New Zealand vs England T20I: New Zealand beat England by 12 runs

New Zealand posted a competitive total of 196/5 before restricting England to 184/9 and claim their first win of the T20I Tri-Series.

New Zealand beat England by 12 runs. (AP Photo)

England were moving at a quick pace in their chase of 197 against New Zealand despite the early wicket of Jason Roy. Alex Hales had taken the attack to New Zealand but Ish Sodhi dismissed him and then James Vine was also quickly sent back. But Dawid Malan continued the struggle and kept England’s hopes of winning the game alive. But Mitchell Santner dismissed and then Trent Boult picked two wickets in two balls to give New Zealand a 12-run win over England in the T20I of Trans-Tasman series.Earlier, Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson hit brilliant fifties to help New Zealand post a competitive 196 for 5 in Wellington.

New Zealand vs England T20I As it happened

  1. 2:55PM
    13 Feb, 18
    New Zealand win by 12 runs

    It's all over in Wellington! New Zealand bowlers come up on top against England batsmen. Dawid Malan kept them in the game for long and then Chris Jordan raised the hopes agani before Trent Boult's twin strike in the 18th over ended the hopes for New Zealand. First win for NZ in this tri-series

  2. 2:52PM
    13 Feb, 18
    New Zealand closer to win

    England need 22 off 4 balls now and this is next to impossible now. One wicket in hand. Boult the bowler

  3. 2:44PM
    13 Feb, 18
    WICKET! Liam Plunkett b Trent Boult 0

    Yorker number two from Boult and he gets another wicket. He finishes the over with a wicket. Two balls, two wickets. England need 29 runs from 12 balls but have 2 wickets in hand

  4. 2:42PM
    13 Feb, 18
    WICKET! Chris Jordan b Trent Boult 6

    What a beautiful yorker from Boult! Right in the block-hole and it goes under Jordan's bat before hitting the off-stump. Boult was very close to over-stepping

  5. 2:39PM
    13 Feb, 18
    Dropped and over!

    Tim Southee has put down Chris Jordan at the ropes. It was a simple catch down his throat but South Africa has huge gap between his hands and body. Slips through. England need 37 off 18 balls.

  6. 2:37PM
    13 Feb, 18
    WICKET! Dawid Malan c Trent Boult b Mitchell Santner 59

    Whoa! He has holed out in the deep! Malan tries to go big again but he has skied it. Boult gets under it and grabs it. Malan is disappointed but New Zealand heave a big sigh of relief

  7. 2:33PM
    13 Feb, 18
    Dropped and six!

    Mitchell Santner will be kicking himself. Willey hit straight to him at long-on and he jumps to take the catch. It pops out and goes over the ropes for a six. England need 48 off 24 with 5 wickets in hand

  8. 2:29PM
    13 Feb, 18
    Dawid Malan fifty

    Dawid Malan has been fighting a long battle here. He has kept England's hopes alive in this game and reaches his fifty. England need runs at close to 12 runs per over

  9. 2:26PM
    13 Feb, 18
    WICKET! Sam Billings c Ish Sodhi b Mitchell Santner 12

    The pressure of asking was building up and Billings tried to play the big shots. He tried sweeping Santner but he was too early into the shot. The top edge goes to short fine-leg and Sodhi takes the catch

  10. 2:13PM
    13 Feb, 18
    WICKET! Jos Buttler c Tim Southee b Ish Sodhi 2

    Big wicket for New Zealand as the dangerous Jos Buttler is caught in the deep. Tried going after Ish Sodhi but he skied it. Southee at the long-off settled nicely under it before taking it. England 4 down now

  11. 2:07PM
    13 Feb, 18
    WICKET! James Vince run-out Kane Williamson 10

    A direct-hit from Kane Williamson from mid-off has ended James Vince's innings. He tucked it to mid-off and called for the single. Williamson was also quick to catch the ball and manages to hit the stumps.

  12. 2:03PM
    13 Feb, 18
    Have New Zealand pulled things back?

    10 overs gone and at the halfway stage in their chase, England are 90 for the loss of two wickets. New Zealand have managed to slow them down with  the wicket of Alex Hales. De Grandhomme to bowl the 11th

  13. 2:00PM
    13 Feb, 18
    WICKET! Alex Hales c Colin de Grandhomme b Ish Sodhi 47

    What a big wicket this is for New Zealand. Ish Sodhi is pumped. Short delivery from the leg-spinner and Hales could have hit it anywhere but he sends it straight to the deep midwicket fielder. What a loss this is for England

  14. 1:49PM
    13 Feb, 18
    England 60/1 at the end of powerplay

    This is a brilliant start from England. Despite the wicket, they are scoring at a rate of 10 runs per over. End of the powerplay after six over and they have managed to score 60 for the loss of one wicket. Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi into the attack

  15. 1:44PM
    13 Feb, 18
    6 0 0 6 4 4

    20 runs from the fifth over and all of them off Alex Hales bat. Trent Boult was really struggling there. Hales with some monster hits there. 50 up for England, an over before New Zealand brought up theirs

  16. 1:39PM
    13 Feb, 18
    England cautious

    Four overs bowled in the England innings and they are 31 for the loss of one wicket. Alex Hales has got some boundaries in this innings.  Dawid Malan the other man

  17. 1:32PM
    13 Feb, 18
    WICKET! Jason Roy c Trent Boult b Tim Southee 8

    Gone! Wicket number one for New Zealnd as Jason Roy is caught at mid-on. A weird looking shot from Roy from his waist. In two minds to whether to pull it or not. Ends up hitting it to the fielder.

