New Zealand v England, first Twenty20 as it happened

England smash 15 sixes and beat their record Twenty20 score as they defeat New Zealand by 40 runs in the first international.

9 February 2013 Last updated at 10:16

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  1. 0934: 

    Ok folks, that's it from us. Mark Mitchener will be your man in the early hours for England women's must-win World Cup match against South Africa at 03:30 GMT. For the men, it's a trip to Hamilton for the second one-dayer on Tuesday. It's been a pleasure.

  2.  

    Luke Wright: "It was pretty much perfect. We knew we needed to get a big score on the board but to bowl like that was probably the most pleasing thing. We knew it was going to be best to hit straight and everyone who came in hit powerful shots and had really good strike rates."

  3.  

    Stuart Broad: "From a personal point of view it was great to take wickets, but in Twenty20 the wickets come from building pressure at both ends Morgan's catch to pick up the dangerman McCullum was game-changing."

  4.  

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum: "We were outplayed by a far better team on the day and we were missing the basics - the batting, the bowling and definitely in the field. We have to make sure rectify those areas. It was a really poor day in the field and you can't afford to drop five catches in any form of the game, let alone Twenty20 cricket. It was disappointing to put in that sort of performance in front of that sort of crowd. We got exposed in some areas but credit to England for the way they played."

    Brendon McCullum
  5.  

    England captain Stuart Broad: "The freedom the guys played with today set us up brilliantly. After losing the toss, to set our highest score was fantastic. The cleanness the guys were striking the ball with was great to see. It is certainly the most complete performance that I've captained. To have the mindset to go and get such a high score and defend it so comprehensively - we are delighted with that.

    Stuart Broad
  6.  

    Anon via text: "Brilliant & ruthless display by England's 10 & 1/2 players (I don't count Patel as an actual player; more he just exists)."

  7. 0918: 

    Dernbach puts his arm round McClenaghan at the end of the match and the Kiwi seems to accept it but that was rather an unsavoury end to what was actually an excellent England performance.

  8.   
    Former New Zealand bowler Iain O'Brien, BBC Test Match Special

    "I would never, ever say Dernbach bowled that beamer intentionally but he hasn't bowled anything like that in the game and all of a sudden it comes out when things are getting a little bit feisty..."

  9. 20 overs: 
    NZ 174-9

    McClenaghan backs away and manages to get his scoop shot spot on this time, picking up four runs before walking down to make his point to Dernbach. The last ball of the match now and it's a horrible beamer which Macca has to duck out of the way of. The Surrey bowler apologises but Macca looks less than impressed. Dernbach starts again and Macca picks up a single off the last ball.

  10.  
    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT- ENGLAND WIN BY 40 RUNS
  11. 19.3 overs: 
    Ouch!

    Macca tries to scoop Dernbach over his head for four but takes one right in the gut. Smiles all round, but he tries to duck the next ball and takes one on his back this time, the ball flying over Buttler and away for four byes.

  12. 19 overs: 
    NZ 159-9

    Last man Macca gets off the mark with a single as Broad finishes with figures of 4-0-24-4.

  13. 18.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Boult c Patel b Broad 4 (NZ 156-9)

    Broad was only fifth quickest in that table but here he is picking up his fourth wicket of the day as Boult slices one straight to Patel in the covers.

  14. 18 overs: 
    NZ 155-8

    This is a bit like having to go through the motions of completing your driving test when you've just mounted the kerb. But the Kiwis are having a go anyway with the lively Hira cutting behind square for four. Just looking at a speed table of today's bowlers which shows Finn and Derbach comfortably ahead of their Kiwi counterparts McClenaghan and Boult.

  15.  

    Kiss me I'm Irish on Twitter: "Can it be a clean sweep of wins for England this week across all sports? Football, Cricket and Rugby?"

  16.   
    Former New Zealand bowler Iain O'Brien, BBC Test Match Special

    "It's still good, entertaining cricket and that's what 25,000 people have paid for. But it's a long, long way home from here for New Zealand..."

  17. 17 overs: 

    Something for the home fans to cheer as Hira slams a four through the off side. Then he smashes one to the deep point boundary for six! Sub fielder Root actually catches the ball but steps on the rope just before he can release the ball from his grasp.

  18. 16.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Ellis c Wright b Finn 4 (NZ 135-8)

    Ellis can't cope with Finn's pace and bounce and scoops a catch to point.

