New Zealand's Brendon McCullum buoyed by England series win

This latest ODI series victory was just the tonic New Zealand needed after being whitewashed 2-0 by England in the preceding Test series and left them full of confidence heading into the one-day Champions Trophy tournament in the UK that starts on Thursday.

updated: June 03, 2013 10:39 IST
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Southampton: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said his side had showed how "good a team we can be" after wrapping up a one-day series win over England.

Martin Guptill's New Zealand record 189 not out -- the opener's second successive unbeaten hundred -- was the cornerstone of the Black Caps' total of 359 for three that was behind an 86-run win at Southampton on Sunday.

That gave them an unbeatable 2-0 lead in a three-match series ahead of Wednesday's clash at Trent Bridge and followed a five-wicket win at Lord's on Friday where Guptill scored an unbeaten 103.

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