Match Over - England won by 7 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: England, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
  • Referee: RS Madugalle
  • When: 10 Mar 2018, 00:00 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: JM Bairstow


  • Umpire1: RSA Palliyaguruge
  • Umpire2: WR Knights
  • Third Umpire: RJ Tucker



Overs: 49.5 / 50.0

New Zealand



Overs: 32.4 / 50.0


5.46pm So, Morgan takes receipt of the series trophy, and that wraps up our coverage from an enthralling ODI leg of England's tour. Don't forget though, that the fun continues as we switch from white ball to pink and ultimately red, with the Test series just around the corner. And don't stray too far from your laptop/mobile, as a compelling Australia-South Africa Test is set to resume in just over three hours' time. From myself and Alan, and Ranjith the scorer, it's goodbye for now.

Eoin Morgan: "I thought our bowlers set the tone after winning the toss, took advantage of the bounce, good line and length, the execution was outstanding, and we created opportunities by building pressure. Woakes has been outstanding, he contributes a huge amount for us down the order, and leads the line with the ball. The aggressive nature that we play, we want to impart that on a game at any stage. But ultimately today the game was won by our bowling unit. We've had a good competitive series here, and we've loved every minute of the tour."

Kane Williamson: "We lost the toss and they bowled very very well. We lacked discipline with the bat today, a good showing from Mitch Santner and Henry Nicholls, but a really disappointing effort on our part. We didn't get a complete performance all series, but England were outstanding, a very good one-day unit, and deserved to win the series. Too many soft dismissals throughout our innings. England have great depth, a number of allrounders, and they play an aggressive brand of cricket for a lot longer."

Chris Woakes is Player of Series: "Thought there were a few better knocks than my bowling, but happy to take it, nice to come out on top in a tight series. Nice to pick up some wickets up top, a couple of pitches have offered a little bit, a bit of extra bounce this morning. The important thing is, if you take wickets up front, you naturally stem that flow of runs. You look at their strengths and weaknesses and try to expose them. Think on your feet a little bit."

Jonny Bairstow is Man of the Match. "The bowlers set the platform, and they have done first up all through the series, but obviously delighted to get the win. It's massive for me, opening the batting is different, my job is to go out and score big hundreds, still a work in progress. A bit of grip for our spinners in the first innings, but a decent toss to win, and we learnt from the first innings, which shots were right or wrong."

And on that catch .. "More luck than judgement. You cop a bit of stick out there, especially being a ginge!"

5.30pm Soham Basak: "As a neutral supporter, this has been an enthralling series with twists and turns all the way. Even with a one-sided finale, this series has been a great advertisement for ODIs. Kudos to both teams."

Pranjal Raj: "Oh boy!! NZ desperately missed Taylor. Enough said." A massive loss, it has to be admitted. But England were ruthless.

5.25pm What a barnstorming performance from England. Dominant with the ball, ruthless with the bat, particularly while Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales were in harness, and they've wrapped up a 3-2 series win with a hefty 17.2 overs left unused.

Dave: "What a joy England's top order is…Roy out injured and in comes Hales to step in to knock up an accomplished half century in partnership with Jonny as England chase down their target to take the series. One of the most feared top orders in white ball cricket. "

Dhaval : "This England side looks scary and are already a serious contenders for the finalists of WC19. "

32.4IS Sodhi to BA Stokes, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, high and mighty, onto the grassy banks at cow corner, and England claim the spoils!.
32.3IS Sodhi to BA Stokes, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, scores level....
32.2IS Sodhi to BA Stokes, 2 runs, another hoick off a good length, another chance, another drop! Chapman rushing back at mid-off, can't get his bearings in time.
32.1IS Sodhi to BA Stokes, No run, toe-ended to point, and dropped! Oh dear, that's a horror show. Down it goes, and Stokes looks suitably bashful.
End of over 32. 4 runs this over. 217/3 after 192 balls.
JE Root 23 (37b 1x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 10-0-44-1
BA Stokes 14 (14b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Stokes on strike with 11 needed.. hmmm

End of over 31. 4 runs this over. 213/3 after 186 balls.
BA Stokes 12 (12b 0x4 1x6 ) IS Sodhi 7-0-66-1
JE Root 21 (33b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 4 runs this over. 209/3 after 180 balls.
JE Root 20 (30b 1x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 9-0-40-1
BA Stokes 9 (9b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Dave Fern : "As an English supporter, it's often a case of riding the tension of the ups and downs, hoping they are not going to stuff it up. With a RRR of 1.27, I think I can finally relax a bit!! In sport all things are possible, but hopefully it's a one horse race now." I think it's almost safe to go to bed... almost