  19. 15.5 overs: 
    WICKET- N McCullum c Buttler b Wright 3 (NZ 134-7)

    McCullum hoists Wright high into the Auckland night sky and keeper Buttler has to wait an age for the ball to come down, but manages to adjust his gloves at the last minute to pouch it.

  20.  

    Sebastian Eaton on Twitter: "So for once the boy decides to get up at 8.30 instead of 6 and I miss our record T20 score! .... What an effort though!"

  21. 15 overs: 
    NZ 130-6

    That wicket takes Broad level with Graeme Swann into fifth place in the T20 wicket charts with 51. Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal leads the way with 71.

  22. 14.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Munro b Broad 8 (NZ 128-6)

    Full, quick and straight from Broad and Munro is nowhere near it as he aims a leg-side slog. Hello there fat lady, you sound remarkably sweet this winter morning.

  23. 14.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Franklin c Buttler b Broad 8 (NZ 127-5)

    Franklin tries to cut Broad but misjudges the bounce and edges behind to Buttler. This one is very nearly in the bag for England.

  24.  

    Graham in a chilly Barcelona, TMS inbox: "Without wishing to put the mockers on the thing, it appears the England play-book was spot on. Small ground, lots of 6's (one per over actually means 120 runs 'without moving'), top five or six in the 30s/40s, flat slower bowling to complicate the 'bashers' lives plus a bit of good fielding. Trouble is.... it's not over 'til the umps pull the bails."

  25. 14 overs: 
    NZ 127-4

    James Franklin is the man-entrusted with giving this Kiwi innings a bit of a kick up the backside and he gets off the mark with a six over long-on. Tredwell rounds off an otherwise tidy over with a full toss that is battered down the ground for a Munro maximum.

  26.   
    Former New Zealand bowler Iain O'Brien, BBC Test Match Special

    "I think that hit Stuart Broad rather than him catching it, he was indicating to his team-mates that he might have a little war wound in his chest."

  27. 12.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Guptill c Broad b Wright 44 (NZ 111-4)

    Munro goes big at the start of Wright's third over, spanking a six over long-on. Then a low one thuds into bat and pad and loops back to Wright. The bowler claims the catch, but the TV umpire rules not out after spotting that the ball came off an inside edge and hit the ground before hitting his foot and heading to Wright. England don't have to wait long for the wicket though as Guptill drives straight to Broad at mid-off. He got plenty of the ball but picked out the man.

    New Zealand's Martin Guptil
  28. 12 overs: 
    NZ 104-3

    It's Tredwell time - the Kent off-spinner belatedly entering the fray and being swept for four by Guptill. Four singles follow. England well on top here.

  29. 11 overs: 
    NZ 96-3

    The NZ new boy is Colin Munro is a big-hitter I'm told, but he's not doing any hitting at all at the moment as he fails to lay a bat on Luke Wright's first four balls. A drive gets him two runs then finally he does the business and plants Wright's last ball of the over into the stands.

  30. 10 overs: 
    NZ 88-3

    Patel offers a bit more flight to Guptill and is given a fearful pasting over cow corner. Good response from Samit as he keeps them to singles for the remainder of the over. New Zealand are well behind the eight-ball at the half-way stage. Their current run rate is 8.8. Their required run rate is 12.7, but they do have seven wickets in hand, so this one ain't over yet.

  31.   
    Former New Zealand bowler Dion Nash, BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a shot in anger from Taylor. It was short, but the shot was not executed well. He almost ran off the park as it to say get me out of here. Interesting body language from him. The regular fall of wickets will hurt New Zealand. Guptill has been too slow. I know he's struggling for form, but he needs to have more urgency."

    Follow the latest with the Test Match Special commentary.

  32. 9 overs: 
    WICKET- Taylor c Bairstow b Finn 13 (NZ 77-3)

    A very boundary for the Kiwis as Guptill pummels Finn over mid-off for a single-bounce four. Just the two sixes for NZ so far, compared to 15 in the England innings. A short ball tempts Taylor into a big swipe, but this hasn't got the power to clear the ropes and is gratefully accepted by Bairstow at deep midwicket.

  33. 8 overs: 
    NZ 71-2

    Patel opens up with two wides down the leg side but improves significantly to keep the Kiwis to ones and twos. He bowls so flat that it is very difficult to hit him for six, and sixes are what the Black Caps need right now.

