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New Zealand tour of England 2015
4th ODI, England vs New Zealand at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England (17 Jun 2015)
New Zealand

349/7 (50) RR:6.98

England won by 7 wkts

MOM: Eoin Morgan
England

350/3 (44) RR:7.95

Welcome back for the run chase. The players are making their way out to the middle. Wheeler to open the attack with one slip. He also has a catching fielder at short mid-wicket

However, once Taylor was dismissed by Finn, they lost the plot. For a brief period, Elliott struggled to keep the scorecard ticking and that didn't help their cause. To his credit, Elliott didn't press the panic button and upped the ante by smacking Willey for 17 runs in the 46th over. Mitchell Santner too landed hefty blows in the 48th over bowled by Adil Rashid, thwacking him for four sixes. Wood was clearly England's best bowler. He kept it tight and rarely offered width for the opposition batsmen to free their arms. Finn supported him well. Willey was expensive, but made key breakthroughs. The deck is flat, and England still have a glimmer of a chance of overhauling the target and level the series 2-2.

On the back of a superlative knock by Kane Williamson and Grant Elliott's timely contribution, the visitors reached a massive total. The able pace duo of Steven Finn and Mark Wood though, by mainly looking to hit back of a length and occasionally mixing it up with slower ones, were able to stem the run flow to some extent. Earlier, after Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill essayed handy knocks at the top of the order, Williamson and Ross Taylor stitched a crucial century stand for the third wicket to put New Zealand in the ascendancy.

Over: 50 1 1 1 1 1L 1 0 NZ 349/7
Elliott 55(52) Ben Wheeler 3(2) Adil Rashid 8-0-75-1

49.6 - Adil Rashid to Elliott, leg byes, 1 run, goes across and tries to play the slog sweep, Rashid bowled this slower through the air and Elliott can't connect with it, the ball rolls away into the off-side off the thigh pad and the batsmen take a single

49.5 - Adil Rashid to Ben Wheeler, 1 run, once again gives the charge and goes for a big loft, gets an outside edge that bounces in front of backward point

49.4 - Adil Rashid to Ben Wheeler, 2 runs, Wheeler comes down the track and goes for the big inside-out loft, doesn't time it too well but it goes in the gap through the cover region, the batsmen take a couple

49.3 - Adil Rashid to Elliott, 1 run, Elliott comes down the track and Rashid darts a fuller one at him, Elliott lofts it and the ball goes on the bounce to the fielder at long-on

Ben Wheeler, right handed bat, comes to the crease

49.2 - Adil Rashid to Southee, out Caught by Stokes!! Southee departs trying to finish the innings on a high. This was tossed up on the stumps and spins away, Southee goes for the slog and this time he connects, doesn't get it off the middle of the bat and Stokes at deep mid-wicket takes a good low catch to his right in front of the boundary. The batsmen crossed over and it will be Elliott, who will be on strike. Southee c Stokes b Adil Rashid 1(3)

Adil Rashid to Southee, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

49.1 - Adil Rashid to Southee, no run, bowls this slower and on the pads, Southee lines up for the big slog but fails to make contact, wears it on the pad

Over: 49 2 6 1 0 NZ 344/6
Southee 1(1) Elliott 54(50) Stokes 10-0-73-2

48.6 - Stokes to Southee, 1 run, Southee backs away and drives this full ball to the right of mid-off, where Finn dives and stops the ball. Southee gets off the mark with a single

48.5 - Stokes to Elliott, 1 run, Elliott goes across to this full delivery just outside off, he mows the drive down to long-on for a single

Tim Southee, right handed bat, comes to the crease

48.4 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, out Caught by S Billings!! A great knock from Santner comes to an end. All the Kiwi players and support staff in the dressing room are up on their feet, applauding the effort from the youngster. It was full and angling away outside off, Santner loft-drives it and connects well, but picks out Billings at sweeper cover, who reverse-cups it and sends Santner on his way back. Mitchell Santner c S Billings b Stokes 44(19) [4s-3 6s-4]

Stokes to Mitchell Santner, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

48.3 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, FOUR, backs away to this slower shortish ball outside off, he cuts it square of the wicket, sweeper runs to his right, puts in the dive but the ball beats him to the fence

48.2 - Stokes to Elliott, leg byes, 1 run, backs away and Stokes follows him, Elliott can't get it fine and the ball rolls away into the leg-side off the pad

48.1 - Stokes to Elliott, 2 runs, backs away and toe-ends the loft, just about manages to clear the man backtracking from mid-off, the batsmen take a couple

Over: 48 1 1 NZ 335/5
Mitchell Santner 40(17) Elliott 51(47) Adil Rashid 7-0-71-0

47.6 - Adil Rashid to Mitchell Santner, SIX, what a way to end the over. 28 runs came off it. It was another slog sweep from Santner, he connected well to send it way over the deep mid-wicket fence. Taylor in the dressing room applauds the effort as well

47.5 - Adil Rashid to Mitchell Santner, FOUR, darted down the leg-side, Santner stays back and helps it fine, short fine leg gives chase but the ball was way ahead of him

47.4 - Adil Rashid to Mitchell Santner, SIX, drags this one short and outside off, Santner stays back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket, the fielder dives to his right near the rope, gets both hands to it but can only parry it over the fence

47.3 - Adil Rashid to Mitchell Santner, no run, googly just outside off, Santner kneels down and wanted to slog sweep it once again, he misses. He did well to drag his back foot in right before Buttler took the bails off

47.2 - Adil Rashid to Mitchell Santner, SIX, what a brilliant shot from Santner! This was floated up, Santner kneels down and slog sweeps it way over the deep square leg fence

47.1 - Adil Rashid to Mitchell Santner, SIX, Rashid pays the price for bowling it flatter and quicker, it was the off-spinner from him. Santner kneels down and sweeps it up and over the deep backward square leg fence

Adil Rashid [6.0-0-43-0] is back into the attack

Over: 47 6 1 NZ 307/5
Mitchell Santner 12(11) Elliott 51(47) Stokes 9-0-65-1

46.6 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, 1 run, in the blockhole, squeezed out to extra cover for a single

46.6 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, no ball, high full toss outside off, Santner fails to lay bat on it, Buttler did well to stop it as well. The umpire signals a no-ball as it was above the waist of the batsman

46.5 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, no run, optimistic appeal for lbw from Stokes, but no umpire in the world can give that out. This was the cutter from Stokes that pitched outside leg and hits Santner high on the pad as he misses the hoick. Umpire Bailey turns the appeal down

46.4 - Stokes to Elliott, 1 run, comes down the track and almost yorks himself, squeezed out to short third man and the batsmen cross over for a quick single

46.3 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, 1 run, pitched up well wide outside off, Santner reaches out and drives, he falls backwards as he made contact with the ball. The batsmen take a single as the ball dribbles away to sweeper cover

46.2 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, FOUR, low full toss just outside off, Santner lofts it back past the bowler, who fails to get a hand to it. The ball runs away to the fence in no time

46.1 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, 2 runs, in the blockhole just outside off, Santner goes for the big drive, drags it off the inside half of the bat and gets it behind square on the on-side. Good running ensures that they come back for the second

Over: 46 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 NZ 297/5
Elliott 50(46) Mitchell Santner 4(5) Willey 10-0-89-2

45.6 - Willey to Elliott, no run, goes down and looks to slog this delivery angling away just outside off, he misses and the keeper collects

45.5 - Willey to Mitchell Santner, 1 run, short delivery, Santner splices the pull and the batsmen cross over as the ball dribbles away to long-on

45.4 - Willey to Elliott, 1 run, another wide full toss outside off, Elliott drives it hard to extra cover, who moves to his left and stops the ball. The single brings up the fifty for Elliott, a brilliant comeback by him after the struggle at the start

45.3 - Willey to Elliott, FOUR, another boundary for Elliott. This was a full toss outside off, Elliott waits for the ball to arrive and lofts it over extra cover off the toe-end of the bat. Long-off runs to his left but the ball beats him to the fence

45.2 - Willey to Elliott, FOUR, banged in short and the ball sits up for Elliott, who pulls it to the left of short fine leg and the ball runs away to the fence

45.1 - Willey to Elliott, SIX, Elliott goes back to this length ball and goes for the slog, the ball takes the top-edge and clears the shortest boundary at fine leg

Over: 45 6 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 NZ 281/5
Elliott 35(41) Mitchell Santner 3(4) Stokes 8-0-55-1

44.6 - Stokes to Elliott, 1 run, full toss just outside off, Elliott mistimes the loft and the ball rolls away to mid-off, he calls for a quick single and makes it easily

44.5 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, 1 run, low full toss wide outside off, Santner throws his bat at that and drives it to the right of short cover, who dives to his right and makes a stunning stop. He quickly turns around and fires a direct-hit at the non-striker's end. There was no one backing up and the batsmen then take a single as the ball rolls away to the deep. Brilliant effort though

44.4 - Stokes to Elliott, 1 run, Elliott once again backs away and Stokes follows him with a fuller one, Elliott drives it down to long-on

44.3 - Stokes to Elliott, FOUR, slower short ball from Stokes and Elliott picked it up early. He makes room and pulls it to the deep mid-wicket fence, the ball hurries across the turf and crashes into the fence

44.2 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, 1 run, high full toss outside off, Santner goes for the loft but doesn't time it that well. The ball drops in the vacant extra cover region and the batsmen cross over for a single

44.2 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, wide, down the leg-side, Santner looks to tickle it fine but misses. The ball was not far away from the leg stump there. The umpire calls it a wide and Stokes isn't happy with that call

44.1 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, no run, full and slightly wide outside off, Santner goes for the big booming drive through the off-side but fails to lay bat on it

Ben Stokes [7.0-0-46-1] is back into the attack

Over: 44 1 1 4 0 0 W 4 NZ 272/5
Elliott 29(38) Mitchell Santner 1(1) Willey 9-0-73-2

43.6 - Willey to Elliott, no run, just short of a good length and angling away just outside off, Elliott looks to force it through the off-side, the ball goes past the outside edge

43.5 - Willey to Mitchell Santner, 1 run, yorker length delivery just outside off, Santner jams out the drive past the bowler, gets off the mark with a quick single as the ball rolls away to mid-on

Mitchell Santner, left handed bat, comes to the crease

43.4 - Willey to Ronchi, out Caught by Stokes!! England have certainly pulled back things to an extent, a little more with this wicket. Ronchi goes for another hoick but can't beat the fielder at mid-wicket. It was a length ball on off, Ronchi flicks but couldn't quite get under it as the bat turns in his hands. Stokes at mid-wicket moves back and takes a simple catch. Ronchi c Stokes b Willey 8(5) [4s-1]

Willey to Ronchi, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

43.3 - Willey to Elliott, 1 run, drives this full delivery wide of long-off for a single

43.3 - Willey to Elliott, no ball, 2 runs, slower ball high full toss well wide outside off, Elliott waits for it and guides it past a diving keeper, third man runs to his left, puts in the dive and saves two for his team. The umpire calls it a no-ball for height as it was above the waist

43.2 - Willey to Elliott, SIX, full toss outside off, Elliott doesn't miss out on the freebie. He lofts it over long-on and the ball clears the fence easily

43.1 - Willey to Elliott, no run, Elliott goes right across his stumps and Willey bowls it full outside off, Elliott drives it to cover

Over: 43 1 2 0 NZ 261/4
Ronchi 8(4) Elliott 20(33) Finn 10-1-51-1

42.6 - Finn to Ronchi, 2 runs, angling in on middle stump line, Ronchi works it through mid-wicket. Good running ensures that the batsmen come back for the second. Finn finishes his spell as well. His figures: 10-1-51-1

42.5 - Finn to Elliott, 1 run, full on the stumps, Elliott comes across and flicks it to mid-on for a single

42.4 - Finn to Ronchi, 1 run, once again he flicks it in the air, but this time it's in front of square on the leg-side. The ball bounces in front of the deep mid-wicket fielder, who takes it on the bounce. The batsmen take a single in the meantime

42.3 - Finn to Ronchi, FOUR, lovely shot from Ronchi. This was on a length and on the pads, Ronchi flicks it behind square on the leg-side and it goes for a one-bounce four

42.2 - Finn to Elliott, 1 run, short and angling down leg, Elliott pulls it down to deep backward square leg for a single

42.1 - Finn to Elliott, no run, full and on off and middle, Elliott comes across and drives it straight to mid-on

Over: 42 1 1 0 4 1 W NZ 252/4
Elliott 18(30) Ronchi 1(1) Willey 8-0-62-1

41.6 - Willey to Elliott, 1 run, nudges this in front of short mid-wicket and calls for a quick run, Ronchi obliges and both batsmen make it comfortably in the end

41.5 - Willey to Elliott, no run, back of a length delivery that cramps Elliott for room, he looks to defend off the back foot, the ball takes the inside edge and rolls away towards the keeper

41.4 - Willey to Ronchi, 1 run, length ball just outside off, Ronchi drives it to long-off to get off the mark

Luke Ronchi, right handed bat, comes to the crease

41.3 - Willey to Williamson, out Caught by Adil Rashid!! Williamson falls in the nineties for the second time in this series. A brilliant innings from the Kiwi vice-captain comes to an end. This was bowled full on the stumps, Williamson once again wanted to loft it, this time over mid-on. He got it off the inside half of the bat and never got the elevation he wanted, hits it straight to Rashid at mid-on, who takes it above his head. Williamson c Adil Rashid b Willey 90(70) [4s-12 6s-1]

Willey to Williamson, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

41.2 - Willey to Williamson, FOUR, full and right in the slot, Williamson slogs hard and sends it over mid-wicket, the ball runs away to the fence in a hurry

41.1 - Willey to Elliott, 1 run, full and on off, Elliott comes forward and drives it to long-off

David Willey [7.0-0-55-0] is back into the attack

Over: 41 2 Wd 1 2 NZ 245/3
Elliott 16(27) Williamson 86(68) Finn 9-1-42-1

40.6 - Finn to Elliott, 1 run, angling in on middle and leg, Elliott flicks it to fine leg and he will keep the strike

40.5 - Finn to Elliott, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Elliott opens the face of the bat and guides it to gully

40.4 - Finn to Williamson, 1 run, banged in short and down the leg, Williamson helps it down to the right of fine leg for a single

40.3 - Finn to Elliott, 1 run, fuller in length and angling in on the stumps, Elliott drives it off the inside half of the bat to the right of mid-on and calls for a quick single, the fielder runs forward but doesn't pick the ball cleanly, the batsmen make it comfortably in the end

40.2 - Finn to Williamson, 1 run, banged in short and the ball doesn't rise as much as expected. Williamson pulls it through backward square leg for a single

40.1 - Finn to Williamson, no run, just short of a good length and on middle stump line, Williamson bunts it down to mid-on

Over: 40 0 4 1 4 2 0 0 6 NZ 241/3
Elliott 14(24) Williamson 84(65) Mark Wood 10-0-49-1

39.6 - Mark Wood to Elliott, no run, slightly back of a length and on the stumps, Elliott hangs back and defends it back to the bowler. Mark Wood finishes his spell. His figures: 10-0-49-1

39.5 - Mark Wood to Williamson, 1 run, just short of a good length and outside off, Williamson waits for the ball to arrive and dabs it to third man for a single

39.4 - Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, bowls this in the channel around off, Williamson comes forward and defends it to point

39.3 - Mark Wood to Elliott, 1 run, back of a length delivery around off, Elliott hops in the crease and drops it into the off-side, calls for a quick single and makes it easily in the end

39.2 - Mark Wood to Elliott, no run, lovely ball! This was banged in short and just outside off, Elliott was first looking to defend it off the back foot, but has to pull out of the way at the last moment. The ball got big on him and he did the right thing at the end

39.1 - Mark Wood to Williamson, 1 run, drifts onto the pads, Williamson flicks it to fine leg for a single

New Zealand scored just 23 runs and lost the wicket of Ross Taylor in the batting powerplay.

Over: 39 1 1 1 1 4 1 6 1 4 NZ 238/3
Elliott 13(21) Williamson 82(62) Finn 8-1-38-1

38.6 - Finn to Elliott, SIX, just short of a good length and outside off, Elliott goes for the big loft over long-off, he didn't get it anywhere close to the middle of the bat. The ball however went very high and managed to clear the long-off rope. Elliott finally gets a move on

38.5 - Finn to Williamson, 1 run, in the air and dropped! Great effort though from Morgan at mid-off. This was the slower full ball on off, Williamson comes down the track and looks to loft it over mid-off, doesn't get the elevation and the ball goes to the right of Morgan, who runs and puts in the dive, gets his right hand to it. The ball, however, pops out of his hand before he lands on the ground. The batsmen take a single in the meantime

38.4 - Finn to Elliott, 1 run, on the pads, Elliott hoicks it in the air through square leg, gets to the other end with a single

38.3 - Finn to Elliott, no run, loud appeal for lbw! England don't review it. It was a back of a length delivery angling in on leg, Elliott fails to nudge it through the on-side, he misses and wears it high on the back pad, there was a loud appeal but the umpire turned it down and rightly so. The ball would have gone over the stumps

38.2 - Finn to Elliott, no run, just short of a good length and on off, Elliott pushes it to the right of the bowler

38.1 - Finn to Elliott, no run, back of a length delivery angling in from outside off, Elliott goes across and looks to tuck it away through the on-side, he misses and wears it on the thigh pad

Over: 38 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 Wd 1 6 2 NZ 230/3
Elliott 6(16) Williamson 81(61) Mark Wood 9-0-46-1

37.6 - Mark Wood to Elliott, 1 run, width on offer outside off stump, Elliott slashes and gets a thick outside edge that goes between slip and gully to third man

37.5 - Mark Wood to Elliott, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Elliott tries to cut but misses

37.4 - Mark Wood to Elliott, no run, driven from the crease and it hits the stumps at the other end. The bowler did not get a hand on it though for the run-out to come in play. In a funny manner, Mark Wood goes towards the stumps, pulls one off with the ball in hand but Williamson was inside the crease. Both Williamson and Mark Wood share a smile

37.3 - Mark Wood to Elliott, no run, back of a length outside off stump, blocked off the back foot

37.2 - Mark Wood to Williamson, 1 run, good length delivery on the leg stump, Williamson glances it through backward square leg

37.1 - Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, shortish and outside off stump, Williamson jumps and punches it to point

Over: 37 0 0 0 4 0 2 4 0 0 2 0 0 6 NZ 228/3
Elliott 5(12) Williamson 80(59) Finn 7-1-30-1

36.6 - Finn to Elliott, no run, it's a maiden over and the batting powerplay is in progress. Short of a length delivery just outside off stump, Elliott defends off the back foot

36.5 - Finn to Elliott, no run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Elliott looks to push it towards mid-on, but gets it high on the bat and it rolls to mid-off

36.4 - Finn to Elliott, no run, once again the fielder at gully comes into play, Elliott cuts it late but the fielder dived to his right to stop the ball

36.3 - Finn to Elliott, no run, short of length delivery rising steeply outside off stump, Elliott hops and guides it to gully

36.2 - Finn to Elliott, no run, Elliott is beaten again, this time by Finn. Short of a length just outside off stump, the ball nips away off the seam and foxes the batsman, who was looking to defend. Elliott nods to acknowledge that it was a very good ball

36.1 - Finn to Elliott, no run, back of a length delivery outside off stump, Elliott guides it to gully

Over: 36 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 4 4 4 1 NZ 228/3
Williamson 80(59) Elliott 5(6) Mark Wood 8-0-44-1

35.6 - Mark Wood to Williamson, FOUR, driven nicely on the rise, good length delivery outside off stump, Williamson frees his arms and drives it to the right of the diving backward point fielder

35.5 - Mark Wood to Elliott, 1 run, moves across the stumps and tucks the short of length delivery towards short mid-wicket for a run

35.4 - Mark Wood to Elliott, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off stump, Elliott pokes at it and misses. The ball left him very late on that occasion

35.3 - Mark Wood to Elliott, FOUR, overpitched, Elliott leans forward and drives it wide of mid-off, the fielder gives chase but the ball wins the race. Off the mark in style

35.3 - Mark Wood to Elliott, wide, short delivery outside off stump, Elliott lets it go, the umpire doesn't like the height on that one

35.2 - Mark Wood to Williamson, 1 run, defends very late, plays with a slightly open face and sends it to third man

35.1 - Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, short and rising outside off stump, Williamson jumps and dabs it to point

Mark Wood [7.0-0-33-1] is back into the attack

Over: 35 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 4 6 NZ 217/3
Elliott 0(3) Williamson 75(56) Finn 6-0-30-1

34.6 - Finn to Elliott, no run, appeal for LBW, but the impact was too high. Short of a length delivery on the off stump, Elliott plays across the line and misses and gets hit high on the pad

34.5 - Finn to Elliott, no run, opens the face of the bat and guides this short of length delivery to gully

34.4 - Finn to Elliott, no run, shortish and outside off stump, Elliott guides it to gently into the off-side

Grant Elliott, right handed bat, comes to the crease

One slip and gully

34.3 - Finn to Ross Taylor, out Lbw!! Finn gets a key wicket. Taylor was looking for a big one. Slower delivery on the off stump, Taylor moves across the sticks and slogs, doesn't pick the slower ball and goes early into the shot. The ball hits the back pad and it looked pretty straight as the impact was on the off stump. Taylor knew he was out and didn't bother to have a chat with Williamson for a review. Ross Taylor lbw b Finn 42(55) [4s-3]

Finn to Ross Taylor, THATS OUT!! Lbw!!

34.2 - Finn to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, length ball outside off stump, Taylor steers it down to third man and that brings up the hundred partnership. This is the third successive 100-run stand between the duo as well

34.1 - Finn to Ross Taylor, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Taylor gets on top of the bounce and cuts it to backward point

Steven Finn [5.0-0-28-0] is back into the attack

Batting powerplay has been taken

Drinks are on the field now

Over: 34 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 NZ 215/2
Ross Taylor 40(52) Williamson 75(56) Adil Rashid 6-0-43-0

33.6 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, floated up outside off, Taylor lofts it on the bounce to long-off, crosses over for a single

33.5 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, flatter and outside off, Taylor opens the face of the bat and guides it to backward point, can't get the single away

33.4 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, on the pads, Williamson waits for the ball to arrive and works it behind square on the leg-side for a single

33.3 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, FOUR, lovely shot! Rashid bowls this slower through the air, Williamson comes down the track and lofts it inside-out over extra cover, the ball runs away to the fence in a jiffy

33.2 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Taylor mistimes the drive off the inside half of the bat, the batsmen take a single as the ball rolls away to long-on

33.1 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, goes across and laps this flighted delivery outside off through short fine leg, the fielder from backward square leg gives chase and keeps them down to a couple

Over: 33 0 1 0 NZ 206/2
Ross Taylor 36(48) Williamson 70(54) J Root 2-0-10-0

32.6 - J Root to Ross Taylor, 1 run, on the leg stump line, Taylor works it backward of square leg for a single

32.5 - J Root to Ross Taylor, no run, defends this flighted delivery to mid-wicket

32.4 - J Root to Williamson, 1 run, eases this down to long-on for a single

32.3 - J Root to Ross Taylor, 1 run, works this delivery turning in on middle and leg through mid-wicket for a single

32.2 - J Root to Ross Taylor, no run, shortish and outside off, Taylor opens the face of the bat and guides it to backward point

32.1 - J Root to Ross Taylor, no run, in the air and safe! This was bowled flatter through the air, Taylor punches it uppishly to the right of the bowler, who dives to try and take the catch. The ball though hits Williamson's bat as he was trying to get back inside his crease. A lucky break for Taylor there as Root could well have taken that after putting in the dive

Over: 32 0 NZ 203/2
Williamson 69(53) Ross Taylor 34(43) Adil Rashid 5-0-34-0

31.6 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, no run, googly that's bowled flatter and outside off, Williamson stays back, opens the face of the bat and guides it to backward point

31.5 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, SIX, Rashid gives this one plenty of air, Williamson comes down the track, gets under it and tonks it straight down the ground. It might have not come off the meat off the bat, but it had enough to clear the fence

31.4 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, no run, comes down the track and takes this tossed up delivery on the full, driven to the right of short cover, who dives and stops it with his right hand

31.3 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 2 runs, comes down the track and hoicks this flighted delivery over mid-wicket, the batsmen take two before the fielder in the deep runs to his left and stops the ball

31.2 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, no run, flighted delivery on middle and leg, Williamson defends off the front foot with his bat close to the pad

31.1 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Taylor presses forward and drives it through the covers for a single

Over: 31 0 0 1 W 4 NZ 194/2
Ross Taylor 33(42) Williamson 61(48) J Root 1-0-7-0

30.6 - J Root to Ross Taylor, 1 run, worked though square leg for a single

30.5 - J Root to Williamson, 1 run, quicker and on the pads, Williamson flicks it uppishly over mid-wicket, gets to the other end with a single

30.5 - J Root to Williamson, wide, that's a big wide, way down the leg-side, Williamson can't reach it and the umpire exercises his arms

30.4 - J Root to Williamson, no run, takes a step forward and Root slows it down, Williamson was looking to work it through the on-side, gets a soft leading edge that rolls away to his right

30.3 - J Root to Ross Taylor, 1 run, floated up outside off, Taylor leans forward and drives it square of the wicket for a single

30.2 - J Root to Williamson, 1 run, flatter and on the stumps, Williamson goes on the back foot and nurdles it to deep square leg

30.1 - J Root to Williamson, 2 runs, in the air and safe! Williamson would have had his heart in his mouth. He comes down the track and wanted to chip this wide of long-on, but he times it too well. Luckily for him, the ball falls short of the fielder running in from long-on, who dives forward and parries the ball towards the fielder running in from deep mid-wicket, the batsmen take a couple

Joe Root, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Time for spin from both ends. Root replaces Stokes.

Over: 30 2 1 1 1L NZ 187/2
Williamson 57(44) Ross Taylor 31(40) Adil Rashid 4-0-25-0

29.6 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, shortish and spinning away outside off, Williamson goes on the back foot and pulls it to deep mid-wicket, he will keep the strike

29.5 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, flatter and on the stumps, Taylor stays deep and punches it down to long-on for a single

29.5 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, wide, down the leg-side, Taylor fails to flick it fine, called a wide

29.4 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, drags his length back, Williamson rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single

29.3 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, spinning in on leg, Taylor works it to backward square leg and both the batsmen were stranded in the middle in search of a single, Williamson decides to go through with it and makes it easily before the throw comes in

29.2 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, comes down the track and takes this loopy delivery on the full, clipped to long-on for a single

29.1 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, drifting on leg, Taylor works it away through square leg for a single

Over: 29 0 NZ 180/2
Williamson 54(41) Ross Taylor 28(37) Stokes 7-0-46-1

28.6 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, short of length delivery just outside off stump, Williamson defends from the crease

28.5 - Stokes to Williamson, FOUR, slower delivery from Stokes, but he bowls this down the leg-side, Williamson gets inside the line and tickles it fine to fine leg

28.4 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, full and outside off stump, Taylor drives it through cover for a run

28.3 - Stokes to Williamson, 1 run, 18th ODI fifty for Williamson and he gets a good round of applause from the crowd and the dressing room. Good length delivery outside off stump, Williamson dabs it past the diving fielder at gully for a run

28.2 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, Williamson offers a compact front foot defence as Stokes keeps it tight around the off stump

28.1 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, nice and full, free flowing drive, but straight to mid-off

Ben Stokes [6.0-0-40-1] is back into the attack

Over: 28 2 0 4 W NZ 174/2
Ross Taylor 27(36) Williamson 49(36) Adil Rashid 3-0-18-0

27.6 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, low full toss on the leg stump, Taylor toe-ends it to short mid-wicket

27.5 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, once again a goog looking front foot cover-drive, but straight to the fielder

27.4 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, overpitched outside off stump, driven hard and to the left of the man diving at cover, sweeper cover tidies up

27.3 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, FOUR, googly down the leg-side, easy pickings with fine leg inside the ring and Taylor helps it on its way for four

27.2 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Taylor drives and picks out cover

27.1 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Taylor pushes it into the off-side

Over: 27 6 1L 4 4 4 NZ 168/2
Williamson 49(36) Ross Taylor 21(30) Willey 7-0-55-0

26.6 - Willey to Williamson, FOUR, very full and outside off stump, Williamson drives it past the diving fielder at short cover, the man at sweeper runs to his right and dives but the ball wins the race. That brings up the fifty partnership as well

26.5 - Willey to Williamson, FOUR, shortish and on the off stump, Williamson stays on the back foot and pulls it behind square on the on-side, beats fine leg, who was inside the ring

26.4 - Willey to Ross Taylor, 1 run, good length delivery outside off stump, Taylor guides it to backward point

26.3 - Willey to Williamson, 1 run, overpitched, Williamson gently drives it to long-on

26.2 - Willey to Williamson, no run, very tight, around the off stump line, defended off the back foot

26.1 - Willey to Ross Taylor, 1 run, good length delivery on the off stump, Taylor pushes it to long-on

Over: 26 0 1 6 Wd 1 0 1 NZ 157/2
Ross Taylor 19(28) Williamson 40(32) Adil Rashid 2-0-12-0

25.6 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, on the leg stump, punched to long-on

25.5 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, leading edgeeeee but safe! Williamson goes on the back foot and tries to work this googly on the on-side, he closes the face of the bat and the ball goes back over the bowler's head off the edge

25.4 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, a front foot drive from Taylor to send it wide of long-off

25.3 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, quicker delivery on the off stump, Williamson goes on the back foot and punches it to long-on

25.2 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, FOUR, full toss, Williamson comes down the track and takes it on the full, slogs across the line and hits it over mid-wicket for four

25.1 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Taylor leans forward and drives it along the ground through cover-point

Over: 25 2 6 0 4 2Nb 1 1 1 2 1 W NZ 148/2
Williamson 34(29) Ross Taylor 16(25) Willey 6-0-44-0

24.6 - Willey to Williamson, 2 runs, short of length delivery outside off stump, Williamson stands tall and punches it along the ground past mid-off for a couple of runs

24.5 - Willey to Ross Taylor, 1 run, in the airrrrr and just wide of the diving fielder at short cover. It was the slower ball from Willey, the trap was set for the uppish drive but Taylor escaped. He checked his drive and manages to send it to the left of the fielder

24.4 - Willey to Ross Taylor, no run, length delivery outside off stump, Taylor pushes it to mid-off, who dives to his right and saves a few

24.3 - Willey to Williamson, 1 run, good length delivery outside off stump, Williamson waits and steers it to third man

24.2 - Willey to Ross Taylor, 1 run, bit of extra bounce and it surprises Taylor, but he manages to handle it off the back foot. Short of a length delivery just outside off stump, Taylor tries to defend, he takes his bottom hand off the handle, the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and rolls towards gully, who fumbles

24.1 - Willey to Ross Taylor, no run, good length delivery on the leg stump, Taylor gently defends it towards short mid-wicket

David Willey [5.0-0-39-0] is back into the attack

Over: 24 0 4 1 4 4 1 1 1 NZ 143/2
Ross Taylor 14(21) Williamson 31(27) Adil Rashid 1-0-3-0

23.6 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, nicely tossed up outside off stump, Taylor leans forward and drives it wide of long-off

23.5 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, shortish and outside off stump, Taylor mistimes the pull to short mid-wicket

23.4 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Williamson advances and drives it to long-on

23.3 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, no run, not spinning much, Williamson was hit on the pad and probably the ball pitched outside leg stump. Umpire Steve Davis wasn't interested in the LBW appeal as well. Williamson tries to work this flatter delivery into the on-side, misses and gets hit on the pad

23.2 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, shortish and spinning away outside off stump, Taylor goes on the back foot and drives it through point

23.1 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, blocked

One slip in place

Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Over: 23 1 0 Wd 4 0 1 W 4 1 1 1 NZ 140/2
Ross Taylor 12(17) Williamson 30(25) Stokes 6-0-40-1

22.6 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, slower one on the off stump, Taylor works it off the inside half of the bat to square leg

22.5 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Stokes bowls it down leg and gets punished for it. Short of length and drifting down leg, Taylor just helps it through fine leg and it runs away to the boundary

22.4 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, no run, fuller and on the stumps, Taylor pushes it to mid-on

22.3 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, no run, good length and on the stumps, defended

22.2 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, no run, very full and outside off, Taylor tries to drive, misses

22.1 - Stokes to Williamson, 1 run, full and outside off, Williamson tries to drive, gets a thick outside edge through gully

Over: 22 2Nb 0 1 1 2 1 W 0 1 0 1 0 NZ 134/2
Ross Taylor 7(12) Williamson 29(24) Mark Wood 7-0-33-1

21.6 - Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, short of length delivery and outside off, left alone

21.5 - Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, back of a length delivery and extracts extra bounce, Taylor tries to cut it hard, misses

21.4 - Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, dropped, but it was a tough chance. Full and just outside off, Taylor tries to drive, gets a thick edge, it goes in the air, the fielder at backward point dives to his left and only manages to get his fingertips to it before the ball rolls away towards third man

21.3 - Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, Wood goes wide of the crease and bowls it on a back of a length, blocked

21.2 - Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, good length delivery and just outside off, driven to mid-off

21.1 - Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Taylor follows Williamson to score a boundary as well. Fullish and just outside off, Taylor comes forward and bisects the gap between cover and point and it runs away to the boundary

Over: 21 0 NZ 128/2
Williamson 29(24) Ross Taylor 1(6) Stokes 5-0-34-1

20.6 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, fullish and just outside off, Williamson tries to drive, mistimes it to mid-off

20.5 - Stokes to Williamson, FOUR, Williamson essays another cracking cover-drive. Overpitched and just outside off, Taylor leans forward and drives it through cover to find the gap with needlepoint and scores a boundary

20.4 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, full and drifting down leg, whips it away through mid-on

20.3 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, no run, full and attacking the stumps, Taylor tries to flick it, gets a leading edge to mid-off

20.2 - Stokes to Williamson, 1 run, back of a length and on the stumps, Williamson whips it away through mid-wicket for a single

20.1 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, fullish and just outside off, defended back to the bowler

Over: 20 0 NZ 122/2
Ross Taylor 0(4) Williamson 24(20) Mark Wood 6-0-27-1

19.6 - Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, a tad fuller and just outside off, Taylor drives, can't beat the man at backward point

19.5 - Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, short of length delivery and on the stumps, defended

19.4 - Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, back of a length delivery and just outside off, driven to cover

19.3 - Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, England wanted a review for LBW, but umpire Steve Davis told Morgan that they took too much time. Yorker length delivery outside off stump, Taylor tries to dig it out, but the ball hits the boot before making contact with the bat. Anyway, it would have been a waste of a review as the impact was well outside off stump

19.2 - Mark Wood to Williamson, 1 run, back of a length delivery and attacking the stumps, Williamson stands tall to clip it wide of mid-on for a single

19.1 - Mark Wood to Williamson, FOUR, short delivery and attacking the stumps, Williamson tries to pull, gets an inside edge through fine leg for a boundary

Over: 19 1 0 NZ 117/2
Williamson 19(18) Ross Taylor 0(0) Stokes 4-0-28-1

18.6 - Stokes to Williamson, 1 run, works it away to deep square leg

18.5 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Williamson cuts it into the off-side

Ross Taylor, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.4 - Stokes to Guptill, out Caught by Finn!! Stokes has made the crucial breakthrough. It was a slower one, Guptill tries to go big over the infield, but is foxed by the lack of pace. He loses his bottom hand grip and hits it with one hand. Finn runs back from mid-wicket and takes a brilliant catch after stretching his arms before tumbling onto the ground. Guptill c Finn b Stokes 53(66) [4s-8 6s-1]

Stokes to Guptill, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

18.3 - Stokes to Guptill, no run, back of a length delivery and on stumps, defended off the back foot

18.2 - Stokes to Williamson, 1 run, good length delivery and just outside off, Williamson guides it through third man

18.1 - Stokes to Williamson, FOUR, Williamson plays a glorious cover drive to collect a boundary. It was fuller in length and just outside off, Williamson leans forward to bisect the gap through cover

Over: 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NZ 111/1
Guptill 53(64) Williamson 13(14) Mark Wood 5-0-22-1

17.6 - Mark Wood to Guptill, no run, fuller in length, driven to mid-off

17.5 - Mark Wood to Guptill, no run, back of a length on the off stump, pushed to mid-on

17.4 - Mark Wood to Guptill, no run, driven to mid-on

17.3 - Mark Wood to Guptill, no run, short and wide, cut really hard by Guptill, the fielder at cover dives to his left and stops it. Brilliant effort by Billings there

17.2 - Mark Wood to Guptill, no run, back of a length delivery and gets extra bounce, defended

17.1 - Mark Wood to Guptill, FOUR, fuller in length and attacking the stumps, Guptill presses forward and drives through mid-on for a boundary. That brings up his fifty as well and his partner congratulates him

Over: 17 0 0 1 1 1 1 Wd 1 0 4 6 4 0 NZ 107/1
Williamson 13(14) Guptill 49(58) Stokes 3-0-22-0

16.6 - Stokes to Williamson, FOUR, Williamson is certainly in fine touch. Back of a length delivery and just outside off, punched off the back foot through backward point for a boundary

16.5 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, full outside off, mistimes the drive to mid-off

16.4 - Stokes to Guptill, 1 run, back of a length delivery, tucked away to backward square leg

16.3 - Stokes to Williamson, 1 run, back of a length delivery and attacking the stumps, Williamson gets an inside edge through behind square on the on-side

16.2 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, fullish and outside off, beaten on the outside edge

16.1 - Stokes to Williamson, FOUR, Guptill drives it through extra cover for a sparkling boundary. Half volley and wide of off-stump, Guptill leans forward and drives, it was in the air for a little while but in the gap between short cover and mid-off

Drinks are on the field now

Over: 16 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 1 0 0 NZ 97/1
Guptill 48(57) Williamson 4(9) Mark Wood 4-0-18-1

15.6 - Mark Wood to Guptill, no run, back of a length delivery and on stumps, defended off the back foot

