Having been finalists in the previous edition four years ago, England will take on New Zealand again in Ahmedabad on October 5, but before that there is one more ODI left to play in this four-match series, at the Home of Cricket.
Ben Stokes was the star at the Oval on Wednesday, hitting a record-breaking 182 as England stormed to a dominant victory, but there were some other problems Jos Buttler’s side will want to address this time out. England slid to 13-2, and after an incredible partnership of 199 from Stokes and Dawid Malan, the wickets fell once the record-breaking Test captain was out, and the hosts were bowled out with 11 balls remaining.
There were also question marks over Jason Roy’s fitness. He did not play at the Oval due to a back spasm and once again misses out at Lord’s, which will be the final opportunity for the fringe players to push for a place in the World Cup squad, which has to be finalised by September 28. New Zealand will want to bounce back from their heavy defeat on Wednesday, but there was a boost as Kyle Jamieson is building up his recovery from injury.
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England v New Zealand - final ODI updates
The final ODI between England and New Zealand is taking place at Lord’s
Ben Stokes hit the highest ODI score by an Englishman to push England into 2-1 lead in four-match series
England set New Zealand 312 to win
WICKET! Conway (7) run out Buttler [New Zealand 24-1]
WICKET! Young (24) caught behind off Willey [New Zealand 38-2]
WICKET! Mitchell (4) bowled Carse [New Zealand 52-3]
WICKET! Latham (13) bowled Ali [New Zealand 88-4]
WICKET! Nicholls (41) lbw Ali [New Zealand 122-5]
WICKET! Jamieson (15) caught and bowled Ali [New Zealand 169-7]
WICKET! Henry (0) caught off Ali [New Zealand 169-8]
WICKET! Ravindra (61) England win by 100 runs
England win the series over New Zealand
20:52 , Sonia Twigg
That does not take away from Malan’s 127, scored while no one else could even hit a half century, and steered England towards the win, as he finishes player of the series.
“When I got the call I was told I would be going to the World Cup and then there was a little bit of noise around leading up to it but that’s part and parcel of World Cups and how we’re going,” the England opener said after the game.
“Until you’re on the plane you never really know if you’re in it (the squad) or not.”
England win by 100 runs
20:26 , Sonia Twigg
Malan continued: “I wanted to play the series, leading up to the World Cup I wanted to play as much as I could. He (Malan’s new baby) was due on the 12th.
“I was given the option to stay at home if I wanted to but there was a bit of time afterwards but I wanted to come in and push for a spot in that World Cup. Thankfully it came off and I’ll be on babysitting duty when I get home tomorrow.”
England win by 100 runs
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Malan continued: “I actually found it quite hard to score when New Zealand held a good length but Lord’s is such a quick scoring ground when you hit it through the gaps.”
“When I got the call i was told I was going to the World Cup and then there was talk around leading up to it...that’s part and parcel of being a professional cricketer, until you’re on the plane you don’t know if you’re on it or not.
“My job is to score runs and hopefully if I can keep doing that I can keep the support from those in the changing room.”
England win by 100 runs
20:22 , Sonia Twigg
Dawid Malan is up to speak to the press after his memorable 127 in the first innings to steer England to a winning total.
He said: “It was nice. I was gutted I missed out at the Oval on a good wicket there and thankfully today I was able to back it up. Especially to get a hundred at Lord’s its a special feeling.”
England win by 100 runs
20:06 , Sonia Twigg
Tom Latham first to address the press, with a short message on Tim Southee: “Obviously not ideal for tim, we know what a character he is in the side for us. He’ll be assessed over the coming days to see how bad it is but we’ve got a bit of time before the opening games.”
“He’s a pretty resilient character so we know he’ll be doing everything he can to be on the plane.”
England win by 100 runs!
20:00 , Sonia Twigg
Stay tuned for the latest from the press conference:
Wicket! Ravindra out for 61! England win by 100 runs
19:44 , Sonia Twigg
Sam Curran returns after Moeen Ali’s impressive 10 overs, and strikes immediately!
With Tim Southee unable to bat that will be it, England wrap up the match and series victory after an impressive performance with bat and ball at the Oval.
New Zealand 211-8 (38) Ravindra 61, Lister 5 Carse 1-53 (7) need 101 runs to win
19:41 , Sonia Twigg
Carse comes back on and is immediately dispatched over mid on for six, that was a huge hit towards the Warner Stand.
Ravindra is really opening up here. The next ball goes for another six! This time over fine leg, this has been a pretty good innings, and that shots brings up his half century from 42 deliveries.
It is also the New Zealand 200. Another four! This is an entertaining final stand from New Zealand.
Another four and Ravindra is on 60.
