result
1st ODI (D/N), Hamilton, Feb 25 2018, England tour of Australia and New Zealand
284/8
(49.2/50 ov, target 285)287/7
New Zealand won by 3 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
113 (116) & 2 catches
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• The Report by Andrew McGlashan in Hamilton

Santner finishes off thriller after Taylor's ton

A wonderfully absorbing one-day international which ebbed and flowed throughout was eventually won by New Zealand as they squeezed home by three wickets with four balls to spare

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Comms: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
England284/8(50 overs)
Jos Buttler79 (65)
Joe Root71 (75)
New Zealand287/7(49.2 overs)
Ross Taylor113 (116)
Tom Latham79 (84)
Ben Stokes2/43(8)
Chris Woakes2/47(8.2)

10.20pm So, that just about wraps it up from Hamilton. Andrew McGlashan's match report will be here, and he will have all the follow-ups to come, including an account of Ben Stokes' return to the fray. But for now, from myself, Varun and Alagappan, goodbye and see you next time.

10.15pm Peter: "If I am reading a cricket blog I do not expect to read about a rugby score. Was just about to watch a tape of the Murrayfield match......" Apologies Peter, but I think you'd need to emigrate to Tristan da Cunha to avoid finding out such things in the internet age. Still, now you know the result, you might as well read all about it on ESPN.co.uk!

Kane Williamson "We had to play a lot of cricket before the dew came in, but it certainly was a factor. Keeping them to 70 in the last ten was a great effort, especially when Jos Buttler can hit it to all parts. Mitch Santner is a clean ball-striker."

Eoin Morgan "There wasn't much between the sides, we put a really competitive score on the board, but they fought back really well. It ebbed and flowed quite a while but taking it to the end, we didn't have enough in the tank. The dew played a part, it's a reason [we'd have batted second]. It was a competitive game, and great to be part of."

The Man of the Match is Ross Taylor "I live here, so sleeping in my own bed must have an effect," he says. "I needed to take it deep and give ourselves a chance. It was a little two-faced, even the slower balls kissed off different to a few days ago. Very small boundaries here so we backed ourselves to get 50 off five overs."

10pm Wow, what a contest. New Zealand were all at sea at 27 for 3, were cruising while Taylor and Latham were turning the tables with their fourth-wicket stand, and seemed out of it again when they slumped to 215 for 6 in 42nd over. But Mitchell Santner produced a stunning final riposte to carry his side to a very impressive win. Credit also to the NZ seamers, Boult and Southee, who refused to allow Jos Buttler to cut loose at the death in England's innings.

Sundar S: "The brains trust meeting at the start of the last over reminds me of an interview by Wes Hall talking about the tied test. Apparently The captain ran up to him before the last ball was bowled and said "I have nothing to tell you". To that Hall asked why was he there then. Worrell replied, "The batsman doesn't know I have nothing to tell you"."

Anand Jetti: "The last few overs are exactly the kind of cricket England has to stop playing! They don't seem to believe the game was their's to lose after taking 3 quick wickets. World Cup? Try leaving New Zealand without too many scars!" Well, on the plus side, setbacks like this (and England rugby at Murrayfield) are better now than at the sharp end in 2019...

49.2
6
Woakes to Santner, SIX runs

that's the way to win it! In the slot, slammed off the toes like a left-handed Carlos Brathwaite, high over deep midwicket to give New Zealand first blood in a thrilling finale!

49.2
1w
Woakes to Santner, 1 wide

slower ball, but it's too far outside off stump!

49.1
4
Woakes to Santner, FOUR runs

on the toes, and flicked through the legs for a vital boundary! So unlucky for Woakes, he got the blockhole targetted, but the inside edge did enough for New Zealand

So, who has the honour? There's a big brains-trust meeting taking place. Morgan, Stokes, Woakes and Buttler. And it will be Chris Woakes... I guess Kolkata is too raw a memory for such a moment...

end of over 499 runs
NZ: 276/7CRR: 5.63 RRR: 9.00
Mitchell Santner35 (25)
Tim Southee8 (7)
Tom Curran 10-0-65-1
Adil Rashid 10-0-55-1
48.6
1
Tom Curran to Santner, 1 run

full length, dug out to long on. England have nine runs to defend in the final over

That was an uncalled no-ball incidentally..

