New Zealand tour of England, 3rd ODI: England v New Zealand at Nottingham, Jun 5, 2013
England won by 34 runs
5 June 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

Mitchell McClenaghan will take the new ball...two slips in place

Out come the players. Still a cloudy afternoon so could be some help for the pace bowlers.

Razaaq: "where is Matt Prior????" Playing for Sussex

1.50pm Srinivas: "@Mark Long - Are you really surprised that Bopara is included in the team? I would have him on all shorter formats of the game (played in England) for his bowling ability alone. His bowling was one of the reasons why England was successful in 2012 ODIs."

Pete: "If you look at bowlers who have played at least 5 ODIs in the 12 months and bowled at least 5 overs, Bopara is ranked No 1 in the world in terms of economy rate. Dernbach is 92nd. Out of 92."

Just a bit of extra news: Grant Elliott has a tight calf muscle which is why he has been left out. Corey Anderson has joined the team to help with the fielding/12th man duties

1.45pm Just a reminder for you that Broad has been suffering a knee problem and Finn shin soreness. Certainly looks a far threatening potent attack today, even without Anderson and Swann. Tredwell's recent record for England is very solid.

Rob K: "Good decision to put Ravi Bop in, had a great game for Essex on monday after asking to be released to get some game time. Happily take a mixed bag from him and Root rather than Woakes and Jade giving away runs. Like the look of this England side"

James: "Karl, be fair! Ravi's batting is better than Dernbach's too!"

1.40pm Steve Austin: "Nice to see Munro getting a game in after his good performance against South Africa. However, it should have been at the expense of James Franklin and not Grant Elliott. Franklin hasn't performed with either bat or ball and Munro provides more variety with his experience as a hitter in batting."

1.35pm So England leave out Jade Dernbach and Chris Woakes. They have different balance today with Bopara, who is down to bat at No. 6, back in the side.

Mark Long: "Ravi Bopara in?!? what a stupid move. Bopara shouldn't be anywhere near the team!"

Iain: "Re Mark Long: Bopara has a golden arm! Just watch and see!"

Karl: "Ravi is a part time bowler, but is still a better bowler than Dernbach. But the less said about his batting the better"

1.30pm New Zealand have won the toss and will bowl on a slightly overcast day. Colin Munro and Tim Southee come into the side for Grant Elliott and Doug Bracewell

Stuart Broad and Steven Finn both play, while Ravi Bopara and James Tredwell also get a game. Anderson and Swann are rested. Will confirm the XI in a moment. "It's great to have them back, but we have to up our game," says Alastair Cook.

England 1 Alastair Cook, 2 Ian Bell, 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Joe Root, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Ravi Bopara, 7 Jos Buttler (wk), 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 James Tredwell, 11 Steven Finn

New Zealand 1 Luke Ronchi, 2 Martin Guptill, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Colin Munro, 6 Brendon McCullum, 7 James Franklin, 8 Nathan McCullum, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Kyle Mills, 11 Mitchell McClenaghan

1.20pm Hello and welcome to coverage of the final match of the NatWest Series from Trent Bridge. New Zealand already secured the trophy and now want a whitewash. Few would bet against them the way they have played in the previous two games. I'm Andrew McGlashan and along with Alex Winter and Alan Gardner will bring you all the action today.

The suggestion is that James Anderson and Graeme Swann will be rested, but we await confirmation of the teams which we'll get shortly. The toss is in five minutes. Meanwhile, have a read of what George Dobell thinks about England's recent problems.

0.1

McClenaghan to Cook, no run, starts full on middle stump, searching for some swing, flicked to square leg

Tim Robinson is one of the umpires today, former Nottinghamshire player, standing in his first ODI

0.2

McClenaghan to Cook, no run, full outside off, swings away further and is left alone

0.3

McClenaghan to Cook, no run, touch wide outside off again, Cook not interested at the moment

0.4

McClenaghan to Cook, no run, beaten! Closer to off stump, Cook goes for a drive and it goes past the inside edge. Not far from the stumps. It didn't actually do too much

0.5

McClenaghan to Cook, 1 wide, pushed down the leg side so England are up and running

0.5

McClenaghan to Cook, no run, gets squared up a little by a full delivery on middle and off which straightens as he aims to play to leg...takes a thick outside edge along the ground to point

0.6

McClenaghan to Cook, no run, good length outside off, Cook presses forward and defends to cover...decent opening over

D R: "I am not defending Dernbach or protesting against Bopara's inclusion, but the stats have be looked at objectively with match situations in mind. Bopara generally bowls middle overs where batsmen are not looking to take a risk, whereas Dernbach bowls in power plays and death overs."

End of over 1 (1 run) England 1/0 (RR: 1.00)

    • AN Cook 0 (6b)
    • IR Bell 0 (0b)
    • MJ McClenaghan 1-0-1-0

Kyle Mills continues to share the new balls

1.1

Mills to Bell, no run, full outside off, 79mph, defended into the covers

Nigel: "Am I correct in thinking that it is too late to get Prior into the ICC Trophy squad except in case of injuries? I don't like to wish Buttler picks up a niggle, but...." Yes, Nigel, you are correct. Can't change a squad now except for injury

1.2

Mills to Bell, no run, full outside off, shaping away, left alone

1.3

Mills to Bell, no run, getting a nice bit of shape, just a steady pace, defended on the front foot

1.4

Mills to Bell, no run, tight line outside off, left alone

1.5

Mills to Bell, no run, keeps it full outside off, Bell gets a decent stride into the ball this and defends to cover

1.6

Mills to Bell, 2 runs, lovely way to get off the mark, stands tall and drives a back-of-a-length delivery through square cover...not quite the legs to reach the boundary

End of over 2 (2 runs) England 3/0 (RR: 1.50)

    • IR Bell 2 (6b)
    • AN Cook 0 (6b)
    • KD Mills 1-0-2-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 1-0-1-0
2.1

McClenaghan to Cook, no run, reaches in front of his body, not quite getting his foot to the pitch, and the ball dribbles towards mid-on

2.2

McClenaghan to Cook, no run, back of a length on off stump, Cook stays back and works towards mid-on

2.3

McClenaghan to Cook, OUT, well bowled! He's given lbw but Cook reviews. Looks out. Well bowled by McClenaghan, beaten by one that nips back off the seam and beats the inside edge. Crashing into middle and leg. A very poor review from the captain.

AN Cook lbw b McClenaghan 0 (10m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

McClenaghan continues to do an excellent job for his captain

2.4

McClenaghan to Trott, no run, pushed across the right hander outside off, left alone

2.5

McClenaghan to Trott, no run, makes him play this time, on off stump, Trott presses forward and defends towards cover

2.6

McClenaghan to Trott, 1 run, shorter of a length this time, doesn't seem a huge amount of pace in the pitch and Trott has ample time to wait and then open the face to find third man

Yesterday, McClenaghan said that Trott was a very good player but that New Zealand didn't feel he was a major threat

End of over 3 (1 run) England 4/1 (RR: 1.33)

    • IJL Trott 1 (3b)
    • IR Bell 2 (6b)
    • MJ McClenaghan 2-0-2-1
    • KD Mills 1-0-2-0
3.1

Mills to Trott, no run, first bouncer of the day, it's outside off stump and loops through to Ronchi...not far from a wide

3.2

Mills to Trott, no run, back of a length, Trott moves across and plays towards midwicket

Ian: "Evidently, teams still haven't figured out how to use the review system properly. It's there for the howler, not the close call. Is DRS to be used during the Champions Trophy?" A rare error from Cook, he's normally a pretty good judge. And, yes, DRS is available for the Champions Trophy

3.3

Mills to Trott, no run, tuck off the pads, sweetly timed towards midwicket

3.4

Mills to Trott, no run, not bowling as full to Trott as he did to Bell, he plays towards point off the back foot

3.5

Mills to Trott, no run, there's the fuller one, nice delivery outside off, just hints at moving away from Trott as he leaves alone

3.6

Mills to Trott, no run, full on off, Trott goes to drive but doesn't quite get the timing as he finds mid-on

End of over 4 (maiden) England 4/1 (RR: 1.00)

    • IJL Trott 1 (9b)
    • IR Bell 2 (6b)
    • KD Mills 2-1-2-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 2-0-2-1

KiwiAnt: "Mitch Mitch Baby.. Is it me of does M McClenaghan look like Vanilla Ice in his hay day?"

