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Ross Taylor, Tom Latham guide New Zealand to three wickets win over England in first ODI

Sun Online Desk     25th February, 2018 05:39:59 printer

Ross Taylor, Tom Latham guide New Zealand to three wickets win over England in first ODI

 

New Zealand beat England by three wickets in their first one-day international in Hamilton on Sunday.

 

Set a target of 285 to win, Mitchell Santner hit the winning runs with a six to give New Zealand victory with four balls to spare.

 

Ross Taylor top scored for New Zealand with 113, Tom Latham made 79 and Santner was 45 not out. 

 

For England, who made 284 for eight, Jos Buttler made 79 and Joe Root 71.

 

However, the much-hyped return to international cricket for England all-rounder Ben Stokes was a short-lived affair with the bat.  

 

The 26-year-old, who has been sidelined by England since a nightclub incident five months ago, lasted only 22 balls and made 12 runs before he was dismissed.

 

He was undone by a flighted delivery from spinner Mitch Santner which the left-hander attempted to slog-sweep but instead top-edged it to Ross Taylor.

 

Stokes's dismissal left England at 139 for four in the 29th over with Joe Root not out 61.

 

Source: AFP


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