2nd T20I (N), Hamilton, Feb 12 2013, England tour of New Zealand
(19.3/20 ov, target 193)
New Zealand won by 55 runs
• The Report by David Hopps

Brendon McCullum blitz draws New Zealand level

England foundered from the start under the lights at Seddon Park, enabling New Zealand to inflict a 55-run trouncing

Match centre 
Scorer: Avi Singh
Commentator: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
New Zealand192/6(20 overs)
England137(19.3 overs)

10.10pm: After key bursts from McClenaghan and Butler, James Franklin cleaned up with 4 for 15, meaning New Zealand win by 55 runs and square the series at 1-1. England batted like a firecracker that had been dipped in a pint of warm lager, their timing worse than a knock-off Rolex, but the key question will be why they chose to bowl first and allowed themselves to come under pressure. New Zealand's top three set the platform, with Brendon McCullum coming over all sixy just when it mattered... Now it's England who have a headache heading to Wellington.

England captain, Stuart Broad: "We didn't play well, credit to NZ they played fantastically. We didn't execute our skills, McCullum did the damage but that's only half the game. Yeah, it was the wrong decision, that's how it goes but New Zealand outperformed us. Jos played really well again it's just unfortunate we didn't keep wickets in hand for him. It'll be an exciting game [in Wellington], both sides going hell for leather to win. We'll look at what we did badly and what we did well and try and move on."

New Zealand captain, Brendon McCullum: "It was disappointing the other night. Tonight we set it up well at the top of the order and we were much better overall. We would have batted first, it can skid on under lights and you chase pretty much anything. It was nice to make a contribution, whether you're captain or not captain. We're very happy with that performance, heading into the third game. It was great to see those guys [Rutherford and McClenaghan] come in and play the roles that they were picked to play. Both Hamish and Mitchell are aggressive and that proved successful for us. We knew we were short the other day so happy to bounce back."

Anyway, that's your lot from us tonight/this morning - David Hopps' report will be on the site shortly and we'll be back to bring you the series decider on Friday. Ta ra

Franklin to Dernbach, OUT
back of a length, hit uppishly towards mid-off and there's a stretching leap to snag the final wicket! New Zealand have completed the job to wrap up a bruising, brutal victory
JW Dernbach c Butler b Franklin 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Franklin to Tredwell, OUT
full and straight, you miss, I'll hit - Tredders is castled and Franklin has three. Tredwell was looking to continue his happy thrash but played across the line and saw his stumps splattered
JC Tredwell b Franklin 22 (19m 11b 3x4 1x6) SR: 200.00
Franklin to Finn, 1 run
full and outside off, Finn can't quite get under it and the ball dribbles past the bowler

Franklin to bowl the final over. England need just the 57

end of over 1912 runs
ENG: 136/8CRR: 7.15 • RRR: 57.00 • Need 57 from 6b
James Tredwell22 (10)
Steven Finn4 (5)
Trent Boult4-0-40-0
James Franklin3-0-14-2

"It's kind of funny to see the batsman smash a 4 and still have the required run rate go up," chuckles Neil

Boult to Tredwell, no run
full and punched to mid-off
Boult to Tredwell, FOUR runs
England's cunning plan to sneak this one continues to fructify, as Tredwell blocks one down the ground and it sails for a one-bounce four to long-off
Boult to Finn, 1 run
pitched up and swatted back past the bowler
Boult to Tredwell, 1 run
yorker length, fired in and Tredwell jams his bat down on it
Boult to Tredwell, 1 wide
dug in, short and swinging away in the channel - wide
Boult to Tredwell, FOUR runs
pitched up outside off and thump through the covers by Tredwell, who thinks he's Garfield Sobers right now
Boult to Finn, 1 run
back of a length, Finn pulls hard off the back foot and bullets the ball back at Boult, who half tries to catch it, half takes evasive action and ends up getting hit on the shoulder
end of over 189 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 124/8CRR: 6.88 • RRR: 34.50 • Need 69 from 12b
Steven Finn2 (3)
James Tredwell13 (6)
James Franklin3-0-14-2
Trent Boult3-0-28-0

Here's James: "No doubt England will want to 'take the positives' from this mess. Buttler is one. Then ... er ..."

Franklin to Finn, 1 run
full and wide and steered through the covers
Franklin to Finn, no run
slower ball wide of the stumps and the batsman fails to connect
Franklin to Tredwell, 1 run
goes back and steers one to third man
Franklin to Tredwell, SIX runs
well, that's been absolutely smoked into the crowd at deep midwicket by Tredwell, lovely pick up of a fullish ball and a lazy swing for six
Franklin to Finn, 1 run
steps away and thwacks a back-of-a-length delivery to long-on
Franklin to Buttler, OUT
drives aerially, high off the bat and picks out extra-cover - Buttler's rearguard is snuffed out! Franklin hit the deck hard and Buttler at last mistimed one after a gunpowder-fuelled fifty
JC Buttler c Taylor b Franklin 54 (35m 30b 9x4 1x6) SR: 180.00
end of over 1714 runs
ENG: 115/7CRR: 6.76 • RRR: 26.00 • Need 78 from 18b
James Tredwell6 (4)
Jos Buttler54 (29)
Trent Boult3-0-28-0
Grant Elliott1-0-20-0
Boult to Tredwell, FOUR runs
pitched up on off stump, Tredwell backs away and threads a drive between extra-cover and mid-off
Boult to Tredwell, no run
back of a length, throws the bat but doesn't connect
Match details
Seddon Park, Hamilton
TossEngland , elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of New Zealand
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 302
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 days12 February 2013 - night match (20-over match)
Gary Baxter
Derek Walker
TV Umpire
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
Barry Frost
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama