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Auckland T20I: England beat New Zealand by 40 runs

Zeenews Sports Bureau


NEW ZEALAND Overs: 20 II Score: 174/9 ( Hira: 20*, McClenaghan: 10*)

That’s it! England have beaten New Zealand in the first T20I by 40 runs. Trent Boult became Broad’s fourth victim, who recorded his best ever T20I figure. He was caught at cover by Patel. Bould scored 4 (6b). Off the final over, NZ scored 15 runs - nine of them as extras. Off the second delivery from Dernbach came four leg byes as the bouncer hit McClenaghan on the helmet and went to the boundary. The fifth was a short one and McClenaghan played it fine past the keeper for another boundary. The final delivery was a no-ball and went flying over everyone to the boundary. The final delivery produced just a single. The next T20I is scheduled for Tuesday in Hamilton.

NEW ZEALAND Overs: 18 II Score: 155/8 ( Hira: 16*, Boult: 4*)

Steve Finn gets his third wicket in Ellis who tamely plays a slower one to backward point region where Wright accepts a sitter. Off the next five came 12 runs that include a boundary and a six to Hira. Off the next came just eight with a boundary to Hira to third man.

NEW ZEALAND Overs: 16 II Score: 134/7 (Ellis: 4*, Hira: 0*)

It’s all but over for New Zealand as in the space of 12 deliveries they have lost three wickets! Two of them fell to England skipper Stuart Broad as he continues to impress on his return to international cricket. The first of them to pack his bags was Franklin who edged one from Broad to keeper while making room for a short. Off his fourth delivery, he accounted for Munro who was clean bowled. Franklin scored 8 (5b, 6X1) while Munro 28 (19b, 6X3). The next to depart was Nathan McCullum who top edged one from Wright to keeper Buttler. He scored 3 (6b).

NEW ZEALAND Overs: 14 II Score: 127/4 ( Munro: 28*, Franklin: 8*)

New Zealand have lost the wicket of Martin Guptill. He was caught by Broad at mid-off after playing one from Wright straight to the fielder. He scored 44 (32b, 4X3, 6X2). James Franklin is the new batsman. Chances are getting slimmer and slimmer for the Kiwi team. In the next over i.e. 14th, NZ collected 16 runs – 12 of them in sixes. Franklin first lofted Tredwell over long-on and then Munro ended the over with a six straight over his head.

NEW ZEALAND Overs: 12 II Score: 104/3 (Guptill: 44*, Munro: 13*)

16 runs off the last 12 deliveries for NZ. Off the 11th over, Munro brilliantly pulled a short one from Wright over midwicket region for a six. Tredwell was introduced into the attack and leaked eight runs in his first. A boundary came to fine leg in the over for Guptill.

NEW ZEALAND Overs: 10 II Score: 88/3 (Guptill: 38*, Munro: 3*)

New Zealand have lost the crucial wicket of Ross Taylor who was caught at deep midwicket by Bairstow while trying to smoke one from Finn to his preferred leg side region. He scored 13 (14b, 4X1). Six runs came in the over including a boundary. In the ninth over, Guptill went after a tossed up delivery from Patel hitting it over midwicket boundary for a maximum. 11 runs came off it.

NEW ZEALAND Overs: 8 II Score: 71/2 ( Guptill: 25*, Taylor: 12*)

Spin in Samit Patel has been introduced. His first two deliveries are wide down the leg side. However, he manages to keep the Kiwi pair in check leaking just seven runs - two of them in wides – in the over. Earlier, Luke Wright came in to bowl his first over and Guptill flayed his fourth delivery over his head for a biggie. 10 runs came off it.

NEW ZEALAND Overs: 6 II Score: 54/2 ( Guptill: 17*, Taylor: 0*)

16 runs and a wicket in the past two overs with eight of those scored in boundaries. New Zealand have lost their most explosive batsman in Brendon McCullum. McCullum mistimes his short off Finn and ends up playing it in the air. Eoin Morgan completes a brilliant catch at backward point. McCullum scored 10 (5b, 4X2). Ross Taylor is the new batsman in the middle. At this same stage, England were 62/1. A lot depends on this current pair if NZ hope to sail through.

NEW ZEALAND Overs: 4 II Score: 38/1 ( Guptill: 13*, McCullum: 0*)

OUT! Broad bowls on short and Rutherford goes for the pull. He ends up top edging it to Tredwell at midwicket. He scored 18 (11b, 4X2, 6X1). 13 runs came in the over. Off the first delivery, Rutherford smoked Broad for a biggie to record the first six of the innings. Off the second and third over they scored 12 runs – including a boundary in the third by Guptill.

NEW ZEALAND Over: 1 II Score: 13/0 (Rutherford: 10*, Guptill: 3*)

Right! New Zealand have begun their chase of massive total in this opening Auckland T20I. 13 runs they have scored off the first over bowled by Steve Finn. Hamish Rutherford recorded back-to-back boundaries in the over. The first one a flick to midwicket while the second between extra cover and long off.

