full outside leg and pushed down the ground to finish the match
England win by 40 runs with a very impressive all-round display. The batting from the top six was outstanding as they piled up their record T20 total, then the bowlers adapted well to the short straight boundaries with some smart bowling. A major difference, though, was the fielding with England taking some excellent catches. Twenty20 can turn around quickly, but New Zealand have some work to do before Hamilton on Tuesday. I'll bring you the presentation shortly.
Brendon McCullum "We were outplayed by a better team but have two days to turn it around. It was a really poor day in the field and you can't afford that in any form of the game, especially with the power they have. We have to be a bit smarter, we allowed them to hit to the short boundaries too often."
Stuart Broad "The freedom the guys played with today was fantastic. It was great to see. I think we learnt a lot by batting first on it, probably not a bad lost to lose. To be able to get such a high score, we re delighted. We knew we didn't need to over-strike the ball and think too much about the short boundaries. From a personal point of view to pick up wickets when it matters, and lead the side, is pleasing. But it doesn't matter who gets the wickets. I thought some of the catches were fantastic."
That just about wraps things up from me for the day. David Hopps will have his report ready shortly for your reading pleasure. Enjoy the rest of the your weekend and we'll be back on Tuesday for the second match of the series from Hamilton.
oh dear, this one slips out as a beamer...another attempted slower. Gets a warning
this time he gets his scoop away and makes a point of trotting down the pitch near to Dernbach
there's the variation, slower ball outside off stump
rapid, well-directed, bouncer and McClenaghan gets taken on the helmet then the ball flies over the keeper
Farhan: "This performance by England just goes to show that even if a ground is really small, you still have to hit them out of the ground!!! Something that England did but not New Zealand!!"
blimey! The No. 11 thinks he's a No. 4. Tries to scoop Dernbach and ends up falling over in the crease
good yorker but he keeps it out
short outside leg, pulled out to deep square
excellent yorker, homing in on the boots and gets squeezed into the off side
and nearly gets his fifth as this flies off a top edge towards third man but doesn't carry all the way
Career-best for Broad in T20s
moving outside off and tried to scoop him over fine leg
four for Broad, he's having a productive start in New Zealand. Boult trying to carve it over the off side and lobs a catch to cover. Nearly popped out of Samit's hands
short on leg stump, angled backward of point
moving away outside leg stump and gets beaten by a full ball outside off
pulled down to long-on
round the wicket, full outside off, thick edge down to third man
Nick: "For a second there I thought Root was going to repeat his trick for Yorkshire in last years domestic t20" Yes, same here.
another full toss which is driven to deep cover
excellent slower ball, completely confounds Boult who was moving well outside leg stump
full outside leg, nudged through midwicket
comes down the pitch outside leg, heaves hard and gets a thick top edge which falls short of third man