4.1

McClenaghan to Bell, no run, beaten playing a slightly flat-footed drive, it was a tempting full length outside off and Bell went for a booming drive

4.2

McClenaghan to Bell, no run, similar ball, but this time he goes the cautious route and shoulders arms

Darren Fletcher: "Even India are using DRS?" Yes. Well, they don't to call for it if they don't want!

4.3

McClenaghan to Bell, no run, back of a length, tucked off the body towards midwicket

4.4

McClenaghan to Bell, no run, tight on off stump, quite close to the body but Bell tries to cut and gets it towards second slip

4.5

McClenaghan to Bell, no run, going across Bell outside off and it's left alone again

4.6

McClenaghan to Bell, no run, on middle and leg, worked to midwicket

This innings has barely started for England...just can't get the ball away. The bowling has been tight, but not hugely threatening

End of over 5 (maiden) England 4/1 (RR: 0.80)

    • IR Bell 2 (12b)
    • IJL Trott 1 (9b)
    • MJ McClenaghan 3-1-2-1
    • KD Mills 2-1-2-0
5.1

Mills to Trott, 2 runs, short of a length outside off, dabbed down to third man and Trott sprints back for a well-judged second...there is a direct hit from third man, but he's well home (excellent work, though, by McClenaghan on the boundary)

5.2

Mills to Trott, no run, played into the off side

5.3

Mills to Trott, no run, very full outside off, giving it every chance to swing, Trott comes forward to drive but only finds mid-off

5.4

Mills to Trott, no run, opens the face to drive this time and picks out cover

5.5

Mills to Trott, no run, now he's offered a looser delivery, short and wide outside off, but he can't cash in as he cuts straight to point

5.6

Mills to Trott, no run, back on a tight line outside

End of over 6 (2 runs) England 6/1 (RR: 1.00)

    • IJL Trott 3 (15b)
    • IR Bell 2 (12b)
    • KD Mills 3-1-4-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 3-1-2-1

Southee into the attack...

Anthony: "Why do England continue to overlook Hales and Carberry? 2 cracking 1 day specialists in favour of test match nurderlers? We are building our own pressure today. Pathetic" Maybe because the guys in this team do have good records and have been part of a successful side?

6.1

Southee to Bell, 2 runs, his first ball is driven firmly through the covers, slides off the face of the bat as the it turns in Bell's hands but there's more excellent fielding by New Zealand to chase it down

6.2

Southee to Bell, no run, dragged wider outside off, left alone

6.3

Southee to Bell, FOUR, goes over the cover ring this time, he didn't try to keep this one along the deck and although it wasn't a million miles from the fielders it was fairly safe and well timed...first boundary of the day

6.4

Southee to Bell, no run, driven off a thick outside edge to point

Brendon McCullum has gone from second slip to a short point

6.5

Southee to Bell, no run, full on off stump, Bell comes well forward and defends with bat and pad together

6.6

Southee to Bell, no run, drags the length back a fraction, this one does move at all, Bell defends to the off side

Kurt: "@anthony i do believe this is Englands first series loss since 2009 at home. So i believe this team deserves a full run before changes are made."

End of over 7 (6 runs) England 12/1 (RR: 1.71)

    • IR Bell 8 (18b 1x4)
    • IJL Trott 3 (15b)
    • TG Southee 1-0-6-0
    • KD Mills 3-1-4-0
7.1

Mills to Trott, no run, back of a length outside off, Trott goes across his stumps and flicks it neatly to midwicket

7.2

Mills to Trott, FOUR, dragged down short and Trott latches on, pulls it in the over square leg and with enough power to beat long leg

7.3

Mills to Trott, no run, nice shot and excellent fielding...Trott flicked this with a strong bottom hand from well outside off towards Franklin, who was able to dive to his strong left-hand side

7.4

Mills to Trott, no run, another elegant-looking drive off the front foot but it goes straight to mid-off

7.5

Mills to Trott, no run, short of a length outside off, angled towards gully where B Mac pulls off another good diving save...New Zealand right on top of their game

7.6

Mills to Trott, 2 runs, still can't quite find the gap, but a rare fumble by mid-off, who parries the ball behind him, gives Trott the chance for a couple

End of over 8 (6 runs) England 18/1 (RR: 2.25)

    • IJL Trott 9 (21b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 8 (18b 1x4)
    • KD Mills 4-1-10-0
    • TG Southee 1-0-6-0
8.1

Southee to Bell, FOUR, that's a sparkling shot from Bell...given some width from Southee, Bell frees his arms and sends it rifling through the covers

8.2

Southee to Bell, no run, full again, but a touch straighter, Bell drives with a sweet ping off his bat to mid-off

8.3

Southee to Bell, FOUR, this wasn't a bad delivery, was heading towards middle and off, but Bell steps across his stumps and flicks it with beautiful timing wide of mid-on

Southee not happy with the ball. Chucks it to the umpires. Appears it may have gone out of shape so here comes the box of balls

8.4

Southee to Bell, no run, first delivery with the changed ball is full outside off, defended with his head over the line

8.5

Southee to Bell, no run, onto the front foot, played back to the bowler

8.6

Southee to Bell, no run, touch shorter and wider outside off, Bell happy to let it go through to the keeper

End of over 9 (8 runs) England 26/1 (RR: 2.88)

    • IR Bell 16 (24b 3x4)
    • IJL Trott 9 (21b 1x4)
    • TG Southee 2-0-14-0
    • KD Mills 4-1-10-0
9.1

Mills to Trott, no run, starts to come down the pitch a little, then chops a wide delivery towards backward point

9.2

Mills to Trott, no run, tries to make room for himself this time, good response from Mills who fires in a yorker and Trott has to jab down quickly

9.3

Mills to Trott, no run, pushed off the front foot towards mid-on, Trott appears to think about a single which almost does for Bell but he manages to get back to his crease comfortably enough

9.4

Mills to Trott, no run, beaten outside off by one that bounces a fraction more than Trott expected as he tried to angle it down to third man

9.5

Mills to Trott, FOUR, well struck, full on middle and off, Trott whips it straight of mid-on...not quite a textbook straight drive, a hint more 'shovel' in it...it beats the diving fielder

9.6

Mills to Trott, 1 run, back of a length outside off, dropped towards mid-off but Trott judges well that there's a single on offer

Very much New Zealand's 10 overs, but it's worth noting they were 36 for 1 after 10 at the Ageas Bowl and made 359. It's now over to Alan.

