Result
4th ODI (D/N), Nottingham, Jun 17 2015, New Zealand tour of England
349/7
(44/50 ov, target 350)
350/3
England won by 7 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Commentator: Alex Winter
Scorecard summary
New Zealand349/7(50 overs)
England350/3(44 overs)
Eoin Morgan113 (82)
Joe Root*106 (97)
Matt Henry2/77(10)
Tim Southee1/70(10)
end of over 4420 runs
ENG: 350/3CRR: 7.95 
Joe Root106 (97)
Ben Stokes19 (12)
Mitchell Santner4-0-32-0
Tim Southee10-0-70-1

Phew. Well, to sum up: Morgan brilliant. England record. Series level. See you at Durham, Saturday, 10am BST...



Presentation time, before we get to the captains a mention of Steve Davis who is retiring from umpiring and walks off having stood in his last game here Cheers Steve. Onto the skippers, what does Brendon McCullum make of all this: "Incredible run chase, I thought we had a whole lot of runs on the board but we have been blown off the park. We need to be a bit better. We lacked a bit of accuracy with the ball and against good players there is no room for error. Trent is a big loss but we're still confident with the attack we've got, we just weren't good enough. I was confident with 349 on the board, I didn't think the wicket would play as good as it did, they got off to a great start and we weren't able to drag them back. Throughout 50 overs you are always going to have a lull, we had that in the Powerplay but still, I thought we had enough runs up. Eoin is a champion bloke and in the form of his life, credit to him. We came here to try to win this series and I'm sure there's one more cliffhanger to come. Just thanks also to Steve Davis, he's been an outstanding custodian of the game."



The Man of the Match is, of course, Eoin Morgan: "Full credit to the boys, we set the tone early playing unbelievable cricket. We thought their score was 25 over par but we played out of our skins. I thought our bowling was reasonable, we tried to be flexible and change our plans and angles but we got together after drinks and said if we can keep them to around 340 we can chase that down. Woody and Finn were outstanding. The carefree attitude is helping my batting, concentrating on the process rather than the result and I've really enjoyed going up to No. 4. I still think the style is most important than the result now up at Durham. It's very encouraging at the moment."



There was almost nothing New Zealand could do. They are missing Trent Boult and Corey Anderson but could they actually have done much against batsmen in such form and conditions stacked in their favour? You have to simply say they didn't get enough runs and that poor second Powerplay - just 23 runs scored - has probably cost them here. 375 has to be considered a score to be confident with based on the evidence in this series. Once again we've had a cracking wicket and a truly memorable game.



This chase was given a rollicking start by Alex Hales and Jason Roy, their best alliance of this series so far and then Joe Root and Eoin Morgan took over with a wonderful partnership, continuing the superb attitude to batting England have taken in the series. This was their best effort. Root played with his usual dependency but Morgan has been a revelation this series, playing with such fluency and style, striking of the highest order, everything timed perfectly. It was a majestic hundred, surely he hasn't played better than this.



Mark: "Russell Crowe, Wilson Winnery, Glenn Turner, Jonah Lomu, Martin Crowe... Your lads took one hell of a beating!" haha we'll let you have that one tonight...



Utterly incredible, England have won by seven wickets and pulled off the highest chase in their history and the fourth-highest ODI chase ever. Quite unbelievable for an England team, so miserably awful just a few months ago, to come out and do something like this. I and everyone else I'm sure cannot believe this. Not only have England chased down 350, they have absolutely cruised home with six overs to spare. Just outrageous.



43.6
4
Santner to Root, FOUR runs
length ball, Root down on one knee pulls and that will do it, four through midwicket
43.5
1
Santner to Stokes, 1 run
fired in and this is just tapped out to deep cover
43.4
4
Santner to Stokes, FOUR runs
and another, this straighter and hammered in front of the deep midwicket this time, such power
43.3
6
Santner to Stokes, SIX runs
goes again and nails this properly, way back into the bleachers
43.2
4
Santner to Stokes, FOUR runs
slog sweep off the stumps, smeared leg side and finds the gap at midwicket
43.1
1
Santner to Root, 1 run
low full toss, this is clipped out to deep midwicket
end of over 433 runs
ENG: 330/3CRR: 7.67 • RRR: 2.85 • Need 20 from 42b
Ben Stokes4 (8)
Joe Root101 (95)
Tim Southee10-0-70-1
Mitchell Santner3-0-12-0
42.6
Southee to Stokes, no run
length just outside off, this is driven off a thick inside edge up to mid-on
42.5
1
Southee to Root, 1 run
wider on the bowling crease, goes to pull again, this comes off the gloves wide of the keeper for a single
42.4
2
Southee to Root, 2 runs
back of a length, pulled away, oh it's a top edge towards midwicket, fielding running back dives...and can't get there! Root goes to a century, a lovely innings
42.3
Southee to Root, no run
two feet wide of off stump, this is driven to cover going to his left, dot again
42.2
Southee to Root, no run
back foot punch inside mid-on but again no run available
42.1
Southee to Root, no run
back foot drive back to the bowler

Root two for a ton...

end of over 421 runs
ENG: 327/3CRR: 7.78 • RRR: 2.87 • Need 23 from 48b
Ben Stokes4 (7)
Joe Root98 (90)
Mitchell Santner3-0-12-0
Ben Wheeler8-1-75-0
41.6
Santner to Stokes, no run
gentle flick from leg stump to short long leg
41.5
Santner to Stokes, no run
goes for the reverse sweep, misses and it goes past leg stump
41.4
Santner to Stokes, no run
full on middle and leg, this is whipped to midwicket
41.3
1
Santner to Root, 1 run
wide outside off, leans out to drive this to deep cover
41.2
Santner to Root, no run
not quite as full, tries to whip this leg side and finds mid-on
41.1
Santner to Root, no run
full length at the off stump, this is driven back to the bowler

Last roll of the dice delaying tactic, Mtichell Santner returns...

Best performances - batsmen
EJG Morgan
113 runs (82)
12 fours
5 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
off drive
42 runs
5 fours
3 sixes
828917213711
JE Root
106 runs (97)
13 fours
0 sixes
Control93%
Productive shot
on drive
25 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
51311181352219
Best performances - bowlers
BA Stokes
O
10
M
0
R
73
W
2
Eco
7.30
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
MJ Henry
O
10
M
0
R
77
W
2
Eco
7.70
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossNew Zealand , elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of England
Player Of The Match
Eoin Morgan
Series result5-match series level 2-2
Match numberODI no. 3657
Season2015
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days17 June 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Steve Davis
Rob Bailey
TV Umpire
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Michael Gough
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath