Zealand 290/6 | Overs 46

Luke Ronchi 5(4), Ben Wheeler 0(1)

And Ross Taylor finally departs after scoring a fine 110 off 123 balls, departing after getting a thick inside-edge onto his stumps off the bowling of David Willey! New Zealand are still in reach though, needing 13 to win from 24 at the end of 46 overs. New Zealand need 13 to win from 24 balls.

OUT! Ross Taylor b David Willey 110(123)

Live cricket score: New Zealand 288/5 | Overs 45

Ross Taylor 109(119), Luke Ronchi 4(3)

The Kiwis are ambling their way towards the target, with the target comfortably in reach as of now. Mitchell Santner eventually opens up with the attack, hitting consecutive boundaries in the 44th over, with the second one being despatched towards the extra-cover with ease. David Willey concedes five wides off the final delivery of the over. Santner welcomes Stokes to the crease in the following over with a pull towards square-leg for a four! And New Zealand lose their fifth wicket with 19 runs needed to win off 33 balls, as Santner edges a full-pitched delivery to the slips, where Root holds on to the catch. New Zealand will not worry as yet though, with only 19 left to win and Taylor still at the crease, only this time with the hard-hitting Ronchi. New Zealand need 15 to win from 30 balls.

OUT! Mitchell Santner c Joe Root b Ben Stokes 21(16)

Live cricket score: New Zealand 249/4 | Overs 40

Ross Taylor 102(108), Mitchell Santner 0(0)

Williamson and Taylor seem to be on a mission to break multiple partnership records. The stand becomes the highest-ever 3rd wicket stand for New Zealand. And England drop another catch! This time a dolly! Williamson offers Mark Wood a simple catch at short mid-off courtesy a mishit, but Wood extends England’s woeful performance in the fielding department today. And Ross Taylor brings up his hundred, his 2nd consecutive, at the end of the 38th over! Brilliant run by Ross in this series! The 200-run partnership between Williamson and Taylor is completed in 197 deliveries. OUT! England finally get the breakthrough, though it might be a little too late by now, as Wood makes up for his folly by taking a fine leaping catch at mid-off after Williamson attempts to smash it over the fielder’s head. End of the marathon partnership and a fine knock under pressure! And Grant Elliott is the next man to be dismissed, departing shortly after Williamson as he edges a Rashid delivery to the slips where Joe Root safely holds on to the catch

OUT! Kane Williamson c Mark Wood b David Willey 118(113); Grant Elliott c Joe Root b Adil Rashid 5(4)

Live cricket score: New Zealand 209/2 | Overs 35

Kane Williamson 106(99), Ross Taylor 79(96)

Dropped again! Ross Taylor is dropped once again, as his luck shines bright once again for him! Pulls hard towards short mid-wicket, where Southee manages to get an hand to the ball but fails to complete the catch. And Kane Williamson completes his 7th ODI century, in what has to be one of his best knocks under pressure! Takes 88 deliveries to achieve the feat, hitting 11 boundaries during his stay at the crease. Meanwhile the partnership between Williamson and Taylor surpasses the record for the highest partnership for New Zealand against England for any wicket, which was held by Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder (165). New Zealand need 94 to win from 90 balls.

Live cricket score: New Zealand 187/2 | Overs 30

Kane Williamson 94(81), Ross Taylor 69(84)

Williamson ends the 28th over with a beautiful straight drive, as he moves to 87. DROPPED! Jos Buttler makes a mess of an opportunity to dismiss Ross Taylor on 67, after the batsman edges a Mark Wood delivery while trying to defend it. Williamson attempts to come down the track off the last ball of the 30th over bowled by Rashid, getting an top-edge to the delivery. The ball however, falls safely in no-man’s land in the extra-cover region. It seems to be New Zealand’s day so far, with Williamson just a hit away from his 7th ODI century!

Live cricket score: New Zealand 158/2 | Overs 25

Kane Williamson 77(68), Ross Taylor 58(67)

Ross Taylor suffers a rather painful moment in the 21st over when he gets hit in the tenders off an inside edge. The batsman falls to the ground immediately, taking a few minutes to regain his composure. Taylor recovers from the blow to complete his 32nd ODI fifty, taking 56 deliveries. Williamson suffers a dismissal scare when he mishits the second ball of the 23rd over towards mid-wicket, where it drops just short of the fielder. Taylor smashes a boundary off the following delivery in flamboyant fashion. New Zealand cross the 150-run mark with ease, as the pair look well-settled at the moment. New Zealand need another 146 to win from the remaining 25 overs.Wood sends a full-toss that raps Williamson on the left pad. The hosts appeal for an lbw, but the umpire turns it down. England go for a review, but the umpire’s decision sticks in the end.

