Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IR Bell
82(96) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 8 0 1 3
LRPL Taylor
71(84) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 0 0 2 5 0 0 14

Best performances - Bowlers

JC Tredwell
O9.0
M0
R51
W3
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MJ McClenaghan
O10.0
M1
R54
W3
Eco5.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That wraps up this series, England have won and have improved significantly but have plenty to think about ahead of the Champions Trophy. New Zealand are in better shape and look a good bet yet again to cause a few surprises. We don't have long to wait for the Champions Trophy because it begins tomorrow. India v South Africa is the opener in Cardiff, full coverage, as ever, across ESPNcricinfo so make sure you stay tuned in and my colleagues will have live coverage from 10am BST tomorrow. But from Trent Bridge, from Gnasher, Monty and myself Alex Winter, it's goodbye.

Presentation time, Jos Buttler MoM? The umpires, as ever, are up first. They're getting pens for their efforts. How many officials are there!?! Man of the Match, who gets the champagne, goes to Jos Buttler for his thrilling hitting at the end of the innings that could have rescued England's Champions Trophy campaign? Butterflies n'all. Man of the Series is Martin Guptill for the most runs ever in a three-match bilateral ODI series. He has been superb.

"The win was very important and we thought we played pretty well," says the winning captain Alastair Cook. "We haven't got it right this series, we're almost there but if you're not 100% you get beaten but we showed character and the different side worked today. We're lucky to have two spinners, very different spinners too and they could play together."

The New Zealanders get their series-winning medals, even Colin Munro gets a medal! Brendon McCullum, back to a runner-up today, says: "Today we were good for the majority of the game but two periods cost us: Jos Buttler's innings and losing 4 for 20 odd through the middle. But we showed that if we continue to execute our plans we're a good side. Overall we'll take confidence form this series into the Champions Trophy." McCullum's lifts the NatWest Trophy and the Kiwis spray the champers.

But this series has belonged to New Zealand. Despite defeat here they have shown the world what a useful one-day side they can be and have batsmen and bowlers in form ahead of their Champions Trophy campaign which starts on Sunday. The main plus for them has been the form of Martin Guptill. His power-hitting has been a joy to watch and has led the innings really well, allowing Ross Taylor and Brendon McCullum in particular to play around him. That is a dangerous trio if they get going.

England have fought back well here and have won by 34 runs. The key really was Jos Buttler, whose 47 in just 16 balls lifted England's mood, gave them a solid total they have defended comfortably with Steven Finn and Stuart Broad back. They needed something after two hammerings and have dusted themselves down to take victory here, only a consolation, but plenty of positives to take into the Champions Trophy, which for them starts on Saturday against Australia.

46.3
W
Finn to McClenaghan, OUT, length ball, square driven in the air, times it really well but there's a man out at deep point who takes the catch and England have won. It was back of a length wide of off stump, McClenaghan swung at it and caught it really nicely but the fielder at deep point was in the perfect place
46.2
2
Finn to McClenaghan, 2 runs, swung into the off side, Broad dives at mid-off and can't quite hold on, diving to his right with one hand, got to it but couldn't hang on
46.1
0
Finn to McClenaghan, no run, length ball just outside off, swung at outside off and missed

Can Steven Finn finish it off? He's on from the Radcliffe Road End...

END OF OVER:
46 | 2 Runs | NZ: 251/9

  • KD Mills28 (23b)
  • MJ McClenaghan2 (10b)
  • RS Bopara6-0-21-0
  • JC Tredwell9-0-51-3

Very nice over...

45.6
0
Bopara to Mills, no run, slower ball, very nice, Mills came down the wicket to it but was outfoxed and in the end fended at it and missed outside off
45.5
1
Bopara to McClenaghan, 1 run, little straighter and pushed through square leg
45.4
0
Bopara to McClenaghan, no run, slower ball on off stump, blocked in the end having initially been deceived

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IR Bell
82(96) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 8 0 1 3
LRPL Taylor
71(84) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 0 0 2 5 0 0 14

Best performances - Bowlers

JC Tredwell
O9.0
M0
R51
W3
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MJ McClenaghan
O10.0
M1
R54
W3
Eco5.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF