New Zealand vs England, 1st T20I – Live Cricket Score, Commentary
New Zealand needed that wicket especially with Bairstow looking good at the other end. Malan looks to take on Santner and gets a thick outside edge which is pouched by Sodhi at short third man. James Vince is the man at number three. England are 42/1 after the powerplay.
New Zealand manage only 48 runs in the final five overs. The pacers have done an excellent job for England here. Taylor couldn’t find the boundaries at regular intervals and failed to make use of the reprieve provided by James Vince. Mitchell looked threatening in his unbeaten 30 but the first half goes to England. They look favourites now to take a 1-0 lead.
The final flourish
New Zealand are 105/4 after 15 overs. They would have loved to have 20 more runs at this stage but it’s time to catch up. How many can they get in the final five now? At least 65? Taylor is the key here.
NZ vs ENG, 1st T20 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Star Sports, Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sport NZ, SuperSport, Fox Sports, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Gazi TV
Live Streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, Now TV, Sky Go
NZ vs ENG Toss Prediction
The pitch is likely to remain the same across the forty overs. And also since the new ball is expected to do a bit more off the surface early on in the game, the team that wins the toss here will probably elect to bowl first.
NZ vs ENG Weather Report
There could be a bit of cloud cover during the match. The chances of rain, however, are extremely low which means a full forty-over game is on the cards. It will be a pretty cold day with temperature expected to hover around 14 degrees Celsius.