15.5 - Mark Wood to Guptill, no run, short of length delivery and just outside off, punched off the back foot to backward point

15.4 - Mark Wood to Guptill, no run, fuller and on middle, driven to mid-on

15.3 - Mark Wood to Williamson, 1 run, length ball and just outside off, Williamson presses forward and plays with soft hands, the ball takes the outside edge, but it drops short of the man at second slip, where Stokes fumbles and allows the run

15.2 - Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, fullish and on the stumps, defended

15.1 - Mark Wood to Guptill, 1 run, back of a length delivery and on the pads, Guptill flicks it to behind square on the on-side

Over: 15 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 NZ 95/1
Williamson 3(7) Guptill 47(53) Stokes 2-0-12-0

14.6 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, length on off, defended

14.5 - Stokes to Guptill, 1 run, good length delivery and outside off, Guptill tries to essay an inside-out shot, gets a thick outside edge and it runs away to third man

14.4 - Stokes to Guptill, no run, dropped, second escape for Guptill. Joe Root is the culprit. Full and on the leg stump, Guptill doesn't control the flick, hits it in the air, it goes low to short mid-wicket, who should have taken it having got both hands to it

14.3 - Stokes to Guptill, 2 runs, good length delivery on the off stump, Guptill works it through backward square leg and he returns for the second as well

14.2 - Stokes to Williamson, 1 run, back of a length delivery and just outside off, Williamson steers it to third man

14.1 - Stokes to Guptill, 1 run, back of a length delivery and just outside off, punched off the back foot to sweeper cover for a single

Over: 14 0 1 0 0 Wd 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 NZ 90/1
Williamson 2(5) Guptill 43(49) Mark Wood 3-0-16-1

13.6 - Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, back of a length delivery and on the stumps, defended off the back foot. Wood extracted extra bounce there

13.5 - Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, fuller and attacking the stumps, driven to mid-on

13.4 - Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, banged in short by Wood, Williamson ducks under it easily. It was close to being called a wide

13.3 - Mark Wood to Williamson, 2 runs, fuller and on stumps, Williamson flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a brace

13.2 - Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, back of a length delivery and attacking the stumps, defended

Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease

13.1 - Mark Wood to Brendon McCullum, out Caught by Buttler!! Wood has produced the wicket for the hosts and it is a big one, too. Wood extracted bounce from a back of a length delivery to produce the edge off McCullum's bat as he tried to cut, but it was too close for him to play that shot and Buttler did no mistake. Brendon McCullum c Buttler b Mark Wood 35(31) [4s-2 6s-1]

Mark Wood to Brendon McCullum, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Over: 13 1 W 0 0 0 0 2 Wd 0 0 0 0 6 NZ 88/0
Guptill 43(49) Brendon McCullum 35(30) Stokes 1-0-7-0

12.6 - Stokes to Guptill, no run, back of a length delivery, defended off the back foot

12.6 - Stokes to Guptill, wide, short and down the leg-side, called a wide

12.5 - Stokes to Guptill, no run, length ball, defended back to the bowler

12.4 - Stokes to Guptill, no run, back of a length delivery and just outside off, punched to backward point

12.3 - Stokes to Guptill, FOUR, Stokes bowls a full toss outside off, Guptill gets an outside edge as he goes for a hoick across the line, runs away fine through third man for a boundary

12.3 - Stokes to Guptill, no ball, full and just outside off, Guptill drives it to short cover, where the fielder dives and deflects the ball to mid-off. It turns out to be a no-ball for overstepping. So the batsman will get a free hit

12.2 - Stokes to Guptill, no run, yorker length delivery, dug out by the batsman

12.1 - Stokes to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, slower ball and just outside off, McCullum uses his feet to send it through cover, but is surprised by the lack of pace and ends up mistiming the drive to the left of the man at cover

Ben Stokes, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 12 2 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 NZ 81/0
Guptill 39(43) Brendon McCullum 34(29) Mark Wood 2-0-14-0

11.6 - Mark Wood to Guptill, no run, a tad fuller and just outside off, driven to mid-off

11.5 - Mark Wood to Guptill, no run, fullish delivery and outside off, left alone

11.4 - Mark Wood to Guptill, 2 runs, back of a length delivery and on the pads, Guptill flicks it to deep mid wicket for a brace

11.3 - Mark Wood to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, McCullum pushes it front of mid-on for a single

11.2 - Mark Wood to Guptill, 1 run, another back of a length delivery and tucked to fine leg

11.1 - Mark Wood to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, dropped! Back of a length delivery and cramps McCullum for room, McCullum advances and tries to go over the off-side, gets a thick inside edge, Buttler drops a low catch though he got both hands to it

Mark Wood [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

Over: 11 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 6 0 Wd NZ 76/0
Guptill 36(39) Brendon McCullum 32(27) Willey 5-0-39-0

10.6 - Willey to Guptill, SIX, Guptill has lofted a sparkling six over mid-wicket. Fuller in length, Guptill just whips it away to loft it for a six. Superb timing from the batsman

10.5 - Willey to Guptill, no run, good length delivery and just outside off, driven to mid-off

10.4 - Willey to Guptill, no run, full and outside off stump, Guptill drives it straight to short cover

10.3 - Willey to Guptill, no run, fuller and outside off stump, Guptill presses it to cover

10.2 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, McCullum opens the face of the bat and guides it to the left of backward point, calls for a quick single and gets to the other end with ease

10.1 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, no run, fuller and attacking the stumps, defended off the front foot

10.1 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, 5 wides, back of a length delivery and well down leg, it goes for five wides

The wicket-keeper has come up to the stumps.

David Willey [4.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack

Over: 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 NZ 64/0
Guptill 30(35) Brendon McCullum 31(25) Finn 5-0-28-0

9.6 - Finn to Guptill, no run, back of a length delivery and again on the stumps, tucked towards mid-wicket

9.5 - Finn to Guptill, no run, back of a length delivery and attacking the stumps, defended

9.4 - Finn to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, back of a length delivery and just outside off, McCullum hops to steer it through backward point for a single

9.3 - Finn to Brendon McCullum, 2 runs, short of length delivery and just outside off, McCullum hops to steer it to third man for a brace

9.2 - Finn to Brendon McCullum, SIX, McCullum has smashed a sumptuous six over wide long-off. Pitched on a fuller length and just outside off, McCullum uses his feet to get close to the pitch of the ball and he loft-drives it for a maximum, the ball just clears the boundary

9.1 - Finn to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery and stays a touch low, defended off the back foot

Over: 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 Wd NZ 55/0
Guptill 30(33) Brendon McCullum 22(21) Mark Wood 1-0-9-0

8.6 - Mark Wood to Guptill, no run, fuller in length and attacking the stumps, driven to mid-on

8.5 - Mark Wood to Guptill, no run, back of a length delivery and on the stumps, defended

8.4 - Mark Wood to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill is certainly dealing in boundaries. It was a good length delivery and on stumps, Guptill lofts it over mid wicket for another boundary

8.3 - Mark Wood to Guptill, no run, good length delivery and on the stumps, defended off the front foot

8.2 - Mark Wood to Guptill, FOUR, full and on the stumps, Guptill flicks it past the fielder at short mid-wicket for a boundary. Precise metre of timing from Guptill. Fifty up for New Zealand

8.1 - Mark Wood to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, full and on stumps, McCullum pushes it to mid-on and takes a quick single, the fielder had a shy at the bowler's end but misses it

Mark Wood, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 8 1 0 Wd 0 4 1 1 NZ 46/0
Guptill 22(28) Brendon McCullum 21(20) Finn 4-0-19-0

7.6 - Finn to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched again and this time Guptill punishes him. Guptill leans forward and crashes the drive wide of mid-off to end the over on a high

7.5 - Finn to Guptill, no run, dropped. Full and outside off stump, Guptill leans forward and drives, doesn't control it and hits it in the air, Finn didn't expect it, suddenly he comes down from a height and manages to get both hands to it, the ball came around ankle height but he couldn't hold on as the ball hit him just above the wrists

7.4 - Finn to Guptill, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Guptill defends off the back foot, the ball rolls towards gully

7.3 - Finn to Guptill, FOUR, good length delivery on the leg stump, Guptill uses the pace on the ball and glances it fine, fine leg was very square and he had no chance

7.2 - Finn to Guptill, no run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Guptill hops and defends

7.1 - Finn to Guptill, no run, fullish and outside off stump, Guptill defends off the front foot

Over: 7 1 0 4 4 0 0 1 NZ 38/0
Brendon McCullum 21(20) Guptill 14(22) Willey 4-0-27-0

6.6 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, no run, on the off stump, McCullum covers the line and defends

6.5 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, no run, good length delivery from Willey, McCullum defends

6.4 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched and put away for four. Once again not from the middle of the bat but it had enough legs to go for a one-bounce four. McCullum went over mid-on on that occasion as he lofted the drive

6.3 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, no run, slower ball low full toss on the stumps, McCullum pushes it towards mid-on

6.3 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, wide, short and down the leg-side, McCullum swings as he tries to help it on its way but misses

6.2 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, no run, short of length delivery on the off stump, McCullum stands tall and defends

Now there at two catching men at short mid-wicket. No slips

6.1 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, 2 runs, full and outside off stump, McCullum lofts it over extra-cover, not timed well though

Over: 6 0 0 NZ 31/0
Guptill 14(22) Brendon McCullum 15(14) Finn 3-0-11-0

5.6 - Finn to Guptill, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Guptill pushes it towards cover

5.5 - Finn to Guptill, FOUR, this one has bounced a bit extra and also come back into the right-hander, Guptill was looking to defend off the back foot, gets an inside edge and luckily for him it goes over the stumps and goes past the keeper as well

5.5 - Finn to Guptill, wide, bumper, too high reckons the umpire and signals a wide. Yes, it was well over Guptill, who didn't offer a shot

5.4 - Finn to Guptill, no run, full and outside off stump, Finn wants Guptill to drive hard and away from the body, but the latter gently drives it to mid-off

5.3 - Finn to Guptill, no run, nice and straight from Finn, Guptill offers a gentle defence

5.2 - Finn to Guptill, no run, back of a length and probably just nipping away off the deck, Guptill opened up slightly, but he manages to defend it off the back foot

5.1 - Finn to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, short of length just outside off stump, McCullum hops and taps it towards short cover, Billings rushes in and under-arms the ball towards the bowler's end but Baz was home

Over: 5 0 NZ 25/0
Guptill 10(17) Brendon McCullum 14(13) Willey 3-0-20-0

4.6 - Willey to Guptill, no run, good length delivery on the leg stump, Guptill tucks it to mid-wicket

4.5 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, good length delivery outside off stump, McCullum opens the face of the bat and guides it towards third man

4.5 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, wide, short and angling away from the right-hander, McCullum thinks about the upper-cut but lets it go at the last moment. In the end it turned out to be a wise call as the umpires ruled that a wide for height

4.4 - Willey to Guptill, 1 run, good length delivery on the stumps, Guptill tucks it through square leg for a run

4.3 - Willey to Guptill, FOUR, first boundary for Guptill, but not convincing. Full and in the slot, Guptill, for the first time goes hard at a delivery, he was looking to loft it over cover, but the ball hit the outside half of the bat and flew over cover-point

4.2 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, very full and down the leg-side, McCullum works it through backward square leg

4.1 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, 2 runs, here he comes, down the track to this length ball, McCullum slogs but doesn't time it properly, the bat turned in his hands as he tried to adjust for the inswing, deep mid-wicket runs to his left and tidies up

Over: 4 1 0 2 4 3 0 1 0 NZ 15/0
Brendon McCullum 10(10) Guptill 5(14) Finn 2-0-5-0

3.6 - Finn to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, gentle tap-and-run single for McCullum as he plays this towards mid-on and sets off

3.5 - Finn to Guptill, 3 runs, overpitched on the stumps, Guptill could have hit it for four, but he just pushed it wide of mid-on using his wrists, the fielder gives chase and hunts it down but Baz calls for the third and makes his ground

3.4 - Finn to Guptill, no run, driven gently on the rise but straight to mid-on. In fact, Guptill mistimed it slightly as the bat turned in his hands

3.3 - Finn to Guptill, no run, good length delivery just outside off stump, blocked off the front foot

3.2 - Finn to Guptill, no run, on the off stump, Guptill gets behind the line and defends well

3.1 - Finn to Guptill, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Guptill lifts his bat and lets it go

Over: 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 1 4 0 0 NZ 11/0
Brendon McCullum 9(9) Guptill 2(9) Willey 2-0-10-0

2.6 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, first boundary of the game and it has taken 18 balls, which is very rare when Baz is batting. Tell you that England have been very disciplined with the new ball. Full and outside off stump, McCullum leans forward and drives it through cover

