England in New Zealand, 5 T20I Series, 2019

New Zealand vs England - 3rd T20I

Venue: Saxton Oval, Nelson

Date & Time: 05 November 2019

England 166/7

RR: 8.3 | New Zealand beat England by 14 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Tom Banton bowled Blair Tickner bowled Blair Tickner 181021
Dawid Malan c Martin Guptill & b Ish Sodhi c Martin Guptill & b Ish Sodhi 553481
James Vince c Tim Southee (C) & b Blair Tickner c Tim Southee (C) & b Blair Tickner 493941
Eoin Morgan c Colin Munro & b Mitchell Santner c Colin Munro & b Mitchell Santner 181302
Sam Billings run out run out 1200
Sam Curran c Colin Munro & b Lockie Ferguson c Colin Munro & b Lockie Ferguson 2600
Lewis Gregory bowled Lockie Ferguson bowled Lockie Ferguson 0200
Tom Curran not out not out 141001
Saqib Mahmood not out not out 3400
Pat Brown
Matt Parkinson
Extras 6 (b 0, lb 1, w 5, nb 0)
Total 166 (7 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
27-1 (Tom Banton,2.5), 90-2 (Dawid Malan,10.2), 139-3 (Eoin Morgan,15), 142-4 (Sam Billings,15.4), 147-5 (James Vince,17), 148-6 (Lewis Gregory,17.3), 149-7 (Sam Curran,17.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Tim Southee4 0 28 0 7.00
Lockie Ferguson4 0 25 2 6.25
Blair Tickner4 0 25 2 6.25
Ish Sodhi3 0 30 1 10.00
Mitchell Santner4 0 41 1 10.25
James Neesham1 0 16 0 16.00

One punch received, two punches delivered! New Zealand have taken the lead coming from behind and would be looking to close the series in Napier where the fourth T20I will take place on Friday. Do join us for all the action at 1800 local (0500 GMT). Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!

Tim Southee, the Kiwi skipper, says that they knew it was going to be tough if they keep taking wickets. Tells that once Morgan got out, things were going to get difficult for the coming batsmen. Points that Colin de Grandhomme is a team man and he is happy for him. Tells that the match could have gone either way at the halfway mark of the second innings.

Eoin Morgan, the English skipper, says that the lack of experience in the squad cost them the game. Adds that they will get better with more games. Terms that the competitiveness of the series is amazing. Tells that his side will look to play smart and aggressive cricket to level the series in the next game. Praises the Curran brothers for their exceptional work.

Colin de Grandhomme is named the Man of the Match for his superb half century. He starts by saying that he got the opportunity at number 4 and things worked well for him. Adds that he was hitting the ball pretty well in Sri Lanka as well so that helped him. Tells that once quick wicket falls which is not nice for the openers but it allows the number 4 more access to the boundaries.

New Zealand will be pleased with their overall effort. It was not as straightforward as it's looking now. They were under the cosh when James Vince and Dawid Malan formed a partnership. Eoin Morgan then took it forward but the Kiwis hung in there. They needed one opening to gain some control and the fall of Morgan's wicket provided them with that. Post that, Blair Tickner and Lockie Ferguson bowled two brilliant overs and successfully denied England any hope of a comeback.

Talking about the turning point of this chase and it has to be the 15th over bowled by Mitchell Santner. The English skipper took him to the cleaners. He hammered a couple of sixes in that over and the on-air commentator Ian Smith even mentioned that England will be kicking themselves all the way to Napier if they don't win from there. Eventually, that happened as Santner got his revenge on the final ball of the over and the Three Lions went downhill in their chase. They will be immensely disappointed after failing to close the game in their favour.

A convincing win for the Black Caps! Top effort from their bowlers, especially the three frontline seamers. England briskly started their chase and looked in control till the wicket of Eoin Morgan fell. Disaster struck after that and they completely lost the plot. They required 42 runs in the last five overs with 7 wickets remaining but the inexperience of the middle-lower order hurt them. The Kiwis stepped up their game when it mattered the most and earned a rather comfortable win in the end to go 2-1 up in the series.

19.6
2
Tim Southee to Tom Curran, Shorter delivery outside off, Tom plays it over the point fielder and takes a couple before the fielder can clean it up. It does not matter though as New Zealand WIN BY 14 RUNS!
19.5
1
Tim Southee to S Mahmood, Short ball on middle, Saqib pulls it towards the deep mid-wicket region and takes a single.
19.4
0
Tim Southee to S Mahmood, Good length delivery on middle, Saqib plays it back to the bowler.
19.3
1
Tim Southee to Tom Curran, Fullish ball outside off, Tom drives this towards cover but cannot get it through. The fielder slightly fumbles allowing the batsmen to take a single.
19.2
0
Tim Southee to Tom Curran, Full delivery on off, Curran drives it to mid off. No run taken.
19.1
0
Tim Southee to Tom Curran, Full delivery on off, Tom looks to play the scoop shot but it hits the inside edge of the bat and goes onto the pads. Saqib wants the single but is sent back.

Tim Southee to bowl the last over. England need 19 runs off the last 6 balls to win the match. Can they do it?

