20 | 10 Runs | ENG: 196/5 (6 runs required, RR: 9.80)

  • Ravi Bopara30 (18b)
  • Ben Stokes9 (5b)
  • Corey Anderson4-0-40-0
  • Ian Butler4-0-35-1

So that's 1-0 New Zealand with a fine performance, firstly with the bat in racking up a good total and then doing enough with the ball, especially in the last two overs when it looked like England were going to get over the line. The Kiwis probably won it with their fielding. Tight margins today but the tourists have won and now we come back on Thursday, same time, same channel, same venue to finally end this tour. That's it from me, see you Thursday...

Here are the captains: "The guys showed some great character," England captain Eoin Morgan said. "We thought it was a chaseable total. It would be very specific stuff to look back on what we could have done better, and margins are very small. It's not as frustrating as the other night, today is a great performance with the young guys we had here. We have a fantastic run chase record and with the short boundary the guys had confidence."

Brendon McCullum on his outrageous slip fielder: "The only way to stem the flow of runs is to take wickets and we managed to do that. That's why I had the slip in. At the end it was a good opportunity for Corey and we had a chat and he was incredibly calm under pressure." Hamish Rutherford is Man of the Match and his captains says about him: "Hamish was outstanding the way he stuck the ball, he settled the entire line up and showed you could get value for your shots."

So again England just fail to get over the line but this has been a high-scoring thriller, superb entertainment and New Zealand have won by five runs the same margin England lost by on Sunday but there was no choke today, this was a stiff chase and they gave it a good go. England had a cracking start to the chase but it was always a big ask to keep up with a tough asking rate.

Anderson to Bopara, 1 run, leg side heave but just gets it to deep-backward square and that's just a single

Six needed for a super over...

Anderson to Stokes, 1 run, length just outside off, cracked down to long on

8 off 2 again for England, they need something this ball now...

Anderson to Bopara, 1 leg bye, goes to swing to leg and misses, comes off the pad and they just take a single

Ohhhhh Ra-vi Bo-pa-ra...Ohhhhh Ra-vi Bo-pa-ra...Ohhhhh Ra-vi Bo-pa-ra...

Anderson to Stokes, 1 run, tries the bouncer, short, pulls, get a toe down to long on, just a single

10 off 4...

Anderson to Stokes, no run, bit swing and miss outside off stump, it was full and wide of off stump and he missed completely

10 from 5, England favourites now?

Anderson to Stokes, SIX runs, swung into the leg side, has this got enough, it does! Picked up from a length on the stumps and swung over midwicket

So 16 needed from the last over and Stokes hitting to the short leg side rope. Anderson the bowler...

19 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 186/5 (16 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.78, RRR: 16.00)

  • Ben Stokes1 (1b)
  • Ravi Bopara29 (16b)
  • Ian Butler4-0-35-1
  • Nathan McCullum3-0-37-1
Butler to Stokes, 1 run, length on off stump, dabs behind point and it's just a single

Not a time for the new man, Stokes needs to find something here...

Butler to Bopara, 1 run, steps across his stumps, swings to leg, good contact but doesn't beat the fielder, New Zealand edge ahead
Butler to Buttler, OUT, goes for another paddle, slower ball, misses, Bopara calls him through for a bye, Latham, with gloves on, throws, missed the striker's end but finds the non-striker's end and Buttler is short of his ground what a slice of luck, that happened at Cardiff too when New Zealand played Sri Lanka

JC Buttler run out (†Latham) 17 (20m 10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 170.00

Butler to Bopara, 1 run, low full toss, swung over the leg side, one bounce short of deep midwicket, slower ball, brave but well bowled

Ohhhhh Ra-vi Bo-pa-ra...Ohhhhh Ra-vi Bo-pa-ra...

Butler to Buttler, 1 leg bye, cramps him up, well bowled, length angled in, comes off the pad into the off side for a single

Third man goes back now...

Butler to Buttler, SIX runs, goes for the conventional - if that can be used to describe this shot - paddle and gets it very fine for six, taken from a good two feet outside off and gets enough on it

26 from 12 and Butler to bowl. Third man comes up, cue reverse paddle...

18 | 9 Runs | ENG: 176/4 (26 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.77, RRR: 13.00)

  • Ravi Bopara27 (14b)
  • Jos Buttler11 (7b)
  • Nathan McCullum3-0-37-1
  • Corey Anderson3-0-31-0
NL McCullum to Bopara, 2 runs, down to sweep, it's well down leg, miss and it's wide but he gets a top edge fine of deep backward square and it's two more
NL McCullum to Bopara, no run, full, down the track, get a toe end back to the bowler
NL McCullum to Bopara, 2 runs, swept and gets two out to the deep backward square

Ohhhhh Ravi Bo-pa-ra...sing the crowd, the Van Persie song...

NL McCullum to Buttler, 1 run, down the track and then swept, gets it to deep-backward square leg
NL McCullum to Buttler, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, again dribble to the on side and again they get two, the field is far too deep out there

Vinay: "Morkel-esque? At least he wasn't Harmison-esque." Morkel's was further!

NL McCullum to Buttler, 2 runs, length ball dabbed into the on side, they scramble two as the field is back again

England needed that over, back in the chase. Oh hello, spin time...Nathan McCullum...

17 | 19 Runs | ENG: 167/4 (35 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.82, RRR: 11.66)

  • Ravi Bopara23 (11b)
  • Jos Buttler6 (4b)
  • Corey Anderson3-0-31-0
  • Ian Butler3-0-26-1
Anderson to Bopara, 2 runs, across the stumps again, flicks it from off stump wide of long on but again a superb diving save, this time it's McNath, saves four again, wonderful work in the outfield
Anderson to Bopara, SIX runs, on the stumps, Bopara got leg side of it again, Anderson went for the stumps but Bopara picked it up over long leg and finds the fence, in fact flies it all the way. That has sailed over the short boundary
Anderson to Bopara, 1 wide, Bopara stepped across his stumps, Anderson responds by going well wide of off stump but it was off the strip, Morkel-esque
Anderson to Bopara, 2 runs, leg side heave from off the stumps, Rutherford at deep backward square slides and saves four, superb work
Anderson to Bopara, FOUR runs, full outside off and a gorgeous upper-drive over extra-cover, great timing
Anderson to Bopara, FOUR runs, steps across the stumps, length ball swung to leg, straight to short long leg and straight through the fielder! How has he missed that, just totally misjudged it and it's through his hands, Bopara thought he was gone
Anderson to Bopara, no run, length ball angled past the off stump, a huge swing and a huge miss

Above two a ball now for England. Anderson is back, England need someone to go...

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England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st50MJ LumbAD Hales
2nd55LJ WrightAD Hales
3rd29LJ WrightEJG Morgan
4th5LJ WrightRS Bopara
5th45RS BoparaJC Buttler
6th12RS BoparaBA Stokes