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England beat New Zealand by 119 runs
Jonny Bairstow

44.6Rashid to Boult

OUT! STUMPED! Boult is short! Rashid gets the last wicket. Boult again uses his feet and Rashid this time tosses it up. He gets it to land just behind the batsman's reach. Boult looks to defend but the ball turns away and beats the outside edge. Buttler collects the ball and whips the bails off. An appeal and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that Boult has not made it in. ENGLAND WIN BY 119 RUNS!

44.5Rashid to Boult

Boult comes down the track again but Rashid spots that. He bowls it short and Boult blocks it out.

44.4Rashid to Boult

FOUR! Nice shot. He may have picked the googly, once again goes with the turn. Brings the slog sweep out and it goes over mid-wicket for a boundary.

44.3Rashid to Boult

Uses his feet again and swings with the spin this time but gets hit on the pads.

44.2Rashid to Boult

Comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it, Boult nicely defends it.

44.1Rashid to Southee

Floats it up on middle, Southee hits it down to long on for one.

43.6Wood to Boult

Full and outside off, pushed back watchfully.

43.5Wood to Boult

Around middle, in line of the stumps, punched straight to cover.

43.4Wood to Henry

OUT! TIMBER! You miss, I hit stuff! Wood bowls it fuller and on middle, Henry backs away and looks to hit it on the off side but misses. The stumps are disturbed.

43.3Wood to Southee

On off, this is hit through covers for one.

43.2Wood to Southee

Good length and on off, Southee guides it to point.

43.1Wood to Southee

On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

42.6Rashid to Henry

BEATEN! The googly outside off, it pitches and turns back in. Henry misses as he looks to drive. It goes over the leg stump. Buttler fails to collect it and it goes towards fine leg for two. Byes signaled.

42.5Rashid to Southee

Another tossed up ball on off, Southee looks to go big but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.

42.4Rashid to Southee

The googly on middle, it turns back in. Southee looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

42.3Rashid to Southee

On the stumps, this is blocked.

42.2Rashid to Henry

Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.

42.1Rashid to Henry

Floats it up on middle, the batter hits it to mid on.

41.6Wood to Southee

Another short one and on the body, Southee looks to evade it but leaves his bat hanging out. It hits the handle and goes to point.

41.5Wood to Southee

On the off pole, Southee guides it to point.

41.4Wood to Southee

Fuller and on off, Southee hits it to mid off.

41.3Wood to Southee

Another short one on middle, Southee evades it.

41.2Wood to Henry

A good short one, follows the batter. Henry takes his eyes off and tries to fend at it. It goes off the gloves towards the leg side for one.

41.1Wood to Henry

Shorter and outside off, Henry looks to upper cut but misses.

40.6Rashid to Henry

The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.

40.5Rashid to Henry

Slows it up on off, it pitches and then turns away. Henry prods forward to defend but gets beaten.

40.4Rashid to Henry

The slider on middle, Henry pushes it back to the bowler.

40.3Rashid to Southee

Another tossed up ball on off, Southee hits it down to long off again and takes one.

40.2Rashid to Henry

The googly, Henry seems to have picked it as he works it with the turn towards mid-wicket for one.

40.1Rashid to Southee

Floats it up on off, TS hits it to long off for one.

39.7Wood to Henry

A slower one to end on middle, Henry pushes it to mid on.

39.6Wood to Henry

Another cracking stroke! Fuller and around off, Henry hits it hard to covers.

39.5Wood to Southee

Good length and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

39.4Wood to Southee

Shortish and down the leg side, Southee looks to pull but misses. Wided.

39.3Wood to Henry

Gets off the mark with a lovely shot. Fuller and on off, Henry strokes it through covers. The fielder in the deep runs to his right, dives and pushes it back in. The batters take three. The umpires go upstairs to check if Root has done well, replays show that he has.

39.2Wood to Santner

OUT! Southee should have let Santner continue his walk because Hawk Eye returns with three reds. He now takes New Zealand's only review along with him. Wood gets his second. He comes running in and lands it outside off, it skids through. Santner shuffles across and looks to flick but misses. An appeal and the umpire raises the finger. Santner starts walking but Tim asks his to review. Santner does so but to no effect as replays show it to be hitting the leg pole. 8 down now New Zealand.

39.1Wood to Santner

Good nut to begin with! From around the wicket, he initially angles it into the batter, gets it to leave Santner after pitching. Mitchell plays inside the line and gets beaten.

38.6Plunkett to Santner

The ball is pitched at short of a length and is going down the leg side, Santner uppishly plays it from his hips towards deep square leg for a single

38.5Plunkett to Southee

Full and around middle, flicked through square leg for a single.

38.4Plunkett to Southee

Length ball on the off stump, defended well by Southee on his first ball.

38.3Plunkett to Latham

OUT c Jos Buttler b Liam Plunkett. New Zealand have lost their seventh wicket.

38.2Plunkett to Latham

Length ball on the off side, Latham pushes it down the ground to mid off.

38.1Plunkett to Latham

Full and around off, coming in, watchfully defended.
Liam Plunkett is back on. 7-0-26-0 so far.

37.6Woakes to Santner

FOUR! Santner gets a boundary now! This is on a length and outside off, MS strokes it through covers and the ball races away. Bairstow does put in a dive to stop it but his effort goes in vain. He is in some pain now as he is seen holding his shoulder. 11 from the over, still less than the run rate needed.