England v NZ, 1st NatWest ODI, Lord's May 31, 2013

Guptill ton gives New Zealand series lead

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New Zealand 231 for 5 (Guptill 103*, Taylor 54, Anderson 3-31) beat England 227 for 9 (Southee 3-37) by five wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Martin Guptill's Test career hangs in the balance but his one-day standing was given a huge lift as he produced a match-winning hundred to earn New Zealand their third win in three one-day internationals at Lord's. The last time Guptill faced England in an ODI he was also the hero - batting virtually on one leg in Hamilton - and he again looked free from the tentativeness that characterises his longer-form batting.

Guptill's eighth boundary, a pull off Tim Bresnan, took him to his third ODI hundred - just and secured the victory for New Zealand with 19 balls to spare. He is just the second New Zealander to make an ODI hundred in England after Mark Greatbach who did it twice in three days in 1990. Guptill also struck four sixes - the best a straight drive over long-on - but almost came up short of his ton when, with five needed, Jos Buttler let the ball through his legs for four byes the delivery after England reviewed for an lbw. Then, though, Bresnan dropped short, Guptill latched on and raised his arms in triumph.

What made the victory more impressive was that after five balls of the chase New Zealand were 1 for 2 following James Anderson's two sharp outswingers to remove Luke Ronchi and Kane Williamson. That type of start could easily have reopened wounds from the Test match here two weeks ago, when they crumbled to 68 all out chasing 239, but this time the response was a world away from that timid display, with Guptill and Ross Taylor adding the defining stand of the match worth 120 in 24 overs.

The batting of Guptill and Taylor proved that England's earlier difficulties as they lurched to 227 for 9 were largely self-inflicted. They were kept under wraps by losing wickets in batches through poor shot selection, with four of the batsmen falling between 30 and 36, and then an attack lacking Stuart Broad (knee) and Steven Finn (shin) could not support the outstanding Anderson.

Jade Dernbach, a late addition to the squad, initially as cover from Bresnan, went for two boundaries in his first over and, although his third was a maiden, he frequently dropped short in his opening spell. Chris Woakes was especially unimpressive, conceding 45 in six overs, although things might have been different for him had Bresnan managed to get underneath Guptill's top-edged hook at fine leg. Instead, Bresnan was in from the boundary and could only palm the ball for six as he ran backwards.

It had been Taylor who first steadied New Zealand's nerves. He was quickly into double figures with three boundaries, latching on to width from Dernbach and the occasional overpitched delivery from Anderson. He also took a brace of boundaries off Woakes during a 71-ball half-century and it required Bresnan and Graeme Swann to bring some control, although New Zealand knew they did not have to force the pace.

It was Anderson, though, who gave England a lift when he returned to produce another exacting delivery to have Taylor caught behind but the batsmen had done enough to break the back of the chase. Grant Elliott, reprieved on 13 when he was given lbw to a Dernbach slower-ball yorker despite edging it, was rarely fluent but helped Guptill add 47 before Swann bowled him through the gate.

Brendon McCullum's dismissal, carving to deep cover, was lazy given the lack of pressure from run rate, but there was no unravelling from New Zealand with Guptill easing them across the line.

Both captains had wanted to bowl first on a cloudy morning; it was McCullum who got his wish. England, though, had appeared to have laid a decent foundation before the openers departed in consecutive overs from Tim Southee and then the middle order lost 3 for 9 in 17 balls after Jonathan Trott and Joe Root had set the base with a stand of 67. Nathan McCullum, who conceded just one boundary in his 10 overs, started the slide when Root was bowled reverse sweeping, a manner of dismissal later repeated by Buttler as any attempt to lift the scoring was stymied.

Somewhat surprisingly, considering his success here in the Test when he claimed ten wickets, Southee was not given the new ball but soon had an impact when brought on as first change from the Pavilion End - where he did most of the damage with the red ball. In the 11th over - Southee's third - Bell drove without sufficient footwork and gave wicketkeeper Ronchi his first catch as a New Zealand international.

In his next over, Southee struck again when Alastair Cook, like Bell, drove away from his body - much to the captain's frustration after he had been forced to fight hard against Mitchell McClenaghan's opening spell when the left-armer, who has not played since the one-day series in New Zealand, beat him four times in succession. Southee completed consecutive wicket maidens and ended his first spell with figure of 5-2-12-2.

Just when the work of Trott and Root appeared to have overcome those losses, the innings started to fall away. Root, who had been sparky at the crease, exposed his stumps with the reverse sweep against McCullum and then Trott, shaping to be the anchor for the innings as he so often is, picked out deep midwicket.

Eoin Morgan and Buttler, who are viewed as vital in the last 10 overs, therefore had twice that time to build their innings but neither found fluency. For Morgan it was just his second innings since returning from the IPL - his first was a golden duck against Yorkshire in the YB40 - and after a sweetly struck straight drive to get off the mark he put himself in a tangle against McClenaghan. The bowler noticed him advancing down the pitch, banged the ball in short and Morgan's attempt to abort his pull only resorted in a healthy top edge to the wicketkeeper. When Buttler fell in the Powerplay, England's last hope of a powerful finish went with him.

Andrew McGlashan is a senior assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • cric_J on June 1, 2013, 4:25 GMT

    Good win for NZ and Guptill played very well for his century.He steered the chase nicely after that initial disaster. NZ are better in ODIs than in tests and t20 and I won't be much surprised if they make the semis from Group-A as they have a knack of lifting their game at most ICC events.

    Poor performance by England. The batsmen kept getting in and getting out and that never helps in ODIs.It was a decent opening stand but no one in the middle order took up responsibility and thus a below par total. Some of the shots that got them out were horrifying.

    For the bowlers , Jimmy was excellent and Swanny did very well to control the run flow.Bres bowled pretty well and deserved a wicket or two.

    What I really hate is that every time Broady seems to be hitting back some form , he finds a way to injure himself. He and Finny need to recover fast as Woakes was downright pathetic yesterday and Jade was no less , blowing away that second over after Jimmy got 2 wkts in the first one.

