Guptill gave England’s bowling attack plenty to think about as they were smashed to all parts of Southampton’s Rose Bowl on the way to a record total of 359-3.

England fell 86 runs short, bowled out for 273 off 44.1 overs, to go down 2-0 in the best of three series.

The Black Caps are making a habit of turning around a Test series whitewash with a dominant ODI performance, as they did the same in South Africa earlier this year.

Of Guptill’s heroics, BBC commentator Alec Stewart said: “I can’t think of a better innings. It was outstanding from start to finish… they should make a DVD of it.”

The start of the innings was less than glamorous, with Guptill’s opening partner, former Aussie hopeful Luke Ronchi failing for the second match in a row, but it was all Black Caps from there on in.

The Kiwis have to be fancied as dark horses in the Champions Trophy, starting on Thursday, despite being the lowest ranked of the eight nations in the tournament.

They’ve been drawn in the same group as hosts England, Sri Lanka and Australia, who comfortably accounted for West Indies on Saturday in Cardiff and play India tomorrow in another warm-up match.

But first, New Zealand will be looking for a series clean sweep in Nottingham on Thursday.

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