Match Detail

New Zealand Men 165 ( 16.5 ) overs
England Men: 3-241 ( 20.0 ) overs
England win by 76 runs
Toss - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
5
6
0
0
83.33
8
8
1
0
100
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
2.5
0
24
2
8.47
Man of the Match
Dawid Malan
Commentry
In over# 17
Runs : 5 Bowler: Chris Jordan Wickets : 1
Over 17. 5 runs. Bowler: Chris Jordan. New Zealand: 10-165(rr 9.71)
16.5
W
OUT! Bowled. Chris Jordan to Trent Boult. Half volley, middle stump backing away driving, missed to. Cleaned him up, it was only a matter of time with Boult never looking to get in line. England square the series. England have destroyed New Zealand by the massive margin of 76 runs in Napier to level the T20I series 2-2. Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan set things up for the tourists, the two left-handers combining for 182 runs in a destructive partnership to take the game away from the Black Caps. Malan became just the second Englishman to score a T20I century and his captain almost became the third before falling in the final over. The Kiwi bowlers were well below their best, wilting under the pressure and serving up plenty of rubbish. They got off to a flier in response with the bat before wickets began to tumble. Matt Parkinson snared four wickets, reward for bowling slowly and inviting the big shots. England weren't perfect in the field but they were always ahead of the game thanks to their colossal total. So we are set for a thrilling decider in Auckland on Sunday, definitely not an occasion to miss.
16.4
4
FOUR! Chris Jordan to Trent Boult. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump backing away pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs. Boult is a very unconventional batsman to put it mildly. He moves all around the crease and plays some very strange shots. Jordan seems to find it quite funny.
16.3
1
APPEAL! Chris Jordan to Blair Tickner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Morgan, appeal made for Run Out.
16.2
.
Chris Jordan to Blair Tickner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Billings.
16.1
.
Chris Jordan to Blair Tickner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Billings.
In over# 16
Runs : 6 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 1
Over 16. 6 runs. Bowler: Sam Curran. New Zealand: 9-160(rr 10.00)
15.6
1
Sam Curran to Blair Tickner. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Brown.
15.5
2
Sam Curran to Blair Tickner. Yorker, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, shy attempt by Brown.
15.4
1
Sam Curran to Trent Boult. Length ball, off stump backing away driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to cover for 1 run, fielded by Gregory.
15.3
1
Sam Curran to Blair Tickner. Full toss, middle stump no foot movement pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Jordan.
15.2
1
Sam Curran to Trent Boult. Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Banton.
15.1
W
OUT! Run Out. Sam Curran to Trent Boult. Full toss, off stump backing away driving, mis-timed to mid off, direct hit by Jordan. Jordan is a gun fielder. Boult wanted a single but then realised he couldn't take on Jordan's arm, by that time Sodhi was stuck too far down the pitch. The Sussex man hits the stumps direct.
In over# 15
Runs : 10 Bowler: Tom Curran Wickets : 0
Over 15. 10 runs. Bowler: Tom Curran. New Zealand: 8-154(rr 10.27)
14.6
1
Tom Curran to Trent Boult. Yorker, middle stump backing away driving, inside edge to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Malan.
14.5
1
Tom Curran to Ish Sodhi. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
14.4
1
Tom Curran to Trent Boult. Slower length ball, outside off stump backing away pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Banton.
14.3
.
Tom Curran to Trent Boult. Full toss, to leg backing away pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Curran.
14.2
1
Tom Curran to Ish Sodhi. Slower ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Banton.
14.1
6
SIX! Tom Curran to Ish Sodhi. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Wow, Sodhi has sent this into orbit. I'm not sure he's ever hit a ball as long as that in his career.
In over# 14
Runs : 5 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 1
Over 14. 5 runs. Bowler: Sam Curran. New Zealand: 8-144(rr 10.29)
13.6
W
OUT! Caught. Sam Curran to Mitchell Santner. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Billings. Sharp bouncer from Sam Curran and it kisses the glove on the way through. That's his first wicket of the night to put England one step closer to the win.
13.5
1
APPEAL! Sam Curran to Ish Sodhi. Slower length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, hit pad to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Malan, appeal made for L.B.W.
13.4
.
Sam Curran to Ish Sodhi. Full toss, off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Malan.
13.3
1
Sam Curran to Mitchell Santner. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Curran.
13.2
2
Sam Curran to Mitchell Santner. Slower ball back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Bairstow.
13.1
1
Sam Curran to Ish Sodhi. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Brown.
In over# 13
Runs : 12 Bowler: Matthew Parkinson Wickets : 1
.
Over 13. 13 runs. Bowler: Matthew Parkinson. New Zealand: 7-139(rr 10.69)
12.6
1
APPEAL! Matthew Parkinson to Ish Sodhi. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Curran, appeal made for L.B.W. This time it is England's turn to waste a review. That never looked out but they were desperate to try and get Parkinson his fifth scalp.
12.5
W
OUT! L.B.W. Matthew Parkinson to Tim Southee. Leg spinner length ball, off stump moves in front Slog, hit pad to. Finally Parkinson gets his man, his fourth wicket is well deserved. Southee was through with the shot too early and it smacked him plumb in front. New Zealand burn their review as well.
12.4
.
Matthew Parkinson to Tim Southee. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Billings.
12.3
4
FOUR! Matthew Parkinson to Tim Southee. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled past long on for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Brown. Oh dear, Brown isn't having the best night in the field. He wanted to come in to attempt the catch but ended up missing it completely.
12.2
2
Matthew Parkinson to Tim Southee. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Gregory.
12.1
6
SIX! Matthew Parkinson to Tim Southee. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Southee just keeps on thrashing the ball into the stands. The crowd have witnessed some great hitting this evening.
New Zealand Men: 165 ( 16.5 ) overs
England Men 3-241 ( 20.0 ) overs
Toss - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
England win by 76 runs
RR : 24.32
CRR : 9.8
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
T Banton

