Sinner, Taylor shine as Kiwis defeat England


Sinner, Taylor shine as Kiwis defeat England

There will have to be plenty of big hitting from Kane Williamson and the Black Caps if they're beat Australia in the tri-series final.

"They (England) are aggressive from ball one with the bat".

Taylor's ton and Latham's 79 helped get New Zealand over the line after the hosts feel to 27 for 3 chasing 285 to win.

Buttler and Moeen Ali (28) then added another 47 runs in 6.4 overs before Trent Boult and Tim Southee bowled superbly in the death overs to ensure the visitors did not reach 300.

"George Worker would have come in as a top three replacement but unfortunately George stood on a ball in the Ford Trophy final and has an issue with his ankle".

England Test captain Joe Root averages 51 in 103 one-day internationals'It was a hell of a game' - post-match reactionRoss Taylor, named man of the match for his 113 off 116 balls: "It was a hell of a game". New Zealand were the better side and just got the upper hand.

As Rashid exited stage left with rueful expression, he could have been forgiven for reflecting that sport has a amusing habit of kicking you up the backside.

"It's a different group this one-day squad".

But he said: "We know how strong England are".

However, Swann also blamed wicketkeeper Buttler. That was appalling advice.

Yesterday was not so much about Rashid, of course, as the returning Stokes, around whom so much media attention gathers these days that he is cricket's answer to Donald Trump. It was a competitive game and we posted a good score on the board."When we broke that partnership between Ross Taylor and Tom Latham we were in the game, but didn't quite have enough in the tank".

Do not bet against that happening sooner rather than later, however, with the five-match series continuing at Mount Maunganui in the early hours of Wednesday morning, United Kingdom time.

New Zealand are a victory away from equalling their best streak in ODIs of 10 wins on the bounce, and number nine of the current sequence was their most satisfying yet as they overcame a formidable England team in a contest that twisted and turned through 100 overs.



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