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Summary

  1. England complete their highest ever run chase
  2. England (350-3) win by seven wickets
  3. Morgan (113) & Root (106 not out) add 198
  4. NZ 349-7 (Williamson 90, Elliott 55*)
  5. Series level at 2-2; decider on Saturday

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By Marc Higginson and Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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Goodnight

So then, on to Durham on Saturday. Who knows what will await us there. Probably another 700 runs in the day.

It's been another cracking match. Thanks for your superb company and contributions. Until the weekend... goodbye.

Trent Bridge
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Julian F: Love the way these Kiwis play cricket - their close neighbours could learn a bit about sportsmanship from them.

Tim the barmy army: Thank you New Zealand, your good-humoured sportsmanship has rejuvenated my love of cricket and restored my hope. You are great.

Thanks and good luck, Steve

Umpire Steve Davis, who stood in his final match today: "I thought I was going OK until Brendon asked me to lead the players off. Then I got emotional. It's been great to have the respect of the players - I get on well with them and love watching them. It's been a great life and there's no regrets."

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Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Brendon McCullum spoke beautifully there, as he didn't just dive into one-day cricket by saying there's a big disparity between bat and ball, which is pretty obvious - they've been presented with some pitches which are good to bat on, but the bowlers haven't hit their straps. Eoin Morgan looked finished after the World Cup, but Andrew Strauss gave him a huge vote of confidence which has been repaid."

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DanThwaite: Really pleased the England team waited for just after a major tournament to play great cricket.

Alex Cochrane: How this new England ODI side have turned it around from dross of World Cup is sensational. Credit to NZ as well.

Captain's view

More from Brendon McCullum on TMS: "I thought 350 was a really good score, a bit of rain made it skid on and with those outstanding hundreds from Morgan and Root, England deserved to win the game. Our plan was to hit the top of off stump but we didn't managed to do it, I think we were hit for 35 boundaries overpitching or bowling short. There's a bit of disparity between bat and ball in this series but there's been some outstanding batting in this series. The message is we've got a good opportunity in a couple of days to win a series - take a few lessons from today but don't get too down about it."

Man of the match

England captain Eoin Morgan, who was also named man of the match: "We set the tone pretty early. Alex Hales and Jason Roy played some unbelievable cricket. We bowled reasonably well but we felt we struggled to take wickets in the middle. We tried to be flexible but they bat a long way down. We knew if we could restrict them to 340, we could chase them down.

"Mark Wood has been outstanding since he played international cricket, he's loving it. And Steven Finn bowled well in the batting powerplay."

Eoin Morgan
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Paul, Cardiff: I thought Cook wasn't too bad, but looking at what a change in attitude installed by Morgan has done to our young players I was sooo wrong!

Will, Perth: Does anyone else recall Geoffrey saying that if Strauss gets the job nothing will change?

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

"To be honest, England look a better batting line-up than New Zealand at the moment. New Zealand can't match Root, Morgan, Stokes and Buttler. But the openers set it all up by getting ahead of the rate. It's a very good-looking batting line-up, shifting Root and Morgan up after the World Cup has made a difference."

Captain's view

More from England captain Eoin Morgan on TMS: "When me and Rooty were out there, we talked about how good the wicket was and joked at how if we were still there at the end we'd win with five overs to go. He's a big asset to English cricket, and the support we've had throughout the series has been outstanding. It's great to see the turnaround we've had. According to the Durham boys the wickets there have been good, but we'll have to play with the same mentality up in Durham on Saturday."

Captain's view

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum: "It was incredible. At halfway, with 350 on the board we knew they would have to play well to beat us but they blew us off the park. We need to be better than that but credit where it's due, they were better than us today. It sets it up beautifully for us at Durham on Saturday."

Brendon McCullum
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Richard in Sheffield: If this gives England the confidence to do well in the Ashes, they'll owe NZ an even greater debt.

Captain's view

England captain Eoin Morgan on TMS: "It's certainly up there with one of the best games of cricket I've ever played in. The boys showed that aggressive intent right from the get-go, we had a chat around the second drinks break and thought if we could restrict them to 330-340 we'd be in with a chance. Alex Hales and Jason Roy set the tone, Alex was outstanding on his home ground and the rain actually worked for us, just as it went against us at The Oval."

Trending

When Joe Root and Eoin Morgan are trending and One Direction aren't, you're doing something good. But I suppose knocking off 350 in 44 overs is pretty good. Isn't it?

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Alex Hardy: Absolutely love this new England ODI side. Didn't even need Jos Buttler today. Sensational stuff.

Naveed Afzal: England simply magnificent. Credit to NZ who always show class in clapping off Morgan and then umpire Steve Davis. Bring on Sat.

England 350-3 - win by seven wickets

This England team are pioneers in this country. They are a bunch of hugely-talented, boundary-hitting young men who all seem to be good-looking, have tattoos, muscles and trendy haircuts. A marketing person's dream, I suspect.

Finally, English cricket has a chance to turn back the clock to that wonderful summer of 2005.

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

"There are still one or two questions over Roy and Hales, with Hales more established than Roy. But that 10 overs for 97 set the innings up beautifully."

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"I don't believe I've just seen that. Even the staunchest England fans wouldn't have given them much hope there. Eoin Morgan has gone through hell in the last year with the bat, and bounced back incredibly well. Joe Root has been overshadowed by him, yet he's scored an unbeaten century at more than a run a ball. England haven't been ahead of the game in one-day cricket for a long time, but they've taken stock and aped New Zealand completely."

