England vs New Zealand
New Zealand win by five runs
So England come ever so close to chasing down 202 but in the end just couldn't do it. Bopara, Wright and Hales did their best but could not quite match up to the efforts of Rutherford, Brendon McCullum and Taylor. England will need to win on Thursday to avoid a series defeat.
Over 20 - England 196/5 (Bopara 30, Stokes 9)
Anderson is given the final over. Stokes is on strike for the first ball - it's right in the hitting zone and he mullers it high over deep midwicket for a six! The left-hander then plays and misses at the next delivery, giving New Zealand a crucial dot ball. The third ball is a bouncer which Stokes flicks through the leg side for a single. Bopara now on strike with nine needed and Anderson nips one into his body for the batsmen to take a single. Stokes needs at least two but he finds the man at long on and it's only a single. England can't win but Bopara can force a super over with a six, but Anderson swings one towards leg stump and the England batsman can only slice it to fine leg for a single. New Zealand win.
Over 19 - England 186/5 (Bopara 29, Stokes 1)
The batsmen crossed so Bopara takes strike and cracks another one to deep midwicket for a single. Stokes then takes a single to end the over. 16 needed from the final six balls.
WICKET! Buttler 17 (run out (Latham))
Buttler starts on strike to Butler and begins the over with his trademark scoop shot over his own shoulder, for six! Huge moment as the England batsman takes advantage of the short boundary. The second delivery nips into his pads but they still manage to run a single. Butler gives Bopara a full toss but he can only bounce it down to deep midwicket for one more. Buttler then tries a scoop again but misses this time and Latham loops the ball all the way down to the non-striker's end to run him out! Was the wicket-keeper aiming for that end? Looks like it on the replays.
Over 18 - England 176/4 (Bopara 27, Buttler 11)
Nathan McCullum is brought back into the attack and concedes two down the leg side to Buttler with his first delivery. Two more follow in the same area from his second ball, before the third ball is swiped down to fine leg for a single. Bopara top edges the fourth to fine leg for two before McCullum produces a dot ball. Two more down to fine leg complete the over and leave England needing 26 from 12. Tense finish ahead of us!
Over 17 - England 167 /4 (Bopara 23, Buttler 6)
Anderson is brought back on and makes Bopara play and miss with his first ball. The England batsman then mistimes a pull which Butler contrives to completely miss at short fine leg. It should have been a wicket but instead it's four. Another boundary follows as Bopara bounces one through the covers before a good piece of fielding on the square leg boundary prevents another four. A wide follows before Bopara flicks one off his pads and effortlessly over the fine-leg boundary for six. Another great piece of fielding from Nathan McCullum at deep midwicket stops another boundary coming from the final ball of the over, but England are well and truly back in this now.
Over 16 - England 148/4 (Bopara 5, Buttler 6)
Bopara grabs a single from the first ball of Butler's third over before Buttler runs a single but does not get off the mark as it goes down in the book as a leg bye. A chop through the off side gives Bopara one more before Butler lofts one over extra cover for a much needed boundary and then takes two from the final ball of the over.
Over 15 - England 139/4 (Bopara 3, Buttler 0)
As well as the wicket, just three runs came from the over which sets England's chase back significantly.
WICKET! Wright 52 (c Latham b McClenaghan)
McClenaghan comes back on and Wright has a wild swing and a miss at his first ball. A single and two more dot balls follow, the second of which is a bouncer which Wright plays and misses at, with New Zealand's appeal for caught behind falling on deaf ears. A wide follows and when Wright chases after another wide one, he edges behind to Latham, who takes the catch diving away to his right. The Black Caps just starting to take control now.
Over 14 - England 136/3 (Wright 51, Bopara 2)
New batsman Bopara nudges the final ball of the over through the leg side for two.
WICKET! Morgan 7 (c Taylor b Butler)
Butler comes back on and his first ball is too short and hooked away to long leg by Wright, with Hira's brilliant effort being unable to prevent a boundary. Wright then takes a single to bring up his half century, while two more singles keep the scoreboard ticking over. Morgan then opens his arms to try and cut one through the offside but only succeeds in top-edging to first slip, where Ross Taylor reaches above his head to take a tremendous catch.
Over 13 - England 127/2 (Wright 45, Morgan 6)
A new bowler comes into the attack as Franklin is given the ball. His medium pacers prove effective as Morgan and Wright can only take six from the over via two twos and two singles.
Over 12 - England 121/2 (Wright 44, Morgan 2)
McClenaghan comes back on and sees Morgan get off the mark from his first ball. Just two runs come from the next four balls before Wright lofts the final delivery over extra cover, where Rutherford dives to his left but cannot take the catch or prevent the boundary.