  • Pyketts on June 3, 2013, 12:45 GMT

    @JG2704 I think that Trott showed what he could do given the time to bat yesterday.He's got to be given the time to build an innings (or there's no point in having him there). Bell can adapt his game a little more that Trott and can be slightly more aggressive. Still think I'd have both Bell and Trott in the team and think that Trott opening gives him the time to build an innings and if that mean Bell drops out so be it (although I'm not sure there is a proven alternative and Bells fielding is normally pretty good as well).

    KP is (sadly) the key to us having any chance of being a decent ODI and T20 side. If he can score quickly it allows the other to play closer to their natural game.

    I still say that Cook is the biggest issue as he's such a good player but I could see a Trott/Carburry (or someone similar) partnership being our most effective, balanced partnership

  • on June 3, 2013, 3:33 GMT

    @cric_j. What about Cooky,Trotty,Woakesy,Derbachy,Bresnany ..you get the point ..lol

  • JG2704 on June 2, 2013, 21:31 GMT

    @Pyketts on (June 2, 2013, 11:31 GMT) You're going to think I hate Bell as I was dead against him coming back into the OD side , but to be fair he's done ok. His first (unsuccessful) run in the ODI side he was batting all over the place but I seem to remember him playing alot between 3 and 5. I just think Trott and Bell are too similar (tempo wise) so moving Trott to open ahead of Bell when Bell has has been the in his best ODI form would seem pointless as Trott will not likely do anything different from Bell. Personally (and I've always said this) , I'd like to see a faster scorer opening although up til this series the Cook,Bell,Trott top 3 has worked well. I just wonder if when/if KP returns if they could rotate Bell and Trott ?

  • Pyketts on June 2, 2013, 11:31 GMT

    @JG2074 good point re moving the order around but Trott's never really going to have a S/R of 100+ on a consistant basis so if he opens it gives him time to build his innings (I know the way England bat at times he's in early anyway!). I also feel Bell would be more effective (if he can get beyond 30) coming in at 4 or 5.

    I feel that Cook is the odd man out but they won't drop him (and to be honest, even though I'm contradicting myself, I probably wouldn't at this point).

    Bres did well but I think that we've got better (when fit) but he's a good back up.

  • 5wombats on June 2, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    @Shan156 on (June 2, 2013, 2:28 GMT) Lol mate I thought there had to be some good explanation....

  • JG2704 on June 2, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    @Shan - Yeah I forgot , it's that transition time that teams seem to go through when Eng beat them

  • Shan156 on June 2, 2013, 2:28 GMT

    @JG2704, you still don't get it, do you? Eng. won in Ind. because Ind. were rebuilding. If Sachin, Zaheer, and Harbhajan were in full form and Dravid, Laxman, Kumble, Ganguly, Srinath, Kapil, Vengsarkar, Amarnath, Gavaskar, Borde, and Wadekar had not retired, Eng. would have been whitewashed 4-0 not only in India but also in Eng. They should have been whitewashed anyway in India but they were lucky that they scored more runs and took more wickets than did India. They got several decisions in their favor, the pitches were not turning when the Indian spinners bowled, the pitch got bad for batting for Indian batsmen played and global warming helped Eng too.

    A few words of advice for you - before you post anything, write something like "Eng. were thrashed by SA at home and Pak. away, so they don't deserve to play cricket", "Eng. got lucky to win in India" (don't mention "Eng. beat India"), "Eng. batsmen and bowlers are the worst", and "SRT is God". Don't ever refer to the 2011 series.

  • Bring_back_Wright on June 2, 2013, 1:49 GMT

    Tried to post yesterday but couldn't :(

    @kapcharlie, I have to disagree regarding sportsmanship. As a kiwi I didn't see anything wrong with reviewing that. Firstly, it was only going to be overturned if t was clearly out, in which case he would have deserved to be out and England would have fully deserved the wicket. Secondly, I don't think you want to just give him a hundred, make him wait, add to the nerves. Cricket is all about confidence, a hundred makes you feel much better than 99, especially if you don't have the best conversion rate. There should be no free rides in professional sport, and i think england were right to reveiw that. Ultimately in that game it would have been meaningless, but in terms of the series....who knows. That's my take on it anyway.

  • JG2704 on June 1, 2013, 19:47 GMT

    @Krunal Patel on (June 1, 2013, 9:00 GMT) What a charming post. Full of the joys of summer. TBH - I'm not really seeing these "We don't care" comms

    Out of interest what has Steyn,Sub Continent Pitches and India have to do with this thread? - Just that I thought this was about the 1st ODI of a series vs NZ?

    Just one point , I do remember SA beat us at home but they earned that win by playing better cricket , just like in turn England earned their win vs India last year which I believe was away - as in your home?

  • cric_J on June 1, 2013, 4:25 GMT

    Good win for NZ and Guptill played very well for his century.He steered the chase nicely after that initial disaster. NZ are better in ODIs than in tests and t20 and I won't be much surprised if they make the semis from Group-A as they have a knack of lifting their game at most ICC events.

    Poor performance by England. The batsmen kept getting in and getting out and that never helps in ODIs.It was a decent opening stand but no one in the middle order took up responsibility and thus a below par total. Some of the shots that got them out were horrifying.

    For the bowlers , Jimmy was excellent and Swanny did very well to control the run flow.Bres bowled pretty well and deserved a wicket or two.

    What I really hate is that every time Broady seems to be hitting back some form , he finds a way to injure himself. He and Finny need to recover fast as Woakes was downright pathetic yesterday and Jade was no less , blowing away that second over after Jimmy got 2 wkts in the first one.

  • Pyketts on June 3, 2013, 12:45 GMT

    @JG2704 I think that Trott showed what he could do given the time to bat yesterday.He's got to be given the time to build an innings (or there's no point in having him there). Bell can adapt his game a little more that Trott and can be slightly more aggressive. Still think I'd have both Bell and Trott in the team and think that Trott opening gives him the time to build an innings and if that mean Bell drops out so be it (although I'm not sure there is a proven alternative and Bells fielding is normally pretty good as well).

    KP is (sadly) the key to us having any chance of being a decent ODI and T20 side. If he can score quickly it allows the other to play closer to their natural game.

