New Zealand vs England, 5th ODI – England won by 7 wkts

NZ 223 (49.5 Ovs)
ENG 229/3 (32.4 Ovs)

England won by 7 wkts
Jonny Bairstow
Chris Woakes

Chris Woakes – Player of the Series: “The ball’s coming out alright. Wickets upfront are important, else the guys can take it away. It’s nice to pick those wickets and thankfully I’ve been able to do that. A couple of wickets offered a bit. Pitches have been okay. You’ve to adapt to the conditions and realize what deliveries are best on that pitch. You’ve to think on your feet.”

Jonny Bairstow – Player of the Match: “Very fortunate to travel to this amazing country. It’s a case of giving yourself a bit of extra time at the top. You can be 1 or 2 off 10 balls but you can catch up later. Delighted to get the win. Opening the batting is different to batting in the middle order. My job now is to contribute with big hundreds. It’s still work in progress. There was grip for our spinners, so maybe there was some moisture in the wicket early on. Decent toss to win. The catch I took was more luck than judgement. Can’t wait for the Tests. First D/N Test as well here, so a new experience for everyone.”

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