Live cricket score: New Zealand 136/2 | Overs 20

Kane Williamson 68(56), Ross Taylor 46(49)

Williamson completes his 18th ODI fifty with a straight drive, consuming 46 deliveries to achieve the feat. Adil Rashid bowls an extremely expensive 18th over, conceding 18 runs off it including four boundaries. Williamson moves into the 60s now. The run-rate has improved majorly in the last few overs, going at a rate of nearly seven at the moment. The duo complete the 100-run partnership in 84 deliveries at the end of the 20th over.

Live cricket score: New Zealand 91/2 | Overs 15

Kane Williamson 38(37), Ross Taylor 33(38)

Williamson and Taylor have gone about business quietly for the most part so far in their innings, helping New Zealand recover from the early blows that pushed them to the backfoot in their chase of the 300-run total. Finn returns to the attack in the 15th over, and concedes 8 runs from it, all of which are scored by Ross Taylor’s bat in the form of two boundaries towards the off-side. The 50-run partnership between the pair is also completed in the same over.

Live cricket score: New Zealand 63/2 | Overs 10

Kane Williamson 30(31), Ross Taylor 15(14)

Skipper Brendon McCUllum departs after hitting a couple of boundaries, as he out lbw as well. This time Mark Wood does the trick, as the Kiwis are in for some serious trouble right now. Taylor and Williamson however, begin to flex their arms towards the latter stages of the powerplay, as New Zealand reach 63 for two after 10 overs.

OUT! Brendon McCullum lbw Mark Wood 11 (9)

Live cricket score: New Zealand 22/1 | Overs 5

Brendon McCullum 5(6), Kane Williamson 10(18)

New Zealand are off to a horrendous start! Martin Guptill departs for a score of 2 off 6 deliveries, getting trapped leg-before off the bowling of David Willey. The visitors are struggling at 22 for 1 after 5 overs, needing 281 to win from 45 overs.

OUT! Martin Guptill lbw David Willey 2(6)

Live cricket score: England 302 | Overs 45.2

Mark Wood 3(4)

England have been put on the backfoot shortly after the end of the powerplay overs. After smashing Matt Henry for 16 runs in the 41st over, Wheeler is back in action as he removes Sam Billings for a 16-ball 34, after Billings gets a thick outside edge while attempting to smash the ball towards point, resulting in a catch to short third-man. Adil Rashid registers his first flop performance in the series so far when he is dismissed for a golden duck in the following over, offering a simple catch to Guptill at backward point. And Stokes is bowled off the bowling of Wheeler, missing the line of the delivery completely as he gets his leg-stump uprooted to depart for a score of 68 off 47 balls. It is not long before the hosts lose their ninth, with David Willey slicing the Henry delivery, only to get a thick outside-edge and give Brendon McCullum a simple catch at mid-off. And the innings comes to an end as Finn gets his off-stump uprooted by Southee, who finishes as the pick among the New Zealand bowlers with figures of 3 for 44. READ: England innings report, 3rd ODI vs New Zealand at Southampton

OUT! Sam Billings c Mitchell McClenaghan b Ben Wheeler 34(16); Adil Rashid c Martin Guptill b Matt Henry 0(1); Ben Stokes b Ben Wheeler 68 (47); David Willey c Brendon McCUllum b Matt Henry 8(9); Steven Finn b Tim Southee 0(2)

Live cricket score: England 267/5 | Overs 40

Ben Stokes 58(37), Sam Billings 22(10)

Buttler welcomes Wheeler back into the attack with a scoop that sends the ball towards the long-stop boundary. Stokes smashes two consecutive boundaries off the final two deliveries of the over, towards mid-on and extra-cover respectively. Great start to the powerplay overs. Buttler hits the first ball of the following over through the cover region for a boundary, before nicking the following delivery to the keeper to depart for a 10-ball 13. Sam Billings ends the powerplay overs with three consecutive boundaries!

OUT! Jos Buttler c Luke Ronchi b Tim Southee 13 (10)

Live cricket score: England 209/4 | Overs 35

Ben Stokes 32(21), Jos Buttler 4(6)

Morgan completes his half-century in 67 balls in what has been a relaxed and a responsible captain’s knock. The hard-hitting Irishman has hit only two fours and a six in the innings so far. And Morgan is finally bowled off the bowling of Kane Williamson, missing the line of the delivery completely while attempting to smash him towards mid-wicket while going down on one knee. The England skipper departs for a 82-ball 71, as England lose their fourth with 194 on board.

