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  1. NZ win by three wickets to lead series 2-1
  2. NZ 306-7 (49 overs), win with over to spare
  3. Williamson (118) & Taylor (110) in 206 stand
  4. England 302 all out in 45.2 overs
  5. Morgan 71, Stokes 68, Root 54

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By Phil Dawkes and Mark Mitchener

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That is all from us for today. Thanks for being with us throughout another superb ODI. Be sure to join us again on Wednesday at around 13:30 BST when these two sides will do it all again at Trent Bridge.

Eoin Morgan and Brendon McCullum
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Reasons for optimism

So, England's brave new era suffers a first proper setback. There were mistakes (not least some of the catching and the failure to bat out the overs) but there was also further reasons to be hopeful about the future. Like Paula Abdul and that cartoon cat, it was always likely to be a case of two steps forward and one step back. But I think we've seen enough in three games to know England are on the right track at least.

We know the class of Root, Morgan and Stokes already, but now we have some promise in the shape of Billings, Willey et al. Remember, this is a country who bombed out of the World Cup in the most embarrassing of fashions but are now giving the finalists of that competition a ruddy good game.

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oldcats7: It's amazing anyone wants to play for England with such fickle fans. Outplayed on the day by the Kiwis no shame in that!

Robbie Andrews: If only we'd batted out the allocated overs it could have been different, cracking performance though.

Kelly: The England team left it a little late to start playing. Good fight though.

Clash of heads at Arundel

There's some hopefully encouraging news from Surrey, whose T20 Blast game with Sussex at Arundel today

was abandoned.

Surrey fielders Rory Burns and Moises Henriques were both taken to hospital by ambulance, following lengthy treatment on the field, after the pair collided during the 19th over.

Surrey have tweeted that Henriques has had an X-ray on his jaw and is awaiting results. Burns is waiting to see a specialist and is chatting to staff.

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

"It's that middle order for New Zealand, with Williamson and Taylor - they don't take as many risks as the rest of the batting order do. While Morgan got to 70 and Root got to 50, they weren't able to carry on. I think New Zealand bowled better than they had in the previous matches, and they were rewarded with those late wickets, when England didn't help themselves."

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Danny Cohen, director of BBC Television: Come back soon New Zealand. You've been brilliant.

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special

"New Zealand quietly outplayed England for large parts of the afternoon, and were very impressive with the bat."

It was a thoroughly professional and impressive chase from New Zealand. England hung in, took wickets and took the game to the last over but the damage was already done by Taylor and Williamson who were superb in scoring a century each. The tourists take a 2-1 series lead and leave England to reflect on a decent showing but one that will have taught them an important lesson in batting out every one of your 50 overs.

NZ win by three wickets

Southee clubs over extra cover off the back foot to send the ball to the boundary and win the game with an over to spare.

Tim Southee hits the winning runs

NZ 302-7

Wheeler adds another to level the scores with a push into the off side.

NZ 301-7

Tim Southee heads out to the crease and cuts his second ball to third man to leave his side needing two to win.

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Alice Stainer: The only thing I'm disappointed with in England's performance is the catching (or lack thereof). Otherwise, good effort.

Dai Williams: England have progressed from Excellent, to Very Good to acceptable in three ODIs. Need to address this!


Ronchi c Roy b Stokes 13 (NZ 300-7)

Ronchi looks to end it first ball of the over but skies his drive for Roy to catch at point. It won't change the result but it delays the inevitable.

NZ 300-6

New Zealand claim another three runs from Root's remaining four balls. Just three to win now. Stokes to bowl...

NZ 297-6

With four bowlers having bowled out, England have to turn to Joe Root. It is a gamble to allow Stokes a go from the other end. The gamble doesn't pay off as Ronchi smashes one over deep square-leg for six. Emphatic. Six more to win.

NZ 291-6 (12 to win from 19 balls)

The Ageas Bowl roar Wood to the crease during his final over. It is one last attempt to inspire something very special from the home team. The Durham man produces a tight last six balls but fails to make another breakthrough to crank up the pressure a tad more. Tension isn't the right word, but England are battling hard in the hope of creating some in the final few overs.

NZ 290-6 (13 to win off 24 balls)

Debutant Ben Wheeler is in to try and guide his side to victory. The crowd are fired up and think he may have planted his first ball into the hands of short cover, but it was a bump ball. Thus ends an encouraging 10 ODI overs from David Willey, who ends with 10-1-69-3.

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Jon Evans: Without the collapse, which happens, we are pretty neck and neck with NZ. Positive really.

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James Gallagher: England have scored over a thousand runs in three ODIs (more than NZ), yet still look like they will be 2-1 behind in the series.

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Taylor was waiting for a minute until he got the thumbs up from the square-leg umpire, he wanted to make sure the ball didn't come off the keeper's gloves. He gauged the pace and the tempo of the innings perfectly."


Taylor b Willey 110 (NZ 290-6)

England continue to chip away as Willey claims the scalp of Taylor in his last over as the batsman swings and edges on to his own stumps. It ends a brilliant innings from Taylor, who stuck around to see the replay, just in case Buttler had removed the bails with his gloves, but then has to depart to big and wholly earned applause.