18.6
1
Ish Sodhi to Tom Curran, Flighted ball outside off, Tom looks to slog it away but goes off the inside edge onto his pads. The batters cross for a single. 19 more runs required off the last over.
18.5
6
Ish Sodhi to Tom Curran, SIX! Bang! Flighted delivery on off, Tom sends it sailing over the deep mid-wicket fence for a massive maximum.
18.5
0
Ish Sodhi to Tom Curran, WIDE! Loopy ball way outside off, Tom looks to play the reverse sweep but fails to connect with it. It is wided.
18.4
1
Ish Sodhi to S Mahmood, Flat delivery in the channel around off, Saqib looks to play it straight but it goes off the top edge. The ball falls short of the running long on and long off fielders. The batters take a single.
18.3
1
Ish Sodhi to Tom Curran, Flatter delivery on middle, Tom plays it to deep mid-wicket and crosses over for a single.
18.2
1
Ish Sodhi to S Mahmood, Full delivery around off, Saqib works it towards the leg side and takes a single.
18.1
1
Ish Sodhi to Tom Curran, Flatter delivery outside off, Tom punches this towards cover and takes off for a single.

Ish Sodhi to bowl the penultimate over. 2-0-18-0 from him so far.

17.6
1
L Ferguson to Tom Curran, Good length ball on off, Tom pushes it towards cover for a single. Excellent over from Lockie Ferguson as only 3 runs came off it along with two wickets.

Saqib Mahmood is in now.

17.5
0
L Ferguson to Sam Curran, OUT! CAUGHT! Sam is the latest casualty to make his way back to the pavilion. Short delivery outside off, Curran looks to go over the deep cover fence but does not get the required distance on it. Munro who is standing in the deep does not make a mess of it and takes a simple catch. A roaring celebration from Munro.
17.4
1
L Ferguson to Tom Curran, Good length ball outside off, Tom guides it to third man and takes a single.

Tom Curran replaces Gregory out in the middle.

17.3
0
L Ferguson to L Gregory, OUT! BOWLED! After bowling a slower delivery, Ferguson dishes a 144 kmph delivery on middle and leg stump. Gregory looks to smash it down the ground but misses it completely. The ball goes on to demolish the leg stump. England crumbling at the moment and need some magic to win the game from here.
17.2
0
L Ferguson to L Gregory, Slower short delivery on middle, Gregory looks to pull it but it goes off the under edge of the bat and over the stumps. The ball rolls into the keeper's gloves.
17.1
1
L Ferguson to Sam Curran, On a length on off, Sam defends it towards mid off and takes a single.

Lockie Ferguson to bowl out now. 3-0-22-0 are his figures so far.

Lewis Gregory comes in at 7. England need a quick hand from him.

16.6
0
B Tickner to J Vince, OUT! CAUGHT! Vince falls searching for the elusive boundary! A good over from Tickner has ended as a great one. Full delivery outside off, Vince looks to hit it over the mid off fielder but does not get the required elevation on it. Southee, the NZ skipper, jumps up and pouches it safely. England in a spot now. 34 required from the last three overs.
16.5
2
B Tickner to J Vince, Full delivery on middle, Vince flicks it towards deep mid-wicket and takes a couple.
16.4
1
B Tickner to Sam Curran, On a length outside off, Curran punches it towards the point region where Ross Taylor dives to stop the ball. The batters still manage to take the single.
16.3
0
B Tickner to Sam Curran, Good length ball outside off, Curran pushes it to the cover region for nothing.
16.3
0
B Tickner to Sam Curran, WIDE! Good length delivery way outside off, Sam leaves the ball alone. The umpire gives it a wide.
16.2
1
B Tickner to J Vince, Full delivery outside off, Vince drives this towards the mid off region and takes a single.
16.1
0
B Tickner to J Vince, Full toss on middle and leg, Vince misses out on this as he could only get an edge onto his pads.

Blair Tickner is back on. 3-0-20-1 are his figures so far.

15.6
0
Tim Southee to Sam Curran, Another dot to finish. Good length ball outside off, Curran again misses as he pokes at the ball. Just 3 from the over and a wicket. Can this be the turning point?
15.5
0
Tim Southee to Sam Curran, Beaten on the inside edge. Good length ball in the channel, Curran looks to cut but misses.

Sam Curran is the new man in.

15.4
0
Tim Southee to Sam Billings, OUT! RUN OUT! What an effort from Munro and he has found Billings short of the crease. He has one stump to aim at as he came running from the point region and he hits the bull's eye. A little bit of indecision from the batters and it has cost England a wicket. Coming to the ball, it lands around off and middle and jags back in. Billings looks to turn it towards the leg side but the ball thuds his thigh pad and goes towards point. Both the batters think of a run initially as they take off but Vince then sends Billings back. He looks to return by diving but Munro's underarm throw finds him short. The umpire goes upstairs but Billings is not waiting. He's on his bike and the Kiwis are celebrating.

Direct hit at the striker's end! Sam Billings is the batsman in question. The Kiwis are celebrating. Sam is walking as the umpire refers it upstairs...

15.3
1
Tim Southee to J Vince, Short outside off, Vince drags it to long on for a single.
15.2
1
Tim Southee to Sam Billings, Good length ball outside off, Sam taps it towards short third man for a single.
15.1
1
Tim Southee to J Vince, Short outside off, Vince mistimes his pull as the ball goes wide of long off. A single taken. Vince though was interested for the second, Billings sends him back.

Sam Billings walks out to the middle. Skipper Southee returns for his third over. 2-0-21-0 are his figures so far.

14.6
0
M Santner to E Morgan, OUT! CAUGHT! This time the skipper finds the fielder! He had already got two sixes in the over and perishes in looking for the third. Santner bowls a full delivery on off, Eoin looks to deposit this over the long on fielder but it goes off the bottom half of his bat. Colin Munro standing in the deep does not move an inch and takes a simple catch. New Zealand desperately needed this wicket. 42 more required off 30 balls. Expensive last over for Santner but he eventually got the prized scalp.