New Zealand
ODI Series
Match Basics
5th ODI Match: England versus New Zealand
Date: 10th March, 2018
Venue: Christchurch
Umpires: Wayne Knights, Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Toss won by: England, elected to field first.
Scorecard Summary
1st Team Play: 223 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 4.47)
Batting: Mitchell Santner 67 runs off 71 balls, HM Nicholls 55 runs off 81 balls.
Bowling: Adil Rashid 3/42 in 10 overs, Moeen Ali 1/39 in 10 overs, Tom Curran 2/46 in 5.5 overs.
Target: 224 runs from 50 overs.
2ND Team Play: 229/3 (32.4 Overs, RR: 7.01)
Performers :
Batting: JohnnyBairstow 104 runs off 60 balls, Alex Hales 61 runs off 74 balls.
Bowling: Mitchell Santner 1/44 in 10 overs.
Player of the match: Johnny Bairstow
Result: England won by 7 wickets.

England vs New Zealand: 4th ODI Summary and Analysis

Highlights & Analysis
  1. New Zealand faced off England in the 5th and final ODI of this series. Both teams had already won 2 matches each and the series was equally balanced by 2-2. Today was the tie-breaker and New Zealand were missing their key batsman Ross Taylor who had been in impressive form all along this series.
  2. The match started and the toss was won by England who elected to field first. Guptill and Munro started the New Zealand innings however, Colin continued with his bad form as England struck early and removed the Kiwi batsmen on a duck. The Kiwi skipper, Kane Williamson walked out in the field to join Guptill but his stay was cut short by Wood who shattered his stumps after the captain had to walk back to the pavilion with a score of 14 runs.
  3. Then came New Zealand’s partnership builder Tom Latham but England spinner Adil Rashid had other plans for the middle-order batsman as he forced him to give a simple catch to to Ben Stokes who accepted it happily. The next batsman Chapman got out in the very next over to Moeen Ali and England were now in some deep trouble.
  4. However, Guptill continued to play his shots against the two spinners who were spinning a web on this New Zealand team. The Kiwi survived for two more overs before Rashid sent him back to the pavilion. Rashid was looking in prime form as he scalped another wicket of Colin de Grandhomme and New Zealand were now in serious danger of setting a target under 200.
  5. But, thanks to Santner and Nicholls partnership of 84 that helped New Zealand in crossing the 200 mark. After, these two got out it was a matter of time before the England bowlers cleaned up the Kiwi tail and New Zealand were all out for a score of 223.
  6. England openers Johnny Bairstow and Alex Hales walked out on the field with looking to chase down this average total in as little time as possible. New Zealand, however searched for wickets as the openers destroyed the Kiwi bowlers and shared a partnership of 155 before Alex Hales became a victim of some exquisite bowling off Mitchell Santner.
  7. After Bairstow got out by hit wicket to Boult’s bowling Ish Sodhi got the better of Eoin Morgan, Root and Stokes chased down the remaining runs 17 overs to spare and England won the series in style.
  8. New Zealand were quite ordinary today and apart from Guptill, Nicholls and Santner no Kiwi player showed real intent of winning this match. One can blame the reason of losing was Ross Taylor’s injury as he was rested today but to be fair England were a better side today and deserved to win.
  9. On the other hand, England players gave all-round performances and won another ODI away series against a strong opposition.
England New Zealand
Alex Hales

Johnny Bairstow

Joe Root

Eoin Morgan (c)

Ben Stokes

Jos Buttler

Moeen Ali

Chris Woakes

Adil Rashid

Tom Curran

Mark Wood

Martin Guptill

Colin Munro

Kane Williamson (c)

Tom Latham

MS Chapman

Henry Nicholls

Colin de Grandhomme

Mitchell Santner

Tim Southee

Ish Sodhi

Trent Boult


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