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Here are Guy Giles' cricket betting tips for the fifth T20I, which starts at 01:00am on Sunday.


Momentum with England

England produced a stunning performance in Napier on Friday to level the series at 2-2 and send it to a decider.

They had been threatening such a display throughout the first three matches, with two batting collapses betraying some promising starts.

Despite New Zealand being slight favourites, the momentum is now firmly with England as they look to secure a first series win for new head coach Chris Silverwood.

England to win

Malan’s ridiculous record

The obvious highlight of Friday’s win was Dawid Malan’s 48-ball century, the fastest by an Englishman in international T20 cricket.

Malan has gone under the radar for England in the shortest format, with his record currently standing at six half-centuries in nine matches.

Those are some seriously impressive numbers, and the 32-year-old is slowly becoming undroppable ahead of the T20 World Cup next year.

Dawid Malan to score over 25.5 runs

Parkinson impresses

This series has been a good chance for both sides to blood some youngsters, and leg-spinner Matt Parkinson has really taken his chance for England.

The 23-year-old took a wicket on debut in Nelson before steering them to victory on Friday with four more, three of which were dangerous top and middle-order batsman.

Adil Rashid’s injury problems mean another big performance on Sunday would go a long way to establishing him in the side for next years’ World Cup.

Matt Parkinson to be England’s top bowler

Guptill finding consistency

New Zealand’s batting order has been hugely inconsistent throughout the series so far, but opening batsman Martin Guptill is one player who has bucked that trend.

The 33-year-old started poorly with a knock of just two in Christchurch, but has since compiled innings of 41, 33 and 27.

A return home to Auckland and Eden Park, where Guptill has played his whole career, means there’s a good chance of that run continuing on Sunday.

Martin Guptill to score over 26.5 runs

Santner still solid

Mitchell Santner is a real weapon for New Zealand in limited-overs cricket, with his deceptive left-arm orthodox bowling providing wicket-taking potential at a decent economy rate.

He has continued to prove his worth this series with nine wickets across four matches, including two of the three they took in Napier on Friday.

The 27-year-old will be a threat again on Sunday as the Black Caps look to secure their third consecutive T20 series victory.

Mitchell Santner to be New Zealand's top bowler


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