153/5 (20.0 ov)NZ
ENG 154/3 (18.3 ov)
CRR: 8.32 | England beat New Zealand by 7 wickets

ENG beat NZ by 7 wickets | New Zealand vs England, Highlights And Cricket Score 1st T20I Match

England in New Zealand, 5 T20I Series, 2019

Date: Nov 01, 2019 Start Time: 06:30 IST | 01:00 GMT | 14:00 Local
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

New Zealand vs England Highlights And Cricket Score 1st Match - T20I Summary

End of Over : 18.3 ENG: 154/3

Right! The first game is done and dusted in 190 minutes. No time wasting. England have also wasted no time in adjusting to the conditions and have won convincingly, without this being their best squad. New Zealand do not have much time for a turnaround as the second T20I starts on Sunday, 3rd November, 2019 at 2 pm local (0100 GMT). Join us then. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious England captain, Eoin Morgan, hits the nail on the head. Says that the game was more or less won or lost in the first innings itself, as he feels that they were chasing a total 20 below par on a surface which was two-paced. Praises his bowlers and specially the debutants, for holding their nerves. Is enjoying England's welcome to New Zealand's shores. On fielding three debutants, Morgan says that the management needs time to get a settled 15 into the World Cup in October and the resting of 7 guys is a plan in that direction. Admits that all new players will not get a chance to go to Australia but believes that at least the selectors get some options. Is happy to be 1-0 up and is looking forward to the next match in Wellington.

New Zealand's captain for the first three T20Is, Tim Southee, admits that it is a tough start for the series. Praises England but feels that New Zealand were off in all three departments. Adds that a couple of early wickets could have put pressure on the England batters but it never happened. With the bat, he reckons that they could have got a few runs more.

JAMES VINCE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE MAN OF THE MATCH (Sigh... batsman's game). Praises his bowlers for setting up the win, as the total was not a huge one to chase. On the pitch, feels that it was a good one to bat upon, especially after getting set. Lauds captain Morgan for taking his side home.

A difficult match for the Kiwi bowlers. Their batsmen could not quite get a big total and they simply could not find anything on the surface to keep England quiet. And this is a side without Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Alex Hales and Joe Root. D. E. P. T. H. Who is your Man Of The Match? Chris Jordan? Or James Vince? Please stayed tuned for the presentation...

A very important match for James Vince. He has this habit to getting in, feeling good, making the team look nice and then throw it away. He did that again in this game, getting to 59 and making the cardinal sin of not staying till the end. But because the job was not that difficult, he got away with it.

A comfortable win for England in the end. They never looked to be in trouble and it was a matter of one good partnership and one set batsman staying deep. The first two stands set the tone and then the 54-run stand between Vince and Morgan sealed the deal.

18.3 6

Tim Southee to Eoin Morgan. SIX! ENGLAND WIN BY 7 WICKETS! What a batting effort form the the English team. Southee goes short and on middle, Morgan pulls it handsomely. The ball sails up and over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. The fielder there is a mere spectator.

18.2 4

Tim Southee to Eoin Morgan. FOUR! Morgan stays back to this length ball and flats bats it past the bowler. Santner at mid off dives across to his left. But fails to field it. The ball in the end reaches long off for a boundary.

18.1 0

Tim Southee to Eoin Morgan. Southee goes short and wide outside off, Morgan looks to cut but fails to middle it as the ball goes past the outside edge and into the mitts of the keeper.

End of Over : 18 11 Runs 18.3: 144/3
17.6 1

Lockie Ferguson to Eoin Morgan. Short and outside off, cut through point for one more.

17.5 1

Lockie Ferguson to Sam Billings. On middle, pushed towards long on for a run.

17.4 4

Lockie Ferguson to Sam Billings. FOUR! That is lucky. A length ball, outside off, Billings swings hard and gets a thick inside edge past the stumps towards fine leg!

17.3 0

Lockie Ferguson to Sam Billings. Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.

17.2 1

Lockie Ferguson to Eoin Morgan. Down the leg side, Morgan looks to flick but misses. The ball hits his pads and rolls towards the keeper. A run taken and no signal from the umpire. Did that hit the glove? Yes, he signals.

17.1 4

Lockie Ferguson to Eoin Morgan. FOUR! Good start to the over. Full and outside off, Morgan gets underneath it and lofts it over mid off. 17 more needed from as many balls.

End of Over : 17 10 Runs 18.3: 133/3
16.6 1

Ish Sodhi to Eoin Morgan. Morgan punches this flatter one through covers for a single.

16.5 1

Ish Sodhi to Sam Billings. Billings dances down the track to this tossed up ball and lofts it to long on for a single.

16.4 2

Ish Sodhi to Sam Billings. Sodhi goes short and Billings pulls it superbly in the gap between long on and mid-wicket. The fielder from long on runs to his right and saves a couple of runs for his team. The Batsmen take a couple.

16.3 4

Ish Sodhi to Sam Billings. FOUR! Billings this time attempts a reverse sweep and gets a boundary. Sodhi goes full and down leg, Billings is quick to switch over and places the ball in the gap between point and third man. The ball races to the fence for a boundary at third man.


After the England and New Zealand locked horns with each other in the CWC 2019 which was held at the iconic Lord’s Stadium in England.  It was England who won the game on the boundary count in the finals. Now a few months down the line, New Zealand is hosting Eion Morgan and team and today on November 1, 2019, we have the match between ENG vs NZ.

Kane Williamson will be missing out on the series due to a hip injury. Lockie Ferguson has made a come back from the injury and is available for three games. Trent Boult has made a comeback into the Kiwi team.  Now, let's have a look at the squads below:

New Zealand: Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert(w), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Blair Tickner

England: Jonny Bairstow(w), Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Matthew Parkinson, Lewis Gregory, Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood, Patrick Brown

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