Skipper Brendon McCullum lead New Zealand to a spectacular three wicket victory over England with brave support from an injured Martin Guptill in the ODI in Hamilton on Sunday.
The match looked beyond New Zealand's grip when they were restrict to 218 for 7 as they chased down England's 258 all out. With two players injured, New Zealand required 41 runs from 25 deliveries with successfully one wicket in hand.
Martin Guptill had earlier retired hurt with a hamstring strain when he made three runs to his name, hobbled out of the burrow to provide a significant boost. Guptill ended on 27 runs 24 of his runs came from the 10 deliveries he faced on his return to the crease.
McCullum, who pulled New Zealand into conflict after they slipped well behind the necessary run rate in the early stages of their innings, he was scored unbeaten on 69 runs from 61 balls. The win was New Zealand's fifth successive ODI win over England and put them 1-0 lead in the three match series.
England, sent into bat first, formed a carefully crafted start to their innings and were floating for a final onslaught when they reached 220 for 4 in the 44th over.
After the early dismissal of Cook, Bell and Trott added 84 runs for the second wicket in their first innings of the tour before Bell dismissed for 64 runs . Trott improved from a slow start to scored 68 runs before he was bowled by Kyle Mills after put on 89 runs with Root for the 3rd wicket. Root made 56 runs.
Left -arm fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan, who take 4 for 56. Franklin was the second finest of the New Zealand bowlers with 3 for 38 while Kyle Mills got 2 for 32. Woakes was the mainly flourishing of the England bowlers claimed 2 for 52 and joint with Ian Bell to run out Williamson. The second match in the series will starts in Napier on Wednesday.