New Zealand 190-8 (37) Ravindra 40 Lister 5 Ali 4-40 (10) need 122 to win
19:36 , Sonia Twigg
Ravindra has fired a massive six into the mound stand, that’s one of the biggest of the day, absolutely huge hit!
He is hitting these deliveries really hard here even though the game has gone.
New Zealand are still going, and Ali has been denied a five-fer, finishing his 10 overs with four wicket for 50.
New Zealand 180-8 (36) Ravindra 32, Lister 4 Livingstone 4-40 (9) need 132 to win
19:33 , Sonia Twigg
Ravindra has hit Livingstone for a big six, but the batters are not running, potentially because Lister can’t with his hamstring issue.
There’s a big appeal for caught behind...England send the decision upstairs, Buttler has claimed this.
The replays however show the ball glancing off the pad and the game continues.
New Zealand 169-8 (35) Ravindra 25, Lister 4 Ali 4-40 (9) need 139 runs to win
19:27 , Sonia Twigg
Ali on a hat-trick here...all the fielders have come in, this could be the last bit of life in this game.
Joe Root conducts the crowd from slip..but its batted defensively into the off side.
With all the field still in, Lister gets off the mark with a big drive over the bowlers head to the boundary.
Wicket! Henry out for 0! New Zealand 169-8
19:25 , Sonia Twigg
As Matt Henry comes out to bat, the word from New Zealand is that Lister is padded up and ready to bat if required, although Southee will not bat.
And he lasted one ball, goes for a big drive and is caught at slip.
Wicket! Jamieson out for 15! New Zealand 169-7
19:23 , Sonia Twigg
Ravindra goes on the attack at the start of Moeen Ali’s over with a big drive down the ground, but the required rate is not being brought down substantially.
But the next ball Ali strikes and Jamieson is out caught and bowled, England closing in on victory!
New Zealand 164-6 (34) Ravindra 20 Jamieson 15 Livingstone 1-27 (6) need 148 to win
19:21 , Sonia Twigg
Livingstone will continue from the other end, but there is no sense of urgency from the pair out in the middle, despite the game starting to slip away from the Kiwis.
Jamieson has played all round one but it just misses the stumps.
New Zealand 159-6 (33) Ravindra 18 Jamieson 12, Moeen Ali 2-31 (8) need 153 to win
19:19 , Sonia Twigg
Moeen Ali continues, and the pressure is still being put on the New Zealand batters, who seem under no pressure to hurry the game along and to push for victory.
The duo are just knocking it around for singles, while the rate is up at nine an over.
Jamieson has found the boundary with a lofted drive over his head.
New Zealand 151-6 (32) Ravindra 16, Jamieson 6, Livingstone 1-22 (5) need 161 to win
19:13 , Sonia Twigg
New Zealand just taking time in the middle, despite the run rate now creping up to 8.8 an over, and when they did go for the big heave into the leg side, it was picked up by the fielder on the boundary.
Another lofted drive from Jamieson bounced just in front of long off.
New Zealand 146-6 (31) Ravindra 14, Jamieson 3, Ali 2-23 (7) need 166 runs to win
19:10 , Sonia Twigg
Ali is into his seventh over here as England edge closer towards victory.
It is worth a reminder that there could be just three more wickets required as Southee has a dislocated and broken thumb and Lister was dealing with a hamstring problem - both sustained early in the first innings.
Wicket! Phillips out for 25! New Zealand 142-6
19:05 , Sonia Twigg
Livingstone has a wicket and the dangerous Phillips is out for 25 after picking out Brook on the boundary.
New Zealand 132-5 (27) Phillips 22, Ravindra 7, Ali 2-18 (5) need 180 to win
18:57 , Sonia Twigg
Moeen Ali has bowled exceptionally well here, as New Zealand just trying to hang in this game.
He is giving the batters nothing to try and go at.
New Zealand 126-5 (26) Phillips 21, Ravindra 3, Livingstone 0-8 (2)
18:54 , Sonia Twigg
Livingstone is back on as the sun starts to set at Lord’s with the floodlights taking over from natural light as we head into the warm September evening.
Wicket! Nicholls out for 41! New Zealand 122-5 (25), Phillips 20, Ravindra 1 Ali 2-12 (4) need 189 to win
18:50 , Sonia Twigg
New Zealand still searching for that big partnership and high scoring over to make a significant dent in England’s first innings total, but the spin seems to have slowed things down substantially.
The batters just having to settle for singles.
With two seconds left on the clock, England decided to review a Nicholls lbw shout after he came down the wicket and was struck on the pad.
England have made the right call! Nicholls has to go, he had batted well so far, and was not happy with the decision.