Final scorecard

England 350-3 (44 overs) - win by seven wickets

Batsmen: Root 106*, Stokes 19*

Fall of wickets: 100-1 (Hales 67), 111-2 (Roy 38), 309-3 (Morgan 113)

Bowling: Wheeler 8-1-75-0, Southee 10-0-70-1, McClenaghan 8-0-64-0, Henry 10-0-77-2, Williamson 4-0-28-0, Santner 4-0-32-0.

New Zealand: 349-7 (Williamson 90, Elliott 55*, Guptill 53, Stokes 2-73).

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England 350-3 - win by seven wickets

Joe Root finished on 106 not out off 97 balls and Ben Stokes 19 off 19. Captain Eoin Morgan struck 113 off 82 and Alex Hales set it all up with 67 off 38. New Zealand's bowlers have been marmalised.

England 350-3 - win by seven wickets

England have recorded the joint-fourth highest successful run chase in ODI cricket today. These boys are sensational.

Alison Mitchell

BBC Test Match Special

"A nice moment as umpire Steve Davis, standing in his last one-day international, is being invited to walk off first. He will be up in Durham on Saturday as third umpire."

Eng 350-3 - win by seven wickets

The two teams shake hands, most of the New Zealanders smiling as they congratulate their English counterparts. All except Mitchell McClenaghan who looks like he's seen a ghost. A boundary-hitting ghost.

Mitchell McClenaghan
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Sam Rosser: Surely Morgan could adapt to Test cricket? Ridiculously talented!

Stuart Carruthers: Can we make this our Test team? Cook for Roy - bring Anderson and Broad back, and replace Billings.

Joe Root picks up a stump, raises his bat and then walks off with the series levelled at 2-2 with one to go. Who knew one-day cricket could be this good?

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

"The momentum is with England now - when you think of how they could have threatened that 399 at The Oval, that could have gone to them too. I think they have a stronger batting compartment than New Zealand, who now have to do some thinking."

England win by seven wickets

Joe Root effortlessly cracks four through mid-wicket and England chase down 350 with 24 balls to spare and with seven wickets in hand. A record run chase made to look easy. The sky is the limit for this team.

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Eng 346-3

Another four. England need five to win. A single reduces that to four. Over to you, Joe.

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Jason Jones: Is this ODI series the equivalent of the 2005 Ashes series?!

Philip Wiseman: This has to be one of the most entertaining ODI series ever. Never a dull moment. Top work boys!

Eng 341-3

Ben Stokes doesn't like to be left out - swiping four through the leg side and then muscling a maximum over mid-wicket. Joe's got his century, now let's get out of here. Or something like that.

Eng 330-3 (20 to win from 42 balls)

The Trent Bridge crowd sings "Joe Root" to the tune of "Hey Jude". Party time in Nottingham.

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Tim J Baxter: These perfomances have been proof that spreadsheets and stats can't play cricket.

Phil Coulson: To say this series has been a batsman's paradise is an understatement. Bowlers haven't been good enough & have been punished.

Alison Mitchell

BBC Test Match Special

"A difficult chance for the fielder running back, but Root has put the ball in the air, come back for the second and scored his second century of the series."

100 for Joe Root (Eng 329-3)

There it is... a sixth one-day international hundred for Joe Root. Off 94 balls. He keeps the fielder interested with a lofted shot into the leg side, but it drops safely and the crowd erupts. English cricket has a new darling. A poster boy. A future great?

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

"I do like Morgan one place up the order. He's not finishing at five or six, he's setting up victories at four. For England, that 97 in 10 overs at the start created the momentum, while the dropping of Root at first slip by Ross Taylor was important."

Eng 327-3 (Root 98, Stokes 4)

Just one run in the 42nd over. Same old England...

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Dan Knight: After all these 'new dawns' in one-day cricket, something good might just finally come out of the huge talent pool.

Chris Harvey: It's a shame England are batting second. On this form with a full compliment of overs we'd surely smash our highest innings.

Eng 326-3 (Root 97 off 87 balls)

Bonnie Tyler's 'Holding Out For A Hero' is belted out by the huge speakers dotted around Trent Bridge when Joe Root nudges four more down to long leg. England have a hero. To give him his full name, it's Joseph Edward Root. He scores runs against international bowlers with assuring regularity now. The game is too easy for him - emphasised by a gorgeous cover drive for four.

Can I be Joseph Edward Root when I grow up, please?

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

"It looks as though England are going to win this match by four or five overs, having dropped five catches. That's a fairly emphatic margin, and they've never looked hurried chasing a fairly big target. It's not been easy for any bowler in this series, let alone young Ben Wheeler in his first series, bowling in the powerplay at the start with very little cover."

Scorecard update

England 315-3 (40 overs, target 350)

Batsmen: Root 87*, Stokes 3*

Fall of wickets: 100-1 (Hales 67), 111-2 (Roy 38), 309-3 (Morgan 113)

Bowling: Wheeler 7-1-64-0, Southee 9-0-67-1, McClenaghan 8-0-64-0, Henry 10-0-77-2, Williamson 4-0-28-0, Santner 2-0-11-0.

New Zealand: 349-7 (Williamson 90, Elliott 55*, Guptill 53, Stokes 2-73).

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