END OF OVER:
20 | 15 Runs | NZ: 174/9 (41 runs required, RR: 8.70)

  • Mitchell McClenaghan6 (7b)
  • Ronnie Hira20 (11b)
  • 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
0
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
0
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:
19 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 159/9 (56 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.36, RRR: 56.00)

  • Ronnie Hira19 (10b)
  • Mitchell McClenaghan1 (1b)
  • 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
0
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:
18 | 8 Runs | NZ: 155/8 (60 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.61, RRR: 30.00)

  • Trent Boult4 (5b)
  • Ronnie Hira16 (6b)
  • Jade Dernbach3-0-22-0
  • Steven Finn4-0-39-3
17.6
0
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
0
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:
17 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 147/8 (68 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.64, RRR: 22.66)

  • Trent Boult1 (1b)
  • Ronnie Hira11 (4b)
  • 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
0
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

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st31MJ GuptillHD Rutherford
2nd15BB McCullumMJ Guptill
3rd31LRPL TaylorMJ Guptill
4th34MJ GuptillC Munro
5th16JEC FranklinC Munro
6th1NL McCullumC Munro
7th6NL McCullumAM Ellis
8th1AM EllisRM Hira
9th21RM HiraTA Boult
10th18RM HiraMJ McClenaghan