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New Zealand vs England (NZ vs ENG) 1st T20I Highlights: England outclassed New Zealand beating them by seven wickets with nine balls to spare. Chasing a target of 154, England openers got off to a slow start. Jonny Bairstow broke the shackles taking on Scott Kuggeleijn. But Mitchell Santner got the breakthrough removing Dawid Malan. No.3 batsman James Vince led the run chase hitting his maiden T20I half-century. Santner was the pick of the bowlers taking three wickets including Bairstow and Malan. Towards the end, skipper Eoin Morgan and vice-captain Sam Billings ensured that England chase down the total without breaking a sweat.

Earlier England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl first. New Zealand got off to a poor start as they failed to capitalise in the powerplay overs. Martin Guptill got out after scoring just 2 runs to debutant Sam Curran whereas Colin Munro fell for 21 to Chris Jordan. New Zealand kept losing wickets at regular intervals and failed to post a huge total on the board. Tim Siefert and Colin de Grandhomme got starts but could not convert them into big totals. The fifth-wicket partnership between Ross Taylor and Daryl Mitchell helped the Kiwis post a modest total of 153 for 5 in the first innings.

England in New Zealand, 5 T20I Series, 2019Hagley Oval, Christchurch 01 November 2019

New Zealand 153/5 (20.0)

England 154/3 (18.3)

Match Ended ( Day – 1st T20I ) England beat New Zealand by 7 wickets

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New Zealand vs England 1st T20I Highlights:

Morgan finishes in style

Tim Southee bowled the penultimate over, he had too. Eoin Morgan makes it look easy as he gets a boundary off the second ball of the over and then finishes the run chase in style with a six. An easy win for England in the end by seven wickets with nine balls to spare. Lots of questions need answering for the Kiwis after a dismal show. ENG – 154/3 in 18.3 overs

Ferguson fails to stop boundaries

Eoin Morgan hit the first boundary from the over hitting the ball over off side. The second boundary was a lucky one for Sam Billings. Nevertheless, 11 runs were scored from the over, 10 more needed from two overs. ENG – 144/3 in 18 overs

Sodhi releases pressure

Ish Sodhi releases the pressure created by Mitchell Santner in the previous over. Sam Billings gets a boundary from a perfectly executed reverse sweep. 10 runs from the over including the boundary. England need 21 runs from three overs. It is still a mystery whey Colin de Grandhomme has not been given the ball despite two bowlers having a bad day in the middle. ENG – 133/1 in 17 overs

Santner finishes well

Mitchell Santner finishes with bowling figures – 3 for 23. Sam Billings takes a single off the last ball of the over after playing three dot balls. England need 31 runs from 24 balls to win. ENG – 123/3 in 16 overs

Santner gets the Danger Man

Mitchell Santner gets the much-needed wicket. James Vince gets caught in the deep mid-wicket region by Martin Guptill. Is it too late or New Zealand are still in the game? NZ – 122/3 in 15.2 overs

Vince looking to finish early

James Vince is making it look easy. Vince takes on skipper Tim Southee hitting him for a maximum and a boundary. 13 runs from the over. 33 runs needed from 30 deliveries now. ENG – 121/2 in 15 overs


James Vince gets to his maiden T20I half-century from 33 balls with a boundary off Lockie Ferguson. Eoin Morgan gets his first boundary as well with an uppercut. 10 runs from the over. ENG – 108/2 in 14 overs, 46 runs needed from 6 overs

Kuggeleijn errs again

James Vince is taking the attack to the Kiwi bowlers. Vince hits Scott Kuggeleijn for a six and a four in the over, 13 runs from it. He moves to 47, nearing his maiden T20I half-century Time for Tim Southee to use Colin de Grandhomme? ENG 98/2 in 13 overs

Sodhi leaks runs

James Vince looks in fine touch today. Vince hits two boundaries in a row off Ish Sodhi. Headache for Tim Southee. He may have to give Colin de Grandhomme one over here. 11 runs from Sodhi’s over. ENG – 85/2 in 12 overs

