England in New Zealand, 5 T20I Series, 2019

New Zealand vs England - 4th T20I

Venue: McLean Park, Napier

Date & Time: 08 November 2019

New Zealand 165/10

RR: 9.80 | England beat New Zealand by 76 runs

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So that is it from this game! The stage is all set for the final T20I. The winner takes the series. It will be played on the 10th of November at 1400 local (0100 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

England skipper, Eoin Morgan, says he is absolutely thrilled, it was a clinical performance in a must-win game. States they were very good with the ball and the bat. Credits Malan and Parkinson for the way they played. He is also delighted with the way he played and they managed to make most of the surface. Ends by saying they need to get better as the series goes on and he is looking forward for the last game.

New Zealand skipper, Tim Southee, says they need to get over this defeat and look forward to the game coming up. Further adds they got off to a nice start but then they started to lose wickets and that made it difficult. He jokingly says, if weather does play a part in the 5th T20I, it should not come down to boundaries.

MAN OF THE MATCH, Dawid Malan, says it is a special moment. The intent Morgan and himself showed from ball 1 was exceptional and it is good they performed well in a crunch game. States they have made silly mistakes throughout but are pleased they played well in this game and is hoping to win the next game too and win the series.

The England bowling was led by the young leggie, Parkinson. He was the pick with a four-fer. Jordan also took a couple. The rest of the bowlers also had a wicket each. A complete performance you can say from the away side. Stay tuned for the presentation.

242 then was always going to be a huge target but New Zealand did start off decently. However, once the first wicket fell, they kept losing wickets and in the end it was too much of a task. When chasing such a huge total, you need one of the top order batters to score big but that was not the case, their top scorer was Tim Southee. All in all, it has been a day to forget for the hosts.

A comprehensive win in the end for the visitors! They needed a good performance to level the series and they have delivered in this must-win game. To be honest this game was set up by their skipper Morgan and the centurion, Malan. The 182-run stand between them batted New Zealand out of the game.

16.5
0
C Jordan to T Boult, OUT! TIMBER! Bowls a yorker on middle, Boult looks to dig it out but misses it and gets bowled. ENGLAND WIN THE MATCH BY 76 RUNS!
16.4
4
C Jordan to T Boult, FOUR! Short delivery, Boult looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes over the keeper's head towards third man for a boundary.
16.3
1
C Jordan to B Tickner, On a length on off, Tickner plays it towards covers. The batsmen take a single.
16.2
0
C Jordan to B Tickner, On a good length on off, Tickner looks to go for a big shot but misses it.
16.1
0
C Jordan to B Tickner, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Tickner looks to cut but misses it.

Chris Jordan is back on. 2-0-19-1 are his figures so far.

15.6
1
Sam Curran to B Tickner, Another single through mid-wicket as Tickner works it through that region.
15.5
2
Sam Curran to B Tickner, Very full and on the pads, this is flicked through mid-wicket for two.
15.4
1
Sam Curran to T Boult, In the air... but safe! Wide outside off, Boult reaches out for it but ends up splicing it up in the air. It lands safe in the cover region for one.
15.3
1
Sam Curran to B Tickner, The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.
15.2
1
Sam Curran to T Boult, This is hit down hard towards long on for one.
15.1
0
Sam Curran to T Boult, OUT! He is just short! The dive does not save him. A full ball is hit towards mid off by Boult. Sodhi wants strike so he rushes off. Boult sends him back. Sodhi turns and looks to get back in with a dive but Jordan hits bull's eye at the bowler's end. An appeal and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show that Sodhi is short. England a wicket away now from leveling the series.

A direct hit and is Sodhi a goner? England are celebrating.

14.6
1
Tom Curran to T Boult, A yorker to end the over! Boult makes room and looks to get bat on ball. He gets an inside edge on the leg side for another single.
14.5
1
Tom Curran to Ish Sodhi, A full toss, Sodhi's one hand comes off the handle as he hits it through covers. One taken.
14.4
1
Tom Curran to T Boult, One more slower one, Boult hits it down to long on for one more.
14.3
0
Tom Curran to T Boult, A yorker on middle, this is jammed back to the bowler.
14.2
1
Tom Curran to Ish Sodhi, A slower full toss outside off, Sodhi drags it towards long on for one.
14.1
6
Tom Curran to Ish Sodhi, SIX! The biggies continue to be hit! A slower one on middle, Sodhi drags it over the square leg fence for a biggie. 150 up for the Kiwis.

