England take on New Zealand in the last game of three-match ODI series at Trent Bridge on Wednesday, with the hosts desperate to avoid a whitewash on their home turf, ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy.

England v New Zealand

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 2pm BST, with Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD providing live coverage in the UK.


New Zealand have already won the series 2-0 to record their second ODI series victory in England in the last five years. Brendon McCullum's side, who posted a five-wicket win in the first match at Lord's last week, produced yet another convincing performance at The Rose Bowl on Sunday, courtesy of Martin Guptill's record-breaking 189 not out.

The Kiwis opener, who took his side home with an unbeaten 103 at Lord's, brought up New Zealand's highest individual ODI score with the monumental innings. Kane Williamson (55) and Ross Taylor (60) also posted decent scores to anchor the visitors' ship. The late stage of their innings were absolute carnage, as Guptill and McCullum (40 not out from 19) took the English bowlers to the cleaners, piling 132 runs in the final 10 overs, to take the score to 359/3.

Martin Guptill

England struggled with the chase and eventually folded up for 273 in the 45th over. Jonathan Trott, who earlier dropped Guptill on 13, tried to make amends with a century of his own (109) but it was not enough to save his side as the hosts fell well short.

Alastair Cook's men will now be keen to win the last match and finish the series on a relative high, as they prepare for the much-awaited Champions Trophy in their own backyard.

Form Guide


  • Last Five ODIs (most recent first): L LW W L
  • Last Result: New Zealand beat England by 86 runs

New Zealand

  • Last Five ODIs (most recent first): W W L L W
  • Last Result: England lost to New Zealand by 86 runs

Team News

England: The hosts have been handed a much-needed boost after pacers Stuart Broad (knee) and Steven Finn (shin), who were both ruled out of the first two matches, took part in full training at Trent Bridge.

However, it is uncertain whether they would be risked for this game, ahead of the Champions Trophy. Former Ireland quickie Boyd Rankin could be given a chance instead. Kevin Pietersen remains unavailable as well.

New Zealand: The Kiwis have no fresh injury or fitness worries but Trent Boult is still sidelined. With the series already sealed and Champions Trophy group games nearing, McCullum might rest some of his key players and hand chances to a few non-regulars.