Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
68(48) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 8 4 0 2
LJ Wright
52(34) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 2 5 1 4 10

Best performances - Bowlers

RM Hira
O4.0
M0
R34
W1
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
LJ Wright
O4.0
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs | ENG: 196/5

  • RS Bopara30 (18b)
  • BA Stokes9 (5b)
  • CJ Anderson4-0-40-0
  • IG Butler4-0-35-1

So that's 1-0 New Zealand with a fine performance, firstly with the bat in racking up a good total and then doing enough with the ball, especially in the last two overs when it looked like England were going to get over the line. The Kiwis probably won it with their fielding. Tight margins today but the tourists have won and now we come back on Thursday, same time, same channel, same venue to finally end this tour. That's it from me, see you Thursday...

Here are the captains: "The guys showed some great character," England captain Eoin Morgan said. "We thought it was a chaseable total. It would be very specific stuff to look back on what we could have done better, and margins are very small. It's not as frustrating as the other night, today is a great performance with the young guys we had here. We have a fantastic run chase record and with the short boundary the guys had confidence."

Brendon McCullum on his outrageous slip fielder: "The only way to stem the flow of runs is to take wickets and we managed to do that. That's why I had the slip in. At the end it was a good opportunity for Corey and we had a chat and he was incredibly calm under pressure." Hamish Rutherford is Man of the Match and his captains says about him: "Hamish was outstanding the way he stuck the ball, he settled the entire line up and showed you could get value for your shots."

So again England just fail to get over the line but this has been a high-scoring thriller, superb entertainment and New Zealand have won by five runs the same margin England lost by on Sunday but there was no choke today, this was a stiff chase and they gave it a good go. England had a cracking start to the chase but it was always a big ask to keep up with a tough asking rate.

19.6
1
Anderson to Bopara, 1 run, leg side heave but just gets it to deep-backward square and that's just a single

Six needed for a super over...

19.5
1
Anderson to Stokes, 1 run, length just outside off, cracked down to long on

8 off 2 again for England, they need something this ball now...

19.4
1lb
Anderson to Bopara, 1 leg bye, goes to swing to leg and misses, comes off the pad and they just take a single

Ohhhhh Ra-vi Bo-pa-ra...Ohhhhh Ra-vi Bo-pa-ra...Ohhhhh Ra-vi Bo-pa-ra...

19.3
1
Anderson to Stokes, 1 run, tries the bouncer, short, pulls, get a toe down to long on, just a single

10 off 4...

19.2
0
Anderson to Stokes, no run, bit swing and miss outside off stump, it was full and wide of off stump and he missed completely

10 from 5, England favourites now?

19.1
6
Anderson to Stokes, SIX runs, swung into the leg side, has this got enough, it does! Picked up from a length on the stumps and swung over midwicket

So 16 needed from the last over and Stokes hitting to the short leg side rope. Anderson the bowler...

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
68(48) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 8 4 0 2
LJ Wright
52(34) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 2 5 1 4 10

Best performances - Bowlers

RM Hira
O4.0
M0
R34
W1
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
LJ Wright
O4.0
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF