England thrash New Zealand in 1st ODI

Birmingham: England beat New Zealand by a record 210 runs to win the first one-day international at Edgbaston on Tuesday and go 1-0 up in the five-match series.


It was England´s biggest victory, in terms of runs, in all ODI cricket beating the 202-run margin they achieved against India at Lord´s during the 1975 World Cup.

England´s total of 408 for nine, their highest in all ODI cricket, was built on the back of hundreds by Joe Root (104) and Jos Buttler (129).

Buttler´s stand of 177 with Adil Rashid (69) was a new seventh-wicket record in all one-day internationals.

England dismissed New Zealand for 198 with more than 18 overs to spare, fast bowler Steven Finn and leg-spinner Adil Rashid taking four wickets apiece.

The series continues at The Oval on Friday.