Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 12 Runs | ENG: 184/9 (13 runs required, RR: 9.20)

  • AU Rashid8 (6b)
  • MA Wood5 (3b)
  • TA Boult4-0-46-2
  • TG Southee4-0-30-1

10.35pm: That's about it from Wellington, where New Zealand have broken their three-match losing streak but England remain in their rut. Gnasher's report should be your next stop, then stick around for more news on the site, including updates from Ben Stokes' court appearance in Bristol. From us, it's cheerio for now. Bye!

10.30pm: Here's New Zealand captain and Man of the Match Kane Williamson: [Important win?] Obviously very important in the context of the series, in some ways a must-win against a very strong England side. We had to play good cricket today. It was important we assessed the wicket, played a lot better than it looked and we got off to a good start. [Personal performance] You always want more runs, you always train hard, that's the focus. There's been occasions recently when you want to contribute but it wasn't be. There were enough partnerships today and the two debutants played nice cameos. [Bowling?] Thought the guys stuck at it really well, Trent was outstanding at the death, but we knew it would be a challenge and the guys stepped up to the mark today."

England captain Jos Buttler: [Performance with the ball?] "Maybe 10-15 too many, that proved to be the difference, the wicket played a lot better and it was a good game. [Guptill and Williamson] They put us under pressure and we tried to find way to break that partnership... We dragged it back pretty well but they got too many. [Good start?] When Hales is in that sort of form he's as good as anyone in the world and Malan impressed again as well. We probably didn't get those cameos lower down, myself coming in and failing and that made a difference. [Need a favour from Australia?] That's what we need now, so we'll wait and see what happens."

10.25pm: New Zealand rose to the occasion at the Cake Tin. A chase of 197 is always going to be tough and, although England gave it a good crack, they were just too leaky with the ball. Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson provided the base and then the two debutants, Mark Chapman and Tim Seifert, ensured there would be no soggy bottom to the innings. They dropped rather too many catches but that aside, it was a pretty good show from New Zealand, who can make the final game against England irrelevant if they beat Australia on Friday.

19.6
4
Boult to Rashid, FOUR runs, pitched up and Rashid swishes an inside edge off his pads... it trickles away but that won't bother the men in black, New Zealand win by 12 runs and give themselves an excellent shot of reaching the tri-series final
19.5
1
Boult to Wood, 1 run, pitched full outside off, clouted through cover
19.4
0
Boult to Wood, no run, dot ball from Boult, all but seals it... cool as you like, full and wide and he fails to connect

Three sixes needed... What's that in Geordie?

19.3
4
Boult to Wood, FOUR runs, short outside off and Wood top-edges four over the keeper! Didn't know much about it but England remain (just) in the hunt!

Mark Wood, the No. 11, to face his first ball

19.2
1
Boult to Rashid, 1 run, fired full outside off, sliced away through backward point for just a single
19.1
2
Boult to Rashid, 2 runs, no, swung to the leg side, they hurry back for two

That's pretty much that, you'd think. Can Boult finish it with a hat-trick?

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 172/9 (25 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.05, RRR: 25.00)

  • DJ Willey21 (10b)
  • TG Southee4-0-30-1
  • TA Boult3-0-34-2
18.6
W
Southee to Rashid, OUT, brilliant yorker from Southee, he can only squeeze it out towards the keeper... and then another direct hit runs out Willey! Seifert, the debutant, was alert to the run, scurried up and dove full length to underarm into the poles and catch Willey short trying to steal a single!

DJ Willey run out (†Seifert) 21 (24m 10b 0x4 2x6) SR: 210.00

18.5
1
Southee to Willey, 1 run, pitched up and flubbed through mid-off, that will only be a single...
18.4
0
Southee to Willey, no run, gets it up towards the blockhole and Willey hammers it straight - but hits Southee on the boot in his follow through. Dot ball!

Jonas: "How was Boult's wicket of Jordan not a no ball? Nothing behind the line from what I saw." When his boot landed, he was just about okay, I reckon

18.3
1
Southee to Rashid, 1 run, full around off stump, bottom-handed whip from Rashid but it's just one to long-on
18.2
0
Southee to Rashid, no run, pitched up, 129kph on off, nothing Rashid can do with it
18.2
1w
Southee to Rashid, 1 wide, slides a length ball behind the pads - England need a few of those

Adil Rashid is in at No. 10

18.1
1
Southee to Willey, 1 run, goes full and wide from over the wicket, Willey stretches to chop down on it

Tim Southee now, 29 required off 12

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs 2 Wkts | ENG: 168/8 (29 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.33, RRR: 14.50)

  • DJ Willey19 (7b)
  • TA Boult3-0-34-2
  • MJ Santner4-0-29-2

Boult will be on a hat-trick next over... if England survive

17.6
W
Boult to Plunkett, OUT, two in two, Plunkett yorked first ball! Take the catchers out of the equation... He stepped down and played all around it, Boult rattles the woodwork again and NZ are closing in relentlessly

LE Plunkett b Boult 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

17.5
W
Boult to Jordan, OUT, timbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Full and straight, Boult pings off stump! Jordan has to swing for the hills but the bowler is bang on the money and England are running out of loose change

CJ Jordan b Boult 6 (6m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.4
4
Boult to Jordan, FOUR runs, short ball, it sits up for Jordan to smash through midwicket, a wristy pull and he gets it in the gap

Anthony: "Crazy! If there was anyone I'd want under a skyscraper it would be Southee! Goes to show what pressure can do."

17.3
1
Boult to Willey, 1 run, fired full and wide towards the tramlines, 133kph and Willey was set to swing, could only jam
e the toe of the bat on it
17.2
1
Boult to Jordan, 1 run, pitched up towards the blockhole, swung away to fine leg off the inside edge
17.1
2b
Boult to Jordan, 2 byes, shaping in from over the wicket, Jordan misses with a big swing... but Seifert also fails to intercept it and they scamper a couple of byes

Three overs to go, England need 37 with the batting running out. Trent Boult returns

END OF OVER:
17 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 160/6 (37 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.41, RRR: 12.33)

  • CJ Jordan1 (2b)
  • DJ Willey18 (6b)
  • MJ Santner4-0-29-2
  • IS Sodhi4-0-49-2

Jiten Chandaran: "16.2 - Carrom ball?" Yep, could well have been. Though Malan munched it

16.6
1
Santner to Jordan, 1 run, dropped! Another howler, Southee barely getting a hand on this one! Jordan top-edged a slog into the leg side, Southee came in from deep midwicket and went with the ball, crouching low... but it burst through and hit him on the knee!
16.5
0
Santner to Jordan, no run, lobbed up and Jordan prods it back
16.4
1
Santner to Willey, 1 run, flighted, powered through the fielder in the covers for one
16.3
W
Santner to Malan, OUT, tossed up, takes the bait - and taken this time! Santner gets Malan, Boult darting to his right at long-on and grabbing this one to make England's task that bit harder. Just didn't get hold of the shot, but another fine knock, his third fifty in four innings

DJ Malan c Boult b Santner 59 (65m 40b 6x4 2x6) SR: 147.50

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st14AD HalesJJ Roy
2nd65DJ MalanAD Hales
3rd16DJ MalanJM Vince
4th14DJ MalanJC Buttler
5th20DJ MalanSW Billings
6th29DJ MalanDJ Willey
7th10CJ JordanDJ Willey
8th0LE PlunkettDJ Willey
9th4AU RashidDJ Willey
10th12AU RashidMA Wood