    I still say that Cook is the biggest issue as he's such a good player but I could see a Trott/Carburry (or someone similar) partnership being our most effective, balanced partnership

  • on June 3, 2013, 3:33 GMT

    @cric_j. What about Cooky,Trotty,Woakesy,Derbachy,Bresnany ..you get the point ..lol

  • JG2704 on June 2, 2013, 21:31 GMT

    @Pyketts on (June 2, 2013, 11:31 GMT) You're going to think I hate Bell as I was dead against him coming back into the OD side , but to be fair he's done ok. His first (unsuccessful) run in the ODI side he was batting all over the place but I seem to remember him playing alot between 3 and 5. I just think Trott and Bell are too similar (tempo wise) so moving Trott to open ahead of Bell when Bell has has been the in his best ODI form would seem pointless as Trott will not likely do anything different from Bell. Personally (and I've always said this) , I'd like to see a faster scorer opening although up til this series the Cook,Bell,Trott top 3 has worked well. I just wonder if when/if KP returns if they could rotate Bell and Trott ?

  • Pyketts on June 2, 2013, 11:31 GMT

    @JG2074 good point re moving the order around but Trott's never really going to have a S/R of 100+ on a consistant basis so if he opens it gives him time to build his innings (I know the way England bat at times he's in early anyway!). I also feel Bell would be more effective (if he can get beyond 30) coming in at 4 or 5.

    I feel that Cook is the odd man out but they won't drop him (and to be honest, even though I'm contradicting myself, I probably wouldn't at this point).

    Bres did well but I think that we've got better (when fit) but he's a good back up.

  • 5wombats on June 2, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    @Shan156 on (June 2, 2013, 2:28 GMT) Lol mate I thought there had to be some good explanation....

  • JG2704 on June 2, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    @Shan - Yeah I forgot , it's that transition time that teams seem to go through when Eng beat them

  • Shan156 on June 2, 2013, 2:28 GMT

    @JG2704, you still don't get it, do you? Eng. won in Ind. because Ind. were rebuilding. If Sachin, Zaheer, and Harbhajan were in full form and Dravid, Laxman, Kumble, Ganguly, Srinath, Kapil, Vengsarkar, Amarnath, Gavaskar, Borde, and Wadekar had not retired, Eng. would have been whitewashed 4-0 not only in India but also in Eng. They should have been whitewashed anyway in India but they were lucky that they scored more runs and took more wickets than did India. They got several decisions in their favor, the pitches were not turning when the Indian spinners bowled, the pitch got bad for batting for Indian batsmen played and global warming helped Eng too.

    A few words of advice for you - before you post anything, write something like "Eng. were thrashed by SA at home and Pak. away, so they don't deserve to play cricket", "Eng. got lucky to win in India" (don't mention "Eng. beat India"), "Eng. batsmen and bowlers are the worst", and "SRT is God". Don't ever refer to the 2011 series.

  • Bring_back_Wright on June 2, 2013, 1:49 GMT

    Tried to post yesterday but couldn't :(

    @kapcharlie, I have to disagree regarding sportsmanship. As a kiwi I didn't see anything wrong with reviewing that. Firstly, it was only going to be overturned if t was clearly out, in which case he would have deserved to be out and England would have fully deserved the wicket. Secondly, I don't think you want to just give him a hundred, make him wait, add to the nerves. Cricket is all about confidence, a hundred makes you feel much better than 99, especially if you don't have the best conversion rate. There should be no free rides in professional sport, and i think england were right to reveiw that. Ultimately in that game it would have been meaningless, but in terms of the series....who knows. That's my take on it anyway.

  • JG2704 on June 1, 2013, 19:47 GMT

    @Krunal Patel on (June 1, 2013, 9:00 GMT) What a charming post. Full of the joys of summer. TBH - I'm not really seeing these "We don't care" comms

    Out of interest what has Steyn,Sub Continent Pitches and India have to do with this thread? - Just that I thought this was about the 1st ODI of a series vs NZ?

    Just one point , I do remember SA beat us at home but they earned that win by playing better cricket , just like in turn England earned their win vs India last year which I believe was away - as in your home?

  • JG2704 on June 1, 2013, 19:36 GMT

    @trav29 on (June 1, 2013, 13:00 GMT) Yeah , I know you were just saying that Prior is not the answer. It's strange because you'd think he's be ideal for shorter formats. I suppose also , he'd ended up being rested half the time anyway and I don't theink it would work. I'm not sure with Jos. I've seen him keep for Somerset when Craig has been on Eng duty and he's done ok so I wonder if it's a pressure thing - with Somerset (2011/12) he'd just be standing in and knew it wasn't permenant.

  • trav29 on June 1, 2013, 13:00 GMT

    @jg buttler did initially get picked as a batsman only for England so not outwith the realms of possibility that could happen in future should his keeping not progress. I was just making the point that recalling prior to keep and dropping buttler doesn't solve what I think the problem is in our batting, even if prior could transfer his test form to ODIs, something he has struggled with previously.

  • maddy20 on June 1, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    Well its a given that Eng can't win without their SA imports. KP is the one who wins them most games and without him they will even lose to Bangladesh and Ireland. I was laughing my rear off when Gibson predicted them as favorites. SA and Aus are the two teams to watchout for!

  • cloudmess on June 1, 2013, 11:19 GMT

    Why is it that as soon as England go into one-day mode they start picking 2nd XI players? NZ seem to do the opposite.

  • JG2704 on June 1, 2013, 9:58 GMT

    @trav29 on (June 1, 2013, 9:03 GMT) Jos's WK has not been too great for Eng but he is a work in progress and I think that while Eng could do with a better WK , they want to keep Jos in the side and maybe feel the other 5 batsmen are undroppable - even for KP. Personally - and I hope it's not just because he plays for Somerset - I think he's possibly the most dangerous batsman we have (inc KP) and the array of shots he has is as good as anyone in world cricket. I wonder if England would ever be brave enough to have a specialist WK (maybe someone like Davies or if they don't deem him too old Foster or even Jonny although I'm not sure if he is that great as a WK either) in the side as well as Jos and drop one of the established accumulatiors?

