England notches up a new unique record against New Zealand

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Today’s game between England and New Zealand in the new edition of the ICC ODI World Cup witnessed something unique.

The game between last year’s finalists was quite a see-saw as one side dominated the other.

After they lost the toss, England was invited by New Zealand to bat first and they scored 282/9.

New Zealand got the easy target of 283 runs to chase down and secure their revenge on England.

Meanwhile, the Three Lions set up a new record in ODI cricket history. The record was that each of England’s batters scored in double digits today after playing in 4658 games.

Talking about the first innings, England was outfoxed by New Zealand as they didn’t make the most of the opportunity.

Root and Buttler allow England to post a par target

However, Joe Root and skipper Jos Buttler helped England get out of a tight spot.

While Joe Root hit another half-century in the game, Buttler missed out on his but still kept his side in the game.

But, Harry Brook and Moeen Ali couldn’t produce any magic with the bat and were dismissed on 25 and 11 respectively.

Some small cameos from the lower order ensured that England managed to reach close to 300.

For New Zealand, Matt Henry took three wickets, Mitchell Santner and Glenn Phillips took two and Trent Boult and Rachin Ravindra took one wicket apiece.

Meanwhile, New Zealand has got off to a great start as they have defeated England by 9 wickets.

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