Consolation win for Eng

Jos Buttler made an unbeaten 47 off just 16 balls to set-up England’s 34-run win over New Zealand in the third and final one-day international at Trent Bridge.

Man of the match Buttler on Wednesday needed a six off the last ball of England’s innings to surpass Sri Lanka great Sanath Jayasuriya’s 17-ball record for the fastest ODI fifty, set against Pakistan in Singapore in 1996. But instead he could only manage two off Tim Southee. Nevertheless the 22-year-old wicket-keeper’s innings featured six fours and three sixes.

The Black Caps still took the three-match series 2-1 after wins by five wickets and 86 runs at Lord’s and Southampton respectively last week as England suffered their first home ODI series loss in four years. For England, victory stopped the rot ahead of their Champions Trophy opener against arch-rivals Australia.

ENGLAND

Cook lbw McClenaghan    0
Bell c N McCullum b McClenaghan    82
Trott lbw McClenaghan    37
Root (run out)    33
Morgan (run out)    49
Bopara c Taylor b Williamson    28
Buttler (not out)    47
Bresnan (not out)    0
Extras (LB-2, W-7, NB-2)    11
Total (for 6 wkts, 50 overs)    287
Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-69, 3-149, 4-153, 5-210, 6-272.
Bowling: McClenaghan 10-1-54-3, Mills 9-1-55-0, Southee 9-0-65-0, Franklin 4-0-24-0, N McCullum 8-0-35-0, Williamson 9-0-42-1, Munro 1-0-10-0.

NEW ZEALAND

Ronchi c Trott b Broad    22
Guptill b Tredwell    38
Williamson lbw Root    19
Taylor c Bresnan b Tredwell    71
Munro c Buttler b Bresnan    0
B McCullum c Buttler b Tredwell    6
Franklin c Cook b Broad    7
N McCullum c Broad b Bresnan    28
Southee c Cook b Finn    15
Mills (not out)    28
McClenaghan c Root b Finn    4
Extras (B-2, LB-5, W-6, NB-2)    15
Total (all out, 46.3 overs)    253
Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-70, 3-96, 4-97, 5-111, 6-122, 7-175, 8-196, 9-235.
Bowling: Steven Finn 9.3-0-57-2; Stuart Broad 9-0-56-2; Tim Bresnan 8-0-27-2; James Tredwell 9-0-51-3; Joe Root 5-0-34-1; Ravi Bopara 6-0-21-0.

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