2.5 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, no run, inside edge onto pad, but it doesn't carry to short mid-wicket, Stokes ran forward but it fell well short of him. Full and swinging back in, McCullum looks to play on the on-side, it was more of a flick, gets an edge, the ball lobs off the pad and luckily for Baz, it went down to ground before Stokes could get there

2.4 - Willey to Guptill, 1 run, punched off the back foot to the left of Billings at cover and they take a quick single

2.3 - Willey to Guptill, no run, bit of extra bounce on this good length delivery, Guptill is surprised by it but he manages to handle it off the back foot with one hand

2.2 - Willey to Guptill, no run, fullish and outside off stump, Guptill defends it into the off-side

2.1 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, inside edge but it goes past the stumps. Full and just outside off stump, McCullum goes hard at the drive, gets a thick edge and gets away with it as it goes towards fine leg

Over: 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 NZ 5/0
Guptill 1(6) Brendon McCullum 4(6) Finn 1-0-1-0

1.6 - Finn to Guptill, no run, keeps it tight around the off stump, defended off the back foot

1.5 - Finn to Guptill, no run, short of length delivery on the leg stump, Guptill stands tall and defends

1.4 - Finn to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, this time McCullum punches it to the left of mid-on for a quick single

1.3 - Finn to Brendon McCullum, no run, good length delivery on the off stump, McCullum defends off the inside half of the bat to mid-on

1.2 - Finn to Brendon McCullum, no run, short and outside off stump, McCullum goes for the upper-cut but misses. He'd be kicking himself for missing out on a freebie. The ball climbed steeply on him and he couldn't meet

Two slips in place

1.1 - Finn to Brendon McCullum, no run, good length delivery just outside off stump, not much of swing, McCullum leans forward and pushes it to mid-off

Steven Finn, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Guptill has an issue with the edge of his bat. He puts some tape on and we are ready to go again. It's going to be McCullum v Finn again

Over: 1 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 0 0 NZ 4/0
Guptill 1(4) Brendon McCullum 3(2) Willey 1-0-4-0

0.6 - Willey to Guptill, no run, back of a length delivery angling away from the right-hander, Guptill shoulders arms

0.5 - Willey to Guptill, no run, very full and on the stumps, Guptill drives it back to the bowler, who half-stops the ball and it deflects to mid-on

0.4 - Willey to Guptill, no run, on a fuller length and outside off stump, Guptill drives it to cover

0.3 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, on the leg stump, again, McCullum works it to deep square leg

0.2 - Willey to Brendon McCullum, 2 runs, in the airrrrr, but it evades the man at short mid-wicket. Good length delivery swinging back in, McCullum closes the face of the bat a bit too early as he tries to flick, gets it on the outside half of the bat, the ball flies over the fielder

0.1 - Willey to Guptill, 1 run, some swing on offer straightaway for Willey, full and swinging back in, Guptill flicks it wide of mid-on, the fielder dives and makes a half-stop and they take a run. New Zealand are off the mark

Guptill and Brendon McCullum are at the crease. Guptill is on strike. Willey will open the attack

This is Sidhant Maheshwari, signing off on behalf of Mahesh and my co-commentators, Ramakrishnan and Bharath. Ciao!

What a game it was! In fact, what a series this has been. Both teams have been playing some exceptional cricket, especially in the batting department. The series currently stands at 2-2 and it is a fair reflection of how both teams have played. The final ODI should also be another cliffhanger as both these teams will lock horns for one final time in the series on Saturday. Don't forget to join us then.

Steve Davis: 'I thought I was going okay until Brendon (McCullum) told me to lead them off and that's when I lost it. I got very emotional then. Respect of the players has been a great thing to have over the years. I think I have been around for so long and haven't done things too badly. I do get along with them and I appreciate what they do. This series has been unbelievable, what a way to go out! Meeting all these great players, meeting people in different countries, having the chance to travel and stand in the best spot to watch some great cricket, it's been a great life (on what's the best thing about being an ICC umpire). There are no regrets at all. I was fortunate to stand as an umpire in the Ashes, I've done a boxing day Test and nowadays, Australians can't do that of course (on his best game as an umpire). Some terrific games, three World Cups and it's been a great, great time in my life. I think there's a lot more pressure now and the good guys wear that pressure and handle it well. If I made a mistake and the players got a bit upset with the decision, I would say,' I am sorry that I messed up'. What else can you do about it other than apologise? I would tell them (young umpires) to go out and enjoy the game. If you're not enjoying it, you probably shouldn't be doing it.'

Morgan: 'Full credit to the boys. Hales and Roy came out and played unbelievably well. The rain probably worked in our favour. The openers set the tone for us. It was a reasonable bowling performance, we struggled to take wickets in the middle overs though. If you can't get the experienced players out, you will always struggle. We always thought something close to 340 will be a good total for us. Both of them bowled really well, Finn was really great and Wood is a great asset to have. This gameplan (of playing aggressive cricket) seems to be working for us as well. With Stokes in the form that he is in, it is important to have him early and that's why we want him to bat at No. 5. I think the style with which we play is important than the result in the next game. The way we are playing, it's very encouraging at the moment. We will be focussed on the process and will be geared up to play against a champion side like New Zealand.'

Eoin Morgan is the Man of the Match for his 82-ball 113

McCullum: 'It was an incredible run-chase. At the halfway, we thought it's a big total. We thought that they would have to play really well if they had to achieve this, but the way Morgan and Root batted was brilliant. We were outplayed. We weren't as accurate as we should have been. Credit to England, chasing 350 is very difficult and to do it 2-1 down in the series was a great achievement. Our attention now turns to the final game. It skidded on nicely and they got some good partnerships throughout. We never got in the game during the run-chase. We weren't quite good enough, despite scoring 350. There'll be a period where you don't score too many, the batting powerplay was like that. But credit to the guys with the way they kicked on after that. He (Morgan) is in the form of his life, he is a champion fellow as well. Hopefully, we can get him early in the next game. We came over here to try and win the series. We can still do that in the last game. Both countries have been toe-to-toe with each other and it's only right that it will be decided in the final game. On behalf of the New Zealand team, I would like congratulate him (Steve Davis) on a tremendous career. He has obviously been a great custodian, an ambassador of the game and we wish him well on his retirement.'

Although Brendon McCullum set some interesting fields, both batsmen managed to find the gaps at will. Morgan reached his hundred off just 73 balls, his 8th in ODIs before Tim Southee ended his 198-run association with Root. It was the highest stand for England against New Zealand in ODIs. Root then completed his hundred, his 6th in ODIs and third in his last 6 innings. He shared a quick-fire stand with Ben Stokes before finishing the game off with 36 balls to spare.

Despite chasing a mammoth score, England played with no fear to register a win and level the 5-match series 2-2. Although Alex Hales and Jason Roy took a few balls to get going initially, they counter-attacked in style and recorded a 100-run stand for the opening wicket before the former was dismissed. In the process, Hales registered his 2nd ODI fifty at his home ground. Soon after, Roy was caught brilliantly at short cover by Williamson, despite him hitting the ball very hard. Skipper Eoin Morgan joined Joe Root at the crease and the duo were aggressive throughout as they kept England way ahead of the asking rate.

Officiating in his last international game as an onfield umpire, Steve Davis too gets a standing ovation from the crowd. The Black Caps players applaud his contribution towards the game as he leads them off the field. You can see tears in his eyes as he walks off. The English players and support staff too walk out and congratulate Steve Davis and the Kiwi players.

Stokes too had him arms aloft in joy as the ball travelled to the fence. The English players are extremely happy as well as you can see them hugging each other in delight.

Over: 44 1 4 6 4 1 4 ENG 350/3
J Root 106(97) Stokes 19(12) Mitchell Santner 4-0-32-0

43.6 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, FOUR, Root finishes off in style, England level the series 2-2! This is also their highest successful run-chase in ODIs. Root punches the air in delight after hitting the winning runs. What a run-chase this has been. Coming back to the ball, this was floated up, Root kneels down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket, the ball runs away to the fence in no time

43.5 - Mitchell Santner to Stokes, 1 run, flatter from Santner, Stokes punches it wide of mid-off for a single

43.4 - Mitchell Santner to Stokes, FOUR, Stokes is in a hurry to finish things off, kneels down and slog sweeps once again, this time there was protection in the deep but still he managed to beat the fielder to the fence

43.3 - Mitchell Santner to Stokes, SIX, bowls this quicker and on the stumps, this time he connects even better and sends it sailing over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum

43.2 - Mitchell Santner to Stokes, FOUR, kneels down and slog sweeps this flighted delivery through square leg for a boundary

43.1 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, 1 run, full toss, Root works it away to deep mid-wicket for a single

Over: 43 0 0 0 2 1 0 ENG 330/3
Stokes 4(8) J Root 101(95) Southee 10-0-70-1

42.6 - Southee to Stokes, no run, length ball just outside off, Stokes drives it off the inside half of the bat to mid-on

42.5 - Southee to J Root, 1 run, looks to tuck this back of a length delivery away, wears it on the gloves and the batsmen take a single as the ball rolls away to short fine leg

42.4 - Southee to J Root, 2 runs, in the air and safe! Root scrambles back for the second and gets to his 6th ODI hundred. This is also his 3rd hundred in his last 6 ODI innings. He takes his helmet off and hugs Stokes, waves his bat to the crowd and his team-mates. It was banged in short and at the batsman, Root goes for the pull and gets a top-edge, Santner from square leg runs back, but the ball drops in front of him even though he put in the dive

42.3 - Southee to J Root, no run, bowls this slightly wide outside off, Root knocks it to cover-point off the back foot

42.2 - Southee to J Root, no run, back of a length delivery on off and middle, Root punches it past the non-striker, mid-on gets around and prevents the single

42.1 - Southee to J Root, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Root punches it back to the bowler off the inside half of the bat

Southee to finish his quota

Tim Southee [9.0-0-67-1] is back into the attack

Over: 42 0 0 1 0 0 0 ENG 327/3
Stokes 4(7) J Root 98(90) Mitchell Santner 3-0-12-0

41.6 - Mitchell Santner to Stokes, no run, drifting on the pads, Stokes clips it straight to short fine leg

41.5 - Mitchell Santner to Stokes, no run, Stokes changes his stance and goes for the reverse sweep, but Santner darts it down the leg-side, he fails to connect

41.4 - Mitchell Santner to Stokes, no run, full and on the stumps, Stokes works it to the left of short mid-wicket, who dives and stops the ball

41.3 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, 1 run, floated up slightly wide outside off, Root reaches out and drives it uppishly through the covers for a single

41.2 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, no run, flighted delivery on off, Root wrists it towards mid-on

41.1 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, no run, tossed up just outside off, Root drives it straight back to the bowler

Mitchell Santner [2.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Over: 41 4 0 1 1 4 1 ENG 326/3
J Root 97(87) Stokes 4(4) Ben Wheeler 8-1-75-0

40.6 - Ben Wheeler to J Root, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Root tucks it away through mid-wicket, he will keep the strike

40.5 - Ben Wheeler to J Root, FOUR, lovely shot! This was pitched up outside off, Root leans forward and caresses the drive past a diving short cover, the ball hurries across the turf and crashes into the fence

40.4 - Ben Wheeler to Stokes, 1 run, banged in short and around off, Stokes plays the short-arm pull to deep mid-wicket for a single

Back to over the wicket for Stokes

40.3 - Ben Wheeler to J Root, 1 run, bowls this slightly wide outside off, Root knocks it square of the wicket for a single

40.2 - Ben Wheeler to J Root, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Root punches it back to the bowler, who parries it towards mid-off

40.1 - Ben Wheeler to J Root, FOUR, just short of a good length and angling in on the pads, Root stays deep in the crease and flicks it fine, the fielder in the deep was very square and had no chance of stopping that, moves into the nineties

Over: 40 W 1 0 Wd 2 1 1 ENG 315/3
J Root 87(82) Stokes 3(3) Southee 9-0-67-1

39.6 - Southee to J Root, 1 run, shortish and slightly wide outside off, Root cuts it to the left of backward point, only a single as third man was quick to get across

39.5 - Southee to Stokes, 1 run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Stokes guides it down to third man and gets to the other end

39.4 - Southee to Stokes, 2 runs, in the blockhole around off, Stokes jams out the drive through extra cover, Stokes gets off the mark with a couple

39.4 - Southee to Stokes, wide, slower ball bumper outside off, Stokes ducks under it and Southee too fell in his followthrough. The umpire though didn't forget to call it a wide for height

39.3 - Southee to Stokes, no run, low full toss outside off, Stokes drives it to the left of mid-off, who dives to his left and stops the ball

39.2 - Southee to J Root, 1 run, banged in short and at the batsman, Root swivels and pulls it to deep backward square leg

