New Zealand vs England 4th ODI Highlights – Mar 7, 2018,ENG v NZ highlights today – Fourth one day international from University Oval, Dunedin (New Zealand) Wednesday 7th March 2018. As we know England already won two matches out of five and New Zealand got the victory in one match, so if England wins today’s match they will win the series, It’s a must-win match for the home team to keep series alive.
New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
New Zealand team/playing XI
1 Martin Guptill, 2 Colin Munro, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 Henry Nicholls, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Trent Boult.
England team/playing XI
1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Tom Curran, 11 Mark Wood.
Match Timings: 11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45
Umpires – Shaun Haig, Rod Tucker
TV Umpires – Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Wayne Knights
Match number – ODI no. 3989
England tour of New Zealand 4th ODI Highlights
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
New Zealand LLWWW
Pakistan were skittled for 74 earlier this season and, again, it may not be a venue where 300 is needed. Being a day game could offer the seamers something early on. In the build-up there has been rain around Dunedin and the forecast is for a chance of showers in the afternoon. England are unlikely to change a winning side barring any late injury problems. Taylor is set to return in place of Mark Chapman with Henry Nicholls likely to survive despite his run of 0,1,0 in the series to date. With the damp weather around, there may be consideration into bolstering the pace attack.
New Zealand 339 for 5 (Taylor 181*, Latham 71) beat England 335 for 9 (Bairstow 138, Root 102, Sodhi 4-58) by five wickets. New Zealand took a gripping series to a decider as Ross Taylor produced one of the greatest one-day innings in staging a magnificent chase in Dunedin to hunt down an imposing 336. What made Taylor’s career-best unbeaten 181 from 147 balls even more remarkable was that the latter part was played after he injured himself diving to make a second run shortly after reaching three figures.
Incredibly, New Zealand got home with three balls to spare when Henry Nicholls swung Tom Curran over the leg side after Colin de Grandhomme hammered 23 off 11 balls to help take the pressure off a limping Taylor. However, in fading light, it was Taylor that did most of the finishing as he took a six and a four in the space of three balls against Chris Woakes in the 47th over, then took him over midwicket again at the start of the 49th to remove any doubt. New Zealand still haven’t lost at this ground. After today, they may feel they never will.