Over 11 - England 114/2 (Wright 39, Morgan 0)
As the batsmen crossed Wright faces the final four balls of Hira's over. The spinner concedes a wide and a two before the final ball of his over, and his spell, proves to be a loose full toss which the batsman smashes over square leg for six.
WICKET! Hales 39 (c Franklin b Hira)
After conceding two singles, Hira chucks up a full toss of his own, but Hales does not middle it and his slog falls straight into the hands of Franklin at deep midwicket.
Over 10 - England 103/1 (Hales 38, Wright 30)
Nathan McCullum comes back on and concedes two to Wright, who then swats a full toss through the leg side for four. McCullum responds by bowling another full toss, which Wright hits past mid on for another four. A wide and two singles make it 12 from the over as England reach the halfway mark ahead of schedule.
Over 9 - England 90/1 (Hales 37, Wright 19)
Hira does not have as much luck as Hales comes down the wicket and misses, but survives with his wicket intact when Latham fumbles the stumping. The second ball of the over is crashed through midwicket for four by Hales and four more singles make it eight from the over.
Over 8 - England 82/1 (Hales 31, Wright 17)
Anderson continues and concedes just six runs from his second over, with Hales and Wright forced to feed off the scraps of a decent line and length.
Over 7 - England 76/1 (Hales 30, Wright 13)
Hira continues and concedes two singles before Wright opens his arms and smacks one dead straight down the ground, with the ball splitting long off and long on for four. Three more singles complete the over.
Over 6 - England 67/1 (Hales 28, Wright 6)
Corey Anderson will bowl the last over of the powerplay and he produces a good line to give England just two runs from the first three balls. His fourth delivery is flicked away by Hales, with Butler misfielding at short fine leg to gift the hosts a boundary. Two more dot balls complete a decent over for New Zealand.
Over 5 - England 60/1 (Hales 22, Wright 5)
More spin now as Hira comes into the attack. Hales makes room for himself and cuts the first ball past point for a boundary. There are just two runs from the rest of the over, however, as Hira limits the damage.
Over 4 - England 54/1 (Hales 17, Wright 4)
Wright wastes no time getting his eye in as he smacks McCullum through the covers for four first ball. No run from the final delivery but it is an expensive over nonetheless, even if it did contain a wicket.
WICKET! Lumb 29 (b N McCullum)
Nathan McCullum comes into the attack and his first ball is hit over midwicket for four by Hales. His second just eludes the hands of short midwicket as the right-hander runs a single. McCullum then tosses one up to Lumb, who smacks it over mid on for a massive six. The spinner finds the sweet spot with the next ball, however, as Lumb is beaten by the flight and the ball spins off his pads and onto the stumps.
Over 3 - England 39/0 (Lumb, 23, Hales 12)
Lumb has another heave down the leg side, this one bouncing just before going through the midwicket boundary. Hales then gets in on the act, smacking a full one from McClenaghan over deep square leg for a six. Hales tries to get hold of another one but this goes up, up, up and further up. Rutherford has no real chance of catching that on the long leg boundary and it goes through his hands for four. It was a no ball as well, but the free hit only yields a leg bye. Lumb steers a short one over point for another four and the final delivery is a full one which is dispatched to the same boundary. A huge over for England. 25 from it.
Over 2 - Englans 14/0 (Lumb 10, Hales 2)
Ian Butler opens the bowling at the other end and sees his second ball flicked over long leg for a six by Lumb. Two leg byes bolster the total before Lumb narrowloy avoids chopping onto his stumps. The final ball of the over is lofted over cover and lands safe, but does not have the pace to travel on to the ropes as the batsmen run three.
Over 1 - England 3/0 (Lumb 1, Hales 2)
MItchell McClenaghan takes the opening over and swings the first two balls past Lumb's edge for dots. There is no run from the third ball either before the fourth is chipped down the leg side for a single. Hales then flicks one down to fine leg for a couple to make it three runs from the first over.
Chase is on
So, Lumb and Hales are out in the middle. A fast start is needed if England are to retain any hope. This should be fun.
England need 202 to win
...And if they get there it will be their biggest run chase ever in the 20-over format. Morgan decided to bowl after winning the toss but may now be ruing that decision after some massive top-order hitting from McCullum and Rutherford. England managed to slow things down somewhat in the closing overs but it will still take something special to win from here.
Over 20 - New Zealand 201/4 (Taylor 32, Munro 0)
The batsmen crossed so Taylor gets to face the final delivery. It's a good length from Dernback and Taylor can only work it down to deep point for one.