  • JG2704 on June 1, 2013, 9:50 GMT

    @5Wombats - Derbach is frustrating.No one has morepassion but he often tries to overdo the variations and comes unstuck.I think he overcomplicates his gam.When he gets his yorkers or slower balls spot on I'd say he's as hard to play as anyone.Prob is that if he's slightly off he gets punished and because he maybe overdoes the slower balls they become more predictable.I like him but you can't/shouldn't keep someone in the side because you like what they're trying to do if the results are more often than not bad. disappointed re Jos as he had the overs to build an inns but maybe was caught between 2 mindsets.I also wonder if they do talk about targets ? They were saying on the radio about a 300 pitch when maybe if they aimed for 250 or even better didn't have a target it might have served them better?Hopefully Jos will learn when to play those shots but like KP we want him to carry on playing those shots as that's where he's had his success and what makes him so dangerous/watchable

  • yorkshirematt on June 1, 2013, 9:42 GMT

    1st ODI in NZ- England win, 2nd ODI-NZ win, 3rd ODI- ENG win, first ODI over here- NZ win. Can you see where this is going?

  • trav29 on June 1, 2013, 9:03 GMT

    @greatest game

    we recalled prior as a desperate measure just before the last WC despite his previously poor ODI record and he failed bigtime , why repeat history ?

    happy for prior to just concentrate on tests , buttler deserves his chance based on his list A record

  • on June 1, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    So according to the England fans - "We don't care about ODI's" That's the excuse for never winning a ODI world cup. However what's the excuse for not being #1 in test cricket for decades and when you finally are, you don't even hold onto that ranking for more than a year? You talk about India and this and that, however India held on to that title for way more than a year for one. Not only that but we've also won a t20 wc and two odi world cups. Stop making excuses, you guys invented cricket, however you have been unsuccessful for most of the years. While you may think you have a great team now, you are very much like india where you play amazing at home but struggle away. Remember that we didn't let south africa beat us at home. So enjoy making excuses while you lose to the kwis in odis. You guys are no more than green track bullies as India are flat track bullies. Please check your fast bowlers records on sub continent pitches and then talk about Steyn.

  • Greatest_Game on June 1, 2013, 8:31 GMT

    Best thing England could do it take off the blinkers and bring Prior into the team. He makes it on his batting alone, & would put Trott, Bell & the assorted kids to shame. Odds are he can bowl better than Dernbach too!

  • 5wombats on June 1, 2013, 8:08 GMT

    Agreed with many posters here about Dernbach. TBH though the bowlers had no chance because the batsmen had already blown it. The audible sighs around Lords as Dernbach was getting crashed for yet another 4 tell their own story I think the fans have had enough. We have other better bowlers Onions for eg. I don't believe Broad + Finn are injured. I think this team here at Lords was experimental and/or a result of resting and rotation. Agree with those posters saying Eng top 3 is too stodgy/slow - Cook I can accept but Bell + esp Trott seem unable to force the rate when required. Batting is the problem. Buttler and Root both had a brain fade, Woakes was trying to force the rate. Would like to see Woakes kept in and Dernbach dumped once and for all. Come on England sort it out!

  • pt_pt on June 1, 2013, 7:18 GMT

    England bowlers struggled with out the ball swinging, can see a bit weakness there, and the NZ batsman were much more positive in the game, hence now a couple of their players getting in some form. It will be interesting to see if England can bounce back in the next game, or if NZ can turn things around finally and string a couple of wins together.

  • VillageBlacksmith on June 1, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    usual but continually ever decreasing 'sublime' innings from bell... it really is time for him to go... he also now is starting to look significantly overweight, a by product of sitting in the pavilion being out, instead of being out there... Eng need someone hungry for runs... and what JB is doing sitting on the bench after his previous short format heroics for Eng defies belief... someone needs to be able to show some gumption vs slow bowling... trotty to open, kp when he is back, and JB in, it is the end for bell, the bell end...

  • JG2704 on June 1, 2013, 7:10 GMT

    @jackiethepen on (May 31, 2013, 20:23 GMT) Agree with you on this one although I'm not sure I'd have Woakes in the ODI side and Trott,Bell and Cook in the same ODI side I was against Bell being reselected for ODIs but that decision was made before Giles was on the scene

    @Shan156 on (May 31, 2013, 20:12 GMT) Yeah , he makes the same bold predictions with the same accuracy on other threads too. I think one day one of his predictions will come true and he will then return telling us about it

    @Pyketts on (May 31, 2013, 23:40 GMT) Did you not think Bres did a good enough job with ball yesterday? Also would you not say to open with KP or stick with Bell rather than shuffle it all around

  • on June 1, 2013, 6:42 GMT

    Guptill is one of the most unrated openers..

  • Jayzuz on June 1, 2013, 5:58 GMT

    The kiwis are always competitive in ODIs and T20s, so no great surprise here. England need Finn and maybe Broad, although the latter isn't much chop in short formats either. As I have been saying, the Champions Trophy is pretty open. @FFL, I wouldn't harp on too much about that lightning-fast two week tour that the AUS ODI team took to England a year or so ago. They'll be well prepared this time round. I have a feeling they'll do pretty well.

  • on June 1, 2013, 5:14 GMT

    A refreshing win for NZ before the Champions Trophy. Good luck NZ. England would have to rethink about their pace attack with the exception Anderson.

  • on June 1, 2013, 4:21 GMT

    i don't know why eng selectors keep picking dernbach in odis,he is very over-rated...also congratulations to NZ,they played really well and deserved to win this match.....Mitchell McClenaghan bowled some beauties to cook(i think he beat his bat thrice in an over that too in successive deliveries) early on,southee continued his good form and NZ fielders backed their bowlers which made tough for ENG to score....if eng had scored abt 260-270 then they had chance but with 228 NZ r always in the game...swann was the only threat for NZ batsmen but they played him well by giving one wicket away...eng need to improve their batting if they want to win this champions trophy...cricinfo pls publish.....

  • landl47 on June 1, 2013, 3:34 GMT

    First, well played New Zealand, Bowled well, fielded very well and Guptill and Taylor steered the run chase. The downside for them is that Brendon McCullum's form in NZ seems to have deserted him completely. Still, his brother bowled well.

    England needed someone to stay there and build a big innings for others to play off, as Guptill did for NZ. The top four all got good starts and got out chasing too ambitiously. I see Morgan and Buttler as innings finishers, not innings builders, and neither of them played well. Woakes looked a reasonable #7, but his bowling is not good enough yet.

