Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SB Styris
87(91) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 0 6 1 11 0 3 15
OA Shah
69(75) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 6 0 8 2 6 1

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O10.0
M1
R32
W3
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O10.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco3.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So New Zealand take the series 3-1, the same margin as the series down under earlier this series. They have done brilliantly well to come back from 1-0 down and should enjoy soaking up their moment. Styris has come good in the last two matches, while Southee was impressive throughout alongside Kyle Mills, Mark Gillespie and captain Vettori.

England were very poor, and will look at the moment at Bristol when they were all over New Zealand who were struggling on 61 for 5. But they couldn't nail the match, then came the controversies at The Oval as New Zealand took the lead. Kevin Pietersen took the captaincy after Paul Collingwood was banned, but couldn't inspire his team to level the series. There will be plenty of harsh words said about the performance over the coming days. England's one-day cricket is again going in the wrong direction after the promise they showed late last year with success against India and Sri Lanka.

But let's focus on New Zeland and especially Vettori. He is a mighty impressive captain, while his bowling today had England in knots. The team have responded to him despite being at a very low ebb less than two weeks ago. A word, too, for Grant Elliott, plucked out of league cricket and now a winner at Lord's. He'll have a few stories to tell his Weybridge team-mates when he gets back.

News of the presentations will follow shortly with Man of the Match and Series details.

Scott Styris gets the Man-of-the-Match award for the second game running for his 87 off 91 balls...Vettori might have run him close. "We knew if we had wickets in hand we could do some damage."

Tim Southee gets Player of the Series for his 13 wickets. What a moment for the young man at Lord's. "We came together after that first game and things started to click. I've learnt a lot from the guys and playing in my first one-day series."

Kevin Pietersen comes forward: "The batting let us down today and has done since Durham. You can't afford to get 20s, 30s and 40s. There was no complacency, but we are after consistency. There weren't enough hundreds, we've got ourselves into positions with the bowlers but the batting hasn't fired."

Now here comes Daniel Vettori: "There was a lot of soul searching and I asked some individuals to stand up," he says about New Zealand bouncing back." And on today's effort. "It was a tricky wicket [today] and the way Scott played was a perfect model for one-day cricket. I think we have a team that can take us to the next level, but we'll have to wait and see. There are a couple of players to come back for the Champions Trophy so that bodes well."

Then he goes over to join his team-mates and are presented with the Natwest Series trophy. They will enjoy their party tonight before a long trip back. After a tough Test series, they have bounced back superbly. Now the champagne corks start popping, joyous scenes for New Zealand.

And that wraps up the series and New Zealand's visit to England. It's been a long contest, stretching back February on both sides of the world. England are clearly the better Test team, but New Zealand boss the one-day game without doubt.

New Zealand now head to Aberdeen for ODIs against Scotland and Ireland then have break before heading to Pakistan for a tour, followed by the Champions Trophy also in Pakistan. England have a couple of weeks to reflect, then the focus is on the big challenge of South Africa. That starts at Lord's on July 10, but for now from Andrew McGlashan, Jamie Alter, Martin Williamson, Andrew Miller and Will Luke it's goodbye and thanks for joining us over the last few weeks.

47.5
W
Gillespie to Anderson, OUT, and that's that, sliced away to backward point, Oram takes the catch and Gillespie ends the match...New Zealand all the way and huge smiles on all their faces
47.4
0
Gillespie to Anderson, no run, low full toss outside off, misses the drive
47.3
1
Gillespie to Sidebottom, 1 run, dropped backward point didn't see that as a thick outside edge flies his way...went straight through his hands
47.2
1
Gillespie to Anderson, 1 run, driven square through the off side
47.1
1
Gillespie to Sidebottom, 1 run, carved down to long off

END OF OVER:
47 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 212/9

  • JM Anderson1 (4b)
  • RJ Sidebottom8 (9b)
  • TG Southee9-0-49-3
  • MR Gillespie9-2-26-1
46.6
0
Southee to Anderson, no run, backs away, gives himself room and misses another slash

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SB Styris
87(91) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 0 6 1 11 0 3 15
OA Shah
69(75) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 6 0 8 2 6 1

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O10.0
M1
R32
W3
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O10.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco3.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF