England beat Newzealand by 181runs and goes 2-1 up

Ben Stokes scored a brilliant 182 against Newzealand in third ODI (Image Credit:- Twitter)

England beat Newzealand by 181 runs in the third ODI and goes 2-1 up in the four match series. Ben Stokes (182 runs from 124 balls) and David Malan (96 runs from 95 balls) helps England set Newzeland 369 run target and bowlers bowled Newzealand out for 187 in 39 overs.

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Elected to bowl first Trent Boult gives Newzeland dream start by dismissing Jonny Bairstow in the first ball of the match. Boult again dismissed Joe Root (4 runs from 7 balls) in the fourth ball of the third over to push England to 13/2.

Stokes and Malan put together 199 runs for the third wicket (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Ben Stokes (182 runs from 124 balls) and David Malan (96 runs from 95 balls) partnership of 199 runs from 165 balls for the third wicket gives England the platform to set for huge total. Boult broke the partnership by dismissing David Malan who missed well deserved century by just 4 runs.

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Ben Stokes attacked England bowlers and built 78 runs from 46 balls partnership with Jos Buttler (38 runs from 24 balls) and 46 runs from 30 balls with Liam Livingstone (11 runs from 13 balls) before he got out on 182 in 45th over to Ben Lister.

Newzeland bowlers made a good come back in the final by picking last 5 wickets cheaply and bowled England out for 368 in 48.1 overs. They lost last 4 wickets for just 8 runs.

Boult picked 5 wickets for Newzealand (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Trent Boult the most successful bowler for Newzealand in the match by picking 5 wickets for 51 runs in 9.1 overs. Ben Lister (3/69 in 10 overs) , Glenn Philipps (1/57 in 8 overs) and Lockie Ferguson (1/80 in 9 overs) are the other wicket takers for Newzealand.

Chasing huge total of 369 runs Newzealand top order collapsed to 37/4 inside the first 11 overs. England put Newzeland under pressure through out the innings by picking wickets at regular intervals.

Glenn Philips (72 runs from 76 balls) is the top scorer for Newzeland. Rachin Ravindra scores 28 runs from 22 balls.

Liam Livingstone (3/16 in 5 overs) , Chris Woakes (3/31 in 8 overs) , Reece Topley (2/31 in 9 overs) , Sam Curran (1/32 in 6 overs) and Moeen Ali (1/43 in 6 overs) are the wicket takers for England.

Player of the Match:- Ben Stokes (182 runs from 124 balls)

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