The composed English side led by James Tredwell along with Jonathan Trott beat South Africa and forced their way to the final of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
The elegant batsman of the Lankan Lions, Kumar Sangakkara, blasted another ODI ton and Nuwan Kulasekara stunned England as the visitors won the match easily.
The dreadful opener of New Zealand, Martin Guptill, continued his assault on the English bowling with a successive ODI ton and took away the series from the hosts.
A masterly unbeaten hundred from Martin Guptill led his side to a tremendous victory against their strong opponents England in the first ODI of the series.
The dominant England side crushed the depleted New Zealand in the 2nd Test with a hefty margin as the hosts went on to win the match and series convincingly.
Alastair Cook led his side from the front by smashing 25th Test ton and Graeme Swann once again bowled excellently vs. New Zealand who faces another defeat.
A furious spell of fast bowling from Stuart Broad bulldozed the batting line up of the visiting New Zealand who ended up losing a low scoring game badly.
The star quick bowler of New Zealand, Tim Southee, bowled excellently in the second innings by picking three important wickets as England looks for survival.
England started the first day on a defensive mode against the calculated bowling of the five New Zealand bowlers who restricted the hosts to a limited score.
Matt Prior blasted a match preserving ton and shared a solid partnership with Ian Bell that resulted in saving the crucial third Test for England vs. New Zealand.