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New Zealand (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • Martin Guptillc Stokes b Rashid
    • 47
    • 68
    • 3
    • 1
    • 69.12
    • Colin Munroc Buttler b Woakes
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Kane Williamson (C)b Wood
    • 14
    • 25
    • 1
    • 0
    • 56.00
    • Tom Latham (W)c Stokes b Rashid
    • 10
    • 19
    • 0
    • 0
    • 52.63
    • Mark Chapmanb Ali
    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Henry Nichollsc Morgan b Curran
    • 55
    • 81
    • 1
    • 1
    • 67.90
    • Colin de Grandhommec Curran b Rashid
    • 6
    • 11
    • 0
    • 0
    • 54.55
    • Mitchell Santnerc Hales b Woakes
    • 67
    • 71
    • 4
    • 2
    • 94.37
    • Tim Southeec Bairstow b Woakes
    • 10
    • 10
    • 1
    • 0
    • 100.00
    • Ish Sodhic Stokes b Curran
    • 5
    • 7
    • 0
    • 0
    • 71.43
    • Trent Boultnot-out
    • 2
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 100.00

Extras: 7 (w 7, nb 0, lb 0, b 0)

Total: 223 (10 wickets; 49.5 Overs)

Fall of Wicket: 1-1(Colin Munro,0.3ov), 2-26(Kane Williamson,9.4ov), 3-60(Tom Latham,16.4ov), 4-61(Mark Chapman,17.3ov), 5-79(Martin Guptill,21ov), 6-93(Colin de Grandhomme,26.3ov), 7-177(Henry Nicholls,43.5ov), 8-213(Mitchell Santner,48.1ov), 9-214(Tim Southee,48.2ov), 10-223(Ish Sodhi,49.5ov)

England (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Chris Woakes
    • 10
    • 32
    • 3
    • 3.20
    • Mark Wood
    • 8
    • 26
    • 1
    • 3.25
    • Ben Stokes
    • 4
    • 23
    • 0
    • 5.75
    • Adil Rashid
    • 10
    • 42
    • 3
    • 4.20
    • Moeen Ali
    • 10
    • 39
    • 1
    • 3.90
    • Joe Root
    • 2
    • 15
    • 0
    • 7.50
    • Tom Curran
    • 5.5
    • 46
    • 2
    • 8.90

England (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • Jonny Bairstowb Boult
    • 104
    • 60
    • 9
    • 6
    • 173.33
    • Alex Halesc Williamson b Santner
    • 61
    • 74
    • 9
    • 0
    • 82.43
    • Joe Rootnot-out
    • 23
    • 37
    • 1
    • 0
    • 62.16
    • Eoin Morgan (C)c Grandhomme b Sodhi
    • 8
    • 7
    • 1
    • 0
    • 114.29
    • Ben Stokesnot-out
    • 26
    • 18
    • 1
    • 2
    • 144.44

Extras: 7 (w 3, nb 0, lb 4, b 0)

Total: 229 (3 wickets; 32.4 Overs)

Did not bat: Jos Buttler (W), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Mark Wood,

Fall of Wicket: 1-155(Jonny Bairstow,20.2ov), 2-177(Alex Hales,24ov), 3-192(Eoin Morgan,26.4ov)

New Zealand (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Tim Southee
    • 5
    • 20
    • 0
    • 4.00
    • Trent Boult
    • 6
    • 50
    • 1
    • 8.33
    • Colin de Grandhomme
    • 4
    • 33
    • 0
    • 8.25
    • Mitchell Santner
    • 10
    • 44
    • 1
    • 4.40
    • Ish Sodhi
    • 7.4
    • 78
    • 1
    • 10.64

