The home team New Zealand won two matches already from the last three T20I’s, So they need to win just one match to win the series. For England, they must win the remaining two matches to win the series. McLean Park, Napier will host it’s second t20I match today. On 3 January 2017, the home team played here the first-ever T20I against Bangladesh and chased the target in 18 overs. The target was 142.
MJ Santner is the top wicket-taker from the first three matches with seven wickets. CJ Jordan took five and SM Curran took four wickets. JM Vince scored 109 runs in three matches and he is the leading runs scorer of the series so far. DJ Malan scored 105 runs, and C de Grandhomme scored 102 runs.
In the last t20I, the England team’s position was so good when they were 139/2 in 14.5 overs and suddenly England team five more down in 18 deliveries. LH Ferguson and BM Tickner both took two wickets each. Now England should try to avoid this type of situation in the next matches.
Watch Eng v NZ cricket highlights videos today – 4th T20I, England tour of New Zealand from McLean Park, Napier (New Zealand) Fri, 8-11-2019.
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first.
England team: 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 Tom Banton, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Sam Billings (wk), 6 Lewis Gregory, 7 Sam Curran, 8 Tom Curran, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Matt Parkinson, 11 Pat Brown.
New Zealand team: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Colin Munro, 3 Tim Seifert (wk), 4 Colin de Grandhomme, 5 Ross Taylor, 6 Daryl Mitchell, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Tim Southee (capt), 9 Ish Sodhi, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Blair Tickner.
Match Timings: 05:00 GMT | 18:00 Local
Umpires – Shaun Haig, Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpires – Wayne Knights
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Chris Brown
Match number – T20I no. 1008