  34. 7 overs: 
    NZ 64-2

    A nudge by Taylor doesn't even make it out of the circle but England's fielders are so far back that New Zealand run two. Luke Wright serves up an absolute treat to Guptill, who gobbles it up like a predator in the jungle, heaving a huge straight six into the stands.

  35. 6 overs: 
    NZ 54-2

    Dernbach's second over follows a similar pattern to his first as New Zealand are forced to deal in singles until Taylor cuts the last ball for four. hang on what's this. There is a mascot dressed as a cash machine high-fiving members of the crowd with Sweet Child of Mine blaring over the speakers. Just not cricket.

  36.   
    Iain O'Brien, Former New Zealand pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "What a reception for Ross Taylor. It was always going to be after he was jilted by New Zealand Cricket and he's getting a warm and deserved reintroduction to New Zealand cricket. It's not been a good night for him so far, dropping a couple of catches, so he needs a good knock here. I guarantee he'll be a bit nervous after his time away."

  37. 5 overs: 
    NZ 46-2

    Ross Taylor gets an incredible reception from the Eden Park crowd as he walks out for his first innings since being "jilted" (in the word of Ian O'Brien) by New Zealand Cricket.

  38. 4.5 overs: 
    WICKET- B McCullum c Morgan b Finn 10 (NZ 46-2)

    I think I'd quite enjoy batting out there today. True pitch, short boundaries, we can all dream. Another McCullum special sees Finn pulled away dismissively for four. Finn looks disgruntled to be called for a leg side wide, but his chagrin is short-lived. McCullum skies one and Morgan takes a fine catch back-pedalling from cover.

  39.   
    Iain O'Brien, Former New Zealand pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I love seeing one over spells in Twenty20 cricket. It doesn't take long for a batsman to get used to their bowling."

  40. 4 overs: 
    NZ 38-1 (Target 215)

    The wicket merely sets the stage for Brendon McCullum, who savagely pulls his first ball in front of square for four. This boy can play and boy do his country need him now. Two singles round off the over.

  41. 3.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Rutherford c Tredwell b Broad 18 (NZ 31-1)

    Rutherford plunders Broad down the ground for six but falls next ball. He doesn't get hold of a front-foot pull and is comfortably taken by Tredwell at midwicket. Big celebrations from England. They are up for this one.

  42. 3 overs: 
    NZ 21-0

    Jade Dernbach is on now, fresh from his axing from the one-day squad. And just like his skipper, he's on the money from the start, cramping the Kiwis for room and keeping them to three runs form the first five balls. The final delivery offers Guptill a tad more width and the batsman cuts late for a much-needed boundary.

  43. 2 overs: 
    NZ 18-0

    Broad will share the new ball with Finn. And it's an excellent start from the England captain, bowling straight and back of a length and keeping the Kiwi openers to five singles. Brendon McCullum is down at number three. I'd have had him opening in these circumstances. Wouldn't you?

  44. 1 over: 
    NZ 13-0 (Target 215)

    Hamish Rutherford, a 23-year-old opener with a strike rate of 134, gets the Black Caps moving with two speedy swipes at Finn, one through the leg side and the next through the off for successive fours. 13 from the over. A good start from the hosts.

  45.   
    Iain O'Brien, Former New Zealand pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Scoreboard pressure is massive but I am going to be optimistic and say I would like New Zealand to chase this down. The dimensions of this ground suit Guptill's game."

  46. 0740: 

    Excuse the momentary pause. I think we all needed a quick breather after that relentless slogathon. England struck 15 sixes in total, with every member of the top six slapping at least one of them. Here we go then with the Kiwi reply...

  47.  

    Wisden editor Lawrence Booth on Twitter: "If you were a T20 batsman, would you choose anywhere ahead of Eden Park? Morgan's saying NZ bowled too full..."

  48. 0729: 
    THAT'S A RECORD

    England's total of 214-7 is their highest score in a Twenty20 international, beating the 202 they scored against South Africa in Jo-burg in 2009.

  49.   
    Iain O'Brien, Former New Zealand pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "They mostly played their shots, but they did get a little bit sucked in by the short boundaries, but it's very hard to say how good this total is because the wicket is so good. They hit some good shots but you can't tell until we've seen New Zealand bat. Five drops is not good enough, it is something that has been troubling the team recently."

