225dThe Report by David Hopps

Strong England in record run spree

A target of 215 proved too much for New Zealand, as they fell 40 runs short against England to go one down in Auckland in a three-match series

Match Centre

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to field first

Series result

England led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.50

Match days

9 February 2013 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Avi Singh | Commentator: Andrew McGlashan

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.

Dernbach to McClenaghan, 1 run, full outside leg and pushed down the ground to finish the match
Dernbach to McClenaghan, 5 no balls, oh dear, this one slips out as a beamer...another attempted slower. Gets a warning
Dernbach to McClenaghan, FOUR runs, this time he gets his scoop away and makes a point of trotting down the pitch near to Dernbach
Dernbach to McClenaghan, no run, there's the variation, slower ball outside off stump
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!!"

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

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

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