Cricket New Zealand

There was to be no fairytale return with the bat for Stokes.

His innings of 12 lasted just under half-an-hour and ended in anti-climax when he skewed an attempted slog-sweep at Santner off an outside edge for a simple catch to short third-man.

Morgan had already gone, poking a Sodhi googly straight to mid-off – but Root (63no) passed his half-century in 53 balls and guided England to 141 for four at the 30-over mark.

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