Hello and welcome to live updates of the Black Caps second ODI against England at McClean Park in Napier.
English captain Alastair Cook won the toss and decided to bowl on a pitch that is normally regarded as a batting haven.
England have named an unchanged line-up from the team that lost the opening ODI in Hamilton on Sunday, while the Black Caps have made two injury-enforced changes, while Andrew Ellis has been dropped from the eleven.
Hamish Rutherford replaces the injured Martin Guptill for his ODI debut, while Tim Southee returns from an injury break in place of Ellis.Trent Boult has come in to replace fellow left-armer Mitchell McClenaghan who suffered a tour-ending injury in the first game.
How they line up:
New Zealand: Hamish Rutherford, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum, Grant Elliott, James Franklin, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Mills.
England: Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Steven Finn.
Stay tuned for all the action when the game gets underway at 2pm.
Hamish Rutherford has just hit the first boundary of his ODI career to bring the Black Caps to 11/0 after five overs.
It's has been a slow controlled start from the two young openers and as Simon Doull just said "you get the feeling something is about to give."
The popular consensus is that Napier has produced a terrific track for batting and the Black Caps need to post a high total here to be competitive.
The pressure builds, and the Black Caps crack.
B.J Watling is gone for 7 after some superb bowling from James Anderson.
It was full on off stump and nipping away a touch, but Watling didn't get as far forward as he needed to and ended up getting a thick edge which was safely pouched at first slip by the England skipper.
Stat of the day: NZ and England have played four ODIs at McLean Park, two of which ended in ties.
And Rutherford now has the first lonely walk back to the dressing room of his ODI career.
It's Anderson again, this time he gets Rudders driving at one outside off and it turns into a nothing shot as he is easily caught at short cover by captain Cook.
Rutherford is gone for 11 off 25 balls and England are in control at 21-2.
Right, back to the cricket. The Black Caps' runrate is 1.85 after 11 overs. For those that don't know much about cricket, that is about as bad as it gets on a great batting wicket.
"Are we misreading this pitch," says Smithy in the commentary box. "Perhaps we have it all wrong."
For our sake, I hope so.
So Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson are at the crease now for New Zealand and a lot now hinges on these two.
Taylor punches one off the backfoot for four. That's the Ross we know and love. New Zealand needs a big innings from Ross here.
A lot of talk about 300 being the par score here in Napier. With a run rate of 2.45 after 15 overs that almost seems impossible, but with Taylor and Williamson at the crease there is hope.
Taylor hits the second four of his innings as he quietly moves through to 18 off 31 balls. He is hitting a lot of shots now, however looks a little frustrated that a lot of them are finding fielders.
Drinks break now. Go grab a cold one...
So 18 overs are gone now, Williamson is on 9 and Taylor has moved through to 24 and the partnership is worth 34. Run rate of 2.97. The calm before the storm?
Spinner Graeme Swann has been brought into the attack and Taylor and Williamson begin by trading singles. Craig McMillan is questioning the patience of Taylor here, wondering when he is going to go for it.
The WASP projected total is 254. If the Black Caps were to go at seven an over from here they would make 266.
Williamson strolls across to off stump and slaps Chris Woakes through midwicket. A great bit of innovation which will help put confusion in the bowlers mind. He moves through to 19 and New Zealand to 80/2 after 24.
And just when it looked like the Black Caps were turning things around, disaster strikes.
Williamson once again strolls across to offstump, only to edge Woakes' delivery back onto his stumps. Williamson goes for 33 and Grant Elliott is the new man in the middle.
I like Magpie's optimism. A lot of work to do though. So much now hinges on Taylor's shoulders.
An important period here for New Zealand. They need to establish a partnership between Taylor and Elliott here if they are to get anywhere near a big defendable target. 99/3 after 29.
Good over from the Black Caps with nine coming from it. Stuart Broad has been brought back into the attack now to stem the flow after going for 23 off five overs in his first spell.