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England set up Chester-le-Street finale in ODI series with Kiwis

| 20.06.2015
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In this see-saw ODI series, the scores are now level ahead of the fifth and final match at Durham’s Chester-le-Street ground between England (evens to win with Coral) and New Zealand (4/5 slight odds-on favourites).

Records have been broken in this scintillating series to date, including last time out at Tent Bridge, when the hosts smashed their previous highest 50-over run chase, as they bettered the Black Caps’ respectable total of 349.

England’s seven-wicket win, with six overs to spare, will certainly put them in full confidence going into the ODI decider, and century smashers Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan will be looking to continue their fine form.

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The duo, who shared at 198 partnership at one stage, are respective 10/3 and 7/2 shouts to be best batsmen for the hosts again.

At the top of the order, meanwhile, Alex Hales got England fired up with a terrific 67 from 38 deliverers against the new ball, and the Nottinghamshire opener is the subject of a Coral wincast. Enhanced odds of 8/1 say that Hales will be top England batsman and his team triumph (max stake of £20).

In the bowling department, Steven Finn will want to celebrate his recall to the Test side, after being picked for a pre-Ashes training squad, by getting amongst the wickets here. He tops the England market at 3/1 to be best with the ball.

The likes of Mark Wood and Ben Stokes, who also made the 14-man selection, are respective 10/3 and 7/2 chances, meanwhile.

For the visitors, Kane Williamson followed up his century in the 3rd ODI by hitting a terrific 90 at Trent Bridge, and he is an 11/4 shout to be best New Zealand batsman once more and 4/1 to get the most runs of the match.

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Tim Southee will be the Kiwis’ main threat with the ball, despite only managing one wicket in the last match, and he is 5/2 to be top bowler for his team.

Betting tipJoe Root top match batsman @ 7/2

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Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.