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    Eoin Morgan: "We knew that 200 plus would be par score so we are quite happy with what we have done. It's as good a surface as I have played on and it got easier the more time you spent at the crease. We got a lot of full balls which allowed us to cash in."

  51. 20 overs: 
    Eng 214-7

    Buttler tries the ramp shot but misses the ball before making amends by flat-batting the next one into the stands. The last ball of the innings is a no-ball which Buttler smacks for another four. Free hit now, but Buttler misses out and is castled. England forget to run a bye and have to settle for the small matter of 214-7.

  52. 19.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Broad c B McCullum b Boult 4 (Eng 203-7)

    Broad top-edges a pull and McCullum nearly overruns the ball but checks himself and takes the catch above his head.

  53. 19 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Eng 202-6

    Buttler stretches for the ball and only picks up a single to mid-off. Broad misses a short ball and takes a blow on the arm. Then he scoops one to long-on where James Franklin not only drops the catch but manages to add insult to injury by kicking the ball over the boundary!

  54. 18.3 oves: 
    WICKET- Patel c McCullum b Ellis 2

    Samit tries to lift to leg but gets a top-edge which is easily taken by stumper McCullum.

  55. 18 overs: 
    Eng 194-5

    New man Samit Patel cuts his first ball over the infield and picks up a single to keep the strike.

  56. 17.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Bairstow c Guptill b Boult 38 (Eng 194-5)

    Bairstow gets a tad cramped and doesn't get enough height on the ball to clear long-on, where Guptill takes a catch right in front of his nose.

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    Cricinfo on Twitter: "Most sixes for England in T20Is: Pietersen 32, Morgan 30, Luke Wright 29, Collingwood 24."

  58.   
    Kevin Howells, BBC Test Match Special

    "People have got various remedies for jet-lag. I think a pretty good one is to go and watch a Twenty20 game."

  59. 17 overs: 
    Eng 191-4

    Here's the Buttler barrage. He takes one ball to get his eye in then lifts McCullum down the ground for two sixes in a row before lashing him through the covers for a one-bounce four. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a bowler who decided to turn this pitch around to create such short straight boundaries.

  60. 16 overs: 
    WICKET- Morgan c Taylor b Hira 46 (Eng 172-4)

    Bairstow drives a full toss for four then Morgan slices to point, where Taylor finally holds on to a catch. Four overs to go and Buttler to take strike. England's highest T20 score is 202-6 against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2009.

  61. 15 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Eng 166-3

    New Zealand are not doing themselves any favours at all out there. Another dropped catch and this is the worst of the lot as a push from Morgan slips through Macca's fingers at short third man. The next ball - a full toss - is heaved over midwicket for six. A dive from Hira in the covers saves four, but I'm afraid for the Black Caps that the damage has already been done.

  62. 14 overs: 
    Eng 153-3

    More good running from the uber-fit England duo. Then Hira slides one down leg and Morgan simply helps it on its way for four more. Predicted score? With Jos Buttler in next, England could be on for something very tasty indeed here. The highest score on this ground is 214 by the way.

  63.  

    Rachel T on Twitter: "This is wonderfully nostalgic cricket - just like every back garden in the 70s, when it was six or out, nothing in-between!"

  64. 13 overs: 
    Eng 144-3

    Macca is back, fizzing one right through Jonny Bairstow at a decent lick. Then some great running from the England pair to turn one into two. Macca lands one on leg stump and Morgan whips it off his legs for six, nearly taking out a boundary steward, who is standing with his back to the action watching the crowd. Dangerous game that.

  65. 12 overs: 
    Eng 132-3

    And so it goes on... six more to Bairstow from a pull, then an inside edge which races past McCullum to the rope for four. Bairstow pulls again, but this time it's hanging in the air. Here comes Hira from deep backward square leg ... but he puts it down. That's three drops and counting from the Kiwis.

  66.   
    Former New Zealand bowler Dion Nash, BBC Test Match Special

    "Twenty20 bowling is much more like pitching in baseball. You've got to be really focused. One ball where you lose concentration and it just goes. And you need to be able to change it up in so many ways. You need variety."

  67.  

    Light em up on Twitter: "What does Patel actually bring to this team? Average bat, very average bowler."

