McCullum, Guptill stars as New Zealand win over England in the first ODI

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.

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