New Zealand beat England by 3 wickets in 1st ODI

The win was New Zealand's fifth in succession over England in one-day internationals.

updated: February 17, 2013 16:27 IST
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Hamilton: Captain Brendon McCullum made an unbeaten 69 to lift an injury-stricken New Zealand team to a three-wicket win over England on Sunday in the first of three one-day cricket internationals.

Martin Guptill retired hurt on 3, with a hamstring strain, then returned with New Zealand seven wickets down to help his team win with seven balls to spare.

Guptill hit a six and four fours to finish 27 not out after sharing an unbroken 51-run partnership with McCullum that carried New Zealand past England's total of 258.

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