Guptill ton powers NZ

Guptill ton powers NZ

Martin Guptill's fluent unbeaten 103 led New Zealand to a comfortable five-wicket victory over England in the first one-day international at Lord's on Friday.

Guptill shared a third-wicket partnership of 120 with Ross Taylor which laid the platform for the touring side to chase down their target of 228 with 3.1 overs to spare.

England, who completed a 2-0 win over New Zealand in the Test series on Tuesday, started well after being put into bat, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell sharing a smooth opening partnership of 45.

But Bell, on 18, edged Tim Southee through to wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi, who made his debut for NZ on the day, and the captain fell in identical fashion for 30.  Jonathan Trott and Joe Root repaired the damage with a third-wicket stand of 67 before England lost three wickets in quick succession. Root was bowled for 30 trying to reverse sweep spinner Nathan McCullum.

Trott, on 37, was caught at deep mid-wicket off McCullum and Eoin Morgan top-edged Mitchell McClenaghan to Ronchi to leave the hosts reeling at 126 for five.

ENGLAND: Cook c Ronchi b Southee 30, Bell c Ronchi b Southee 18, Trott c Taylor b N McCullum 37, Root b N McCullum 30, Morgan c Ronchi b McClenaghan 6, Buttler c McClenaghan b Williamson 14, Woakes c Guptill b Mills 36, Bresnan b Southee 25, Swann c N McCullum b McClenaghan 15, Anderson (not out) 5. Extras (LB-4, W-6, NB-1) 11. Total (for 9 wkts, 50 overs) 227.

Fall of wickets: 1-45, 2-50, 3-117, 4-124, 5-126, 6-159, 7-182, 8-216, 9-227.

Bowling: McClenaghan 10-0-49-2, Mills 10-0-36-1, Southee 10-2-37-3, N McCullum 10-0-34-2, Franklin 4-0-29-0, Williamson 6-0-38-1.

NEW ZEALAND: Ronchi c Swann b Anderson 0, Guptill (not out) 103, Williamson c Buttler b Anderson 0, Taylor c Buttler b Anderson 54, Elliott b Swann 27, B McCullum c Morgan b Dernbach 5, Franklin (not out) 16. Extras (B-4, LB-12, W-10) 26. Total (for 5 wkts, 46.5 overs) 231.

Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-1, 3-121, 4-168, 5-185.

Bowling: Anderson 9-0-31-3, Dernbach 10-1-55-1, Woakes 6-0-45-0, Bresnan 9.5-1-36-0, Swann 10-0-33-1, Root 2-0-15-0.

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