New Zealand 120-4 (24) Nicholls 40, Phillips 19, Livingstone 0-5 (1) need 192 runs to win
18:43 , Sonia Twigg
Liam Livingstone is coming on to bowl here, with spin preferred to pace at this stage of the game.
The first ball was driven, caught the edge of the bat and went out to the boundary for two.
New Zealand just working the ball around for ones and twos but the required rate is still creeping up.
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New Zealand 115-4 (23) Nicholls 38, Phillips 16, Ali 1-9 (3) need 197 runs to win
18:40 , Sonia Twigg
Moeen Ali has continued to bowl a very tight line and length here, his three overs have gone for just nine runs so far.
New Zealand 112-4 (22), Nicholls 36, Phillips 15, Carse 1-30 (6) need 200 runs to win
18:32 , Sonia Twigg
Phillips, who top-scored with 72 on Wednesday, has come out well again here, hitting Carse for a boundary at the start of his innings.
New Zealand have brought the 100 runs up from 121 balls, but the required run rate is creeping up steadily.
Nicholls has played nicely, and just finding the boundary in that over with a clip off the legs that evaded the fielder on the rope.
New Zealand 89-4 (19), Nicholls 28, Phillips 1, Mooen 1-1 (1) need 223 runs to win
18:24 , Sonia Twigg
An excellent over from Moeen comes to an end and he has the breakthrough.
New Zealand will need something special to win this match now.
Wicket! Latham out for 13! New Zealand 88-4
18:21 , Sonia Twigg
Moeen Ali comes on and strikes almost straight away!
Latham has gone, he chose the tactic to come down the wicket to the spinner and was bowled for just 13 from 22.
New Zealand 88-3 (18), Nicholls 28, Latham 13, Carse 1-14 (4) need 224 to win
18:19 , Mike Jones
New Zealand are dealing in singles right now as they try to rebuild after those early wickets fell. Both Latham and Nicholls are comfortable milking the bowling for ones and the occasional two.
Carse comes around the wicket for the final delivery and draws a false shot out of Nicholls who goes for a booming drive. He misses the ball and leaves the bowler looking up to the heavens as the ball sneaks agonisingly close to the bat.
New Zealand 84-3 (17), Nicholls 26, Latham 11, Curran 0-21 (3) need 228 to win
18:14 , Mike Jones
Henry Nicholls flicks a shortish delivery from Sam Curran through midwicket into to collect a single and bring Tom Latham back on strike.
Latham pushes the ball through cover and ticks another run off the tally. With Nicholls back on strike, Curran pulls his length back a touch and sees the left-hander lift him away into the fielder at deep square leg.
Just the three runs come from the over.
New Zealand 81-3 (16), Nicholls 24, Latham 10, Carse 1-10 (3) need 231 to win
18:11 , Mike Jones
Brydon Carse is sharp. He’s a good find for England with Jofra Archer still recovering from elbow surgery. The seamer hits a good length, angling the ball across both the New Zealand left-handers.
They handle him by stepping across the crease and working the ball into the gaps on the legside. Five runs come from the over.
New Zealand 76-3 (15), Nicholls 20, Latham 9, Curran 0-18 (2) need 236 to win
18:04 , Mike Jones
Nicholls has looked good so far. After a lovely drive down the ground from Latham, he scrambles to the other end and hooks the left-armer into the legside.
Moeen Ali chases after the ball and slides to stop the boundry. He jars his knee into the ground and awkwardly recovers the ball.
It’s a great over from the visitors who collect 11 runs.
New Zealand 65-3 (14), Nicholls 16, Latham 3, Carse 1-5 (2) need 247 to win
17:59 , Sonia Twigg
Carse is hitting some good speeds here, and England’s fielding has been on point so far, while New Zealand are getting to a position where a big partnership is needed to bring them back into this clash.
He has also been hitting around 87mph.
New Zealand 62-3 (13), Nicholls 15, Latham 1, Curran 0-8 (1) need 250 to win
17:56 , Sonia Twigg
A change from the other end as well and the left-handed Willey was replaced by the left-handed Curran.
A big six from Nicholls adds an extra dimension to the innings we haven’t seen so far, Curran just drops one short and is punished for it.
New Zealand 53-3 (12), Nicholls 8, Latham 1, Carse 1-2 (1) need 259 runs to win
17:51 , Sonia Twigg
Carse’s first over has left New Zealand in trouble, three wickets down and Southee unlikely to bat, with question marks also surrounding Lister’s fitness.
Wicket! Mitchell out for 4! New Zealand 52-3!
17:46 , Sonia Twigg
England make their first bowling change, and Brydon Carse will take over from Topley from the Pavilion End.
