The Black Caps experienced a significant loss in one-day cricket, falling to England by 181 runs in the third ODI at The Oval. New Zealand was dismis
The Black Caps experienced a significant loss in one-day cricket, falling to England by 181 runs in the third ODI at The Oval. New Zealand was dismissed for 187 runs in 39 overs while chasing a challenging target of 369. This defeat ranks as one of New Zealand’s largest losing margins in terms of runs. England now leads the four-match series 2-1, following another heavy defeat where they lost by 79 runs in Southampton.
In the match, England batted first and scored 368 runs, with Ben Stokes delivering a remarkable performance, making 182 runs. This innings marked the highest score for England in ODIs and featured 15 fours and nine sixes. Dawid Malan also contributed with 96 runs. New Zealand used seven bowlers, with Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, and Ben Lister each conceding 69 or more runs. Trent Boult stood out for New Zealand, taking five wickets for 51 runs.
New Zealand’s batting struggled, with the innings stumbling to 37 for four early on. Despite efforts from Daryl Mitchell (scoring 17) and Glenn Phillips (making 72), New Zealand couldn’t recover fully. England’s bowlers, Chris Woakes and Liam Livingston, each secured three wickets. England’s dominant performance puts them in the lead, and the Black Caps will look to level the series in the fourth and final game at Lord’s.