Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell shattered Kohli-Dravid's 12-year-old record, became number one in this case
ENG vs NZ 1st ODI: New Zealand tasted defeat to England by 8 wickets in the first ODI. For the Kiwi team, Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell played century innings while batting brilliantly. Conway-Mitchell has also shattered the 12-year-old record of Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid. At the same time, he has left Dhoni-Raina behind in a special case.
New Zealand defeated England by 8 wickets in the first ODI. Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell were the heroes of this victory of the Kiwi team. Both the batsmen performed brilliantly and played a century innings and scored an unbroken 180-run partnership for the third wicket. The pair of Conway-Mitchell has also destroyed the 11-year-old record of Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid with this partnership.
England bowlers looked completely helpless in front of Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell. The Kiwi pair, playing very easily, took New Zealand to the target of 292 runs. Conway and Mitchell now hold the record for the biggest partnership against the English team on the ground of Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, England.
This pair of New Zealand has destroyed the 12-year-old record of Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid. Kohli-Dravid played a 170-run partnership in Cardiff in 2011. At the same time, Dhoni-Raina had a partnership of 144 runs in the year 2014 on this ground.
Earlier, Ben Stokes and captain Jos Buttler, who returned from retirement, played strong innings for England. Stokes faced 69 balls and scored 52 runs with the help of 3 fours and a six. Whereas, Butler scored 72 runs in 68 balls. Apart from these two, David Malan scored 54 runs and Liam Livingstone batted in a stormy style and played an explosive inning of 52 runs in 40 balls.
By winning the first ODI, New Zealand has taken a 1-0 lead in the series. Earlier, the four-match T-20 International series had ended in a draw. England had performed well in the first two matches of the series, while in the last two matches, the Kiwis had made a strong comeback and won. The second ODI match of the series will be played on 10 September.