End of over 29. 9 runs this over. 205/3 after 174 balls.
BA Stokes 8 (7b 0x4 1x6 ) IS Sodhi 6-0-62-1
JE Root 17 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 3 runs this over. 196/3 after 168 balls.
BA Stokes 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 8-0-36-1
JE Root 15 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Manoj: "Despite all the talk about how good this Eng side is, they are ranked 3rd and yet to show any major global odi trophy. It's ine thing to win bilaterals and it's entirely different to win a multilateral trophy. Long way to go. And oh give them a slow pitch and see how they unravel." Semi-finals in the Champions Trophy last year, which is an improvement on their World Cup showing in any year you care to mention since 1992! It's the right direction of travel

End of over 27. 7 runs this over. 193/3 after 162 balls.
JE Root 13 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 5-0-53-1
BA Stokes 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 2 runs this over. 186/2 after 156 balls.
JE Root 12 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 7-0-33-1
EJG Morgan 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Faisal Jaan: "This English side is filled with extraordinary variety. It has an off spinner and a leggie who can bat, two fast bowling all rounders, two wicket keepers who can score you a 50-ball hundred, world class middle order in Root and Morgan, and reasonable fast bowling duo. On top, their captain has excellent analytical abilities. " All true. They are a serious outfit in this format...

Purvesh: "Learnings from this series. NZ are a different team when Taylor is firing. Not so much the same without him. He is the anchor around which the entire team bats." Him and Williamson, who has had a very curious series. One stunning knock, and a whole lot of not a lot...

End of over 25. 7 runs this over. 184/2 after 150 balls.
JE Root 11 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 5-1-20-0
EJG Morgan 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Technically, we are halfway through the chase. But if this lasts much more than another five overs, I'd be astonished...

Shan: "Although I support England, I need to say that New Zealand are a fantastic team and more importantly excellent sportsmen. They play cricket hard but with the right spirit. Certainly the nicest blokes in the cricketing world. Same with their fans. Looking forward to an exciting test series." Me too... and I reckon they'll win that and gain their revenge ... watch this space

End of over 24. 2 runs this over. 177/2 after 144 balls.
AD Hales 61 (74b 9x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 6-0-31-1
JE Root 5 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Shoaib Munir: "I really hope Chris Woakes gets the Man of the Series. He's been outstanding with the ball throughout the series and doesn't have a single MoM award to show for it." He's a very good shout. Bairstow is suddenly in the reckoning too with back-to-back hundreds

End of over 23. 9 runs this over. 175/1 after 138 balls.
JE Root 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 6-0-50-1
AD Hales 60 (72b 9x4 0x6 ) more

rob: "As a kiwi fan it is never great to see your team beaten. But we were lucky to be 2-2 and this decider really does reveal the extra level of quality in the England team. Roscoe's form was covering some fairly big holes and the NZ coaching staff will need to reconsider a number of players for the world cup."

Arun: "With all the drama around Bairstow, everyone seems to have missed Hales' 2000 ODI runs" Well I never. Well done him

End of over 22. 9 runs this over. 166/1 after 132 balls.
AD Hales 54 (69b 8x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 5-0-29-0
JE Root 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 6 runs this over. 157/1 after 126 balls.
JE Root 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 5-0-41-1
AD Hales 45 (63b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Evan: "Has a streaker ever triggered a game-losing collapse? (#Kiwi clutching at straws...)" Good question. And almost certainly. I remember one moving in to give Steve Harmison a cuddle when he was going through a particularly miserable run of form with the ball. Can't recall the exact effect...

Hugh: "After this display, and that wonderful catch on the boundary, can we please let YJB focus on being a batsman. Buttler can take the gloves - or if you really don't like Buttler for red ball cricket, Foakes - Bairstow's batting and fielding shouldn't be wasted."

End of over 20. 8 runs this over. 151/0 after 120 balls.
AD Hales 44 (62b 6x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 4-0-33-0
JM Bairstow 100 (58b 8x4 6x6 ) more

Alan reckons Bairstow slots in at joint No.19 on this list. Not a bad day's work, and he's not done yet

Bairstow, one big hit away from his fourth hundred...

