shortish outside off, gives himself room and swings it high and mighty over midwicket for six, and that's the game!
|Mitchell Santner||NZ||102.7||1(1)||0.3||- 0.47||3/23||4.83||103.17|
5.30pm That's all from us for today. George Dobell's report is ready and waiting for you to sink your teeth into here, and Miller and I will be back on Sunday when England are in Wellington to play in the very different surroundings of the Cake Tin. Until then, thanks for joining us!
Some post-match reaction from James Vince: "Nice from a personal point of view to make a contribution, but more important to get the tour off to a winning start. It was a decent wicket, maybe lacked a little bit of pace as the ball got older. Pleased with the start."
Tim Southee: "England played well on a wicket that didn't play as well as we thought. We didn't play well enough in all three areas. Morgan and Vince took the game away from us. We need to find a way to put pressure on the new batters coming out. We were a little bit off with the ball and in the field."
Eoin Morgan: "Very happy. The game was won and lost in the first innings. Standout performances from the debutants. Sam Curran and Pat Brown really did step up to the mark and perform on a two-paced wicket. Our batters had a reasonable day out, James Vince played outstanding well, but all credit to the bowlers today. There's a lot of work between now and the end of the series. [Depth] has been something that we've focused on for some time. We need opportunities to take advantage. All our planning is geared towards that [the World Cup]. We have a couple of places up for grabs in our 15-man squad, and opportunities in this series will allow them to put their hands up. That's the worst I've hit them, I felt absolutely terrible, so pleased to get the win."
Chris Jordan: "Very happy. The way the two Curran brothers set the tone up the top was exceptional. We communicated really well what was working on that pitch. We tried to keep it nice and straight, and to mix it up as much as possible. They were always going to come hard, especially after the start they got off to. We pride ourselves on being adaptable. I've worked on a few balls over a period of time, and whichever one I need to use from the arsenal on the days, that's what I'll go for. There's a lot of cricket to play before [the T20 World Cup]."
5.15pm A quick mention for Lewis Gregory, who was first named in an international squad way back in 2015, had to wait more than four years for his debut, and when it eventually came neither batted nor bowled. TFC, Lewis!
A high-five and a hug between Morgan and Billings, and that'll be 1-0 to England. A surprisingly low-intensity affair, all things considered: New Zealand always looked like they were playing catch-up after a slow start, and in the end they were around 10-15 runs short of par. England weren't completely clinical with the bat, but Jonny Bairstow got them off to a good start before James Vince controlled things in the middle and Captain Morgan saw his side home.
attempted yorker, low full toss on fourth stump and Morgan just pushes it past the despairing dive of Santner at mid-off who can only parry it away for four
beaten! Slower ball outside the off stump, looks to cut it away but is cramped for room and can't connect
This has turned into something of an anti-climax, as England waltz towards a comfortable victory. Vince set things up with an excellent innings, and New Zealand's supporting cast haven't really turned up.
straight, length ball, Morgan gives himself room and hits the cover sweeper
attempted yorker turns into a low full toss, bunted to mid-on off the toe
length ball outside off, looks to hack it through midwicket but can only inside edge it, and it squeezes away just past leg stump for four!
just full of a length, angling in towards off stump, Ferguson fields off his own bowling as Billings looks to drive through mid-off
slower ball outside leg stump, Morgan doesn't pick it up but it drops at his feet off the body and they scramble through for a single
half-volley on leg stump, Morgan doesn't get all of it by any means but chips it over mid-off in the circle and it races away to the fence! Great batting, manipulating the field intelligently
Expensive spell from Sodhi, who is destructive at his best but didn't come close to that today. Here's Ferguson - the last throw of the dice from Southee?
gets deep in the crease and drives crisply out to cover
legbreak on off stump, a fraction short and they steal one
picks up the length very early, and pulls hard through midwicket for a couple. Well cut off by Santner at cow
sublime shot from Billings, a touch straight but he gets down so early and reverses this through point for four
legbreak on leg stump, whipped out to deep square for a single
legbreak on middle, rocks back and slams it out to the sweeper at cover
Sodhi returns, needing a wicket or two to give New Zealand a chance
A very useful spell from Santner, but he's not really been backed up by the rest of the attack
half-volley, driven out to the sweeper at cover on the half-volley
length ball on leg stump, patted back to Santner
ooft, Billings look to work this to leg with a little shimmy down the wicket, gets a leading edge on it but it falls safely in the covers
tossed up on a length, goes on with the arm and Billings plays a high-elbow forward defensive shot back to the bowler
Patrick, with his tail between his legs: "Had to open my mouth..."
Here's Sam Billings at No. 5, no doubt hoping to finish things off
spears in a length ball, a real half-tracker, and he whacks it straight down Guptill's throat! Vince is rightly furious with himself, but that's an excellent knock despite a tame ending
|Hagley Oval, Christchurch|
|Toss||England, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||England led the 5-match series 1-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 992|
|Hours of play (local time)||14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-15.50, Second Session 15.50-17.20|
|Match days||1 November 2019 - day (20-over match)|
Over 19 • ENG 154/3England won by 7 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
James Vince sets sights on T20 World Cup and aims to grab chance
James Vince seals victory after England's young guns impress with the ball
Eoin Morgan 'delighted' to carry on as captain as England target T20 World Cup
|EJG Morgan||not out||34||21|
|SW Billings||not out||14||11|
|Total||154(3 wkts; 18.3 ovs)|