    As for Dernbach, it's as though the selectors can't believe they picked someone that bad and keep picking him in the hope they'll be vindicated. A brilliant first over by Anderson, Dernbach comes on, bowls two wides in his first 4 balls, a full-toss that goes for 4, gives up 9 runs in the over and England's momentum disappears like a bacon sandwich at a trucker's breakfast.

    Never again, PLEASE.

  • IPLSUX on June 1, 2013, 2:56 GMT

    @mihil - actually NZ usually play well at major tournaments...

  • Min2000 on June 1, 2013, 2:43 GMT

    Well played Marty "Two Toes" Guptill - such a pleasure to watch him in full cry. A tall, well balanced player who can make batting look very easy at times. Taylor's experience and professionalism really shone through in his innings, too.

    Also want to congratulate the bowlers (once again led by Southee), who stuck to their plans and refused to let England off the hook, even when Trott and Root threatened to cut loose.

  • siddhartha87 on June 1, 2013, 2:36 GMT

    Derbanch ,Wokes and Bresnan in same bowling attack,seriously it's just too risky. Without Finn England pace attack in 50 overs cricket is only mediocre at best.In absence of KP i think Bell and Morgan needs to take more responsibility. England have Cook,Bell and Trott at no 1 ,no 2 and no3 position.Enough reason for them to not win the Champions Trophy

    Nice to see Guptil scoring some runs in ODIs.That guy averages 38 and 35 respectively in ODIs and T20s.I wonder why he always fail at the test level.

  • RednWhiteArmy on June 1, 2013, 2:25 GMT

    Good turnaround by NZ, they will be competative in the upcoming ODI tournament. Lets face it australia came to England last year and lost 4-0 to this same England side, NZ look much better. They will be used to the English conditions more than most other countries following the tests & this series. NZ might be worth 20 squid down the bookies.

  • on June 1, 2013, 2:12 GMT

    Questions does anyone know why James Franklin still gets picked??!

  • on June 1, 2013, 1:47 GMT

    Interesting..now group A became more tough to handle. Srilanka will have to play with their hearts out. But we can be sure NZ will buckle against us, as they have done so many times before in major tournaments. Hope it will be the same this time around as well!! Cheers!!

  • on June 1, 2013, 1:17 GMT

    Hey Tim , no idea why James Franklin is even there. His bowling has become below par , he must be there for his experience and his batting skills. To be honest I dont think James has much to offer anymore to NZ in the ODI department. Kyle Mills is another one still hanging around. More for his batting skills at the tail end . At 34 Mills days are numbered , although he bowled well

  • lyoung on June 1, 2013, 0:35 GMT

    Well done Guptill, this is why he should give up on test cricket and concentrate on shorter-format instead. He could become one of NZ's ODI and Twenty 20 greats.

  • realfan on June 1, 2013, 0:25 GMT

    what dernabach doing there??? he is like ishant sharma in our indian team... both are useless and gets numerous chances..... wont england have any fast bowler than dernbach?? i heard some names, tremlet, onions, ...... even Dimitri Mascarenhas is good..... or i have to think this way, england have some kind of reservation that they should include atleast one non england player in the team whenever they play.... any way..newzeland played well ... they are emerging to be favorites in CT....

  • Pyketts on May 31, 2013, 23:40 GMT

    England had two key bowlers out which weakened them. NZ are a good one day team so whilst it's disapointing it's not the that shocking that they lost.

    Agree that Dernbach needs to go and that Woakes isn't good enough/ready yet (needs to be an all-rounder as I don't think his bowling will be good enough).

    KP coming back will help out but too many batsman get into the 20's/30's at a strike rate of less than 70 and then get out. Personally I'd go with Cook,Trott, KP, Bell, Butler, Root, Bopra (one last chance) Broad, Swann, Finn, Anderson. 4 top bowlers and then 10 overs between Bopra, Troot, Root.

    On another note, is Tremlett injured again as I'd take him over Rankin?

  • on May 31, 2013, 23:28 GMT

    Anyone know why Grant Elliott didn't bowl at all? Franklin can be dreadfully expensive, and it's a lot to ask Williamson to be the main backup bowler.

  • on May 31, 2013, 23:01 GMT

    @shan, ignore his comments completely. Being an Indian I believe on paper South Africa are favorites, and the other team is Sri Lanka if Mahela and Sanga are in form, as they have good swing bowlers for new ball and malinga for the death. If murali vijay bats like he did in test series - by playing to survive the swinging new ball - then India have a chance, provided their bowlers remain fit. But these If's are too big to win any confidence from a cricket fan.

  • on May 31, 2013, 22:45 GMT

    New Zeland will be one of the team is going to qualify from group A

  • cricketlover111 on May 31, 2013, 22:08 GMT

    NZ are a better one day on paper than England. The only English players I would include in the NZ team would be Anderson, Root and maybe Cook. NZ are an average test team at best due to poor batting technique on wearing pitches, but on good one day tracks should beat England every time.

  • on May 31, 2013, 22:07 GMT

    Pretty poor performance from England, though Cook's captaincy has gone up a notch; unfortunately the players let him down. The batting was fairly clueless, attempting to force a pace that didn't need forcing. Bell and Trott particularly culpable. The bowling was worse. Dernbach's not up to it, not until he's spent a few years in county cricket working out where the top of off is, NZ started, Anderson created pressure and then Dernbach ruined it by spraying the ball all over the shop. Woakes I'm afraid is simply cannon fodder at this level. You can't get away with bowling at his pace unless you're Mohammed Asif. And not in prison. NZ were excellent, well organised and, bar McCullum's brain-fade, efficient. Nice to see Randy rates Anderson all of a sudden. He was excellent.

  • Garp on May 31, 2013, 21:13 GMT

    If Woakes and Dermbauch is what the future holds for England bowling I hate to think how low we'll end up. Just woeful bowling by everyone but Swan and Anderson and the batting was the usual disaster. How on earth Bell still is selected is anyones guess. BUt that character Woakes is the sorriest excuse for a bowler I've seen in the last 5 years maybe even 10.

  • JG2704 on May 31, 2013, 21:07 GMT

    Well played Guptil and the NZ bowlers.

