180/7 (20.0 ov)NZ
VS
ENG 166/7 (20.0 ov)
CRR: 8.3 | New Zealand beat England by 14 runs

NZ beat ENG by 14 runs | New Zealand vs England, Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd T20I Match

England in New Zealand, 5 T20I Series, 2019

Date: Nov 05, 2019 Start Time: 06:30 IST | 01:00 GMT | 14:00 Local
Venue: Saxton Oval, Nelson

New Zealand vs England Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd Match - T20I Summary

End of Over : 20.0 ENG: 166/7

One punch received, two punches delivered! New Zealand have taken the lead coming from behind and would be looking to close the series in Napier where the fourth T20I will take place on Friday. Do join us for all the action at 1800 local (0500 GMT). Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!

Tim Southee, the Kiwi skipper, says that they knew it was going to be tough if they keep taking wickets. Tells that once Morgan got out, things were going to get difficult for the coming batsmen. Points that Colin de Grandhomme is a team man and he is happy for him. Tells that the match could have gone either way at the halfway mark of the second innings.

Eoin Morgan, the English skipper, says that the lack of experience in the squad cost them the game. Adds that they will get better with more games. Terms that the competitiveness of the series is amazing. Tells that his side will look to play smart and aggressive cricket to level the series in the next game. Praises the Curran brothers for their exceptional work.

Colin de Grandhomme is named the Man of the Match for his superb half century. He starts by saying that he got the opportunity at number 4 and things worked well for him. Adds that he was hitting the ball pretty well in Sri Lanka as well so that helped him. Tells that once quick wicket falls which is not nice for the openers but it allows the number 4 more access to the boundaries.

New Zealand will be pleased with their overall effort. It was not as straightforward as it's looking now. They were under the cosh when James Vince and Dawid Malan formed a partnership. Eoin Morgan then took it forward but the Kiwis hung in there. They needed one opening to gain some control and the fall of Morgan's wicket provided them that. Post that, Blair Tickner and Lockie Ferguson bowled two brilliant overs and successfully denied England any hope of a comeback.

Talking about the turning point of this chase and it has to be the 15th over bowled by Mitchell Santner. The English skipper took him to the cleaners. He hammered a couple of sixes in that over and the on-air commentator Ian Smith even mentioned that England will be kicking themselves all the way to Napier if they don't win from there. Eventually, that happened as Santner got his revenge on the final ball of the over and the Three Lions went downhill in their chase. They will be immensely disappointed after failing to close the game in their favour.

A convincing win for the Black Caps! Top effort from their bowlers, especially the three frontline seamers. England started their chase in a brisk manner and looked in control till the wicket of Eoin Morgan fell. Disaster struck after that and they completely lost the plot. They required 42 runs in the last five overs with 7 wickets remaining but the inexperience of the middle-lower order hurt them. The Kiwis stepped up their game when it mattered the most and earned a rather comfortable win in the end to go 2-1 up in the series.

19.6 2

Tim Southee to Tom Curran. Shorter delivery outside off, Tom plays it over the point fielder and takes a couple before the fielder can clean it up. It does not matter though as New Zealand WIN BY 14 RUNS!

19.5 1

Tim Southee to Saqib Mahmood. Short ball on middle, Saqib pulls it towards the deep mid-wicket region and takes a single.

19.4 0

Tim Southee to Saqib Mahmood. Good length delivery on middle, Saqib plays it back to the bowler.

19.3 1

Tim Southee to Tom Curran. Fullish ball outside off, Tom drives this towards cover but cannot get it through. The fielder slightly fumbles allowing the batsmen to take a single.

19.2 0

Tim Southee to Tom Curran. Full delivery on off, Curran drives it to mid off. No run taken.

19.1 0

Tim Southee to Tom Curran. Full delivery on off, Tom looks to play the scoop shot but it hits the inside edge of the bat onto the pads. Saqib wants the single but is sent back.

End of Over : 19 12 Runs 20.0: 162/7
18.6 1

Ish Sodhi to Tom Curran. Flighted ball outside off, Tom looks to slog it away but goes off the inside edge onto his pads. The batters cross for a single. 19 more runs required off the last over.

18.5 6

Ish Sodhi to Tom Curran. SIX! Bang! Flighted delivery on off, Tom sends it sailing over the deep mid-wicket fence for a massive maximum.

18.5 wd

Ish Sodhi to Tom Curran. WIDE! Loopy ball way outside off, Tom looks to play the reverse sweep but fails to connect with it. It is wided.

18.4 1

Ish Sodhi to Saqib Mahmood. Flat delivery in the channel around off, Saqib looks to play it straight but it goes off the top edge. The ball falls short of the running long on and long off fielders. The batters take a single.

18.3 1

Ish Sodhi to Tom Curran. Flatter delivery on middle, Tom plays it to deep mid-wicket and crosses over for a single.

18.2 1

Ish Sodhi to Saqib Mahmood. Full delivery around off, Saqib works it towards the leg side and takes a single.

18.1 1

Ish Sodhi to Tom Curran. Flatter delivery outside off, Tom punches this towards cover and takes off for a single.

Summary

England will want to reclaim a one-game advantage lead when they face New Zealand in the third game of a five-match T20i series. The series is currently squared at 1-1 with both sides winning one game each. England beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the first Twenty20 International match to take a 1-0 lead before the hosts levelled it with a 21-run victory in the second match.

 

Both sides will want to use this five-match T20I series to prepare for next year's T20 World Cup in Australia. New Zealand and England have both added several new faces to their squads are aiming to finalise their final 15-member squad for the upcoming World T20 in 2020.

 

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

 

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

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