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1st T20, Eng vs NZ: As it happened


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Feb 09, 2013 at 03:22pm IST

Auckland: Luke Wright hit a 20-ball 42 and took 2 for 29 as England bossed New Zealand at Eden Park. England's 214 for 7 was their highest total in Twenty20 internationals. The tourists lead the series 1-0 after this 40-run win.

Read on for updates of the match:

New Zealand 174 for 9 in 20 overs: A big win for England as they beat New Zealand by 40 runs. Jade Dernbach concedes 15 from the final over. A strong start to the series for England, led by four-wicket hero Stuart Broad.

1st T20, Eng vs NZ: As it happened

Luke Wright hit a 20-ball 42 and took 2 for 29 as England took a series lead at Eden Park.

New Zealand 159 for 9 in 19 overs: Stuart Broad collects his fourth wicket to cap a very good return to international cricket. Trent Boult drives a catch to Samit Patel at cover off the second ball and concedes four singles off the penultimate over.

New Zealand 147 for 8 in 17 overs: Steven Finn finishes with 3 for 39. Called back to bowl the 17th over, Finn gets Andrew Ellis to pop a catch to point on the first ball. Ronnie Hira has a bit of fun, hitting Finn for four and six, but the required rate is now 22.66.

New Zealand 135 for 7 in 16 overs: Luke Wright bowls out his quota with 2 for 29. He gets his second as Nathan McCullum top-edges to Jonny Bairstow for 3. England closing in on a big win.

New Zealand 130 for 6 in 15 overs: Colin Munro and James Franklin each took sixes off the 14th over bowled by James Tredwell, but this 15th over has set New Zealand back. Stuart Broad brings himself back on and Franklin (8) falls off the first ball of the over, getting a top edge that the wicketkeeper swallows. Three deliveries later Broad bowls Munro for 28. Excellent over - two wickets and three singles.

New Zealand 111 for 4 in 13 overs: An over of drama ends with Luke Wright taking the wicket of Martin Guptill for 44. Guptill started by hitting a six down the ground, then Wright appealed for a return catch off a yorker to Colin Munro. It was rightly turned down after replays. Then Guptill drilled a full ball straight to Stuart Broad at mid-off, ending a stand of 34.

New Zealand 104 for 3 in 12 overs: New Zealand have passed 100 but the required rate is 13.87. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro each hit a six in the previous two overs, targeting Samit Patel and Luke Wright. James Tredwell gets the ball for the 12th over and Guptill sweeps him fine for a boundary. But New Zealand manage only four singles after that.

New Zealand 77 for 3 in 9 overs: Ross Taylor falls for 13 to Steven Finn off the last ball of the over. Taylor had just been denied runs by Eoin Morgan at point and very next ball he pulls to midwicket. Big wicket for Finn. The asking rate has crossed 12.50.

New Zealand 71 for 2 in 8 overs: England are controlling the chase. Samit Patel gets the ball and concedes seven off the eighth over.

New Zealand 46 for 2 in 5 overs: Steven Finn gets called back into the attack and removes Brendon McCullum for 10. After conceding four to the New Zealand captain, Finn pockets the dangerman courtesy a stunning catch at point. McCullum drove hard and the outer edge was taken by a running Eoin Morgan. Ross Taylor walks in on return to the side.

New Zealand 38 for 1 in 4 overs: Stuart Broad strikes in his second over as Hamish Rutherford (18) pulls loosely to James Tredwell at midwicket. Rutherford had swung the first ball of the over for six over long-off but England's captain gets his man. Broad's opposite number, Brendon McCullum, pulls his first ball for four. McCullum is key to New Zealand chasing this target down.

New Zealand 18 for 0 in 2 overs: A steady reply to England's 220. Hamish Rutherford, the 23-year-old debutant opener from Otago, hit two fours in a 13-run first over from Steven Finn and now five runs come from the second over.

England innings

England 214 for 7 in 20 overs: England go past their previous highest total in Twenty20 internationals (202 for 6). The over began so well for New Zealand with one run and the wicket of Stuart Broad in four balls but Boult conceded ten in two after that. Jos Buttler cashed in with six and four (off a no-ball) and was bowled off the free hit. The innings fell away in the last three overs but New Zealand have a stiff chase on their hands.

