Black Caps beat England in tri-series T20

Black Caps beat England in tri-series T20

Black Caps beat England in tri-series T20

Chris Jordan produced a remarkable one-handed catch on the boundary to see off Colin de Grandhomme for a golden duck.

A final equation of 37 from the last three overs was theoretically achievable but when Boult toppled Jordan and Plunkett with consecutive yorkers, the issue was settled.

Yet he was barely able to make an impression against Australia, who asked England to bat first on both occasions and were left with straightforward chases of 156 and 138.

Fans on social media reacted immediately, with some even comparing it to former New Zealand skipper Dan Vettori's stunning effort against the West Indies at the 2015 World Cup.

"He captains really well, he's clued into the game and he would be a big miss, so hopefully he'll be back playing in a couple of days".

Despite being heavily beaten by Australia in their opening Trans-Tasman T20 fixture in Sydney last week, New Zealand have qualification for the final in their own hands ahead of three games at home.

Considering 163 is the highest successful chase at this stadium, England's target of 197 was beyond them once Jason Roy was dismissed for his fifth single-figure T20i score in a row and Alex Hales was nipped in the bud for a blistering 47 from 24 balls.

From there, England produced a series of shots worthy of a highlights package - Malan, James Vince and David Willey sharing five more sixes - but could not keep wickets intact.

If New Zealand beat Australia at Eden Park on Friday night, the two will meet again in the final on the same ground next Wednesday. New Zealand's 196-5 always looked too much for England.

The fielding highlight for England was a spectacular leaping catch at long off from Chris Jordan to remove Colin de Grandhomme first ball.

Captain Kane Williamson led from the front with an innings of 72 off 46 balls against England.

'You'd like to think a fielder's word would be taken but that's what the soft signal is for, ' he said.

Hales smashed pace bowler Trent Boult for 20 off his second over and eventually hit hit three sixes and six fours, including a huge hit over the boundary from a pull shot off the left-hander.

Williamson, who was going at run-a-ball rate from the start, accelerated and by the time he got to 50 for the eighth time in T20s, he'd faced only 34 balls. "I spoke to Simon afterwards, he wanted to go for a coffee". We did not get the cameos in the middle either.

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