Eng 160 all out - New Zealand win by 22 runs to level the series at 1-1. Tremlett attacks Elliott, looking for a vital boundary, but instead sends it sky-high and arrowing down into the waiting, safe hands of his skipper Vettori. England fall apart late on after Collingwood and Swann had seemed to rescue the situation and put them in control.
Eng 160-9 (46 overs) - Broad gone for 17!! He gets the slightest edge off Vettori on the leg side and Hopkins juggles before taking the ball and leaping in celebration. 23 runs needed from four overs - and just the one wicket remaining. Anderson the man opposite Tremlett.
Eng 157-8 (45 overs) - Vettori has Broad in all sorts of trouble, appealing twice against the tail-ender - the first arguably going down leg and the second in line but at the limit in terms of height. He responds with two runs before Gillespie scares the bejesus out of Tremlett, but he lives to fight another day - and keeps strike with a single on the last ball of the over.
Eng 153-8 (43 overs) - SOUTHEE HAS COLLINGWOOD!! The ball swung in and hit his knee roll, Hawkeye says it was clipping the top of the off stump - and up goes the finger to send him to the pavilion, bat under his arm. Oh dear. A big task for Broad and Tremlett.
Eng 149-7 (42 overs) - Gillespie the best Kiwi bowler with 3-15 off eight overs so far. Just the odd single as England edge closer... and the light is failing a bit under the cloud cover. We have an interesting end to this match in the offing.
Eng 142-7 (39 overs) - Broad begins well enough, punching a couple through the covers for a pair of threes. Not enough on them to reach the rope. Mills ends with figures of 2-42. Crunch time for both teams.
Eng 129-7 (36 overs) - Swann out for 29, clipping Taylor to Styris at midwicket. A real shame as he could have moved on towards a half-century if he'd maintained his discipline. Before that he swatted Mills over cover for four.
Eng 114-6 (33 overs) - The partnership is up to 50, Collingwood on 23 and Swann on 19. England need 69 runs from 102 balls now.
Eng 110-6 (30 overs) - We've got a little mind-changer in the ranks - mattheweugenefarrell, having predicted 37 overs for the moment England reach their target, now thinks NZ will win. Time will tell - but his new guess suffers a setback as Colly bags a boundary then Swann clumps a free hit down the ground, just short of a six, and adds a four with a pull-shot for good measure.
Eng 93-6 (27 overs) - Swann survives a Gillespie swinger, the inside edge cannoning down and bouncing over the stumps. The fans are throwing their rubbish into the air as they rise for a Mexican wave - there's that Twenty20/football influence again. All good fun, I'm sure.
Eng 85-6 (24 overs) - Vettori with a maiden opposite Swann, but it is wickets that are paramount at present. Both he and Collingwood then look for singles before the Notts man dispatches a shorter Vettori delivery for four over long-on.
Eng 77-6 (21 overs) - Owais Shah faces just three balls before edging Southee thickly to Styris at second slip - he got that one all wrong, he should have left it alone. Ambrose leaves soon after, also edging to the slips - Taylor took it at the second attempt. Four balls for him, another duck for England. Collingwood follows protocol again by defending five Southee balls before suprising everyone with a cut in front of point for four.
Eng 64-4 (18 overs) - Bell caught by McCullum in the covers. He cut Elliott but did not find the middle of the bat as with his previous shots, gone for 20. An impressive diving catch from How in the same area then puts an end to Bopara's contribution, Southee the bowler this time. Game on. Colly faces down a Elliott over, a maiden of course but right now England needs an innings from their captain - not silly shots. This is his forte.
Eng 61-2 (15 overs) - After a slow couple of overs Bell unloads with three stunning fours: a pull, a cut and a cover drive, nice little set. England looking a lot more comfortable with eight wickets in hand and plenty of overs to go at.
Eng 44-2 (12 overs) - Bopara with a couple of stylish boundaries off Southee's over, one to the off side and one to leg. He's up to 23. England building.
