1st T20, Statistical highlights: New Zealand score first 200-plus total away from home
It were New Zealand's Brendon McCullum and Hamish Rutherford who stole the show from England despite valiant effort from Luke Wright and Ravi Bopara.
England vs New Zealand
Twenty20 International - Statistical highlights:
# New Zealand have recorded their third win in ten matches vs England in T20Is (lost seven) - winning % 30.00.
# New Zealand, with their five-run win, have emulated their narrowest victory-margin in terms of runs over England in T20Is. They had won by a similar margin at Durban on September 18, 2007.
# New Zealand (201 for four) have recorded their highest total vs England in T20Is - their third total of 200-plus in T20Is. The said total is New Zealand's first total of 200 or more away from home.
# New Zealand's highest total in T20Is is 214 for six vs Australia at Christchurch on February 28, 2010. Their previous highest vs England in T20Is was 192 for six at Hamilton on February 12, 2013.
# The match-aggregate of 397 for nine is a record between England and New Zealand in T20Is - the highest involving New Zealand away from home.
# England's 196 for five is the third highest losing total while chasing in T20Is - the top two being England's 200 for six vs India at Durban on September 18, 2007 and Australia's 199 for seven vs South Africa at Johannesburg on February 24, 2006.
# England remains the only team to have recorded three losing totals of 190-plus while chasing in T20Is - their only other total being 193 for seven vs West Indies at The Oval on June 28, 2007.
# Hamish Rutherford (62 off 35 balls) has posted his maiden fifty in T20Is, outstripping the 40 off 27 balls vs England at Hamilton on February 12, 2013.
# Rutherford has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the first time in T20Is.
# Brendon McCullum (68 off 48 balls) has recorded his highest score in England in T20Is. His second fifty vs England is his eleventh in T20Is. The said fifty is his third in 19 games as captain.
# McCullum's 13 innings of fifty-plus, including two hundreds, is a record in T20Is.
# James Franklin's first duck vs England is his second in T20Is - his first was vs South Africa at Durban on December 21, 2012.
# Franklin could manage an average of 20.13 in T20Is - his tally being 463 runs in 37 matches, including two fifties.
# Rutherford and Brendon McCullum put on 114 for the second wicket - New Zealand's highest partnership for any wicket vs England in T20Is, outstripping the 75 for the first wicket between Martin Guptill and Rutherford at Hamilton on February 12, 2013.
# The above partnership is a record for New Zealand for the second wicket iT20Is, eclipsing the 94 between Franklin and Brendon McCullum vs Bangladesh at Pallekele on September 21, 2012.
# Brendon McCullum has managed 1882 runs at an average of 35.50 in 61 T20Is, including 75 sixes, extending his records. He is the first player to complete 75 sixes in T20Is.
# Just for the record, McCullum is the only batsman to have managed 1000 runs in a winning cause in T20Is - 1081 (ave.54.05) in 27 matches. He is the only batsman to hit ten innings of fifty-plus in a winning cause - a hundred and nine fifties.
# Luke Wright (2/31) has produced his best bowling performance in England in T20Is.
# Wright's second fifty (52 off 34 balls) vs New Zealand is his fourth in T20Is. For the first time in a T20I, he has registered a fifty and claimed two wickets.