England beat New Zealand in last-ball thriller as Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid get Black Caps in a spin

MOEEN ALI and his spin buddy Adil Rashid twirled England to victory in the third one-day worldwide.

The sluggish bowling duo reworked the match by taking 5 wickets between them in simply seven overs.

 England beat New Zealand by four runs in last ball thriller in Wellington

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England beat New Zealand by 4 runs in final ball thriller in Wellington
 Kane Williamson hit a brilliant century for New Zealand as they fell just short

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Kane Williamson hit a sensible century for New Zealand as they fell simply brief

It prompted a dramatic collapse by New Zealand in which they plummeted from eighty-1 to 103-6.

However it nonetheless ended up a last-ball thriller with Kiwi captain Kane Williamson unable to hit Chris Woakes for the boundary he wanted to tie the match.

It meant England gained by 4 runs and seized a 2-1 lead in the 5-match collection.

Williamson produced a masterly innings and completed 112 not out on a pitch that turned, had uneven bounce and made strokeplay very troublesome.

When Williamson, who missed the earlier match with a thigh pressure, and Mitchell Santner have been placing on ninety six for the seventh wicket, New Zealand fancied their possibilities.

However Santner was run out on the non-striker’s finish when Woakes deflected the ball onto the stumps and the tail couldn’t assist Williamson over the road.

 Adil Rashid took two wickets for 34 runs for England

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Adil Rashid took two wickets for 34 runs for England
 Moeen Ali combined with Rashid to take five wickets in seven overs as New Zealand's middle-order collapsed

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Moeen Ali mixed with Rashid to take 5 wickets in seven overs as New Zealand's center-order collapsed

 

Moeen has endured a depressing winter with the ball and it appeared more likely to proceed when his first ball was a juicy full toss – which Williamson gratefully whacked into the stand.

However Moeen was quickly capturing wickets – together with left-handers Mark Chapman and Tom Latham with successive deliveries.

Rashid sparked the collapse by having Colin Munro acrobatically caught by a leaping Ben Stokes at additional cowl and then nailing Henry Nicholls lbw.

It was Rashid's most vital contribution for England since saying he’s to focus on white ball cricket any more.

 Kane Williamson needed a six from the final ball but was outfoxed by Chris Woakes' yorker

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Kane Williamson wanted a six from the ultimate ball however was outfoxed by Chris Woakes' yorker
 Eoin Morgan top-scored for England with 48 before being bowled by Tim Southee

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Eoin Morgan prime-scored for England with forty eight earlier than being bowled by Tim Southee

Moeen completed with three-36 whereas Rashid returned 2-34.

England’s innings was stodgy affair in the tough circumstances. The highest 9 batsmen all reached double figures however none handed fifty – the highest-scorer was Eoin Morgan with forty eight.

Ben Stokes didn’t hit his first boundary till his 53rd supply however England knew the pitch meant New Zealand’s run chase can be troublesome.

And so it proved as soon as the wickets began falling.

It was some kind of revenge for England, who have been humiliated by New Zealand on the similar floor – recognized as the Cake Tin – in the World Cup three years in the past.

MOEEN ALI and his spin buddy Adil Rashid twirled England to victory in the third one-day worldwide.

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