2nd ODI : Record breaking Guptill arrests the series for Kiwis.
Martin Guptill became the first New Zealand batsman to score a century in and against England in 23 years after his match winning effort in 1st ODI (since Mark Greatbatch's 111 at The Oval on 25th May 1990). Now today, very few expected Guptill to match his knock the other day but he did exceedingly better, breaking the record of highest ODI score by any New Zealand batsman ever, scoring unbeaten 189, and in process arresting the Natwest series for the visitors..

Electing to bat, Kiwis couldn't find a brisk start as Luke Ronchi failed to live top the hype around his adopted team but Kane Williamson set the perfect platform for Guptill. together, the right handers added 120 runs off 130 balls and then in-form Ross Taylor took over. Guptill continued to concentrate on staying at the wicket while Taylor and then Brendon McCullum provided the acceleration. Visitors scored as many as 132 runs off last 10 overs and put up a mountainous total on board.

Had England chased 360 down, it would have been second largest in ODI cricket ever. Openers Alastair Cook and Ian Bell knew it but also were aware of the fact the conditions were perfect for run making. it was just a matter of playing long knocks and both promised as well, adding half century stand and then Jonathan Trott batted like a pillar. Around him, English batsmen came and went as he scored his century and provided some respectibility to the score but truth be told, home team were never in the hunt.

With this defeat, England now have conceded the Natwest series with just one more game to go before the Champions Trophy.
New Zealand inning (elected to bat)
Batsman   R B 4s 6s
Martin Guptill not out 189 155 19 2
Luke Ronchi b Anderson 2 9 0 0
Kane Williamson b Swann 55 63 3 0
Ross Taylor c Woakes b Anderson 60 54 3 2
Brendon McCullum not out 40 19 3 2
Grant Elliott
James Franklin
Nathan McCullum
Doug Bracewell
Kyle Mills
Mitchell McClenaghan
Extra : 13 (byes=4, lbyes=4, wides=5)
Total : 359 runs in 50 overs for 3 wicket. RR = ( 7.18 ).
Fall of wickets : 1-12 (Ronchi, 2.6 ov), 2-132 (Williamson, 24.4 ov), 3-241 (Taylor, 41.4 ov)
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs W Extra
James Anderson 10 0 65 2 2 wides
Tim Bresnan 10 1 73 0 1 wide
Chris Woakes 7 0 49 0 1 wide
Jade Dernbach 10 0 87 0 1 wide
Joe Root 3 0 16 0
Graeme Swann 10 0 61 1
England inning (target = 360 runs from 50 overs)
Batsman   R B 4s 6s
Alastair Cook b Mills 34 31 5 0
Ian Bell c Franklin b Bracewell 25 32 4 0
Jonathan Trott not out 109 104 5 1
Joe Root c Bracewell b McCullum 29 27 1 0
Eoin Morgan c Ronchi b Elliott 21 23 2 0
Jos Buttler c Guptill b McClenaghan 2 3 0 0
Chris Woakes st Ronchi b Williamson 13 15 0 0
Tim Bresnan run out (Williamson) 0 2 0 0
Graeme Swann b Williamson 1 5 0 0
James Anderson b McClenaghan 28 19 4 0
Jade Dernbach c Mills b McClenaghan 2 5 0 0
Extra : 10 (lbyes=3, wides=6, noball=1)
Total : 274 runs in 44.1 overs for 10 wicket. RR = ( 6.21 ).
Fall of wickets : 1-50 (Cook, 7.6 ov), 2-64 (Bell, 10.3 ov), 3-122 (Root, 21.4 ov), 4-166 (Morgan, 29.2 ov), 5-169 (Buttler, 30.1 ov), 6-212 (Woakes, 35.6 ov), 7-213 (Bresnan, 36.3 ov), 8-218 (Swann, 37.4 ov), 9-265 (Anderson, 42.4 ov), 10-273 (Dernbach, 44.1 ov)
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs W Extra
Mitchell McClenaghan 8.1 0 35 3 1nb, 3wd
Kyle Mills 9 0 55 1 1 wide
Doug Bracewell 8 1 55 1 1 wide
Nathan McCullum 8 0 47 1
James Franklin 5 0 40 0 1 wide
Grant Elliott 2 0 13 1
Kane Williamson 4 0 25 2

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