Cricket World Cup 2019: Six memorable ODI moments between England and New Zealand

The 2019 Cricket World Cup will be won by a nation that has never won before - hosts England or overachievers New Zealand.

Over the years, the two sides have met 90 times in one-day internationals, England winning 41, with the Blackcaps taking out 43, two ties and four no results.

On Sunday, the two countries will compete for the biggest prize in the sport and create a massive sporting moment for their respective countries.

Until then, let's take a look at some of the best moments in ODI's between New Zealand and England.

6. England v New Zealand, May 31 2013 in London

After restricting England to 227/9 at Lord's on a pretty average wicket, the Blackcaps found themselves 2/1 in reply, with Luke Ronchi and Kane Williamson both scoring ducks.

But Martin Guptill salvaged the game, scoring 103 not out to set up a five-wicket win.

Oh how the Kiwis would love to see an innings like that from Guppy tonight.

5. New Zealand v England, February 20, 2015, in Wellington

In the last Cricket World Cup, the sides met in Wellington during a pool game.

After England won the toss and chose to bat, Tim Southee who lit up the 'Cake Tin', taking 7/33 off nine overs.

He bowled openers Ian Bell and Moeen Ali in his first spell, before putting together a clinic of swing bowling in his second spell to remove the final five wickets for just 19 runs, rolling England for 123 to set up an eight-wicket win.

4. England v New Zealand, June 17, 2015, at Nottingham

In game four of the ODI series in England, the Blackcaps set 349 runs, after 90 runs from Kane Williamson and a quick 55 not out from Grant Elliott.

In reply, England got off to a fast start, thanks to Alex Hales scoring 67 off 38. Joe Root (106no) and Eoin Morgan (113) took the game away from the Kiwis, as they chased down the target in 44 overs.

3. New Zealand v England, February 20, 2008, in Napier

The two countries played out one of the great ODI matches in recent memory.

Batting first, England scored 340, thanks to half-centuries from four of their top five.

In reply, the Kiwis were chasing history, trying to become the third team to chase more than 340 for victory.

With 10 overs left, the Blackcaps looked to be cruising, but an England fightback meant the Kiwis needed seven off the final over to win the game. Man of the Match Jamie How (139) was run out off the second to last ball of the game, meaning Daniel Vettori needed two off the final ball to win.

He could only manage a single, as they went on to tie the game.

2. New Zealand v England, March 7, 2018, in Dunedin

The Blackcaps won the toss and sent England in to bat - a decision that looked like a horrible call, when England were 267/2 after 38 overs and cruising, with Jonny Bairstow (138) and Joe Root (102) taking the bowling attack apart in the first half of the game.

Step up Ish Sodhi and Trent Boult, who claimed the final seven wickets for just 46 runs to restrict the English to 335/9 off their 50 overs.

The Blackcaps were staring down the barrel of an absolute hiding and a series loss, then came Ross Taylor, who played the best ODI innings ever by a Kiwi, scoring 181 not out in an innings that saw 17 fours and six sixes to win the game by five wickets with just three balls to spare.

Tom Latham scored 71 and Colin de Grandhomme chipped in with a quick 23 off 12.

1.  England v New Zealand, June 25, 2008, in London

Perhaps the most memorable meeting between the two countries wasn't high scoring, but there was certainly high drama.

Chasing 246 to win, the Blackcaps needed 26 runs off just over six overs. Step up Ryan Sidebottom, who was bowling to Grant Elliott - the two collided, before Ian Bell threw the ball to the bowler's end, where Kevin Pietersen took the bails off to take Elliott's wicket.

Captain Paul Collingwood failed to withdraw the appeal, sending Elliott on his way to boos from the crowd.

The Blackcaps needed two runs to win off the last ball - Mark Gillespie hit one into the offside, which looked like a single, but in the ultimate act of karma the ball went past three fielders and the batsmen scampered through for a second run to win the game.

This hostile finish to a drama-filled finish included unbelievable scenes showing Dan Vettori and Brendon McCullum going nuts on the balcony.

If these matches are to go by anything then one thing's for sure - Sunday's final will produce its fair share of memories.


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