England coach Andy Flower says that he is seeking a winning finale. The Ashes were retained with an innings victory at the MCG but an Australia win in the final Test, which starts on Sunday, would square the series at 2-2.
Flower said: “Everyone involved in this tour will feel a lot of pride about how the guys have played but it’s much too early to be feeling satisfied.
“We came here to win the series and will do everything we can to do that.”
Flower added: “The Melbourne performance was an outstanding one but we also realise that there’s a lot of cricket ahead on this tour.”
A superb display from Tamim Iqbal helped wraps up series win for Bangladesh. The left-handed opener also hit five fours in his 96-ball stay as Bangladesh passed Zimbabwe’s total of 188-6 with seven overs to spare.
Tamim put on 136 with Junaid Siddique (56 not out) for the second wicket.
The fourth match had been abandoned without a ball being bowled because of a wet outfield in Chittagong on Friday.
Tatenda Taibu (64) and Craig Ervine (46) had restored some respectability to the Zimbabwe innings with a stand of 95, but both fell to spinner Shakib Al Hasan (3-58).
Virat Kohli scored an impressive century to help India win. Kohli struck a 104-ball 105, his second successive and fourth overall ODI century, to guide India to 276 before an abrupt collapse in 49 overs.
Part-timer Yuvraj Singh (three for 43), his lanky spin colleague Ravichandran Ashwin (three for 50) and paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth (three for 30) then shared nine wickets as New Zealand folded for 236 in 45.2 overs.
Ross Taylor (66) tried his best and down the order, Nathan McCullum (35) and Kyle Mills (32) threw their bats at everything but that was not enough for the tourists, beaten 1-0 in the recent test series, to avert defeat.
It was the 22-year-old Kohli who set the tone for India, walking in after openers Murali Vijay and Gautam Gambhir had put on 44 and guiding the team to the 250-mark before he fell in the 44th over.