3rd T20I (N), Wellington, Feb 15 2013, England tour of New Zealand
(12.4/20 ov, target 140)
England won by 10 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)
• The Report by George Dobell

Lumb and Hales lead England charge to series

It was probably fitting that England sealed victory against New Zealand with an enormous six over mid-wicket

Match centre 
Scorer: Avi Singh
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
New Zealand139/8(20 overs)
England143/0(12.4 overs)

Well, that was destructive and dominating from England. You won't see a more convincing Twenty20 victory, and with a series at stake to boot. The record of chasing at this ground continues, but none of the others have been in such style. New Zealand lost the plot in the field, but there was also a different class of the quick bowlers on show as New Zealand's bowlers weren't fast enough to repeat the short-pitched approach of Broad and Finn. It was just a blaze of boundaries. Hales, who started batting with a toothpick, ended playing a tree trunk. Quite an odd series, really, with three such one-sided victories and this the biggest of the three. I'll bring you the presentation shortly.

Dave Fern: "I sent a message right at the start saying I thought New Zealand would get 3 sixes and England 8 sixes. Not a bad guess! Well done England!"

Andy Coan: "Shame the target isn't a bit higher so Hales can put that 99 to bed. Tactical error by Broad that, bowling so well"

Presentation time, Brendon McCullum: "To England, you were far too good tonight. You blew us off the park. Thanks to the crowd for the support, hopefully we will show our fighting characteristics through the summer."

Stuart Broad "Delighted we could put up a display like that. The bowlers were fantastic then the batsman entertained you. We've played hard-fought cricket. Thanks for all the support.

All rather brief, the captains stood at a podium, and no awards handed out with the sponsors handing money to grassroots cricket instead which is laudable. England then get their hands on the trophy so that is that. So the first piece of silverware for the tour is decided. It's onto 50-over cricket now with the one-day series starting in Hamilton on Sunday, so a quick turnaround. We'll be back to bring you all the action but for now, from Andrew McGlashan, it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

Butler to Lumb, SIX runs
what a way to finish! Lumb launches one over the stands at deep square-leg to give him a half-century and, more importantly, England the series. That was his fifth six of the innings, alongside a single four.
Butler to Hales, 1 run
worked off leg stump to midwicket
Butler to Hales, FOUR runs
this will be a quick finish, full on middle and leg which gets flicked easily to fine leg
Butler to Hales, FOUR runs
dropped in short, familiar pattern, and it's pulled powerfully to deep square

Plenty of glum faces in the New Zealand. One of them, Butler, now has to bowl

end of over 1212 runs
ENG: 128/0CRR: 10.66 • RRR: 1.50 • Need 12 from 48b
Alex Hales71 (39)
Michael Lumb47 (33)
Nathan McCullum4-0-32-0
Mitchell McClenaghan3-1-38-0
NL McCullum to Hales, 1 run
worked down the ground
NL McCullum to Lumb, 1 run
have they missed a run out now? Yes, they have, and in some style. Lumb drove towards cover, brilliant work from Guptill at cover who flicked it back to McCullum who then missed the stumps at his first attempt! It won't matter, but that's not good from New Zealand

This is an almighty thrashing

NL McCullum to Lumb, SIX runs
this one into the crowd again, a classy, lofted off-side drive as Lumb holds his position and shape as he strikes cleanly through the line
NL McCullum to Lumb, 2 runs
cries of 'catch' as Lumb scoops this in the air over the off side but falls comfortably between all the off-side fielders...was nicely flighted by McCullum
NL McCullum to Lumb, 2 runs
starts to advance towards the bowler, then holds his position so he can slog sweep this out to deep square who can't stop it cleanly
NL McCullum to Lumb, no run
bunted back to the bowler
end of over 1123 runs
ENG: 116/0CRR: 10.54 • RRR: 2.66 • Need 24 from 54b
Alex Hales70 (38)
Michael Lumb36 (28)
Mitchell McClenaghan3-1-38-0
Nathan McCullum3-0-20-0
McClenaghan to Hales, SIX runs
round the wicket, but it doesn't make any difference as Hales makes it three sixes in the over with a straight drive...and it didn't even come quite out of the middle
McClenaghan to Hales, SIX runs
and again! This isn't a contest at the moment as Hales pulls another attempted bouncer into the stands at deep square
McClenaghan to Hales, FOUR runs
powerful stuff, convincing stuff, one-way traffic...down the pitch and drive straight of mid-off

So much for Hales' struggles

McClenaghan to Hales, SIX runs
another one into the stands, great way to bring up a half century, he was shuffling towards the bowler then pulled a short ball well over deep square
McClenaghan to Lumb, 1 run
picked up over the leg side, was full on off stump and Lumb placed it wide of midwicket
McClenaghan to Lumb, no run
back of a length outside off, bottom edged into the ground to point

McClenaghan back into the fray

end of over 108 runs
ENG: 93/0CRR: 9.3 • RRR: 4.70 • Need 47 from 60b
Michael Lumb35 (26)
Alex Hales48 (34)
Nathan McCullum3-0-20-0
James Franklin1-0-7-0
NL McCullum to Lumb, 1 run
swept from outside off to deep square
NL McCullum to Hales, 1 run
rotates the strike now with a dab square of the wicket
Match details
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
TossEngland , elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of New Zealand
Series resultEngland won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 304
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 days15 February 2013 - night match (20-over match)
Gary Baxter
Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpire
Derek Walker
Reserve Umpire
Evan Watkin
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama