England in New Zealand, 5 T20I Series, 2019

New Zealand vs England - 2nd T20I

Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Date & Time: 03 November 2019

England 155/10

RR: 7.81 | New Zealand beat England by 21 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Jonny Bairstow c Daryl Mitchell & b Tim Southee (C) c Daryl Mitchell & b Tim Southee (C) 0100
Dawid Malan c Martin Guptill & b Ish Sodhi c Martin Guptill & b Ish Sodhi 392922
James Vince c Mitchell Santner & b Lockie Ferguson c Mitchell Santner & b Lockie Ferguson 1400
Eoin Morgan c Colin de Grandhomme & b Mitchell Santner c Colin de Grandhomme & b Mitchell Santner 321733
Sam Billings c Colin de Grandhomme & b Ish Sodhi c Colin de Grandhomme & b Ish Sodhi 81000
Sam Curran c Colin de Grandhomme & b Mitchell Santner c Colin de Grandhomme & b Mitchell Santner 9610
Lewis Gregory c Colin de Grandhomme & b Tim Southee (C) c Colin de Grandhomme & b Tim Southee (C) 151501
Chris Jordan c Martin Guptill & b Mitchell Santner c Martin Guptill & b Mitchell Santner 361933
Adil Rashid bowled Daryl Mitchell bowled Daryl Mitchell 4600
Saqib Mahmood c Tim Southee (C) & b Lockie Ferguson c Tim Southee (C) & b Lockie Ferguson 4310
Pat Brown not out not out 4900
Extras 3 (b 0, lb 2, w 1, nb 0)
Total 155 (10 Wkts, 19.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
0-1 (Jonny Bairstow,0.1), 3-2 (James Vince,1.2), 40-3 (Eoin Morgan,4.5), 64-4 (Sam Billings,8.2), 91-5 (Sam Curran,10.5), 93-6 (Dawid Malan,11.3), 134-7 (Chris Jordan,16), 144-8 (Lewis Gregory,17), 148-9 (Saqib Mahmood,17.3), 155-10 (Adil Rashid,19.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Tim Southee4 0 25 2 6.25
Lockie Ferguson4 0 34 2 8.50
Mitchell Santner4 0 25 3 6.25
James Neesham2 0 23 0 11.50
Ish Sodhi4 0 37 2 9.25
Daryl Mitchell1.5 0 9 1 6.00

'Expect the Black Caps to come back really hard but again, how do you beat this England side? Confused by our own thoughts? Sit on the fence. Best case.' This is what we felt while writing the preview. This is what we still feel. You can never write either side out, so don't even think about momentum. Take a break, chill out and come back for the third T20I on Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 at 2 pm local (0100 GMT) for all the action from the third T20I from the Saxton Oval in Nelson. No one is a favourite. We continue sitting on the fence. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious New Zealand captain, Tim Southee, says that it was a better performance in all three areas. Praises his bowlers for doing well throughout the game. On the result differing from the first game, Southee says that the plans were the same, only the execution was different. Believes that if they stick to their plans and play positive cricket, the result will come their way.

England captain, Eoin Morgan, says that New Zealand played really well, even though England bowled reasonably well. Laments the dropped catches though while admits that there was hardly any batting shown by his side. Also feels that the ground dimensions were not sized up properly by his batsmen. Wants his young side to maintain a positive mindset despite the defeat. Believes that it is important to make mistakes and even more important is learning from them.

MITCHELL SANTNER HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Santner says that it was nice to get a win. On the excellent fielding, Mitchell says that it was discussed at the end of the last match that fielding needs to improve and when that happens, the bowling automatically improves. On being asked to stress further on the talks, Mitchell says that they needed to improve in all three departments, which began with an attacking stint with the bat and then bowling tight lines, being backed up in the field.

Here is a stat. 9 catches were taken in this inning. ALL BY FIELDERS. Not 1 by a wicket-keeper. This is only the 4th such instance in a T20I, with the previous instance being between Pakistan and West Indies in Karachi in 2018. Wow. Here comes the presentation.

176 was the score but still, it was below par. Because normally, high scores are chased down at the Westpac. However, New Zealand bowlers studied the ground dimensions perfectly. They kept fielders at the right positions and catches were taken with ease. Everyone bowled well and even though there were some tense moments at the death, they came out on top nicely.

It all began with a positive intent while batting. Martin Guptill held one end up and then cameos from de Grandhomme and Neesham lifted the Kiwis close to 180. Only Sam Curran and Chris Jordan stood out while the inexperienced bowling attack was inconsistent today.

Proper gentlemen are New Zealand. Why so? Because a true gentleman sticks to his promise and tellings. At the end of the first T20I, New Zealand said they needed to improve in all three departments and boy, have they followed that thought in style!

19.5
0
D Mitchell to A Rashid, OUT! BOWLED! That ends the game. A perfect yorker from Mitchell, right at the base of off stump, Rashid swings hard but misses. The ball hits the off timber. NZ WIN BY 21 RUNS, LEVEL SERIES 1-1!
19.4
1
D Mitchell to Pat Brown, Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
19.3
0
D Mitchell to Pat Brown, Outside off, swung and missed again.
19.2
0
D Mitchell to Pat Brown, Action replay of the previous delivery. A length ball outside off, moving away, Pat swings again but misses.
19.1
0
D Mitchell to Pat Brown, Full and outside off, swinging away, Brown swings but misses.

