Team English is visiting New Zealand right now and they are scheduled to play against the current runners-up in the World Cup 2019 New Zealand. The dual series consists of T20I and a Test series. They have started the competition with the T20I series that consists of five matches. Already four matches of the T20I series have been finished. Just earlier today, the 4th match took place between them and reportedly, Malan’s unbeaten century secured England’s big victory!
The T20I tournament seems amazing. On 1st November 2019, the inaugural match of the T20I series between them started and England found the dominating victory. But, in the 2nd and 3rd T20I, the Black Caps turned around and led the series by a 2 – 1. So, it has been thought that the home team is going to win the T20I series against the current World Cup champion. But, things have changed now. England did not let the Black Caps win the series so easily but now, the series has come to the even with a 2 – 2. The winner of the fifth match will win the T20I series. And, the last T20I will take place on 10th November 2019.
— Cricket Minute (@cricket_minute) November 8, 2019
Earlier today at the McLean Park, Napier, the 4th T20I match between the home team New Zealand and England took place. It was a day/ night match where New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first. So, the guest team came to bat.
Tom Bantom and Jonny Bairstow opened the innings for England but in 16 runs, Bairstow returned. He added only 8 runs. The 2nd wicket partnership between Tom and Dawid Malan, they added more than 40 runs but scoring 31 runs, Tom was gone. Now, the captain of the team Morgan and Malan made a long partnership where Eoin Morgan could not make the century only for a little. He added 91 runs in 41 balls. But, Malan remained not out scoring 103 runs in 51 balls so far. By losing 3 wickets, team England scored 241 runs in 20 overs. It is the highest total of England in the T20I competition.
Later, New Zealand came to chase the score and they tried hard but the target was big. And also, no players of Black Caps could make any longer innings. So, scoring 165 runs in 16.5 overs, New Zealand lost all wickets. Matthew Parkinson took four wickets for England.
Dawid Malan hit the fastest T20 century by an England batsman as the tourists crushed New Zealand in Napier to level the five-match series with one game remaining.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 8, 2019