The bowling change has paid off almost immediately, and he bowls Mitchell!
New Zealand 51-2 (11), Nicholls 7, Mitchell 4, Willey 1-28 (6) need 261 runs to win
17:45 , Sonia Twigg
The end of the powerplay, and more players drift towards the boundary, but no change of bowling from the home side so far.
Willey is finding a lot of movement here, with the lights just starting to flicker on, although the sun is still high in the sky in west London.
New Zealand 51-2 (10), Nicholls 7, Mitchell 4, Topley 0-22 (5) need 261 to win
17:40 , Sonia Twigg
That’s the 50 up for New Zealand, just inside the power play with a good four from Nicholls.
The required rate is already up to 6.5 an over and England have done well so far.
New Zealand 46-2 (9), Nicholls 3, Mitchell 3, Willey 1-28 (5) need 266 runs to win
17:36 , Sonia Twigg
England’s start has been perfect, and Willey’s bowling has been rewarded by a wicket.
New Zealand have a lot of work to do to put themselves in a position to win this game.
But that’s the first sign of problems, a swinging ball has gone away for five wides, replays showed the ball hit the pad, but unfortunately no reviews for that.
Wicket! Young out for 24! New Zealand 38-2
17:31 , Sonia Twigg
England’s fielding intent is really interesting to watch, they start on the ring but are walking in towards the bat constantly and end up really close to the strip.
A slightly wider delivery is stopped on the boundary by a diving Brook who saves one run in the end and Nicholls is off the mark with his seventh delivery.
That was perfect from Willey, a good length ball moving away just catches the edge of Young’s bat and Buttler takes a diving catch.
New Zealand 35-1 (8), Young 24, Nicholls 0, Topley 0-17 (4) need 277 runs to win
17:29 , Sonia Twigg
England have not let up here, and have kept the pressure on.
There was a good diving stop from Root to prevent a ball that would have raced away to the boundary.
New Zealand 27-1 (7), Young 16, Nicholls 0, Willey 0-17 (4), need 285 to win
17:25 , Sonia Twigg
Willey causing all sorts of problems, getting the ball to move away from the batter down the slope and at an awkward height.
Having missed out on selection for England’s victorious 2019 World Cup, he will not want to miss out again and has bowled well so far in the final match before at least the majority of the squad depart for India.
New Zealand 26-1 (6), Young 15, Nicholls 0, Topley 0-9 (3), need 286 runs to win
17:21 , Sonia Twigg
The run out has brought a key start to England’s defence of their total, and other than two wides from Topley in the sixth over it has been an almost ideal over.
Wicket! Conway out for 7! New Zealand 24-1
17:15 , Sonia Twigg
England have a shy at the stumps and Buttler has knocked them down!
New Zealand try to run a quick single and Buttler has covered ground quickly and hit the stumps with his throw, what an incredible run out and a great bit of work from the England captain.
New Zealand 24-0 (5), Young 15, Conway 7, Willey 0-16 (3), need 288 to win
17:13 , Sonia Twigg
Willey has continued to keep the run rate down from the Nursery End with his left-arm swinging deliveries, but immediatley after a field change, a thick edge races down the boundary towards a vacant third man.
New Zealand 19-0 (4), Young 10, Conway 7, Topley 0-7 (2), need 293 to win
17:09 , Sonia Twigg
Conway has picked that gap perfectly! Driving Topley through the covers for his first boundary of the match.
Otherwise it’s just singles from the over.
New Zealand 10-0 (3), Young 8, Conway 1, Willey 0-11 (2), 301 to win
17:05 , Sonia Twigg
Willey has bowled a wide, and Young took a single but otherwise this has been almost an ideal start from England, New Zealand have just 10 runs from the first three overs.
New Zealand 4-0 (2), Young 4, Conway 0, Topley 0-0 (1)
17:00 , Sonia Twigg
Reece Topley bowls the second over from the Pavilion End, and it’s a maiden over, just what England would want to put pressure on the Kiwis at the start of their chase.
New Zealand 4-0 (1), Young 4, Conway 0, Willey 0-4 (1), need 308 runs to win
16:56 , Sonia Twigg
David Willey bowls the first over for England, and he has looked good, making the most of the early movement offered by the ball.
Just the one four from Young in the over to get New Zealand’s chase underway.
England set New Zealand 312 to win
16:52 , Sonia Twigg
Some bad news has just come out of the New Zealand camp: “An x-ray has confirmed that Tim Southee dislocated and fractured a bone in his right thumb while attempting to take a catch in the 14th over of the 1st innings. A timeline for his recovery will be established tomorrow when he undergoes further assessment.
