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Morgan, Malan and Parkinson star as England level T20I series against New Zealand

Dawid Malan 103* for England

A brilliant hundred from Dawid Malan 103*, supported by 93 from Eoin Morgan, and then 4-47 from Matthew Parkinson, gave England a high-class winning performance to level T20I series 2-2 against hosts New Zealand.

Match Summary

New Zealand 165 (Tim Southee 39; Matthew Parkinson 4-47)

England 241 – 3 (Dawid Malan 103*, Eoin Morgan 93)

Result - England won by 76 runs


Asked to bat first, England went on to score a record breaking 241-3 in their 20 overs, Malan and Morgan both scoring their fastest T20I century (100 off 48 balls - fastest by an England batsman) and half century respectively (91 off 41 balls).

In reply, the Blackcaps were never in the run chase and Matthew Parkinson 4-47 was the star wicket-taker for England.

The last match of the series takes place in Auckland on Sunday at 01:00 GMT.

Napier Stat Attack

Morgan hit the fastest half century by an England batsman

Malan hit the fastest century by an England batsman

Morgan now has the fastest half-century in T20 and ODI cricket for England

Malan and Morgan hit 29 boundaries between them, including 13 sixes

Malan and Morgan's 182-run stand was the 4th  highest in all T20Is

Malan is the first player to score more than four 50+ scores in his first 10 T20Is

There were just nine dot balls in the final 10 overs

Match Details

New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert(wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Trent Boult

England - Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings(wk), Sam Curran, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Patrick Brown, Matthew Parkinson

Start Time: 05:00

Toss: New Zealand won the toss and decided to field

Venue: McLean Park, Napier

Officials: Shaun Haig, Christopher Gaffaney, Wayne Knights, Christopher Brown, Andrew Pycroft

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