Kuggeleijn makes up for expensive over

Scott Kuggeleijn back into the attack after leaking 18 runs from his first over. Just four singles from his second over. Eoin Morgan struggles to time the ball, goes too hard at it twice. ENG – 74/2 in 11 overs

Guptill takes a stunner

Martin Guptill pulls off a stunner diving to his left in the outfield. Jonny Bairstow has to walk back to the dressing room. Bairstow departs for 35. Mitchell Santner takes another wicket. Skipper Eoin Morgan comes to bat now. ENG – 70/2 in 10 overs

Expensive over

Jonny Bairstow and James Vince score one boundary each from the over. 10 runs from Ish Sodhi’s over. Time for a bowling change? ENG – 63/1 in 9 overs

50 up!

Mitchell Santner keeps the pressure on. Santner gives just four runs from the over. The left-arm spinner has been exceptional for New Zealand so far. ENG – 53/1 in 8 overs

Sodhi into attack

Leg spinner Ish Sodhi into the attack, spin from both ends now. James Vince gets a boundary as he hangs on the back foot and cuts hard. 7 runs from the over. ENG – 49/1 in 7 overs


Mitchell Santner gets a wicket in his first over. Dawid Malan gets caught by Ish Sodhi inside the 30-yard circle. Rare misfielding from Kiwi fielders as James Vince gets off the mark with a boundary on the first ball. 10 runs from the over and a wicket. The game is still delicately poised between the two teams. ENG – 42/1 in 7 overs

Southee back into attack

Tim Southee brings himself back into the attack after an expensive over from Scott Kuggeleijn. Martin Guptill drops a half chance as Dawid Malan gets a lifeline. ENG – 32/0 in 5 overs

Ferguson does damage control

After a horrendous over from Scott Kuggeleijn, Lockie Ferguson bowls a good over despite the boundary from Dawid Malan. Five runs from Ferguson’s over as he causes a few problems for Jonny Bairstow. ENG – 26/0 in 4 overs

Bairstow goes big

Poor over from Scott Kuggeleijn, 18 runs from it. Jonny Bairstow uses Kuggeleijn’s pace and hits him for two fours and one six on the leg side. England have got just the start they wanted, especially after two quiet overs. Tim Southee has got problems to solve straight away. ENG – 21/0 in 3 overs

Tidy over from Ferguson

So far, it has been the perfect start for New Zealand defending 154. Lockie Ferguson backs up Tm Southee with a two-run over. Some serious pace from Ferguson. Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan off the mark. ENG – 3/0 in 2 overs

Southee starts well

An excellent start from Tim Southee as he starts off with a one-run over. Southee led by example in the T20I series against Sri Lanka. The interim skipper is expected to do the same against England. Jonny Bairstow struggles to find the gap in the first over. Just one run from wide. ENG – 1/0 in 1 over

Brown finishes well

Pat Brown does well under pressure on his T20I debut. Just 6 runs from Brown’s over and a wicket. Daryl Mitchell remains unbeaten on 30 runs from 17 balls. The Kiwis have managed to post a modest total on the scoreboard. NZ – 153/5 in 20 overs

Excellent catch from Bairstow

Ross Taylor gets out trying to hit the ball towards cow corner. Jonny Bairstow shows James Vince how it is done as he dives forward and takes an excellent catch. Taylor falls for 44 from 35 balls. Pat Brown gets his maiden T20I wicket. NZ – 149/5 in 19.3 overs


Ross Taylor rubs salt on Chris Jordan’s wounds with a maximum. Taylor was dropped earlier by James Vince at deep mid-wicket. Nine runs from the over. Meanwhile, 50-run partnership for the fifth wicket completed. NZ – 147/4 in 19 overs

Tom finishes spell

Tom Curran ends his spell with bowling figures – none for 25. Nine runs from the 18th over. Tom has been the most economical bowler for England today. NZ – 138/4 in 18 overs

More fireworks

Chris Jordan finishes his over with an absolute loosener. That was full toss, on the pads of Daryl Mitchell. All Mitchell had to do was to get bat on it. He does well and gets his past the boundary ropes. Ross Taylor hits a boundary from the over too, muscling it down the ground. 13 runs from the over. NZ – 129/4 in 17 overs

Mitchell goes big!

