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3rd ODI (D/N), Nottingham, Jun 5 2013, New Zealand tour of England
287/6
(46.3/50 ov, target 288)253
England won by 34 runs
Player Of The Match
47* (16) & 2 catches
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Player Of The Series
330 runs
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• The Report by George Dobell at Trent Bridge

Buttler's blitz lifts England but questions remain

They may have won, but England left Trent Bridge with many questions left unanswered ahead of their Champions Trophy campaign

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Scores: Sanjay Murari
Comms: Alex Winter
Scorecard summary
England287/6(50 overs)
New Zealand253/10(46.3 overs)

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

Mitchell McClenaghan c Root b Finn 4 (18m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.76
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
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 462 runs
NZ: 251/9CRR: 5.45 RRR: 9.25
Kyle Mills28 (23)
Mitchell McClenaghan2 (10)
Ravi Bopara 6-0-21-0
James Tredwell 9-0-51-3

Very nice over...

45.6
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
Bopara to McClenaghan, no run

slower ball on off stump, blocked in the end having initially been deceived

45.3
Bopara to McClenaghan, no run

full and wide, driven nicely to extra cover

45.2
1
Bopara to Mills, 1 run

full and just outside off, Mills throws the bat at it and get it down to long on, they consider two but McClenaghan slips

45.1
Bopara to Mills, no run

slower ball outside leg stump, Mills had stepped away and in the end just blocks it

Still alive here New Zealand, if only they could have kept some wickets in hand...

end of over 4511 runs
NZ: 249/9CRR: 5.53 RRR: 7.80
Kyle Mills27 (20)
Mitchell McClenaghan1 (7)
James Tredwell 9-0-51-3
Ravi Bopara 5-0-19-0
44.6
1
Tredwell to Mills, 1 run

hit and run to extra cover, out with a hit, Bopara misses

44.5
2
Tredwell to Mills, 2 runs

a big slog into the leg side, deep midwicket scrambles well and skirts the boundary but saves four

44.4
Tredwell to Mills, no run

down the track again, meets it on the full and pushes back to the bowler

44.3
6
Tredwell to Mills, SIX runs

step down the wicket and a big shot over mid-off, gets it all the way over the rope, big shot

44.2
1
Tredwell to McClenaghan, 1 run

a reverse paddle sweep, played with the back of the bat! Outrageous, didn't bother turning the bat and gets it fine of point

44.1
1
Tredwell to Mills, 1 run

big stride down the wicket and a big heave across the line, doesn't get it and find deep midwicket

end of over 442 runs
NZ: 238/9CRR: 5.40 RRR: 8.33
Mitchell McClenaghan0 (6)
Kyle Mills17 (15)
Ravi Bopara 5-0-19-0
James Tredwell 8-0-40-3
43.6
Bopara to McClenaghan, no run

down leg side, wide surely, no? Must have clipped the pad

43.5
Bopara to McClenaghan, no run

fuller ball, pushed at just outside off, squirts off a thick outside edge and it's saved at backward point

43.4
Bopara to McClenaghan, no run

pushed at just outside off, it runs off an inside edge to short long leg

43.3
Bopara to McClenaghan, no run

back on a length, blocked up the wicket

43.3
1nb
Bopara to McClenaghan, (no ball)

whoops, a beamer, McClenaghan gets it off the handle of the bat trying to get well out of the way, immediate apology from Bopara

Best performances - batters
Ian Bell portrait
IR Bell ENG
82 runs (96)
6 fours
1 six
Control96%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
27 runs
3 fours
1 six
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Ross Taylor portrait
LRPL Taylor NZ
71 runs (84)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
leg glance
18 runs
1 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Mitchell McClenaghan portrait
MJ McClenaghan NZ
O
10
M
1
R
54
W
3
ECO
5.4
James Tredwell portrait
JC Tredwell ENG
O
9
M
0
R
51
W
3
ECO
5.66
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of England
Season2013
Player Of The Match
Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler
Player Of The Series
Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill
Series resultNew Zealand won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 3362
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days5 June 2013 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
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Tim Robinson
TV Umpire
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Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
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Michael Gough
Match Referee
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David Boon
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