End of over 19. 8 runs this over. 142/0 after 113 balls.
JM Bairstow 95 (55b 7x4 6x6 ) TA Boult 4-0-34-0
AD Hales 41 (58b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Phew, this innings has been played on fast-forward... Time for drinks, and time for some Miller (time). This could be all over quickly

"Has Sodhi got a train to catch?" smirks Drew Sanderson

End of over 18. 22 runs this over. 134/0 after 108 balls.
JM Bairstow 89 (51b 6x4 6x6 ) IS Sodhi 4-0-46-0
AD Hales 40 (57b 6x4 0x6 ) more

That's 22 from five balls...

"Are England batting on the same pitch!!" Fair to say, it was a much better pitch than NZ made it look, John Pearce

End of over 17. 3 runs this over. 112/0 after 102 balls.
AD Hales 40 (57b 6x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 4-0-20-0
JM Bairstow 67 (45b 6x4 3x6 ) more

"Incredible to think that it took this long for YJB to get a good go in the ODI team..." observes Cole

End of over 16. 17 runs this over. 109/0 after 96 balls.
AD Hales 38 (52b 6x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 3-0-24-0
JM Bairstow 66 (44b 6x4 3x6 ) more

That blow brings up the England 100, too

End of over 15. 4 runs this over. 92/0 after 90 balls.
AD Hales 35 (50b 6x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 3-0-17-0
JM Bairstow 52 (40b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 88/0 after 84 balls.
AD Hales 32 (45b 6x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 2-0-7-0
JM Bairstow 51 (39b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 82/0 after 78 balls.
JM Bairstow 49 (37b 6x4 1x6 ) MJ Santner 2-0-13-0
AD Hales 31 (41b 6x4 0x6 ) more

"England top order, as always, steaming along untroubled. Good on them, NZ can learn from them," gushes Slaphead

End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 78/0 after 72 balls.
JM Bairstow 47 (35b 6x4 1x6 ) IS Sodhi 1-0-4-0
AD Hales 29 (37b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 9 runs this over. 74/0 after 66 balls.
AD Hales 28 (36b 6x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 1-0-9-0
JM Bairstow 44 (30b 6x4 1x6 ) more

"NZ have the series wrapped up and ready to present it to England," huffs Darryl. It's beginning to look that way

End of over 10.  A maiden over! 65/0 after 60 balls.
AD Hales 24 (32b 5x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 4-1-13-0
JM Bairstow 39 (28b 5x4 1x6 ) more

So England complete the Powerplay in very comfortable shape. NZ needed early wickets but they look to have struck out...

End of over 9. 16 runs this over. 65/0 after 54 balls.
AD Hales 24 (26b 5x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 3-0-25-0
JM Bairstow 39 (28b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 5 runs this over. 49/0 after 48 balls.
AD Hales 23 (25b 5x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 3-0-13-0
JM Bairstow 24 (23b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 44/0 after 42 balls.
AD Hales 19 (21b 4x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 2-0-9-0
JM Bairstow 23 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 7 runs this over. 36/0 after 35 balls.
JM Bairstow 19 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 3-0-22-0
AD Hales 15 (15b 3x4 0x6 ) more

This is looking ominously straightforward for England...

End of over 5. 5 runs this over. 29/0 after 30 balls.
AD Hales 14 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 1-0-5-0
JM Bairstow 14 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"NZ to have a chance only if they have England at 45/3 after 10 overs," hoots harsha, "either ways cricinfo rocks." I see what you did there

End of over 4. 11 runs this over. 24/0 after 24 balls.
AD Hales 10 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 2-0-15-0
JM Bairstow 13 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 4 runs this over. 13/0 after 18 balls.
AD Hales 6 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 2-0-8-0
JM Bairstow 7 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"This game will go all the way down to the wire and Eng will win in the tight finish. Cricinfo rocks!!!" Flattery will get you everywhere, Vinay bn

End of over 2. 5 runs this over. 9/0 after 12 balls.
JM Bairstow 4 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 1-0-5-0
AD Hales 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 4 runs this over. 4/0 after 6 balls.
JM Bairstow 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 1-0-4-0
AD Hales 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
JM BairstowHt Wkt TA Boult104826096173.33
AD HalesC KS Williamson B MJ Santner6198749082.43
JE Rootnot out 2347371062.16
EJG MorganC C de Grandhomme B IS Sodhi811710114.29
BA Stokesnot out 26201812144.44
JC Buttler -
MM Ali -
CR Woakes -
AU Rashid -
TK Curran -
MA Wood -
Total 229/3
TG Southee5.012004
TA Boult6.005018.33
C de Grandhomme4.003308.25
MJ Santner10.004414.4
IS Sodhi7.4078110.17