New Zealand vs England (NZ vs ENG) 4th T20I Highlights: England outclass New Zealand in fourth T20I to win the match by a huge margin of 76 runs. Chasing a massive target of 242, New Zealand’s run chase was derailed by leg-spinner Matthew Parkinson who took the wickets of Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro and Daryl Mitchell. Later on, Parkinson got the wicket of Tim Southee as well ending hosts’ chances of getting anywhere near the target. Southee top-scored for New Zealand with a 15-ball 39.
Earlier, New Zealand skipper won the toss and elected to bowl first. England batting first for the first time in the series got off to a decent start in the powerplay overs despite Jonny Bairstow’s wicket. Tom Banton got out after getting a decent start. Banton scored 31 runs from 20 deliveries. Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan changed the course of the game with the record-breaking third-wicket partnership. Morgan scored fastest fifty for England. He scored 91 runs from 41 deliveries. Malan scored the fastest hundred by an English batsman. He remained not out for 103 runs from 51 deliveries.
England in New Zealand, 5 T20I Series, 2019McLean Park, Napier 15 November 2019
New Zealand 165 (16.5)
England 241/3 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 4th T20I ) England beat New Zealand by 76 runs
New Zealand vs England 4th T20I Highlights:
Eoin Morgan happy with performance
Thought it was a clinical performance. That we had to win tonight to keep the series alive. Seeing young guys come through today, particularly with the ball, was very impressive. Malan scoring a hundred coming in today is absolutely brilliant. To see a guy come into the team and make use of the chance is exactly what you want to see. Bench strength and depth in our squad seems extremely strong. Dawid and I played for a long time together at Middlesex, and know each other's game pretty well. Everything was calm there, we managed to laugh it out. It was a beautiful wicket. I think we have to get better and better, and the Blackcaps have also done the same, but Sunday lines up to be an epic game.
Southee looks at positives
The guys will move on from it, and we have a chance in two days to win the series. I think it's more about learning from the experience being put under pressure. Wickets were the only way to slow them down. We got a nice start, but they started getting wickets, and that tends to stem the run-flow as well. I hope there's no boundary count, but we'll get to Auckland and think about that.
Man of the match
It's a no-brainer. Dawid Malan named 'Man of the match' for his maiden T20I fifty, an unbeaten 103 from 51 deliveries.
"I'd say international hundreds don't come around often, so it's special. To do it at such a crucial time is pleasing. Morgan started whacking it, and I just tagged along. The boundaries were so small so I thought I'd give it a go. The intent that Morgan showed was amazing, and I think it's great to have a leader like that. We're happy that this performance came at such a crucial time," he said.
Chris Jordan wraps it up with a full straight delivery. Trent Boult departs. England win the second T20I by a huge margin of 76 runs, level five-match series by 2-2.
Direct hit from Chris Jordan and Ish Sodhi is a goner. Another wicket falls. New Zealand fear getting bundled out. NZ - 154/9 in 15.1 overs
Sodhi hits it out of park
Magnificent! Ish Sodhi hits Tom Curran's delivery out of the stadium. Sodhi proves himself to be a big hitter down the order. Trent Boult joins him in the middle. The leg-spinner even plays a one-handed shot through the offside. 10 runs from the over. NZ - 154/8 in 15 overs
Sam Curran gets his first wicket. Mitchell Santner edges the ball trying to play a pull shot off the bouncer. New Zealand heading towards a definite loss. NZ - 144/8 in 14 overs
Parkinson gets rid of Southee
Matthew Parkinson had the last laugh as he gets the wicket of Tim Southee. New Zealand skipper opts for DRS but it does not work in his favour. Southee departs for 39 from 15 deliveries. Ish Sodhi comes in to bat. NZ - 138/7 in 12.5 overs
