England’s cricketers secure record Trent Bridge win to level ODI series

Centuries from Joe Root and Eoin Morgan helped England to tie their ODI series with New Zealand at 2-2.

The home side eased to the total of 350-3, a record run chase in one day internationals for England and the fourth highest run chase ever in an ODI.

The Kiwis started promisingly before Jos Buttler caught Brendan McCullum out for 35 runs from a ball delivered by Durham fast bowler Mark Wood. Martin Guptill soon followed suit before Ross Taylor was trapped leg before wicket.

Ben Wheeler and Grant Elliott finished not out as New Zealand ended their 50 overs on 349-7.

Notts opener Alex Hales and Jason Roy built up a century partnership before Matt Henry bowled Hales out.

They found it much more difficult to get rid of Joe Root, who reached 106 runs not out while compatriots Joe Roy and Eoin Morgan were both caught out in that time.

England reached the magic total of 350-3 with Root and Ben Stokes not out with six overs still to play, giving them victory in the ODI and bringing the series level.



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