A masterly unbeaten hundred from Martin Guptill led his side to a tremendous victory against their strong opponents England in the first ODI of the series.
A furious spell of fast bowling from Stuart Broad bulldozed the batting line up of the visiting New Zealand who ended up losing a low scoring game badly.
The star quick bowler of New Zealand, Tim Southee, bowled excellently in the second innings by picking three important wickets as England looks for survival.
The efforts of Tim Southee and Neil Wagner were let down by the openers of New Zealand as James Anderson put England back into the Test on the second day.
The young fast bowler of the Kiwis, Trent Boult, exhibited a lethal bowling vs. visiting England and put his side on top at the end of the third day’s play.
A lethal bowling spell from the speedster Steven Finn, well supported by the other bowlers and keen batting by the English batsmen won them the third ODI vs. the Kiwis.
New Zealand demonstrated an all round performance in the second Test, upset the hosts, Sri Lanka, registered their first win of 2012, and squared the series.
The bowlers from both sides ruled the day by grabbing 18 wickets during the 4th day’s play as New Zealand was marching towards a grand win to square the series.
Thilan Samaraweera played an anchor’s role in the first innings of Sri Lanka and avoided a follow on against New Zealand that looked eminent at one stage.
New Zealand continued their supremacy in the second Test by removing three top order batsmen of Sri Lanka after the visitors scored 412 runs in the 1st innings.