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England beat New Zealand by 7 wickets in 1st T20I at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch

James Vince 59 for England today

England eased passed the New Zealand ‘Blackcaps’, in the 1st T20I of the series, by 7 wickets, at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch, earlier today.


Match Summary

New Zealand 153 – 5 (Ross Taylor 44; Chris Jordan 2-28)

England 154 – 3 (James Vince 59, Jonny Bairstow 39, Eoin Morgan 34*; Mitchell Santner 3-23)

Result - England won by 7 wickets


A clinical performance from Eoin Morgan and his men, who did just about everything right in Christchurch today. 

Having put New Zealand into bat and restricting them to New Zealand 153 – 5 with Ross Taylor 44 top scoring and Chris Jordan 2-28 the leading wicket taker for England; the tourists then set about the run chase winning by 7 wickets with 9 balls to spare.

Highlights for England - Debutant Pat Brown (1-30) took his first wicket for England. James Vince (59) batted brilliantly.

Highlights for New Zealand - Mitchell Santner 3-23 had a top performance with the ball and Ross Taylor 44 a top performance with the bat.

The second game of the five-match series is in Wellington on Sunday.




Match Details

New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert(wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee(c), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson

England - Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings(wk), Sam Curran, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Patrick Brown

Start Time: 01:00

Toss: England won the toss and decided to field

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Officials: Shaun Haig, Wayne Knights, Ashley Mehrotra, Andrew Pycroft

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