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In pics: New Zealand v England, 1st Twenty20, Auckland

February 28, 2015, 12:24 PM IST
In pics: New Zealand v England, 1st Twenty20, Auckland

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England opener Michael Lumb helped get the innings going with 22 off 15 deliveries. (Getty Images)

In pics: New Zealand v England, 1st Twenty20, Auckland

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Legspinner Ronnie Hira struck the first blow for England when he had Alex Hales stumped for 21 in the fourth over. (Getty Images)

In pics: New Zealand v England, 1st Twenty20, Auckland

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Luke Wright walked in at No. 3 and biffed 42 off 20 balls, inclusive of four sixes and three fours, to continue England’s strong start. (Getty Images)

In pics: New Zealand v England, 1st Twenty20, Auckland

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Eoin Morgan top-scored with 46 off 26 balls and put on 81 in 7.1 overs for the fourth wicket with Jonny Bairstow. (Getty Images)

In pics: New Zealand v England, 1st Twenty20, Auckland

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[caption id="attachment_893764"] Jos Buttler's unbeaten 32 from 16 balls helped England finish on 214 for 7, their highest score in Twenty20 internationals. (Getty Images) [/caption]

In pics: New Zealand v England, 1st Twenty20, Auckland

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Steven Finn got the big wickets of Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor as New Zealand struggled in pursuit of a big target. (Getty Images)

In pics: New Zealand v England, 1st Twenty20, Auckland

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Ross Taylor made just 13 on return to the side after a self-imposed break following his removal as New Zealand's Test captain last year. (Getty Images)

In pics: New Zealand v England, 1st Twenty20, Auckland

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Luke Wright followed his excellent innings by taking 2 for 29, which included key breakthroughs during New Zealand's chase. (Getty Images)

In pics: New Zealand v England, 1st Twenty20, Auckland

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England's Twenty20 captain made a strong return to international cricket, claiming 4 for 24 as England won the match by 40 runs. (Getty Images)

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5211 116
2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
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