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England win by 34 runs

England vs New Zealand


Jos Buttler serves up treat in England win over New Zealand

Jos Buttler: England wicketkeeper starred with the bat at Trent Bridge

Mitchell McClenaghan: New Zealand seamer claimed 3-54 but had figures ruined by Buttler

Jos Buttler hit 47 not out off 16 balls as England claimed a much-needed 34-run victory against New Zealand in the final one-day international.

Buttler's innings put the finishing touches on England's total of 287-6 at Trent Bridge and New Zealand were bowled out for 253 in reply.

New Zealand's wins at Lord's and the Ageas Bowl mean they take the series 2-1 but, with the Champions Trophy following immediately afterwards, both teams were looking to go into the tournament on a high.

England welcomed back fast bowlers Stuart Broad and Steven Finn after injury, while Ravi Bopara was recalled and James Tredwell given his chance in place of the rested Graeme Swann.

Asked to bat, England overcame the early loss of Alastair Cook - lbw for a nine-ball duck in Mitchell McClenaghan's opening over - thanks to the efforts of Ian Bell.

Bell scored 82 off 96 balls and received support from Jonathan Trott (37) and Joe Root (33) as England laid the platform for a late assault.

Eoin Morgan and Buttler provided the fireworks required after coming together with England on 210-5 in the 46th over. The sixth-wicket pair put on 62 from 22 deliveries with Morgan's 40-ball 49 overshadowed by his partner, who slammed six fours and three sixes.

New Zealand seamers McClenaghan (3-54), Kyle Mills (0-55) and Tim Southee (0-65) all had their figures ruined as the final three overs went for 22, 20 and 22 runs respectively.

Guptill dismissed

Martin Guptill, fresh from scores of 103 not out and 189 not out earlier in the series, put on 39 inside six overs with Luke Ronchi to give New Zealand a flying start to their run chase.

But Broad had Ronchi caught from a miscued pull, sparking a collapse to 122-6.

Kent spinner Tredwell was the man to finally dismiss Guptill, bowling him through the gate with a turning delivery for 38.

Ross Taylor found an ally in Nathan McCullum, the seventh-wicket duo adding 53 before Broad took a well-judged catch over his shoulder off Tim Bresnan's bowling to get rid of McCullum (28).

Taylor went to his half-century from 72 balls and, while he remained, New Zealand retained hope despite a climbing required-rate. He dispatched back-to-back sixes to midwicket off Tredwell in the 43rd over but departed for 71 trying to add a third, Finn showing some deft footwork to throw the ball back for Bresnan to complete the catch before he stepped over the rope.

Tredwell finished with figures of 3-51, while Finn (2-57), Broad (2-56) and Bresnan (2-27) each claimed two wickets.

England start their Champions Trophy campaign against Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday, while New Zealand take on Sri Lanka in Cardiff the following day. Both are in Group A of the eight-team event.

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Match Details

5th Jun 2013
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
A S Aleem, R T Robert
TV Umpire
S J Stephen
Match Referee
D C David
Reserve Umpire
M A Michael

new zealand BATTING CARD

Batsman R
L. Ronchi c Trott b Broad 22
M.J. Guptill b Tredwell 38
K.S. Williamson lbw Root 19
B.B. McCullum c Buttler b Tredwell 6
J.E.C. Franklin c Cook b Broad 7
N.L. McCullum c Broad b Bresnan 28
T.G. Southee c Cook b Finn 15
K.D. Mills Not out 28
Extras 2nb, 6w, 2b, 5lb 15
Total All Out, 46.3 Overs 253
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
S.T. Finn 9.3 0 57 2
S.C.J. Broad 9 0 56 2
T.T. Bresnan 8 0 27 2
J.C. Tredwell 9 0 51 3
J.E. Root 5 0 34 1
R.S. Bopara 6 0 21 0
Full Bowling Card