Trent Boult is the new batsman in. Tom Curran is back into the attack.

13.6
0
Sam Curran to M Santner, OUT! CAUGHT! Short of a length delivery, Santner looks to pull but gets an edge. It goes towards the keeper where Sam Billings takes a simple catch. New Zealand lose their 8th wicket.
13.5
0
Sam Curran to Ish Sodhi, Length delivery on middle, Sodhi looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
13.4
0
Sam Curran to Ish Sodhi, On a length on off, Sodhi plays it to short third man.
13.3
1
Sam Curran to M Santner, Length delivery on middle, Santner nudges it towards square leg for a run.
13.2
2
Sam Curran to M Santner, Length delivery outside off, Santner slaps it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
13.1
1
Sam Curran to Ish Sodhi, On a length on middle, Sodhi flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

Sam Curran is back on. 2-0-26-0 are his figures so far.

12.6
0
M Parkinson to Ish Sodhi, NOT OUT! It is pitching outside leg! The review was more in hope we feel. England too lose their review in the same over. Parkinson tosses it up outside leg, it turns and hits the pad of Sodhi as he tries to flick. An appeal as the batters take a leg bye towards short fine leg. The umpire shakes his head. Billings feels it is close and wants the review to be taken. Morgan does so. Replays roll in and they show the on-field call is correct again. An action-packed last over by Parkinson. 13 runs and a wicket. End of an excellent spell from him. 4-0-47-4, his figures.

Another huge shout has been turned down. England have reviewed the decision. It seems like it is pitching outside leg.

Ish Sodhi is the new batsman in.

12.5
0
M Parkinson to Tim Southee, OUT! Three reds and Southee needs to continue his walk back. He actually is already off the field even before he was given out by the third umpire. 4-fer for Parkinson and he has one ball to get a fifer. He bowls a flighted ball on middle, Southee shuffles across and looks to play the slog sweep but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal and up goes the finger. Southee reviews. Replays roll in and it shows that the on-field call is the right one. New Zealand lose a review. Southee's cameo comes to an end.

An appeal for lbw is given in favour of the bowler. Tim Southee is the man in question.

