New Zealand vs England, 1st ODI: Mitchell Santner’s 27-ball 45 gives hosts 3-wicket win

Ross Taylor smashed a century while Mitchell Santner smashed 47* runs in 25 balls to a 3-wicket victory.

New Zealand beat England by 3 wickets. Ross Taylor scored his 18th ODI century in the first ODI against England.

Chasing a total of 286, New Zealand suffered an early blow with Colin Munro departing in the second over off Chris Woakes. Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill departed in quick succession with New Zealand reeling at 27/3 in the 10th over. Tom Latham and Ross Taylor both scored their half centuries. They took New Zealand over 200 after which returning Ben Stokes dismissed Latham for 79. Tom Curran provided another breakthrough in the very next over with Henry Nicholls departing on duck. Stokes struck again in his next over, dismissing Colin de Grandhomme for 2. Ross Taylor went on to complete his 18th ODI century but was dismissed by Adil Rashid after he tried to hit a reverse-sweep slog hit and was stumped by Jos Buttler. Mitchell Santner smashed 47* in 25 balls to take his side to 3-wicket victory.

New Zealand vs England 1st ODI highlights

  1. 2:29PM
    25 Feb, 18
    New Zealand win by 3 wickets!

    SIX! Mitchell Santner smashed that one in the off side and takes New Zealand to a 3-wicket win in the final over. His 45* innings in 27 balls has been the game changer here. New Zealand lead series 1-0.

  2. 2:24PM
    25 Feb, 18
    1 over to go - NZ need 9 runs to win.

    Mitchell Santner has hammered 35* in 25 balls. Can he take NZ to a memorable win? There are still 3 wickets in hand. Chris Woakes with the last over. 

  3. 2:20PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Nail-biting finish!

    We are entering a nervy finish here. There are still 2 overs to go - 18 runs to win. 3 wickets in hand. Tom Curran into the attack. Can New Zealand sail through?

  4. 2:14PM
    25 Feb, 18
    250 up for New Zealand

    250 up for New Zealand in 47th over. 18 balls remaining and NZ need 34 to win. 3 wickets in hand. Possible?

  5. 2:11PM
    25 Feb, 18
    The odds have shifted?

    New Zealand need 41 runs to win in 24 balls. 3 wickets in hand. The equation has all off a sudden tilted in England's favour.

  6. 2:06PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Ross Taylor is GONE!

    Ross Taylor is gone for 113 and it is Adil Rashid who gets his first wicket. He tried to reverse sweep but missed it completely and Buttler was quick to take off the stumps. ENG 244/7

  7. 1:51PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Hundred for Ross Taylor!

    Hundred for Ross Taylor! This is his 18th ODI century. He is now leading New Zealand's fight all alone. Can he take his side to a victory?

  8. 1:45PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Ben Stokes gets another one!

    WICKET! Ben Stokes gets another one and Colin de Grandhomme is gone for 2. He edged that one back to the wicketkeeper. NZ 215/6

  9. 1:38PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Henry Nicholls departs for a duck!

    WICKET! Tom Curran gets another one wicket and a brilliant catch from Jason Roy sends Henry Nicholls back on a duck. NZ 206/5. Can we see the momentum shifting here with two quick wickets?

  10. 1:33PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Ben Stokes strikes!

    WICKET! Ben Stokes strikes and finally England have a breakthrough. Slow delivery from Stokes and Latham tried to hit it over covers but a mistimed shot proved expensive. Easy catch for Joe Root. NZ 205/4

  11. 1:28PM
    25 Feb, 18
    200 up for New Zealand

    200 up for New Zealand in 38.4 overs. Still need 85 more to win in 68 balls. England need to take wickets to win.

  12. 1:16PM
    25 Feb, 18
    36 overs gone, NZ 184/3

    New Zealand need 101 runs to win in 14 overs with 7 wickets still in hand. It has been a dominating show from Ross Taylor and Tom Latham. Can they take their side to victory?

  13. 12:59PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Ross Taylor becomes leading run scorer for NZ

    Ross Taylor (14,680) goes past Brendon McCullum (14,676) to become the second in the list of leading run-makers for New Zealand  in international cricket with his half-century.New Zealand need 131 to win from 18 overs

  14. 12:52PM
    25 Feb, 18
    New Zealand are 145/3 in 31 overs

    New Zealand are 145/3 after 31 overs. The hosts need 140 more runs to win in 114 balls with 7 wickets still in hand. Chris Woakes comes into the middle. Can he get a wicket here?

  15. 12:44PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Fifty for Ross Taylor and Tom Latham!

    Fifty for Ross Taylor - It is his 42nd half century in the format.

    Fifty or Tom Latham! It has been a strong fight from him after the side were struggling at 27/3. It took him 55 balls to complete the landmark. His 10th fifty!

  16. 12:26PM
    25 Feb, 18
    100 up for New Zealand

    Tom Latham and Ross Taylor have taken New Zealand over the 100-run mark at the end of 22 overs. They still need 185 runs to win in 27 overs. 

  17. 12:18PM
    25 Feb, 18
    21 overs gone, New Zealand are 90/3

    This partnership between Tom Latham and Ross Taylor has now gone up to 63 runs. New Zealand are 90/3 in 21 overs.

