England require 140 if they are to win the deciding T20 against New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. England produced a disciplined display with the ball and held some testing chances in the field to limit New Zealand to a total that may prove a dozen or so runs below par. The outfield is slow, however, and the boundaries longer than in the two previous games, so the target may not be quite as modest as it appears.
It was no surprise that England elected to bowl after winning the toss. All four previous T20s at this ground have seen the side batting second winning the game and, with dew expected as the game wears on, gripping the ball could become difficult for bowlers later in the match. Brendon McCullum, the New Zealand captain, admitted that he would have batted first, too. Read more