England vs New Zealand 1st ODI Live Cricket Score, Eng vs NZ Live
Live cricket score and commentary for England in New Zealand ODI Series, 1st ODI: New Zealand vs England at Hamilton, Feb 17, 2013.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and elected to bowl on Sunday in the first of three one-day games against England.
England, which won the Twenty20 series 2-1 — beating New Zealand by 10 wickets in the deciding match on Friday — named a new-look side for the longer format.
Alastair Cook took over the captaincy from Stuart Broad and was joined in the England XI by Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Graeme Swann and James Anderson, who did not play in the Twenty20 series.
New Zealand omitted left-armer Trent Boult and all-rounder Colin Munro from its lineup, recalling fast bowler Kyle Mills and opener B.J. Watling.
New Zealand won its most-recent one-day series, beating South Africa 2-1, while England losts its five-match series in India 3-2. It's only win in the Twenty20 series came in Hamilton when it beat England by 55 runs.
"It's a great wicket here, it always is," McCullum said. "With the short boundaries you normally get pretty high-scoring games.
"Hopefully, if we can find a bit of swing while it's overcast this afternoon, then we give ourselves a good chance to chase down something later."
Cook said England also would have batted on winning the toss.
"It does look a good wicket, there's quite a lot of grass on there," he said. "The stats say chasing here gives you a better chance of winning.
"But if we can post a good score, put them under pressure it showed in that Twenty20 game that it can swing under lights."
New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (captain), B.J. Watling, Andy Ellis, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, James Franklin, Nathan McCullum, Mitchell McClenaghan, Kyle Mills.
England: Alastair Cook (captain), Ian Bell, Jonathon Trott, Joe Root, Eion Morgan, Jos Buttler, Chris Woaks, Stuart Broard, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Steven Finn.
Umpires: Gary Baxter, New Zealand, and Ravi Sundaram, India.
TV Umpire: Rod Tucker, Australia. Match referee: Roshan Mahanama, Sri Lanka.