However, Guptill and Williamson were then invited to click through the gears by England's attack: both passing 50 - off 31 and 34 balls, respectively - with a six and then celebrating with a six off the next ball.
With debutant Tim Seifert hammering a six-ball 14, New Zealand finished on 196/5 off their 20 overs.
Vince was run out by Williamson for 10, Buttler hoisted Sodhi straight to long-off and Sam Billings left no impression. England bowled a lot of length balls, they were not the thing to bowl on there, it was a good pitch.
"It's important we try and get a read of the surface as quickly as possible and get stuck into our work".
"[Personal performance] You always want more runs, you always train hard, that's the focus".
Williamson was relieved after a recent lack of form in T20 cricket to make a Man of the Match contribution. He is only the 6th player to have played for two different countries in T20-format. "We dragged it back pretty well but they got too many", he said. "Trent was outstanding at the death, but we knew it would be a challenge and the guys stepped up to the mark today".
"That's what we need now, so we'll wait and see what happens", Buttler said.
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