“Finn Allen has been cleared of any fracture or break after injuring the little finger on his right hand while on as a substitute fielder.”
England set New Zealand 312 to win
16:52 , Sonia Twigg
With Jason Roy once again missing due to back spasms, Malan continued to make the most of his unexpected opportunity at the top of the order with 127 off 114 balls in a total of 311 for nine at Lord’s.
The 36-year-old, who became a father for the second time last week, also made 96 at the Kia Oval on Tuesday and 54 in the series opener in Cardiff.
Only a matter of days ago Malan was being talked about as a potential fall-guy should Harry Brook be parachuted into the final 15 for the tournament in India, but he has picked his moment expertly and instead appears to have built a compelling case to gatecrash the first XI.
England set New Zealand 312 to win
16:35 , Sonia Twigg
To tide you over until the start of the second innings, here are some photos from Malan’s innings:
England set New Zealand 312 to win
16:24 , Sonia Twigg
It looked like a hard pitch to score on at times, which makes Dawid Malan’s feat all the more impressive.
His 127 held the England innings together, while no other batter was able to even score a half century, which will be of slight concern with a World Cup soon, but that takes nothing away from the feat of Malan.
New Zealand will hope to chase down what looks like a slightly low total, but only minorly below par here at Lord’s.
Wicket! Willey out for 19! England set New Zealand 312 to win! Carse 15, Topley 1, Mitchell 2-40 (7)
16:22 , Sonia Twigg
Mitchell will bowl the final over of the innings. The first one is skewed high and into the gap between the fielder in the deep and the one in the ring.
Phillips has dropped one! He was so quick to the ball at long on, but spilled the catch on the dive and England able to claim another run.
The next one is taken, Trent Boult claims the catch, a closer ball does the trick and Willey was out for 19!
The final ball of the innings is dispatched down the ground over the boundary by Carse, and what a way to finish!
England 301-8 (49), Willey 19, Carse 6, Henry 2-69 (10)
16:17 , Sonia Twigg
Henry has also now bowled his final over from the other end, and that might leave Mitchell to bowl the final over of the innings.
Willey has hit a big six over the far boundary here, jsut stepped back and put enough behind it to send it over the ropes with not a lot of pace to work with from Henry’s slower ball.
Willey hits an innovative reverse-shot to take England over the 300 mark!
England 288-8 (48), Willey 8, Carse 4, Jamieson 1-53 (10)
16:13 , Sonia Twigg
This will be Jamieson’s last over of the day, and other than one costly over which went for 17, he has bowled well against the England attack.
Carse has tried to keep scoring, flicking one over the infield and scampering back for two, just a late hook that he didn’t quite get hold of.
A good over from Jamieson to finish up, just the five runs from it.
Wicket! Curran out for 20! England 282-8 (47) Willey 7, Carse 1, Henry 2-56 (9)
16:09 , Sonia Twigg
Henry comes back on to close out the innings and Willey hits his first boundary of the day, a clip off the legs past fine leg and England are going nicely.
There was a brief hint of a run out chance, when the ball was kicked onto the stumps after Willey dropped the ball just in front and ran, forcing an umpire’s review, but Curran was safely in the crease.
Curran was going nicely on 20 from just 13, when he was bowled by Henry to a ball that just held its line.
England going as they did in the last match, and losing a load of wickets in the final overs.
England 275-7 (46), Curran 19, Willey 1, Jamieson 1-49 (9)
16:03 , Sonia Twigg
That brings an end to a brilliant over from Jamieson that also contained the wicket of Livingstone.
New Zealand will be happy to see the back of the England all-rounder who can be so destructive in the final overs of the game.
But Willey and Curran can both bat and the latter scores a lovely four down the ground on the off side to take his total to 19.
Wicket! Livingstone out for 28! England 270-7
15:59 , Sonia Twigg
Jamieson has come back into the attack, and has his first wicket almost immediately!
England have reviewed the lbw decision, but DRS upheld the original call from the on-field umpire and Livingstone had to depart for 28.
England 269-6 (45), Livingstone 28, Curran 14, Ravindra 4-60 (10)
15:55 , Sonia Twigg
Ravindra bowls his final over, England manage to keep scoring but can’t find the boundaries they would like in the final stage of the innings.
Both Livingstone and Curran have just knocked the ball to the fielders in the deep and ran well between the wickets.
But Curran had a boundary, hitting a four down the ground oast the bowler, he came down the wicket well and managed to adjust to the delivery that was quite wide outside off stump.
England 259-6 (44), Livingstone 26, Curran 6, Mitchell 1-30 (6)
15:52 , Sonia Twigg
Mitchell has continued from the Nursery End, and Curran has scored his first boundary.
