Result: England beat New Zealand in Napier

Result: England beat New Zealand in Napier
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England beat New Zealand by eight wickets in Napier to level their ODI series at 1-1 heading into the final clash at the weekend.

England have raced to an eight-wicket win in Napier to level their ODI series against New Zealand.

The hosts, who batted first, were bowled out for 269 after James Anderson took five wickets for the tourists, with Ross Taylor hitting a top-scoring century.

The tourists started their innings well, with Alastair Cook hitting 78 runs before being caught by Tim Southee off his own bowl while Ian Bell scored 44.

However, Jonathan Trott (65) and Root (79) stitched a match-winning partnership of 121 runs to claim victory and take the series to 1-1.

The third and final ODI gets underway on Saturday.

Alastair Cook
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