Result
1st T20I (N), Auckland, Feb 9 2013, England tour of New Zealand
214/7
(20 ov, target 215)
174/9
England won by 40 runs
NZ Innings
Full commentary
end of over 2015 runs
NZ: 174/9CRR: 8.7 
Mitchell McClenaghan6 (7)
Ronnie Hira20 (11)
Jade Dernbach4-0-33-0
Stuart Broad4-0-24-4

England win by 40 runs with a very impressive all-round display. The batting from the top six was outstanding as they piled up their record T20 total, then the bowlers adapted well to the short straight boundaries with some smart bowling. A major difference, though, was the fielding with England taking some excellent catches. Twenty20 can turn around quickly, but New Zealand have some work to do before Hamilton on Tuesday. I'll bring you the presentation shortly.

Brendon McCullum "We were outplayed by a better team but have two days to turn it around. It was a really poor day in the field and you can't afford that in any form of the game, especially with the power they have. We have to be a bit smarter, we allowed them to hit to the short boundaries too often."

Stuart Broad "The freedom the guys played with today was fantastic. It was great to see. I think we learnt a lot by batting first on it, probably not a bad lost to lose. To be able to get such a high score, we re delighted. We knew we didn't need to over-strike the ball and think too much about the short boundaries. From a personal point of view to pick up wickets when it matters, and lead the side, is pleasing. But it doesn't matter who gets the wickets. I thought some of the catches were fantastic."

That just about wraps things up from me for the day. David Hopps will have his report ready shortly for your reading pleasure. Enjoy the rest of the your weekend and we'll be back on Tuesday for the second match of the series from Hamilton.

19.6
1
Dernbach to McClenaghan, 1 run
full outside leg and pushed down the ground to finish the match
19.6
5nb
Dernbach to McClenaghan, 5 no balls
oh dear, this one slips out as a beamer...another attempted slower. Gets a warning
19.5
4
Dernbach to McClenaghan, FOUR runs
this time he gets his scoop away and makes a point of trotting down the pitch near to Dernbach
19.4
Dernbach to McClenaghan, no run
there's the variation, slower ball outside off stump
19.3
4lb
Dernbach to McClenaghan, 4 leg byes
rapid, well-directed, bouncer and McClenaghan gets taken on the helmet then the ball flies over the keeper

Farhan: "This performance by England just goes to show that even if a ground is really small, you still have to hit them out of the ground!!! Something that England did but not New Zealand!!"

19.2
Dernbach to McClenaghan, no run
blimey! The No. 11 thinks he's a No. 4. Tries to scoop Dernbach and ends up falling over in the crease
19.1
1
Dernbach to Hira, 1 run
good yorker but he keeps it out
end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 159/9CRR: 8.36 • RRR: 56.00
Ronnie Hira19 (10)
Mitchell McClenaghan1 (1)
Stuart Broad4-0-24-4
Jade Dernbach3-0-22-0
18.6
1
Broad to Hira, 1 run
short outside leg, pulled out to deep square
18.5
1
Broad to McClenaghan, 1 run
excellent yorker, homing in on the boots and gets squeezed into the off side
18.4
1
Broad to Hira, 1 run
and nearly gets his fifth as this flies off a top edge towards third man but doesn't carry all the way

Career-best for Broad in T20s

18.3
Broad to Hira, no run
moving outside off and tried to scoop him over fine leg
18.2
w
Broad to Boult, OUT
four for Broad, he's having a productive start in New Zealand. Boult trying to carve it over the off side and lobs a catch to cover. Nearly popped out of Samit's hands
TA Boult c Patel b Broad 4 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
18.1
1
Broad to Hira, 1 run
short on leg stump, angled backward of point
end of over 188 runs
NZ: 155/8CRR: 8.61 • RRR: 30.00
Trent Boult4 (5)
Ronnie Hira16 (6)
Jade Dernbach3-0-22-0
Steven Finn4-0-39-3
17.6
Dernbach to Boult, no run
moving away outside leg stump and gets beaten by a full ball outside off
17.5
1
Dernbach to Hira, 1 run
pulled down to long-on
17.4
4
Dernbach to Hira, FOUR runs
round the wicket, full outside off, thick edge down to third man

Nick: "For a second there I thought Root was going to repeat his trick for Yorkshire in last years domestic t20" Yes, same here.

17.3
1
Dernbach to Boult, 1 run
another full toss which is driven to deep cover
17.2
Dernbach to Boult, no run
excellent slower ball, completely confounds Boult who was moving well outside leg stump
17.1
2
Dernbach to Boult, 2 runs
full outside leg, nudged through midwicket
end of over 1712 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 147/8CRR: 8.64 • RRR: 22.66
Trent Boult1 (1)
Ronnie Hira11 (4)
Steven Finn4-0-39-3
Luke Wright4-0-29-2
16.6
1
Finn to Boult, 1 run
comes down the pitch outside leg, heaves hard and gets a thick top edge which falls short of third man
16.5
1
Finn to Hira, 1 run
chopped to backward point
16.4
6
Finn to Hira, SIX runs
well, it's a six, but Root nearly pulled off one of his boundary 'specials' by trying to flick the ball back. In fact, he was already stood on the rope at deep point when he first held the catch
16.3
Finn to Hira, no run
banged in on leg stump, this time Hira looks a little awkward as he crouches down on his pull and finds short fine leg
16.2
4
Finn to Hira, FOUR runs
nice! Steps to leg and slams this through the off side