England are on what looks like a below-par total here and will want to make the remaining six overs count.
England 252-6 (43), Livingstone 24, Curran 1, Ravindra 4-50 (9)
15:49 , Sonia Twigg
Ravindra has not bowled exceptionally here but he has four wickets to his name with one over left to bowl.
England have tried to take him on slightly to their detriment and the catches have been taken.
Wicket! Moeen out for 3! England 250-6
15:46 , Sonia Twigg
Ravindra has another!
Ali jsut goes after one and doesn’t get hold of it and it loops to the fielder in the deep, Boult can’t take it cleanly first time over his head and juggles it before claiming the catch.
England 250-5 (42), Livingstone 23, Moeen 3, Mitchell 1-23 (5)
15:45 , Sonia Twigg
While Ravindra has claimed three wickets, Mitchell has kept things very tight at the other end, and he might have to bowl more than expected with the injuries to Southee and Lister.
He has started falling away slightly, with his second wide in as many overs, and he did go off briefly earlier in the game with a slight issue.
England 245-5 (41), Livingstone 21, Moeen 1 Ravindra 3-48 (8)
15:40 , Sonia Twigg
Ravindra has been the bowler the England batters have taken the most liking to, but he is the one with three wickets to his name.
Malan the latest to fall, just edging behind toa wide delivery.
Moeen Ali has joined Livingstone at the crease.
Wicket! Malan out for 127! England 243-5
15:38 , Sonia Twigg
That’s the end of a brilliant innings, just as he was closing in on a record ODI score at Lord’s.
Malan flings his bat at a wide one and the ball just catches the edge on the way through to the wicketkeeper.
It’s a tame dismissal and he will be disappointed with that, but it has been another exceptional knock.
England 243-4 (40), Malan 127, Livingstone 20, Mitchell 1-18 (4)
15:35 , Sonia Twigg
Despite not boasting any express pace, Mitchell has caused problems with his 75mph seamers.
Livingstone was lucky one didn’t hit anything as it went through, and he’s struck in the midriff next ball.
The next one however is well wide, and is called. A brief respite for Livingstone.
For the final ball of the over, Livingstone goes for a big hit and completely misses it, he does not look overly comfortable against Mitchell.
England 238-4 (39), Malan 125, Livingstone 19, Henry 1-48 (8)
15:29 , Sonia Twigg
Bad news for New Zealand, another bowling injury: “Ben Lister is currently off the field with a hamstring injury and is unlikely to return to bowl.”
With Southee already out with a thumb problem, that leaves them to find 10 overs from somewhere.
Livingstone has hit his first six of the innings, down the ground towards the pavilion, it only just bounced over the rope but that doesn’t matter.
Now it’s Malan’s turn to get in on the action with a huge hit over midwicket!
England 222-4 (38), Malan 117, Livingstone 11, Mitchell 1-13 (3)
15:25 , Sonia Twigg
Malan has played exceptionally here, there have been a few big shots, but he has held this innings together, picked off the bad balls expertly and kept the strike rotating when the Kiwi bowlers have bowled well.
There were question marks about him heading into the series, but he has firmly cemented his place at the top of the order.
England 217-4 (37), Malan 116, Livingstone 7, Ravindra 2-46 (7)
15:21 , Sonia Twigg
Ravindra was back into the attack, and was dispatched for a huge six from Malan from the final ball of the over!
England have taking a liking to the young spinner, but he has taken two of New Zealand’s wickets so far.
England 206-4 (36), Malan 106, Livingstone 6, Mitchell 1-8 (2)
15:20 , Sonia Twigg
Mitchell, who claimed the wicket of Buttler in his last over, restricted England’s ability to score just at the point in the game they would be looking to push the game on.
He went for just four in the over this time around, with the home side only able to score in singles.
England 202-4 (35), Malan 104, Livingstone 4, Jamieson 0-43 (8)
15:13 , Sonia Twigg
Slightly wayward from Jamieson and it has been called a wide, into his eighth over now.
England have their 200 up in the 35th over.
Livingstone goes for a big hit the ball after the milestone was greeted with applause, and misses the ball. It’s a sign of how he intends to play.
England 196-4 (34), Malan 103, Livingstone 1, Mitchell 1-4 (1)
15:08 , Sonia Twigg
Bringing Mitchell into the attack brought almost immediate reward, the dangerous Buttler has gone and New Zealand have picked up the wickets at the right times.
Wicket! Buttler out for 36! England 195-4
15:06 , Sonia Twigg
New Zealand will be encouraged by the introduction of Daryl Mitchell, who had to go off earlier after being hit on the hand, but he has started his spell from the Nursery End.