  18. 11:55AM
    25 Feb, 18
    15 overs gone, NZ are 56/3

    It has been good partnership between Tom Latham and Ross Taylor building here and these two have taken New Zealand to 56/3 in 15 overs.

  19. 11:47AM
    25 Feb, 18
    50 up for New Zealand

    50 up for New Zealand and it has taken them 13.3 overs to reach the landmark. Ross Taylor and Tom Latham are building a partnership here.

  20. 11:30AM
    25 Feb, 18
    Martin Guptill departs!

    Martin Guptill is OUT for 13! A little bit of width from him and he smashed that one straight to Ben to Stokes on the edge of the circle.  NZ are in trouble. NZ 27/3

  21. 11:22AM
    25 Feb, 18
    Kane Williamson is GONE for 8!

    WICKET! Kane Williamson is Gone for 8 and David Willey gets his first wicket. He edged that one straight to Buttler. NZ 27/2

  22. 11:14AM
    25 Feb, 18
    7 overs gone, New Zealand are 22/1

    Slow start for New Zealand in chase. Both the seamers David Willey and Chris Woakes have kept it really tight since dismissing Colin Munro for 6 in the second over. 

  23. 10:52AM
    25 Feb, 18
    Colin Munro departs cheaply

    WICKET! Chris Woakes strikes in his first over and the dangerous Colin Munro is gone for 6. He charges down the pitch but edged the ball to wicketkeeper. NZ 6/1

  24. 10:45AM
    25 Feb, 18
    CHASE IS ON!

    Martin Guptill and Colin Munro out to open for New Zealand and it is David Willey with the new ball.

  25. 10:01AM
    25 Feb, 18
    England 285/8 in 50 overs.

    49.5 - Jos Buttler run out for 79 49.6 David Willey saved by DRS call. England 285/8 in 50 overs. New Zealand need 286 to win.

  26. 9:45AM
    25 Feb, 18
    Chris Woakes departs1

    WICKET! Chris Woakes is gone for 11 and Trent Boult gets a wicket.Tried to hit it over the bowler's head but gave away an easy catch to him. ENG 253/7

  27. 9:34AM
    25 Feb, 18
    45 overs Gone, New Zealand are 242/6.

    45 overs Gone, New Zealand are 242/6. 5 overs to go - Can Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes take England to 300?

  28. 9:25AM
    25 Feb, 18
    Jos Buttler scores 15th ODI fifty

    Fifty for Jos Buttler. He has completed his 15th ODI fifty in just 41 balls. It has been a good fighting innings from him.

  29. 9:21AM
    25 Feb, 18
    Moeen Ali 's cameo comes to an end

    WICKET! Moeen Ali's cameo comes to an end and Sodhi gets another. Ali tried to hit it over covers but mistimed the shot and the ball landed safely in Martin Guptill's hands. ENG 228/6

  30. 9:16AM
    25 Feb, 18
    40 overs gone, England are 217/5

    40 overs gone - England are 217/5. With 5 wickets in hand, what target will England set up for New Zealand?

  31. 9:12AM
    25 Feb, 18
    200 up for England!

    England have gone past the 200-run landmark in the 40th over. Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali are building a good partnership here. 

  32. 8:51AM
    25 Feb, 18
    Colin Munro strikes!

    WICKET! Colin Munro strikes and Joe Root is GONE for 71. Slow delivery and Root completely missed it as the ball went on to hit the stumps. HUGE WICKET. ENG 181/5

  33. 8:40AM
    25 Feb, 18
    SIX! SIX! SIX!

    Jos Buttler has been unleashed here and he has smacked Ish Sodhi for three back-to-back sixes. He is on fire at the moment. 

  34. 8:33AM
    25 Feb, 18
    30 overs gone, England are 141/4

    30 overs gone, England are 141/4. Joe Root and Jos Buttler are in the middle. Can they take England to a comfortable total?

  35. 8:27AM
    25 Feb, 18
    Ben Stokes departs for 12

    WICKET! A disappointing return for Ben Stokes - he is gone for 12 on Mitchell Santner's delivery. The spinner pitched it fuller, Stokes tried to sweep it towards leg but the ball took an awkward bounce, got a leading edge and went to Ross Taylor. ENG 139/4

  36. 8:19AM
    25 Feb, 18
    Joe Root completes fifty

    Joe Root has completed his 27th fifty in 53 balls. In spite of a slow run rate, Root has played with a solid strike rate and he can only power the innings in the depth overs. What a player!

  37. 8:13AM
    25 Feb, 18
    25 overs gone, England are 119/3

    Half way down - half way to go. England are 119/3 after 25 overs. What target will New Zealand have to chase?

  38. 8:01AM
    25 Feb, 18
    Ben Stokes returns!

    It is the much-awaited return for Ben Stokes in the middle. How much runs will he score in his comeback innings today?

  39. 8:00AM
    25 Feb, 18
    Ish Sodhi gets a wicket!

    Ish Sodhi gets another one and the skipper Eoin Morgan is GONE for 6. The ball just firmed up and surprised Morgan who just got a leading edge and the ball went straight to Tim Southee. ENG 104/3

  40. 7:58AM
    25 Feb, 18
    20 overs gone, England are 92/2

    England are 92/2 after 20 overs. With 30 overs remaining, what target will New Zealand have to chase?