  18. 1:27PM
    13 Feb, 18
    Spin in the second over

    New Zealand opt for spinner Mitchell Santner in hte second over itself. Eight runs from the first over and New Zealand trying to slow down England as quickly as possible

  19. 1:25PM
    13 Feb, 18
    England innings begins

    Jason Roy and Alex Hales begin England chase of 197. Both are destructive openers but England struggle in the middle order so these two have added responsibility. Trent Boult with the ball for New Zealand

  20. 1:12PM
    13 Feb, 18
    End of the innings -- New Zealand post 196/5

    New Zealand will be very happy with this score! They manage to post 196 for 5 in 20 overs. Guptill had 65, Williamson made 72. A couple of cameos at the end took them closer to 200.

  21. 1:06PM
    13 Feb, 18
    End of the 19th over!

    WICKET! Chapman holes out in the deep on the final delivery of the 19th over. 12 runs off that over and a wicket. New Zealand are 181 for the loss of five wickets. Chris Jordan will bowl the final over

  22. 12:59PM
    13 Feb, 18
    WICKET! Kane Williamson b Chris Jordan

    Bowled'em! The pressure was buidling on New Zealand with just three runs off the five balls in that Jordan over. Williamson shuffles across but Jordan balls one closer to the stumps and is bowled.

  23. 12:49PM
    13 Feb, 18
    Six for Chapman!

    Poor bowling from Willey! Chapman shuffles across and Willey bowls one down the leg side. Chapman uses all his power to hammer that over fine-leg for a huge six! Bang.

  24. 12:45PM
    13 Feb, 18
    Williamson leads New Zealand charge

    This is just class from Kane Williamson! Proper cricket shots to boundaries. He has also pulled off the helicopter shot to get a four! New Zealand are 154 for the loss of three wickets with four overs remaining

  25. 12:42PM
    13 Feb, 18
    Fifty for Kane Williamson

    New Zealand captain Kane Williamson with a massive six over square-leg to reach his eighth T20I half-century. What a return to form this has been. He clears the same boundary off the next ball as well

  26. 12:40PM
    13 Feb, 18
    New Zealand eye final flourish

    15 overs bowled in the innings and New Zealand are 134 for the loss of three wickets. Kane Williamson is batting on 47 and with him is debutant Mark Chapman, who once played for Hong Kong

  27. 12:34PM
    13 Feb, 18

    WICKET! Colin de Grandhomme is gone first ball after CHRIS JORDAN TAKES A ONE HANDED BLINDER AT THE ROPES! Tossed up from Rashid to De Grandhomme and he goes after that. Looks like it will clear the boundary but Jordan time his jump to perfection and pulls off a one-handed catch.

  28. 12:32PM
    13 Feb, 18
    WICKET! Martin Guptill c Liam Plunkett b Adil Rashid 65

    Guptill cannot believe what he has done there! A poor delivery on the leg-stump by Rashid and Guptill tries to scoop it behind the keeper. The ball travels straight to short fine-leg. Gone for 65

  29. 12:29PM
    13 Feb, 18
    New Zealand strong in middle overs

    Kane Williamson is approaching his half-century in Wellington. Martin Guptill has already reached there and is looking dagenrous. Adil Rashid to continue but with a change of ends. Against the wind for Guptill to hit the slog sweep. England 119/1 after 13 overs

  30. 12:17PM
    13 Feb, 18
    Half-century for Guptill

    FIFTY! Martin Guptill with a brilliant innings! When his team needed him to step up, he has done. Adil Rashid bowls one in the area and Guptill slogs it over mid-wicket for a six and reaches his half-century!

  31. 12:15PM
    13 Feb, 18
    New Zealand going strong

    Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson have been brilliant even after the wicket of Munro. The former in particular has been unfazed by the wicket. After 10 overs, New Zealand are 83 for the loss of one wicket

  32. 12:11PM
    13 Feb, 18
    First six of the game

    Martin Guptill gets down on one knee, clears the front leg and slog Adil Rashid for a six over mid-wicket! First six of the match and it a big one from Guptill

  33. 12:00PM
    13 Feb, 18
    End of powerplay!

    End of powerplay in Wellington and New Zealand have reached 50 for the loss of one wicket. Kane Willimson with a glorious cover drive off the final delivery of the sixth over and gets a four. Guptill the other man

  34. 11:56AM
    13 Feb, 18
    WICKET! Colin Munro c Sam Billings b Mark Wood 11

    Big wicket for England. The dangerous Colin Munro is gone. Mark Wood, after being expensive, has got the wicket of Munro. A short ball which cramped Munro for room. He tries to pull it but manages to send it straight to deep fine-leg

  35. 11:49AM
    13 Feb, 18
    New Zealand 34/0 after 4 overs

    Not the best of starts for the England quick bowlers. Munro and Guptill have done well to negotiate them on a pitch that is pacy but uneven. Change of ends for Mark Wood after a costly first over

  36. 11:39AM
    13 Feb, 18
    Positive start from New Zealand

    Extra experiments from England's pacers and that has giving New Zealand openers the loose deliveries they need. Mark Wood going for 13 runs in that second over. New Zealand 17 for no loss

  37. 11:32AM
    13 Feb, 18
    All set for play

    David Willey is ready with the opening over of the match. Martin Guptill will take strike with Colin Munro at the non-striker's end. Big match set to beigin Wellington

  38. 11:19AM
    13 Feb, 18
    Two debutants for New Zealand

    Mark Champman, previsouly with Hong Kong, and Tim Seifert will make their debuts for New Zealand

  39. 11:11AM
    13 Feb, 18
    Pitch report via Jimmy Neesham
  40. 11:10AM
    13 Feb, 18
    England Playing XI

    Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Jos Buttler, Sam Billings, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood