Chasing 167 to win, Daryl Mitchell anchored the innings with a sensational unbeaten 72 off 47 balls, while Devon Conway scored a 38-ball 46. James Neesham smashed 27 off 11 runs to play a crucial role in the chase.
Chris Woakes (2/36) and Liam Livingstone (2/22) were the most successful bowlers for England.
Earlier, invited to bat, England posted 166/4 riding on Moeen Ali’s 51 not out and some useful contributions from Dawid Malan (42), Jos Buttler (29) and Liam Livingstone (17).
For New Zealand, Tim Southee (1/24), Adam Milne (1/31), Ish Sodhi (1/32) and James Neesham (1/18) were the wicket-takers.
Here are reactions to New Zealand’s memorable win:
— The Field (@thefield_in) November 10, 2021
What a brilliant game of cricket. #NewZealand once again winning hearts along with winning the game.
Great knock by Mitchell
who was well supported by Conway & Neesham.
Bairstow’s incident at the ropes reminded me of what happened with Boult in the 2019 finals.
Kudos to 🇳🇿!👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/XYUrJzTpHK
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 10, 2021
They always had the bowling New Zealand … it was about…