Steven Finn (left) and Martin Guptill © Getty Images
Steven Finn (left) and Martin Guptill © Getty Images

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The action now moves to Chester-le-Street in Durham for the fifth one-dayer, which will ultimately decide the winner of the series. With the form that the batsmen of either team are in, one can expect another run-fest in the decider.

Player of the Match: Eoin Morgan.

England have won the fourth ODI in the most convincing manner possible, and it was ironically Santner, who had earlier smashed 28 runs in an over, who conceded 20 runs in an over to hand the victory over to England! Meanwhile, the game is Steve Davis’s last appearance in an ODI, and the veteran is given a round of applause after the conclusion of the match, with the umpire going visibly emotional as he approaches the pavilion. MATCH REPORT: England vs New Zealand, 4th ODI at Trent Bridge

Live cricket score: England 350/3 | Overs 44

Joe Root 106(97), Ben Stokes 19(12)

Root moves into the nervous nineties with a boundary towards long-leg off the first ball of the 41st over, and all eyes will be on him for the next few overs. 11 runs are scored off the over, with Root getting another boundary, this time off the penultimate ball of the over with a breathtaking cover-drive. Mitchell Santner, one of the heroes from the New Zealand innings, comes in to bowl the 42nd over and concedes only a single run from the over, which is scored by Root as he moves to 98. And Root finally gets to the three-figure mark in the third ball of the following over! Gets a top-edge to a short delivery, which goes high in the air but lands safe of the diving fielder, allowing Root to take a couple and bring up the milestone in 94 deliveries.

Santner comes in to bowl the 44th over, and gets hammered all over the ground in the process. Stokes smashes him for two boundaries and a six, all of which are hit towards the leg side, as he intends to complete the victory in a hurry. Takes a single to hand the strike back to Root, who smashes Santner towards mid-wicket to wrap the game up!

Live cricket score: England 315/3 | Overs 40

Joe Root 87(82), Ben Stokes 3(3)

Morgan comes down the track and smashes Wheeler down the track to collect a straight boundary. A massive straight six off Morgan’a bat follows a couple of deliveries later. 13 runs off the 36th over. Root takes a single off the first ball of the following over, before Morgan decides to launch Henry towards extra-cover for his fourth six! The England skipper seems to be in a hurry to wrap the innings up at this stage. Morgan smashes 73rd delivery of his innings towards mid-wicket to bring up his 8th ODI hundred! Take a bow! The Irishman has had an incredible tournament so far, scoring three half-centuries before this innings, and is in the form of a lifetime! And its drinks at the end of 37 overs, with England needing a mere 55 runs to win from 78 balls, which should be a cakewalk for Root and Morgan now.

Morgan brings up his first century since his 136-ball 121 against Australia in January earlier this year during the triangular series. Tim Southee comes back to bowl the 38th over, England bring up the 300-run mark around the same time. And it is the fourth consecutive time that England have brought up the 300-run total, with Australia and Sri Lanka being the only other teams to achieve the same. OUT! And Eoin Morgan finally falls after scoring an 82-ball 113, getting a top-edge while attempting to pull a rising delivery that was pitched along the leg-stump. The ball flies towards fine-leg, where Matt Henry holds on to the catch. Southee is the first to walk up to Morgan and congratulate him for his fabulous innings. England need 45 to win from 60 balls.

OUT! Eoin Morgan c Matt Henry b Tim Southee 113(82)

Live cricket score: England 262/2 | Overs 35

Joe Root 76(72), Eoin Morgan 75(65)

Matt Henry returns to the attack for the 31st over, and Morgan skies the first delivery towards backward square-leg, where Wheeler nearly collides with Grant Elliott and the ball lands safely between the fielders for the England skipper to collect a couple of runs. Only four runs off the over. McClenaghan comes in to bowl his eighth over, and Morgan goes for a straight drive off the second ball of the over, collecting a boundary in the process. Root brings up the 250-run mark for England in the over with a cut that sends the ball scurrying through point and beating the sweeper at the boundary rope. Morgan meanwhile, has reached the 70s as of now. The pair begin to go slow for bit, sending only the loose delivery towards the boundary as Root does to Wheeler in the fourth ball of the 34th over, in what is a fine straight drive. England have decided to take the batting powerplay an over early. The partnership between the duo is worth 150 off 133 balls towards the end of the 35th over.

