England’s white-ball revolution, so striking in 50-over cricket, hit the buffers in miserable style in the shorter form again when even a narrow victory over New Zealand was not enough to stop them crashing out of the Twenty20 game tri-series. It is a mystery as to why England have become so inconsistent in Twenty20 cricket as opposed to a one-day game where they have become one of the World Cup favourites and that contrast has been perfectly demonstrated here.
It does not matter that Tom Curran was able to hold his nerve at the end to earn England their first win of this curious Twenty20 tri-series. By then the pressure was off and it was too late to correct the damage that had already been done. Victory by two runs was not enough to stop New Zealand progressing to Wednesday's final against Australia in Auckland on net run-rate and, frankly, England were not good enough in all four of their short-form matches.
There cannot be a more sleepy and low-key setting than Hamilton for Ben Stokes to finally make his entrance towards the end of a winter that should have provided him with his best chance to star in an Ashes series in Australia. The contrast between cricket's holy grail and a Twenty20 tri-series that has hardly captured the public's imagination could not be greater but to England it will feel like Stokes is riding to their rescue on a white charger.
England bow out of, let's face it, a pretty meaningless T20 tri-series and are not nearly as consistent in the shorter white-ball game as they are in 50 overs. Which is a mystery. On the plus side I've finally seen them win a game, any game, this winter....more on @MailSport
New Zealand will bowl in this final T20 series decider here in Hamilton. That makes it harder for England who must win by 20 runs, we think, to reach the final against Australia in Auckland on Wednesday
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