England expect to square series

England believe their opening one-day defeat by New Zealand was a blip and expect to make amends in the second match in Hamilton on Tuesday.
"We believe we just had one bad day at the office," said batsman Owais Shah.
"After the way we played in the two Twenty20 matches we believe we still have the momentum."
England are considering whether to recall all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas - who impressed in the Twenty20 wins - as a replacement for Ravi Bopara.
Coach Peter Moores said the decision to drop Mascarenhas and the recall of specialist opener Alastair Cook for Luke Wright in the opening match would be reconsidered.
"Was it the right decision? You'd have to say maybe they weren't," he admitted.
"It was a difficult decision to leave out two guys that had done well and we'll look at it again."
Shah pointed to England's situation after being dispatched by 119 runs in the opening match of their series in Sri Lanka last October, when they fought back to win the series 3-2.
"It's similar to where we were in Sri Lanka when we adapted to the conditions after the first game, when we got a hammering by Sri Lanka," he explained.
"We came back strongly then and went on to win the series and it's still early days in this one. We all believe we can still win games out here and try and win the series."
New Zealand are braced for a backlash, with captain Daniel Vettori saying: "They'll be feeling the same as we did after the Twenty20 games. They'll come back pretty hard at us.
"If we get 2-0 up we've got a good chance to finish the series off. I still think it will be incredibly tight.
Vettori believes the Hamilton wicket will offer more pace than the drop-in pitch at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, which caused England's batsmen real problems.
The hosts may add an extra seamer at the expense of spinner Jeetan Patel, who cleaned up the tail in the first game.
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