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  1. New Zealand win by 13 runs (D/L method)
  2. England 365-9; Morgan 88
  3. NZ score 398-5 - record Oval total

Live Reporting

By James Gheerbrant and Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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Well, what an extraordinary match. Time for me to have a lie-down. Want to relive the drama? Have a gander at the

match report.

You're not going to want to miss the next match in this pulsating series. And you only have to wait two days for these sides to meet again at the Rose Bowl. Join us at 10:00 BST for that. Until then, goodbye.

Join the debate at #bbccricket

Fenners: D/L not fit for purpose. Needs changing. Why not play last 4 overs? And how does 9 an over become 15 an over?

Ben Fox: Respect to NZ for not celebrating - they were gifted the win in the end. Not undeserved, however.

Rob Meech: How outdated a coach does Peter Moores look now? He got the tactics at the World Cup horribly wrong.

Man of the match

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor is named man of the match.

He says: "It was probably a par of 360/370, it was a very good surface. It was a good game and hopefully it's another good game at the Rose Bowl. I think I was probably trying a bit too hard at the Oval to find some form, so I've just tried to express myself and hit a few out of the middle."

Captain's reaction

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum: "It was terrifying at times. This England team are playing a completely different brand of cricket to what they've played in recent times.

"Also credit to our boys, we held our nerve there under pressure at the end. Both teams put up a hell of a fight.

"There are no guarantees in this day and age. Neither team probably deserved to lose but it was a great day for us. Ross Taylor was outstanding. We were probably looking at about 250 until he stepped it up."

Captain's reaction

England captain Eoin Morgan on Sky Sports: "It was epic. These are the game of cricket that we want to play in, The style of cricket we emulated today was fantastic and I'm really proud of the way we went about the chase.

"I'm a bit disappointed with our fielding and the way we executed our bowling but credit to New Zealand. When you're chasing a total like that, the scoreboard is irrelevant - it's the manner in which you play that is important. It's not a bad day for us and it's a continuation of the way we want to play our cricket.

"I'm close to my best, I struck it quite well today. Personally I think the Duckworth-Lewis method will change."

England players leave the field after loss
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Alison Mitchell

BBC Test Match Special

"What a match - brilliant run scoring, strange way for it to finish and shame the rain came. But 365/9 plays 398/5? Wow."


Roger Williams: As well as attacking cricket we need attacking umpires who say let's get out there and play. Duckworth-Lewis should be dumped - match abandoned, match drawn, anything is better than this.

Match review

It was another extraordinary match in what has so far been an utterly memorable tour. New Zealand looked to have put the game well beyond England's reach with a brilliant batting display, one in which Ross Taylor - who made a belligerent century - and Kane Williamson starred as they posted 398-5.

What followed was a magnificent effort by England that really underlined their dramatic transformation into a powerful, aggressive one-day side. Jason Roy and Alex Hales got them off to a fast start and then Eoin Morgan took over with a magnificent innings, hitting a sparkling 88 off just 47 balls.

When he was out shortly after Jos Buttler, it seemed the game was up for England. But some thrilling lower-order tap from Adil Rashid and Liam Plunkett took England within sight of the finish line - before rain intervened...

Champagne moment

New Zealand beat England by 13 runs (D/L)

So New Zealand have completed a victory by 13 runs. They were under siege at the end, but ultimately that superb bating effort was - just - enough to see them home.

New Zealand celebrate
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Eng 365-9

A thrilling game ends with a play and a miss from Finn, and New Zealand have squared the series.

Eng 365-9

Finn thrashes for two through midwicket. It's as good as gone...

Eng 363-9

Finn flogs a waist-high full-toss to the boundary. But it's all in vain.

Eng 359-9

It's all petering out a bit as Jordan flogs to long-off and they can only run a single.

Eng 358-9

Jordan smashes it into the off side for two. 21 needed off four balls. Not looking good for England...

Eng 356-9

Finn swings and misses and they run a quick bye. Jordan on strike with 23 needed from five balls.


Rashid c Boult b N McCullum 34 (Eng 355-9)

Well, that is extraordinary. Rashid hammers McCullum down the ground, it looks like a six, but Tim Southee reels it in and lobs it back infield as his momentum takes him over the rope, for Trent Boult to complete the catch. Stunning teamwork.

England now need 24 off six balls.

Adil Rashid slips

Umpire review

I think New Zealand have pulled off the most amazing piece of fielding here. Is Rashid out?

Eng 355-8

Rashid hammers it through the covers for four.


Plunkett c B McCullum b N McCullum 44 (Eng 351-8)

That could be curtains. The dangerous Plunkett spoons a catch to Brendon McCullum at mid-off.

Eng 351-7

Plunkett down the pitch, but once again McCullum fields off his own bowling.

Eng 351-7

Plunkett smashes McCullum for a huge six over midwicket! England are back in it!

Liam Plunkett hits a shot
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Eng 345-7

No Southee, no Boult, so it's Nathan McCullum to bowl. Plunkett is down the pitch, but it's straight to McCullum. Dot ball.

Eng 345-7

Here we go. Rashid plays and misses at Southee's last delivery. No run.

So, 13 balls left, and we're going to go ball by ball. First up, Rashid on strike to Southee...

The revised bowling conditions mean that Tim Southee can only bowl one more delivery. Mitchell McClenaghan can't bowl any more. So I guess that's why New Zealand are turning to Grant Elliott. And as I type, he's getting some good-luck handshakes from his team-mates, like a plucky Tommy about to be sent over the top.

By the way, this is the third most runs ever scored in any one-day international, and it's beaten the previous record for an ODI in England by 92. And we're not done yet!

Interestingly, Grant Elliott is doing a few warm-up deliveries on the outfield. He could be the man to deliver one of those overs.

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David: This is ridiculous makes cricket look stupid just play the rest of the game floodlights who cares about the nonsense regulations.

Jane Wilson: Messrs Duckworth & Lewis should be ashamed of themselves.

Paul Lewis: Why do they need to reduce the number of overs when they have floodlights?

Err, so we've got to wait another 10 minutes before we restart. Why, I know not. But if you want to make a cup of tea, now is the time. Whack on some toast too if you like. Heck, you've still got time for a boiled egg.

Well, you have to say Messrs Duckworth and Lewis have rather helped New Zealand there. England needed nine an over before we came off - now they need 13 an over. There were loud boos from the crowd when those revised playing conditions were announced.

Play to restart at 21.10 BST

Right, we've got a revised 46-over game, restarting at 21.10 BST. England's revised target is 379. So, England need 34 runs off 13 balls. On telly, Ian Botham looks absolutely apoplectic.

It has stopped raining again and it looks like the covers are off. I'm wary of making any promises though. 'Delilah' ringing out around the Oval...

Hold tight, we think it might be raining again. This is tortuous.

Groundsmen pull on covers
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