Live cricket score: England 238/2 | Overs 30

Joe Root 63(57), Eoin Morgan 66(50)

Williamson continues to go for the runs, conceding 10 runs off the 26th over including two boundaries, both from the bat of Morgan who moves into the 40s now. Morgan brings up his 26th ODI fifty with a hook off the third ball of the 27th over, the delivery of which was short-pitched. Morgan takes 39 balls to reach the milestone, hitting five boundaries and two sixes during his stay at the crease. McClenaghan is back into the attack for the 28th over, and the pacer desperately needs a change in luck at the moment after having conceded 44 runs from five overs so far. McClenaghan remains tight in the last two overs that he bowls though, conceding only five runs in each of those overs. England need another 112 to win from 120 balls, less than a run a ball as of now. The partnership between Root and Morgan meanwhile, is now worth 127 runs.

Live cricket score: England 198/2 | Overs 25

Joe Root 51(45), Eoin Morgan 39(32)

Root completes 2,000 one-day runs with a boundary and a single in the 21st over by Matt Henry, taking 54 innings to do so. Morgan goes on to swing his bat to his left to send the ball over long-off. Meanwhile, the partnership between the two has crossed the 50-run mark in this over. Williamson is relatively tight in the following over, conceding only three runs off it. And its drinks after the end of the 22nd over. Santner comes in to bowl the 23rd over, and concedes seven runs off it. Williamson concedes 11 runs off his third over, as the boundaries are starting to trickle in for England now. Joe Root completes his 10th ODI fifty in his 58th ODI appearance! The pair are well settled at the crease by now, as England reach 198 for 2 after 25 overs, needing 152 to win from 150 balls.

Live cricket score: England 160/2 | Overs 20

Joe Root 23(23), Eoin Morgan 23(22)

Dropped! Ross Taylor’s woes at the slips continues as he miscalculates a Joe Root edge. Taylor jumps anticipating Root to go for an upper-cut, while the edge stays low and Taylor gets the a bit of hand to it for the ball to end up at the third-man boundary. Matt Henry comes back to bowl the next over, and Morgan hits the first ball towards long-off to get his first six of the innings. The 150 for England comes up in the 19th over. Root gets a four off a full-toss in the last ball of the over with a boundary towards long-on. 10 runs conceded from the over by Henry. Kane Williamson comes in to bowl the next over as Brendon McCullum decides to introduce spin at this stage.

Live cricket score: England 126/2 | Overs 15

Joe Root 9(9), Eoin Morgan 9(7)

The 100 is up in the 11th over itself, 64 balls to be precise, and England aim to chase the target down in less than 35 overs itself. Matt Henry finally gets the breakthrough when Alex Hales plays a rising delivery onto his stumps to get bowled on a score of 67 off 38 balls. England will be bolstered by the 100-run opening stand though, and the platform for the rest of the batting order to chase the target down has been set. OUT! Jason Roy departs after Kane Williamson holds on to a catch at extra cover, having less than a second to complete the catch! England lose their second wicket with 111 on board. England have been pushed on the backfoot now, having lost two wickets in quick succession! Eoin Morgan comes to the crease, and gets a boundary off the third ball that he faces. Despite the loss of wickets, England are ahead of New Zealand in terms of par score.

OUT! Alex Hales B Matt Henry 67(38), Jason Roy c Kane Williamson b Matt Henry 38(35)

Live cricket score: England 97/0 | Overs 10

Jason Roy 28(24), Alex Hales 66(36)

FOUR! Roy whacks a back of length Wheeler delivery through point! Takes a single to hand the strike over to Hales, who brings up the 50-run opening stand in no time at all with two consecutive sixes! Brilliant start for England in their chase of the 350-run target. Meanwhile, Wheeler’s figures read 4-1-41-0!

Roy edges the 2nd ball of the following over by Southee towards the empty third man area for a four! There is simply no stopping these guys at the moment! Hales goes after Southee too, playing a cut off the fourth delivery of the over. This is followed by another boundary off the following ball. It is raining boundaries for England at the moment! One does feel for the bowlers though. The wet outfield is disallowing the bowlers from getting a proper grip. Mitchell McClenaghan is the one the verge of being the first bowling change in the innings, before rain stops play and the players are forced to retreat to the pavilion. Lets see how long the shower lasts.