Eng 27-2 (9 overs) - Bopara across to the striker's end like lightning as Bell picks up a cheeky single with a tap to midwicket - Ellliott almost takes apart the wicket, just missing as he looks for a direct hit. There's a maiden for Gillespie before Bopara slashes Mills over backward point where Southee flies into a fantastic dive looking for the one-handed catch, just missing - four runs.
Eng 20-2 (6 overs) - Pietersen gone!!! Vettori delighted as Mills's delivery towards leg stump is turned straight to Eliott at midwicket by KP, who departs with a lowly four runs to his name. Ravi Bopara next in with a job to do, which he begins well enough with some defensive work.
Eng 14-1 (3 overs) - Early disaster as Wright edges Mills to second slip in the opening over, taken by Styris. A Mark Gillespie bouncer then beats Hopkins behind the stumps - five wides. If someone comments on this blog, they're all right by Cowers - even if they feel the need to waste their time with the Doors national anthem-singing, plastic furniture-chucking crowd. Having said that, they're not all that far away from after-work Twenty20 followers...
Eng 0-0 (0 overs) - Still a bit murky and windy in Bristol as Wright and Ian Bell emerge for the England innings. Mills to bowl the first over. Prediction: 40 overs - refusing to believe that England could throw this away after the top, top work of Broad, who ended with a brilliant 2-14 off his 10 overs.
Sandwich time - Football isn't on Cowers's radar, elmhurst99 - largely out of protest against the disillusioned fools who comment on Early Doors each morning. Not so with our own readers. Yet even he could not miss the ridiculousness of the end of that last-eight tie last night. Sorry for the slow updates - let's try for the number of overs it will take England to knock 'em off. Or does anyone think NZ still have a chance after that late flurry?
NZ 182 all out (50 overs) - Oh, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy. England's bowlers' inability to take any of the last three wickets put paid to that now-cringeworthy innings prediction; yet we thought that perhaps the return of Anderson might help us look slightly less foolish. No luck - he ends with figures of 3-61 after claiming Elliott (57), caught by Wright, but leaking 18 quickfire runs. Wright with the final over, sending Tim Southee back to the pavilion with a duck courtesy of the hands of Pietersen before Collingwood catches the final ball of the 50 overs as Mills looks for one final six. And why not? He hit one along with two fours among those last six balls.
NZ 150-7 (48 overs) - Elliott nudges one down the off side for a round 50 off 99 balls. Tremlett then chopped over cover by Mills for four; that is the end of the bowler, who bowled one maiden on his way to figures of 1-24 in his 10 overs. 150 up.
NZ 132-7 (45 overs) - Mills fortunate as he edges and finds the boundary, not Ambrose's gloves. Perilously close to that 135 now - but what a poor effort this has been from New Zealand nonetheless. They must come out and have a swing in the closing overs to give their innings some semblance of respectability. Elliott, on 44, the only ray of light for them.
NZ 119-7 (42 overs) - Mills and Elliott picking runs off as that 135 begins to look foolish. Collingwood still on as Anderson takes over from Swann for one last spell. As for the more important question of whisky: the Glenfiddich is an 18-year-old - and coincidentally had to be exchanged for a Glenlivet after the plush cushioned blue case was opened in Cowers's barn and found some swine had messed with the wrapping! There were no more Glenlivets, you see.
NZ 111-7 (39 overs) - Vettori gone for 18!!! Owais Shah has to move quickly to get to mid-on and take the catch, but move he does and the skipper swings his bat in frustration. He popped up Swann with an attempted chip down the ground. 11 overs or three wickets remaining - any takers for the final score in this innings? Cowers reckons 135 - pound coins in the post to the closest.
NZ 100-6 (36 overs) - New Zealand bring up the 100 with a single off Vettori's legs as Collingwood looks grimly on from the other end... Graeme Swann joining him with a bit of spin to shake things up. Vettori capable of rescuing his side's innings - England have got to target him. He has 12 while Elliott's cover drive for four takes him to 31.
NZ 90-6 (33 overs) - Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori with a solid start at eight, driving first Collingwood then Wright for boundaries and not giving much away. Pietersen should have stopped the latter, allowing it through his legs as he went to ground. He's not pleased with his effort. That KP, he's nuts. Sorry.
