Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    8.4 full delivery driven into the off side, not timed and it squirts down to third man, in comes Anderson with a dive and takes the catch diving down low, another fine catch from Anderson, that was not easy at all against the floodlights and dewy grass. A second set England batsman goes 76/3
    0.3 slower ball looks to be turned to leg, a big looping leading edge travels towards mid-off, is it over his head? No! What a catch. Corey Anderson leaps back with his left hand and clings on to a fine grab, Mills strikes early. A little away shape deceived Hales who was looking to clip into the on side but he got it wrong 1/1
    7.5 back of a length and pulled leg side, Moeen hasn't got all of this and picks out deep square leg that is a bad way to go when well set, holing out into the deep and providing New Zealand with some much-needed respite. Nice knock from Moeen but not enough England will feel but he's set up a nice platform 73/2
    12.2 Morgan down the wicket, reaches out for a slower ball and can't change his stroke and chips a catch to mid-off. Another tame dismissal, Morgan's slippery form continues and Southee has returned to take a crucial wicket 103/4
    15.4 full ball wide of off stump, Buttler reaches out for it and manages to drag it into his stumps that's a big blow for England. Buttler a little unlucky perhaps but didn't move his feet to this at all, getting a thick edge into middle stump 129/5
    not out
    17.4 full delivery, Jordan gives it a whack down the ground but picks out long-on it was another firm strike but not far enough and Southee able to take a simple chance a few yards in from the boundary 148/6
    not out
    10 (lb 4, w 6)
    172/6 (20 Overs, RR: 8.6)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Alex Hales, 0.3 ov), 2-73 (Moeen Ali, 7.5 ov), 3-76 (Michael Lumb, 8.4 ov), 4-103 (Eoin Morgan, 12.2 ov), 5-129 (Jos Buttler, 15.4 ov), 6-148 (Chris Jordan, 17.4 ov)
    KD Mills403619.0094120
    MJ McClenaghan402215.50123000
    TG Southee4046111.50104320
    CJ Anderson403228.0082110
    NL McCullum403218.0094010

Match Notes

  • Broad fined for umpire criticism

    England captain Stuart Broad has been fined 15% of his match fee for his comments following his team's rain-affected defeat against New Zealand.

  • 'You don't mess with lightning' - Lumb

    For the third time at a World T20, England have found their chances hampered by a Duckworth-Lewis defeat. in 2010 the towelled down and went on to win the trophy; Michael Lumb was part of the side.

  • Broad aggrieved over lightning call

    Stuart Broad did his best to hide his anger after a decision by the umpires on when to take the players off in England's World T20 opener led to defeat against New Zealand via the Duckworth-Lewis method

  • Luke Wright out of World T20 with side strain

    Luke Wright, the England allrounder, has been ruled out of the World Twenty20 with a side strain. Wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter has been brought in as Wright's replacement

  • New Zealand take rain-hit game

    Brendon McCullum whacked a full toss from Stuart Broad in the last ball of the fifth over to take New Zealand past the Duckworth-Lewis target just before rain poured down.



Jade Dernabach's T20I economy is the worst among bowlers who have at least bowled 30 overs in the last two years

Opening spin


Number of instances of England starting the innings with a spinner. Three of them have come against NZ

A duck for the kiwis


Number of times NZ have beaten England in a run-chases - they've lost on all 3 occasions

England find a safe place


Number of times England have lost a match after posting more than 170 runs in 10 previous instances

Lean patch


Runs scored by Morgan in his last 10 T20I innings; average 12.4, SR 108

Southee gets generous


His most expensive over in T20I - against SA in Barbados, 2010. Today's 17 is his 7th-most expensive over