New Zealand vs England, 5th T20 Match Prediction2019-11-11
Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Man of the Match: Jonny Bairstow
England looks to ride the momentum to clinch the series 3-2 against Kiwis!
England will win the match!
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England is on a tour to New Zealand to play 5 T20 Internationals and 2 Tests. The visitors we lagging 1-2 by the 3rd T20I of the series and we're in a do-or-die situation coming into the 4th game. That’s when they produced their A-game. England made a strong statement in the 4th T20I to level the series 2-2. But more importantly, they made it clear that the ODI world champions are not going to give up so easily. They will take on New Zealand in the series decider at Eden Park, Auckland on the 10th of November 2019.
England must be ruing the collapse in the 3rd T20 even more as the series would have been decided by now in their favor if not for that collapse. New Zealand does not have a very strong record in T20Is at home with just a 54% win record. England has won 7 of the 11 T20Is played against New Zealand in New Zealand. The visitors would want to use the momentum from the 4th match to push for a series win in the 5th T20 International at Eden Park, Auckland on Sunday.
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The Kiwis were on brink of winning the 5-match T20 series against England despite having a bad home record against the visitors. However, a mammoth chase of 242 proved too much for the home team as they bundled out for 165 within 17 overs. If not for Southee’s 15-ball 40, the score would have looked worse. Winning to Toss and fielding first on a belter of a pitch proved disastrous for the Kiwis. They allowed England to score second-highest total by any team against New Zealand, behind Australia's 245 for 5 in Auckland.
New Zealand was in control till the 8th over of England’s innings with the score reading 61 for 2. However, they leaked 180 runs in the last 12 overs – 153 in the last 10 overs. By the time Southee got Morgan out, England was into the 20th over scoring over 12 an over. No bowler was spared with Santner being the most economical with 32 in 4 overs. He also picked up 2 of the 3 English wickets. It was always going to be tough chasing 242 in 20 overs.
Despite a good start with 70 in first 7 overs, New Zealand lost quick wickets in the middle order and eventually folded in the 17th over losing the match by 76 runs. Southee provided some fireworks in the end, but it did nothing but salvaged some pride. New Zealand would want to do more than that to win the home series in the deciding 5th T20 International.
Key Player- Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner
Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ross Taylor, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham, TG Southee
For England, it was “Cometh the hour, cometh the man” – ‘men’ to be more precise - scenario in the 4th T20I against Kiwis. Captain Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan joined hands to put on a 182-run stand – highest for England for any wicket – to get England to 241 – their highest T20I score – in a must-win game at Napier. After the dramatic loss in the third T20 International owing to a late collapse against fine Kiwi bowling, it was England's turn to respond.
They responded and how. It was a normal T20 game around halfway stage of England’s innings. Morgan and Malan unleashed hell after that scoring over 15 per over in the last 10 overs to get to a record 241 in the 20 overs. The 13 sixes and 16 fours combined. Except for Santner, no other bowler was spared. English bowlers had a relatively easier task to defend 12 an over right from the word go. Though they went for 10 an over right till the end of New Zealand innings, they kept picking up wickets. Parkinson was the peak of the bowlers picking up 4 wickets. England came back well in the crucial game, can they strike the final blow to clinch the series at Auckland?
Chris Jordan, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Lewis Gregory, Eoin Morgan, James Vince, AU Rashid, Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Tom Banton, Saqib Mahmood
There might be periods of rain in Auckland on Sunday. The temperature will hover around 22 degrees Celsius. Pacers should get some help with the overcast conditions at the venue.
The match will be held at Eden Park in Auckland. Being one of the main international venues in New Zealand Eden Park has hosted 16 T20 International till date. The venue is generally considered as a batting paradise.
New Zealand have lost 10 and won 6 matches at this venue whereas England have won both the matches they played at Auckland. Of the 16 matches that produced results, 9 have been won by team batting first. Australia scored highest T20 International total of 245 at the same venue. So, we anticipate the team winning toss will look to Bat first.
A nice little rivalry is building between England and New Zealand especially after the World Cup 2019 final at Lords. Both the team finds themselves pitted against one another for the decider of the 5-match series in Auckland. No one willing to give and inch and each team look capable enough to win this game.
However, England’s batting prowess in limited-overs cricket is at another level right now and if it clicks, Kiwis might find themselves out of answers once again. We predict England will win the 5th T20 International to clinch the series 3-2.
England will win the match!
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