England decimated New Zealand by 76 runs in the fourth T20I match at McLean Park in Napier and levelled the series 2-2 with one match to go.
Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl first. Mitchell Santner provided them a good start by removing both openers Jonny Bairstow and Tom Banton and at 58/2 in 8 overs, the match was balanced but captain Eoin Morgan and inform Dawid Malan had some other intentions.
The pair started playing attacking cricket and their approach paid off as they went on to add 182 runs in next 12 overs and helped their team to post a huge total of 241/3 on the board. Dawid Malan scored 103* runs off 51 balls and captain Morgan smashed 91 runs off 41 balls.
In reply, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro gave a good start and had added 54 runs in just 4 overs before Tom Curran removed the former for 27 runs and after that New Zealand couldn't recover as they kept losing wickets on regular intervals and whole team was bowled out for 165 runs in the 17th over. Matthew Parkinson took 4 wickets for England.
All the major stats and facts from the fourth T20I between New Zealand and England in Napier
2 - Dawid Malan became the second England batsman to score a hundred in T20I format. His 103* is also the second highest individual score for England in this format.
Highest individual scores for ENG in T20Is -
116* - Alex Hales vs SL at Chattogram, 2014
103* - Dawid Malan vs NZ at Napier, 2019
99* - Luke Wright vs AFG at Colombo, 2012
99 - Alex Hales vs WI at Nottingham, 2012
76 - Runs win is the fourth biggest win for England in terms of runs in T20I cricket.
Biggest wins for England in T20I cricket (By runs) -
137 vs WI at Basseterre, 2019
116 vs AFG at Colombo, 2012
100 vs AUS at Southampton, 2005
76 vs NZ at Napier, 2019
182 - Runs partnership between Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan is the highest partnership for England for any wicket in T20I cricket.
Highest partnerships for ENG in T20Is -
182 - Dawid Malan / Eoin Morgan (3rd wkt) vs NZ at Napier, 2019
159 - Alex Hales / Ravi Bopara (2nd wkt) vs WI at Nottingham, 2012
152 - Alex Hales / Eoin Morgan (3rd wkt) vs SL at Chattogram, 2014
Highest partnerships in T20Is -
236 - Hazratullah Zazai / Usman Ghani (AFG, 1st wkt) vs IRE at Dehradun, 2019
223 - Aaron Finch / D'Arcy Short (AUS, 1st wkt) vs Zimbabwe at Harare, 2018
200 - George Munsey / Kyle Coetzer (SCO, 1st wkt) vs NED at Dublin, 2019
182 - Dawid Malan / Eoin Morgan (ENG, 3rd wkt) vs NZ at Napier, 2019
241/3 - Runs total is the highest ever total for England in T20I cricket.
Highest totals for ENG in T20Is -
241/3 vs NZ at Napier, 2019
230/8 vs SA at Mumbai, 2016
221/5 vs AUS at Birmingham, 2018
214/7 vs NZ at Auckland, 2013
209/6 vs AUS at Southampton, 2013
301 - Number of sixes Martin Guptill has hit in T20s - 15th player to achieve the milestone of 300 sixes in T20s.