David Willey and Jason Roy celebrate the wicket of Ross Taylor (left)

NZ 288-5 (15 to win off 30 balls)

Luke Ronchi is the new man. He can end this contest in an over if he gets his eye in. He starts by flicking off his hip to collect two runs before claiming another couple with a drive through cover.

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"I think it's come too late, but a wicket's a wicket - it was a wild slash outside off stump from Santner, and went to Joe Root at a comfortable height, but he's not happy - he throws the ball into the turf. Perhaps he thinks it's too late, or just that they've finally taken a catch."


Santner c Root b Stokes 21 (NZ 284-5)

Another England wicket removes Santner, who edges Stokes to Root at slip. The catcher throws the ball to the turf in anger, probably in acknowledgement that this is too little, too late for the home side.

Ben Stokes (left) and Eoin Morgan (right) celebrate the wicket of Mitchell Santner

NZ 280-4 (23 to win off 36 balls)

I've been very impressed by Willey. He has bowled with pace and precision. But after beating Santner outside off with the first ball of his ninth over, the Kiwi batsmen gets the better of him by scything him to third man for two and then hacking a length ball through mid-on and punching a drive through cover for successive fours. To make matters worse, Willey then slings one down leg for four wides. The over ends with a big appeal for a potential catch down the leg side, but it is off the thigh pad, not the bat.

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Gordon Thursfield: Pity Rashid didn't increase pace sooner. Can't wait to see him bowl on day five of a Test. Sure does give the ball a rip.


Kesh Chauhan: You can't bring a new inexperienced side and expect them to play like veterans. This will be a good lesson for this new England team and it will give our new coach (he hasn't even started yet) an opportunity to scrutinise this team and pull them up. I'm still excited about this new team and setup. Let's not let two ODI defeats against a top 50-over team dampen our spirits. Still lots to come from this England team.

NZ 264-4 (39 to win from 42 balls)

Morgan is inches from giving England another breakthrough in Finn's last over as his throw to the non-striker's end just misses the stumps as Santner scampers for a single. Finn ends with 0-55 from his 10. Good effort from the big seamer, but no wickets to show for it.

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Kevin, London: Have to give a lot of credit to NZ they have an inexperienced bowling line-up, 14 caps between Henry, Santner and Wheeler before play and still managed to bowl England out on a good batting track.

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Ben Wear: England's catching has gone downhill since Strauss retired!

MixItNFixItMan: Inexperienced Eng team but a great mentality, Wood's dangerous with every ball. You can practise fielding, you can't practise desire.

NZ 260-4

The situation is a simple one. Only wickets will win this for England. Morgan turns to Stokes as he goes on the all-out attack. Taylor and Santner cope well, taking him for seven, with the latter pulling one ball to leg for three.

It is now when you start to really wonder how much difference that extra four-and-a-bit overs would have made to this game at the end of England's innings? A lot, I suspect.

A frustrated Ben Stokes (right)

NZ 253-4 (50 to win off 54 balls)

New Zealand were in cruise control but now, all of a sudden, they have some work to do and Taylor has some pressure on him. Finn charges in with renewed vigour, cheered on by a re-energised Ageas Bowl. New man Santner flashes at one that nips away from him and beats the bat. It was the shot of a nervous man. England have a sniff now. Just a tiny one.

Ed Smith

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"A beautiful leg break - slower, wider, Elliott was lured into a big off-drive which in retrospect looks rash. England have a fourth wicket, is there going to be a twist? England aren't going to contain New Zealand, they need wickets."

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bROCKerz: If this was the first match of the series against World Cup runners-up, then it would be a seen as a good performance. Eng need patience.

David Swanson: No doubt about it, this new England ODI philosophy looks promising but cant ignore the old saying: catches win matches.


Elliott c Root b Rashid 5 (NZ 249-4)

Rashid is given a go at the new man with his last over and the move pays off as Elliott swings widely at the last ball - which is lofted temptingly outside off - which he nicks to Joe Root at slip. Is there going to be a twist? Even if there isn't, it is good to see England fighting to the end.

NZ 244-3 (Runs required 59)

Muted celebrations from England for that wicket. It is too little, too late. In comes Grant Elliott, who picks up two runs from his first ball with a glance off his pads.

Isa Guha

Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

"New Zealand have such a good ability to move up through the gears. They don't bludgeon the balls to all parts, but they're not fazed by any bowler they face. I felt Adil Rashid's spell was going to be crucial, but Williamson hit him out of the attack."


Williamson c Wood b Willey 118 (NZ 242-3)

Finally, England take a catch as Wood makes amends for his earlier drop by taking an even tougher chance above his head at mid-off off the bowling of Willey. Williamson - who lofted one straight for six the ball before - goes for a truly world-class 118. It has been a pleasure to witness a developing master of this game take apart an attack.

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Dropped catch

NZ 234-2

Technically a dropped catch but it would have been a hell of a snare as Williamson batters one straight back at Willey over head height. The bowler gets a hand on it through pure instinct but not enough to take it.

Eoin Morgan
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