England in New Zealand: Vacationers take 1-0 T20 collection lead after seven-wicket thrashing

England opener Danni Wyatt plays a shot in the first T20 against New Zealand

England opener Danni Wyatt returned to form with 33 off 26 balls
New Zealand 96 (19.4 overs): Martin 36 (32)
England 99-3 (16.0 overs): Wyatt 33 (26), Sciver 26* (25), Beaumont 25 (31)
England won by seven wickets; lead series 1-0

England thrashed New Zealand by seven wickets to take a 1-0 series lead in the first Twenty20 in Wellington.

The tourists’ bowlers took regular wickets to dismiss the White Ferns for just 96, with two balls to spare.

England openers Tammy Beaumont and Danni Wyatt put on 59 in just 8.3 overs before both fell, while captain Heather Knight was run out for a duck.

But Nat Sciver and Amy Jones easily guided their side to 99-3, with four overs to spare.

The rest of the three-match series will now all take place in Wellington, with all games held behind closed doors.

The second T20 on Friday had already been moved from Auckland because of new coronavirus lockdown measures.

The third T20 on Sunday has been moved from Mount Maunganui because of scheduling…