Joe Root, Jos Buttler Guide England to Biggest Ever Win against NZ in 1st ODI

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 | 0
(photo: guardian)

(photo: guardian)


Team England clinched their biggest win in terms of runs after pulling off a dominating 210-run conquest of New Zealand in the first of the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series in Birmingham on Tuesday.

Riding on a blistering centuries from Joe Root (104 off 78) and Jos Buttler (129 off 77), the hosts amassed their highest total in the history of ODI cricket, scoring 408-9 in the allotted 50-overs quota. Cameo from Adil Rashid (69 off 50) also played a critical role in setting up the record.

Chasing a mammoth target, it was never going to be easy for New Zealand, who ultimately perished to pressure. Right from the first over, the visitors kept on squandering wickets at regular intervals and eventually got bundled out for a paltry 198 in the 31.1 overs itself.

For England, fast-bowler Steven Finn (4-35) and Adil Rashid (4-55) played pivotal roles in the bowling department to assure the hosts an easy win, and a 1-0 lead in the ODI series.

Up next, the two teams are scheduled to lock horns in the second ODI at The Oval on June 12.



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