WICKET! Latham 22 (c Bopara b Dernbach)
Dernbach is given the final over and serves up a wide one first up, but Latham cannot connect with it. His second ball is much the same but this time Latham gets a top edge and it goes over Buttler's head for four. Third ball is much better, a wide yorker which Latham cannot do anything with. Fourth is a little shorter and Latham lofts it to deep extra cover, where Stokes cannot take the catch but manages to stop the boundary. Penultimate ball is sliced straight up in the air and is caught by Bopara.
Over 19 - New Zealand 194/3 (Taylor 31, Latham 16)
Latham dabs Stokes down to third man for a single before Taylor smacks a high full toss over midwicket for four. A single gives the strike to Latham, who chops one through the leg side for two. Another single off the final ball nudges New Zealand up towards 200.
Over 18 - New Zealand 185/3 (Taylor 26, Latham 12)
Taylor now gets going as he drives a full one from Wright over the man at long on for six. A superb piece of fielding from Michael Lumb at deep cover prevents another boundary but there are 12 from the over in total.
Over 17 - New Zealand 173/3 (Taylor 16, Latham 10)
Dernbach comes back on and stops Latham in his tracks with a first-ball bouncer. But his second delivery drifts down the leg side for a wide. A decent line and length from the England bowler allows just five runs from the first five balls, but that is ruined when Latham top-edges one behind the wicket for six in much the same vein as McCullum earlier on.
Over 16 - New Zealand 162/3 (Taylor 15, Latham 1)
New batsman Tom Latham gets off the mark by taking a single off the final ball of the over.
WICKET! McCullum 68 (b Wright)
Wright stops the flow of boundaries, although the ones and two keep coming, before a yorker does for McCullum as he is bowled attempting another heave.
Over 15 - New Zealand 156/2 (McCullum 67, Taylor 10)
McCullum ties himself in knots while attempting another reverse sweep before Bopara sends a wide down the leg side, past Buttler and to the ropes for five runs. McCullum then absolutely smashes one over midwicket for six - that might be the biggest hit yet. A four through the covers follows before a single, a wide and another single gives the strike back to McCullum, who beats deep extra cover for another boundary with the final ball. Huge over for New Zealand.
Over 14 - New Zealand 134/2 (McCullum 52, Taylor 10)
McCullum mis-times a reverse sweep and Wright looks to have trapped him plum lbw, but the umpire says no and replays show it may have hit him outside the line. Taylor then takes two lots of two runs before two singles and an edge down to the third-man boundary for four complete the over.
Over 13 - New Zealand 122/2 (McCullum 51, Taylor 1)
Rankin is back on and his first ball is a loosener which deflects down to the fine leg boundary for four leg byes. Another leg bye follows before the seamer tidies things up and his final four balls go for just two runs.
Over 12 - New Zealand 116/2 (McCullum 50, Taylor 0)
The batsmen crossed so McCullum faces the final ball of the over and takes a single to bring up his fifty.
WICKET! Rutherford 62 (c Hales b Wright)
Luke Wright is now given an over and his first ball is hit for two by Rutherford, who is then served up a wide full toss which Bopara stops superbly at backward point. Another dot ball follows before Rutherford tries to hit another one down the ground into the stands, but this time finds the hands of Hales at long off. Crucial wicket.
Over 11 - New Zealand 113/1 (Rutherford 60, McCullum 49)
Stokes is brought back on. His first ball is too full and McCullum smashes it over the covers for four. He tries it again next ball but is stopped at extra cover by Morgan, who misses a direct hit which would have run Rutherford out at the non-striker's end. McCullum then takes a couple of swings and misses before the final ball of the over is sent down to deep midwicket for two.
Over 10 - New Zealand 104/1 (Rutherford 60, McCullum 41)
McCullum hits a scruffy one over extra cover for two to start Tredwell's second over. A pull and a reverse sweep allow the skipper to run a two and a single before Rutherford lofts one down to fine leg for four to bring up his half century from just 28 balls. Tredwell floats one up to end the over and Rutherford middles it down the ground for another huge six. The opener is in full flow now and is seeing the ball beautifully.
Over 9 - New Zealand 87/1 (Rutherford 48, McCullum 36)
Another new bowler now in the form of Bopara, whose first ball is a massive wide down the off side. Another wide down the leg side follows before three singles are taken. McCullum then smacks another boundary square through the offside before a deep point is put in ton stop the same happening from the final ball of the over.
