11 September 2023

Daryl Mitchell’s 4th ODI Century in Opening ODI Against England

Daryl Mitchell has bought up his 4th One Day International hundred during the Blackcaps opening ODI Match against England. His unbeaten knock was part of a pivotal partnership with Devon Conway to steer the Blackcaps to victory.

Blackcaps skipper Tom Latham won the toss and elected to bowl first. The English openers got off to a solid start with an 80 run opening stand until the Blackcaps bowlers fought back. Some tight bowling and the fall of wickets restricted England to 291/6 off their 50 overs.

Blackcaps openers Conway and Will Young got off to a good start, their opening partnership ending in the 11th over after Young lost his wicket. Henry Nicholls then came to the crease to support Conway however fell in the 21st over. Enter Daryl Mitchell. Together with Conway, the pair put on an unbeaten 180 run partnership to diminish any hopes of an English win. Mitchell punished the English bowlers, finishing the match on 118* off just 91 balls. He hit 7 fours and 7 sixes in his innings.

The Blackcaps now move to Southampton for the second ODI on Sunday 10th September.