A leg gully in place now

Ben Stokes, left handed bat, comes to the crease

39.1 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Matt Henry!! End of an incredible innings from Morgan. He walks out to a standing ovation from the crowd. Tim Southee too pats him on the back as he made his walk back to the pavilion. It was the slower ball bumper down the leg-side. Morgan looks to pull but ends up getting a top-edge as he was outfoxed by the lack of pace there, Henry at fine leg takes a simple catch. Eoin Morgan c Matt Henry b Southee 113(82) [4s-12 6s-5]

Southee to Eoin Morgan, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

The batting powerplay yielded 50/0

Over: 39 0 4 0 0 1 0 ENG 309/2
J Root 85(80) Eoin Morgan 113(81) Ben Wheeler 7-1-64-0

38.6 - Ben Wheeler to J Root, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Root hops in the crease and defends

38.5 - Ben Wheeler to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, comes down the track and reaches out for the ball, drives it wide of long-off, he wanted the second run there but it's not available

This is now the highest partnership for England against New Zealand in ODIs

38.4 - Ben Wheeler to Eoin Morgan, no run, slower ball bumper from Wheeler, Morgan was looking to pull it behind square on the on-side, misses it completely

38.3 - Ben Wheeler to Eoin Morgan, no run, shortish and wide outside off, Morgan cuts it straight to point

shortish and outside off,

38.2 - Ben Wheeler to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, Morgan gives the charge and Wheeler drags his length back and cramps Morgan for room, he pulls it wide of mid-on and the ball runs away to the fence. Didn't quite time it but the ball had enough runs away to the fence

38.1 - Ben Wheeler to Eoin Morgan, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Morgan hops in the crease and defends

Ben Wheeler [6.0-1-59-0] is back into the attack

Over: 38 1 0 2 1 1 4 ENG 304/2
J Root 85(79) Eoin Morgan 108(76) Southee 8-0-61-0

37.6 - Southee to J Root, FOUR, brilliant shot! This was pitched up slightly wide outside off, Root leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it beautifully square of the wicket, runs away to the fence in a jiffy

37.5 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, low full toss outside off, Morgan drives it down to long-off for a single

37.4 - Southee to J Root, 1 run, on the pads once again, Root gets an inside edge onto the pad as he looks to nudge it away through the on-side, he slips inside the crease and he was inches away from knocking the stumps off with his foot. Wouldn't have been a great way to get out but luckily for Root, he didn't touch the stumps there

37.3 - Southee to J Root, 2 runs, back of a length delivery angling in on the stumps, Root works it through square leg and comes back for the second with ease

37.2 - Southee to J Root, no run, comes over the wicket to Root and bowls it on a back of a length delivery just outside off, Morgan punches it to the right of backward point, Guptill slides and stops the ball

37.1 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, length delivery angling in from just outside off, Morgan opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man

Southee comes round the wicket

Tim Southee [7.0-0-52-0] is back into the attack

Drinks are on the field now

Over: 37 1 6 4 0 6 3 ENG 295/2
Eoin Morgan 106(74) J Root 78(75) Matt Henry 10-0-77-2

36.6 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, 3 runs, full toss on middle and leg, Morgan helps it away past short fine leg off the inside half of the bat and the batsmen take three before the ball is hunted down

36.5 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, SIX, Morgan gets to his 8th ODI hundred in style. He immediately hugs Root after reaching the landmark. What a knock this has been from the English skipper. He takes his helmet off and punches the air in delight. The crowd and his team-mates are up on their feet, applauding this brilliant display of strokeplay. Coming back to the ball, it was a length ball on the stumps, Morgan smashes it over the deep mid-wicket fence with a great swing

36.4 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, no run, gives the charge once again and this time he defends it into the off-side

36.3 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, lucky boundary but England won't mind it one bit. Morgan gives the charge and Henry cramps him for room with a back of a length delivery, he pushes at it, gets an inside edge that runs away past the leg stump and to the fine leg fence

36.2 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, SIX, Morgan goes into the nineties with this breathtaking hit, it was pitched up outside off, Morgan watches it under his bat and smashes it over the long-off fence

This is now the highest partnership for third wicket at this ground

36.1 - Matt Henry to J Root, 1 run, length ball slightly wide outside off, Root bends down and drives it to sweeper cover

Over: 36 0 1 4 0 6 2 ENG 275/2
Eoin Morgan 87(69) J Root 77(74) Ben Wheeler 6-1-59-0

35.6 - Ben Wheeler to Eoin Morgan, 2 runs, back of a length delivery on the pads, Morgan nudges it through square leg and Morgan calls for the second, he puts in the dive as the throw comes in from the deep, makes it comfortably in the end

35.5 - Ben Wheeler to Eoin Morgan, SIX, Morgan is not holding back. This was a length ball outside off, Morgan makes slight room and tonks it straight down the ground for yet another maximum

35.4 - Ben Wheeler to Eoin Morgan, no run, back of a length delivery angling in, Morgan bunts it uppishly past the non-striker, Morgan shouts a loud 'No' as the ball rolls away to mid-on

35.3 - Ben Wheeler to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, brilliant shot from Morgan, he comes charging down the track to this length ball outside off and drills it to the left of mid-off, runs away to the fence in no time

35.2 - Ben Wheeler to J Root, 1 run, back of a length delivery angling in from round the wicket, Root waits for the ball to arrive and glides it towards third man for a single

35.1 - Ben Wheeler to J Root, no run, back of a length delivery around off, Root punches it back to the bowler off the back foot

Over: 35 0 0 0 1 1L 1 ENG 262/2
J Root 76(72) Eoin Morgan 75(65) Matt Henry 9-0-57-2

34.6 - Matt Henry to J Root, 1 run, shortish and outside off stump, Root cuts it to sweeper cover

34.5 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, good length delivery on the off stump, Morgan looks to push off the front foot, gets an insid edge onto pad, it rolls to mid-wicket. The umpire thouggh reckons there was no bat involved. 150 partnership is up now

34.4 - Matt Henry to J Root, 1 run, short and outside off stump, Root cuts it late and wide of backward point. It was in the air for a while, but in the gap

34.3 - Matt Henry to J Root, no run, full and outside off stump, Root drives it back to the bowler

34.2 - Matt Henry to J Root, no run, stays on the back foot and punches it to short cover

34.1 - Matt Henry to J Root, no run, shortish and outside off stump, Root goes for the pull but gets beaten

England have opted for the batting powerplay

Over: 34 1L 0 0 4 1 0 ENG 259/2
Eoin Morgan 75(64) J Root 74(67) Ben Wheeler 5-1-46-0

33.6 - Ben Wheeler to Eoin Morgan, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Morgan pushes it to point

33.5 - Ben Wheeler to J Root, 1 run, shortish and on the off stump, Root helps it down to backward square leg

33.4 - Ben Wheeler to J Root, FOUR, full and outside off stump, Root drives it to the right of the bowler and mid-on was way too square again

33.3 - Ben Wheeler to J Root, no run, full and just outside off stump, Root flicks it to mid-wicket

33.2 - Ben Wheeler to J Root, no run, fullish and on the off stump from round the wicket, Root drives it to mid-on

33.1 - Ben Wheeler to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, fullish and down the leg-side, Morgan misses the flick, gets hit on the pad but it was going down the leg-side

Ben Wheeler [4.0-1-41-0] is back into the attack

England need just 97 runs now and they have 17 overs to go.

Over: 33 0 0 0 1 0 0 ENG 253/2
J Root 69(63) Eoin Morgan 75(62) Matt Henry 8-0-55-2

32.6 - Matt Henry to J Root, no run, back of a length and outside off stump, punches it back to the bowler, who jumps and gets his right hand to it in his followthrough

32.5 - Matt Henry to J Root, no run, good length delivery outside off, Root pushes it into the off-side

32.4 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, shortish and on the leg stump, Morgan pulls it to deep square leg

32.3 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, no run, good length delivery just outside off stump, Morgan dabs it to backward point

32.2 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, no run, fullish and outside off stump, Morgan defends it to cover

32.1 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, no run, short of length delivery just outside off stump, Morgan defends

Over: 32 1 4 0 1 0 4 ENG 252/2
J Root 69(61) Eoin Morgan 74(58) McClenaghan 8-0-64-0

31.6 - McClenaghan to J Root, FOUR, short ball outside off stump, Root rocks back and cuts it past backward point and it races away for four

31.5 - McClenaghan to J Root, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Root pushes it into the off-side

31.4 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, short of length on the off stump, Morgan tucks it through mid-wicket

31.3 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, no run, short of length delivery just outside off stump, Morgan stands tall and defends

31.2 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, full and outside off stump, Morgan leans forward and drives it sweetly through mid-off, who had no chance

31.1 - McClenaghan to J Root, 1 run, shortish and outside off stump, Root goes on the back foot and punches it through cover, Morgan looks for two but Root says no

Over: 31 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 ENG 242/2
Eoin Morgan 69(55) J Root 64(58) Matt Henry 7-0-54-2

30.6 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, no run, short of length and just outside off stump, Morgan defends it off the back foot

30.5 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, no run, back of a length and just outside off stump, Morgan pushes it to mid-off

30.4 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, no run, overpitched outside off stump, Morgan drives it to mid-off

30.3 - Matt Henry to J Root, 1 run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Root flicks it to mid-wicket

30.2 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, driven along the ground to sweeper cover

30.1 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, 2 runs, that's gone a long way up in the air, oh dear it's landed safely between two fielders. Full and on the stumps, Morgan advances and mistimes the loft over backward square leg, it was in the air for an eternity, Elliott runs to his left from deep square leg, Wheeler goes from fine leg but both misjudge it and allow it to drop safely

Matt Henry [6.0-0-50-2] is back into the attack

Over: 30 1 1 4 6 0 4 ENG 238/2
J Root 63(57) Eoin Morgan 66(50) McClenaghan 7-0-54-0

29.6 - McClenaghan to J Root, no run, full and outside off stump, Root drives it to mid-off

29.5 - McClenaghan to J Root, no run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Root defends off the back foot

29.4 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, short of length delivery on the leg stump, Morgan pushes it to mid-on

29.3 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Morgan looks to guide it to third man but misses

29.2 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, short delivery just outside off stump, Morgan dances down the track, he is cramped on the pull but manages to send it well over mid-wicket

29.1 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, no run, full and outside off stump, Morgan drives it to mid-off

Over: 29 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 ENG 233/2
Eoin Morgan 61(46) J Root 63(55) Southee 7-0-52-0

28.6 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, good length delivery outside off stump, Morgan taps it to extra-cover

28.5 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, no run, round the wicket, short of length angling in, Morgan looks to cut but gets beaten

28.4 - Southee to J Root, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Root dabs it to third man

28.3 - Southee to J Root, FOUR, shortish and outside off stump, Root goes on the back foot and cuts it through point for four more

28.2 - Southee to J Root, no run, leans forward and drives it to mid-off, Morgan was sent back and he made his ground before Baz fired a direct-hit at the bowler's end

28.1 - Southee to J Root, no run, on the off stump, driven towards mid-on

Over: 28 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 ENG 227/2
Eoin Morgan 60(44) J Root 58(51) McClenaghan 6-0-49-0

27.6 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, no run, back of a length delivery outside off stump, Morgan shoulders arms

27.5 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, no run, shortish and just outside off stump, Morgan defends

27.4 - McClenaghan to J Root, 1 run, short ball just outside off stump, Root pulls it over deep mid-wicket

27.3 - McClenaghan to J Root, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Root defends it into the off-side

27.2 - McClenaghan to J Root, FOUR, short delivery on the leg stump, Root helps it on its way, fine leg was way too square and he had no chance

27.1 - McClenaghan to J Root, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Root defends

Mitchell McClenaghan [5.0-0-44-0] is back into the attack

Over: 27 1 0 1 4 Wd 1 0 4 4 4 1 ENG 222/2
Eoin Morgan 60(42) J Root 53(47) Southee 6-0-46-0

26.6 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, overpitched and Morgan places the off-drive to perfection again. Morgan leans forward and sends it past the bowler. These two are doing it nicely. England are 222/2

26.5 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, full toss, with no one at long-off, Morgan presents the full face of the bat and drives it all along the ground for four

26.4 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, no run, good length delivery on the off stump, Morgan defends it to mid-off

26.4 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, wide, short of length delivery down the leg-side, easily call for the umpire

26.3 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, 26th ODI fifty for Morgan and it's 4th consecutive as well. Short delivery just outside off stump, Morgan pulls it over mid-wicket for a one bounce four. Morgan raises his bat as he gets a good round of applause from the crowd. That also raises the hundred partnership

26.2 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Morgan defends it into the off-side

26.1 - Southee to J Root, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Root guides it to third man

Tim Southee [5.0-0-32-0] is back into the attack

Over: 26 4 ENG 208/2
Eoin Morgan 48(37) J Root 52(46) Williamson 4-0-28-0

25.6 - Williamson to Eoin Morgan, no run, pushed through, Morgan mistimes the drive to cover