McClenaghan is welcomed in style by Hales, smashing 22 runs off the overs and completing his second ODI fifty. 22 runs of the ninth over. McClenaghan’s woeful run continues!

Live cricket score: England 29/0 | Overs 5

Jason Roy 11(13), Alex Hales 16(17)

England start their innings with a maiden to the credit of Ben Wheeler. The first runs of the innings are scored in the second over, in which Hales takes a single off the second ball. And Wheeler undoes all his good work in the first over by conceding 17 runs off the following in the third over, including two fours and a six! And it begins to rain for a while at Trent Bridge, with the spectators taking out their umbrellas and the covers being dragged out for a bit. It turns out to be a brief drizzle, and play resumes in a couple of minutes. A four per over for the next couple of overs, with England scoring 29 runs off the first five overs.

Live cricket score: New Zealand 349/7 | Overs 50

Grant Elliott 55(52), Ben Wheeler 3(2)

Rashid back to the attack! This should be fun! No run off the first ball, before Southee heaves the second ball towards cow-corner, where Ben Stokes holds on to a good catch! Southee departs for a three-ball 1. Single by Elliott off the following delivery, which brings Wheeler onto strike, with Wheeler collecting a couple. SO far so good by Rashid, an amazing turnaround. Wheeler attempts a swing off the fifth delivery, with Elliott managing a single off the last ball as Rashid concedes only five runs and takes a wicket in what is a brilliant turnaround for Rashid! Great batting performance by New Zealand, with England being set another mammoth target. Going by the trends in the ongoing series, one can not rule England out of the match as yet. Read the New Zealand innings report here.

OUT! Tim Southee c Ben Stokes b Adil Rasheed 1(3)

Live cricket score: New Zealand 344/6 | Overs 49

Grant Elliott 51(47), Tim Southee 1(1)

Elliott gets a couple off the first ball, a slower one. Single off the next. Santner comes back to strike, and smashes the third ball for a four towards point! OUT! Santner attempts to smash Stokes, not getting enough bat on it as Sam Billings collects the catch at deep cover! Santner has just played the best innings of his life! 44 runs from 19 balls, including three fours and four sixes! Tim Southee is the next batsman to walk to the crease, and plays just one delivery in the over, getting a single off it.

OUT! Mitchell Santner c Sam Billings b Ben Stokes 44 (19)

Live cricket score: New Zealand 335/5 | Overs 48

Grant Elliott 51(47), Mitchell Santner 40(17)

Rashid comes in to bowl the 48th over, a major challenger for the spinner that too in the death overs. Tossed up delivery along the leg-stump off the first delivery, and Santner smashes him for a six towards square-leg. Santner repeats the act in the following delivery, picking the delivery up quite well and smashing it towards mid-wicket! Santner misses the third delivery, and nearly getting stumped for it! The batsman is offered full room in the fourth delivery, and smashes it towards mid-wicket again, with Sam Billings getting his fingers to the ball before falling over the ropes. Four! Santner is sends the fifth ball, which is pitched on leg, towards fine-leg. SIX! Santner picks the delivery brilliantly once again and smashes it towards cow-corner to collect 28 runs off the over. Santner races to 40 off 17 balls!

Live cricket score: New Zealand 307/5 | Overs 47

Grant Elliott 51(47), Mitchell Santner 12(11)

Santner collects two off the first ball before smashing a Stokes full-toss down the ground for a four! Two singles off the next two balls. Good bowling by Stokes so far, though he concedes a no-ball due to height off the last ball. Santner gets a single off the last delivery

Live cricket score: New Zealand 281/5 | Overs 46

Grant Elliott 50(46), Mitchell Santner 4(5)

SiX! FOUR! FOUR! That’s how Elliott begins the 46th over of the innings. The first six is one that does not get enough bat on it, and goes high up in the air, but in the end manages to go past the boundary at deep fine-leg for a six! And Elliott completes his fifty in the same over with a single, getting to the milestone, his ninth in ODIs, in 45 deliveries. 16 runs scored in the 46th over, with Willey conceding 89 runs from 10 overs!

