WION Web Team Wellington, New Zealand
Mar 03, 2018, 04.09 AM
New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl at Westpac Stadium, Wellington in the 3rd one-day international against England on Saturday.
Playing first, England set a modest total of 234 runs. For England, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow opened the innings. Roy lost his wicket by edging the ball into the safe hands of Martin Guptill.
At number two Joe Root came in but lost his wicket after scoring 20 odd runs for the team. A lot was expected from Ben Stokes but even he failed to perform and got outbowled by Ish Sodhi after scoring 39 runs.
Eoin Morgan tried to salvage England and pushed the run rate but returned to the pavilion in the 36th over after scoring 48 runs. Rest of the team got thrashed by New Zealand pacers as they took wickets on a regular interval to build a pressure on England and restrict them at a low total.