England 202 for 6 in 19 overs: New Zealand are limiting the damage at the death. Andrew Ellis improves his figures with a seven-run penultimate over in which he gets rid of Samit Patel for 2, top-edging to Brendon McCullum. England captain hits the last ball for four to take England level with their best score in Twenty20s - 202 for 6.

England 195 for 5 in 18 overs: Some respite for New Zealand as Trent Boult gets back into the attack and takes out Jonny Bairstow for 38. After three singles in four deliveries, Bairstow picked out the catcher at long-on. Excellent over from Boult, just four singles off it. England have crossed their previous best score against New Zealand in Twenty20 though.

England 191 for 4 in 17 overs: Jos Buttler has really dented Nathan McCullum's figures with two sixes and a four in three deliveries. McCullum finishes with figures of 4-0-49-0.

England 173 for 4 in 16 overs: Eoin Morgan has fallen for 46 off 26 balls after adding 81 in 7.1 overs with Jonny Bairstow. Looking to drive Ronnie Hira over cover he found Ross Taylor stationed there. Seven runs off the over.

England 166 for 3 in 15 overs: Another life for Eoin Morgan. Nathan McCullum's third over started with Morgan dropped at short third man by Mitchell McClenaghan, who then gave up four. The second ball was smashed by Morgan over square leg for six. Three singles followed. This stand is now worth 76 in 39 balls.

England 153 for 3 in 14 overs: England have crossed 150 with a nine-run 14th over. The way Eoin Morgan (33*) and Jonny Bairstow (29*) are going, 220 is on the cards.

England 133 for 3 in 12 overs: Jonny Bairstow is taking the attack back to New Zealand. The first two balls of Andrew Ellis' second over go for six and four. After two singles and a wide, Bairstow is dropped at deep square leg on 23. Will that cost?

England 118 for 3 in 11 overs: An otherwise tidy over from Nathan McCullum is spoiled by a six from Jonny Bairstow over long-on. Otherwise just three single from five deliveries.

England 109 for 3 in 10 overs: Eoin Morgan has walked in and hit two fours and a six off James Franklin to power England past 100 in the tenth over.

England 95 for 3 in 9 overs: Mitchell McClenaghan comes back into the attack and takes out Michael Lumb for a 15-ball 22. Lumb mistimed a pull shot and popped an easy catch to Hamish Rutherford at short fine leg. A fine over from McClenaghan, just six runs off it. Four came off the last ball as Jonny Bairstow got off the mark in a hurry.

England 89 for 2 in 8 overs: Luke Wright has been dismissed for a quickfire 42 off 20 balls. He was dropped off the last ball of the seventh over at cover off Nathan McCullum and threatened to make New Zealand pay. Andrew Ellis came on and struck for six by Michael Lumb and then Wright smacked four and six off successive balls, before hitting the last ball of the over straight to the deep midwicket fielder. Lumb got a life too, dropped by Ross Taylor at deep midwicket on 20.

England 62 for 1 in 6 overs: Luke Wright has walked in at No. 3 and wasted little time in giving England's inning some drive. Wright hit a six and four off the fifth over bowled by Trent Boult, and has now slammed Ronnie Hira for the same. Michael Lumb ends the over by hitting four and six off successive deliveries. That makes it 21 off the over.

England 30 for 1 in 4 overs: The legspin of Ronnie Hira has claimed the first wicket of the match. Its Alex Hales who is out for 21 off 16 balls, stumped off Hira's fourth delivery. Lured out of the crease by a slower ball, Hales was done in by the turn and smart work from Brendon McCullum. Just five runs off the over.

England: 25 for 0 in 3 overs: Alex Hales has been the dominant scorer, hitting a four and six to get the innings off to a flier.

Toss: New Zealand have won the toss and elected to field against England in the first of three Twenty20 internationals in Auckland.

England: 1 Alex Hales, 2 Michael Lumb, 3 Luke Wright, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Samit Patel, 8 Stuart Broad (capt), 9 James Tredwell, 10 Steven Finn, 11 Jade Dernbach

New Zealand: 1 Hamish Rutherford, 2 Martin Guptill, 3 Brendon McCullum (capt & wk), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Colin Munro, 6 James Franklin, 7 Andrew Ellis, 8 Nathan McCullum, 9 Ronnie Hira, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Mitchell McClenaghan

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