The 4-match ODI series between New Zealand and England kicked off with a bang, as Tom Latham‘s led side secured a resounding 8-wicket victory over the hosts. However, England swiftly retaliated in the second match, triumphing by a convincing margin of 79 runs.

The third One-Day witnessed a stellar performance from Ben Stokes, who blazed his way to 182 runs from just 124 deliveries, effectively dismantling the New Zealand bowling attack alongside Dawid Malan, who missed his century and got dismissed on 96. This dominant display resulted in England clinching the game by a staggering 181 runs and establishing a undefeatable lead of 2-1 in the series.

As both teams prepare for the fourth and final encounter, England find themselves in a formidable position, hitting their peak just ahead of the ODI World Cup. They aim to fine-tune their combination further and secure the series. Conversely, New Zealand seek to end the tour on a high note, hoping to level the four-match series by emerging victorious in this crucial encounter.

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ODI Stats and Records at Lord’s Cricket Ground:

  • Total matches: 84
  • Matches won batting first: 40
  • Matches won bowling first: 39
  • Average first innings score: 230
  • Average second innings score: 201
  • Highest total recorded: 334/4 (60 Overs) by England vs India
  • Lowest total recorded: 85/10 (39 Overs) by South Africa-Women vs England-Women
  • Highest score chased: 326/8 (49.3 Overs) by India vs England
  • Lowest score defended: 169/10 (45.4 Overs) by India-Women vs England-Women

Lord’s Cricket Ground Pitch report:

The pitch of Lord’s Cricket Ground reveals an outstanding batting surface that promises a good experience for batters. The lightning-quick outfield also adds to their delight. On the flip side, the pacers won’t be left out, as they can expect some early swing and good bounce with the new ball. Lord’s truly offers a balanced platform for both batsmen and bowlers, ensuring an exciting contest that keeps spectators on the edge of their seats. The blend of a batsman-friendly track and favourable conditions for pacers sets the stage for a thrilling match at this iconic venue. The average first innings score in ODIs on this venue is 230.

London Weather Forecast:

London weather forecast (Image source: Twitter)

The weather forecast for London indicates a pleasant day on Friday with temperatures hovering around 25 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be relatively comfortable at 57%, and a gentle 13 km/h breeze will blow through, making for a comfortable and mild weather experience.

ENG vs NZ Probable Playing XIs for 4th ODI:

England: Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (C & WK), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Gus Atkinson, Reece Topley

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (C & WK), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

 

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