Franklin lobs up a slow ball to deep mid-wicket and is gone for 1. 245/6 after 46 overs.
Nathan McCullum comes to the crease for four overs of heavy hitting.
New Zealand's momentum has been pegged back here. McCullum can be dangerous but surely Taylor is the man here to get us up over 280.
Six and out for McCullum. He smacks Anderson for a six over midwicket then next ball nicks one to the wicketkeeper. Seven runs from three balls for Nathan.
Tim Southee is the new man, a clean striker off the ball who has been working hard on his batting in recent times.
Great start. With men up inside the circle Taylor is given too much width by Woakes and guides it through the covers for four.
Taylor moves through to 96.
Clean bowled. Southee goes for two after being deceived by the speed of Woakes. Eight down, Kyle Mills comes to the crease.
Taylor is back! He brings up his 7th ODI century with a well timed four through point. He takes off his helmet and looks like he is really enjoying the moment, very well deserved. Still two overs left.
Annnnd a wonderful innings comes to an end. Taylor tries to cut but it is too close and he gets an edge through to the keeper. 100 from 117 balls. A brilliant bit of batting, right when New Zealand needed it.
Ten deliveries left, one wicket. Can the Black Caps bat out their overs?
And that's it. New Zealand have been bowled out for 269, Trent Boult was the last man to go, caught at deep mid-on. The Black Caps finished with seven balls unused and will be disappointed by that. But they managed 103/6 from their last 10 overs and have given themselves a chance here.
Join us here after the dinner break for all the action.
Welcome back, Ian Bell and Alastair Cook are opening the batting for England in very good batting conditions. Three of the past four ODI matches here at McClean Park have been won by the side batting second, so the Black Caps will have to bowl well here to peg back the English.
Trent Boult and Kyle Mills are opening the attack for New Zealand, and Boult is bowling with a gentle breeze blowing from left to right which allows the ball to swing back in to the right handers.
Boult has opened with a maiden but Mills has gone for 12 after his first two overs.
With the England players enjoying a round at the picturesque Cape Kidnappers course before today's match, Graeme Swann took the opportunity to smash a shot off a cliff into the ocean.
Teammate Stuart Board filmed the incident and posted it on YouTube.
The spinner is heard saying 'don't let go, don't let go' before taking a cricket swing with the club, connecting with a ball tossed in the air but also sending the head off the club and over the cliff face.
Anyway, back to the cricket where England have made a solid start to their run chase. Cook has raced out to 12 and Bell sits on 4, with the English currently at 18-0 after five overs.
Ian Smith says we won't know the outcome of this game for at least 2.5 hours, and he is a man of real experience. So if you're just tuning in on your Wednesday evening, kick back grab a brew and enjoy the ride.
The snap poll below indicates you all think it's going to be close too. It's early days but New Zealand need some sort of breakthrough here to stem the tide of runs. England have raced out to 31/0 and are showing no signs of slowing down.
Tim Southee and James Franklin have been brought into the attack now, after Boult and Mills had no luck. Bell and Cook are both looking established for England and a wicket cannot come soon enough.
England are cruising at 4.5 an over, with 5.68 runs per-over required from here to win it. Wickets are the order of the day for us.
The WASP says England have an 87% chance of winning from this position. I don't like those numbers!
Nathan McCullum has now been given the ball. Maybe spin is the answer?
McCullum goes for six in his first over and the Black Caps have now turned to Williamson at the other end. The spin twins will try to take the pace right out of the game and cause England to do something different.
A little drama before drinks. The McCullum brothers thought they had a plum shout for lbw and used their appeal to go upstairs for a replay after the umpire was unconvinced. Replays showed the ball landed outside the line of offstump and normal service resumed. England are in good nick at 77/0 after 17 overs.
Breakthrough! Just what the Black Caps needed. Ian Bell tries to slog Williamson over the mid-wicket boundary but gets caught on the ropes by Hamish Rutherford. It's been a good spell from Williamson who has 1-8 from his three overs.
The two spinners have been plowing through the overs very quickly. England have been going at 4.14 an over and need over a run-a-ball now to win from here.
Captain Cook has plodded his way along to 50 off 67 balls, and raises his bat to acknowledge the travelling English fans. His placement has been outstanding throughout his innings, particuarly square of the wicket. The game has hit a lull, with England only scoring one boundary in the last ten overs. New Zealand will be happy with the way the two spinners have managed to put the breaks on.