Martin Guptill made the highest total by a New Zealand batsman in one-day cricket as his team beat England by 86 runs to take a 2-0 lead and clinch the three-game series.
Guptill, who scored 103 not out in the opening match, hit an unbeaten 189 in his team’s 359-3 at Southampton. England ended all out for 273 after 44.1 overs. Jonathan Trott, who’d dropped Guptill when he was on 13, scored a century.
“It’s an extremely proud moment, credit to Martin in these two games and also Ross Taylor, he’s been outstanding with the bat,” New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said. “Clean hitting is what Martin does and he did it again today.”
Guptill, named man of the match, batted for all of New Zealand’s 50 overs today after the visitors won the toss. Last week, New Zealand won the first match, at Lord’s in London, by five wickets.
Taylor scored 60 today, Kane Williamson made 55 and McCullum was 40 not out. James Anderson led England’s attack, taking 2-65.
England captain Alastair Cook and fellow opener Ian Bell were dismissed for 34 and 25, respectively, as the hosts reached 64-2. Joe Root was out for 28 and Eoin Morgan went for 21.
The rest of England’s batting order went cheaply apart from Anderson, with 28 off 19 balls, and Trott, who finished on 109 not out. Mitchell McClenaghan took 3-35.
“Huge credit to New Zealand,” Cook said. “They really batted us out of the game. We bowled pretty well until the 42nd, 43rd over but New Zealand built a huge platform and kept wickets in hand. When you’ve got a guy on 100 not out and Brendon McCullum, it’s very hard to stop them.”
The final one-day international is at Nottingham on June 5. New Zealand lost the two-match Test series against England 2-0.
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