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Live Reporting

By Callum Matthews and Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Thanks for joining us this morning. A perfect start to a long autumn and winter of touring for England.

    You can read Amy Lofthouse's match report here.

    The full match scorecard is here.

    And make sure you check out the latest Test Match Special podcast which will be uploaded here in the next few hours.

    We'll see you again in the early hours of Sunday morning for the second T20.

  2. Post update

    Here's where the series stands - and what's to come...

    • 1st T20: England won by seven wickets
    • 3 Nov: 2nd T20, Wellington,01:00 GMT
    • 5 Nov: 3rd T20, Nelson, 01:00
    • 8 Nov: 4th T20, Napier (d/n), 05:00
    • 10 Nov: 5th T20, Auckland, 01:00

    Full tour schedule and squads.

  3. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    There are lots of things to work on for New Zealand.

  4. 'Vince is an outstanding player'

    Steven Finn

    England bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    That's the James Vince that I'm so used to bowling at in domestic cricket. He is an outstanding player, there is no doubt about that. I think he's a class player.

    I think there's always a cloud over his head, which is slightly unfair because I know how good a player he can be.

    If he can replicate how he plays for Hampshire in this series that will bear him in good stead.

  5. 'It's tough to break into this side'

    "Man of the match James Vince, who made 59 off 38 balls, on TMS: "I'm happy with the contribution and it's great to get off to a winning start as a team. I managed to time it well today and build a partnership with Bluey, then got another going with Morgs.

    "You always feel confident of chasing a total like that. It was a good pitch. It was a solid performance all-round. There were not many outstanding performances but a solid display.

    "There are some world-class players here, but it gives me and some other guys a great chance to stake a claim with the World Cup next year. I don't think there are many spots up for grabs, so it's going to be a tough one to break into. Hopefully it will be nice to get a run of games."

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    Steven Finn

    England bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    I thought England adapted really well today and that's what won them the game.

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    England captain Eoin Morgan on TMS: "We're very proud of the way we played today. The game was won and lost in the first innings. Our bowlers really did take advantage of a stodgy wicket. The wicket didn't play as good as we thought but we adapted well.

    "James Vince really was exceptional today. He's very easy on the eye when he plays well, but on a wicket that doesn't necessarily allow the shots that he played today to be played, it just shows how classy a player he is.

    "International cricket is tough. James, given an opportunity in this series, will stake his claim once again for a first XV spot in a squad at some stage. It's great that he started in this manner."

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    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    There was a lot to be gained - and England gained a lot more than New Zealand from the day.

  9. 'Credit goes to the bowlers today'

    England captain Eoin Morgan talking to Sky Sports: "I'm very happy. Our bowlers did an outstanding job especially the two debutants Pat Brown and Sam Curran. They stood up to the plate on what was probably a two-pace wicket, I thought we kept them to 20 below par.

    "James Vince played magnificently but the credit goes to the bowling line-up today."

  10. 'Some people bat like accountants - Vince doesn't'

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Some people bat like accountants, but he doesn't at all.

  11. 'Vince looks in lovely touch'

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent

    James Vince does look in lovely touch and you could see why people like Michael Vaughan drool over him.

  12. 'Nice to make a contribution'

    Man of the match James Vince talking to Sky Sports: "It was nice from a personal point of view to make a contribution. The bowlers were outstanding, we felt comfortable at the interval that we could chase that.

    "Morgs did a great job to guide the boys home. The ball I got out to I'd like to have that ball again."

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    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    All the England bowlers can be relatively satisfied with how they've started this series. New Zealand went for a few overs of 10 or 15, but England came out aggressively and sent strong messages to the bowlers.

  14. New Zealand '10 or 15 short'

    New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell, who made 30 not out off 17 balls, on TMS: "We were probably 10 or 15 short to put some pressure on with the ball. 160 would have been very tough.

    "The pitch was a bit two-paced. England adapted better than us. They bowled very well and changed it up, especially Chris Jordan and Pat Brown."

  15. Post update

    James Vince will rightly take a lot of the plaudits for his 38-ball 59 but Eoin Morgan played a gem of an innings there.

    The run-rate was starting to creep up when he walked to the crease but a 21-ball 34 has guided his side over the line.

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    That's pretty comprehensive from England in the end.

    A seven-wicket win with nine balls to spare is the perfect start to a long winter.

  17. England win by seven wickets

    That's it!

    Eoin Morgan finishes it with a six over mid-wicket.

  18. Eng 148-3

    There isn't much room for manoeuvre as a bowler these days.

    Slightly too full from Tim Southee and Eoin Morgan crunches him down the ground for four.