New Zealand avenge their 2019 defeat

New Zealand 167 for 5 (Mitchell 72*, Conway 46, Neesham 27; Livingstone 2-22) beat England 166 for 4 (Malan 41, Moeen 51*; Southee 1-24) by 5 wickets

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New Zealand avenge their 2019 defeat

Wow. We've watched something special. Everything about this game told you there was going to be something special on offer today.

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New Zealand avenge their 2019 defeat

But it was hard to believe it for the most part. But then it all changed.

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New Zealand avenge their 2019 defeat

New Zealand were reeling from Chris Woakes's new ball spell, having lost two of their most experienced players.

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New Zealand avenge their 2019 defeat

The pitch was not the most straightforward. History said 167 was never chased here.

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New Zealand avenge their 2019 defeat

And England were in complete control, nothing saying that more than Liam Livingstone bowling four overs for 22 with two wickets.

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New Zealand avenge their 2019 defeat

Came down to 57 off the final four overs. Not many signs from New Zealand on what was to come. But it came, and it blew England away.

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New Zealand avenge their 2019 defeat

A stunning cameo from Neesham, a complete change in gears from Mitchell and some payback for the pre-tournament favourites.

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New Zealand avenge their 2019 defeat

Tough one to swallow for England but that's how this tournament rolls.

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New Zealand avenge their 2019 defeat

Maiden appearance for New Zealand in T20 World Cup final End of sequence of five consecutive semifinal wins for England in World Cups (ODIs + T20Is) Last defeat came against India in Manchester in WC 1983.

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