Taylor hurt in Black Caps loss

01 March 2018 03:42:19 EST

Ross Taylor may miss New Zealand's third ODI against England after being injured in their defeat in Mount Maunganui.

The experienced batsman damaged a quad muscle in the second match, when being run out by David Willey.

He will be scanned before the team's medical staff assess whether he can play in the third game in Wellington.

Captain Kane Williamson is also in some doubt after missing Wednesday's match with a hamstring problem.

Taylor, who scored a century in the Black Caps' victory in the opening game in Hamilton on Sunday, was forced to sit in the pavilion in the second match when the side fielded.

Acting captain Tim Southee admitted the total of 223 was not enough against a good England batting line-up.

"We scrapped through to something we could bowl at but it's never easy when you hand the opposition four run outs," he said.

"The effort from the bowlers was top drawer, to keep coming in trying to create chances. But the way [England] played they were too good today."

England were able to reach their target with 73 balls to spare as Ben Stokes top-scored with 63 from 74 balls, including a six and seven fours.

The Black Caps will need to match the consistency the England bowlers showed at Mount Maunganui, added Southee.

"The beauty of this side is we don't get caught up when we're winning and we won't get too down when we're losing. In a couple of days we get to crack on and do it again," he said.

New Zealand are 11/10 to win the third ODI against England, who are 8/11.

Tim Southee is 7/2 to be the Black Caps top bowler.

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