End of over 10 (5 runs) England 31/1 (RR: 3.10)

    • IJL Trott 14 (27b 2x4)
    • IR Bell 16 (24b 3x4)
    • KD Mills 5-1-15-0
    • TG Southee 2-0-14-0

Howdy, a change up here and a chage down there too - James Franklin is coming on for a trundle

10.1

Franklin to Trott, no run, over the wicket, angled across outside off, Trott chops down on a full delivery

10.2

Franklin to Trott, no run, Trott walks across outside off and tries to work a length delivery wide of mid-on but finds the man

Franklin's not got much protection on the leg side, a big arc between deep backward square and mid-on unprotected

10.3

Franklin to Trott, 1 run, full and slanted across, punched towards mid-off for a quick single

10.4

Franklin to Bell, no run, back of a length and Bell is hit on the thigh pad in front of the stumps

10.5

Franklin to Bell, no run, fullish, quite wide and Bell slashes unsuccessfully, doesn't get anything on it

10.6

Franklin to Bell, no run, length delivery outside the line of off, defended back down the track

End of over 11 (1 run) England 32/1 (RR: 2.90)

    • IR Bell 16 (27b 3x4)
    • IJL Trott 15 (30b 2x4)
    • JEC Franklin 1-0-1-0
    • KD Mills 5-1-15-0

Solid start from Franklin, just a single. Mills will continue his spell from the other end

11.1

Mills to Trott, no run, pitched up outside off and steered square into the off side

Mills still seems a little unhappy with the sphere he's got to work with...

11.2

Mills to Trott, 1 run, short and around the line of off, Trott goes across and works to leg

11.3

Mills to Bell, no run, back of a length outside off, Bell dabs it defensively straight down and over the top of his off stump... pretty, pretty close, that

11.4

Mills to Bell, 1 run, fuller length, nipping back towards middle and off, presses forward and an inside edge rolls through backward square

11.5

Mills to Trott, 1 run, length delivery, drops back in the crease and glides a single to third man

11.6

Mills to Bell, 1 run, gets on the front foot, opens the face and pushes into the covers

End of over 12 (4 runs) England 36/1 (RR: 3.00)

    • IR Bell 18 (30b 3x4)
    • IJL Trott 17 (33b 2x4)
    • KD Mills 6-1-19-0
    • JEC Franklin 1-0-1-0

Another batch of balls is brought out, not sure which is being replaced... It's getting like Wimbledon out there

12.1

Franklin to Bell, no run, angled across on a length, played back towards mid-on, again looking for that on-side gap

12.2

Franklin to Bell, no run, nicely timed, driven on the up wide of mid-off but an excellent diving stop prevents any reward

12.3

Franklin to Bell, 1 run, full and straight and punched neatly straight back, Franklin gets a flick on it and mid-on keeps them to one

12.4

Franklin to Trott, FOUR, here we go, Trott on the charge, choo-choo full steam ahead - he skips out and lofts a length ball back over the bowler's head for a boundary down the ground

12.5

Franklin to Trott, 1 run, on the stumps, Trott shuffles across and clips to deep square leg

12.6

Franklin to Bell, 1 run, length delivery around middle and off, again worked through square off the pads for a single

"12 overs up and despite the loss of just 1 wicket, the run rate is still 3. No wonder England are a better Test team than an ODI unit!" Softly, softly, catchy kiwi, Sahil Kaul

End of over 13 (7 runs) England 43/1 (RR: 3.30)

    • IR Bell 20 (34b 3x4)
    • IJL Trott 22 (35b 3x4)
    • JEC Franklin 2-0-8-0
    • KD Mills 6-1-19-0

Tim Southee back on at the other end, replacing Mills

13.1

Southee to Bell, no run, full and outside off, pushed into the covers

13.2

Southee to Bell, 1 run, straighter line and Bell works the ball through midwicket

13.3

Southee to Trott, no run, pitched up in the channel, opens the face and steers in front of square

13.4

Southee to Trott, 1 run, bumper, doesn't get up that much, Trott swivels to pull low towards deep midwicket

13.5

Southee to Bell, 1 run, full of a length outside off, driven wide of mid-off and they scamper one, Nathan McCullum's shy at the non-striker's end going high

13.6

Southee to Trott, 2 runs, again Trott walks across, taking a length ball around off in front of deep midwicket with a flick of the wrists

End of over 14 (5 runs) England 48/1 (RR: 3.42)

    • IJL Trott 25 (38b 3x4)
    • IR Bell 22 (37b 3x4)
    • TG Southee 3-0-19-0
    • JEC Franklin 2-0-8-0

"11.3 'pretty, pretty close, that'. Is this a Larry David reference?" Karl, your prize is a sense of nagging self-doubt

14.1

Franklin to Bell, no run, full and sliding away outside off, defended

14.2

Franklin to Bell, 2 runs, drops short and Bell swats a pull shot in front of deep midwicket for a couple

14.3

Franklin to Bell, FOUR, overpitched, powderpuff stuff from Franklin and Bell leans back to chip over the leaping McCullum at mid-off for four - little bit of risk but he is rewarded

14.4

Franklin to Bell, no run, gets forward to block a length ball

14.5

Franklin to Bell, 1 run, round the wicket now, waits, opens the face and steers to third man

14.6

Franklin to Trott, 1 run, pitched up and punched down the ground for a single to long-on

"Why are they playing a Test match in coloured clothing? #SNOOZE." Mark Long has been distracted from Twitter long enough to notice the run rate is below four

End of over 15 (8 runs) England 56/1 (RR: 3.73)

    • IJL Trott 26 (39b 3x4)
    • IR Bell 29 (42b 4x4)
    • JEC Franklin 3-0-16-0
    • TG Southee 3-0-19-0
15.1

Southee to Trott, no run, short and wide and slapped firmly ... straight to Williamson at backward point. Southee gets away with one

15.2

Southee to Trott, no run, again a bit of width, length delivery and Trott chops it into the ground towards the same fielder

15.3

Southee to Trott, no run, Trott gets half forward, drops the ball short on the off side, Williamson again charges in to collect

15.4

Southee to Trott, FOUR, excellent placement from Trott, taking a length ball on the up and clipping it through midwicket for four

15.5

Southee to Trott, 1 run, goes back and across and guides a single down to third man

15.6

Southee to Bell, no run, length delivery in the channel, good carry through to the keeper as Bell shoulders arms

That will be drinks, I'm sure everyone is gasping after a helter-skelter passage of play. "Warwickshire boys have got going," says Amjad, rubbing his hands together and preparing a big bowl of popcorn. "Strike Rate in high 60s and 20 overs of non-Powerplay cricket coming up. Keep chilling Bell & Trott. We are watching."

End of over 16 (5 runs) England 61/1 (RR: 3.81)

    • IR Bell 29 (43b 4x4)
    • IJL Trott 31 (44b 4x4)
    • TG Southee 4-0-24-0
    • JEC Franklin 3-0-16-0

Mitch McClenaghan is back on, looking like a Streets of Rage bad guy

16.1

McClenaghan to Trott, 2 runs, over the wicket to the right-handers, firmly nudged in between mid-on and midwicket, they get back for a second

16.2

McClenaghan to Trott, no run, full and angled across, punched cleanly to mid-off

16.3

McClenaghan to Trott, 1 run, length delivery, shaping away a little out of the hand, Trott gets a leading edge into the off side trying to play through mid-on

16.4

McClenaghan to Bell, 1 run, pitched up and clipped wide of mid-on, who stumbles in fielding but they think twice about a second run

16.5

McClenaghan to Trott, 1 run, speared across on the full, dabbed down to third man

"That awkward moment when you realise Trott has a better strike rate than Bell," murmurs Supreet

16.6

McClenaghan to Bell, no run, outside off and deflected towards point with an open bat face

End of over 17 (5 runs) England 66/1 (RR: 3.88)

    • IR Bell 30 (45b 4x4)
    • IJL Trott 35 (48b 4x4)
    • MJ McClenaghan 4-1-7-1
    • TG Southee 4-0-24-0

First spell of tweak, then, Nathan McCullum hobbiting his way to the crease...

