However, the efforts of New Zealand proved enough for them to reach the final of the tournament where they will face Australia while England miss out on the final because of an inferior net-run-rate. Eoin Morgan is back after his groin strain, while Tom Curran and Liam Dawson replace the pace pair of Liam Plunkett (injured) and Mark Wood (dropped).
New Zealand advanced to the final of the trans-Tasman Twenty20 triangular series against Australia despite suffering a two-run loss to England at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday.
New Zealand have won the toss and have elected to bowl first.
England have made three changes - but none of them involve a hasty return for Ben Stokes.
Malan has handed a reprieve when Tim Seifert dropped him but it did not prove costly as Colin de Grandhomme (1-32) had him caught at deep midwicket and England seemed to have lost their way a bit with Jos Buttler (2) perishing.
Short and captain David Warner (59), however, put on 121 runs in 8.3 overs to give the visitors the ideal start before Glenn Maxwell, who scored 31 from 14 balls, and Aaron Finch (36 not out) ensured they got home.
England's total soon looked vulnerable when Munro dominated an opening stand of 78 with Guptill that spanned just 6.3 overs. Ross Taylor hit two sixes in an 18-run final over from Tye to propel New Zealand to their equal-highest T20 score. New Zealand, with one win, will qualify if it wins tonight and England, with no wins, can qualify with a win but must also overtake New Zealand on run rate.
An unbeaten 37 off 30 balls from Mark Chapman was not quite enough for New Zealand to win the match, but it mattered little.
Fifth T20I Australia beat New Zealand by five wickets.