NZ vs England 4th Tri Series T20 match in numbers

NZ vs England 4th Tri Series T20 match in numbers

Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santer and Trent Boult then restricted England to 184-9, as Dawid Malan (59) and Alex Hales (47) lacked the support they needed to stage a meaningful run chase. Despite Warner's struggles, Australia booked a berth in the series final with a seven-wicket win over England at the MCG on Saturday night.

Kiwis skipper Kane Williamson put the disputation around his worth as a T20 player to bed with a brilliant knock of 72 runs off 46 balls to help New Zealand to their first victory in the Trans-Tasman Tri-Series by 12 runs over England at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

The Yorkshireman sits 26th, with England's highest placed bowler Chris Jordan in 15th, but is unconcerned about such matters.

However, spinner Adil Rashid suggested that the Middlesex batsman will likely return to the team for meeting with New Zealand on 13 February.

England now need Australia, who have already reached the final, to defeat New Zealand on Friday if they are to have any hope of making it to the decider in Auckland next week.

On the other side, England is facing problems with the ball as well as the bat.

Jason Roy and Alex Hales need to start giving England better starts.

The wickets of Hales, James Vince - who was guilty of lazy running and was caught out by Kane Williamson's sharp throw - and stand-in captain Jos Buttler in quick succession through the middle stages proved crucial.

The tri-series caravan had moved to New Zealand where the hosts were to take on the English side.

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Mark Chapman, Tim Seifert (both on debut).

Earlier, Williamson discovered how much can hinge on one ball.

A final equation of 37 from the last three overs was theoretically achievable but when Boult toppled Jordan and Plunkett with consecutive yorkers, the issue was settled.

The former Chesham Grammar School pupil smashed five fours and three sixes as England looked set to chase down a target of 197 in 20 overs.

New Zealand's Williamson, meanwhile, was delighted with his team's display, saying: 'It's a very important win for us.

A good thing Chapman chipped in too as the premier late innings hitter, Colin de Grandhomme, had gone first ball - spectacularly caught one handed above his head on the long off fence, by Chris Jordan.

"So we'll give him a couple of days off and get him to New Zealand the day before the game".

Conditions: The weather was poor heading into the game but it has cleared up.