ENGLAND Overs: 20 II Score: 214/7 (Buttler: 32*, Tredwell: 0*)

19 runs scored by England in the final two overs of their innings. New Zealand managed to took two wickets as England romped to their highest ever T20I score ending at 214/7. Samit Patel was dismissed in the 18th over by Ellis as he attempted a pull but top edged it to keeper McCullum. Off the final delivery, Broad scored a boundary to long-on. In the final over, Boult began positively snaring Broad by having him caught behind. He scored 4 (3b, 4X1). Buttler hit the penultimate delivery over long-on and then off a no-ball played a superb drive for four. The final delivery was a free-hit but England failed to score any run off it.

ENGLAND Overs: 18 II Score: 195/5 ( Buttler: 19*, Patel: 0*)

OUT! Bairstow departs after playing handy knock of 38 (22b, 4X3, 6X2). Boult dropped one short and Bairstow went after it. He failed to clear the man at long on and Guptill completed the formality. Samit Patel is the new batsman in the middle. Earlier, in the 17th over, Buttler took McCullum to cleaners depositing two consecutive sixes off his third and fourth delivery and then off the fifth played him over extra cover region for a boundary. 18 runs came in the over.

ENGLAND Overs: 16 II Score: 173/4 (Bairstow: 36*, Buttler: 0*)

OUT! Finally Kiwis manage to complete a catch! They’re having a forgettable outing in the field today having dropped at least four catches! Morgan went for a drive off Hira but only managed to play it into the hands of Taylor at covers. He scored 46 (26b, 4X4, 6X3). Seven runs came off the over including a boundary. Off the previous, 13 runs were scored including a boundary and a six by Morgan.

ENGLAND Overs: 14 II Score: 153/3 (Morgan: 33*, Bairstow: 29*)

Nine runs in the over. Morgan managed a boundary off it by playing one from Hira to fine leg. Off the 13th over England scored 11 runs. Morgan hit his second six of the match smashing one from McClenaghan over fine leg.

ENGLAND Overs: 12 II Score: 133/3 (Morgan: 18*, Bairstow: 24*)

A total of 24 runs scored off the last two overs. Off the 11th over, bowled by Nathan McCullukm came nine runs – a six over long-on by Bairstow and three singles. Bairstow then began the 12th over, bowled by Ellis, with a six via a pull. He followed it up with a boundary courtesy an inside edge. He got a reprieve when Hira at deep square leg couldn’t hold on to a low catch off the penultimate delivery.

ENGLAND Overs: 10 II Score: 109/3 (Morgan: 15*, Bairstow: 4*)

Another productive over for England. 14 runs came off it as Morgan collected two consecutive boundaries and a maximum off the final delivery of the over from James Franklin. The boundaries came off the first two – towards cover and long off. The six was scored over long on and into the stands!

Off the ninth over, came six runs and a wicket for the Kiwis. McClenaghan dropped one short and Lumb went for the pull. He failed to get a bat on to it and the ball kissed his gloves and went into the hands of Rutherford at short fine leg. He scored 22 (15b, 4X1, 6X1).

ENGLAND Overs: 8 II Score: 89/2 ( Lumb: 21*, Morgan: 0*)

OUT! After receiving a pounding, Andrew Ellis gets his revenge as he removed dangerman Luke Wright by having him caught at midwicket off his final delivery of the over. However, off the first five deliveries, Ellis was creamed for 18 runs. Lumb began the assault with a six off the second and then survived after being dropped by Taylor off the next. Wright continued the assault with a boundary and a huge six but then was holed at midwicket off the sixth.

ENGLAND Overs: 6 II Score: 62/1 ( Lumb: 13*, Wright: 23*)

Hira has been taken to cleaners by the two English batsmen here! 21 runs came in the sixth over as Wright and Lumb collected a boundary and a six apiece. The mauling began with Wright lofting the second delivery over mid-off and following it with a boundary. He took a single off the next and Lumb ended the over with a four off the fifth and a six over long-on off the final.

ENGLAND Overs: 3.4 II Score: 30/1 ( Lumb: 3*, Wright: 1*)

OUT! Hales charges down the track looking to swing it to his leg side. He misses it and McCullum takes the bails off. Hales scored 21 (16b, 4X2, 6X1). Ronnie Hira gets the first wicket.

ENGLAND Overs: 3 II Score: 25/0 (Hales: 17*, Lumb: 3*)

Six runs in the third over for England. A boundary through covers to Hales in the over. Off the second over came 13 runs including a biggie by Hales over midwicket region.

ENGLAND Overs: 1 II Score: 6/0 (Hales: 4*, Lumb: 2*)

Left-arm medium pacer Mitchell McClenaghan gets the new ball. Alex Hales and Michael Lumb open for England. Six runs from the first over including a triple off the second to Hales. Hamish Rutherford, son of former Kiwi cricketer Ken Rutherford is making his debut today.

TOSS: New Zealand won the toss and invited England to bat first.

England’s tour of New Zealand kicks off with the Auckland T20I. The three warm-up games turned out to be an even affair with both the teams registering a win each while the first game produced no result due to rain. Both teams will be eager to start the three-match T20 series with a win. For New Zealand, Ross Taylor comes back into the side strengthen their batting.

New Zealand: Hamish Rutherford, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum(w/c), Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, James Franklin, Andrew Ellis, Nathan McCullum, Ronnie Hira, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan

England: Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Luke Wright, Jonathan Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler(w), Samit Patel, Stuart Broad(c), James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach

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