    From England , Swann,Tim and Jimmy come out with credit but it was all in all a bad day at the office from the bad red kit , to losing the toss to the frustrating batting display where all bar Morgan made starts and no one got into the 40s. I've never been a fan of having Bell,Cook and Trott at the top and while all the batsmen were equally culpable , I wonder if this proves my fears of what happens when the adept trio don't build a platform? Jos missed a great opportunity to show others what he can do and has been doing for Somerset for the last few years. I think Tim has put his name at the top of the list for the number 7 spot - definitely above Woakes anyway. Woakes seems to be the better batsman but Bres the better bowler (in this format). So if their going for a 4/1 pace/spin ratio I suggest Bres is in for the CT.

  • Baseball-Sucks on May 31, 2013, 21:07 GMT

    @ kc69 : We never said that Sri Lanka n England will make it to the semis from GROUP B coz that's impossible as the both teams are in GROUP A. lol We said Sri Lanka n England will make it to the semis from GROUP A. And yes they will do so as predicted. The Champions Trophy hasn't started yet dude. The outcome of this game has no bearing on how England are gonna perform in the CT. England had an off day today. So then, you accept that India have no chance against Pakistan since India have lost to Pakistan 2:1. right ??? lol just take a hike pal.

  • IPSY on May 31, 2013, 21:01 GMT

    Ross Taylor, the only world class batsman in this NZ team can make a VERY BIG NAME for himself, if he tries to emulate the Gt B C Lara, the greatest batsman of All Time, 2nd only to Badman. I'm not saying that Taylor has the god-given gift of Lara; but he's 3 classes ahead of the next best batsman in NZ, and should try to do what Lara did: "Take on the rest of the world SINGLE HANDEDLY for his team"! When Lara played, his team was too weak to win regularly, but the opposition was AFRAID OF HIM; as they knew in him alone, there was a whole team! He was like combining the other batsmen in the world into one person. Only he could score 501*+ 400*+ 375 + 277, etc! His peerless ability was first exposed when he was a kid playing first class cricket for T&T against the Marshalls, Holdings, Ambroses, Walshes, Pattersons, etc, in the most cruel local cricket competition on earth - the fastest bowlers of All Time on the fastest pitches! To be "A Lara" should be the goal of all young batsmen.

  • JG2704 on May 31, 2013, 20:54 GMT

    @vimal03 on (May 31, 2013, 18:13 GMT) You're talking rubbish. England had a bad day at the office and sure they can improve but re having no fire power in the last 10 overs - Morgan,Buttler and Root can do a job and have done a job - just not today. Re the bowlers - do you actually mean Until The Ball Swings or do you mean When The Ball Swings?

    I wouldn't say England are favourites but their 2012/13 form contradicts what you say about an inability to play this format

  • ricky8741 on May 31, 2013, 20:38 GMT

    england doesn"t care abouut t29 or tests so this defeat would"t bother them

  • kc69 on May 31, 2013, 20:35 GMT

    This is for all those Sri Lankan fans who said England and Sri Lanka will make it to semi's from group B

  • jackiethepen on May 31, 2013, 20:23 GMT

    Bobmartin might be right about the Warks factor re. Boyd Rankin but not regarding Bell, Trott and Woakes who were all selected for the squad and managed by Flower long before Giles became coach. Bell was selected and managed by Fletcher when Giles wasn't even managing Warwickshire! So get your facts right before you launch a tirade against Giles. Trott was in the squad under Flower and so was Woakes. As for going into the match with only one front line bowler - are you not aware that Broad and Finn were supposed to play and are carrying niggles from the Test match? Dernbach is also a Flower pick. What IS worrying is that our reserve bowlers don't look up to it. Anderson gave England the perfect start at 1-2 but Dernbach couldn't back him up. Neither could Woakes. I would personally drop both of them. There are better bowlers to try out. I am not convinced about Boyd Rankin either.

  • kiwicricketnut on May 31, 2013, 20:19 GMT

    Got to feel for ronchi a bit, finnally gets a chance and blows it, mccullum was cleaver again, using williamson in the power play was very smart. This go slow at the start of an innings aproach that most teams seem to have adopted is stupid, its putting all your eggs in the power play basket, which more often than not back fires. This approach is ok when chasing small or moderate totals but when setting a total surely putting the bowling team under pressure with quick scoring gives you a better chance of posting a big score, if you lose a couple of wickets then play cautiously but all england did was make it easy for nz to chase, even after a shocking start there was no run rate pressure, i cant figure out the logic.

  • Shan156 on May 31, 2013, 20:12 GMT

    @brusselslion, rotfl. I was thinking the same thing. I was worried that NZ would cream us in this series till I saw gsingh7's predictions. Unfortunately, gsingh7 has jinxed India's chances in the CT too. Sorry Indian fans, your team may as well pack their bags now.

  • yorkshirematt on May 31, 2013, 20:07 GMT

    @RandyOz Now you're living over here do you just go around insulting poms for fun? I can't imagine anyone less suited to living here! Put it this way, I'm not a fan of Aus, mainly because for 30 of my 35 years the idea of Aus as the arch sporting enemy, whether in rugby or cricket, has been drummed into me. Hence I have absolutely no intention of moving there!

  • hhillbumper on May 31, 2013, 19:59 GMT

    Don'y know why.heard Dernbach was in the team and put a bet on the Kiwis. He should never ever play for England again.

  • BRUTALANALYST on May 31, 2013, 19:51 GMT

    I still think Carberry is the best ODI opener to partner Cook and not sure why Derbach is in the side Tremlett or Onions make a much stronger 11.

  • BRUTALANALYST on May 31, 2013, 19:46 GMT

    LOVE the new New Zealand kit ! England's is striking red but so bland and what's with the blue hats ? haha anyway great contest after Jimmy's first over didn't think NZ would be up for it but Guptill had other ideas, class knock !