lbw: Santner

31
20
4
155
J Bairstow

c: Mitchell b: Santner

8
9
1
88.89
D Malan

not out

103
51
9
201.96
E Morgan

c: Mitchell b: Southee

91
41
7
221.95
S Billings

not out

0
1
0
0
Not bat : Sam Curran,Lewis Gregory,Tom Curran,Chris Jordan,Patrick Brown,Matthew Parkinson
Extras 8(b 0, lb 3, WD 3, NB 2)
Total 241/3 20.0 overs

FOW: (Sam Curran) , (Lewis Gregory) , (Tom Curran) , (Chris Jordan) , (Patrick Brown) , (Matthew Parkinson)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
35
0
8.75
4.0
0
47
1
11.75
4.0
0
32
2
8.00
4.0
0
50
0
12.50
3.0
0
49
0
16.33
1.0
0
25
0
25.00
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
M Guptill

c: Malan b: Curran

27
14
1
192.86
C Munro

c: Brown b: Parkinson

30
21
3
142.86
T Seifert

c: Curran b: Jordan

3
4
0
75
C de

c: Banton b: Parkinson

7
3
0
233.33
R Taylor

c: Banton b: Brown

14
10
0
140
D Mitchell

c: Jordan b: Parkinson

2
5
0
40
M Santner

c: Billings b: Curran

10
8
1
125
T Southee

lbw: Parkinson

39
15
2
260
I Sodhi

run out (Jordan)

