Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

JM Vince
JM Vince
59(38) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 18 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 4 3 13 16 6 14 3
LRPL Taylor
LRPL Taylor
44(35) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 4 10 3 5 6 2 14

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ Santner
MJ Santner
O4
M0
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
CJ Jordan
CJ Jordan
O4
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-15.50, Second Session 15.50-17.20

Match days

1 November 2019 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Matt Roller (@mroller98)

5.30pm That's all from us for today. George Dobell's report is ready and waiting for you to sink your teeth into here, and Miller and I will be back on Sunday when England are in Wellington to play in the very different surroundings of the Cake Tin. Until then, thanks for joining us!

Some post-match reaction from James Vince: "Nice from a personal point of view to make a contribution, but more important to get the tour off to a winning start. It was a decent wicket, maybe lacked a little bit of pace as the ball got older. Pleased with the start."

Tim Southee: "England played well on a wicket that didn't play as well as we thought. We didn't play well enough in all three areas. Morgan and Vince took the game away from us. We need to find a way to put pressure on the new batters coming out. We were a little bit off with the ball and in the field."

Eoin Morgan: "Very happy. The game was won and lost in the first innings. Standout performances from the debutants. Sam Curran and Pat Brown really did step up to the mark and perform on a two-paced wicket. Our batters had a reasonable day out, James Vince played outstanding well, but all credit to the bowlers today. There's a lot of work between now and the end of the series. [Depth] has been something that we've focused on for some time. We need opportunities to take advantage. All our planning is geared towards that [the World Cup]. We have a couple of places up for grabs in our 15-man squad, and opportunities in this series will allow them to put their hands up. That's the worst I've hit them, I felt absolutely terrible, so pleased to get the win."

Chris Jordan: "Very happy. The way the two Curran brothers set the tone up the top was exceptional. We communicated really well what was working on that pitch. We tried to keep it nice and straight, and to mix it up as much as possible. They were always going to come hard, especially after the start they got off to. We pride ourselves on being adaptable. I've worked on a few balls over a period of time, and whichever one I need to use from the arsenal on the days, that's what I'll go for. There's a lot of cricket to play before [the T20 World Cup]."

5.15pm A quick mention for Lewis Gregory, who was first named in an international squad way back in 2015, had to wait more than four years for his debut, and when it eventually came neither batted nor bowled. TFC, Lewis!

A high-five and a hug between Morgan and Billings, and that'll be 1-0 to England. A surprisingly low-intensity affair, all things considered: New Zealand always looked like they were playing catch-up after a slow start, and in the end they were around 10-15 runs short of par. England weren't completely clinical with the bat, but Jonny Bairstow got them off to a good start before James Vince controlled things in the middle and Captain Morgan saw his side home.

18.3
6
Southee to Morgan, SIX runs, shortish outside off, gives himself room and swings it high and mighty over midwicket for six, and that's the game!
18.2
4
Southee to Morgan, FOUR runs, attempted yorker, low full toss on fourth stump and Morgan just pushes it past the despairing dive of Santner at mid-off who can only parry it away for four
18.1
0
Southee to Morgan, no run, beaten! Slower ball outside the off stump, looks to cut it away but is cramped for room and can't connect

This has turned into something of an anti-climax, as England waltz towards a comfortable victory. Vince set things up with an excellent innings, and New Zealand's supporting cast haven't really turned up.

END OF OVER:
18 | 11 Runs | ENG: 144/3 (10 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 5.00)

  • Eoin Morgan24 (18b)
  • Sam Billings14 (11b)
  • Lockie Ferguson4-0-28-0
  • Ish Sodhi4-0-38-0
17.6
1
Ferguson to Morgan, 1 run, straight, length ball, Morgan gives himself room and hits the cover sweeper
17.5
1
Ferguson to Billings, 1 run, attempted yorker turns into a low full toss, bunted to mid-on off the toe
17.4
4
Ferguson to Billings, FOUR runs, length ball outside off, looks to hack it through midwicket but can only inside edge it, and it squeezes away just past leg stump for four!

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st37DJ MalanJM Bairstow
2nd31JM VinceJM Bairstow
3rd54EJG MorganJM Vince
4th32EJG MorganSW Billings