Brown bowls a 9-ball over
Patrick Brown bowls an expensive over. 17 runs from the over. The run chase is still alive. Tim Southee is leading the run chase. We haven't seen any fireworks from Mitchell Santner yet. NZ - 126/6 in 12 overs
Expensive from Parkinson
Sloppy fielding from England fielders as Tom Banton drops Tim Southee's catch followed by a misfield at deep square leg. Southee hits two sixes and a four from the over, 18 runs from it. NZ - 109/6 in 11 overs
Patrick Brown comes into the attack and takes Ross Taylor's wicket. Taylor goes for a big shot but gets caught just inside the boundary by Tom Banton. It was a tough ask for Taylor and he goes down fighting. NZ - 89/6 in 9.4 overs
Parkinson strikes again
Matthew Parkinson did not get his maiden T20I hat-trick but he got the wicket of Daryl Mitchell on the third ball of his second over. New Zealand's run chase derailed by leg-spinner Parkinson. NZ - 78/5 in 8.3 overs
Colin Munro throws his wicket away. Munro gets out in a similar way as Colin de Grandhomme. Matthew Parkinson gets two in two. Parkinson is on a hat-trick. Munro falls for 30 from 21 deliveries. NZ - 70/4 in 7 overs
The in-form batsman Colin de Grandhomme gets out early. Grandhomme gets caught by Tom Banton at deep mid wicket. Mathew Parkinson continues to impress. Big wicket for England. NZ - 70/3 in 6.5 overs
Seifert disappoints again
Tim Seifert disappoints with the bat again. Seifert gets out for just 3 runs, a leading-edge off his bat. Chris Jordan gets the wicket. In-form batsman Colin de Grandhomme comes to bat. End of powerplay overs. NZ - 61/2 in 6 overs
Martin Guptill's innings comes to an end. Tom Curran bowls a yorker and Guptill could not dig that one out over the fielder inside the 30-yard circle. Dawid Malan takes the catch. NZ - 54/1 in 4.3 overs
Guptill's double blow
Martin Guptill looks in fine nick. Guptill hits Chris Jordan for two massive sixes. The Kiwi opener is hitting the ball from the middle of the bat. 15 runs from Jordan's first over.
New Zealand's highest successful run chase is 202 against Zimbabwe. NZ - 49/0 in 4 overs
THAT’S ON THE ROOF! @Martyguptill with a HUGE six over cover that clears the McLean Park roof! 50 partnership up for @manuz05 Guptill off 25 balls!— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 8, 2019
🇳🇿 CARD | https://t.co/TIxaItxynD #NZvENG #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/TNhORpjPQ8
Tom Curran starts well. Eight runs from his first over including a boundary like his brother. Next over, Martin Guptill hits the first maximum of the innings. New Zealand will need more of those to come anywhere near the target.
Colin Munro gets down the ground and hits Sam for a boundary. 18 runs from Sam's first over. This is the kind of over New Zealand wanted. NZ - 34/0 in 3 overs
Run chase underway
Not an ideal start when you're chasing a gigantic score. Just eight runs from the first over bowled by Sam Curran. New Zealand need Colin Munro to fire today. NZ - 8/0 in 1 over
End of first innings
England record their highest T20I total and several records broken in the first innings. England post 241 for 3 on the board. New Zealand need to pull off record run chase to beat England and win the T20I series. Target - 242
Impressive display of power hitting from @englandcricket! Malan finished 103* while Morgan was dismissed in the final over for 91 🏏 Great to see the McLean Park crowd show their appreciation for the batting effort...#NZvENG #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/ZMwpAKk2r6— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 8, 2019
Morgan misses century
Eoin Morgan misses his maiden T20I century by nine runs but records his highest T20I score. Morgan departs for 91 from 41 deliveries. Tim Southee gets his wicket. ENG - 240/3 in 19.4 overs
Morgan goes ballistic
Eoin Morgan hits Daryl Mitchell for three sixes and one four in the penultimate over. This is England's highest score in T20I cricket already and there is one more game to go. ENG - 233/2 in 19 overs
Fastest hundred for England!
