New Zealand post 185 in Auckland

New Zealand post 185 in Auckland
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England bowl New Zealand all out for 185 in the third one-day international in Auckland.

England will chase 186 for victory in the third and final one-day international against New Zealand.

A strong bowling performance on a batter-friendly pitch has given Ashley Giles's side a great opportunity to bring home a series-clinching win in Auckland.

It was Steven Finn and James Anderson who did the damage early on, as BJ Watling (1), Hamish Rutherford (2) and Kane Williamson (7) were sent back to the pavilion for the cost of just 10 runs.

A 54-run partnership then blossomed between Ross Taylor (28) and Grant Elliott (24), but a mix-up between the pair saw the latter run out well short of his crease.

Taylor was not far behind as Stuart Broad claimed his first wicket of the day, despite a review suggesting that ball did not hit bat on its way through to Jos Buttler.

Brendan McCullum was next in and he smashed 80, but regularly lost partners at the other end.

It was his wicket that brought a close to the Black Caps' innings, with Anderson catching him on the boundary off the bowling of Graeme Swann.

Steven Finn was the Three Lions' best bowler, finishing with figures of 3-27. Broad and Swann both took two wickets, while Anderson and Chris Woakes claimed one apiece.

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