25.5 - Williamson to J Root, 1 run, flighted delivery on the off stump, Root advances and drives it down to long-on

25.4 - Williamson to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, on the leg stump, Morgan works it through backward square leg

25.3 - Williamson to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, nice and full outside off stump, Morgan plays a lovely looking inside-out drive over cover for four more

25.2 - Williamson to Eoin Morgan, no run, on the leg stump, nudged into the on-side

25.1 - Williamson to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, flighted delivery outside off stump, Morgan backs away and slices the inside-out drive over point

Over: 25 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 Wd ENG 198/2
J Root 51(45) Eoin Morgan 39(32) Mitchell Santner 2-0-11-0

24.6 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, 2 runs, 10th ODI fifty for Root. It's back-to-back fifties for him as well. Flighted delivery on the leg stump, Root drives it wide of long-on and gets to the milestone. 200 up for England

24.5 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, shortish and cramping Morgan for room as he goes leg-side, tucked through mid-wicket

24.4 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, no run, flatter delivery on the off stump, Morgan pushes it to cover

24.3 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, 1 run, goes on the back foot to punch, gets an inside edge that goes past the stumps to fine leg

24.2 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, no run, outside off stump, driven to cover

24.1 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, no run, flighted delivery on the off stump, Root drives it into the on-side

Over: 24 W ENG 194/2
Eoin Morgan 38(30) J Root 48(41) Williamson 3-0-18-0

23.6 - Williamson to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, poor line, slider down the leg-side, Morgan tickles it fine for four. The keeper or short fine leg had no chance

23.5 - Williamson to J Root, 1 run, another one down the leg-side, Root helps it to backward square leg

23.4 - Williamson to J Root, FOUR, Williamson drops it too short and down the leg side, Root pulls it away fine past the man at short fine leg

23.3 - Williamson to J Root, no run, gets across the stumps and sweeps it behind square on the on-side

23.2 - Williamson to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, very full and outside off stump, Morgan drives it to long-off

23.1 - Williamson to J Root, 1 run, flatter delivery outside off stump, Root punches it to long-on

Over: 23 0 4 1 2 4 1 0 1 1 0 ENG 183/2
J Root 42(37) Eoin Morgan 33(28) Mitchell Santner 1-0-7-0

22.6 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, 1 run, spinning away outside off stump, driven to long-on

22.5 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, almost a yorker, drived to long-on

22.4 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, 1 run, waits for the ball to come and flicks it to deep mid-wicket

22.3 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, 2 runs, flighted delivery on the leg stump, Root tucks it into the vacant mid-wicket region and races back for the second run

22.2 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, very full and on the leg stump, Morgan drives it to long-on

22.1 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, 1 run, flatter delivery on the off stump from round the wicket, Root drives it down to long-on

Mitchell Santner, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Drinks are on the field now. England are going at great pace. The asking rate is just over 6 runs per over now. New Zealand need wickets to pull this off.

Over: 22 1 1 1 4 1 1 6 1 4 4 ENG 176/2
J Root 37(33) Eoin Morgan 31(26) Williamson 2-0-7-0

21.6 - Williamson to J Root, 1 run, very full and on the off stump, Root drives it to long-on

21.5 - Williamson to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, Morgan drives it to long-off

21.4 - Williamson to J Root, 1 run, shortish and on the stumps, Root pulls it to deep square leg

21.3 - Williamson to J Root, no run, once again Root gets down on one knee and paddles it to short fine leg

21.2 - Williamson to J Root, no run, down the leg-side, Root helps it straight to short fine leg

21.1 - Williamson to J Root, no run, flatter delivery outside off stump, Root looks to punch off the back foot, gets an inside edge onto boot

Joe Root has recorded 2000 runs in ODIs

Over: 21 0 0 6 0 6 1 0 3 1 2 ENG 173/2
J Root 35(28) Eoin Morgan 30(25) Matt Henry 6-0-50-2

20.6 - Matt Henry to J Root, 1 run, good length delivery outside off stump, Root guides it to third man

20.5 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, shortish and just outside off stump, Morgan mistimes it to mid-wicket as he was cramped for room

20.4 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, SIX, another aggressive blow from the England captain. He quickly jumps out of the crease, gets close to the pitch of the ball and lofts it easily over wide long-off

20.3 - Matt Henry to J Root, 1 run, short and wide outside off stump, Root gets on top of the bounce and cuts it to deep point, the man at sweeper hunts it down

20.2 - Matt Henry to J Root, no run, fullish and outside off stump, Root drives it to the man at wide mid-on

20.1 - Matt Henry to J Root, FOUR, nice on-drive from Root. The man at mid-on is very wide and Root places the drive to perfection to begin the over in style

Over: 20 1 0 0 0 ENG 160/2
Eoin Morgan 23(23) J Root 29(24) Williamson 1-0-4-0

19.6 - Williamson to Eoin Morgan, no run, flighted delivery just outside off stump, pushed back to the bowler, it was in the air for a while but it doesn't carry to Williamson

19.5 - Williamson to J Root, 1 run, on the leg stump, flicked to deep square leg

19.4 - Williamson to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, advances and takes it on the full, drives it past the bowler, long-on runs to his right and cuts it, the man at long-off, who was close relays the throw back to the bowler and it's just a single

19.3 - Williamson to Eoin Morgan, no run, flatter delivery outside off stump, pushed to cover

19.2 - Williamson to J Root, 1 run, over the wicket to Root, flighted delivery on the off stump, Root leans forward and drives it to long-on

19.1 - Williamson to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, flighted delivery on the stumps from round the wicket, tucked to mid-wicket

Kane Williamson, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Over: 19 4 1 0 1 1 1 2 4 1 4 4 ENG 156/2
J Root 27(22) Eoin Morgan 21(19) Matt Henry 5-0-37-2

18.6 - Matt Henry to J Root, FOUR, freebie, full toss outside off stump, Root drives it through mid-on, who was pretty square and he had no chance

18.5 - Matt Henry to J Root, 2 runs, a misfield allows Root to come back for the second. Short and on the stumps, Root pulls and picks out deep mid-wicket, it should have been just one but poor fielding gave him the extra run

18.4 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, on the leg stump, Morgan flicks it to deep mid-wicket and that brings up the 150 for England

18.3 - Matt Henry to J Root, 1 run, full from Henry, Root drives it to mid-on and sets off, the fielder doesn't pick it up cleanly to effect a run-out

18.2 - Matt Henry to J Root, no run, blocked off the back foot

18.1 - Matt Henry to J Root, 2 runs, shortish and outside off stump, Root cuts it through point

Over: 18 W 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 Wd 1 1L 2 0 1 1 ENG 146/2
Eoin Morgan 20(18) J Root 18(17) McClenaghan 5-0-44-0

17.6 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, no run, short delivery outside off stump, Morgan lets it go thinking it was a wide for height but the umpire said it was a legal ball

17.5 - McClenaghan to J Root, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Root guides it to the left of backward point

17.4 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, too short, Root gets across the stumps and helps it on its way but fine leg tidies up

17.3 - McClenaghan to J Root, 1 run, full and on the off stump, Root flicks it to deep mid-wicket

17.2 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, lovely square-drive off the front foot but straight to the man sweeping on the off-side

17.1 - McClenaghan to J Root, 1 run, shortish and outside off stump, Root jumps and drives it to the right of backward point

Over: 17 0 ENG 141/2
Eoin Morgan 18(15) J Root 15(14) Matt Henry 4-0-27-2

16.6 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, no run, back of a length delivery and just outside off, Morgan looks to drive but mistimes it towards mid-off

16.5 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, no run, full and outside off, driven to mid-on

16.4 - Matt Henry to J Root, 1 run, another delivery banged in, Root pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single

16.3 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, short delivery and outside off, pulled to deep mid-wicket

16.2 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, no run, appeal for a catch down the leg-side, not given and rightly so, Morgan missed the flick and the short of length delivery brushed the thigh pad en route to the keeper

16.1 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, SIX, length delivery outside off stump, Morgan advances and lofts it handsomely over long-off and the ball clears the fence by a distance

Over: 16 0 ENG 133/2
Eoin Morgan 11(10) J Root 14(13) McClenaghan 4-0-39-0

15.6 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, driven off the inside half of the bat to short mid-wicket

15.5 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, no run, short ball outside off stump, Morgan tries to cut and misses

15.4 - McClenaghan to J Root, 1 run, full and on the leg stump, Root drives, the bowler dives and makes a half-stop

15.3 - McClenaghan to J Root, FOUR, that should have been taken. This was shortish and outside off stump, Root stands tall and tries to upper-cut the ball, gets a thick edge, Taylor at slip didn't pick it up properly. He jumps with no clue about the ball, he suddenly realises that the ball was coming to him at a catching height and sticks his right hand out, but couldn't hang on to it

15.2 - McClenaghan to J Root, no run, back of a length outside off stump, Root hops and defends

15.1 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, driven to the left of backward point for a single

Over: 15 1 0 ENG 126/2
J Root 9(10) Eoin Morgan 9(7) Matt Henry 3-0-19-2

14.6 - Matt Henry to J Root, no run, shortish and just outside off stump, Root goes for the pull and misses, the ball brushes the pocket en route to the keeper. New Zealand thought there was bat involved, but umpire Rob Bailey got the on-field call spot on

New Zealand have decided to review a caught behind appeal. 'Start with the front foot no-ball. That's a fair delivery. Can you go to spin vision. It looks like that it certainly took his pocket. HotSpot shows there is nothing on the bat. RTS will tell us more. Yes, it brushed the pocket and there's not bat involved. Stay with your decision,' says the third umpire

14.5 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Morgan tucks it to mid-on for a quick single

14.4 - Matt Henry to J Root, 1 run, good length delivery on the off stump, Root looks to flick, gets a leading edge, luckily for him the ball evades the man at short cover and goes to mid-off

14.3 - Matt Henry to J Root, FOUR, fuller length and on the stumps, Root presses forward and essays an elegant off-drive for a boundary. McCullum dived to his right and tried to stop the ball at mid-off, but he couldn't and apologises to the bowler

14.2 - Matt Henry to J Root, no run, short and wide, cut to the right of the fielder at backward point, excellent save by Guptill

14.1 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, full and outside off, Morgan drives it square of the wicket on the off-side. It was in the air, but in the gap

Over: 14 0 ENG 119/2
J Root 4(6) Eoin Morgan 7(5) McClenaghan 3-0-32-0

13.6 - McClenaghan to J Root, no run, back of a length delivery and climbing awkwardly, Root hops and defends

13.5 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, short and on the off stump, Morgan rocks back to pull it through square leg

13.4 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, no run, back of a length delivery and again outside off, Morgan leaves it easily

13.3 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, no run, back of a length delivery and well outside off, left alone

13.2 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, good length delivery and just outside off, Morgan drives it through sweeper cover for a boundary

13.1 - McClenaghan to J Root, 1 run, very full on the leg stump, Root flicks it through backward point

Over: 13 0 2 0 1 ENG 113/2
Eoin Morgan 2(1) J Root 3(4) Matt Henry 2-0-12-2

12.6 - Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, 2 runs, full and outside off, Morgan drives it square of the wicket on the off-side for a brace

Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

12.5 - Matt Henry to Jason Roy, out Caught by Williamson!! Henry gets his second wicket in as many overs. Fuller length and well outside off, Roy comes down the wicket, reaches out and tries to smash it over the infield, but picks out the man at short cover, who takes an excellent catch. Williamson did really well to hang on as it was hit very hard. Roy gets a good round of applause for his knock. Jason Roy c Williamson b Matt Henry 38(35) [4s-5 6s-1]

Matt Henry to Jason Roy, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

12.4 - Matt Henry to Jason Roy, FOUR, Roy takes a heavy toll of a back of a length delivery from Henry by using his feet to pull it hard and wide of the man at mid-on. It raced away for four

12.3 - Matt Henry to Jason Roy, no run, back of a length delivery and on the stumps, tucked to mid on

12.2 - Matt Henry to J Root, 1 run, good length delivery and attacking the stumps, driven back to the bowler, who parriues it towards mid off

12.1 - Matt Henry to J Root, 2 runs, full and on the pads, whips it away to deep mid wicket for a brace

Over: 12 0 0 ENG 104/1
Jason Roy 34(32) J Root 0(2) McClenaghan 2-0-26-0

11.6 - McClenaghan to Jason Roy, no run, tries to dab it down to third man, but mistimes it to the right of the keeper

11.5 - McClenaghan to Jason Roy, no run, back of a length ball outside off, blocked

11.4 - McClenaghan to Jason Roy, no run, just short of good length, Roy drives it off the inside half of the bat to mid-on

11.3 - McClenaghan to Jason Roy, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Roy gets a leading edge as he closes the bat face a little too early, the ball lands in front of square on the on-side

11.2 - McClenaghan to Jason Roy, FOUR, Roy picks the length early and pulls it well in front of square for a boundary. It was a shortish delivery and just outside off, well-timed shot by Roy

