ENG v NZ highlights today – Fifth one day international from Hagley Oval, Christchurch (New Zealand) Saturday 10th March 2018. Winner of today’s match will win the series. Ross Taylor, who has been central to New Zealand’s two victories in this series, has been ruled out of the deciding ODI against England in Christchurch. Taylor steered the remarkable chase of 336 in Dunedin with a career-best unbeaten 181, but re-injured his quad shortly after reaching three figures having initially suffered the problem in Mount Maunganui. He went through a fitness test on Saturday morning but was only able to run at 70% and the decision was taken that playing him would risk more serious damage ahead of the two-Test series which concludes the tour.
England won the toss and elected to field.
England team/playing XI
AD Hales, JM Bairstow, JE Root, EJG Morgan (c), BA Stokes, JC Buttler †, MM Ali, CR Woakes, AU Rashid, TK Curran, MA Wood.
New Zealand team/playing XI
MJ Guptill, C Munro, KS Williamson (c), MS Chapman, TWM Latham †, HM Nicholls, C de Grandhomme, MJ Santner, TG Southee, IS Sodhi, TA Boult.
5th ODI, England tour of New Zealand Highlights