17.1

NL McCullum to Trott, 1 run, pushed through wide of off stump, goes back and cuts into the ground wide of backward point for one

17.2

NL McCullum to Bell, no run, length delivery, bit of air outside off, tapped into the leg side

17.3

NL McCullum to Bell, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Bell goes down on one knee and cross-bats to long-on

17.4

NL McCullum to Trott, no run, outside off, steered to backward point from the crease

17.5

NL McCullum to Trott, no run, floated up around the line of off, clipped firmly to midwicket

17.6

NL McCullum to Trott, 1 run, pushed through a bit quicker on the stumps, worked round the corner to deep backward square

"Is this really that slow? After 16 overs in the last ODI NZ were 73/1 - England are 61/1. Not so far behind and NZ went on to make 359." Good point well made, Baz

End of over 18 (3 runs) England 69/1 (RR: 3.83)

    • IJL Trott 37 (52b 4x4)
    • IR Bell 31 (47b 4x4)
    • NL McCullum 1-0-3-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 4-1-7-1
18.1

McClenaghan to Trott, OUT, full and beats Trott's clip across the line, hit on the pad and given! McClenaghan has done it again, though he's had a bit of assistance from Alastair Cook because that delivery looked like it was missing off stump... England have no reviews left, though, and Trott has to walk. It was Tim Robinson's call again, the ball rapped the pad low in front of off but although it looked like it would have gone on across the stumps, Hawk Eye showed it to be just clipping. So a review wouldn't have saved Trott either

IJL Trott lbw b McClenaghan 37 (77m 53b 4x4 0x6) SR: 69.81

18.2

McClenaghan to Root, no run, on the stumps, Root gets across to defend

18.3

McClenaghan to Root, no run, full and driven into the off side

18.4

McClenaghan to Root, no run, bowling round the wicket now, full length, punched back towards mid-off

18.5

McClenaghan to Root, 2 runs, angled in towards middle and leg, worked off the pads for a couple through midwicket

18.6

McClenaghan to Root, no run, goes back over the wicket, length delivery defended in front of the stumps

"'...and NZ went on to make 359'. Yes, but they made 54(!) off the last 3 overs. Bets, please, on England doing that?" Hippo makes a tasteless reference to gambling. Shame on you, Hippo

End of over 19 (2 runs) England 71/2 (RR: 3.73)

    • JE Root 2 (5b)
    • IR Bell 31 (47b 4x4)
    • MJ McClenaghan 5-1-9-2
    • NL McCullum 1-0-3-0
19.1

NL McCullum to Bell, no run, tossed up and played back to the bowler

19.2

NL McCullum to Bell, 1 run, on the stumps, punched down the ground to long-on

19.3

NL McCullum to Root, no run, played back to the bowler

19.4

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps and worked through the leg side

19.5

NL McCullum to Bell, no run, pushed through wide of the stumps, sits back and steers to backward point

19.6

NL McCullum to Bell, 1 run, full and worked off the pads through midwicket

Here's Alex Winter for a spell...

End of over 20 (3 runs) England 74/2 (RR: 3.70)

    • IR Bell 33 (51b 4x4)
    • JE Root 3 (7b)
    • NL McCullum 2-0-6-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 5-1-9-2

Cheers Monty, what a delightful merrigoround we have today on commentary...

20.1

McClenaghan to Bell, 2 runs, length ball on middle and off, clipped into a gap wide of deep midwicket

20.2

McClenaghan to Bell, 1 run, similar line, a touch shorter, clipped down to long leg

20.3

McClenaghan to Root, no run, little further outside off on a length, pushed to point

20.4

McClenaghan to Root, no run, full and straighter - more off stump this - tucked to midwicket

20.5

McClenaghan to Root, FOUR, just back of a length, pulled, it wasn't short enough to pull really, gets a bottom edge past the stumps and keeper and gets a fluky four to fine leg

20.6

McClenaghan to Root, no run, back pitched up just outside off, pushed into the covers

End of over 21 (7 runs) England 81/2 (RR: 3.85)

    • JE Root 7 (11b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 36 (53b 4x4)
    • MJ McClenaghan 6-1-16-2
    • NL McCullum 2-0-6-0

All on Bell then to make that telling score from the top three...

21.1

NL McCullum to Bell, 1 run, full on off stump, clipped just wide of midwicket

21.2

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, flighted on off stump, chipped very safely down to long on

21.3

NL McCullum to Bell, 1 run, fuller ball punched to long on from just outside off

21.4

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, played to the same fielder, this time with a flick off the back foot

21.5

NL McCullum to Bell, no run, little unsure about the length, ends up staying in the crease and blocking around off stump

21.6

NL McCullum to Bell, 1 run, touch fuller and clipped down to long on

Very easy progress there for England, sensible batting...

End of over 22 (5 runs) England 86/2 (RR: 3.90)

    • IR Bell 39 (57b 4x4)
    • JE Root 9 (13b 1x4)
    • NL McCullum 3-0-11-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 6-1-16-2
22.1

Southee to Bell, 1 run, full just outside off stump, a well-timed drive just wide of mid-off, the fielder slides and keeps it down to just a single

22.2

Southee to Root, 1 run, back of a length just outside off, guided into the ground and it evades backward point and gully both diving towards it, third man scrambles well to his right and saves the second

22.3

Southee to Bell, no run, similar line but fuller so Bell shoulders arms

22.4

Southee to Bell, 1 run, little fuller again and Bell goes out to drive this, in the air for a while but in front of backward point and the sweeper comes in to save the second

22.5

Southee to Root, no run, fullest ball of the over, on the stumps, clipped to mid on

22.6

Southee to Root, no run, driven from just outside off, gets it off the inner half of the bat back up past the bowler, mid-on comes in to save the run

End of over 23 (3 runs) England 89/2 (RR: 3.86)

    • JE Root 10 (16b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 41 (60b 4x4)
    • TG Southee 5-0-27-0
    • NL McCullum 3-0-11-0

Trott with a face like thunder on the balcony...

23.1

NL McCullum to Bell, 1 run, nicely swept off middle and off, can't quite beat deep midwicket

23.2

NL McCullum to Root, no run, forward and pressed from just outside off to extra cover

23.3

NL McCullum to Root, no run, another off drive and again extra cover saves very well

23.4

NL McCullum to Root, no run, chipped into the leg side and a dive from Guptill drops the catch one-handed down to his left, very tough chance

23.5

NL McCullum to Root, no run, played on the crease around middle and off trying to work to leg

23.6

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, full length wide of off stump to driven and gets it out to deep cover

End of over 24 (2 runs) England 91/2 (RR: 3.79)

    • JE Root 11 (21b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 42 (61b 4x4)
    • NL McCullum 4-0-13-0
    • TG Southee 5-0-27-0

Root now has double figures in each of his ODI innings...

