England received their Vitality T20 International collection off to a profitable begin after beating New Zealand by seven wickets within the first sport at Chester-le-Street.
In their first 20-over contest because the whitewash defeat to Bangladesh in March, England received off to a flying begin, taking three wickets within the powerplay.
Glenn Phillips top-scored for the guests with 41 off 38 earlier than falling to Luke Wood, who completed with three wickets alongside Durham fast Brydon Carse.
Although Jonny Bairstow was dismissed early on, Dawid Malan’s 54 off 42 balls put England within the driving seat together with Harry Brook’s unbeaten 43 off 27 balls, giving the hosts the benefit going into the second T20 at Old Trafford on Friday.
Despite being given an early scare when Finn Allen smashed three consecutive sixes off the primary over, a change of ends within the fourth helped Wood kick off a dominant powerplay for England.
The Lancashire bowler took the primary wicket of the night as Devon Conway feathered behind to Jos Buttler and extra wickets tumbled when Carse resumed from the Finchale End to earn his first T20 worldwide scalp for England after clean-bowling Allen.
Wood struck once more to ship Tim Seifert’s bails flying as New Zealand had been out of the blue 38 for 3 after six overs.
Their woes continued when Moeen Ali clipped Mark Chapman’s off-stump within the eighth over however Phillips and Daryl Mitchell tried to regain management with some good working to maintain the scoreboard ticking over.
Liam Livingstone ended the partnership, nevertheless, tempting Mitchell into looping the ball to long-off aiming for a six, however Brook was on the boundary to comfortably catch.
Phillips was the dominant batter on the crease trying to maintain his foot on the fuel, however he was starting to expire of companions when Mitchell Santner sliced the ball straight to Wood off Adil Rashid.
Wood’s return within the seventeenth over noticed Phillips ultimately fall for 41 after Sam Curran made a wonderful dive to his left.
Carse was handed the ball for the ultimate over and ended Ish Sodhi and Adam Milne’s quickfire 26-run partnership, taking each of their wickets to complete with figures of three for 23.
Set 140 to chase, Bairstow opened the batting, smashing 4 off Tim Southee, however was caught out by the Black Caps captain as he edged to Mitchell at slip.
Aiming to capitalise on their optimistic begin, Milne and Southee restricted England to singles however the introduction of Lockie Ferguson noticed Will Jacks out of the blue tee off, smashing back-to-back fours earlier than thumping one into the stands for six.
Not to be outdone, Malan put away three consecutive fours off Santner and a few extra tidy working introduced England to 61 for one on the finish of the powerplay.
Sodhi struck within the seventh over when Jacks appeared to by accident clip the ball together with his bat twice permitting Allen to comfortably catch, however Malan immediately responded by belting an enormous six over an outstretched Chapman at deep midwicket.
Not letting his omission from the provisional 50-over World Cup squad section him, Brook dispatched two successive Sodhi deliveries into the stands and simply after England reached the 100-run mark, Malan fired one other ball into the group to carry up his 50.
Ferguson quickly ended Malan’s heavy hitting with Mitchell catching the batter at mid-on, however Brook continued to place runs on the board earlier than Livingstone put the sport to mattress in model with an enormous six with 36 balls to spare.