England Vs New Zealand 5th ODI at Christchurch Review Plus Highlights
England looked out class ,they dont looked like the team which we saw the other day on 4th ODI. Their batting,bowling and fielding all looked like that they had given their hope of winning this match. New Zealand out class Engalnd and won the 5th ODI by 4 wickets according to D/L Method as game was interrupted by rain at later stage of second inning. McCullum played storming inning which put New Zealand to driving seat. Lets Review 5th ODI.
New Zealand team which looked like making itself back looked much confident today,their luck too looked strong as their confidence. The important toss of important match won by Vittori again ,looking to pitch he decided to field first.His decision looked quite right as England inning started. P Mustard who other day look in stormin form today was helpless agian Mills bowling and gave catch in third over and gave England first blow. With such Blow Englad was pushed to take defensive methods and in this rate of making slowed down. Bell and Cook both started playing steady and built 52 runs partnership ,when it was gettig good for England another wicket falled of Bell. With 2 down England started playing defensive again. England batsmen played steady and tried to built to partnership . When it looke like partnership start building New Zealand bowlers with their tricks gets a break through. All England batsmen played sensible nock and manage to score 242 for 7 in 50 overs. There was no half century ,Wright was highest score and Mills from New Zealand side was the successful Bowler .He took 4 for 35 ,due to his superb bowling England just manage to score 242.
New Zealand started their innings in rapid start. McCullum looked in storming action,He blasted all English Bowlers apart .He scored like its a Twenty20 match.All Tricks of Paul Collingwood was going effectless. New Zealand reached 103 in just 11 overs. With some luck coming in ENgland got one first breakthrough in form of Ryder who was run out by Peterson beautifully. Still with strong hold over game,New Zealand started getting back to path of Victory.J How who played a geniue inning in last ODI today was playing steady . Soon England got second and major break through in form McCullum who was bowled by Paul Collingwood. With strike going off New Zealand scoring rate got a bit break and New Zealand started making run with slow rate. When it started looking over for England some interesting changes started occuring.New Zealand suddenly lost three wickets for 1 run. Scott Styris, Flynn and Oram were three wickets which put game back to some excitment.With 37 overs New Zealand was at 212 for 6 rain started coming and game stopped. With no play possible further New Zealand was awarded winner according to D/L Method as they were ahead of target according to D/L method. New Zealand won last ODI by 4 wickets and won series 3-1. McCullum was awarded man of the match.