24.1

Southee to Root, 1 run, back of a length just outside off stump, cut at hard and finds the sweeper

24.2

Southee to Bell, no run, full ball on the stumps, pressed forward to mid-on

24.3

Southee to Bell, 1 run, slower ball on a length on leg stump, Bell flicks it and can't beat the short long leg

24.4

Southee to Root, 2 runs, driven from just outside off, again only a single to the sweeper out at cover

24.5

Southee to Root, 2 runs, slower ball again, on off stump, Root waits for it and clips out wide of deep midwicket for a couple

24.6

Southee to Root, no run, dropped to point from just outside off staying in the crease

End of over 25 (6 runs) England 97/2 (RR: 3.88)

    • JE Root 16 (25b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 43 (63b 4x4)
    • TG Southee 6-0-33-0
    • NL McCullum 4-0-13-0

James: "So, what is Trott's problem? It would have been umpire's call on a review anyway." Only just shaving the off stump, it wasn't a great decision real time...

25.1

NL McCullum to Bell, 1 run, stays in the crease and punches a length ball down to long on

25.2

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, back in the crease again, clips through square leg, they run hard but not hard enough to beat deep square leg

25.3

NL McCullum to Bell, 2 runs, just outside off stump, Bell late cuts wide of short third man and brings the hundred up

25.4

NL McCullum to Bell, 1 run, width to play with again, cut hard and runs it out to deep cover

25.5

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, short enough to pull, gently paddled really, out to deep square leg

25.6

NL McCullum to Bell, 1 run, gives himself a little room and punches to deep cover

End of over 26 (7 runs) England 104/2 (RR: 4.00)

    • IR Bell 48 (67b 4x4)
    • JE Root 18 (27b 1x4)
    • NL McCullum 5-0-20-0
    • TG Southee 6-0-33-0

With McNath keeping a nice lid on things, here comes Kane Williamson from the Radcliffe Road End...

26.1

Williamson to Bell, 1 run, starts a little short outside off, Bell cut hard but straight to deep cover

26.2

Williamson to Root, no run, Root back on his stumps, misses with a flick to leg, big cry for lbw from the bowler, not out given, they consider and then decline the option of a review, probably too high

26.3

Williamson to Root, no run, does flick this to leg but only finds midwicket

26.4

Williamson to Root, no run, back away to force this off the back foot but again only find midwicket

26.5

Williamson to Root, 1 run, finally gets off strike with a flick down the ground to a ball just backward of a good length

26.6

Williamson to Bell, 1 run, back and cutting hard to the cover sweeper, 50 for Bell, a nice start

End of over 27 (3 runs) England 107/2 (RR: 3.96)

    • IR Bell 50 (69b 4x4)
    • JE Root 19 (31b 1x4)
    • KS Williamson 1-0-3-0
    • NL McCullum 5-0-20-0

Ryan Gray: "'Not a good decision real time' excuse me but it would have been given out if reviewed, do I sense sour grapes, or bias comments?" No I just didn't think it was out watching it live, you could see middle and leg stumps...

27.1

NL McCullum to Bell, 1 run, back and pushed into the covers

27.2

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, full ball on the stumps, tucked down to long on

27.3

NL McCullum to Bell, no run, forward trying to flick down the ground, the bowler dives to his right to save

27.4

NL McCullum to Bell, 2 runs, back and chopped away behind point, wide enough of the sweeper for a second

27.5

NL McCullum to Bell, no run, full length, clipped into the on-side, a good diving save from Guptill at midwicket

27.6

NL McCullum to Bell, 1 run, length ball, gets across his stumps and flicks down to long on

End of over 28 (5 runs) England 112/2 (RR: 4.00)

    • IR Bell 54 (74b 4x4)
    • JE Root 20 (32b 1x4)
    • NL McCullum 6-0-25-0
    • KS Williamson 1-0-3-0
28.1

Williamson to Bell, 1 run, full ball on the stumps, flicked down to long on

28.2

Williamson to Root, 1 run, Root find the same fielder off the front foot

28.3

Williamson to Bell, no run, tossed up on the off stump, just blocked coming forward

28.4

Williamson to Bell, 1 run, full, pushed into midwicket, they run on the fumble, Guptill was sliding to his left

28.5

Williamson to Root, 1 run, back and dropped into the covers, they take a quick run wide of cover

28.6

Williamson to Bell, FOUR, taken from outside off and slog swept over midwicket, well timed, gets it to cow corner for a rare boundary

End of over 29 (8 runs) England 120/2 (RR: 4.13)

    • IR Bell 60 (78b 5x4)
    • JE Root 22 (34b 1x4)
    • KS Williamson 2-0-11-0
    • NL McCullum 6-0-25-0
29.1

NL McCullum to Root, no run, length ball on the stumps, clipped to square leg

29.2

NL McCullum to Root, no run, full ball, pushed to midwicket

29.3

NL McCullum to Root, no run, forward just outside off, played forward and squeezed to short third man

29.4

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, flicked out through square leg

29.5

NL McCullum to Bell, 1 run, tossed up and clipped down to long on from just outside off

29.6

NL McCullum to Root, no run, clipped back to the bowler aiming for long on again, the bowler fields well

End of over 30 (2 runs) England 122/2 (RR: 4.06)

    • JE Root 23 (39b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 61 (79b 5x4)
    • NL McCullum 7-0-27-0
    • KS Williamson 2-0-11-0

Gnasher back with you for the next 10 overs...England have a platform, they can't afford to waste it. James Franklin back into the attack

30.1

Franklin to Bell, no run, comes round the wicket, driven to cover

30.2

Franklin to Bell, no run, back of a length, he drives again but it goes to mid-off

30.3

Franklin to Bell, SIX, that's a top shot from Bell, he drives on the up through the line and sends it high down the ground...clears the straight boundary

30.4

Franklin to Bell, 1 run, finds the gap out to the cover sweeper

30.5

Franklin to Root, 1 run, worked off the back foot through wicket

Adam: "Tell your commentators to tone down the bias. If modern cricket uses replays and the technology used says it's out, then it's out, regardless of the batsman's face on the balcony or your commentators opinion. Be professional." If you are referring to Alex's comment that Trott's lbw was not a great decision, I'll stand by him on that...two oranges and a ball just feathering the stumps is not a good decision

30.6

Franklin to Bell, no run, played into the off side

End of over 31 (8 runs) England 130/2 (RR: 4.19)

    • IR Bell 68 (84b 5x4 1x6)
    • JE Root 24 (40b 1x4)
    • JEC Franklin 4-0-24-0
    • NL McCullum 7-0-27-0
31.1

NL McCullum to Root, 3 runs, too short and wide outside off, nicely cut through backward point and more good running between the wickets

31.2

NL McCullum to Bell, 1 run, pushed easily down the ground to long-on

31.3

NL McCullum to Root, 2 runs, lovely use of the wrists this time by Root as he drives through the off side, but Colin Munro makes an excellent diving save on the cover boundary

31.4

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, worked out to midwicket

31.5

NL McCullum to Bell, 1 run, goes back and cuts a short delivery through the off side

31.6

NL McCullum to Root, no run, defended off the back foot, it was quite short and Root is disappointed he wasn't at least able to work a single

End of over 32 (8 runs) England 138/2 (RR: 4.31)

    • JE Root 30 (44b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 70 (86b 5x4 1x6)
    • NL McCullum 8-0-35-0
    • JEC Franklin 4-0-24-0

We are going to get a look at Munro with the ball...he bowls gentle medium pace

32.1

Munro to Bell, 2 runs, starts with a gentle delivery on leg stump, flicked in the air through square leg

32.2

Munro to Bell, 1 run, drives with a straighter bat this time, but it squirts off a thick inside edge to deep square

32.3

Munro to Root, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-on

Baboo: "@Adam whose comments are published after over 30.5. You are right Adam. These Cricinfo commentators are really arrogant. I had sent more than 100 messages criticising their tone. None of them were published before because they moderate even those comments. They think they know everything. Sometimes, they strike-out after writing. They don't realise that these are permanent records of course, they might alter these records. This comment is not going to be published as I called them arrogant." There you go, Baboo.

