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New Zealand win by 86 runs

England vs New Zealand

Second ODI: Martin Guptill stars as New Zealand crush England

Martin Guptill on his way to a record-breaking 189 not out

The Black Caps celebrate the dismissal of dangerman Eoin Morgan

A record-breaking century from Martin Guptill set up a crushing New Zealand victory over England by 86 runs at the Ageas Bowl as the tourists wrapped up the NatWest Series with a game to spare.

The New Zealand opener followed up his match-winning century at Lord's on Friday with 189 not out from 155 balls, the highest score by a Kiwi in an ODI.

That anchored New Zealand to a daunting total of 359-3 and England never looked likely to chase it down, eventually bowled out for 273.

After an early breakthrough by James Anderson, bowling Luke Ronchi with an absolute beauty, Guptill was dropped on 13 by Jonathan Trott at midwicket.

It proved to be a costly error as Guptill and Kane Williamson began milking the bowling on a flat, true pitch.

Williamson's contribution of 55 ended with an under-edge on to his stumps, trying to pull Graeme Swann, and Anderson trapped Ross Taylor (60) when he tried to hit a second successive six over his favoured leg-side where Chris Woakes held the catch.

But Guptill passed his previous-best 122 not out with a straight six off Swann, parried over the line by a despairing Joe Root, and New Zealand's run-rate graph predictably just kept going up.

Brendon McCullum joined in after promoting himself one place, as he and Guptill piled on 115 runs in the last eight overs.

Lively opening

England had never chased down more than 338 and despite a lively opening stand of 50 in 7.2 overs from Alastair Cook and Ian Bell, they were never really in the hunt after Kyle Mills cut one back into Cook and bowled him for 34 in 31 balls.

Bell then tried to slog Doug Bracewell straight and a leading edge dollied up to James Franklin, while Joe Root was another batsman to get in and get out as he attempted to loft Nathan McCullum over the top and Doug Bracewell took a simple catch at mid on.

Ronchi missed an easy chance to stump Trott but the keeper made partial amends in taking a good catch to dismiss Eoin Morgan to a thin nick off Elliott.

The middle order quickly subsided as Jos Buttler drove Mitchell McLenaghan to Guptill, Ronchi stumped Woakes going down the pitch to Williamson and Bresnan was run out for a duck by a direct hit from Williamson.

Jonathan Trott hung around to complete a somewhat Pyrrhic century but make no mistake, this was an emphatic victory for New Zealand and a worrying defeat for England.

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Match Details

2nd Jun 2013
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
The Ageas Bowl
R J Robert, S J Stephen
TV Umpire
A S Aleem
Match Referee
D C David
Reserve Umpire
R K Richard


Batsman R
A.N. Cook b Mills 34
I.R. Bell c Franklin b Bracewell 25
I.J.L. Trott Not out 109
J.E. Root c Bracewell b McCullum 28
E.J.G. Morgan c Ronchi b Elliott 21
J.C. Buttler c Guptill b McClenaghan 2
C.R. Woakes s Ronchi b Williamson 13
T.T. Bresnan run out (Williamson) 0
G.P. Swann b Williamson 1
J.M. Anderson b McClenaghan 28
J.W. Dernbach c Mills b McClenaghan 2
Extras 1nb, 6w, 3lb 10
Total All Out, 44.1 Overs 273
Full Batting Card

new zealand BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
M.J. McClenaghan 8.1 0 35 3
K.D. Mills 9 0 55 1
D.A.J. Bracewell 8 1 55 1
N.L. McCullum 8 0 47 1
J.E.C. Franklin 5 0 40 0
G.D. Elliott 2 0 13 1
K.S. Williamson 4 0 25 2
Full Bowling Card