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Live Reporting

By Callum Matthews and Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye!

    Right, bed time.

    Callum Matthews' report from today's game is over here and the TMS podcast will be available soon for your delectation.

    We'll be back at 01:00 GMT on Tuesday for the third T20 in this five-match series.

    Until then...

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    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent

    Even when Jordan was breathing life into the glowing embers of England's effort, it didn't really feel like they were getting over the line.

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    New Zealand captain Tim Southee: "It was a better performance in all three areas. We knew England would go hard till the end and we saw how deep they bat with Chris Jordan.

    "We executed things a little bit better, you always look at ways to do better. This is a different size ground and so is Nelson again on Tuesday. There's always subtle changes to grounds and then your plans.

    "We're looking to continue to improve, in all three areas. You can never really play the perfect game but it's about the brand of cricket we want to play."

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    Steven Finn

    England bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    I was impressed by Saqib Mahmood. He had the courage to bowl a bouncer first up to Martin Guptill. He was intelligent at the death too. You can sometimes just look at the numbers but that doesn't always tell the true story.

  5. 'Important part is learning from mistakes'

    England captain Eoin Morgan: "I thought the Black Caps played really well. I thought we bowled well but they used the dimensions really well.

    "We didn't bat or field anywhere like we did at Christchurch. New Zealand bowled well and made us hit to the longer side, and created opportunities through that.

    "A lot of things can happen between now and the next game. Our mindset is important. It's important to make mistakes. The important part is learning from them."

  6. Player of the match - Mitchell Santner

    Mitchell Santner, speaking to Sky Sports: "It's nice to get a few poles. It was more of a complete performance today. We're happy to get out of here today with a win and move on.

    "We talked about being up a little bit more in the field. When they're backing the bowlers up it makes it that much easier.

    "We needed to improve in all three aspects. We were a little bit off last game but we improved today. As a bowling group, it's a tough ground, so we had to adapt our plans."

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    Steven Finn

    England bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    As long as the series stays level we'll learn a lot about the young players coming through.

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    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent

    Eoin Morgan - for him to say he felt in lousy form the other day, he played some wonderful shots today. He'll be disappointed with how he got out.

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    There is still some cricket going on - Pakistan are taking on Australia in a T20 in Sydney.

    Although annoyingly, the rain has just arrived to deny us all the joy of watching Babar Azam in action.

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    Steven Finn

    England bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    Putting down easy chances, and misfields, is a window into how the team is really getting on. New Zealand, on the other hand, were clinical.

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    Admittedly, losing two wickets in the first two overs never really helps, but England shelling four catches doesn't exactly start things off in a positive fashion.

    I've also got no idea why they kept targeting the straight boundary rather than the shorter, square ones that New Zealand's batsmen profited from.

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    Steven Finn

    England bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    It was a chaseable target but to lose five wickets in the first 10 overs is a pretty hard place to come back from. England were always one wicket behind.

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    Adil Rashid, incidentally, is the only player to be not caught out in the match.

    That's my kind of stat.

  14. BreakingNew Zealand win by 21 runs!

    New Zealand level up the five-match series with a comfy win, in the end.

    Some fun cameos for England but those early wickets really came back to bite them in the end.

  15. WICKET

    Rashid b Mitchell 4 (Eng 155)

    Adil Rashid has a swing, and Daryl Mitchell doesn't miss!

  16. Eng 155-9

    Target 177

    Pat Brown hits one!

    This time he gets it down the ground for a single.