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English cricket team in New Zealand in 2017–18
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New Zealand
Flag of England
England
Dates 25 February – 3 April 2018
Captains Kane Williamson Joe Root (Tests)
Eoin Morgan (ODIs)
Test series
Result New Zealand won the 2-match series 1–0
Most runs Henry Nicholls (158) Jonny Bairstow (163)
Most wickets Trent Boult (15) Stuart Broad (11)
Player of the series Trent Boult (NZ)
One Day International series
Result England won the 5-match series 3–2
Most runs Ross Taylor (304) Jonny Bairstow (302)
Most wickets Ish Sodhi (10) Chris Woakes (10)
Player of the series Chris Woakes (Eng)

The England cricket team toured New Zealand between February and April 2018 to play two Tests and five One Day International (ODI) matches. Fixtures in round 7 of New Zealand's 2016–17 Plunket Shield season were played as day/night matches, in preparation for a day/night Test match, which took place at Eden Park. In August 2017, New Zealand Cricket confirmed that the Test at Eden Park would be played as a day/night game. In September 2017, the second ODI fixture was moved from McLean Park, Napier to the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, after issues in re-turfing the ground.

England won the ODI series 3–2. New Zealand won the Test series 1–0, after the second match ended in a draw. It was New Zealand's first series win against England since August 1999 and their first at home since March 1984.

Squads

Tests ODIs
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Prior to the ODI series Liam Plunkett was ruled out of England's ODI squad with Craig Overton named as his replacement. After the first ODI, Mark Chapman was added to New Zealand's squad as cover for Kane Williamson, who was suffering with a hamstring injury.

James Anderson was named as the vice-captain of England's Test squad. Mitchell Santner, who played in New Zealand's ODI matches, was not selected for the Test series after suffering a knee injury. He was ruled out of action for six to nine months, with Todd Astle selected in the squad in his absence. Before the Test series, Mason Crane was ruled out of England's squad due to stress fracture in his lower back and he was replaced by Jack Leach. Before the first Test, Martin Guptill was added to New Zealand's squad as a batting cover, while Ross Taylor recovered from injury. Todd Astle was ruled out of the second Test and was replaced by Ish Sodhi in New Zealand's squad.

ODI series

1st ODI

25 February 2018
14:00
Scorecard
Flag of England England
284/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
287/7 (49.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 3 wickets
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Umpires: Shaun Haig (NZ) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Man of the Match: Ross Taylor (NZ)
Jos Buttler 79 (65)
Mitchell Santner 2/54 (10 overs)
Ross Taylor 113 (116)
Ben Stokes 2/43 (8 overs)


2nd ODI

28 February 2018
14:00
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Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
223 (49.2 overs)
v Flag of England England
225/4 (37.5 overs)
England won by 6 wickets
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Umpires: Wayne Knights (NZ) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Man of the Match: Ben Stokes (Eng)
Mitchell Santner 63* (52)
Moeen Ali 2/33 (10 overs)
Ben Stokes 63* (74)
Trent Boult 2/46 (8 overs)


3rd ODI

3 March 2018
14:00
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Flag of England England
234 (50 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
230/8 (50 overs)
England won by 4 runs
Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
Umpires: Wayne Knights (NZ) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Man of the Match: Moeen Ali (Eng)
Eoin Morgan 48 (71)
Ish Sodhi 3/53 (10 overs)
Kane Williamson 112* (143)
Moeen Ali 3/36 (10 overs)


4th ODI

7 March 2018
11:00
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Flag of England England
335/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
339/5 (49.3 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
University Oval, Dunedin
Umpires: Shaun Haig (NZ) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Man of the Match: Ross Taylor (NZ)
Jonny Bairstow 138 (106)
Ish Sodhi 4/58 (10 overs)
Ross Taylor 181* (147)
Tom Curran 2/57 (8.3 overs)


5th ODI

10 March 2018
11:00
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
223 (49.5 overs)
v Flag of England England
229/3 (32.4 overs)
England won by 7 wickets
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: Wayne Knights (NZ) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Man of the Match: Jonny Bairstow (Eng)
Mitchell Santner 67 (71)
Chris Woakes 3/32 (10 overs)
Jonny Bairstow 104 (60)
Mitchell Santner 1/44 (10 overs)


Tour matches

Two-day match: New Zealand XI vs England

14–15 March 2018
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
376 (90 overs)
v Flag of England England
319 (90 overs)
Match drawn
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Umpires: Shaun Haig (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
Tom Blundell 131 (194)
James Anderson 4/56 (16 overs)
Liam Livingstone 88 (113)
Scott Kuggeleijn 4/50 (15 overs)
  • New Zealand XI won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 13 players per side (11 batting, 11 fielding).
  • Each side batted for a whole day, with some players batting twice.

Two-day match: New Zealand XI vs England

16–17 March 2018
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
287/13 (90 overs)
v Flag of England England
353/9 (90 overs)
Match drawn
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Umpires: Shaun Haig (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
Martin Guptill 73 (137)
Moeen Ali 3/67 (21 overs)
Joe Root 115 (150)
Scott Kuggeleijn 3/67 (14 overs)
  • New Zealand XI won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 13 players per side (11 batting, 11 fielding).
  • Each side batted for a whole day, with some players batting twice.

Test series

1st Test

22–26 March 2018
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Flag of England England
58 (20.4 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
427/8d (141 overs)
New Zealand won by an innings and 49 runs
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (Aus) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Trent Boult (NZ)
Craig Overton 33* (25)
Trent Boult 6/32 (10.4 overs)
Henry Nicholls 145* (268)
Stuart Broad 3/78 (34 overs)
320 (126.1 overs)
Ben Stokes 66 (188)
Todd Astle 3/39 (16.1 overs)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • Only 23.1 and 2.5 overs were bowled on day 2 and day 3 respectively due to rain.
  • This was the first day-night Test played in New Zealand.
  • Moeen Ali (Eng) played his 50th Test.
  • Trent Boult and Tim Southee were the only two bowlers required to dismiss England in their first innings, the first instance of this happened for New Zealand. Boult also recorded his best bowling figures in Test matches.
  • England's first innings score was their lowest against New Zealand and their sixth lowest overall.
  • Stuart Broad (Eng) took his 400th wicket in Tests and became the youngest fast bowler to take 400 Test wickets.
  • Kane Williamson scored his 18th Test century, setting a new record for most centuries by a New Zealand batsman in Tests.

2nd Test

30 March–3 April 2018
Scorecard
Flag of England England
307 (96.5 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
278 (93.3 overs)
Match drawn
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Tim Southee (NZ)
Jonny Bairstow 101 (170)
Tim Southee 6/62 (26 overs)
BJ Watling 85 (220)
Stuart Broad 6/54 (22.3 overs)
352/9d (106.4 overs) 256/8 (124.4 overs)
James Vince 76 (128)
Colin de Grandhomme 4/94 (26 overs)
Tom Latham 83 (207)
Mark Wood 2/45 (22 overs)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • Jack Leach (Eng) made his Test debut.
  • For only the third time in Tests, the opening bowlers for each team (Trent Boult and Tim Southee for New Zealand, and James Anderson and Stuart Broad for England) took the first 20 wickets in the match.
  • James Anderson (Eng) bowled his 30,020th delivery during New Zealand's second innings, the most by a fast bowler in Tests.

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