12.4
0
M Parkinson to Tim Southee, Beautifully bowled! Slows it up even more and lands it outside off, Southee looks to play against the turn but misses.
12.3
4
M Parkinson to Tim Southee, JUST SHORT AND FOUR! This is frustrating for Parkinson. A dropped catch in the last over and now this one falls short. Shorter and on middle, Southee hits it uppishly towards long on who runs in, dives forward to take that catch but the ball lands short, goes past him and goes for a boundary.
12.2
2
M Parkinson to Tim Southee, Slower through the air on the pads, Southee looks to sweep but it goes off the inner half through square leg for two.
12.1
6
M Parkinson to Tim Southee, SIX! Southee is dealing in biggies! A shorter one on middle, Southee goes back and pulls it into the mid-wicket stands.
11.6
4
Pat Brown to M Santner, FOUR! Full toss and put away! It is on middle, Santner hits it down towards the long on fence for a boundary.
11.6
0
Pat Brown to M Santner, WIDE! Down the leg side, the batter looks to flick but misses.
11.6
0
Pat Brown to M Santner, The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. The umpire has signalled a wide.
11.5
1
Pat Brown to Tim Southee, The batsman plays the pull shot. One run added to the total.
11.4
0
Pat Brown to Tim Southee, Southee shuffles across, this is outside off. Tim looks to flick but misses.
11.4
0
Pat Brown to Tim Southee, WIDE! Way too far outside off, Southee swings but misses.
11.3
6
Pat Brown to Tim Southee, SIX! Into the crowd! Shorter and on middle, Southee pulls it and over the square leg fence.
11.2
2
Pat Brown to Tim Southee, DROPPED! But an excellent effort by Jordan. Fuller and on middle, Southee looks to loft it over mid on. Jordan there runs back, jumps with one hand up, the ball brushes the fingers and goes towards long on for two.
11.1
0
Pat Brown to M Santner, This is angled into the batter, Santner looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It rolls towards third man for one. Leg bye signaled.
10.6
4
M Parkinson to Tim Southee, FOUR! Flighted delivery on middle, Southee plays a slog sweep over square leg. The fielder in the deep tries to stop it but it goes through him for a boundary. 18 runs have come from the over.
10.5
1
M Parkinson to M Santner, Floated delivery on middle, Santner sweeps it through square leg for a run.
10.4
1
M Parkinson to Tim Southee, DROPPED! Pat Brown puts down a sitter. Tossed up delivery on middle, Southee lofts it over mid on but does not get the timing on it. It goes towards Brown who spills it and it goes past him. However, it does not go the fence. The batsmen get a single in the process.
10.3
0
M Parkinson to Tim Southee, Floated delivery on off, Southee plays it to covers.
10.2
6
M Parkinson to Tim Southee, SIX! Good shot. Tossed up delivery on middle, Southee plays again a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a biggie.
10.1
6
M Parkinson to Tim Southee, SIX! Amazing shot. Flighted delivery on middle, Southee plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a maximum.
9.6
1
Pat Brown to Tim Southee, On a length on off, Southee plays it towards point for a single. 6 runs and a wicket from the over.
9.5
1
Pat Brown to M Santner, Length delivery on middle, Santner flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.

Tim Southee is the next batsman in.

9.4
0
Pat Brown to R Taylor, OUT! CAUGHT! New Zealand lose their sixth wicket. On a length on middle, Taylor flicks it over mid-wicket but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards Tom Banton who takes a good catch in the deep.
9.3
1
Pat Brown to M Santner, Short delivery on leg, Santner pulls it towards fine leg for a run.
9.2
1
Pat Brown to R Taylor, Short delivery on middle, Taylor pulls it over mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
9.1
2
Pat Brown to R Taylor, Full delivery on middle, Taylor flicks it through square leg. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs.
8.6
1
M Parkinson to R Taylor, Has that been dropped? It is a tremendous effort. Taylor once again brings out the slog sweep, this goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket who dives to his left, tries to hold on but the ball bursts through. A single taken. End of another successful over for the leggie.
8.5
0
M Parkinson to R Taylor, Beautiful bowling! Slows it up even more. Taylor is way too early in the sweep. He misses and gets hit high on the thigh pad. An appeal from the keeper but the bowler is not interested. Wondering why he wasn't as Hawk Eye shows three reds.
8.4
6
M Parkinson to R Taylor, SIX! Flat! That was some hit by Taylor. New Zealand need a lot more. Out comes the slog sweep, Taylor hits it right off the middle and over the mid-wicket fence.

Mitchell Santner is the new batsman in.

8.3
0
M Parkinson to D Mitchell, OUT! Mitchell holes out! Three-fer for Parkinson in the 9 balls he has bowled. Another batter beaten in flight. Mitchell uses his feet and Parkinson tosses it up. Mitchell is done in by the dip, he looks to go big but only hits it high up in the air. Jordon at long off runs to his right and takes it with ease.
8.2
0
M Parkinson to D Mitchell, Lovely delivery! Gives it a lot of loop and lands it on off, it is pushed back to the bowler.
8.1
1
M Parkinson to R Taylor, No hat-trick! Watchfully played! Taylor comes down the track and Parkinson bowls it short. It is worked through mid-wicket for one.
7.6
1
Pat Brown to R Taylor, On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
7.6
0
Pat Brown to R Taylor, Another wide as this is once again slipped down the leg side.
7.5
1
Pat Brown to D Mitchell, A slower one and it is fuller on middle, the batter works it down to long on for one.
7.4
1
Pat Brown to R Taylor, Shorter and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
7.3
1
Pat Brown to D Mitchell, On the pads, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
7.2
0
Pat Brown to D Mitchell, Shorter and outside off, Mitchell looks to pull but misses.
7.2
0
Pat Brown to D Mitchell, Wide! Down the leg side, wided.
7.1
1
Pat Brown to R Taylor, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Pat Brown is into the attack.

