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New Zealand win by 5 runs

England vs New Zealand

England V New Zealand - First Twenty20 International

  • 18:13

    NZ 201-4 off 20 overs (McCullum 68, Rutherford 62. Wright 2-31) beat England 196-6 off 20 overs (Wright 52) by five runs.
  • 22:46

    Hell of a game..... One maximum away from it being the other way!! Roll on Thursday
    by Alex Hales via twitter
  • 22:30

    That was a great game. Awesome atmosphere. Well batted to Baz and @HDRutherford17. Thanks for all the messages. #the catch was a fluke :)
    by Ross Taylor via twitter
  • 22:24

    @SkyCricket well played New Zealand.Bad luck England. Great Game.
    by gary c atkins via twitter
  • 22:24

    @SkyCricket Wouldn't be surprised if KP is in the starting XI. The Ashes are not far away. Really looking forward to it. #cricket.
    by Baggies20 via twitter
  • 22:24

    @SkyCricket Very good game. Bit of a worry we cant wrap up these close finishes.
    by fireballx90 via twitter
  • 22:23

    So first blood to New Zealand - make sure you join me again on Thursday for the second and final part of this gripping T20 tale.
  • 22:13

    Before then keep an eye on for the very best player and pundit reaction to NZ's five-run victory. #engvnz
    by Sky Sports Cricket via twitter
  • 22:13

    Highlights of this fantastic game will be on tonight at midnight on SS1HD. Don't miss them! #engvnz
    by Sky Sports Cricket via twitter
  • 22:07

    Bumble: “England shouldn’t beat themselves up about losing. It was terrific entertainment. NZ are a dangerous team and deserved to win.”
    by Sky Sports Cricket via twitter
  • 22:04

    Man of the Match Rutherford (62 off 35 balls): "Anderson bowled exceptionally well [in the final over] and it's great to get the victory."
    by Sky Sports Cricket via twitter
  • 22:02

    B McCullum: “There was a lot of pressure out there; I thought a lot of young guys stood up to it really well. Anderson was incredibly calm.”
    by Sky Sports Cricket via twitter
  • 22:00

    @SkyCricket Looked like no better place to be tonight than The Oval. Absolutely rocking. #oooravibopara
    by cfccod via twitter
  • 22:00

    @SkyCricket fabulous game of cricket!! Unlucky England :-( but well played New Zealand. Great commentary too #gottalovebumble
    by andrea_noggin via twitter
  • 21:59

    Morgan: “It’s disappointing; the guys showed great character throughout. We got off to a flyer at the start but couldn’t quite maintain it.”
    by Sky Sports Cricket via twitter
  • 21:58

    The great news is that we get to do this all again on Thursday - and England have KP available. #engvnz 6pm, SS1HD
    by Sky Sports Cricket via twitter
  • 21:55

    NZ win by five runs as Bopara can only pick up a single off the final ball of the innings. What a game of cricket - great atmosphere too.
    by Sky Sports Cricket via twitter
  • 21:54

    Stokes can only pick up a single to long-on off the fifth ball so Bopara needs to hit a six to force a Super Over #engvnz Eng 195-5 off 19.5
    by Sky Sports Cricket via twitter
  • 21:53

    Leg bye leaves eight needed off two balls. Over to you Stokes...
    by Sky Sports Cricket via twitter
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Match Details

25th Jun 2013
England won the toss and elected to bowl.
The Kia Oval
R J Robert, R K Richard
TV Umpire
R T Robert
Match Referee
J Javagal
Reserve Umpire
M A Michael


Batsman R
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
Full Batting Card

new zealand BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
M.J. McClenaghan 4 0 37 1
I.G. Butler 4 0 35 1
N.L. McCullum 3 0 37 1
R.M. Hira 4 0 34 1
C.J. Anderson 4 0 40 0
J.E.C. Franklin 1 0 5 0
Full Bowling Card