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Frustrated Williamson has no concerns over Black Caps' middle order

Frustrated Williamson has no concerns over Black Caps' middle order

England stayed calm at the death to snatch a thrilling four-run win in the third one-day cricket global on Saturday, despite an unbeaten century by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.

Santner progressed from two to 41 and New Zealand were 199 for six with victory in sight when Chris Woakes failed to grasp a drive from Williamson.

Chasing 234 to win at Wellington's Cake Tin, New Zealand came up just short, 230 for eight, with captain Kane Williamson unable to nail a six off the final ball of the match.

It meant England won by four runs and seized a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Speaking to BBC Test Match Special, former England spinner Swann said: 'Mitchell Santner almost won that game for New Zealand - he's got the power, Kane Williamson's more of a nudger and nurdler.

Captain Kane Williamson struck a fantastic unbeaten century for the hosts on a slow pitch but did not get the required support from the rest of the batting line-up.

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson admitted a lack of "batsmanship" from the middle order hurt their chances of victory in Saturday night's thrilling game three of the ODI series against England. "They deserved to win".

Morgan (48) and Ben Stokes (39) had been England's two main run-getters.

New Zealand had been well set at 80-1 before the loss of Colin Munro ended a 68-run stand with Williamson and began a collapse that saw the hosts slip to 103-6.




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Moeen Ali secured a tidy 23 before being run out by de Grandhomme, before Adil Rashid fell at the hands of Trent Boult and Mark Wood by Henry Nicholls.

Hesson said: "We have some very talented players, such as Mark Chapman, but at the moment they aren't Ross Taylor".

Williamson, ably assisted by Santner, swung the momentum back in New Zealand's favour, though, keeping the scoreboard ticking while boundaries off Stokes and Tom Curran sped up his knock.

Having brought up his eleventh ODI century off the first ball of the penultimate over with a four off Tom Curran (0-49), the Surrey right-armer showed good composure to respond well and give away only three more singles from his over.

'In our innings we were in a position of strength but stumbled a bit and it's shame not to get across the line. But English bowlers did their job quite well and tied Black Caps innings.

Moeen Ali was declared "Man of the Match" for his impressive contribution with ball.

'My plan was to bowl tight and the wickets just came, we built pressure through dot balls.

"It was a brilliant game of cricket and was hopefully entertaining for everyone".