Daryl Mitchell walks out to bat next.

6.6
0
M Parkinson to C Munro, OUT! Straight down the throat of the fielder! The set Munro is out of here. Was this shot needed after a wicket fell on the previous delivery? Well, if you look at the target, they have to on every ball. Munro looks to do exactly that. He brings out the slog sweep but Parkinson bowls it nicely and slow outside off. He does not get enough power behind the shot and it goes straight to Brown at deep mid-wicket. Two wickets in two balls for Parkinson. Excellent first over from him. He will be on a hat-trick on the first ball of his next over.

Ross Taylor is the next batsman in.

6.5
0
M Parkinson to de Grandhomme, OUT! In the air... taken! Parkinson has the last laugh. Excellent courage shown by him. He tosses up another delivery, this time though it is slightly behind the length it was on the last ball. De Grandhomme makes use of his feet again but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He still looks to clear the mid-wicket fence but only gets more height on the shot. Banton does really well to judge it to take it. This chase now looks improbable.
6.4
6
M Parkinson to de Grandhomme, SIX! That is huge! Colin de Grandhomme comes down the track now, gets to the pitch of it and tonks it over the long off fence.
6.3
1
M Parkinson to C Munro, Munro uses his feet but ends up mistiming it towards mid off. The batsmen cross ends.
6.2
1
M Parkinson to de Grandhomme, Slower through the air on middle, Colin pushes it down to long on for one.
6.1
1
M Parkinson to C Munro, Flatter and outside off, Munro guides it through point for one.

Matt Parkinson is on now!

5.6
1
C Jordan to C Munro, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 4 runs and a wicket from the over. New Zealand are 61/2 after 6 overs.
5.6
0
C Jordan to C Munro, WIDE! Bowls it wide outside off, Munro looks to go after it but misses it.

Colin de Grandhomme is the new man in.

5.5
0
C Jordan to Tim Seifert, OUT! CAUGHT! Length delivery on leg, Seifert looks to flick but he went too early into the shot. He gets a leading edge and goes high in the air. It goes towards Tom Curran who takes a comfortable catch at mid on. England get their second wicket.
5.4
1
C Jordan to C Munro, Full delivery on middle, Murno flicks it towards mid-wicket where the fielder stops it and goes for a direct hit at the bowler's end but misses it. There is a collision between Chris Jordan and Colin Munro. The batsmen cross ends.
5.3
0
C Jordan to C Munro, Another dot! Very full and on the pads, this is flicked to the man at mid-wicket.
5.2
0
C Jordan to C Munro, One more slower one on off, Munro strokes it to covers.
5.1
1
C Jordan to Tim Seifert, A slower one on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
4.6
1
Tom Curran to Tim Seifert, Short slower one on middle, Seifert pulls it through square leg for one.
4.5
1
Tom Curran to C Munro, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.
4.4
1
Tom Curran to Tim Seifert, On the pads, it is worked through square leg for one. Tim Seifert is off the mark.

Tim Seifert is the new batsman in.

4.3
0
Tom Curran to M Guptill, OUT! CAUGHT! The quickfire opening stand has been cut short. Tom Curran draws first blood and it is completely against the run of play. A low full toss on leg pole, difficult for Guptill to get under it. He flicks it but straight to the man at mid-wicket where Malan takes an easy catch. Can't keep DM out of the game. 188 more needed.
4.2
4
Tom Curran to M Guptill, FOUR! Dragged! A slower one outside off, it is shorter in length. Guptill is a touch early in his shot. He ends up dragging it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
4.1
1
Tom Curran to C Munro, A full toss on off, Munro hits it towards mid off for one. 50 up for New Zealand. Another 192 needed.

Tom Curran is back on. 1-0-8-0 are his figures so far.

