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Steven Finn guides England to series win over New Zealand

Steven Finn guides England to series win over New Zealand

Steven Finn finished with figures of 3 for 27 in 9 overs against New Zealand © Getty Images

Auckland: Nov 23, 2013

A disciplined bowling performance by England helped them register a comfortable five-wicket win over New Zealand at Auckland on Saturday.

After bowling out New Zealand cheaply, England batsmen sealed the deal as Alastair Cook (46), Eoin Morgan (39) and Jonathan Trott (38) kept the Kiwis away from causing any upset.

New Zealand pacer Tim Southee, who returned to the ODI squad in the last game, picked up three wickets, giving away just 48 runs in 10 overs could not inspire his side to victory as the total was too low for him and the other bowlers to defend.

England eventually went past the New Zealand score in the 38th over to win the three-match series 2-1.

Earlier, England bowlers enjoyed a field day as they ate into the New Zealand batting line-up to bowl the home side out for a paltry 185 in the third One-Day International at Auckland on Saturday.

Alastair Cook won the toss and put the Kiwis in to bat and his bowlers did well to strike early. The Kiwis were reeling at 11 for three in the eighth over and needed a partnership going their way in order to make anything of this game.

Former skipper Ross Taylor and Grant Elliot put on a 53-run stand for the fourth wicket but the England bowlers continued to dominate.

After Elliott’s departure with the score at 64, the Kiwis lost a couple of quick wickets again and it took a captain’s knock from Brendon McCullum to take New Zealand to 185.

Brief Scores: New Zealand 185 (Brendon McCullum 79, Ross Taylor 28; Steven Finn 3 for 27) lost to England 186 for 5 (Eoin Morgan 39, Jonathan Trott 38; Tim Southee 3 for 48) by 5 wickets

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