England's series against New Zealand was going to be highly significant in the sense that it was going to be their first one-day series in the aftermath of the World Cup debacle. They managed to square the Tests 1-1
A wonderful tour of England will come to an end for New Zealand after they finish featuring in the sole T20 match at Old Trafford on Tuesday. It has been a mixed series for the Kiwis as they drew the two-Test series 1-1
The way the England-New Zealand series has progressed, it deserves a fitting finale with a decider at Chester-le-Street in Durham. Both sides have played their part in making the series an extremely exciting one.
In yet another proof of no score being safe in one-day cricket, England easily chased down a target of 350 set by New Zealand at Trent Bridge in the fourth ODI to level the series. Skipper Eoin Morgan and Joe Root hit tons in what turned out to be England's highest ever chase in the the one-day format,
Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor hit hundreds for New Zealand, and featured in a third wicket partnership of 206 as the Kiwis chased down a target of 303 set by England earlier in the day. New Zealand lost a few wickets to towards the end of the day
England put up an unbelievably commanding show in their first ODI since being routed by Bangladesh in the World Cup, en route to a record 210-run triumph. Batting first, England posted a massive 408 for 9 on the board, the first time they had crossed 400,