Daryl Mitchell needed to take on the bowlers and he does. Mitchell hits the knuckleball on the rise and over the long off fielder for a six. Patrick Brown gave just five singles before Mitchell hit him for a maximum. NZ – 116/4 in 16 overs

100 up!

Tom Curran gets back into the attack. Ross Taylor hits him for a boundary. It was more like a gift to Taylor, pitching it down the leg side. Productive over for Kiwis, nine runs from it. NZ – 105/4 in 15 overs


Wickets have fallen at the right time for New Zealand. Tim Siefert gets caught in the outfield by Jonny Bairstow. Seifert was set for a big score but he throws his wicket away. The Kiwi departs for 32. Chris Jordan gets his second wicket of the match. NZ – 93/4 in 13.1 overs


Welcome boundary for New Zealand. Ross Taylor sweeps it fine. Adil Rashid bowled out with bowling figures – 1 for 31. New Zealand will look to post in excess of 160 from this position. NZ – 93/3 in 13 overs

Boundaries dry up

Just when New Zealand would have liked to accelerate, a wicket puts them under pressure. Ross Taylor is taking his time before switching on the attacking mode. Tim Seifert hasn’t gone ballistic either. Sam Curran gives seven runs from his final over. NZ – 83/3 in 12 overs


Colin de Grandhomme departs just when he was starting to look dangerous. Wickets have fallen in this New Zealand innings just when things seemed to go their way. James Vince takes the catch in the deep. Adil Rashid gets his first wicket of the match. NZ – 72/3 in 10.1 overs


Colin de Grandhomme’s Rishabh Pant-like shot finds the fence. Grandhomme looks in good touch. 11 runs from Pat Brown’s over. NZ – 72/2 in 10 overs

Reverse sweep

Tim Seifert gets a little cheeky as he plays with the spin, gets a boundary with the reverse sweep off the first ball of the over. Eight runs from Adil Rashid’s over. NZ – 61/2 in 9 overs

50 up!

Debutant Pat Brown bowls his first over. Just five runs from his first over. Brown causes a few problems for Colin de Grandhomme with his variations. NZ – 53/2 in 8 overs

Rashid into attack

Leg spinner Adil Rashid into the attack. Colin de Grandhomme comes in to bat at No.4. Grandhomme hits the first ball he faces for a boundary. The all-rounder had a decent series in Sri Lanka. 9 runs from the over. NZ – 48/2 in 7 overs

Munro falls

Colin Munro plays the low full toss straight to midwicket fielder Eoin Morgan. Chris Jordan’s change up works as he gets a wicket in his first over. This has been an excellent powerplay for England despite the 21-run fifth over. New Zealand’s opening woes continue as Munro falls after playing himself in. NZ – 39/2 in 6 overs


Normalcy restored at Hagley Oval. Tim Siefert hits the first six of the match and it rubs off on Colin Munro. The Kiwi opener hits two consecutive sixes off Sam Curran to end the fifth over. 21 runs from Sam’s over, ruining his bowling figures. NZ – 36/1 in 5 overs


Colin Munro finally manages to hit a boundary. An off cutter from Tom Curran and Munro hits it towards square leg for a boundary. This has been an unusual start for New Zealand on a pitch that has no demons in it. NZ – 15/1 in 4 overs

Guptill disappoints

Martin Guptill’s bad run against Sam Curran continues. Sam gets his maiden T20I wicket. Guptill tries to hit the marginally short ball towards leg side but drags it to his stumps. Guptill falls for 2. Tim Siefert comes to bat at No.3 in Kane Williamson’s absence. NZ – 7/1 in 3 overs

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Maiden over

Colin Munro struggles against Tom Curran, a maiden over. An excellent start for England as Curran brothers are not letting New Zealand openers take advantage of the powerplay overs. NZ – 4/0 in 2 overs