3.6
1
C Jordan to C Munro, Well fielded! Saves three for his side! Full and on the pads, Munro works it towards short fine who dives full stretch to his right and stops it.
3.5
1
C Jordan to M Guptill, Good comeback! A yorker on middle, Guptill jams it out on the off side for one.
3.4
6
C Jordan to M Guptill, SIX! 'OH WOW' is what my colleague Arjun said when this shot was hit. Back-to-back maximums for Guptill. This time over the off side. Martin makes room and Jordan bowls it short again. Guptill cuts it uppishly and clears the fence.
3.3
6
C Jordan to M Guptill, SIX! Powered! New Zealand are getting the boundary they need every over now. A short one on middle, Guptill picks the length early and sends it sailing over the mid-wicket fence.
3.2
1
C Jordan to C Munro, Length and outside off, Munro opens the face of the bat and guides it through point for one.
3.1
0
C Jordan to C Munro, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped towards covers.

Chris Jordan is into the attack.

2.6
3
Sam Curran to C Munro, Three to end a big over for the Kiwis! The last ball is short once again, Munro guides it down towards third man and takes three. 18 runs have come from this over.
2.5
2
Sam Curran to C Munro, A couple! Very full and on middle, Munro hits it hard down towards long on for two.
2.5
0
Sam Curran to C Munro, WIDE! Way too short, Munro lets it be. Wided.
2.4
4
Sam Curran to C Munro, FOUR! New Zealand on the charge here! A six earlier on in the over and now a boundary, Munro comes down the track and gets to the pitch of the ball. He lofts it over mid on and bags a boundary.
2.3
0
Sam Curran to C Munro, On the pads, Munro works it towards deep square leg for one.
2.2
1
Sam Curran to M Guptill, On the pads, this is whipped towards deep square leg for one.
2.1
6
Sam Curran to M Guptill, SIX! First for Guptill and New Zealand will hope that gets him going. A short one on middle, Guptill watches it closely and pulls it over the square leg stand. The key here was, he did not go to hit the ball too hard.
2.1
0
Sam Curran to M Guptill, Guptill makes room and Sam looks to follow him but bowls it way down the leg side. Wided.
1.6
1
Tom Curran to M Guptill, On a length on off, Guptill plays it towards covers for a single.
1.5
0
Tom Curran to M Guptill, Length delivery outside off, Guptill plays it to mid off.
1.4
1
Tom Curran to C Munro, On a length on off, Munro taps it towards point for a run.
1.3
4
Tom Curran to C Munro, FOUR! Poor delivery from Tom Curran. Short delivery on leg, Munro pulls it towards fine leg for a boundary.
1.2
1
Tom Curran to M Guptill, Slower one on middle, Guptill chips it over mid on and down to long on for one.
1.1
1
Tom Curran to C Munro, Munro is timing it well here! Fuller and on off, Munro strokes it towards mid off and takes one.

Tom Curran to bowl from the other end.

0.6
3
Sam Curran to C Munro, Now three! Just times the ball once again. Fuller and on middle, this is flicked wide of mid on. The fielder gives it a chase, the ball stops as it nears the ropes. Three taken. A good first over for the Kiwis.
0.5
4
Sam Curran to C Munro, FOUR! Colin Munro is off the mark with a boundary! Unlike Guptill, he does not go to hit it too hard. He waits for the ball to come to him and then just flicks it fine on the leg side for a boundary.
0.4
1
Sam Curran to M Guptill, New Zealand are underway! However, Guptill is yet to time one nicely. Shorter and on off, Guptill looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the body. It rolls on the off side. One taken.
0.3
0
Sam Curran to M Guptill, Another swing and a miss! Shorter this time and around off, Guptill looks to pull but misses.
0.2
0
Sam Curran to M Guptill, Swing and a miss! Length and outside off, Guptill looks to go over covers but fails to get bat on ball.
0.1
0
Sam Curran to M Guptill, Guptill goes hard straightaway! Length and around off, Guptill slaps it to mid off.

We are back for the chase. The England players are out in the middle. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro will open the batting for New Zealand. Sam Curran will start the proceedings for England.