  • on May 31, 2013, 19:44 GMT

    Dernbach, Bresnan and Woakes. England only have room for 2 of those guys. None of them should be sharing the new ball. Well played NZ - always have been a great ODI side and proved it again today. Guptill, Taylor, McCullum and Williamson are a real power house batting if they get the chance. Southee is a class seamer. Well played Black Caps. Looking forward to Sunday

  • gsingh7 on May 31, 2013, 19:40 GMT

    it must be dernbach fault , no? put irish born rankin instead. i said nz will win 3-0 and they already up 1-0 . well done guptill, recently his average was similar to martin's average in tests. this century wud certainly help

  • on May 31, 2013, 19:39 GMT

    @nlpdave, what exactly is mediocre about the NZ attack? Mills has a better ODI record than Anderson, Southee has a better record than Woakes (and Broad) and McClenaghan ain't half bad either. The only area where Eng are superior are Steven Finn and Graeme Swann. Sure, Root, Trott, Buttler and Morgan got themselves out, but that was because they couldn't score fast enough (Morgan actually got done by a decent piece of bowling, but I'll let you have that one to make you feel better)

  • on May 31, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    Jadejafan - Yep, and South Africa can have him back! Absolute waste of space, why England stick with him I don't know. brusselslion is spot on, he tries too much! Hit a good area every ball instead of trying something different every ball!

  • EnglishCricket on May 31, 2013, 19:13 GMT

    England had an off-day that's why New Zealand won and consider yourself lucky cause I doubt it will happen in the remaining 2 games plus the Champions Trophy match.

  • on May 31, 2013, 19:10 GMT

    The team win, will have high morale in the Champions Trophy..!!!

  • nlpdave on May 31, 2013, 18:59 GMT

    An all too typical England one day performance against a quite mediocre attack. When the target is so low ODI's are mind numbingly boring as NZ pushed and prodded their way to victory. I'd play Darren Stevens; even nearing 40 he's still a better cricketer than half this lot.

  • 5wombats on May 31, 2013, 18:51 GMT

    The wombats were at Lords today. NZ completely controlled the game. Cloudy and overcast for much of Englands innings - but there wasn't too much swing. England batsmen in the main got themselves out stupidly. Silliest of the bunch was Trott who played a terrible shot to hole out on the boundary. So - England batsmen did not post anywhere near enough runs. Then NZ batted in hot bright sunshine and it was a cake walk for them. Glad to see Guptill hit his hundred off the last ball - excellent innings although he very nearly missed out! Anderson bowled well and Swann at times - but Woakes got some terrible stick and Root had to supply some overs due to that. Dernbach was also very ordinary. This match wasn't close. Once NZ got past the initial danger losing two quickly at the start the result was never in any doubt. England will have to up their game several clicks in order to compete. Well played New Zealand.

  • Eat_Sleep_Play_Cricket on May 31, 2013, 18:40 GMT

    What a shameful performance from English batters. Each one of them gave their wicket away! Its hard to switch from test mindset to one day but playing atrocious shots! Wow!. On top of this commentators want us to believe English are the favs to lift the trophy. Enough said!

  • bobmartin on May 31, 2013, 18:30 GMT

    Agree 100% regarding Dernbach (over-rated) and the nepotism in respect of Warks (Bell, Trott, Woakes and now Boyd-Rankin)..Mind you, what can you expect from Giles (ex -Warks player and coach). Imagine anyone in their right mind going into an ODI with Anderson as the only front line strike bowler. Too many bits and pieces players... which may well be a throw-back to the days when Giles was an England player when that was de rigueur and equally unsuccessful. Is it any wonder the Kiwis walked it. Any hopes England may have harboured about success in the forthcoming Champions Trophy looks like wishful thinking so long as this nonsense continues...Get a grip Andy Flower and get back to what we pay you for...managing England cricket.. not delegating it to someone ill-qualified to do it.

  • vimal03 on May 31, 2013, 18:13 GMT

    For the people (Including English commentators) says that England is the favourites for this Champions T. There are lot of things to talk about were England can improve their skills in one day and T20 format. England clearly a good team in test match but in ODI's they lack fire power in the last 10 overs and their bowlers are only good until the ball swings. I don't even see England going to semis. I think they all talking things with the records of others teams in England. Which is totally going to be painful for England.

  • on May 31, 2013, 18:12 GMT

    well that went not-even-close-to-plan. Luckily, we have some decent ODI batsmen (Taylor and Guptill both average the same as Sangakkara in ODIs before anyone corrects me) to get us over the line. B-Mac's shot was irresponsible, as per usual. And Richard, any champion team is built on the backs of a good/great bowling attack. It's why India couldn't hold number one in Tests for very long. If this Eng side were playing 5 years ago, they would have been number one in Tests and ODIs

  • brusselslion on May 31, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    Didn't see the match but it sounds like NZ were in complete control (apart from the 1st over of their innings) so well played to them.

    Dernbach is his own worst enemy. Part of his problem is that he seems to try something different every ball when he should just try and bowl line and length. Like the other posters, I think that it's time to put him out to grass (and I'm a Surrey supporter).

    On the positive side, as an England fan, I'm now convinced that we will win this series 2-1 and that India have no chance of winning the Champions Trophy. Reasons? @gsingth7 predicts a 3-0 NZ series win and an Indian success and we all know how accurate his tips have proved to be over the past couple of years. ..... Right, where's that Ladbrokes' number gone .....

  • RameshRayaprolu on May 31, 2013, 18:08 GMT

    watch out for NZ in champions trophy !!

  • Jadejafan on May 31, 2013, 18:01 GMT

    Isn't Jade Dernbach South African? :)

  • on May 31, 2013, 17:51 GMT

    Dernbach got a wicket...yay...he cant be dropped!

  • Shan156 on May 31, 2013, 17:48 GMT

    Well played NZ, Guptill, and Taylor. England are better than this but they need to prove it on the field. Rankin is a welcome addition. Hopefully, Broad and Finn are ok. When is the Eng. mgmt going to turn back from Dernbach?

  • mukesh_LOVE.cricket on May 31, 2013, 17:45 GMT

    seriously , whats dernbach doing in that squad ? out of the major teams India has one of the weakest pace attack and i don't think even our selectors would select him! he simply let the game off the hook right from that second over he bowled

  • RandyOZ on May 31, 2013, 17:39 GMT

    And we were led to believe by the press and English players that they were favourite for the Champions trophy? Are you kidding? Apart from Anderson there is zero talent in the bowling department, hence the Rankin poaching.