32.4

Munro to Bell, FOUR, full outside off, another lovely lofted drive by Bell, this time over extra cover, which clears Brendon McCullum and races to the fence

32.5

Munro to Bell, 1 run, short of a length, tucked along the ground through midwicket

32.6

Munro to Root, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-off

End of over 33 (10 runs) England 148/2 (RR: 4.48)

    • JE Root 32 (46b 1x4)
    • IR Bell 78 (90b 6x4 1x6)
    • C Munro 1-0-10-0
    • NL McCullum 8-0-35-0
33.1

Williamson to Root, no run, shuffles down the track a little then bunts to mid-off

33.2

Williamson to Root, no run, flicked from outside off to midwicket

33.3

Williamson to Root, no run, again outside off to that man at midwicket who is being kept busy

33.4

Williamson to Root, 1 run, shorter this time and gives Root to tuck it off the back foot into square leg

33.5

Williamson to Bell, no run, played with a straight bat into the leg side and can't find a gap

33.6

Williamson to Bell, OUT, breakthrough, against the run of play...worked down the on side, Williamson dived in his follow through which parried it towards midwicket. Because the ball had gone past the non-striker, Root, he stayed in his ground a fraction longer before running...the throw to Ronchi was quite wide of the stumps - although Guptill had been so quick from midwicket - but he did very well to gather it and reach the stumps. Replays show it was a matter of one camera frame, but Root was a inch or two short.

JE Root run out 33 (52m 50b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.00

End of over 34 (1 run) England 149/3 (RR: 4.38)

    • IR Bell 78 (92b 6x4 1x6)
    • KS Williamson 3-0-12-0
    • C Munro 1-0-10-0
34.1

McClenaghan to Bell, no run, on off stump, defending to mid-off

34.2

McClenaghan to Bell, 2 runs, full outside, driven with a late turn of the wrists to send it wide of deep cover

34.3

McClenaghan to Bell, 2 runs, tucked towards midwicket where the fielding isn't so good this time as he dives over the ball

34.4

McClenaghan to Bell, OUT, maybe it was a tactical mis-field! Double breakthrough for New Zealand. The return of McClenaghan does the trick again as Bell drives straight to mid-off who was inside the circle. Simple catch. Lazy shot, really bad time to depart. End of a neat of innings

IR Bell c NL McCullum b McClenaghan 82 (146m 96b 6x4 1x6) SR: 85.41

Two batsmen in the middle who haven't faced a ball. Big moment for Ravi Bopara

34.5

McClenaghan to Bopara, no run, comes round the wicket, good line just outside off stump, he plays just inside the line

34.6

McClenaghan to Bopara, no run, fuller and worked to point

End of over 35 (4 runs) England 153/4 (RR: 4.37)

    • RS Bopara 0 (2b)
    • EJG Morgan 0 (0b)
    • MJ McClenaghan 7-1-20-3
    • KS Williamson 3-0-12-0

The Powerplay has to be taken now. This is perfect for New Zealand. Williamson continues

35.1

Williamson to Morgan, no run, beaten outside off, reaching for quite a wide delivery

35.2

Williamson to Morgan, 1 run, worked from off stump into the on side

35.3

Williamson to Bopara, no run, taken from around off stump to midwicket

35.4

Williamson to Bopara, 1 run, outside leg stump, that gets him underway as he nudges it out to deep square-leg

35.5

Williamson to Morgan, no run, driven into the off side

Using Williamson means he will also hustle through the overs quickly

35.6

Williamson to Morgan, no run, holds this one back a fraction, Morgan pushes it in the air towards cover but it falls well short

End of over 36 (2 runs) England 155/4 (RR: 4.30)

    • EJG Morgan 1 (4b)
    • RS Bopara 1 (4b)
    • KS Williamson 4-0-14-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 7-1-20-3
36.1

McClenaghan to Bopara, 2 runs, continues round the wicket, this wide outside off, Bopara throws his hands at it and gets a thick edge down to third man who slides around the boundary to cut it off

36.2

McClenaghan to Bopara, no run, straighter this time, at off stump, Bopara nicely in line as he drives it hard into the pitch then it bounces back to McClenaghan

36.3

McClenaghan to Bopara, no run, close! Did that stop in the surface? Bopara was early on his shot and the ball went in the air towards Guptill at short cover but landed just in front of him

36.4

McClenaghan to Bopara, no run, dropped and now this one whistles back past McClenaghan's left hand as Bopara drives in the air again...perhaps didn't come back as quickly as the bowler thought

36.5

McClenaghan to Bopara, no run, defended into the off side

36.6

McClenaghan to Bopara, 1 run, very full, on the popping crease, driven square to deep point...not an easy start for Bopara

End of over 37 (3 runs) England 158/4 (RR: 4.27)

    • RS Bopara 4 (10b)
    • EJG Morgan 1 (4b)
    • MJ McClenaghan 8-1-23-3
    • KS Williamson 4-0-14-0
37.1

Williamson to Bopara, 1 run, drifts outside leg stump, worked backward of square on the leg side

37.2

Williamson to Morgan, 1 run, gets lucky here...Morgan aimed to go over the off side and was beaten by some spin, got a thick outside edge high in the air but it just cleared point and cover

37.3

Williamson to Bopara, 1 run, worked down the ground

37.4

Williamson to Morgan, no run, comes forward and defends, Morgan doesn't look confident at all

37.5

Williamson to Morgan, no run, driven to cover

37.6

Williamson to Morgan, 1 run, uses his feet, ends up yorking himself and can only work it down to long-on to keep the strike

End of over 38 (4 runs) England 162/4 (RR: 4.26)

    • EJG Morgan 3 (8b)
    • RS Bopara 6 (12b)
    • KS Williamson 5-0-18-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 8-1-23-3

Tim Southee back into the attack as McCullum keeps ringing the changes

38.1

Southee to Morgan, 1 run, over the wicket, played with a slightly open face towards backward point

Graham: "This is perfectly set up for Jos Butler to blast 60 off 20 odd deliveries!!"

38.2

Southee to Bopara, 3 runs, manages to just about find the middle of the bat this time, it was full and wide, tempting the drive, and Bopara responded by going in the air through the off side but it is hauled in just before the boundary

38.3

Southee to Morgan, no run, pushed across outside off, left alone

38.4

Southee to Morgan, 1 run, full and wide outside off, this time Morgan goes after it and drives out to deep point

38.5

Southee to Bopara, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, neatly whipped towards mid-on who can't stop it cleanly which allows Bopara back for a second

38.6

Southee to Bopara, no run, driven into the on side, fielded cleanly this time

Paul isn't confident: "Haha England, the wheels are falling off now (was only a matter of time) and relying on Morgan and Bopara to take up the responsibility of posting a decent score is like relying on your lottery ticket to pay your mortgage. Statistically there is a chance, but really there is no chance at all!"

