Stephen Brenkley

Stephen Brenkley is Cricket Correspondent for The Independent.

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England's Jonny Bairstow plays a shot off the bowling of New Zealand's Ben Wheeler

England vs New Zealand analysis: Five things we learnt from the one-day series win

England’s new state of mind

Saying that you will play fearlessly and doing it are different things. For the first time England did what they said and never stopped doing it. Their opponents must take some of the credit for this but England adapted it and modelled it to their liking and by the end on Saturday their fierce determination was obvious. It is not possible in Test cricket to replicate this precisely but intent, to use the buzz word, is a cardinal asset. England have it.

Jubilant England players lift the trophy and spray the bubbly after sealing a thrilling 3-2 one-day series victory over New Zealand at Chester-le-Street

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Jonny Bairstow celebrates as the win is clinched

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Mark Wood celebrates the wicket of Brendon McCullum

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The England bowler Steve Finn appeals during Wednesday’s one-day victory over New Zealand at Trent Bridge, where he returned figures of 1 for 51

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