England vs New Zealand LIVE: Cricket score and updates as Ben Stokes rested for final ODI

Ben Stokes set an England record in the third ODI against New Zealand

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England are looking to seal the series and put on another impressive performance against New Zealand, before all eyes turn to India and the pinnacle of the sport – the Cricket World Cup.

Having been finalists in the previous edition four years ago, England will take on New Zealand again in Ahmedabad on October 5, but before that there is one more ODI left to play in this four-match series, at the Home of Cricket.

Ben Stokes was the star at the Oval on Wednesday, hitting a record-breaking 182 as England stormed to a dominant victory, but there were some other problems Jos Buttler’s side will want to address this time out. England slid to 13-2, and after an incredible partnership of 199 from Stokes and Dawid Malan, the wickets fell once the record-breaking Test captain was out, and the hosts were bowled out with 11 balls remaining.

There were also question marks over Jason Roy’s fitness. He did not play at the Oval due to a back spasm and once again misses out at Lord’s, which will be the final opportunity for the fringe players to push for a place in the World Cup squad, which has to be finalised by September 28. New Zealand will want to bounce back from their heavy defeat on Wednesday, but there was a boost as Kyle Jamieson is building up his recovery from injury.

Follow all the latest live coverage of today’s match in the live blog below:


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Chris Woakes says Ben Stokes’ record-breaking 182 gave England a timely reminder of what they can achieve with his “superhuman” skills.

Stokes was in rampant form against New Zealand on Wednesday, making the country’s highest ever ODI score in just his third innings since reversing his year-long retirement from the format.

With England’s World Cup defence less than three weeks away it was a perfect way for the man who carried them to victory in the 2019 final to prove his sense of occasion once again.

Chris Woakes says ‘superhuman’ Ben Stokes gives England confidence

Stokes hit 15 fours and nine sixes in his 182 as England beat New Zealand by 181 runs at the Oval.

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New Zealand XI:

1. Will Young

2. Devon Conway

3. Henry Nicholls

4. Daryl Mitchell

5. Tom Latham

6. Glenn Phillips

7. Rachin Ravindra

8. Kyle Jamieson

9. Matt Henry

10. Tim Southee

11. Ben Lister

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England XI:

1. Jonny Bairstow

2. Dawid Malan

3. Joe Root

4. Harry Brook

5. Jos Buttler

6. Liam Livingstone

7. Moeen Ali

8. Sam Curran

9. David Willey

10. Brydon Carse

11. Reece Topley

England v New Zealand toss:

England have won the toss and will bat first at Lord’s, but there is no place for Jason Roy, who missed the match at the Oval with a back spasm.

Harry Brook gets a chance to impress, coming in for Ben Stokes, who is rested for the final ODI of the series, while Brydon Carse and David Willey were brought in for Chris Woakes and Gus Atkinson.

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Hello and welcome to the final ODI of the series at Lord’s, it’s a bright sunny and warm day, perfect for cricket.

Although there is a series against Ireland to come, it will be the last match for the World Cup squad before they depart for India, and their first game in the competition is on 5 October.

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Here’s the report from England’s victory at the Oval:

It should come as no surprise that Ben Stokes is capable of something special. But that does not detract from his record-breaking batting masterclass in the third ODI against New Zealand at the Oval as England won by 181 runs.

When England call, he answers. There are few better times to find exceptional form than on the eve of a World Cup, never mind that he has come out of ODI retirement just for the tournament.

It was only his third 50-over match since reversing his decision to retire from the format, and he was in exceptional form on his way to setting a new England record with 182 against New Zealand from 124 balls, as the hosts put on 368.

Stokes a record breaker again as England secure a massive win over New Zealand

Ben Stokes struck a record-breaking 182 as England stormed to a 181-run victory

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