NZ vs ENG 3rd ODI: England close to ending Wellington woe

England players celebrate the wicket of New Zealand opener Martin Guptill. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team Wellington, New Zealand Mar 03, 2018, 07.04 AM (IST)

England is looking forward to ending their Wellington woe as they have never won a game at Westpac soil. In the 3rd ODI, the Black Caps won the toss and opted to bowl against England on Saturday.

For New Zealand, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro started off the innings to achieve the target of 234 runs set by England.

Chris Woakes outbowled star opener Martin Guptill in the 3rd over itself to send the first warning to the New Zealand's batsmen.

A chaotic inning from Colin Munro ended after scoring 49 runs. He got three lifelines in the 3rd over, a run out was missed and also a catch was dropped as the ball landed in no man's area but close to three English fielders.

Spin twins of England, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid outshined Mark Chapman, wicketkeeper Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls. The latter two went back on a duck.

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.

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Playing XI:

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Mark Chapman, Tom Latham (wk), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Mark Wood.

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