Result
3rd ODI, Southampton, Jun 14 2015, New Zealand tour of England
302
(49/50 ov, target 303)
306/7
New Zealand won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
Match centre 
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
England302(45.2 overs)
Eoin Morgan71 (82)
Ben Stokes68 (47)
Tim Southee3/44(8.2)
Ben Wheeler3/63(10)
New Zealand306/7(49 overs)
Kane Williamson118 (113)
Ross Taylor110 (123)
David Willey3/69(10)
Ben Stokes2/35(6)
end of over 496 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 306/7CRR: 6.24 
Tim Southee5 (3)
Ben Wheeler3 (6)
Ben Stokes6-0-35-2
Joe Root3-0-21-0

New Zealand win by three wickets and take a 2-1 lead in the series. The final margin closer than it really was after the hundreds by Williamson and Taylor. England will be left to rue a wasteful day; five overs not batted and dropped catches. Another enjoyable ODI on another good pitch, with just a little bit more for the bowlers - but not much. Wheeler was impressive on debut, while Willey and Wood were promising after coming into the England side. I'll bring you the presentation shortly.

Eoin Morgan "I think 300 was a pretty good score, proud of the way the guys played with a positive mindset. We looked like getting 350+ and that's exciting. What cost us was Kane and Ross' partnership, and we couldn't break it. We've taken the overs out of the equation, we were aiming for a lot more which is important. We could have held our disciplines [with the ball] better, but it was a very good wicket. We'll assess how we can come back stronger. Wood and Willey were outstanding. We set the bar high in the field and have been a bit below that. We did a lot of things right with the bat today."

Brendon McCullum "This game we were under a lot of pressure but the way responded in the last 10 overs was a good sign. Sometimes we can try a bit too hard and sometimes you just need to back yourself, take a breath and know your skills will stand up. I the end our thought our bowling was pretty good on a 320-330 wicket. Trent is a massive loss to us but Ben had a nice poise about him. Kane and Ross just keep churning out results for us. We did what we needed to to win the game."

The Man of the Match is Kane Williamson for his hundred and wicket of Morgan. "That partnership in the middle was key, but it was so important to bowl England out. They played really well again. You could break down the total which wasn't as far away as 400. To get across the line was a really good effort. Ross has been outstanding, his contribution was massive."

That just about wraps things up for today. The series now moves onto Trent Bridge on Wednesday and we'll be back to bring up that. For now, though, from Gnasher and Alex is goodbye and thanks for your company.

48.6
4
Stokes to Southee, FOUR runs
and that is that! A club over of the off side from Southee does the job
48.5
1
Stokes to Wheeler, 1 run
full toss, driven into the off side and that levels the scores
48.4
Stokes to Wheeler, no run
another slower ball outside off, Wheeler can only find short cover
48.3
1
Stokes to Southee, 1 run
backs away to leg and carves a length ball down to third man
48.2
Stokes to Southee, no run
back of a length, calmly defended to midwicket

A hat-trick would make it fun...Tim Southee in, he generally plays just one way

48.1
w
Stokes to Ronchi, OUT
well, it won't be Ronchi to finish it, either...tries to do it in one shot down the ground, but was deceived by a slower ball and sent the ball straight up in the air which is then taken by Roy from backward point
L Ronchi c Roy b Stokes 13 (17m 14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 92.85
end of over 489 runs
NZ: 300/6CRR: 6.25 • RRR: 1.50 • Need 3 from 12b
Ben Wheeler2 (4)
Luke Ronchi13 (13)
Joe Root3-0-21-0
Mark Wood10-0-48-1
47.6
2
Root to Wheeler, 2 runs
very neatly played by the debutant, gets down early and paddle-sweeps this deftly through short fine leg
47.5
Root to Wheeler, no run
worked to midwicket
47.4
1
Root to Ronchi, 1 run
tucked down the ground to long-on
47.3
Root to Ronchi, no run
sweeps from outside leg to short fine leg
47.2
6
Root to Ronchi, SIX runs
that's a sweet strike! A huge slog-sweep over deep square leg...that just about seals it
47.1
Root to Ronchi, no run
round the wicket, full at the stumps, dug out to cover

Root to bowl...Dr Nick Meakin: "Root to pick up a four-fer do you think!?"

end of over 471 runs
NZ: 291/6CRR: 6.19 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 from 18b
Ben Wheeler0 (2)
Luke Ronchi6 (9)
Mark Wood10-0-48-1
David Willey10-1-69-3

A good day with the ball for Wood...bowled with pace

46.6
Wood to Wheeler, no run
tucked off the pads to midwicket
46.5
1
Wood to Ronchi, 1 run
gets forward and punches down to long-on
46.4
Wood to Ronchi, no run
good stuff from Wood, tight to off stump, Ronchi can only defend to mid-off
46.3
Wood to Ronchi, no run
full at off stump, defended with bat and pad together
46.2
Wood to Ronchi, no run
good line at off stump, 87mph, defended to backward point
46.1
Wood to Ronchi, no run
full at the stumps, flicked to mid-on

Mark Wood for his last over

Best performances - batsmen
KS Williamson
118 runs (113)
12 fours
1 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
flick
30 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
1541775172726
LRPL Taylor
110 runs (123)
12 fours
0 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
flick
28 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
7618131991028
Best performances - bowlers
TG Southee
O
8.2
M
1
R
44
W
3
Eco
5.28
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W
LEGOFF
LHB
BM Wheeler
O
10
M
0
R
63
W
3
Eco
6.30
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of England
Player Of The Match
Kane Williamson
Series resultNew Zealand led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 3656
Season2015
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00, Interval 14.00-14.45, Second Session 14.45-18.15
Match days14 June 2015 (50-over match)
ODI debut
Ben Wheeler
Umpires
Tim Robinson
Bruce Oxenford
TV Umpire
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
Rob Bailey
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath