T20 captains Tim Southee and Eoin Morgan (PHOTOSPORT)

England take game one at Hagley

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England have started the T20 series against the BLACKCAPS with a seven wicket win at Hagley Oval.

Scorecard

The BLACKCAPS batted first posting 153/5 with Ross Taylor (44) top scoring for the home side along with handy contributions from Tim Seifert (32) and Daryl Mitchell (30*).

Jonny Bairstow (35) got the England chase off to a strong start, laying the platform from the middle order to take control.

James Vince (59) and Eoin Morgan (34*) did just that, the pair putting together a match winning partnership to ensure the seven wicket win for the visitors.

The teams now head to Wellington for game two on Sunday.

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