Daryl Mitchell to bowl the final over. 1-0-8-0 so far. 23 needed for England.

18.6
0
Tim Southee to A Rashid, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.
18.5
2
Tim Southee to A Rashid, Full and around off, edged past the keeper towards third man. Lockie Ferguson runs across to his left and slides, stopping the boundary. Two runs taken.
18.4
1
Tim Southee to Pat Brown, Outside off, Brown punches it towards cover and sets off for a quick single. There is a shy at the bowler's end but it is missed. Could have been gone.
18.3
0
Tim Southee to Pat Brown, Landed outside off, Brown slashes hard but misses.
18.2
1
Tim Southee to A Rashid, On middle, tucked through mid-wicket for a run.
18.1
1
Tim Southee to Pat Brown, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
17.6
0
L Ferguson to A Rashid, Outside off, a play and a miss.
17.5
1
L Ferguson to Pat Brown, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.
17.4
0
L Ferguson to Pat Brown, The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads.
17.3
0
L Ferguson to S Mahmood, OUT! Caught! Number 9 goes. A length ball outside off, Mahmood looks to force this on the up over cover but gets it a bit high in the air. Another easy catch, this time for Tim Southee at extra cover, moving to his left. Pat Brown is the last man in.
17.2
4
L Ferguson to S Mahmood, EDGED, FOUR! A length ball outside off, Mahmood swings hard but gets a thick outside edge. The keeper flies to his right but the ball escapes past his gloves to the third man fence.
17.1
0
L Ferguson to S Mahmood, Full and outside off, a swing and a miss.

Saqib Mahmood walks in at number 10, replacing Gregory. Lockie Ferguson returns too. 3-0-29-1 so far.

16.6
0
Tim Southee to L Gregory, OUT! Caught! Gregory is gone as well. Full and outside off, Lewis looks to go big but this time slices it. Colin de Grandhomme takes a comfortable catch at short extra cover.
16.5
6
Tim Southee to L Gregory, SIX! HAMMERED! That is power and muscle from Gregory. A length ball, around off, Gregory swings this cleanly over long on.
16.4
2
Tim Southee to L Gregory, A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket where an exceptional dive keeps the batsmen to a couple. 39 more needed from 20 balls.
16.3
0
Tim Southee to L Gregory, A slower ball, wide outside off, Gregory gets a long way across and swings. Misses. Not wided.
16.2
1
Tim Southee to A Rashid, Outside off, carved through point for a run.
16.1
1
T Southee to L Gregory, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.

Adil Rashid walks in next. He can hit the ball in unusual areas. Tim Southee is back on as well. 2-0-10-1 so far.

15.6
0
M Santner to C Jordan, OUT! Caught! Jordan is gone and New Zealand heave a sigh of relief. Full and outside off, perhaps a bit too full. Jordan looks to swing but cannot quite get underneath the ball. The elevation is not there and Martin Guptill takes a simple catch at wide long on. Wonderful innings from Jordan. England need 43 from 24 balls.
15.5
1
M Santner to L Gregory, Comes down the track and drives it through the covers, getting it in the gap, for a run.
15.4
0
M Santner to L Gregory, Another dot. The arm ball, around off, watchfully defended.
15.3
0
M Santner to L Gregory, Tossed up outside off, driven straight to extra cover.
15.2
1
M Santner to C Jordan, Outside off, pushed towards point for a single.
15.1
4
M Santner to C Jordan, FOUR! Up and over! Bad start to the over. Short and outside off, Jordan goes back and punches it over cover!

Mitchell Santner is back on. 3-0-19-2 so far.

14.6
1
L Ferguson to C Jordan, Around middle, tucked through square leg for a single. 8 from the over, 49 needed from 30.
14.5
4
L Ferguson to C Jordan, FOUR! Risky ball with third man and mid off up. Ferguson goes full and Jordan tonks him over mid off!
14.4
2
L Ferguson to C Jordan, Outside off, carved over cover for a couple.
14.3
0
L Ferguson to C Jordan, A yorker, just around off, well dug out.
14.2
0
L Ferguson to C Jordan, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
14.1
1
L Ferguson to L Gregory, Outside off, on a length, pushed towards cover for a single.

Lockie Ferguson returns. 2-0-21-1 so far.

13.6
6
Ish Sodhi to C Jordan, SIX! 24 from the over and the game changes again. That is T20 for you. England were looking down and out a while ago but this burst from Jordan has sprung up a few chances. Short and outside off, Jordan rocks back and pulls it massively over mid-wicket again! Sodhi finishes with figures of 4-0-37-2. 57 needed from 36 balls.
13.5
6
Ish Sodhi to C Jordan, SIX! FETCH THAT! Full and outside off, Jordan gets down and mows a slog sweep miles over mid-wicket!