England won ODI series against New Zealand

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 | 0

At the end, England cricket team got the glorious victory. So, team England won ODI series against New Zealand where the ODI series consisted of five matches. The complete tournament was hosted in New Zealand where team England was the guest. They were scheduled to play a five matches ODI series against the local team and prior to the series, they played no warm up matches.

England won ODI series against New Zealand

But however, this two teams have returned from the last T20I tournament which was Trans Tasman Tri Series where Australia and New Zealand were the local team and England was the guest team. So, they did not have to worry about any warm up matches. Besides, team England is currently travelling Australia and New Zealand for long and so, they have already familiar with the environment.

So, the first ODI between England and New Zealand started in 25th February, 2018 where as the local team New Zealand got the honour. They got victory in the first match. But at the end, before the last match, New Zealand and England won two matches each and so, last match was almost final no doubt.

After New Zealand got victory in the first match, England won number two and number three matches consecutively and so, guest team went ahead than New Zealand by 2 – 1 games. But in 4th match, the game turned dramatically. Instead of England, New Zealand brought balance to the tournament by winning the same two matches. So, 5th match was important for both teams to win the series. Finally England got the series as the better team.

The 5th match between Black Caps and England was taken place in 10th March, 2018 which was a day competition staged at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. In the match England won the toss and let Black Caps to bat first. Through the match, English player Eoin Morgan played his 200th ODI in his career. New Zealand came to bat bat did not present very handsome total. They even did not able to play full 50 overs but finished their innings in 49.5 overs so far. Their total score was 223 runs. Mitchell Santner scored 67 runs highest in 71 balls. For England, Chris Woakes took three wickets. He checked runs in his bowling spell. He gave only 32 runs in 10 overs.

Later, in 32.4 overs team England easily chased the score. They lost three wickets where their player Jonny Bairstow scored a century in the match and got player of the match award.

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