9
7
0
128.57
T Boult

b: Jordan

8
8
1
100
B Tickner

not out

5
6
0
83.33
Extras 11(b 0, lb 3, WD 8, NB 0)
Total 165/10 16.5 overs

FOW: (Sam Curran) , (Lewis Gregory) , (Tom Curran) , (Chris Jordan) , (Patrick Brown) , (Matthew Parkinson)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
36
1
9.00
3.0
0
26
1
8.67
2.5
0
24
2
8.47
4.0
0
47
4
11.75
3.0
0
29
1
9.67
In over# 20
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 1
19.4
W
OUT! Caught. Tim Southee to Eoin Morgan. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep extra cover, by Mitchell. Finally some respite for the Kiwis, Mitchell tumbles forward to send Morgan on his way. Terrific hitting by the England captain, he walks off to an ovation from both sets of fans.
In over# 8
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 1
7.2
W
OUT! L.B.W. Mitchell Santner to Tom Banton. Stock length ball, outside off stump moves in front reverse sweeping, hit pad to. Prolonged appeal, Santner likes the look of it and convinces Southee to go for the review. Banton was attempting something rather ambitious and pays the price, ball tracking shows three reds. New Zealand needed that, the young man was looking to take the game away from them. Santner's superb series with the ball continues.
In over# 4
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 1
3.1
W
OUT! Caught. Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Mitchell. Bairstow can't believe what he's done. It's an innocuous delivery from Santner, his first in the match, and Bairstow has slapped it straight to the only man out on the legside. He was looking to clear the short square boundary but instead it's Santner celebrating.
In over# 17
Runs : 0 Bowler: Chris Jordan Wickets : 1
16.5
W
OUT! Bowled. Chris Jordan to Trent Boult. Half volley, middle stump backing away driving, missed to. Cleaned him up, it was only a matter of time with Boult never looking to get in line. England square the series. England have destroyed New Zealand by the massive margin of 76 runs in Napier to level the T20I series 2-2. Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan set things up for the tourists, the two left-handers combining for 182 runs in a destructive partnership to take the game away from the Black Caps. Malan became just the second Englishman to score a T20I century and his captain almost became the third before falling in the final over. The Kiwi bowlers were well below their best, wilting under the pressure and serving up plenty of rubbish. They got off to a flier in response with the bat before wickets began to tumble. Matt Parkinson snared four wickets, reward for bowling slowly and inviting the big shots. England weren't perfect in the field but they were always ahead of the game thanks to their colossal total. So we are set for a thrilling decider in Auckland on Sunday, definitely not an occasion to miss.
In over# 16
Runs : 0 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 1
15.1
W
OUT! Run Out. Sam Curran to Trent Boult. Full toss, off stump backing away driving, mis-timed to mid off, direct hit by Jordan. Jordan is a gun fielder. Boult wanted a single but then realised he couldn't take on Jordan's arm, by that time Sodhi was stuck too far down the pitch. The Sussex man hits the stumps direct.
In over# 14
Runs : 0 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 1
13.6
W
OUT! Caught. Sam Curran to Mitchell Santner. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Billings. Sharp bouncer from Sam Curran and it kisses the glove on the way through. That's his first wicket of the night to put England one step closer to the win.
In over# 13
Runs : 0 Bowler: Matthew Parkinson Wickets : 1
12.5
W
OUT! L.B.W. Matthew Parkinson to Tim Southee. Leg spinner length ball, off stump moves in front Slog, hit pad to. Finally Parkinson gets his man, his fourth wicket is well deserved. Southee was through with the shot too early and it smacked him plumb in front. New Zealand burn their review as well.
In over# 10
Runs : 0 Bowler: Patrick Brown Wickets : 1
9.4
W
OUT! Caught. Patrick Brown to Ross Taylor. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg, by Banton. The Black Caps are collapsing in a heap now. They have to keep on swinging at everything but they can't get any momentum. Taylor was probably their last hope but he has to trudge off. Everything going right for the visitors.
In over# 9
Runs : 0 Bowler: Matthew Parkinson Wickets : 1
8.3
W
OUT! Caught. Matthew Parkinson to Daryl Mitchell. Leg spinner length ball, off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Jordan. Parkinson is on a roll - he keeps floating them up and the Black Caps keep hitting them to fielders. Jordan had to charge from long off to long on but he is a fantastic athlete and made it look simple. England cruising towards victory now.
In over# 7
Runs : 0 Bowler: Matthew Parkinson Wickets : 2
6.6
W
OUT! Caught. Matthew Parkinson to Colin Munro. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Brown. Another one for Parkinson, the Lancashire leggie is putting England firmly on top in Napier. Again he shows bravery to toss this one up and Munro can't resist attempting to smash him into the crowd. Brown isn't entirely convincing in taking the catch but he gets the job done to spark celebrations for the tourists.
6.5
W
OUT! Caught. Matthew Parkinson to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg spinner length ball, to leg down the track flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Banton. Parkinson gets rewarded for his courage. He gives this one plenty of air to invite de Grandhomme to try and hit him for another six, the Kiwi number four obliges and finds a fielder. Banton is used to having gloves on so he did well to cling on.
In over# 6
Runs : 0 Bowler: Chris Jordan Wickets : 1
5.5
W
OUT! Caught. Chris Jordan to Tim Seifert. Slower length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by Curran. That's a simple catch for Tom Curran, he had an age to settle underneath it. Jordan deceived Seifert with a well disguised variation, causing the right-hander to be through his shot way too early. The hosts have no choice but to keep on attacking despite the loss of wickets.
In over# 5
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tom Curran Wickets : 1
4.3
W
OUT! Caught. Tom Curran to Martin Guptill. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot flick, in the air uncontrolled to mid wicket, by Malan. Malan's night just keeps getting better. After a sensational century now he can add a catch to his name after gobbling up Guptill's tame chip. Tom Curran with the breakthrough England needed, they will have been starting to get a little bit worried by the rapid start.

Tom Banton

8 (10)

16(19)

Jonny Bairstow

8 (9)

Tom Banton

23 (10)

40(25)

Dawid Malan

17 (15)

Dawid Malan

85 (35)

176(76)

Eoin Morgan

91 (41)

Dawid Malan

1 (1)

1(2)

Sam Billings

0 (1)

Martin Guptill

27 (14)

52(27)

Colin Munro

25 (13)

Colin Munro

2 (4)

5(8)

Tim Seifert

3 (4)

Colin Munro

3 (3)

10(6)

Colin de Grandhomme

7 (3)

Colin Munro

0 (1)

0(1)

Ross Taylor

0 (0)

Ross Taylor

4 (4)

6(9)

Daryl Mitchell

2 (5)

Ross Taylor

10 (6)

11(7)

Mitchell Santner

1 (1)

Mitchell Santner

6 (4)

45(19)

Tim Southee

39 (15)

Mitchell Santner

3 (3)

4(7)

Ish Sodhi

1 (4)

Ish Sodhi

8 (3)

10(7)

Trent Boult

2 (4)

Trent Boult

6 (4)

11(10)

Blair Tickner

5 (6)