2nd ODI: Joe Root guides England to eight-wicket win over New Zealand

Alastair Cook, Joe Root and Jonathan Trott scored half-centuries in the chase, after James Anderson picked up 5 for 34 as New Zealand were dismissed for 269.

updated: February 20, 2013 16:02 IST
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Napier: Alastair Cook, Joe Root and Jonathan Trott brought up confident half centuries as England beat New Zealand by eight wickets in the second limited-overs international on Wednesday to level the three-match series at 1-1.

New Zealand's former captain Ross Taylor made 100 and present captain Brendon McCullum 74 as the home side was dismissed for 269 after being sent in to bat at McLean Park.

England skipper Cook scored with 78, Root made an unbeaten 79 and Jonathan Trott reached 65 not out as the tourists chased down the total with 14 balls to spare.

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