Over 8 - New Zealand 77/1 (Rutherford 46, McCullum 30)
James Tredwell is brought on and keeps things tight early in the over as both batsman run singles. But Rutherford slog sweeps his third ball deep into the stands six and smashes an even bigger maximum down the ground off the next ball. The spinner limits the damage as his last two balls go for just one more run.
Over 7 - New Zealand 62/1 (Rutherford 32, McCullum 29)
Ben Stokes is now brought into the attack in place of Rankin. The batsmen trade singles before McCullum attempts to heave one over mid off, but doesn't connect cleanly and it stops short of the rope for two runs. A better-looking strike through backward point brings two more and Rutherford grabs a single from the final ball.
Over 6 - New Zealand 54/1 (Rutherford 30, McCullum 23)
McCullum walks down the wicket to Dernbach and strokes him down the ground for four more. The New Zealand skipper then plays and misses at one before fending off two more dot balls. The final ball of the over is pulled to short fine leg for a single. End of the powerplay.
Over 5 - New Zealand 49/1 (Rutherford 30, McCullum 18)
Rankin continues for a third over and sees McCullum flash at a short one, but the batsman possesses so much power that the top edge flies high into the stands for a six! That looks to have done some damage to the ball as well as the umpires discuss a change while McCullum uses the delay to get some strapping on his fingers. Rankin responds with some tidy bowling, conceding just a lone single from the rest of the over.
Over 4 - New Zealand 42/1 (Rutherford 30, McCullum 11)
Woakes is taken out of the attack straight away as Dernbach comes on. His first ball is a wide one which Rutherford has a flay at, with his flash almost being caught by Bopara, who was stretching above his head at point. It was a tough chance but definitely catchable. Two singles and a two bring Rutherford back on strike and the opener slices a wide delivery over mid off for another four.
Over 3 - New Zealand 34/1 (Rutherford 25, McCullum 8)
Rankin continues and his second ball of the over is steered down to the third-man boundary for four by Rutherford, who then scoops another one over midwicket to send the ball bouncing away to the ropes again. The towering seamer responds by tightening up his line and there is just one single from the rest of the over.
Over 2 - New Zealand 25/1 (Rutherford 16, McCullum 8)
Woakes takes the second over and is given a vicious welcome by Rutherford. The left-hander clips one through the leg side for four before smashing another over midwicket for the first six of the innings. The next ball is lofted over mid off for four before a single gives the strike to McCullum, who gets in on the act by smashing a wide one square of the wicket for another boundary.
Over 1 - New Zealand 6/1 (Rutherford 1, McCullum 4)
Rankin sends a wide down the leg side before tossing up a full one to new batsman Brendon McCullum, who drives down the ground through mid off for four.
WICKET! Franklin 0 (c Buttler b Rankin)
Rankin starts with a couple of wide ones. Rutherford plays and misses at one before getting off the mark third ball. That brings Franklin on strike and with the first ball he faces the left-hander sends an inside edge to Buttler behind the stumps. Rankin has his first England wicket in his opening over!
Ready for action
Debutant Boyd Rankin has been given the ball and will bowl the first over.
The sun is out and we shouldn't get any rain this evening. The players are out in the middle and England are ready to bowl.
Play will get underway in minutes. England opt for a vastly different squad from the one which made it to the final of the 50-over ICC Champions Trophy recently. Needless to say it will be all change again when England face Essex in an Ashes warm-up on Sunday so today and Thursday gives many players a rare chance to shine in England colours this summer.
New Zealand XI: Rutherford, Franklin, McCullum, Taylor, Latham, Munro, Buttler, Mcullum, Anderson, Mills, Hira.
England XI: Hales, Lumb, Wright, Morgan, Bopara, Buttler, Stokes, Woakes, Tredwell, Dernback, Rankin.
England have won the toss and captain Eoin Morgan has decided to bowl. Boyd Rankin will make his debut. Full teams to follow.
Hello and welcome to our live commenatary of the first Twenty20 between England and New Zealand.
- 25th Jun 2013
- England won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Kia Oval
- R J Robert, R K Richard
- TV Umpire
- R T Robert
- Match Referee
- J Javagal
- Reserve Umpire
- M A Michael
england BATTING CARD
|M.J. Lumb||b McCullum||29|
|A.D. Hales||c Franklin b Hira||39|
|L.J. Wright||c Latham b McClenaghan||52|
|E.J.G. Morgan||c Taylor b Butler||7|
|R.S. Bopara||Not out||30|
|J.C. Buttler||run out (Latham)||17|
|B.A. Stokes||Not out||9|
|Extras||1nb, 4w, 8lb||13|
|Total||20.0 Overs||196 - 5|