  68. 11 overs: 
    Eng 118-3

    I feel like I'm at a firing range, not a cricket match. McCullum lobs one up to Bairstow who short-arm jabs him for six over cow corner as if he were flicking back his duvet after a good night's kip.

  69. 10 overs: 
    Eng 109-3

    James Franklin's first ball is a full toss and Morgan cashes in with a drive past mid-off for four. The next ball is a bit wider but it's dispatched for another four in the same area of the ground. Franklin improves with three dot balls in a row, but an overpitched ball at the end of the over is seized on by Morgan and propelled down the ground for a sixer.

  70.  

    Adam Davies on Twitter: "I know all these boundaries are dead exciting but its a bowlers graveyard. Fair balance between bat and ball makes better games."

  71. 9 overs: 
    Eng 95-3

    The last ball of the Macca's over is another short one and Bairstow pulls in front of square to the boundary to get his score motoring. Breathless stuff.

  72. 8.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Lumb c Rutherford b McClenaghan 22 (Eng 91-3)

    Lumb tries to pull a short ball from McClenaghan but gets a top-edge and is comfortably taken by Hamish Rutherford at short fine leg.

  73.   
    Former New Zealand bowler Dion Nash, BBC Test Match Special

    "Wright will be disappointed. He didn't need to play that shot but New Zealand have taken a few breaths. They needed that wicket."

    Listen to the latest with the Test Match Special commentary team

  74.  

    Stuart in Swindon via text: "With the boundaries this tiny we should be expecting 200+ scores."

  75. 8 overs: 
    WICKET- Wright c Hira b Ellis 42 (Eng 89-2)

    Oh no, Taylor's done it again! This time Lumb's hand comes off his bat as he spoons one into the leg side, but Taylor can't hold on to a much more straightforward chance. Wright clobbers a four and a six before holing out to deep midwicket to end a brilliant innings of 42 off 20 balls.

  76. 7 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Eng 71-1

    Brendon's brother Nathan is up next - New Zealand's highest wicket-taker in T20s with 40 in 43 games. Big appeal from both brothers as Lumb is struck on the pads but nothing from the ump. Wright effortlessly helps himself to another maximum to the short boundary down the ground. Then a drive into the covers, where Ross Taylor spills a tricky low chance. He looks distraught. That would have been a great way to announce himself back in the side.

    Ross Taylor drops a chance
  77.   
    Former New Zealand bowler Iain O'Brien, BBC Test Match Special

    "Lumb has just found the pace of his innings. He's watched Luke Wright bang a couple to the fence and that has probably helped him settle down. Instead of trying to be a bit of a bully, he's just looking to play his shots."

  78. 6 overs: 
    Eng 62-1

    Wow - huge over for England. Wright takes a liking to the spinner as well, drilling Hira for a six and a four in quick succession. Then Lumb finally finds his range, sweeping over the infield for four and driving down the ground for six. If Brendon McCullum gets in later, we could be in for some serious pyrotechnics.

  79. 5 overs: 
    Eng 41-1

    Wright gets his first boundary with a meaty club down the ground off a half-volley from Boult. Then the Sussex man pulls a ball off middle stump over midwicket for six. Remember the days when Luke Wright was seen as something of a joke player? Jest no more.

  80. 4 overs: 
    Eng 30-1

    Luke Wright gets off the mark with a single dabbed to leg.

  81. 3.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Hales st McCullum b Hira 21 (Eng 29-1)

    Spin - and Hales dismissively drives Hira down the ground. But the left-arm twirler gains instant revenge as Hales misses a huge heave, the ball misses leg stump and McCullumn whips the bails off.

    Brendon McCullum stumps Alex Hales
  82.   
    Iain O'Brien, BBC Test Match Special

    "I get the impression Lumb is a bit confused about his role and what he is trying to do."

  83. 3 overs: 
    Eng 25-0

    Lumb charges down the wicket and misses a wild swipe at McClenaghan, who will be known as Macca from here on in! Overpitched and driven by Hales elegantly through the covers for four. This lad is quick you know and Lumb can't lay a bat on the last two balls, the first of which whistles past the batsman's nose.

  84. 2 overs: 
    Eng 19-0

    Trent Boult - another young left-arm quick - wil share new ball duties with Macca, but he opens up with a leg side wide that beats McCullum's dive and races away for five wides. It's bright and sunny out there and there's a big old crowd.

