New Zealand tour of England 2013:England Vs New Zealand 1st T20I at London Jun 25, 2013
Match scheduled to begin at 18:30 local time (17:30 GMT, 11:00 PM IST).
Teams : England Vs New zealand
Venue: Played at Kennington Oval, London
Time: 18:30 local time (17:30 GMT)
Toss: England, who chose to field first
New Zealand: 201/4(20 Ov)
England: 196/5(20 Ov)
Result: New Zealand won by 5 runs
England W L W W L
New Zealand L W L L W
Brendon McCullum calls heads, it a tail and Eoin Morgan decides that England will bowl first. A wildly different squad for England. Boyd Rankin makes his England debut.
Hamish Rutherford is Man of the Match and his captain says about him: Hamish was outstanding the way he stuck the ball, he settled the entire line up and showed you could get value for your shots.
Scene of England's dominant Champions Trophy semi-final win, a different surface is likely to be used for the T20 but bounce and turn should still figure. The forecast is for a warm evening with some cloud cover
1.England have won seven out of nine T20s against New Zealand. The only previous T20 international played between them in England was a nine-wicket home victory at Old Trafford in 2008.
2.New Zealand have the top two T20 batsmen in the world - Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum - according to the current rankings.
3.Since making a half-century against Worcestershire at the start of May, Alex Hales has score 78 runs in 13 innings, with 11 single-figure scores.
England Playing XI: Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Luke Wright, Eoin Morgan (capt), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (wkt), Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, Jade Dernback, Boyd Rankin
New Zealand Playing XI: Hamish Rutherford, James Franklin, Brendon McCullum (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wkt), Colin Munro, Ian Butler, Nathan Mcullum, Corey Anderson, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ronnie Hira