NZ vs Eng, Wellington

New Zealand won by 12 runs

Eng - 184/9 (20 Ovs)
NZ - 196/5 (20 Ovs)

Summary Scorecard

That's all we have from this game. Australia, who are already in the final, will take on the home team on Friday at Auckland. A New Zealand win will guarantee the Kiwis a spot in the final. To stay alive in the tournament, England would want their arch rivals (Australia) to win the next fixture. We'll be back for that encounter. Until then, it's goodbye from Abhinand Raghavendran on behalf of Hariprasad, Kumar Abhisekh Das and Venky!

Jos Buttler, England captain: 10 or 15 (runs) too many - that proved to be the difference. We were just off our skills. We didn't bowl as well as we could have. Guptill and Williamson put us under a lot of pressure. We pulled it back in the end - specially Jordan. Fantastic start, when Alex Hales is in that kind of form, not many in the world can stop him. He played well and that partnership with Malan; was impressed as well. We didn't get the cameos going. No, (when asked if he'll be supporting Australia in the next match) but that's obviously what we need now. We'll just wait and see what happens.

Kane Williamson, Man of the Match: Very important win in the context of the series. It was in some ways a must win to stay ahead of the third placed team, which is a very strong England side. We managed to play very good cricket. It was important that we assessed the wicket. The guys got off to a good start and that helped. You always want more runs and always train hard. There have been a number of occasions of late where I have wanted to contribute more. The two debutants were outstanding and there cameos helped us to get an above par score. Tough fielding conditions I must say. Superb death bowling from Tim and Trent as well.

22:23 Local Time, 09:23 GMT, 14:53 IST: Three losses in three matches for England in this tri-series. Chasing a stiff target, England lost Jason Roy early in the innings. However, Alex Hales took the attack to the England bowlers and was involved in a fifty partnership with Malan. The former was scalped by the impressive leggie - Ish Sodhi - and England lost their momentum there. Dawid Malan kept losing partners, but that hamper him as he went onto post yet another fifty - his third in as many T20Is. Just when he and Willey were threatening to take the game deep, Santner cut the partnership. Trent Boult executed the yorkers with impeccable accuracy to wrap up the match.

19.6 Boult to Adil Rashid, FOUR, a boundary, but NZ won't mind. They've registered their first victory of the series. A full ball on the pads, Rashid gets a tickle on his flick and the ball beats the short fine leg fielder. New Zealand win by 12 runs!

19.5 Boult to Mark Wood, 1 run, another full ball outside off to a backing away batsman, guided to deep backward point

19.4 Boult to Mark Wood, no run, backs away a long way and Boult darts a very full ball outside off. Wood can't put bat on ball. Well inside the tramline

19.3 Boult to Mark Wood, FOUR, streaky! A short ball, Wood moves leg-side to slap it away over covers. Gets a fat edge and the ball flies over the cordon

22 need off 4 balls!

19.2 Boult to Adil Rashid, 1 run, wide yorker, squeezed away to deep backward point

19.1 Boult to Adil Rashid, 2 runs, wrists a full ball to deep mid-wicket

18.6 Southee to Adil Rashid, out Willey Run Out!! This top class bowling from New Zealand. Another yorker attacking the stumps. Rashid managed to put some wood on it. An inside edge, onto the boot and then the ball rolls towards the keeper. Seifert attacks the ball and hits the bullseye at the keeper's end. Even a dive can't save Willey. Willey run out (Seifert) 21(10) [6s-2]

Southee to Adil Rashid, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

18.5 Southee to Willey, 1 run, Willey can't get underneath this full ball. Drilled towards mid-off. Just a single. 25 needed of 7!

18.4 Southee to Willey, no run, drives a low full toss firmly. The ball hits Southee's left boot. Wasn't intentional, but Southee won't mind. Another dot

18.3 Southee to Adil Rashid, 1 run, another yorker length delivery, wristed to long-on

18.2 Southee to Adil Rashid, no run, yorker on the stumps, dug out. Too good

18.2 Southee to Adil Rashid, wide, slips one down the leg-side, Rashid moves across and misses the clip

18.1 Southee to Willey, 1 run, wide yorker, Willey reaches out for it and squeezes it to point

Adil Rashid, right handed bat, comes to the crease

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