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Black Caps face mammoth task

2015-06-09 19:21
England's Jos Buttler salutes fans in the ODI against New Zealand. (Rui Vieira, AP)

Birmingham - England, after losing the toss, made a record 408 for nine against New Zealand in the first one-day international at Edgbaston on Tuesday.

England's total was their highest in all ODI's, surpassing the 391 four they made against Bangladesh at Trent Bridge in 2005.

Jos Buttler made an ODI best of 129 after Joe Root scored 104.

England's total owed much to a stand of 177 between Buttler and Adil Rashid (69) - a record for the seventh wicket in all ODI cricket, topping the 130 put on by Zimbabwe's Andy Flower and Heath Streak against England in Harare in 2001.

Grant Elliott took two wickets in two balls in the last over but Liam Plunkett survived the hat-trick by driving him for six to bring up England's 400.

England scored 120 runs in the last 10 overs. Prior to that run spree, left-arm paceman Trent Boult took four for 55 in his maximum 10 overs for the World Cup finalists.

This day/night fixture is the first of a five-match series.

SCOREBOARD:

England

J. Roy c Guptill b Boult 0

A. Hales c Henry b Boult 20

J. Root c Ronchi b Boult 104

E. Morgan lbw b McClenaghan 50

B. Stokes b Boult 10

J. Buttler c Henry b McClenaghan 129

S. Billings lbw b Santner 3

A. Rashid c Guptill b Elliott 69

C. Jordan c Boult b Elliott 2

L. Plunkett not out 13

S. Finn not out 0

Extras (w8) 8

Total (9 wkts, 50 overs) 408

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Roy), 2-50 (Hales), 3-171 (Morgan), 4-180 (Root), 5-195 (Stokes), 6-202 (Billings), 7-379 (Buttler), 8-394 (Jordan), 9-394 (Rashid)

Bowling: Boult 10-0-55-4; Henry 10-0-73-0 (3w); N McCullum 7-0-66-0 (1w); McClenaghan 10-0-93-2 (3w); Elliott 5-0-57-2 (1w); Santner 8-0-64-1

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (capt), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi (wkt), Nathan McCullum, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan, Trent Boult

Toss: New Zealand

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), Michael Gough (ENG)

TV umpire: Steve Davis (AUS)

Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND).

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