New Zealand vs England

Match info: New Zealand v England Twenty20 Series 2013 at Eden Park, Auckland - 1st Twenty20

Date: 9th Feb 2013 Umpires: C B Gaffaney and D J Walker

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

New Zealand

174/9 (20.0 Overs)



214/7 (20.0 Overs)

England win by 40 runs

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  • England win by 40 runs

    And take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series!
  • Over 20 Dernbach, NZ 174-9 (Hira 20, McClenaghan 10)

    56 needed off the last over... Surely even Dernbach can't go for that many?! He shakes McClenaghan up with a couple of short balls and gives the tail-ender plenty of chirp. The batsman gets his own back with a deft flick past short fine-leg for a boundary. He enjoyed that! A beamer from Dernbach follows before England close out an emphatic win!
  • Over 19 Broad, NZ 159-9 (Hira 19, McClenaghan 1)

    WICKET! Broad has four! Boult tamely slices another short ball straight up and Patel clings on to the catch, just! Can Broad end with a five-for?... No! But he ends with career-best figures of 4-24 - fantastic effort
  • Over 18 Dernbach, NZ 155-8 (Hira 16, Boult 4)

    Dernbach returns and shows off his full repertoire of slower balls. Neither batsman has much of a clue what is coming next! A thick outside edge brings Hira four through slip. He's having fun out there. The crowd are subdued though and this is turning into a heavy defeat
  • Over 17 Finn, NZ 147-8 (Hira 11, Boult 1)

    WICKET! The end is nigh for New Zealand. The wickets continue to tumble at Eden Park as Finn outfoxes Ellis with an off-cutter, which the batsman slices straight to Wright at point. Hira has a bit of fun later in the over, crashing Finn through cover for four and then picking up six! Sub-fielder Root took the catch on the third-man fence but trod on the rope! So unlucky
  • Over 16 Wright, NZ 135-7 (Ellis 4, Hira 0)

    Wright is allowed a fourth over...WICKET! Wright gets his second! McCullum pulls a short ball high into the sky and Buttler keeps calm to take his second catch. Wright ends with superb figures of 2-29 from his four overs
  • Over 15 Broad, NZ 130-6 (N McCullum 2, Ellis 1)

    WICKET! Broad picks up his second wicket with his first ball back, finding Franklin's edge after the left-hander had edged an attempted cut through to 'keeper Buttler. WICKET! And another! Munro misses, Broad hits, with a brilliantly directed slower ball. England are motoring towards a 1-0 lead in Auckland
  • Over 14 Tredwell, NZ 127-4 (Munro 28, Franklin 8)

    A poor over from Tredwell, who concedes 16 - the most expensive of the innings so far. Franklin and Munro both clear the rope to keep the reqd run-rate down to 14.66 an over...
  • Over 13 Wright, NZ 111-4 (Munro 20, Franklin 0)

    Munro clears the rope for a second time with another fierce club back down the ground. Wright then appeals for a return catch off the batsman's foot, but, after a lengthy delay, replays confirm that the ball hit the floor before boot. WICKET! Game over! Guptill drills Wright straight to Broad at mid off and trudges off for a top-scoring 44. A wicket that Wright deserved for a superb bowling effort. Franklin is the new man
  • Over 12 Tredwell, NZ 104-3 (Guptill 44, Munro 13)

    The off-spin of Tredwell is introduced for the first time. I don't think we'll see much flight from the Kent man here... He darts one in but Guptill sweeps the full toss fine and away for four to take NZ past 100. Just eight off the over though and the required run-rate continues to rise... 111 needed from 48 balls #daunting
  • Over 11 Wright, NZ 96-3 (Guptill 38, Munro 11)

    Another useful over from Wright, despite a six off the final ball from Munro. That blow just about keeps New Zealand in touch but that over cost only eight
  • Over 10 Patel, NZ 88-3 (Guptill 38, Munro 3)

    Six! Patel's second over costs 11 after Guptill launches the left-armer for a huge six over midwicket. That went a long, long way! Five singles follow. The required rate is 12.7 an over though. England remain in charge at the halfway stage in the run-chase
  • Over 9 Finn, NZ 77-3 (Guptill 30, Munro 0)

    Broad realises the importance of this wicket and brings back Finn in an attempt to prize it. Guptill drives a one bounce four down the ground... WICKET! Taylor goes! Bairstow celebrates after Taylor mis-times an attempted swipe over midwicket. Huge wicket for England and the celebration shows how much it means to them
  • Over 8 Patel, NZ 71-2 (Guptill 25, Taylor 12)

    Patel makes life difficult for himself by starting with two wides. Those extra deliveries don't prove costly though as Samit comes back superbly in an opening over which costs only seven. England will take that for sure
  • Over 7 Wright, NZ 64-2 (Guptill 24, Taylor 9)

    Six! Guptill takes the attack to medium-pacer Wright, stepping forward and dispatching him straight back down the ground for an almighty six. Candidate for shot of the day right there. This is a massive partnership and England need to break it soon
  • Over 6 Dernbach, NZ 54-2 (Guptill 17, Taylor 6)

    Dernbach returns to bowl the final powerplay over and beats Taylor with an absolute snorter outside off stump. England are happy to give away singles and New Zealand pick up four of those before Taylor slashes a full, wide final delivery over cover for his first boundary. That went like a rocket!
  • Over 5 Finn, NZ 46-2 (Guptill 15, Taylor 0)

    McCullum is the dangerman, no doubt about it. He pulls Finn hard through midwicket for four. WICKET! Stunner! Absolute stunner from Morgan. McCullum sliced Finn high but Morgan, running back from point, keeps calm and catches superbly over his shoulder. McCullum goes for 10 and is replaced by Ross Taylor, who gets a huge cheer from the crowd
  • Over 4 Broad, NZ 38-1 (Guptill 13, McCullum 5)

    Six! Rutherford lashes Broad straight back over his head for six! Cracking shot. WICKET! Six and out! The England skipper strikes when Rutherford can only pull tamely to Tredwell, who pouches comfortably at midwicket. Rutherford made 18 from 11 balls. In comes Brendon McCullum - the No.1 ranked T20 batsman... Four! What a way to announce yourself. He was all over that short ball from Broad and pulls it fiercely for four. An expensive over, but England have the breakthrough
  • Over 3 Dernbach, NZ 25-0 (Rutherford 12, Guptill 11)

    Dernbach replaces Finn and this is a big series for the Surrey show-boater. He beats Guptill comprehensively outside off stump and is bowling at a lively pace here. A tidy over is tainted somewhat last ball when Guptill makes some room for himself and cuts backward of point for four. NZ needed that boundary

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