England beat New Zealand by three wickets on the Duckworth/Lewis Method to win the fifth one-day international at the Riverside on Saturday and so take the series 3-2.
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom: England beat New Zealand by three wickets on the Duckworth/Lewis Method to win the fifth one-day international at the Riverside on Saturday and so take the series 3-2.
England's Jonny Bairstow (L) celebrates with Adil Rashid after hitting the winning runs during the fifth one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and New Zealand at The Emirates ICG in Chester-le-Street. Pic/AFP
Jonny Bairstow, only playing after injury ruled out first choice wicket-keeper Jos Buttler, made 83 not out as England, chasing a revised target of 192 in 26 overs, finished on 192 for seven with six balls to spare.
New Zealand, after losing the toss, made 283 for nine in their full 50 overs. Martin Guptill top-scored with 67, Kane Williamson made exactly 50 and Ben Wheeler bolstered the total with a quickfire 39 not out.
All-rounder Ben Stokes took three for 52 on his Durham home ground and leg-spinner Adil Rashid two for 45.
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