48.5
4
Tom Curran to Santner, FOUR runs

slower ball, and this time Santner gets enough bat on his mow to find the gap! A desperate heave across the line, who cares where it goes, so long as it goes! Through square leg

48.4
1
Tom Curran to Southee, 1 run

another big wind-up from Southee but a grunt of frustration as he fails to pick the slower ball and scuffs a pull along the ground to long-on

48.3
1
Tom Curran to Santner, 1 run

another very full length, brave from Curran and so far effective. Santner gives himself room but can't free his arms

Sushruth : "Why didn't Morgan go back to Willey. Surely a better option at this stage. Granted Rashid took the key wicket. But he should've gone back to Willey who has 4 overs left unbowled" Willey is rarely as good at the death as with the new ball.

48.2
1
Tom Curran to Southee, 1 run

very full once again, and that's thumped with vigour to long-on. Southee looks like a man with sixes in his locker

Anand Jetti: "It makes an interesting discussion but in reality England will play gracious hosts for one of Australia or India to take the World Cup home!" Entirely plausible!

48.1
1
Tom Curran to Santner, 1 run

a cunning slower ball, dipping late into the blockhole, and dug out into the covers

Curran takes the penultimate over

end of over 4816 runs
NZ: 267/7CRR: 5.56 RRR: 9.00
Mitchell Santner28 (21)
Tim Southee6 (5)
Adil Rashid 10-0-55-1
Tom Curran 9-0-56-1
47.6
1
Rashid to Santner, 1 run

heaved hard down to long-on, gathered on the bounce. An expensive final over, but a fine spell from Rashid, and a key wicket

47.5
1
Rashid to Southee, 1 run

wider line, thumped into the covers

47.4
Rashid to Southee, no run

right behind the line of the ball to defend back down the pitch. Southee content to make no mistake with the leggie all but bowled out

47.3
1
Rashid to Santner, 1 run

flatter and faster, probably the way to go against a man in a mood. Santner sizes up another belligerent pull but can't time it this time

47.3
1w
Rashid to Santner, 1 wide

too wide from Rashid, trying to stay clear of Santner's hitting zone, and pays the price in extras

Mr Perspective: "A lot of talk about England bowlers but I've been impressed with Curran, bodes well. " Agree. He's got something about him in ODIs. He wants to be the hero, which is crucial

47.2
6
Rashid to Santner, SIX runs

another slam into the stands! Rashid made the difference in the last over, but he's maybe gone one too many now... Santner leans back for another fierce slog over the leg side

47.1
6
Rashid to Santner, SIX runs

a massive slog into the night sky! Drops to one knee, gets right underneath the shot, and dispatches a towering six onto the grass bank at cow corner!

end of over 477 runs
NZ: 251/7CRR: 5.34 RRR: 11.33
Tim Southee5 (3)
Mitchell Santner14 (17)
Tom Curran 9-0-56-1
Adil Rashid 9-0-39-1
46.6
4
Tom Curran to Southee, FOUR runs

outside off, that's in the slot for the powerful Southee! A brutal drive, on the up and over the covers, one bounce and into the fence!

46.5
1
Tom Curran to Santner, 1 run

flipped with urgency off the toes to deep backward square

Richard Holroyd: "How can a ball that just misses the leg bail (Stokes to Taylor a few overs ago) be called a wide ? " Tight margins in one-day cricket

46.4
Tom Curran to Santner, no run

cracked to cover with plenty intent but no great direction

46.3
1
Tom Curran to Southee, 1 run

beautifully bowled! A doodlebug of a slow yorker, tailing into the toes and somehow squeezed out to cover. That was exceptional death bowling

Best performances - batters
Ross Taylor portrait
LRPL Taylor NZ
113 runs (116)
12 fours
0 six
Control84%
Productive shot
cut shot
26 runs
4 fours
0 six
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Jos Buttler portrait
JC Buttler ENG
79 runs (65)
5 fours
5 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
pull
23 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Ben Stokes portrait
BA Stokes ENG
O
8
M
0
R
43
W
2
ECO
5.37
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Mitchell Santner portrait
MJ Santner NZ
O
10
M
0
R
54
W
2
ECO
5.4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Seddon Park, Hamilton
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia and New Zealand
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor
Series resultNew Zealand led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3980
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 days25 February 2018 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Ruchira Palliyaguruge
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Shaun Haig
TV Umpire
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Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
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Wayne Knights
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
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