OUT! Eoin Morgan b Kane Wiliamson 71 (82)

Live Cricket Scorecard: England 170/3  Overs 30

Eoin Morgan 49* (66), Ben Stokes 20 (13)

England are well-settled in the innings as of now, scoring at a rate of nearly six runs per over, and looking set for another 300-plus total today. Morgan has once again wriggled his side out of early trouble.

Live cricket Score: England 147/3 | Overs 27

Joe Root is out. Mitchell Sandtner has taken Root’s wicket. Root came down the track and tried to clip the ball to the leg side but the ball went through to the stumps after touching his pads. Partnership worth 105 is broken.

Live Cricket Score: England 136/2 | Overs 24

Joe Root 53 (57), Eoin Morgan 37 (49)

Joe Root scores a half-century with a cut to deep cover off Matt Henry. The partnership is worth 102 runs. Root and Morgan building a big base.

Live Cricket Score: England 106/2 | Overs 18

Joe Root 42 (39), Eoin Morgan 23 (31)

Joe Root strokes a four through mid-on in the third ball and works the ball around for eight runs off Mitchell McLenaghan. The batsmen are milking the bowling comfortably.

Live cricket score: England 86/2 | Overs 15

Joe Root 30 (30), Eoin Morgan 15 (22)

Matt Henry comes into the attack in the 13th over, and concedes 15 runs in what turns out to be the most expensive over in the England innings so far. Morgan gets the first boundary of his innings in the very same over. Mitchell McClenaghan too gets off to a bad start, conceding consecutive boundaries off the first two balls of his opening over.

Live cricket score: England 41/2 | Overs 10

Joe Root 5 (10), Eoin Morgan 2 (12)

Hales pulls Wheeler for a boundary towards square-leg, the region of which he sends the ball to a couple of times to collect more runs. OUT! Ban Wheeler finally announces himself in world cricket by dismissing Alex Hales, who edges a rising delivery to the slips, where Tim Southee completes the catch at the end of the sixth over.

And Southee bowls Jason Roy right through his defence! Second ball of the sixth over, and Jason Roy attempts to defend what is a slightly inswinging delivery, and misses the line completely. The Black Caps have now seized the initiative quite early in the game, even before the end of the powerplay overs. READ: Alex Hales dismissed by Ben Wheeler

OUT! Alex Hales c Tim Southee b Ben Wheeler 23 (21), Jason Roy b Tim Southee 9 (17)

Live cricket score: England 28/0 | Overs 5

Jason Roy 8 (14), Alex Hales 18 (16)

Jason Roy gets the first runs for England in the first over, taking a couple after sending the ball through point, before smashing Southee for a four with a flick towards square-leg. Ben Wheeler comes in to bowl the next over, and concedes a solitary run in the form of a wide in what is a good ODI over for New Zealand. Wheeler gets his for his first boundary in international cricket when Hales flicks his delivery pitched on the leg-side towards fine-leg for a four. Cuts the following delivery towards third man for a single off the following delivery. Hales continues to attack Southee, playing a cut off the first delivery of the fifth over through point for a fine boundary! England are off to a decent start, lets see if they score yet another 350-plus total

Toss: England have won the toss and elected to bat.

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

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum(c), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi(wk), Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ben Wheeler, Matt Henry


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the first One-Day International (ODI) between England and New Zealand at Southampton, on Sunday. The series has seen a lot of run scoring after both sides batting first have posted a par total but while the Kiwis lost the first game by 210 runs, they were helped by Duckworth/Lewis (D/L) method to beat England by 13 runs in the second ODI.

New Zealand posted a score of 398 thanks to a brilliant unbeaten ton by Ross Taylor. England did not back down and went after the target with Eoin Morgan leading them from the front. New Zealand though kept taking wickets at regular intervals to not let the hosts run away with the game. With 52 needed from 36 with two wickets in hand, rains intervened and the equation was reduced to 34 runs in 13 balls and England eventually lost the game. England vs New Zealand 2015, 3rd ODI at Southampton: Preview

With the series leveled at 1-1 and the game at Rose Bowl, Southampton, expect another high scoring game. The bowlers will want to not bowl given how conditions have been stacked against them. Should the ICC intervene? Read what Devarchit Varma has to say about it here: ICC must come to rescue of bowlers as Eng vs NZ ODI series turns out to be a run-fest


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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