Who Won? England Vs New Zealand | 1st Match of World Cup 2023 – 5 Oct Match Performance, Scores Update

Yasoob Ul Haq

Eng Vs NZ Match 1

The 1st match of the World Cup 2023 England vs. New Zealand happened yesterday at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. However, New Zealand has been satisfied with their impressive nine-wicket win over England in the opening match in Ahmedabad. The current champions were badly beaten in this match, possibly one of the worst defeats they have ever experienced.

Playing XI

Team EnglandTeam New Zealand
Jos Buttler (Captain, wk)Kane Williamson (c)
Jason RoyTom Latham (vc & wk)
Jonny BairstowDevon Conway
Joe RootGlenn Phillips
Ben StokesTrent Boult
Liam LivingstoneWill Young
Sam CurranMitchell Santner
Jofra ArcherJimmy Neesham
Chris WoakesRachin Ravindra
Adil RashidDaryl Mitchell
Mark WoodMatt Henry
NZ Partnership

The target was set 283 by England and the team NZ had 82 balls left to achieve it. A powerful left-handed combination including Devon Conway scored 152 runs and Rachin Ravindra scored 123 runs. These were their fifth and first ODI centuries, respectively. Surprisingly, New Zealand player Ravindra broke Martin Guptill’s record for the fastest century in a 50-over World Cup match. Ravindra achieved this goal in just 83 balls, one ball faster than Guptill’s previous record. This also made Ravindra the youngest player from his country to score a century in an international tournament, at the age of 23. Together, these two friends from Wellington currently have the strongest connection to the Blackcaps in the history of the tournament.

Moreover, the unbroken 273-run partnership between these two players began at the start of the over when Sam Curran dismissed Will Young for zero runs. This made the moment even more special. That was the last minute of danger before Kiwis won, in the fastest chase of a target of 250 or more in World Cup history. They easily crossed the boundary from 38 to 27.

The England team that won last year’s championship seemed to be playing at the same level. As their opponents during the middle of the season. Consequently, Joe Root scored 77 runs, which helped his team reach a total of 282 runs for 9 wickets. This happened after Tom Latham won the toss and chose to bowl first. Although it was not a very strong decision, we should thank Matt Henry for taking 3 wickets for 48 runs. Additionally, Mitchell Santner took 2 wickets for 37 runs. Santner’s 10 overs did not allow the opposition to hit any boundaries.

Additionally, Conway’s skill in this event was highly praised, and this was his fourth victory this year alone. The previous one was a very one-sided match against Britain in Cardiff in early September. This was Ravindra’s first time getting a perfect score in the top five. He crossed over fifty once in the past.

Santher's Bowling

He stayed on the team to help with bowling changes. This gave Kane Williamson more time to recover from a previous ACL injury. It was amazing that he bowled 10 overs and only gave away 76 runs. He also scored the same number of runs off 60 balls.

Certainly, when Ben Feeds showed up during the first break after 17 overs, it did not make much of a difference. It seemed he was there to give advice, as he couldn’t join because of an issue with his hip. His presence didn’t make a difference and he seemed not to be in a better condition.

England tried different strategies to score more than 282 runs in 50 overs. For the first time in a one-day international cricket match, all 11 batsmen scored more than 10 runs. However, only one partnership between Root and Buttler reached more than 50 runs, with a total of 70 runs. The innings ended with Buttler failing to hit a shot against the bowler Henry, which resulted in a missed opportunity to score more runs.

Firstly, Henry started the game by getting rid of Dawid Malan, which was a fair reward for his excellent performance in the beginning. However, Jonny Bairstow on the other side was the one causing more worry as the opener. Trent Boult threw the ball to a certain point, and then a player from England’s team hit to the square leg. This was the first out of six hits that went for six runs. In the power play of the match, Bairstow scored 31 out of the 50 runs.

The left-arm spinner bowled 10 overs without giving away any boundaries. He changed his pace during the later part of his spell. Woakes hit the ball in a way that it went backward and at point caught by the fielder. Because Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, and Ish Sodhi were not available to play, Santner became a very important player in the bowling line-up.

Curram's Bowling

His playing gestures made Ravindra complete 10 overs. Despite the high cost, he managed to take the wicket of Harry Tolerate early on. After being hit to the boundary three times in a row, the fourth delivery was also hit but in the wrong direction. Several feet away from the intended target Conway caught it.

Perhaps the biggest surprise came from Glenn Phillips. A wicketkeeper who is not very consistent but a very hardworking player managed to get two batsmen out in the first seven balls of three overs. Moeen Ali was batting in the No. 5 position before Buttler. He changed his batting style to counter the risk of facing two left-arm spinners. However, a bowler knocked over his stumps who usually bowls off-spin only occasionally. A big reward came for the Blackcaps when their player managed to trick Root and hit the leg stump with the ball.

Surely, when Buttler came with his usual energy, his partnership for the fifth wicket seemed ideal for the situation. Unfortunately, both players were out before the 42nd over began. This happened when Root was about to bat. Unfortunately, the team’s score quickly dropped by 4 runs for a total of 31 runs. The perfect pairing of Wood and Rashid managed to create a continuous 30 runs together. England’s highest 10th wicket partnership in seven years.

But no matter how hard they tried, they were only able to score a little more than 100 runs. During the match, their confidence and overall score were greatly affected.


England Batting

Jonny Bairstow 3335574194.28
Dawid Malan 1424362058.33
Joe Root 77861404189.53
Harry Brook 25162041156.25
Moeen Ali 1117201064.70
Jos Buttler (c)43424822102.38
Liam Livingstone 2022233090.90
Sam Curran 1419300073.68
Chris Woakes 1112151091.66
Adil Rashid 15132301115.38
Mark Wood 1314190092.85

England Bowler

Trent Boult1014814.80343210
Matt Henry1014834.80316000
Mitchell Santner1003723.70260010
James Neesham705608.00155220
Rachin Ravindra1007617.60146200
Glenn Phillips301725.6651000

New Zealand Batting

Devon Conway 152121147193125.61
Will Young 015000.00
Rachin Ravindra 12396141115128.12

New Zealand Bowling

Chris Woakes604507.50187100
Sam Curran624717.83176120
Mark Wood5055011.0097210
Moeen Ali9.206006.42202300
Adil Rashid704706.71154100
Liam Livingstone302408.0074000

I'm Yasoob-Ul-Haq a UK Safety Certified Chemical Engineer and a highly skilled Content Writer having two years of writing experience on different types of interesting and competent niches. I prefer target oriented work to meet timelines.

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