    Short from Boult and Hales is in position quickly to pull a huge- and I mean huge - six into the stands. Could be the first of many.

  85. 1 over: 
    Eng 6-0

    Left-arm quick Mitchell McClenaghan - what a mouthful that is - bowls the first over and Hales gets England marching with three through the covers in between a couple of singles for Lumb.

  86. 0602: 

    Razzmatazz abounds as the Black Caps run out onto the pitch through a cloud of blue smoke followed by the England openers. The pitch is so shiny it is almost pink, contrasting sharply with the lush green outfield. This is modern cricket in all its gaudy glory.

  87.   
    Iain O'Brien, BBC Test Match Special

    "I've watched Broad's action for quite a while and they have tried to lengthen his stride length. The longer your delivery stride the more likely you are to land on your heel."

  88. 0558: 

    So, while all Kiwi eyes will be on Taylor, English eyes will be trained in on Stuart Broad's heel after the England skipper revealed that he may have to contend with an injury to his left foot for the rest of his career.

  89.  

    Former captain Ross Taylor on Twitter: "Thanks to everyone for all the kind messages I've received over the last few days.

    "Haven't played a T20 for NZ in NZ for over 2 years. Can't wait to play in front of family and fans again."

  90. 0551: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Now for the time-honoured plea to get yourselves involved in today's match chat. Send a tweet to #bbctwitter, text me on 81111 or send an email to tms@bbc.co.uk with For Sam Sheringham as the subject.

  91.  
    TEAMS

    England: 1 Alex Hales, 2 Michael Lumb, 3 Luke Wright, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Samit Patel, 8 Stuart Broad (capt), 9 James Tredwell, 10 Steven Finn, 11 Jade Dernbach

    New Zealand: 1 Hamish Rutherford, 2 Martin Guptill, 3 Brendon McCullum (capt & wk), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Colin Munro, 6 James Franklin, 7 Andrew Ellis, 8 Nathan McCullum, 9 Ronnie Hira, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Mitchell McClenaghan

  92. 0546: 

    So what do we know about New Zealand then? Well, they are only ranked eighth in the ICC Twenty20 table to England's fourth but they generally tend to be stronger in the shorter forms of the game, especially with the explosive batting of Brendon McCullum in their ranks.

    The Black Caps have been acting out a bit a soap opera off the pitch lately, however, and all eyes will be on Ross Taylor today as he returns to the side for the first time since he was stripped of the captaincy and responded by throwing his toys out of the pram. If you are not familiar with the saga it has been neatly reprised by our man Stephan Shemilt.

  93. 0540: 

    This match is being played on a drop-in surface at Eden Park, the home of the All Blacks. Being a rugby ground, the straight boundaries are absolutely tiny, and I'm told even Geoffrey Boycott's mother, with her famous stick of rhubarb, could hit Stuart Broad out of the ground. Expect sixes, lots of sixes.

  94. 0538: 
    TEAM NEWS

    So England to bat first, with Alex Hales and Michael Lumb to open. Lower down the order they have gone with the B-force of Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow, with Buttler set to don the gloves. New Zealand have picked two frontline spinners in Ronnie Hira and Nathan McCullum.

  95. 0536: 

    Amusing scenes at the toss as our TV compere asks the young mascot who he thinks will win the match. "I don't know" is the nipper's blunt response, delivered while staring firmly at the ground. Not sure they really thought that one through.

  96.  
    NZ WIN THE TOSS AND FIELD
  97. 0530: 

    Hello there. Welcome to the first Twenty20 international between New Zealand and England at Eden Park, Auckland. It's the first leg of a three-legged tour featuring three-match series in all three forms of the game. Enough with the threes already? Toss and team news it is then...

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Live Scores - N Zealand v England

 

  • England beat New Zealand by 40 runs
  • N Zealand: 174-9 (20.0 overs)
  • England: 214-7 (20.0 overs)
  • Venue: Auckland

N Zealand Innings

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Rutherford c Tredwell b Broad 18
Guptill c Broad b Wright 44
B McCullum c Morgan b Finn 10
Taylor c Bairstow b Finn 13
Munro b Broad 28
Franklin c Buttler b Broad 8
N McCullum c Buttler b Wright 3
Ellis c Wright b Finn 4
Hira not out 20
Boult c Patel b Broad 4
McClenaghan not out 6
Extras 5nb 3w 8lb 16
Total for 9 174

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