It was England's biggest victory, in terms of runs, in all ODI cricket beating the 202-run margin they achieved against India at Lord's during the 1975 World Cup. England's total of 408 for nine, their highest in all ODI cricket, was built on the back of hundreds by wicket-keeper Buttler and Joe Root (104).

It surpassed the 391 for four that England made against Bangladesh at Trent Bridge in 2005 -- the previous highest in any ODI in England. Buttler's stand of 177 with Adil Rashid (69) was also a new seventh-wicket record in all one-day internationals, topping the 130 shared by Zimbabwe's Andy Flower and Heath Streak against England in Harare in 2001.

England dismissed World Cup finalists New Zealand for 198 with more than 18 overs to spare, fast bowler Steven Finn (four for 35) and leg-spinner Rashid (four for 55) doing the bulk of the damage. England had threatened a huge score while Root, who made 104, and captain Eoin Morgan (50) were putting on 121 for the third wicket.

But they lost four wickets for 31 runs, including the well-set Morgan and Root. It was a slump from which recent England one-day teams might not have recovered, but wicket-keeper Buttler and Rashid still had the confidence to go for their shots.

Trent Boult took four wickets for 55 runs in his maximum 10 overs, but only two of those overs were faced by England's seventh-wicket duo. England's total was a far cry from their meagre 123 during the Black Caps' eight-wicket World Cup win in Wellington in February - the previous ODI between the teams.

That result formed part of New Zealand's unbeaten run to the final, where they lost to fellow co-hosts Australia, whereas for England it was one of several defeats that contributed to a first-round exit.

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