712dThe Report by Alan Gardner at The Oval

New Zealand blitz squeezes out new-look England

England failed by five runs to pull off what would have been their record T20 run chase against New Zealand in front of a packed crowd at The Oval

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
BB McCullum
68(48) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 25 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
6 0 6 9 21 10 11 5
HD Rutherford
62(35) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 9 18 12 9 8

Best performances - Bowlers

LJ Wright
O4
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WB Rankin
WB Rankin
O4
M0
R24
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.50, Interval 19.50-20.10, Second Session 20.10-21.30

Match days

25 June 2013 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: S Balasubramanian | Commentator: Alex Winter

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs | ENG: 196/5 (6 runs required, RR: 9.80)

  • Ravi Bopara30 (18b)
  • Ben Stokes9 (5b)
  • Corey Anderson4-0-40-0
  • Ian 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...

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England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st50MJ LumbAD Hales
2nd55LJ WrightAD Hales
3rd29LJ WrightEJG Morgan
4th5LJ WrightRS Bopara
5th45RS BoparaJC Buttler
6th12RS BoparaBA Stokes