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As it happened: New Zealand vs England, 3rd ODI


Cricketnext Staff, Cricketnext
Feb 23, 2013 at 02:38pm IST

Live updates from the third one-day international between New Zealand and England at Auckland.

England innings

End of the match: England 186 for 5 in 37.3 overs: England have beaten New Zealand in the third ODI to claim the series. Although, New Zealand picked up five wickets but they were never in the game after a disappointing display of batting. Only Brendon McCullum to his reputation and made 80 off 67 balls.

As it happened: New Zealand vs England, 3rd ODI

Steve Finn picked up three crucial wickets to give New Zealand an early jolt.

End of over 33: England 171 for 5: Morgan and Butler both are back in the hut but it is a cake walk now for England. Morgan played a blistering knock of 39 of just 24 balls. His innings really gave the momentum to England side. Now, Joe Root is there along with Woakes.

Eoin Morgan c Mills b Ellis 39 (24)

Jos Buttler c Watling b Southee 3 (4)

End of over 24: England are 116 for 3: After a good partnership, both Cook and Trott are back in the pavilion now. A ray of hope for New Zealand but they need to pick up few more wickets quickly. Tim Southee picked up both the wickets.

Alastair Cook c Watling b Southee 46 (67)

Jonathan Trott c Watling b Southee 38 (44)

End of over 12: England are 62 for 1: Andrew Ellis picked up the key wicket of Ian Bell and gives the much needed breakthrough to New Zealand. They need few more quickly to make some impact on the game.

Ian Bell c Rutherford b Ellis 24 (22)

End of over 6: England are 40 for 0: Both the openers have started off in an aggressive manner, especially Ian Bell. Bell is batting on 24 off 21 balls. Cook is bit content on the other side.

End of over 1: England 4 for 0: Ian Bell and Alastair Cook have opened the innings for England. New Zealand need to pick up early wickets to get back into the game.

New Zealand innings

End of the innings: New Zealand all out for 185 in 43.5 overs: After playing some cracking shots, Brendon McCullum falls 20 short of a brilliant century. Since he was running out of partners he started playing aggressively and scored some quick runs but in search for another six through mid wicket he got trapped by Swann and James Anderson made no mistake in the deep. Now, New Zealand will have to bowl really well to restrict England to under 185.

B. McCullum c Anderson b Swann 80 (67)

End of over 40: New Zealand are 148 for 8: Stuart Broad picks up another wicket. Broad banged it in short and Andrew Ellis tried to play a scoop shot but it went straight to Woakes at the backward square leg. Meanwhile, Brendon McCullum reaches his fifty. New Zealand will rely on him to get past 200.

Andrew Ellis c woakes b Broad 8 (10)

End of over 37: New Zealand are 111 for 7: Nathan McCullum goes back to the hut now. He tried to cut hard but he edged the ball and England captain Cook made no mistake in the slip. Steve Finn picks up one more. Pressure is piling on Brendon McCullum.

Nathan McCullum c Cook b Finn 4 (8)

End of over 34: New Zealand are 100 for 6: One more wicket falls, Franklin departs. Graeme Swann picked up the wicket. A full delivery bowled by Swann and Franklin played it straight back to him and Swann dived and took a good catch.

James Franklin c&b Greame Swann 14 (28)

End of over 26: New Zealand are 67 for 5: Another wicket falls, this time the key player Ross Taylor departs. He pokes at a delivery of Stuart Broad and Butler made no mistake behind the stumps. New Zealand into deep trouble. James Franklin joins McCullum.

End of over 23: New Zealand are 64 for 4: England off to a great start in the third ODI. They have reduced New Zealand to 64 for 3 as Steve Finn and James Anderson are on a role. Finn has already picked up two wickets. Brendon McCullum has joined Ross Taylor in the middle. Taylor is batting on 28.

Auckland: England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and chose to bowl on Saturday in the third and deciding one-day international against New Zealand at Eden Park. England named an unchanged line-up while New Zealand made one change, naming allrounder Andrew Ellis in place of left-arm pace bowler Trent Boult.

New Zealand won the first match of series at Hamilton by three wickets and England convincingly won the second match by eight wickets at Napier on Wednesday.

The teams have alternated wins and losses in the Twenty20 and one-day series to date, with England taking the Twenty20 series 2-1. England won the first Twenty20 match on Eden Park by 21 runs and Cook said his experience of that match encouraged him to bowl first. "It looks a really good wicket," Cook said. "We don't think the wicket's going to change too much over the 100 overs but with these short boundaries you just don't know what a good score is. So, hopefully when we know what we have to chase we can set that chase up well."

New Zealand suffered from a slow start in the second one-day international at Napier and captain Brendon McCullum hoped his team could pace its innings more successfully on Saturday. "England won the T20 here by getting a really good score and we've got to make sure we get above par with the bat first innings," he said. "The other day they bowled exceptionally well up front which limits our scoring opportunities but we've still got a good balance within our lineup and some exciting players at the top of the order as well."

Playing XI:

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (c & wk)), B.J. Watling, Andrew Ellis, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, James Franklin, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills.

England: Alastair Cook (c), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Joe Root, Eion Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Stuart Broard, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Steven Finn.

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