Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    13.4 oops! That's not the highest quality cricket you'll see, but it's a wicket. Guptill can only smile. A low full toss outside leg stump and it's paddle straight to short fine leg 121/2
    4.4 this one reaches long leg! A short-of-a-length ball, Munro goes for the pull, goes from down to up, gets a big top edge which is comfortably held 39/1
    17.6 played on! Jordan deserved that for this over. Full outside off, Williamson walking across his crease, tries to work to the leg side, misses, the ball takes the pad into the off stump 169/4
    13.5 what a catch! He won't last more than one ball. What a belter from Jordan from long-off. De Grandhomme goes for the big shot down the ground first ball, connects sweetly, but it starts to drop as it reaches the boundary. Jordan is right on the end, judges it to perfection, leaps and sticks up his right hand to pull off a blinder. Knew exactly where he was in relation to the rope 121/3
    18.6 this time Billings takes it. Round the wicket, back of a length, Chapman pulls again but this time doesn't get the distance. Simple catch 181/5
    not out
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    12
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    not out
    14
    5
    6
    0
    2
    233.33
    Extras
    13 (b 1, lb 5, w 7)
    TOTAL
    196/5 (20 Overs, RR: 9.8)
    Fall of wickets: 1-39 (C Munro, 4.4 ov), 2-121 (MJ Guptill, 13.4 ov), 3-121 (C de Grandhomme, 13.5 ov), 4-169 (KS Williamson, 17.6 ov), 5-181 (MS Chapman, 18.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DJ Willey403609.0094100
    MA Wood4051212.7595330
    CJ Jordan403418.50102220
    LE Plunkett403308.2571220
    AU Rashid403629.0030300
  • BATSMEN
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    2.1 short of a length, forced on the up - and dollied to mid-on! Roy falls in single-figures again, the boom time of the MCG last month very much turned to bust. Boult takes a simple catch for his mate Southee and NZ have the breakthrough 14/1
    8.3 drops short, Hales brings out the hammer... and sends it straight to deep midwicket! He should have put that into the bleachers again but instead plinked the ball off the toe of the bat, serving up the simplest of boundary catches 79/2
    16.3 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 158/6
    10.4 keep on running...! Williamson's direct hit sends Vince back! Could he have dived for the line? It was just a tip-and-run to mid-off, Williamson was on to it quickly and fired in the throw right arm, Vince seemed to think he would make it and only stretched for the line at the last moment - but he knows he was gone 95/3
    11.6 Buttler on the charge, brutal blow... but is it holding up in the wind? Yes, it is, and it's taken safely at long-off! Looked for all the world as if Buttler had drilled another into the crowd but that's the longer part of the ground and the ball swirled and dropped, Southee readjusted and steadied himself under it, pouched with nary a flutter. Huge wicket for Sodhi, who's taken some punishment 109/4
    14.5 gottim, top-edged to short fine leg! Brave bowling from Santner, floated up nice and juicy but wide of the stumps and he had to fetch the sweep, Billings swung impetuously across the line but only managed to lollipop the ball up towards the edge of the ring, where Sodhi flung his lanky frame forward to take the catch 129/5
    18.6 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! 172/9
    17.5 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 168/7
    17.6 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 168/8
    not out
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    11
    6
    1
    0
    133.33
    not out
    5
    5
    3
    1
    0
    166.66
    Extras
    6 (b 2, lb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    184/9 (20 Overs, RR: 9.2)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (JJ Roy, 2.1 ov), 2-79 (AD Hales, 8.3 ov), 3-95 (JM Vince, 10.4 ov), 4-109 (JC Buttler, 11.6 ov), 5-129 (SW Billings, 14.5 ov), 6-158 (DJ Malan, 16.3 ov), 7-168 (CJ Jordan, 17.5 ov), 8-168 (LE Plunkett, 17.6 ov), 9-172 (DJ Willey, 18.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TA Boult4046211.50107200
    MJ Santner402927.25112110
    TG Southee403017.50104010
    IS Sodhi4049212.2573400
    C Munro201105.5060100
    C de Grandhomme201507.5032000

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

Match days

13 February 2018 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

New Zealand 2, England 0

Match Notes

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