Player of the Match
Player of the Match

5,35pm: Andrew Miller's report is ready for you all to feast on here, and that will be it from us for today. Thanks for your company, and we'll be back on Tuesday as the series moves to Nelson at 1-1. See you then!

Mitchell Santner is man of the match: "It's obviously nice to get a few poles and for the lads to get a win. When the fielders are backing the bowlers up it makes it that much easier. We just needed to improve a little bit in all three aspects [from Christchurch]. We needed to adapt our plans a little bit but we managed that."

England skipper Eoin Morgan: "The Blackcaps played really well. I thought we bowled really well to them. We didn't bat or field anywhere near what we did the other day. On this ground in particular, you probably take a little more risk than usual because of the dimensions, but I thought New Zealand bowled well and made us hit to the longer side. We need to continue a positive, aggressive mindset. It's important to make mistakes - the most important part is to learn from them. If young lads can continue to do that early in their international career, they'll do well."

New Zealand captain Tim Southee: "We saw how deep they can bat with Jordan coming out later in the innings. You're always looking at ways to get better. There's subtle changes throughout the series when you're changing the sizes of the ground. There's still room for improvement in all three areas but... we can continue playing the brand of cricket we want to."

Dawid Malan has been speaking to Sky: "We fielded really badly, we dropped a lot of wickets, myself included. I know we had to go, the rate was up to 11 or 12 an over, but we lost wickets regularly. We probably have ourselves to blame for that. We fielded really well in the first game, so for us to come here and do what we did today was disappointing. The good thing about the way Morgs and Silvers run the show is they don't put a lot of pressure on you - it's up to us to rectify that problem. We lost three wickets in that Powerplay... we had to rebuild for a little bit, every time that we thought we were in the game we lost a wicket. Myself, Vincey and Sam Billings have been around the squad for four years waiting for these opportunities and they're few and far between - that's why I'm a bit disappointed today, if I'd batted for three or four more overs I could have put us in a position to win this game."

We'll have all the post-match reaction in a moment, but in the meantime check out this card from the WBBL - two stars of the game batting through the innings together.

Prasu: "Catches win matches, verdict of this game." Hard to argue with that, Prasu.

5.24pm: A hectic performance from England, who didn't really look at the races for the most part. Their fielding was ragged again, and they really did look like a side that was missing seven senior players today. New Zealand weren't perfect, but their catching was superb, Guptill, Neesham and de Grandhomme took the attack to an inexperienced England lineup, and Santner brought out his usual array of subtle variations to stymie the run chase.

5.19pm: And that will be that. A much-improved performance from New Zealand. They thought they were 10 runs light at the halfway stage, but after England lost early wickets the hosts were always in control, and Mitchell Santner in particular was superb through the middle. Chris Jordan gave them a late scare, but once he fell it was largely academic.

19.5
W
Mitchell to Rashid, OUT, bowled 'im! The first not-caught dismissal of the innings, Rashid has a big old swing at it and looks back to see his off stump flying

AU Rashid b Mitchell 4 (16m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Michael Todd: "Miracles are far from beyond England. I had the cork out of my champagne bottle with 15 needed of 4! Only a few months ago" Think you're safe now, Michael!

19.4
1
Mitchell to Brown, 1 run, yorker, which is drilled to long-on but it's only one
19.3
0
Mitchell to Brown, no run, slower ball outside the off stump, looks to slog-sweep it over wide long-on with the front leg out the way but can't get bat on it again
19.2
0
Mitchell to Brown, no run, looks to hammer this one over long-on but ends up playing a complete air-shot
19.1
0
Mitchell to Brown, no run, genuine outswinger, slightly full of a length, and Brown throws the bat at it but can't connect

Just the 23 to win off the final over then. Daryl Mitchell to bowl it, just his second of the day

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs | ENG: 154/9 (23 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.10, RRR: 23.00)

  • Adil Rashid4 (5b)
  • Pat Brown3 (5b)
  • Tim Southee4-0-25-2
  • Lockie Ferguson4-0-34-2
18.6
0
Southee to Rashid, no run, yorker in the channel outside the off stump, and Rashid can't get anything on it
18.5
2
Southee to Rashid, 2 runs, slashes hard at a low full toss outside off, looks to be racing away for four but Ferguson, who is one of several excellent fielders in this NZ side, does well to cut it off
18.4
1
Southee to Brown, 1 run, length outside off again, chopped away out to cover and they scramble through for one. Would have been in all sorts of trouble with a direct hit and the non-striker's end!
18.3
0
Southee to Brown, no run, wide outside off, length ball. Brown has a flash at it but only manages to connect with the fresh air in the channel
18.2
1
Southee to Rashid, 1 run, squeezed out to the man on the fence at square leg, and they only manage one

Good spot from the comms on TV - every dismissal thus far has been caught. Would be a first in T20Is if that remains the case

18.1
1
Southee to Brown, 1 run, length ball, which Brown works into the leg side just behind square

New Zealand are closing in on victory, while England need a miracle. Southee to finish his spell.

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 149/9 (28 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.27, RRR: 14.00)

  • Adil Rashid1 (2b)
  • Pat Brown1 (2b)
  • Lockie Ferguson4-0-34-2
  • Tim Southee3-0-20-2
17.6
0
Ferguson to Rashid, no run, back of a length ball outside the off stump, Rashid fends at it but can't connect and it flies through to Seifert

10,000 attendance at the Cake Tin

17.5
1
Ferguson to Brown, 1 run, low full toss on off stump, Brown pushes it to mid-off and sprints through for his first run as an England player
17.4
0
Ferguson to Brown, no run, Brown has no idea what to do with this, and is playing three shots at once... ends up inside-edging into his pad and it squirts out to point

One wicket away...

17.3
W
Ferguson to Mahmood, OUT, oops, not this time! Length outside off, Mahmood looks to work it through the leg side but is late on it again, gets a leading edge, and it spoons up to cover where Southee takes a simple catch

S Mahmood c Southee b Ferguson 4 (2m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

17.2
4
Ferguson to Mahmood, FOUR runs, flashes hard, and it races away past the outstretched Seifert! Mahmood's first runs in international cricket, or in T20 cricket for that matter... they all count!
17.1
0
Ferguson to Mahmood, no run, fast, length ball outside off, Mahmood fishes at it and is beaten for pace

Rashid or bust for England here - Saqib and Brown are both genuine tailenders

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 144/8 (33 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.47, RRR: 11.00)

  • Adil Rashid1 (1b)
  • Tim Southee3-0-20-2
  • Mitchell Santner4-0-25-3
16.6
W
Southee to Gregory, OUT, looks to go again, runs his fingers down it again, Gregory doesn't read it this time and slices this straight up to mid-off in the circle where de Grandhomme takes his fourth catch of the afternoon!

L Gregory c de Grandhomme b Southee 15 (25m 15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

16.5
6
Southee to Gregory, SIX runs, slightly full of a length outside off and that is the Lewis Gregory that Somerset fans know and love! Knuckleball I think, just about picked it and moosed down the ground over long-on
16.4
2
Southee to Gregory, 2 runs, length ball, Gregory slugs it out leg side but the man at deep square cuts it off and the throw is fired in

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0DJ MalanJM Bairstow
2nd3DJ MalanJM Vince
3rd37EJG MorganDJ Malan
4th24DJ MalanSW Billings
5th27DJ MalanSM Curran
6th2DJ MalanL Gregory
7th41CJ JordanL Gregory
8th10AU RashidL Gregory
9th4AU RashidS Mahmood
10th7AU RashidPR Brown