And the bowling change has worked! Buttler is out, he just chipped the ball to mid off, a leading edge and the Kiwis have their fourth wicket.
It was caught by sub fielder Trent Boult, with Southee off the field with a thumb injury.
Liam Livingstone comes out to join Malan in the middle.
England 192-3 (33), Malan 102, Buttler 35, Jamieson 0-37 (7)
15:02 , Sonia Twigg
After the drinks break it will be Jamieson to start from the Pavilion End.
Other than one expensive over, he has bowled well today.
England have done well to keep the scoreboard moving, and Buttler and Malan are putting on a solid partnership for the fourth wicket.
They have done well to find the gaps and run hard, even when the boundaries have not come as often as they might like.
Malan 100! England 187-3 (32), Malan 101, Buttler 31, Henry 1-32 (7)
14:53 , Sonia Twigg
Malan moved on to 99 with a perfectly timed drive down the ground.
But he had to wait for his century, hitting the next ball straight to cover and the one after back towards the bowler.
The wait ended when he flicked off his pads to bring up his century from 96 balls.
It was Malan’s 5th ODI century in 21 matches.
England 181-3 (31), Malan 95, Buttler 31, Lister 0-32 (6)
14:49 , Sonia Twigg
Buttler is finding his feet very well here, hitting a lovely four flicked off his pads and too straight for the wide fine leg.
Malan is closing in on his milestone, just keeping going at just over a run a ball strike rate.
England 173-3 (30), Malan 93, Buttler 25, Henry 1-26 (6)
14:46 , Sonia Twigg
Henry returns to the attack, and with it comes a flow of runs. England looking more and more comfortable as this innings goes on.
There’s a brief pause as he pulls out of his run up before the fourth ball of the over, but otherwise a tidy start to his second spell.
England 164-3 (29), Malan 88, Buttler 21, Lister 0-24 (5)
14:41 , Sonia Twigg
That was a bit of missed communication there! Malan was halfway down the track before being sent back by Buttler, but was able to make his ground relatively comfortably.
But England still ticking along nicely.
England 162-3 (28), Malan 87, Buttler 20, Phillips 0-25 (3)
14:37 , Sonia Twigg
Buttler takes a step back and unleashes a six! It’s dragged down slightly short from Phillips and Buttler has capitalised with a big hit down the ground.
He follows it up with a four to almost the same place from the final ball of the over.
England 146-3 (27), Malan 87, Buttler 4, Lister 0-22 (4)
14:33 , Sonia Twigg
Ravindra’s spin seems to have done what was asked of him, and Lister comes back into the attack to inject a bit of pace into proceedings here.
Buttler and Malan are just rotating the strike here, but without taking any risks, and they’re only just over half way through the innings so plenty of time with eight wickets in hand.
England 144-3 (24), Malan 86, Buttler 3, Phillips 0-9 (2)
14:31 , Sonia Twigg
Phillips has continued to keep things tidy from the Nursery End, just the five from the over, as Buttler makes a start on his innings.
139-3 (25), Malan 84, Buttler 0, Ravindra 2-35 (6)
14:26 , Sonia Twigg
Ravindra has not bowled exceptionally here, but now has the scalps of both Root and Brook to his name, despite being slightly expensive from his six overs from the Pavilion End.
Wicket! Brook out for 10! England 139-3
14:23 , Sonia Twigg
Brook has looked comfortable out here but was out trying to push the score on, he opened up the leg side and smashed the ball straight to Phillips at midwicket.
The young batter has to go for just 10 runs and England are looking for another partnership here with Malan closing in on three figures.
England 135-2 (24), Malan 83, Brook 7, Phillips 0-4 (1)
14:20 , Sonia Twigg
Glenn Phillips has been brought on after Jamieson’s expensive over at the Nursery End, so it will be spin from both ends for New Zealand.
Brook goes for a big one over the top but doesn’t quite get hold of it and it bounces just inside the rope, and concerning close to the fielder who had run around from long on.
England 131-2 (23), Malan 82, Brook 4, Ravindra 1-31 (5)
14:17 , Sonia Twigg
Malan looks to be nearing a century that narrowly evaded him on Wednesday when he was out for 96, but instead of being in another’s shadow like when Ben Stokes was breaking records, he has been firmly in control of this England innings.
England 129-2 (22), Malan 81, Brook 2, Jamieson 0-32 (6)
14:15 , Sonia Twigg
That’s more like it! Two quick boundaries from England, and they look to have found some attacking rhthym that has been lacking slightly.
Another miss-field and England are away, 17 runs from that over from Jamieson who had been so precise until that point.
Finished off with a massive six from the final ball of the over.
England 112-2 (21), Malan 66, Brook 1, Ravindra 1-29 (4)
14:09 , Sonia Twigg
Ravindra has his first wicket of the match, and only his seventh in the format overall.
Brook is off the mark straight away when the point fielder looked to have dived over the ball, England need to keep things moving here.
Wicket! Root out for 29! England 107-2
14:05 , Sonia Twigg
Ravindra strikes! Root has always been one of the best players of spin, but he has gone here, after not looking comfortable all innings.
A bit of a concern for England if Root is out of sorts this close to a World Cup, he went for a big shot and missed it.
New Zealand have their second wicket, and Harry Brook has another chance to impress.
England 106-1 (20), Malan 61, Root 29, Jamieson 0-15 (5)
14:03 , Sonia Twigg
Malan has gone for a big heave from Jamieson, fortunately for England it drops over the fielder on the edge of the rings, and England have brought their 100 up.
Jamieson has bowled very well here, which will encourage the Kiwis, especially after the concerning injury to Southee earlier on.
England 99-1 (19), Malan 54, Root 29, Ravindra 0-23 (3)
13:59 , Sonia Twigg
That was a tighter over from Ravindra, just the three runs from it, but overall he has been expensive so far.
England just settling into this contest, and there are still plenty of overs to go.
England 96-1 (18), Malan 52, Root 28, Jamieson 0-8 (4)
13:56 , Sonia Twigg
Root tries yet another scoop and again gets nowhere near Jamieson’s delivery.
He’s still not looking very comfortable out in the middle here.
England 93-1 (17), Malan 51, Root 26, Ravindra 0-20 (2)
13:52 , Sonia Twigg
Just as they did at the Oval, England have taken a liking to Ravindra’s spin bowling.
Root has hit him to the square leg boundary again this over, and followed it up with the first six of the match over cow, to applause from the crowd.
While England struggled against Jamieson and Lister, they have looked comfortable against Ravindra.
There is also an update from New Zealand on Southee: “Tim Southee injured his right thumb attempting to take that catch and needs further assessment, at this stage he won't return to the field.”
Malan 50! England 81-1 (16), Malan 50, Root 15, Jamieson 0-5 (3)
13:44 , Sonia Twigg
Jamieson has switched ends to take over from Lister at the Nursery end and started with a beautiful delivery to Malan.
Malan has brought up his half century, from as many balls with a stroke down the ground, he has been so good in these last two matches, especially when the early wickets have fallen.
England 79-1 (15), Malan 49, Root 14, Ravindra 0-8 (1)
13:40 , Sonia Twigg
Root hits a four, for the first time in the game he has looked comfortable, and the introduction of spin is almost immediately punished.
He has also tried the reverse scoop successfully for the first time in the game, and has moved on to 14.
England 71-1 (14), Malan 46, Root 9, Lister 0-20 (3)
13:36 , Sonia Twigg
Without any flourish, Malan is approaching a half century. It hasn’t been the awe-inspiring batting of two days ago, but it has been steady.
Dropped! Root is handed another chance! Southee has dropped him off Lister, it looked a comfortable catch, but it has been put down.
Worryingly for New Zealand, Southee is also going off with what looked like a dislocated thumb, or at the very least a severe thumb injury. With the World Cup in less than a month, that is not a good sign.
England 62-1 (13), Malan 39, Root 7, Jamieson 0-3 (2)
13:30 , Sonia Twigg
This pair of bowlers have just stifled England slightly, there has been ltitle width on offer, and the runs have just slowed.
Root in particular has not found his feet yet and was on just seven from 21 at the end of Jamieson’s second over.
England 62-1 (12), Malan 39, Root 7, Lister 0-11 (2)
13:26 , Sonia Twigg
Dropped! Root has been handed a lifeline as he looks to guide the ball down to third, but doesn’t get hold of it fully and it’s put down by gully.
The next ball is more confidently played off the face of the bat into the off side, but he has not looked comfortable since coming out when Bairstow was caught in the slips.
England 59-1 (11), Malan 37, Root 6, Jamieson 0-3 (1)
13:22 , Sonia Twigg
After the powerplay, the towering Kyle Jamieson will take over at the Pavilion End.
A good tight start from Jamieson, just halting the flow of runs a bit with just three from his first over.
England 56-1 (10), Malan 36, Root 4, Lister 0-8 (1)
13:17 , Sonia Twigg
A change of bowling now for the first time in this game, for the final over of the powerplay, as Lister replaces Southee from the Nursery End.
And it has been a good start from Lister in only his third ODI, he was one who bowled well at the Oval.
Just the one wicket in the powerplay from England and a healthy total on the board already with nine wickets in hand.
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