NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) - A combative 90 from Kane Williamson and half centuries from Grant Elliott and Martin Guptill helped New Zealand reach 349-7 in the fourth one-day international on Wednesday, setting England a national-record run chase to avoid a series defeat.
After Brendon McCullum chose to bat on a quick pitch under cloud cover, Williamson passed 3,000 ODI runs and again combined to great effect with Ross Taylor at Trent Bridge.
England let slip several half-chances, with McCullum escaping when Jos Buttler could not hold an inside edge off Mark Wood only to go caught-behind anyway in the same bowler’s next over to end an opening stand of 88.
New Zealand has a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.
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