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 on Wednesday.

Man-of-the-match Buttler 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 wicketkeeper'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 at Edgbaston on Saturday.

(with inputs from AFP)