Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    20.6 floated up and Guptill goes after it again, skewed low towards cover this time - and has Stokes plucked a peach here?! Guptill is hanging around but Stokes is confident and the soft signal is out from the on-field umpires; is there anything to overrule on the replay? No, looks like it went skimming straight into those big paws, and England have another! Guptill struck it pretty well but it picked out one of the best fielders on the park, big wicket 79/5
    0.3 gone! This one pops off a good length as Munro looks to work one into the leg side. A huge looping leading edge, Buttler calls with the gloves, and England strike early! To be frank, that ball didn't actually do an awful lot, just a poor choice of stroke from a man who's been in a hurry all series 1/1
    9.4 wide on the crease, and inside-edged onto the leg stump! Wood's late hop in delivery stride does for the dangerous Williamson. He was looking to run the ball through third man, but his angles were all messed up by the change in line. That's a devastating blow for New Zealand 26/2
    16.4 there's the breakthrough! Beautiful flight from Rashid, late dip, a bit of turn, Latham is drawn into a hurried clip into the leg side, and lobs a simple chance to Ben Stokes at mid-on! 60/3
    17.3 round the wicket, rips off a length and tickles the off bail! Chapman looks flummoxed but it's all over, red rover... Beautiful ball, turn again for Moeen and it skipped past the outside edge to flick the top of the stumps with Chapman squared up and poking at it in vain 61/4
    43.5 a swing across the line, a steepling top-edge and Morgan in the covers pockets a simple chance. The end of a fine partnership, but New Zealand needed that pair to take this even deeper 177/7
    26.3 go grand, or go home... and De Grandhom(m)e is doing both! A filthy slog into the pristine Christchurch sky and Tom Curran settles under a straightforward catch after trotting in from long-on. A huge homer but doesn't have the distance and CDG is a goner 93/6
    48.1 banged in short, and smashed hard out to deep midwicket ... slightly top-edged, Hales circles, and clings onto a brilliant effort! That wasn't easy, he had to make good ground, the ball was dying on him all the time, and he scooped it low to his right with a tumble. He's not the sharpest of England's fielders, but he did well there 213/8
    48.2 what a stunning take! A slower ball long-hop from Woakes, Southee picked it well enough, thumped it hard and flat towards the midwicket fence, but Bairstow swoops round, one-handed, plucking it out of the air with his best Superman impression! It was the speed that made that special, nothing but a perfectly timed dive would do! And he had to be mindful of tumbling over the rope too. Unbelievably good 214/9
    49.5 all over Red Rover! Smashing across the line, off a full length, got a lot of bat on the shot, but Curran had taken the pace off the ball, and Stokes at deep midwicket makes no mistake with fingers pointed skywards 223/10
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    Extras
    7 (w 7)
    TOTAL
    223 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 4.47)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (C Munro, 0.3 ov), 2-26 (KS Williamson, 9.4 ov), 3-60 (TWM Latham, 16.4 ov), 4-61 (MS Chapman, 17.3 ov), 5-79 (MJ Guptill, 20.6 ov), 6-93 (C de Grandhomme, 26.3 ov), 7-177 (HM Nicholls, 43.5 ov), 8-213 (MJ Santner, 48.1 ov), 9-214 (TG Southee, 48.2 ov), 10-223 (IS Sodhi, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    CR Woakes1013233.20360020
    MA Wood802613.25312020
    BA Stokes402305.7581020
    AU Rashid1004234.20311100
    MM Ali1013913.90382100
    JE Root201507.5030100
    TK Curran5.504627.88124110
  • BATSMEN
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    20.2 gives himself too much room this time, and Bairstow has smashed his own stumps! He sized up the cut shot, but hammered his bat into his leg stump. You don't see that every day, least of all after such a brilliant innings 155/1
    23.6 smashed to midwicket! Hales lines up the slog sweep, but picks out Williamson who wraps his fingers round a fizzing chance, and New Zealand have the beginnings of a sniff as the openers depart 177/2
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    26.4 brilliant catch on the boundary's edge! Sodhi dropped it short, Morgan snatched at his pull and de Grandhomme circled well inside the rope, clinging on with two hands and keeping his shape to avoid tumbling onto the rope. It's still unlikely to change anything, but all New Zealand can do is take wickets 192/3
    not out
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    Extras
    7 (lb 4, w 3)
    TOTAL
    229/3 (32.4 Overs, RR: 7.01)
    Fall of wickets: 1-155 (JM Bairstow, 20.2 ov), 2-177 (AD Hales, 23.6 ov), 3-192 (EJG Morgan, 26.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TG Southee512004.00203000
    TA Boult605018.33177030
    C de Grandhomme403308.25125100
    MJ Santner1004414.40314000
    IS Sodhi7.4078110.17162700

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

England won the 5-match series 3-2

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45

Match days

10 March 2018 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st155AD HalesJM Bairstow
2nd22AD HalesJE Root
3rd15EJG MorganJE Root
4th37JE RootBA Stokes