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Summary

  1. England lose 62-55 to New Zealand in third and final Test in Hamilton
  2. New Zealand win series 2-1
  3. Red Roses still waiting for first series win over New Zealand

Live Reporting

By Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    That's it - game over, series over. The Taini Jamieson trophy stays in New Zealand.

    England return to the court on home soil in November, for the three-match series against Malawi.

    Thanks for joining us!

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    Former England attacker Tamsin Greenway's been following the team's exploits in Hamilton.

    FYI - there's 203 days to go until the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia.

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    England captain Ama Agbaze told Sky Sports: "I think we got ourselves into a good position but we made a few errors and they ran away with it."

    On England's form this month: "It's been a long time coming. We've had glimpses of it and we're glad it's coming together. To be here, contesting the last game is a great achievement. Hopefully we'll move forward from here."

  4. Post update

    Goal defence Katrina Grant, on her 100th cap for New Zealand, talks to Sky Sports on court: "It was huge for us. This is the best England side I've ever played against. We pulled through - the girls did an amazing job. We've learnt a lot from the losses in the last month.

    "We wanted it more in the final quarter. We wanted that trophy and we wanted to give the crowd a good show."

  5. Full-time

    New Zealand 62-55 England

    New Zealand run away with it in the final minute.

    Maria Tutaia wraps up the match with the final goal and the hosts celebrate at the buzzer.

    Brutal for England. They *almost* pulled it off, but the wait continues for their first series win over New Zealand.

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    New Zealand 60-55 England

    One minute left on the clock.

    It looks like the series is slipping from England's grasp. New Zealand are keeping their cool under pressure.

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    New Zealand 58-54 England

    A big miss from Helen Housby. Can New Zealand capitalise? They take their time. England stay solid in defence but Maria Tutaia lands the killer blow.

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    New Zealand 56-54 England

    Three minutes to go.

    Temalisi Fakahokotau tries to hold up an England attack but Helen Housby holds firm. Two goals in it!

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    New Zealand 56-52 England

    Chelsea Pitman and Jo Harten combine again to give England some confidence but they still trail by four.

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    New Zealand 56-51 England

    Five minutes left on the clock...New Zealand have pulled ahead after a miss from Jo Harten.

    England have got a big task on their hands now.

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    New Zealand 53-50 England

    Turnover New Zealand! That could be huge.

    But just as the Silver Ferns go to make it three goals in a row, Geva Mentor pops up to deny them! Amazing skill.

    England are forced to make an injury change, with Stacey Francis coming off and Ama Agbeze coming back on.

    New Zealand extend their lead to three.

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    New Zealand 50-49 England

    Chelsea Pitman, who has been formidable at WA for England, loops the ball in to Jo Harten who scores to level.

    The England defence try and stop Maria Tutaia from scoring, but she succeeds from distance.

    The two sides exchange goals again. This is going down to the wire.

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    New Zealand 47-46 England

    Beth Cobden has been introduced at wing defence for England, with Stacey Francis replacing Ama Agbeze at goal defence.

    New Zealand stay one ahead, with Bailey Mes maintaining her 100% shooting record.

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    New Zealand 44-43 England

    Tracey Neville's dulcet Mancunian tones appear over the on-court microphone.

    She's got her game face on and she's giving firm instructions to her side.

    We're back under way for the final quarter!

  15. Third quarter

    New Zealand 44-43 England

    Only 15 minutes left to play...and New Zealand are ahead by ONE goal.

    Oh man, this is tense.

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    New Zealand 42-42 England

    Kayla Cullen, fresh from her umpire's warning, has an injury issue so Jane Watson comes on in the wing defence role for New Zealand.

    England shooter Jo Harten finds herself flat on her back again. It looks like she's rolled her ankle, but she's able to continue, the trooper.

    Two minutes left to play in the third quarter.

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    New Zealand 39-39 England

    The ball is flying all over the England circle and Jo Harten, who's up to 90% on shooting, finds herself planted on the floor. She recovers to sink another for the Red Roses.

    At the other end, Maria Tutaia misses, but Ama Agbeze is pulled up for an infringement at the rebound. She looks frustrated with that.

    England attack and Silver Ferns wing defence Kayla Cullen gets an official warning for repeated fouling on the edge of the circle.

    Helen Housby has the chance to bring up 40 points for England but she fails to convert. New Zealand turn over and score. We're level!

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    New Zealand 34-36 England

    Bailey Mes gets a ball smack in the face as it bounces off the post following a loose Maria Tutaia pass.

    That's definitely the worst feeling on court, especially when you're playing outside on a stinging cold English evening in January.

    Stacey Francis continues to dominate at WD for England and is really making New Zealand work in attack.

    Tutaia lands another goal but Jo Harten responds at the other end. England are two ahead.

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    New Zealand 31-32 England

    England look like they've settled but then a foot fault by Serena Guthrie hands New Zealand possession.

    Ama Agbeze tries to stop the goal threat, but eventually the Silver Ferns break through.

    One goal in it now.

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    New Zealand 29-30 England

    New Zealand get us under way and score.

    And then they get turnover ball after a Helen Housby error. Maria Tutaia scores, and Bailey Mes makes it three in a row within a minute.