England's series against New Zealand was going to be highly significant in the sense that it was going to be their first one-day series in the aftermath of the World Cup debacle. They managed to square the Tests 1-1
England put up an unbelievably commanding show in their first ODI since being routed by Bangladesh in the World Cup, en route to a record 210-run triumph. Batting first, England posted a massive 408 for 9 on the board, the first time they had crossed 400,
Australia found its first success against England on this tour with a massive 99-run win in the Second ODI at Old Trafford on Sunday. The comprehensive victory was set up by Skipper Michael Clarke, who scored his first ODI ton against England along with Vice-Captain George Bailey.