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New Zealand defeat England by 13 runs in rain-hit thriller

  • Chasing a mammoth target of 399, England fought valiantly in a thrilling rain-hit one-day international (ODI) against New Zealand, but eventually were left 13 runs short of the revised Duckworth-Lewis total.

    The game produced 763 runs — the most ever scored on English soil in an ODI.

    Ross Taylor, unbeaten on 119, and Kane Williamson, 93, led the New Zealand attack.

    In reply, England’s Alex Hales cracked a half-century and Eoin Morgan smashed 88 in 47 deliveries, but the final revised target of 34 runs from 13 balls proved insurmountable for the hosts.

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