New Zealand v England: James Vince stars in seven-wicket win


England’s Sam Curran bowled Martin Guptill to claim his first T20 wicket
First Twenty20, Hagley Oval, Christchurch
New Zealand 153-5: Taylor 44, Jordan 2-28
England 154-3: Vince 59, Santner 3-23
England won by seven wickets; lead series 1-0

James Vince ensured England began their winter tour of New Zealand on a high with a seven-wicket victory in the first Twenty20 in Christchurch.

Vince struck a fine 59 off 38 balls as England overhauled 154 with nine balls to spare in Chris Silverwood’s first game as head coach.

Ross Taylor made 44 in New Zealand’s 153-5 as Chris Jordan took 2-28 and debutant Pat Brown 1-30.

The second game in the five-match series is in Wellington on Sunday.

England made the most of winning the toss, with New Zealand unable to find any fluency with the bat.

Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner impressed with 3-23 but England were always in control of what proved to be a simple run chase.

More to follow.


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