LIVE ENG Vs NZ 1st ODI, ICC World Cup 2023, Score: England On Verge Of All-Out

Live England vs New Zealand ODI World Cup 2023 match 1 score and updates: Tom Latham-led New Zealand won the toss and invited Jos Buttler’s England to bat first. English openers Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan were looking in good touch and even joined a 40-run opening partnership. However, Matt Henry helped Kiwis make a comeback, he dismissed Malan (14 off 24 balls). Bairstow (33 off 35 balls) continued to fire some shots but couldn’t do it for too long as Santner provided NZ with the second breakthrough and sent him back to the pavilion. Harry Brook showed his natural game and played a quick knock of 25 runs off 16 balls before Rachin Ravindra managed to send him back to the dugout. Kiwi Spinners were looming good, so Latham brought in Glenn Phillips from the other end and he provided them with the wicket of Moeen Ali (11 off 17 balls) in his very first over. After the first 25 overs, the defending champions have lost their four wickets on the score of 135. Currently, Joe Root is on the pitch with the English skipper Jos Buttler.

England vs New Zealand Playing XIs

England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham(w/c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

For more updates plz follow: ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Here’s what the captains said after the toss:

“Would’ve bowled first as well. Looks a really good wicket. Preparation has been okay. Had a good series against NZ at home. Very proud of the achievement four years ago. Ben’s going to miss this game. Has a niggle with his hip. Guys missing out are Atkinson, Topley, Willey and Stokes,” England captain Jos Buttler said after the toss.

“Going to have a bowl. Looks like a reasonably good surface. Hopefully later on it gets better to bat. The preparation has been great. Guys came together from different parts of the world a week ago. Unfortunately, Kane’s not quite ready yet. Ferguson has got a bit of a niggle. Sodhi, Kane, Southee all miss out,” New Zealand skipper Tom Latham said after winning the toss.

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