Live cricket score: New Zealand 281/5 | Overs 45

Grant Elliott 35(41), Mitchell Santner 3(4)

FOUR! Well swung by Williamson to clear the mid-wicket fielders. OUT! Kane Williamson falls 10 runs short of a second consecutive century, offering a simple catch to Rashid at mid-on. A great innings comes to an end, and Williamson once again managed to sparkle with the bat and continue his hot form in the series. Tries to repeat the shot from the previous delivery, only this time he does not get enough power on it.  Luke Ronchi is the next batsman to walk to the crease, and the visitors will hope the pair will get some big hits along the way. Ronchi gets going in no time at all, flicking the second delivery towards backward square-leg for a one-bounce four! Tries to repeat the feat in the following delivery, but the ball lands just short of the fielder at square-leg. SIX! Elliott begins the 44th over with a six towards long-on off a full-toss. Willey bowls a slower full-toss in the following delivery, with Elliott playing it patiently towards third-man to collect a couple of runs. And Willey gets his 2nd wicket! Ronchi attempts to flick the fourth ball over mid-wicket, but does not get enough bat on it and ends up offering Ben Stokes a catch at that position. Great bowling displayed by England so far, as the WASP score is fast reducing for the Black Caps. Brilliant stop by David Willey at mid-wicket! Add a direct hit to that, and it was a beautiful piece of fielding.

OUT! Kane Williamson c Adil Rashid b David Willey 90(70), Luke Ronchi c Ben Stokes b David Willey 8(5)

Live cricket score: New Zealand 241/3 | Overs 40

Kane Williamson 84(65), Grant Elliott 14(24)

Elliott gets the first boundary of his innings with a drive towards extra cover that races past the fielders. Williamson ends the over with another boundary, as 11 runs come off it. Steven Finn however, reduces the damage by getting a maiden off the following over, that too in the powerplay stage. Elliott and Williamson endure a tough 39th over by Finn, in which the latter is nearly caught spectacularly by Eoin Morgan at mid-off. Elliott however, gets the better of the bowler with a six off the last ball, with the ball going miles in the air before landing across the fence near long-off. Mark Wood completes his quota of overs with the 40th over, taking a wicket while conceding 49 runs from it.

Live cricket score: New Zealand 217/3 | Overs 35

Kane Williamson 75(56), Grant Elliott 0(3)

Williamson and Taylor have taken New Zealand to a position of strength, and the WASP score for the Black Caps is currently in the 340s. Williamson gets a straight six off Adil Rashid by coming down the track off the penultimate delivery of the 32nd over. The shot brings up the 200 for New Zealand for the loss of just two wickets, with the partnership between the two now worth 87. England, in the meantime, continue to drop catches, which they might go on to rue later in the match like in the third one-dayer. FOUR! Williamson comes down the track and smashes Rashid over extra cover for a boundary! And Steven Finn finally manages to get the breakthrough for England by trapping Taylor plumb on a score of 42 off 55 balls. The partnership comes to an end barely after reaching the 100-run mark. No third consecutive century in store for Taylor as he misses the line of the delivery completely after attempting to play the delivery towards the leg side.

OUT! Ross Taylor lbw Steven Finn 42(55)

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

Kane Williamson 57(44), Ross Taylor 31(40)

These two are building a solid partnership here Adil Rashid is causing a few troubles but his accuracy has been poor in the last couple of overs. Ross Taylor in particular had a edgy start but he has settled in quite well now. Could this be the foundation for another big partnership between the two? They got 210 in the previous game with both scoring hundreds. Meanwhile, Kane Williamson has gone past fifty.

Live cricket score: New Zealand 148/2 | Overs 25

Kane Williamson 34(29), Ross Taylor 16(25)

Williamson smashes Stokes towards deep cover for a fine boundary, exuding class in the stroke. Taylor gets his first boundary in the following over, going for a drive off the first ball of the 22nd over through cover point. Morgan meanwhile decides to introduce spin in the 24th over, with Adil Rashid coming in to bowl the 24th over. Taylor and Williamson meanwhile are consolidating the innings at the moment.