Dawid Malan hits his maiden T20I cricket century. Malan gets to his century from 48 balls. This is the fastest T20I hundred by an Englishman. This is carnage from Eoin Morgan and Malan. ENG - 208/2 in 18 overs
28 runs from Sodhi's over
Dawid Malan is Ish Sodhi's nightmare come true. Malan hits him for three fours and two sixes in his last over. Malan hits the ball all around the park. He has moved to 89 from 44 deliveries. A maiden T20I hundred on cards? ENG - 193/2 in 17 overs
Morgan survives again
Once again, it was above waist height and Eoin Morgan gets caught in the outfield. The umpire signals no ball by height. New Zealand bowlers are still struggling in the middle to stop boundaries. Meanwhile, 100-run partnership between Morgan and Dawid Malan is completed. ENG - 165/2 in 16 overs
Santner does well
Seven runs from Mitchell Santner's last over including a no ball followed by a free hit delivery. A good over for New Zealand under circumstances. ENG - 156/2 in 15 overs
Fastest fifty for England
Eoin Morgan hits fastest fifty for England from just 21 deliveries. Jos Buttler held the previous record scoring his half-century from 22 deliveries. Morgan and Dawid Malan are wreaking havoc on New Zealand bowling attack. ENG - 149/2 in 14 overs
Dawid Malan gets to his half-century in just 31 deliveries. Malan hits his sixth T20I fifty from nine games. Tim Southee is running out of options. ENG - 133/2 in 13.1 overs
Boult back into the attack
Tim Southee brings frontline bowler Trent Boult back into the attack. But the change does not help New Zealand at all. 12 runs from the over including two boundaries from Morgan's bat. The skipper moves to 40s from 17 balls. ENG - 120/2 in 12 overs
Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan are unleashing hell on New Zealand bowlers. The two left-handed batsmen are making Tim Southee scratch his head. Morgan is taking on the spinners and hitting them out of the attack. The skipper has hit three sixes already. Meanwhile, the two complete 50-run partnership in just 22 deliveries. With two lefties in the middle, Southee will be reluctant to give the ball to Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner. ENG - 108/2 in 11 overs
Daryl Mitchell almost pulled off a stunner at deep midwicket but the ball bounced off his hands. Eoin Morgan attacks leg-spinner Ish Sodhi. 12 runs including a six from the over. ENG - 73/2 in 9 overs
Excellent DRS call
Once again, Tom Banton gets out trying to play an unconventional shot. An excellent DRS call from Mitchell Santner. Banton gets out just when he was settled. ENG - 58/2 in 7.2 overs
Leg spinner Ish Sodhi into the attack. Sodhi was impressive in the previous match taking two wickets. 9 runs including a boundary from his first over of the match. Good partnership from Dawid Malan and Tom Banton so far. ENG - 57/1 in 7 overs
Banton picks apart Tickner
The last two powerplay overs turn out to be productive for England. Tom Banton hits Blair Tickner for two fours and one six as the Kiwi bowler deviates from his line. 17 runs from the over. ENG - 48/1 in 6 overs
Expensive from Southee
Tim Southee tried too many variations in that over. A good over from England as Dawid Malan and Tom Banton hit one boundary each. 13 runs from the over. ENG - 31/1 in 5 overs
Santner starts well
Mitchell Santner bowls an excellent over in the powerplay overs. Just two runs and a wicket from his over. England off to a poor start. Dawid Malan joins Tom Banton in the middle. ENG - 18/1 in 4 overs
Jonny Bairstow picks out the only fielder in the deep perfectly. Mitchell Santner gets the wicket off the first ball he bowls. Bairstow departs for 8 from 9 balls. ENG - 16/1 in 3.1 overs
Bairstow saves Banton
Tom Banton was walking back to the dressing room after the umpire gave him lbw. Jonny Bairstow called him and convinced him to opt for DRS. Banton did it just in time and the replay showed that Tim Boult pitched it outside leg. Excellent decision. ENG - 16/0 in 3 overs
A mix-up between Jonny Bairstow and Tom Banton almost results in the former's run out. Bairstow's full-stretch drive saves him from Tim Southee's direct hit. Just six runs from Southee's first over. ENG - 11/0 in 2 overs
Surprisingly, Dawid Malan has been pushed to No.3. Jonny Bairstow opens the batting alongside Tom Banton. Trent Boult returns to the side and opens the bowling for New Zealand. Boult pitches one on the leg and gets hit for the boundary. Banton gets off the mark straight away. The left-arm pacer follows it up with four dot balls. A single off the last delivery of the over. ENG - 5/0 in 1 over