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England can capitalise on 1st ODI thrashing of New Zealand

England's Jos Buttler salutes fans on his way to the pavilion after being bowled by New Zealand's Mitchell McClenaghan caught Matt Henry for 129 runs during the One Day International match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, England, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Hosts claimed a record-breaking 210-run win over their visitors at Edgbaston, and now travel to The Oval in the hope of more success

Despite not being favoured by bookmakers for the first ODI with New Zealand at Edgbaston, England smashed their visitors by 210 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

However, they are unfancied again, with most major UK bookies offering a best-market price of 8/11 with the likes of Coral, Ladbrokes and StanJames for the Kiwis to win at The Oval.

Therefore, take brilliant odds of 6/5 with SkyBet, BoyleSports and William Hill for the hosts to triumph once more.

England had a number of heroes in their highest ever ODI innings total of 408, with the likes of Jos Buttler, Joe Root (both hit hundreds), Adil Rashid and captain Eoin Morgan (50s) leading the way with runs.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Buttler smashed the second-fastest ever century for his country in a 50 over match, just missing out out on his own record by five balls, as he reached the landmark after just 66 deliveries, eventually finishing on 129.

The Lancashire star can be backed at a tempting 12/1 price with SkyBet free betto be top match batsman again. Yorkshireman Root, who is in the form of his life, meanwhile, is 7/2 with the same bookmaker to get the highest score for his team.

Root’s county teammate Rashid displayed a great all-rounder show, as he hit 69 from 50 with the bat, as well as showing great mastery with the ball with his leg spin and googly deliveries by taking four wickets. He can be backed at 4/1 with coral to be top England bowler.

Seamer Steven Finn, though, ended up with the best match figures, taking four wickets for 35 runs in his seven overs, and the tall paceman is 5/1 with SkyBet to do so once more.

If England win this second ODI, it will mean that the Kiwis will have to triumph in the remaining three encounters, so take advantage of Coral and SkyBet’s price of 10/11 for them to take the series while you can.

Betting tipJos Buttler is top match batsman @ 12/1 with SkyBet

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