A top score of 31 and a third of the team getting run out? A fielding side that dives around after everything like it’s tanked-up on E numbers? It’s under-11s cricket, isn’t it?
There was a disappointingly small number of wides and the match wasn’t decided by the one kid who can actually play cricket, but essentially England and New Zealand played like a bunch of ten-year-olds. New Zealand did it in a good way. England did it in a bad way.
No after-match Monster Munch for you, England. None whatsoever.
New Zealand v England, first one-day international at Wellington
England 130 all out
New Zealand 131-4 (Stuart Broad 3-26)