Hamish Rutherford tore apart the powerful bowling line up of England and thrashed a ton on debut as New Zealand took a sizeable lead against the visitors.
A deadly bowling from Neil Wagner and Bruce Martin followed by a solid opening partnership by Peter Fulton and Hamish Rutherford put Kiwis on top vs. England.
The exciting wicketkeeper batsman of New Zealand XI, BJ Watling let down England XI by his excellent batting in the four day tour match prior to the 1st Test.
A fine team effort led from the front by Brendon McCullum, brought New Zealand a much deserved victory against the mighty England in the 1st ODI.
The Indian cricket team faced humiliation when they lost the ODI series 2-1 vs. Pakistan but bounced back while defeating England 3-2 at their home grounds.
The captain of India, MS Dhoni, was optimistic that his team could have won the fifth and final ODI, had they played positively and scored another 30-35 runs.
Ian Bell played a commanding knock by thrashing an unbeaten century which led England to a comfortable victory against India in the fifth ODI at Dharamsala.
An all round performance by England earned them a win in the opening ODI of the five match series against India in a close encounter at Rajkot.
The enthusiastic England squad led by Alastair Cook fought well against India, clinched the four Test series 2-1 and put the hosts’ nose down after 28 years.