England set 284 to win series

2015-06-20 16:47
Martin Guptill (AFP Photo)

Chester-le-Street - Ben Stokes' three wickets helped England restrict New Zealand to 283-9 in the first sub-300 target of the one-day international series in the decider on Saturday.

England was set a target of 284 to claim a 3-2 victory in this run-laden, record-breaking series, despite half-centuries from Martin Guptill (67) and Kane Williamson (50), and a late 39 not out from Ben Wheeler.

After being put in to bat on a cloudy morning, New Zealand lost captain Brendon McCullum in the first over.

Although the Kiwis did reach 150-3, Stokes (3-52) ensured the second half of the innings wasn't as fruitful.

Williamson under-edged a front-foot pull on to his stumps, and Guptill went caught behind to some extra bounce.

Wheeler hit 22 in the final over off Steven Finn.

Read more on:    ben stokes  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Under fire Proteas coach Russell Domingo has blamed player workloads and fatigue as the reason for the national team's woeful showing in the Tri Series in the Caribbean. Your thoughts?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.