England beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in Pallekele. Here are some statistical highlights from the encounter.
# James Franklin (50 off 33 balls) has posted his second fifty in T20I - his highest is 60 off 37 balls against Zimbabwe at Hamilton on February 14, 2012.
# Franklin's above knock is his highest in the ICC World Twenty20.
# Nathan McCullum, with 38 wickets at 17.94 in 38 games is the leading wicket-taker for New Zealand in T20Is.
# Graeme Swann took his tally to 49 wickets at 17.00 runs apiece in 38 matches - the most by an England bowler in T20Is.
# England have registered five victories in succession between between February 5, 2008 and September 29, 2012 against New Zealand in T20Is.
# Steven Finn (3/16) has recorded his career-best bowling performance in T20Is, surpassing the 3 for 22 against India at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on October 29, 2011.
# Finn has taken seven wickets at an average of 14.14 in four matches - the most by an England bowler in the ICC World Twenty20 2012.
# Brendon McCullum, with 388 runs at an average of 38.80 in ten matches, is the leading run-getter in T20Is in 2012.
# Luke Wright (76 off 43 balls) has posted his first fifty against New Zealand - his third in T20Is.
# Wright's innings is now the highest individual innings in England-New Zealand T20Is.
# Wright's above knock is the highest by an England batsman at Pallekele in T20Is.
# Wright has got his third Man of the Match award in T20Is - his first against New Zealand.
# Eoin Morgan and Wright were associated in a partnership of 89 - the highest third-wicket stand in the current competition.Â The said partnership is the highest for the third wicket for England in Twenty20 Internationals.