Williamson to miss second ODI against England?

  • Williamson to miss second ODI against England?

Williamson to miss second ODI against England?

Ross Taylor scored his 18th one-day worldwide century and combined in a 178-run partnership with Tom Latham to lead New Zealand to a three-wicket win over England in the first game of their five-match series at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday. His absence would leave the home side's batting looking rather reliant on Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor, who scored a brilliant hundred in Hamilton, and if England can once again make early inroads as David Willey and Chris Woakes did in the opening match, New Zealand could struggle.

"If he [Williamson] proves his fitness, he'll definitely play - otherwise Chapman will play", Mike Hesson, the New Zealand coach, said at Bay Oval on Tuesday ahead of the second ODI.

"Rashid's last over was very poor", said Swann. Then to continue with him, also.Credit to Santner. "He got in really good positions yesterday which shows that he's put the work".

"We always want to Kane to play... he's a quality leader", said Hesson. It was a great game of cricket to be part of."Former England batsman James Taylor on BBC Test Match Special: "There were a lot of mistakes in the field from England".

Chapman, who has played two ODIs for Hong Kong previously, made his debut for New Zealand recently in the trans-Tasman Tri-Series and his inclusion came following an injury to George Worker in the recently concluded Ford Trophy final. The more experience he gets in the role the better he'll get. We were able to take it deep and were lucky to get the win."England captain Eoin Morgan: "There was not much between the sides".

The chance of victory was restored by the Taylor-Latham alliance of 178 and capped off by Santner, but in a game of so many subplots New Zealand's performance with the ball should not be forgotten.

"They (England) are aggressive from ball one with the bat".

"We kept chipping away, we didn't really go bang, bang but we just chipped away when they started to get away from us. Credit to this guy [Mitchell Santner] - Tommy and I did well but the way he was able to get us across the line was very important".