Live cricket score: New Zealand 122/2 | Overs 20

Kane Williamson 24(20), Ross Taylor 0(4)

Williamson brings up the 100-run mark for New Zealand with a cover drive that sends the ball through the gap. Guptill meanwhile is nearing his half-century. Williamson cuts the last delivery of the over to send the ball scurrying towards deep boundary point, as Stokes concedes 10 runs off his third over. Guptill brings up his 24th ODI fifty in the following over in 59 deliveries with a four down the ground, taking advantage of Morgan removing the fielder at short mid-on. England are suddenly beginning to show some sharp skills in the fielding department, saving some precious runs for their side in the process. Guptill’s innings finally comes to an end with a brilliant catch by Steven Finn who takes a brilliant running catch on the wrong side as Guptill departs for 53 off 66 balls. Guptill aims for another slog, only to get a top-edge that sends the ball miles into the air near mid-wicket. Ross Taylor is the new batsman to walk to the crease, and it will be interesting to watch him bat alongside Williamson.

Martin Guptill c Steven Finn b Ben Stokes 53(66)

Live cricket score: New Zealand 95/1 | Overs 15

Martin Guptill 47(53), Kane Williamson 3(7)

David Willey comes back into the attack after the conclusion of powerplay, with Guptill sending the last ball over deep mid-wicket for a six, that too with a simple flick! 12 runs conceded off the over, with Willey fast becoming expensive. McCullum gets a slight inside edge off the first ball of the following over, with Buttler failing to collect it cleanly. Captain Morgan gets Ben Stokes to bowl the following over, with Guptill getting a boundary in the third delivery by getting an edge to the delivery and running to the third-man boundary. And England finally get the breakthrough in the first ball of the 14th over, with Brendon McCUllum edging a Mark Wood delivery to wicketkeeper Buttler to depart for a 31-ball 35. New Zealand lose their first wicket with 88 runs on board. Kane Williamson arrives at the crease, and gets off the mark off the second ball of his innings with a pat towards mid-wicket. England make another fumble, with Root dropping Guptill at mid-wicket.

OUT! Brendon McCUllum c Jos Buttler b Mark Wood 35(31)

Live cricket score: New Zealand 64/0 | Overs 10

Martin Guptill 30(35), Brendon McCullum 31(25)

Guptill takes a while to adjust to Finn’s short-pitched deliveries, and getting an inside edge off the penultimate delivery of the sixth over to get a boundary. Baz opens up in the fourth ball of the seventh over, smashing Willey over mid-on for to get the fourth boundary of the innings. Guptill starts defensively in the following over against Finn in the following over, before playing a delivery that was going down on his leg-side towards fine-leg for a four! England have made their first bowling change, with Mark Wood coming in place of Willey. Guptill brings up the 50 for New Zealand in the second ball of the 9th over with a fine drive through mid-wicket for a four. Once the 50-run mark has been breached, the opening pair start attacking more freely, with Guptill smashing Wood in the same region for a four. McCullum comes down the track in the second ball of the 10th over, and smashes a fullish delivery that’s pitched slightly outside off to get the first six of the New Zealand innings over extra cover. And New Zealand once again score heavily towards the latter stage of the first powerplay. A score of 64 for no loss after 10 overs is a good start for the Black Caps.

Live cricket score: New Zealand 25/0 | Overs 5

Martin Guptill 10(17), Brendon McCullum 14(13)

Steven Finn opens the bowling for England. Martin Guptill opens the account for New Zealand off the very first ball of the match. Both Guptill and Baz are struggling to get the gaps in the early powerplay overs, while Finn and Willey have maintained a tight line so far in the match. McCullum gets the first boundary at the end of the third over, going for a square drive which beats the fielders in the race to the boundary ropes. New Zealand are scoring at a rate of five per over as of now.

Toss: New Zealand win the toss and elect to bat. Both teams unchanged for the fourth match.

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 fourth One-Day  International (ODI) between England and New Zealand at the Oval, London, on Friday. New Zealand are currently leading the five-match series 2-1. England though, will look to bounce back in order to keep the series alive. This is Amit Banerjee, and I will be presenting to you the live updates from the match. LIVE SCORECARD: England vs New Zealand 4th ODI, Nottingham

The series between New Zealand and England has been extremely scintillating, with England revealing a brand of cricket reflective of New Zealand’s aggressive style of play. England have played some very good cricket, but are still lagging 2-1 in the series.

The highlight of the series has been the sheer volume of runs. England set the tone by scoring 408 in the first match. New Zealand scored 398 in the second, which England almost hunted down. In the third ODI at the Oval, England batted first and scored more than 300. New Zealand chased it down with an over to spare.


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

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

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