Colin Munro and Martin Guptill put on a 78-run opening partnership to help ensure the BLACKCAPS a spot in Wednesday's Tri Series final. PHOTOSPORT

BLACKCAPS through to Tri Series final

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In Short
The BLACKCAPS came up four runs short of England's 195 run target in Hamilton, but the narrow loss was enough to see the hosts qualify for the final of the T20 Trans-Tasman Tri-Series on net run-rate.


Tim Southee's 2-22 with the ball and Colin Munro's 18-ball half-century with the bat headlined the BLACKCAPS effort on a balmy night at Seddon Park.

The team now returns to Eden Park for a rematch against Australia on Wednesday night in Auckland.

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