Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

EJG Morgan
80(46) 4x4 - 6x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
8 5 5 1 24 8 20 9
MJ Guptill
62(47) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
6 1 2 7 11 8 8 19

Best performances - Bowlers

TA Boult
O4
M0
R50
W3
Eco12.50
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TG Southee
O4
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Alan Gardner

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs | NZ: 192/4 (3 runs required, RR: 9.60)

  • C de Grandhomme8 (5b)
  • MS Chapman37 (30b)
  • TK Curran3-0-32-1
  • CJ Jordan4-0-42-0

10.30pm: That's that for tonight. Stick around, though, and we'll likely have further reaction on the site... Gnasher's match report should be up shortly and he'll be heading to NZ next, so look out for him if you're in Hamilton. From us, for now, it's cheerio until Wednesday's final. Bye!

10.25pm: England's captain Eoin Morgan is named Man of the Match: [How's that feel?] "Not that good to be honest, we don't go through, 174 was what we were trying to defend. Given the start they got off to, with dew around and the ball skidding on, it was quite difficult. We needed to play our best game to get into the final and we haven't been there in this series, too slow to start. [Munro?] He's difficult to bowl to with dew around, they got on top of us. Groundman's done a fantastic job on the wicket for us to entertain the crowd. We know what it's like to play here but we need to up our skill level, which we did today but it wasn't enough."

New Zealand's Kane Williamson: "We wanted to win, England played very well but there's a good spirit in the camp and we're into the final. There were a few moments there, the way their left-handers played with the ball turning into the bat, we thought it would be a challenge, using the change of pace from the seamers. [Guptill?] Someone had to try and gets us close and Munners at the top of the order got us off to a brilliant start. Very mature knock, to get so close, one hit away. But credit to England for the way they played. [Final against Aus?] Small boundaries, good pitch, I'm sure there'll be plenty of runs."

10.20pm: What an odd finish... The crowd, obviously, wanted New Zealand to win and there was a groan when De Grandhomme found the fielder. But really, it was job done by the start of the 18th over, when they reached the mark needed to keep their net run rate above England's. Curran and Jordan (no-balls side) closed out pretty well for a victory that at least ends a run of four defeats in a row for England, but there's little consolation in their consolation win. For New Zealand, it's back to Eden Park for another sixy match-up against the Aussies.

19.6
1
Curran to de Grandhomme, 1 run, pitched up, De Grandhomme clears the front leg... but can only drive along the ground to long-off! England win by two runs but it is New Zealand that go through to the tri-series final

Boundary needed off the last! Unless he bowls a wide...

19.5
1b
Curran to Chapman, 1 bye, well bowled, full and wide and Chapman misses, they scamper through with Buttler unable to take it cleanly

Five off two now

19.4
4
Curran to Chapman, FOUR runs, full toss on the pads, Chapman scoots across... and heaves it way through backward square! Just what NZ needed, Curran chastises himself for giving up a boundary
19.3
1
Curran to de Grandhomme, 1 run, gets it up on the crease, wide of the stumps at 138kph, driven for one more to deep extra cover
19.2
1
Curran to Chapman, 1 run, full outside off, misses the yorker but Chapman can't get under it

"Why do we keep picking Jordan? He's just cannon fodder, especially in the powerplay." Did you see those yorkers, Jess? All 15 of them...

19.1
1
Curran to de Grandhomme, 1 run, wide full toss, possible a slower ball, mishit through cover

Curran will bowl the final over, needs to defend 12 for a consolation England win

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st78MJ GuptillC Munro
2nd22MJ GuptillKS Williamson
3rd64MJ GuptillMS Chapman
4th9LRPL TaylorMS Chapman
5th19C de GrandhommeMS Chapman