Ben Stokes is back firing on all cylinders... PLAYER RATINGS

England were in fine form at Mount Maunganui. The Cricketer assesses the individual performances of the two sets of players


England were in fine form at Mount Maunganui.

The Cricketer assesses the individual performances of the two sets of players...


Martin Guptill (50): Played well for his fifty, didn’t quite get enough of the sweep off Moeen, Roy taking a fine catch.

Colin Munro (1 & 1-23): Second loose dismissal of the series, throwing the arms away from the body. Easy to say that’s the nature of being an aggressive batsman but looks ugly when it becomes a habit. 3

Mark Chapman (1): Done by extra bounce? Couldn’t get to grips with Woakes, the top-edge resulting in a fine grab from Willey. 2

Ross Taylor (10): Fresh from his 18th ODI ton, became one of the many to fall foul of ill-advised running. 4

Tom Latham (22): Attempted to cut Moeen away but misjudged the bounce and picked out Curran. 5

Henry Nicholls (1): Dismissed by a belter of a catch but the delivery from Stokes was there to be put away. 2

Colin de Grandhomme (38 & 0-11): Useful middle-order runs didn’t materialise into something more substantial as run-outs continued to be New Zealand’s demise. Top effort to dismiss Root. 7

Mitchell Santner (63* & 0-40): Brilliant fight once again, saved the Blackcaps from an even more chastening margin of defeat. 8

Tim Southee (6 & 0-55): Stand-in skipper expensive with the ball today. 5

Lockie Ferguson (19 & 1-48): Stuck around for a fifty partnership with Santner. 6

Trent Boult (2 & 2-46): Returned decent figures - removing Roy and Root - when charged with defending a slim target. 7



Jason Roy (8): A couple of sweetly struck boundaries before pulling one straight to Santner at square leg. Two outstanding catches. 7

Jonny Bairstow (37): Will be disappointed with the execution of the shot he got out to, missed out on a fifty. Quick arm to run out de Grandhomme. 7

Joe Root (9): Sent packing by a tremendous effort from de Grandhomme. 5

Eoin Morgan (62): A first fifty in 11 ODI innings will be a relief for the captain. 8

Ben Stokes (2-42 & 63*): Back firing on all cylinders, an all-round man-of-the-match performance. 9

Jos Buttler (36*): A quick-fire cameo as England saw things out with ease. 7

Moeen Ali (2-33): Great figures from his ten. 8

Chris Woakes (2-42): On the money from the off, taking two early wickets to put the hosts on the back foot. 7

David Willey (0-16): Economical but not given many overs again. Very impressive in the field. 8

Tom Curran (0-53): Wicketless and the most expensive of England’s bowlers. 5

Adil Rashid (0-32): Contained Taylor when the batsman was eager to attack early on and went at just 3.20 an over. 8



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