NZ 75-6 (30 overs) - Sub fielder Will Porterfield is at deep leg to snaffle Hopkins - who could only make seven - as he pulls Collingwood but cannot get enough on it to reach the boundary. Wright causing a few problems with his medium pace, moving the ball off the seam.
NZ 64-5 (27 overs) - All-rounder Luke Wright has a bowl - with the final ball of the 27th over he is cut behind square by Hopkins where Cap'n Colly flings himself into a diving catch... but spills the ball! He looks accusingly at his fingers - he shouldn't be hard on himself, that would have been a top-drawer take. Still, half-chance missed. Prior to that he was off the field to have some treatment or other.
NZ 59-5 (24 overs) - Tremlett back on as Broad finishes his overs. Anyone watch England's mauling at the hands of the All Blacks this morning? These pesky Kiwis need to be taught a lesson - and at present Collingwood's boys are indeed giving them a bit of a schooling. Cricket does have a habit of biting you back when you relax though - look at the turnaround in that Old Trafford Test.
NZ 49-5 (21 overs) - Morning to our loyal readers, let us know what you think about England's good start - Cowers is nursing a bit of a Glenfiddich head this afternoon so we could do with some clarity on this page. Anderson returns for Tremlett and on the last ball of his second over back Flynn takes him on - foolish! Tremlett is waiting under it at mid-on for a dolly.
NZ 45-4 (18 overs) - A maiden apiece for Tremlett - in for the injured Sidebottom today instead of Dimitri Mascarenhas, who you may remember smashed those famous sixes at this County Ground a few months ago - and Broad. New Zealand scratching around for odd runs, but at least they have not lost another wicket. A lot of overs still to face if they can stay where they are.
NZ 43-4 (15 overs) - Styris is gone for four, a very similar bouncing ball from Tremlett nicking his glove in the 13th over and Tim Ambrose taking the catch cleanly behind the stumps; Ross Taylor is then a goner in the next over, Broad defeating him on the inside to knock out the off stump. Daniel Flynn and Grant Elliott in the middle - there has been plenty for the bowlers to work with this morning.
NZ 42-2 (12 overs) - Bye bye How - Broady sits one up outside off stump and the opener slashes it down with a thick edge on to his middle stump. Out of the ground. Scott Styris enters for his 150th match and is immediately in trouble, bending backwards to avoid a bouncer.
NZ 34-1 (9 overs) - Umpire Steve Davis turns down Tremlett at the end of that over despite the obvious threat to leg stump. A maiden from Broad keeps the Kiwis under wraps while Tremlett struggles to avoid bowling the odd wide.
NZ 29-1 (6 overs) - Ross Taylor gets his eye in after joining Jamie How at the crease. Stuart Broad is keeping things tight and finding some movement off the seam, although he is clumped for one four by How. Chris Tremlett replaces Anderson for the seventh over.
NZ 19-1 (3 overs) - The breakthrough for England as Kevin Pietersen at mid-off leaps to snatch a Brendon McCullum drive which came out of the meat of the bat. His scalp belongs to Jimmy Anderson; he departs with 17 off 11 balls - including a six hoisted to deep midwicket that some joker in the crowd dropped despite being perfectly placed. Serves him right for looking like Johnny Vaughan.
10:45am: It is an overcast day here in the west country, but little threat of rain it seems. There is also a hefty wind moving across the wicket to make things a bit trickier for the batsmen. The players emerge; after a no-contest in the second ODI England are winning the five-match series 1-0 - and also triumphed in the Twenty20 one-off.
10:30am: Welcome to Bristol for England's third one-day international against New Zealand. Paul Collingwood has won the toss and elected to have a bowl. Ryan Sidebottom has not passed a fitness test and Chris Tremlett steps into his shoes for the day.
England: Paul Collingwood (captain), Ian Bell, Luke Wright, Kevin Pietersen, Owais Shah, Ravi Bopara, Tim Ambrose, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett, James Anderson
New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (captain), Jamie How, Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Daniel Flynn, Grant Elliott, Gareth Hopkins, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Mark Gillespie