Wellington (February 13, 2018): New Zealand beat England as they suffered a third Twenty20 defeat in a row in the Tri-series which also involves Australia.
The Black Caps made 196-5 after being put into bat, with Martin Guptill (65) and Kane Williamson (72) putting on 82. whereas, Alex Hales (47) got England off to a quick start but they lost James Vince, Jos Buttler, and Sam Billings cheaply.
Dawid Malan (59) gave England hope but, needing 37 from the last three overs, the tourists reached 184-9. Australia is already through to the final after three wins from as many games and New Zealand will join them if they can beat David Warner’s side on Friday, 18 February.
England has zero points and needs Australia to do them a favour to take their chances of reaching the final into their last game against New Zealand on Sunday, 25 February.
Australia (Q) 3 Played, 3 Won, 6 Points
New Zealand 2 Played, 1 Won, 2 Points
England 3 Played, 0 Won, 0 Points