End of over 39 (7 runs) England 169/4 (RR: 4.33)

    • RS Bopara 11 (15b)
    • EJG Morgan 5 (11b)
    • TG Southee 7-0-40-0
    • KS Williamson 5-0-18-0

pauly mac: "Will England please ban that god-awful red kit it has put a complete jinx on them! I guess if you look like rubbish, feel like rubbish it's only natural to assume you'll play like rubbish!" In 2009 they lost 6-1 to Australia wearing red but clearly haven't learned

39.1

Williamson to Morgan, no run, driven into the off side

39.2

Williamson to Morgan, 1 run, comes onto the front, plays with an open face to try and find a gap...New Zealand won't mind singles

39.3

Williamson to Bopara, 1 run, there's another one as Bopara props forward and pushes square to the off side

39.4

Williamson to Morgan, 1 run, fraction shorter, played off the back foot towards midwicket

39.5

Williamson to Bopara, no run, brilliant fielding! Is Bopara short? He drove towards cover, thought it would beat Brendon McCullum but his was a superb dive, turn and throw to hit direct. Bopara, however, has just made it

39.6

Williamson to Bopara, 1 run, played into the off side

With England wobbling again, it's back to Alan. Cheers folks.

End of over 40 (4 runs) England 173/4 (RR: 4.32)

    • RS Bopara 13 (18b)
    • EJG Morgan 7 (14b)
    • KS Williamson 6-0-22-0
    • TG Southee 7-0-40-0

Hello again, into the last ten we go. England packing their dynamite in steadily, nice long fuse too...

40.1

Southee to Bopara, 1 run, Southee continues, slightly full and outside the line of off, opens the face and steers through backward point

40.2

Southee to Morgan, 1 wide, fired across, full and swirling away, called wide

40.2

Southee to Morgan, no run, pitched up in the channel, not as wide this time but Morgan still has to reach out to chop to point

40.3

Southee to Morgan, 1 run, drags this shorter, plenty of width for Morgan to throw the hands and pat a single to third man

40.4

Southee to Bopara, no run, tighter line around off to the right-hander, defended coming forwards

40.5

Southee to Bopara, no run, length ball outside the line of off, coming back in a touch and driven on the up to backward point

40.6

Southee to Bopara, no run, fullish length tailing back in towards middle and leg, clipped to the man at midwicket

End of over 41 (3 runs) England 176/4 (RR: 4.29)

    • RS Bopara 14 (22b)
    • EJG Morgan 8 (16b)
    • TG Southee 8-0-43-0
    • KS Williamson 6-0-22-0
41.1

Williamson to Morgan, 1 run, tossed wide of the wicket, goes back and cross-bats one through backward point

41.2

Williamson to Bopara, no run, pushed through around the line of off, pushed back to the bowler

41.3

Williamson to Bopara, no run, flat, angled in around off, defended back to Williamson again

41.4

Williamson to Bopara, 2 runs, drops a touch short, Bopara steps out and drops to one knee to pull flat through midwicket for a couple

41.5

Williamson to Bopara, no run, leg-stump line, sits in the crease and pats back down the track

41.6

Williamson to Bopara, 1 run, on the stumps, clipped into a gap in front of midwicket for a comfortable single

"Last boundary almost ten overs ago - is this a tricky pitch, stunning bowling or dire batting?" A little from column A, a touch more from column C, I think, Pardo

End of over 42 (4 runs) England 180/4 (RR: 4.28)

    • RS Bopara 17 (27b)
    • EJG Morgan 9 (17b)
    • KS Williamson 7-0-26-0
    • TG Southee 8-0-43-0

Southee is replaced by Mills

42.1

Mills to Bopara, 1 run, angling in on the pads, Bopara whips a fullish delivery through midwicket

42.2

Mills to Morgan, FOUR, Morgan makes a little shuffle down the track, Mills fires it full and wide and the batsman manages to shovels it through cover, difficult for him to reach but Morgan's strong wrists earn England a boundary

42.3

Mills to Morgan, 1 wide, pushed across, on a length and left... because it was wide

42.3

Mills to Morgan, no run, tighter, still a good length, Morgan blocks towards point

42.4

Mills to Morgan, no run, walks across his stumps, angled across on a slightly full length and defended

"A boundary! Nearly ten overs (including the powerplay) since the last one," exclaims Andy

42.5

Mills to Morgan, 1 run, comes forward and turns a length ball into something fuller, punches back past the bowler and mid-on scampers across to cut it off

42.6

Mills to Bopara, 1 run, line and length around off stump, Bopara taps into the covers

Eight off the over but England still rubbing two sticks together desperately trying to start a fire

End of over 43 (8 runs) England 188/4 (RR: 4.37)

    • RS Bopara 19 (29b)
    • EJG Morgan 14 (21b 1x4)
    • KD Mills 7-1-27-0
    • KS Williamson 7-0-26-0
43.1

Williamson to Bopara, 1 leg bye, spinning in from outside off and Bopara tries to sweep, is hit on the pad but was outside the line

43.2

Williamson to Morgan, 1 run, flat trajectory, pushed across and Morgan works through midwicket

43.3

Williamson to Bopara, no run, advances and clips the ball towards mid-on

43.4

Williamson to Bopara, 3 runs, drops a touch short and there again signs of greater expansiveness from Bopara, who stands tall and thrashes a cut in front of square, Munro doing well to cut it off in the deep

43.5

Williamson to Morgan, 2 runs, tossed up and swept hard, the man on the 45 should cut it off but it bobbles through him for a couple

43.6

Williamson to Morgan, FOUR, Williamson's line drifts down the leg side and Morgan, who had edged across, plays an impudent French cricket dab, sort of a vertical sweep fine past the man on the edge of the circle for another boundary

End of over 44 (11 runs) England 199/4 (RR: 4.52)

    • EJG Morgan 21 (24b 2x4)
    • RS Bopara 22 (32b)
    • KS Williamson 8-0-36-0
    • KD Mills 7-1-27-0

"I think to be fair to NZ there is a bit from column B too," says Dan. "'Stunning' may not be the right word, they are not Dale Steyn or Saeed Ajmal. But they bowl good lines, don't deliver rubbish bad balls and back it up with brilliant fielding. Batsmen know that there may be runs there, but they will need to take risks to get them."

44.1

Mills to Bopara, 1 run, on a length and turned through the leg side for a quick single

44.2

Mills to Morgan, 1 run, goes slightly wider and fired across, Morgan hops out and chops the ball into the ground

44.3

Mills to Bopara, 1 run, back of a length in the channel, Bopara waits on it and softly guides one behind point

44.4

Mills to Morgan, 1 run, length ball, pushed across, skips out and punches to the sweeper - that's the fifty partnership up, off 60 balls

44.5

Mills to Bopara, 1 run, full and in the channel, Bopara winds up and inside-edges past his stumps for one to fine leg

44.6

Mills to Morgan, 1 run, goes across and tickles another single to third man... bit more urgency now, though with only five overs to go, it may be a little late

Here's Chris: "All those people who say England are favourites for the Champions Trophy. Can I have what they're having please?"

End of over 45 (6 runs) England 205/4 (RR: 4.55)

    • EJG Morgan 24 (27b 2x4)
    • RS Bopara 25 (35b)
    • KD Mills 8-1-33-0
    • KS Williamson 8-0-36-0

Williamson to continue, though McClenaghan and Southee have a couple of overs left each

45.1

Williamson to Morgan, 1 run, tossed up and Morgan reverses the hands to take one through backward point

45.2

Williamson to Bopara, 2 runs, tossed up and punched wristily through the covers, again Munro covers good ground on the fence to cut it off

45.3

Williamson to Bopara, 1 run, wider, very full and Bopara swats at it, goes slightly aerial towards mid-off but bounces before Brendon McCullum

45.4

Williamson to Morgan, 1 run, round the wicket, goes back and hacks one through the covers

45.5

Williamson to Bopara, OUT, full and straight and Bopara goes big... but not big enough and is caught on the fence at deep midwicket! Bopara unpacked his slog-sweep but the ball came off the top edge and went high rather than far: out rather than six

RS Bopara c Taylor b Williamson 28 (43m 38b 0x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

45.6

Williamson to Morgan, 1 run, tapped off the pads through backward square

England have their two explosives experts at the wicket together at last... Can Buttler serve up something special?

