Rangana Herath crippled the unpredictable batting line up of the Kiwis as the Islanders defended a small looking total and qualified for the semi-final spot.
A scintillating display of batting by Ravichandran Ashwin along with Ravindra Jadeja almost brought India to a win as the 3rd ODI ended in a draw.
New Zealand clinched a sensational low scoring match against Sri Lanka with a narrow margin as the bowlers from both sides dominated the interesting encounter.
England clinched the final ODI against New Zealand with the assistance of a majestic batting by Ian Bell supported by a fiery innings from Joss Buttler.
The dreadful opener of New Zealand, Martin Guptill, continued his assault on the English bowling with a successive ODI ton and took away the series from the hosts.
A masterly unbeaten hundred from Martin Guptill led his side to a tremendous victory against their strong opponents England in the first ODI of the series.
Alex Hales and Michael Lumb blasted the ordinary looking New Zealand bowling attack as England lifted the three match series 2-1 against the hosts at Wellington.
The New Zealand skipper, Brendon McCullum, punished the English bowlers at will and led his side to a commanding win in the 2nd T20 as the series was squared.
A strong England side exhibited an all round performance in the opening Twenty20 and won the match comprehensively against the hosts New Zealand at Auckland.
The deadly bowling of South Africa continued on the third day when New Zealand was forced to follow on and the visitors lost four wickets in the second innings.