Over 33 England 229/3/No

22nd of March, 2018 marks a big day in the history of New Zealand cricket. The country gets ready to view its first ever day-night Test at home. Fascinating, isn't it? Sad, that it is only a 2-Test series. The fun will end quickly. Do join us for the first of those contests at 1400 local time (0100 GMT) for all the action from Day 1 with the Pink Ball. Until then, you can catch all the action from other international games. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Okay then! A real one-way traffic in the final game to end what was a riveting series. Three matches went down to the wire, enough to generate good interest. England were expected to win the series, at least in my opinion and they were far better in terms of resource utilization and planning execution. We now shift our focus to the Tests. England are fresh from a drubbing in Australia while New Zealand have been terrific at home. Who are favourites for that series? Predict at your own risk!
Victorious England captain, Eoin Morgan, feels that his bowlers set the tone after winning the toss. Reckons that probably there was more bounce than expected. Heaps praise on Mark Wood and Chris Woakes for their start with the new balls and later on the spinners. On Chris Woakes, he says that he has been having a wonderful winter and though he has primarily led with the ball, he can bat as well. Feels that the team work has been outstanding - not necessarily getting big hundreds but contributions from every individual. On his team's spinners, he feels there was a little bit on offer on most of the grounds while in games where there was nothing much on offer, they bowled tight lines. Credits New Zealand for producing a tight contest. On New Zealand as a tourist destination, Morgan says that the unit has enjoyed every minute of the tour and is looking forward to come here again.
New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson, praises the English team for bowling very well and rues the lack of discipline by his own team with the bat. Praises the effort by Mitchell Santner and Henry Nicholls but is disappointed with the end result. Admits that his side could not give a complete performance throughout the series. On the discussions in the dressing room, Williamson says that the only talk will be the chances his team missed. Once again praises his opposition for the way his side was outplayed. Feels that England have a great depth - with both bat and ball. Further says that the greatest challenge for New Zealand in this series was to stick to their plans and execute them. Stresses that there are a lot of puzzles the team management would want to work on. Is confident that there is plenty of good work done with the white ball but a lot of work is still pending.
CHRIS WOAKES IS THE PLAYER OF THE SERIES. Admits he is surprised to receive the award as there were a few better knocks with the bat than his bowling analysis. Agrees that wickets upfront in one-day cricket are crucial and important as there are players in the opposition who threaten to take the game away from you. Also, early wickets enable spinners to come into the game. On the wicket, he says the overnight rain had some say into it, as the seamers got some purchase. Feels that as an opening bowler, you need to expose the opposition openers' weaknesses but at the same time adjust to the conditions. Need to attack but need to defend as well. Looks back to the first ODI where he was unable to win it for his side in the final over and says that you learn from such mistakes and he certainly tried to improve every game.
Kane Williamson praises the English team for bowling very well and rues the lack of discipline by his own team with the bat. Praises the effort by Mitchell Santner and Henry Nicholls but is disappointed with the end result. Admits that his side could not give a complete performance throughout the series. On the discussions in the dressing room, Williamson says that the only talk will be the chances his team missed. Once again praises his opposition for the way his side was outplayed. Feels that England have a great depth - with both bat and ball. Says that the greatest challenge for New Zealand in this series was to stick to their plans and execute them. Stresses that there are a lot of puzzles the team management would want to work on. Is confident that there is plenty of good work done with the white ball but a lot of work is there to be done.
CHRIS WOAKES IS THE PLAYER OF THE SERIES. Admits he is surprised to receive the award as there were a few better knocks with the bat than his bowling analysis. Agrees that wickets upfront in one-day cricket are crucial and important as there are plaeyers in the opposition who threaten to take the game away from you. Also, early wickets enable spinners to come into the game. On the wicket, he says the overnight rain had some say into it, as the seamers got some purchase. Feels that an opening bowler, you need to expose the opposition openers' weaknesses but at the same time adjust to the conditions. Need to attack but need to defend as well. Looks back to the first ODI where he was unable to win it for his side and says that you learn from such mistakes and he certainly tried to improve every game.
JONNY BAIRSTOW is the Man Of The Match. He says it is always a great moment to play for your country and that too out of your country. On his innings, he said that the platform was set by the bowlers with the Kiwi batsmen always playing catch up. Praises his team for performing as a unit. Coming to opening, he says that it is a massive difference as compared to batting in the middle order, so he is now targetting big scores. On the surface, he says there was some grip for his team's spinners, though he is not sure why, but is quick to say it was a decent toss to win. On his blinder of a catch, he just shrugs it off and says he was only concentrating on the ball. Cannot wait for the Test series to start, he says. Especially after the drubbing in Australia.
Nothing much New Zealand could have done with the ball. It was Jonny Bairstow's day and he was in a ferocious mood. 224 was not the most difficult of targets to chase down but even the slimmest of chances were cut short by the blistering 155-run opening stand of which, Bairstow made 104.
An emphatic win for England. To enter this decider and perform the way they have done takes some doing. They started the game tremendously, getting rid of Colin Munro on the third ball of the match and never looked back. And then, with the bat, Jonny Bairstow gave the Kiwis a real hiding. Totally outplayed.
32.4
Ish Sodhi to Ben Stokes, SIX! There is the game! Tossed up outside off, Stokes gets down and mows it over mid-wicket to seal the match and series! Victory with 7 wickets and 104 balls to spare!
32.3
Ish Sodhi to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Short and outside off, crashed through the covers for a boundary!
32.2
Ish Sodhi to Ben Stokes, Another opportunity. This time Ben looks to go down the ground but skews it high in the air. Mid off runs back but cannot get there in time. Two more runs taken.
32.1
Ish Sodhi to Ben Stokes, DROPPED! Does it matter? The googly from Sodhi, outside off, Stokes backs away and looks to cut but is beaten by the wrong 'un. Gets a top edge which loops to Henry Nicholls at cover but he spills it.

Over 32 England 217/3/No

31.6
M Santner to Joe Root, Outside off, played straight to point.
31.5
M Santner to Joe Root, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
31.4
M Santner to Ben Stokes, Down the leg side, flicked through fine leg for one more.
31.3
M Santner to Joe Root, Full and down the leg side, flicked towards short fine leg for a super-quick run.
31.2
M Santner to Ben Stokes, Happy to do it in singles. Goes back and works this through mid-wicket. 9 more needed from 112 balls now.
31.1
M Santner to Joe Root, Full and around off, pushed towards cover for a single.

Over 31 England 213/3/No

30.6
Ish Sodhi to Ben Stokes, 2 runs.
30.5
Ish Sodhi to Joe Root, 1 run.
30.4
Ish Sodhi to Joe Root, No run.
30.3
Ish Sodhi to Joe Root, No run.
30.2
Ish Sodhi to Ben Stokes, 1 run.
30.1
Ish Sodhi to Ben Stokes, No run.

Over 30 England 207/3/No

29.5
M Santner to Joe Root, No run.
29.4
M Santner to Ben Stokes, 1 run.
29.3
M Santner to Ben Stokes, No run.
29.2
M Santner to Joe Root, Short and outside off, cut straight to point for a quick single.
29.1
M Santner to Joe Root, Outside off, dabbed to short third man.

Over 29 England 205/3/No

28.6
Ish Sodhi to Ben Stokes, SIX.
28.5
Ish Sodhi to Joe Root, A long hop now, pulled through square leg for one more.
28.4
Ish Sodhi to Ben Stokes, On the leg stump again, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
28.3
Ish Sodhi to Ben Stokes, Full and straight, a dart, solidly blocked.
28.2
Ish Sodhi to Ben Stokes, A short ball again, punched straight to cover.
28.1
Ish Sodhi to Joe Root, Short and outside off, chopped through point for a single.