End of over 46 (6 runs) England 211/5 (RR: 4.58)

    • EJG Morgan 27 (30b 2x4)
    • JC Buttler 0 (0b)
    • KS Williamson 9-0-42-1
    • KD Mills 8-1-33-0

McClenaghan will bowl out, replacing Mills

46.1

McClenaghan to Morgan, 1 leg bye, very full, pretty much a leg-stump yorker but maybe drifting down slightly and McClenaghan's appeal is rejected

46.2

McClenaghan to Buttler, 1 run, pitched up wide of the stumps, stands in the crease and drives through the covers

46.3

McClenaghan to Morgan, 3 runs, full toss that Morgan doesn't quite latch on to, manages to carve the ball over the ring and out towards deep extra cover

46.4

McClenaghan to Buttler, 1 run, stays back and taps short on the off side

46.5

McClenaghan to Morgan, SIX, round the wicket to Morgan, too straight though and a full ball lands right in Morgan's 'smash it' arc, he gets a full swing of the arms and bunts it high over deep midwicket and into the stands

46.6

McClenaghan to Morgan, no run, well-directed bouncer, wide of the stumps and this takes Morgan by surprise, misses with a flick

"If it was 1990, this would be a good score," giggles Mark. "C'mon kiwis!"

End of over 47 (12 runs) England 223/5 (RR: 4.74)

    • EJG Morgan 36 (34b 2x4 1x6)
    • JC Buttler 2 (2b)
    • MJ McClenaghan 9-1-34-3
    • KS Williamson 9-0-42-1

Mills changes ends, Williamson has done his job

47.1

Mills to Buttler, SIX, short and straight and cracked back flat over wide long-on, just an unfussy jab really, lot of bottom arm power and the ball sails over the ropes

47.2

Mills to Buttler, FOUR, Buttler has shown us power, now it's his deft touch, walking across outside off stump and ramping a full ball over the man on the edge of the circle for four to long leg

47.3

Mills to Buttler, FOUR, overpitched, very straight and clubbed hard off the pads, bisecting the two men out towards deep midwicket

47.4

Mills to Buttler, FOUR, takes the pace off and tries to go very wide as Buttler walks across, looking to flick the ball to leg again, he spots the line and readjusts, reverse-paddling the ball just over the diving short third man, tremendous power in the wrists!

47.5

Mills to Buttler, no run, slower ball in the channel, Buttler had backed away this time and swings hard but misses

47.6

Mills to Buttler, FOUR, length ball, again a touch slower and seen like it's a beach ball, stands up and thwacks it straight back down the ground like he's Jack Nicklaus in his prime

I told you they were packing in the dynamite...

End of over 48 (22 runs) England 245/5 (RR: 5.10)

    • JC Buttler 24 (8b 4x4 1x6)
    • EJG Morgan 36 (34b 2x4 1x6)
    • KD Mills 9-1-55-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 9-1-34-3
48.1

McClenaghan to Morgan, no run, good ball from McClenaghan, very full and ducking back in as Morgan tries to clear his front leg, hits him on the pad

48.2

McClenaghan to Morgan, (no ball) 1 run, pitched up on the stumps again, manages to dig the ball out towards midwicket ... and McClenaghan had overstepped

Free hit and the Buttler is standing to attention

48.2

McClenaghan to Buttler, 1 no ball, McClenaghan comes up with a method of not getting hit - bowling a beamer about two yards outside off stump, which is called a no-ball on height

So, another free hit, then...

48.2

McClenaghan to Buttler, 1 wide, stays round the wicket, full and wide... too wide, outside the tramlines, more extras and Buttler will still get the free hit on the next ball

48.2

McClenaghan to Buttler, FOUR, well, he's a little unlucky there but McClenghan had dug that hole himself, this was pitched up wide of the wicket, Buttler swung hard and sliced four to third man

48.3

McClenaghan to Buttler, FOUR, four more past the keeper, this time to his left via a Chinese cut! Full bunger outside off again, Buttler jammed his bat down late and just managed to squirt it to the rope via an inside edge

48.4

McClenaghan to Buttler, no run, back over the wicket, good short ball across the man, missed trying to swat off the back foot

48.5

McClenaghan to Buttler, 2 wides, slower-ball bouncer, it's very short and will be called wide... and they manage to run a bye too

48.5

McClenaghan to Morgan, SIX, full toss around off stump, Morgan gets right under it trampolines the ball waaaaaaaaaaaay back over long-on for another Dorothy! These two have added 55 in 19 balls!

48.6

McClenaghan to Morgan, no run, bouncer again, outside off and although it looked a little high, as Morgan tried to uppercut it, McClenaghan is allowed some respite

"It was a mistake getting Ravi out," observes Dilip

End of over 49 (20 runs) England 265/5 (RR: 5.40)

    • EJG Morgan 43 (38b 2x4 2x6)
    • JC Buttler 32 (12b 6x4 1x6)
    • MJ McClenaghan 10-1-54-3
    • KD Mills 9-1-55-0

Southee replaces Mills for the final over - the good ship New Zealand has sprung a leak or two

49.1

Southee to Buttler, 1 run, length ball, clears the front leg but can only scuff a single into the leg side

49.2

Southee to Morgan, SIX, goes round the wicket, pitched up and it's in that zone again, Morgan loves to hit down the ground and he brutalises this over long-off for six more!

49.3

Southee to Morgan, OUT, tapped short into the off side and a direct hit runs Morgan out! Superb bit of fielding, he was scampering hard for the single that would take him to fifty but the dive couldn't save him

EJG Morgan run out 49 (73m 40b 2x4 3x6) SR: 122.50

49.4

Southee to Buttler, SIX, hello! Can we have our ball back please! Southee didn't get the yorker right, Buttler stepped away and was able to get right under the ball and lift it miles back into the stands at long-on - I think that was caught in the second tier!

49.5

Southee to Buttler, 1 wide, tries to go full and wide but doesn't quite get it inside the tramlines

49.5

Southee to Buttler, SIX, hammered over deep cover, another huge swing of the bat and that's six more for Buttler! He stepped away and belaboured the ball into the crowd with another thunderous stroke

If Buttler gets this last ball for six, it will be the fastest ODI half-century ever...

49.6

Southee to Buttler, 2 runs, not quite, though it only lands a few feet short! Southee banged it and Buttler sort of windmilled it back down the ground, hard to get a clean hit and long-off comes round to prevent it bouncing for four

5.40pm: Phew! Well, I think someone earlier suggested they would bet against England hitting 54 off the last three overs; they were right - they scored 64. This team often seems obsessed with setting a platform but, when Morgan and Buttler get going, you can see why they bat that way. It's certainly done their spirits a tonic of good but will it be enough to win England the game? It's certainly a more competitive total than looked likely. Join us again in half an hour to see how Guptill and co. go... I'll leave you with Tim: "@Mark, end of over 47. Is that more like a modern day score? C'mon England!"

End of over 50 (22 runs) England 287/6

    • JC Buttler 47 (16b 6x4 3x6)
    • TT Bresnan 0 (0b)
    • TG Southee 9-0-65-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 10-1-54-3
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