England v New Zealand: Joe Root downplays record score

Joe Root acknowledges his century
Joe Root hit his fifth ODI century at Edgbaston
England v New Zealand: Second ODI
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England batsman Joe Root admits the side are unlikely to replicate their extraordinary performance in the first ODI against New Zealand, but says they must aim to be more consistent.

England beat New Zealand by 210 runs at Edgbaston, scoring a record 408-9.

The sides meet in the second ODI of the series at the Oval on Friday.

"Obviously it's not very likely [that we'll score 400 in each game]. The other day it was a very, very good wicket," Root said.

"The key thing is giving ourselves the best chance of making a big score."

He added: "That's something that we've got to try to do more consistently. We need to make sure that we go out there with the same frame of mind.

"We're committed to being very aggressive and we'll take that approach into every match and then see where we're at."

England are likely to keep faith with the same team at the Oval, but Root says they must be on their guard for a backlash from New Zealand, who are ranked third in ODI cricket - three places above England.

"We're not naive enough to think they won't come back hard at us, because they're a great side," Root said.

"They've proved that now for the last couple of years in one-day cricket, and we're going to have to play extremely well to get another win under our belts."

Meanwhile, New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson says England's performance didn't come as a surprise to the Black Caps.

"I'm familiar with most of the players, having played county cricket over here, and I knew to expect they'd play aggressively," he said. "There's a lot of strokemakers.

"England played outstandingly. To come out and get 400 on any surface is a great effort."

New Zealand are expected to recall fast bowler Tim Southee, who was rested at Edgbaston.

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