England captain Stuart Broad was delighted with his side's performance in the first T20 against New Zealand, reveling in his side's 40-run with and various broken records for both the team and himself.
England won the encounter with relative ease after scoring 214 runs in their 20 overs. Most of the top order contributed with the bat, Eoin Morgan top-scoring with 46, before the Black Caps made 174 for nine.
The 214 was England's highest score in the format, and Broad was thrilled to be a part of such a big effort, even though the ground's short boundaries contributed significantly to the tally.
The skipper said: "Looking back to the 2010 World Cup, where we won, we were fantastic throughout that tournament, but to go and get a record score of 214, that's the exciting thing in the team, to have that mindset to go and get such a high score.
"A lot of the time you think 170, 180 is a good score. To go and get such a high score and defend it comprehensively, we're delighted with that."
One of the reasons for the high total was a wonderful 42 off 20 balls from all-rounder Luke Wright, who also took two wickets. The batsman took full advantage of the short boundaries and was thrilled with the side's performance.
Wright said: "It was pretty much perfect. We knew we needed to get a big score on the board but to bowl like that was probably the most pleasing thing.
"We knew it was going to be best to hit straight and everyone who came in hit powerful shots and had really good strike rates."
Broad's four wickets took him to the top of the list in terms of T20 wickets for England, overtaking Graeme Swann's 51, though he admitted he didn't know about that statistic beforehand. He played it down, preferring to give credit to his side.
Broad said of the record: "I didn't know that. The freedom the guys played with the bat set us up brilliantly today. To lose the toss and then go and set our record score as an England batting line-up is fantastic."