  • RandyOZ on May 31, 2013, 17:38 GMT

    And the poaching continues with Rankin, they have seemingly poached South Africa dry so are now moving on to Ireland. Dockerill is probably next. As seen today, with Anderson the only bowler of test quality, the talent is wafer thin.

  • Speng on May 31, 2013, 17:36 GMT

    NZ scored more in this innings that most of their test matches... Wouldn't it have been better considering NZ's lack of skill against spin to go for a second spinner or even the swing stylings of Ravi Bee- Bop over Dernbach's lollipops? Chris Woakes? Really? Broad and Finn injured after two tests does not bode well for England's prospects for the rest of the season. England seriously lacks depth given the amount of cricket they play in general and this year in particular.

    I reckon a certain KP would've solved some of the problems today.

  • Patdabac on May 31, 2013, 17:36 GMT

    Oh yes it's all Dernbach's fault isn't it?. England are not that great in limited overs cricket and that is a fact. England have no good allrounders, the days of Paul Collingwood and Andrew Flintoff are over and England cannot win any major tournaments with quality allrounders. Their death bowling isn't that great either, most of the seamers can only use the new ball to swing the ball, the only reason England have done decent in English conditions in the last 2 years is because of the new rule about 2 new cricket balls. I rank the current WI and NZ squad much higher in ODI cricket than England's.

  • Kapcharlie on May 31, 2013, 17:30 GMT

    As a Pom I'm appalled that England would review Guptill on 99 when there was no chance of winning - very poor sportsmanship. Have to agree with others re. Dernbach - what are the selectors smoking and where do they get it

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on May 31, 2013, 17:28 GMT

    Interesting match. With Finn and Broad out last minute to injury, this isn't the team that Whitewashed Australia last year. Dernbach may have impressed those down at Surrey, but he should never be allowed to put on an England red ODI shirt again. He completely took the pressure off after Anderson was mesmerizing at the other end. Good to see so many fans from other teams following this match but there again seeing that England are proven just so much better than teams like India and Australia at Test match cricket, shorter-form cricket is fortunately there for others to cheer. Good to see Bresnan bowling well too, but Woakes definitely is a young-un who needs looking after in County cricket. Well bowled to Southee for using the Lords slope so well.

  • on May 31, 2013, 17:14 GMT

    Totally agree with you glance_to_leg. He's had enough chances, & is far too expensive. He's not in the team to help the batting so surely worth giving someone else a chance e.g Onions etc

  • 2nd_Slip on May 31, 2013, 17:11 GMT

    Out of all the South African players that have represented Eng of late I think Dernbach is the worst of them all, ironic because the core of Eng cricket side is built around South Africans.

  • jackthelad on May 31, 2013, 16:50 GMT

    England's and New Zealand's batting in fact was equally fragile in the Tests, with the exception of a good innings each by Root and Cook; the big difference was the depth of England's bowling. We're seeing a different story when two of the four England strike bowlers can't play.

  • glance_to_leg on May 31, 2013, 16:14 GMT

    Why on earth do England persist with Dernbach? He is far too expensive to play in any form of the game, and there are plenty of other talented seamers out there. I'd rather play Bopara ... as a bowler.

  • on May 31, 2013, 16:07 GMT

    Jade Dernbach - what is it that the selectors see in him?

  • wightred on May 31, 2013, 15:39 GMT

    Just seen that Boyd Rankin has been added to the ODI squad. Oh dear. Talk about old pals act Ashley.

  • on May 31, 2013, 14:54 GMT

    England are favourites for this tournament and this series as long as Dernbach isnt selected for too many games.

  • gsingh7 on May 31, 2013, 14:19 GMT

    nz will win this and next 2 . come on black caps win 3-0 and prepare well for champions trophy. although india are favourite to it.

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on May 31, 2013, 14:14 GMT

    We all know Prior is the world's best wicket-keeper/batsman but young Jos Buttler looks set to be a series challenge to him with this level of catching and athleticism. Amazing catch. Continues England's long and proud record of producing outstanding world-class keepers. And Australia can only muster a butter-fingers who drops everything! Golden.

  • on May 31, 2013, 13:53 GMT

    Well New Zealand should have this in the bag. Shame our batting line up in ODI's is looking as fragile as in tests. When will England stop relying on their bowlers to bail them out of trouble?

  • on May 31, 2013, 13:53 GMT

    Well New Zealand should have this in the bag. Shame our batting line up in ODI's is looking as fragile as in tests. When will England stop relying on their bowlers to bail them out of trouble?

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on May 31, 2013, 14:14 GMT

    We all know Prior is the world's best wicket-keeper/batsman but young Jos Buttler looks set to be a series challenge to him with this level of catching and athleticism. Amazing catch. Continues England's long and proud record of producing outstanding world-class keepers. And Australia can only muster a butter-fingers who drops everything! Golden.

  • gsingh7 on May 31, 2013, 14:19 GMT

    nz will win this and next 2 . come on black caps win 3-0 and prepare well for champions trophy. although india are favourite to it.

  • on May 31, 2013, 14:54 GMT

    England are favourites for this tournament and this series as long as Dernbach isnt selected for too many games.

  • wightred on May 31, 2013, 15:39 GMT

    Just seen that Boyd Rankin has been added to the ODI squad. Oh dear. Talk about old pals act Ashley.

  • on May 31, 2013, 16:07 GMT

    Jade Dernbach - what is it that the selectors see in him?

  • glance_to_leg on May 31, 2013, 16:14 GMT

    Why on earth do England persist with Dernbach? He is far too expensive to play in any form of the game, and there are plenty of other talented seamers out there. I'd rather play Bopara ... as a bowler.

  • jackthelad on May 31, 2013, 16:50 GMT

    England's and New Zealand's batting in fact was equally fragile in the Tests, with the exception of a good innings each by Root and Cook; the big difference was the depth of England's bowling. We're seeing a different story when two of the four England strike bowlers can't play.

  • 2nd_Slip on May 31, 2013, 17:11 GMT

    Out of all the South African players that have represented Eng of late I think Dernbach is the worst of them all, ironic because the core of Eng cricket side is built around South Africans.

  • on May 31, 2013, 17:14 GMT

    Totally agree with you glance_to_leg. He's had enough chances, & is far too expensive. He's not in the team to help the batting so surely worth giving someone else a chance e.g Onions etc