Conway And Mitchell Tons Take New Zealand To Dominant Win Over England In ODI Opener
Cardiff, UK, September 8: New Zealand beat England by eight wickets in the first one-day international on Friday in Cardiff. Both Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell scored hundreds without being out.
With 292 runs to win, the Black Caps ended on 297-2 with 26 balls left, giving them a 1-0 lead in a four-game series. In New Zealand's first ODI against England since their painful Super Over loss in the 2019 World Cup final at Lord's, Conway was not out at 111 and Mitchell was not out at 118. The two of them made an unbeaten third-wicket stand of 180.
The teams will also play each other in the first World Cup game, which will take place on October 5 in Ahmedabad in India.
England's fast bowlers couldn't get a wicket early on, but leg-spinner Adil Rashid got Will Young out with his first ball, leaving New Zealand at 61-1 after 11 overs.
Rashid had to leave the pitch for a short time because he had cramps. David Willey got Henry Nicholls from behind, but that didn't stop New Zealand's march to victory.
Mitchell met Rashid's return to the attack with a strong drive and a controlled dab through third man, for a total of six and four.
Conway, who bats left-handed, hit his fourth ODI hundred, which took 115 balls and 13 fours.
Mitchell then hit Rashid for 16 runs in three balls, with two sixes and a four in between. This was when Mitchell was in the 90s.
In the same way that Conway did, he got his fourth ODI hundred and first against England on the first try. He did this by hitting six fours and five sixes off of just 84 balls.
Conway ended the game in style by hitting a straight six off Liam Livingstone. This was New Zealand's third straight white-ball win over England on this tour, after the Twenty20 series ended with both teams tied at 2-2.
- Buttler gives England a boost - Earlier, New Zealand held England to 291-6. Left-arm spinner Rachin Ravindra led a controlled attack with 3-48.
On his 33rd birthday, England captain Jos Buttler scored 72, which was the most for his team.
Even though four England batters got to fifty, none of them were able to beat New Zealand's bowlers.
After England lost the toss, Buttler and Ben Stokes, who was coming back after being out for 52 balls, put on 88 runs for the fourth wicket.
After the first batter, Dawid Malan, made 54, Livingstone's fast 52 off 40 balls gave the team a late boost.
Harry Brook got another chance to prove he should play in the World Cup when Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow got hurt and he and Dawid Malan were put in as openers.
He wasn't put on the team that will defend the title in India next month.
But Malan was in charge of the first 80 runs before Ravindra bowled him off his pads for 54.
Brook was out for a quiet 25 when he gave New Zealand's captain and wicketkeeper, Tom Latham, a Lockie Ferguson ball with his glove.
Buttler and Stokes kept their positions, and England's limited-overs captain reached fifty after 48 balls.
Stokes hit a six over midwicket off Ravindra in his first ODI after coming out of retirement before the World Cup. This was his first big score since he came back to the format.
But the bowler got his own back when Stokes hit the next ball to cover.
Tim Southee's slower ball got Livingstone out, and his fast ball got rid of Buttler.
Sunday, the series goes on at Southampton.