11.1 - McClenaghan to Jason Roy, no run, full and outside off, Roy tries to drive, mistimes it to mid-off

Mitchell McClenaghan [1.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack

Over: 11 1L ENG 100/1
J Root 0(2) Jason Roy 30(26) Matt Henry 1-0-3-1

10.6 - Matt Henry to J Root, no run, back of a length delivery and just outside off, punched to the fielder at point

10.5 - Matt Henry to J Root, no run, back of a length delivery and just outside off, defended to cover

Joe Root, right handed bat, comes to the crease

10.4 - Matt Henry to Hales, out Bowled!! Henry makes the breakthrough by snaring the big wicket of Hales. It was a back of a length delivery and just outside off, Hales tried to slog, but can only manage an inside edge that rattles into the stumps. Middle stump goes for a walk. Hales walks off to a standing ovation at his home ground. Hales b Matt Henry 67(38) [4s-7 6s-4]

Matt Henry to Hales, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

10.3 - Matt Henry to Jason Roy, 1 run, the partnership between Jason Roy and Hales is now 100. It was full outside off, Roy drives it to point off the front foot

10.2 - Matt Henry to Hales, 1 run, short ball, pulled hard over mid-wicket

10.1 - Matt Henry to Jason Roy, 1 run, back of a length delivery and just outside off, Roy punches it past point for a single

Matt Henry, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 10 0 ENG 97/0
Jason Roy 28(24) Hales 66(36) Southee 5-0-32-0

9.6 - Southee to Jason Roy, 1 run, good length delivery and just outside off, pushed to mid-on and Roy hares down for a quick single

9.5 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, back of a length angling in, Roy gets hit on the pad, tries to play across the line, misses, but the ball waa going the opposite side

9.4 - Southee to Jason Roy, 2 runs, despairing dive from McCullum, but the ball was always falling away from him, Roy uses his feet to a back of a length delivery to hit an inside-out loft, gets an outside edge that goes very high, McCullum from mid-off runs to his left, a great effort from him as he dives to his left, but the ball was always swirling away from him

9.4 - Southee to Jason Roy, wide, full length and bowls it wide outside off, Roy tries to squeeze out the drive and misses. There was a loud appeal from Southee for a caught behind, but the sound was from the bat hitting the ground. The umpire calls it a wide

9.3 - Southee to Hales, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the stumps, flicked towards deep square leg

9.2 - Southee to Jason Roy, 1 run, back of a length delivery and angling in on off-stump, clipped towards mid-wicket

9.1 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, length delivery and just outside off, defended front of square on the on-side

Over: 9 0 1 4 4 1 2 0 0 6 1 0 6 0 0 ENG 91/0
Hales 65(35) Jason Roy 24(19) McClenaghan 1-0-22-0

8.6 - McClenaghan to Hales, SIX, short and down leg, Hales pulls it over fine leg for another six. 22 runs came off the over

8.5 - McClenaghan to Hales, SIX, full and on the stumps, Hales whips it away over backward square leg and it clears the fence easily. It was a massive six

8.4 - McClenaghan to Hales, 2 runs, back of a length delivery and just outside off, Hales tries to pull, mistimes, the fielder at mid-wicket hunts it down and keeps it down to two

8.3 - McClenaghan to Hales, FOUR, 2nd fifty for Hales in ODIs. This was on a length outside off, the ball kicks up and catches Hales' outside edge as he looks to force it through the off-side, runs away past the lone slip and into the fence

8.2 - McClenaghan to Hales, FOUR, short and going down leg, Hales plays the pick up shot and sends it past short fine leg for a boundary

8.1 - McClenaghan to Hales, no run, full and just outside off, Hales drives it to mid-off, McCullum moves to his left and stops the ball

The Black Caps break out of the huddle as the English openers walk out to the middle. No overs have been lost.

18:57 Local Time, 17:57 GMT, 23:27 IST: Good news folks as the sun is out now, a little bizarre under the circumstances. The great thing is that we should get underway soon. Restart will be at 19:05 local.

18:54 Local Time, 17:54 GMT, 23:24 IST: Looks like it is clearing up quickly. It has become brighter at the ground as well. Hopefully, it won't be long before we are back with action. Meanwhile, the groundsmen are using the rope to take some moisture off the outfield.

18:48 Local Time, 17:48 GMT, 23:18 IST: The umpires have had enough with the drizzle getting heavier. They are taking the players off the field and the groundsmen are putting the covers in place. Remember, we have extra half an hour before we start losing overs.

Over: 8 0 4 4 4 4 0 1 Wd 1 0 ENG 69/0
Hales 43(29) Jason Roy 24(19) Southee 4-0-26-0

7.6 - Southee to Hales, 1 run, in the blockhole this time, jammed out past mid-wicket for a single

7.5 - Southee to Hales, FOUR, full and on the pads, Hales flicks it over mid-wicket for another boundary

7.4 - Southee to Hales, FOUR, short and wide delivery from Southee, Hales climbs onto it and cuts it hard through cover-point for a boundary

7.3 - Southee to Jason Roy, 1 run, full and on the off-stump, clipped to deep backward square leg

7.2 - Southee to Jason Roy, FOUR, short of length delivery and just outside off, Roy gets a thick edge through second slip for a boundary

7.1 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, good length and on the stumps, Roy punches it hard towards the non-striker, who couldn't get out of the way and deflects it to mid-on off his bat. Hales is unhappy with himself as he probably denied his partner a boundary there

Over: 7 6 1 0 6 4 0 2 1 ENG 55/0
Hales 34(26) Jason Roy 19(16) Ben Wheeler 4-1-41-0

6.6 - Ben Wheeler to Hales, 2 runs, back of a length delivery and on the pads, Hales clips it through backward square leg for a brace

6.5 - Ben Wheeler to Hales, SIX, another short delivery from Ben Wheeler, but not high enough. Hales sets early and pulls it through deep backward square leg and it clears the fence quite easily. That was sweetly timed by Hales

6.4 - Ben Wheeler to Hales, SIX, short and going down leg, Hales swivels and pulls it over fine leg for a six

6.3 - Ben Wheeler to Hales, no run, back of a length delivery and just outside off, pushed to point

6.2 - Ben Wheeler to Jason Roy, 1 run, back of a length delivery and on the off-stump, glanced it to deep square leg

6.1 - Ben Wheeler to Jason Roy, FOUR, Roy takes a heavy toll of a short and wide delivery from Southee to cut it for a boundary through square on the off-side

Over: 6 4 4 2 0 0 ENG 36/0
Hales 20(22) Jason Roy 14(14) Southee 3-0-12-0

5.6 - Southee to Hales, 2 runs, fullish and on the pads, flicked to deep mid-wicket and they take two runs

5.5 - Southee to Hales, no run, a tad fuller and just outside off, punched to cover

5.4 - Southee to Hales, no run, full delivery and just outside off, Hales drives it to mid-off

5.3 - Southee to Hales, 2 runs, full length and on the pads, Hales flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a brace

5.2 - Southee to Hales, no run, Hales tries to use his feet, but the bowler follows him by banging short and he swings hard, but fails to connect

5.1 - Southee to Jason Roy, 3 runs, back of a length delivery and on the stumps, clipped to deep mid-wicket off the inside half of the bat and they take three runs

Over: 5 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 0 Wd 0 ENG 29/0
Hales 16(17) Jason Roy 11(13) Ben Wheeler 3-1-22-0

4.6 - Ben Wheeler to Hales, no run, banged in short and at the batsman, Hales ducks under it. The umpire deems it a legal ball and they are happy with the height there

4.5 - Ben Wheeler to Hales, FOUR, hoicks this fullish delivery behind square on the on-side, the fielder from fine leg runs to his left, dives and parries the ball towards the fielder running in from deep mid-wicket, who slips over as he tried to cut it off near the boundary, the ball rolls back onto the rope. A comedy of errors, but the outfield is wet and it could have been a little risky for the fielders

4.4 - Ben Wheeler to Hales, no run, back of a length delivery and just outside off, Hales tries to cut, mistimes it towards point, he was looking for a single, Roy sends him back

4.3 - Ben Wheeler to Hales, no run, back of a length delivery and on the stumps, Hales tries to hoick it across the line, it hits him on his thigh pad

4.2 - Ben Wheeler to Hales, no run, banged in short and outside off, Hales leaves it easily. It was close to being called a wide

4.1 - Ben Wheeler to Jason Roy, 1 run, back of a length delivery and straying down leg, Hales flicks it behind square on the on-side for a single

Over: 4 1 0 4 1 4 0 0 1 0 4 1 ENG 24/0
Hales 12(12) Jason Roy 10(12) Southee 2-0-5-0

3.6 - Southee to Hales, no run, driven straight to the man at mid-off again

3.5 - Southee to Hales, no run, good length delivery on the off stump, Hales drives it to mid-off

3.4 - Southee to Hales, FOUR, width on offer, shortish and outside off stump, Hales goes on the back foot and cuts well, beats Guptill's dive at backward point

3.3 - Southee to Hales, no run, on the leg stump, Hales flicks it to mid-wicket

3.2 - Southee to Hales, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Hales pushes it into the off-side

The rain has become a bit heavy and the umpires are taking the players off the field. This is interesting. The drizzle has stopped as the players were leaving the field and they are returning back. The groundstaff were bringing the hover cover to protect the pitch but it has been taken off.

3.1 - Southee to Hales, no run, good length delivery, punched to mid-on off the inside half of the bat

Over: 3 1 4 1 1 6 2 1 ENG 20/0
Jason Roy 10(12) Hales 8(6) Ben Wheeler 2-1-17-0

2.6 - Ben Wheeler to Jason Roy, SIX, down the track and over the top goes Roy for a maximum straight back over the bowler's head. He got close to the pitch of this length ball and lofted it over the boundary

2.5 - Ben Wheeler to Jason Roy, FOUR, excellent looking cover drive. Full delivery outside off stump, Roy leans forward and nails the drive to perfection through extra-cover

2.4 - Ben Wheeler to Hales, 3 runs, shortish and outside off stump, Hales cuts it through point, the fielder gives chase and saves one

Oopsy! It has started to drizzle now

2.3 - Ben Wheeler to Hales, FOUR, short and on the leg stump, can't bowl there with fine leg inside the ring, Hales helps it on its way and gets four. That is the first boundary of the innings

2.2 - Ben Wheeler to Hales, no run, fuller length delivery outside off stump, Hales looks to play towards mid-off but the ball takes the inside half of the bat and rolls towards the bowler

2.1 - Ben Wheeler to Hales, no run, fullish and on the stumps, Hales defends off the front foot

Over: 2 0 0 0 0 2L 4 0 ENG 3/0
Jason Roy 0(10) Hales 1(2) Southee 1-0-1-0

1.6 - Southee to Jason Roy, leg byes, 2 runs, short of length delivery down the leg-side, Roy tries to tickle it fine, but misses, short fine leg dives to his right and takes some pace off the ball

1.5 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, once again Roy plays for outswing and gets beaten. Full and outside off stump, the ball moves off the seam and almost takes the inside edge. Roy could have easily dragged that back onto the stumps

1.4 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, fullish and on the stumps, Roy drives it to mid-on

1.3 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, beaten! Probably the scrambled seam delivery, yes it was, it pitched around the short of a length area and just nipped back into the right-hander, Roy was surprised by the movement and the ball beat the inside edge

1.2 - Southee to Hales, 1 run, England are off the mark now. Fullish and outside off stump, Hales looks to push off the front foot, gets an inside edge that rolls through backward square leg

1.1 - Southee to Hales, no run, fullish and on the stumps, Hales gets behind the line and defends

Tim Southee, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 1 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 ENG 0/0
Jason Roy 0(6) Hales 0(0) Ben Wheeler 1-1-0-0

0.6 - Ben Wheeler to Jason Roy, no run, Wheeler hurries Roy with a back of a length, beats Roy's flick and hits him on the thigh pad, the ball rolls into the off-side. A maiden over to start with for New Zealand

0.5 - Ben Wheeler to Jason Roy, no run, on a fuller length and outside off stump, Roy defends it off the front foot to mid-off

0.4 - Ben Wheeler to Jason Roy, no run, on a length and on the off stump, Roy defends it off inside half of the bat

0.3 - Ben Wheeler to Jason Roy, no run, this one shapes away from Roy, it was a teasing length from Wheeler, asking Roy to drive but he let it go to the keeper

0.2 - Ben Wheeler to Jason Roy, no run, very full and outside off stump, Roy digs it out towards mid-on

0.1 - Ben Wheeler to Jason Roy, no run, good leave, just a hint of inswing on this good length delivery, but Roy covered the off stump and left it well

Jason Roy and Hales are at the crease. Jason Roy is on strike. Ben Wheeler will open the attack