New Zealand beat England in 2nd T20I by 55 runs
Zeenews Sports Bureau
ENGLAND Overs: 19.3 II Score: 137/10
That’s it! New Zealand have exacted revenge by beating England in the second T20I at Hamilton by 55 runs. England were bowled out for a score of 132 runs with Tredwell and Dernbach being the final two wickets to fall – both to Franklin in successive deliveries. The focus now shifts to the third and series decider T20I at Wellington - the winner of which clinches the three-match series.
ENGLAND Overs: 18 II Score: 124/8 ( Tredwell: 13*, Finn: 2*)
Franklin puts brakes on Jos Buttler’s entertaining knock that ends after he mistimes one to Taylor. He scored 54 (30b, 4X9, 6X1). Later in the over Tredwell played one high over midwicket region for a six. Nine runs and a wicket from the over.
ENGLAND Overs: 16 II Score: 101/7 (Buttler: 45*, Tredwell: 1*)
Seems like Buttler is on to something! He is fighting a lost cause creaming Kiwi bowlers for plenty! Grant Elliot’s first over has been smashed for 20 runs including three fours and a six - all by Jos Buttler. He has rocketed to a fifty in just 29 deliveries that include nine boundaries and a maximum.
ENGLAND Overs: 14 II Score: 79/6 (Buttler: 24*, Broad: 1*)
Cannot believe that this is the same English side that had New Zealand on the mat in the first T20I! England need another 114 runs in 36 deliveries with just four wicket remaining. Samit Patel was the sixth wicket to fall after being run out by Boult. He scored 6 (7b, 4X1).
ENGLAND Overs: 12 II Score: 60/5 (Buttler: 8*, Patel: 5*)
England have lost half their side with the fall of captain Morgan who was dismissed after mishitting one from Buttler that was caught by Colin Munro. He scored 13 (22b, 4X2). Off the 12th over, Patel and Buttler scored a boundary each.
ENGLAND Overs: 10 II Score: 47/4 (Morgan: 13*, Buttler: 2*)
Lumb’s struggle ends as he steps out and plays it across. He misses it, the ball after hitting his pad, crashes on to the leg stump. He scored 17 (23b, 4X2). Earlier, Butler was robbed of a chance to get his second wicket when Rutherford dropped a sitter at midwicket after Morgan mistimed a pull.
ENGLAND Overs: 8 II Score: 41/3 ( Lumb: 16*, Morgan: 10*)
Two boundaries for Morgan –each in the over of Butler to third man and of Nathan McCullum through point.
ENGLAND Overs: 6 II Score: 31/3 ( Lumb: 15*, Morgan: 1*)
Bairstow sets off for the dugout after being done in by a quicker short stuff from Ian Butler that he tamely plays into the hands of McClenaghan. He scored 8 (9b, 4X2). Skipper Eoin Morgan comes to the crease.
ENGLAND Overs: 4 II Score: 23/2 ( Lumb: 8*, Bairstow: 8*)
Bairstow releases some pressure hitting consecutive boundaries off Trent Boult – both through covers. Nine runs came in that third over. Off the next, Lumb collected his first boundary by lifting the first delivery from McClenaghan over mid off. Five runs came in the over.
ENGLAND Overs: 2 II Score: 9/2 ( Lumb: 3*, Bairstow: 0*)
Terrible start to the chase! Mitchell McClenaghan has picked two wickets off two deliveries to remove dangerman Luke Wright and Alex Hales. The first of them to depart was Hales who was beaten for the swing while getting bowled in the process after hitting the pervious delivery for a boundary. Off the next delivery he had Wright caught at gully by Guptill. England need another 184 runs to win this contest to claim the series.
NEW ZEALAND Overs: 20 II Score: 192/6 ( Franklin: 6*, N. McCullum: 0*)
Brilliant finish from New Zealand! They have scooped 38 runs from the final two overs – the majority of them scored by Brendon McCullum who went hammers and tongs at Stuart Broad in the 19th over smashing him for three sixes. 22 runs were scored in the over. Off the final over came 16 runs and also Dernbach managed to get some revenge by removing McCullum who was caught by Lumb at sweeper cover. He scored 74 (38b, 4X6, 6X5). Franklin lead the score to 192 by scoring a boundary off the final delivery of the innings.
NEW ZEALAND Overs: 18 II Score: 154/5 (McCullum: 48*, Franklin: 0*)
Grant Elliott is beaten by a slower one from Dernbach and gets bowled. He scored 4 (6b). Off the third delivery, McCullum smashed a full toss over Dernbach’s head for a boundary. Eight runs and a wicket from the over. Off the 17th, came just seven runs. The good thing for the NZ team is that they still have McCullum at the crease.
NEW ZEALAND Overs: 16 II Score: 139/4 (McCullum: 38*, Elliott: 0*)
New Zealand have lost two wickets in the last twelve deliveries! The first two depart was Ross Taylor who became Luke Wright’s second victim after taking the aerial route over midwicket region but getting caught by Bairstow. Off the final delivery of the next over, Dernbach removed Colin Munro who was caught by Bairstow after attempting a pull. He scored 7 (8b, 4X1).
NEW ZEALAND Overs: 14 II Score: 124/2 (McCullum: 32*, Taylor: 4*)
Bang! McCullum gets into the act and spanks Broad for three consecutive boundaries! The first two came employing pull to short stuff while the third being driven through covers. 13 runs came in the over.
NEW ZEALAND Overs: 12 II Score: 105/2 (McCullum: 2*, Taylor: 0*)
New Zealand have lost another wicket in Martin Guptill! After being hit for a biggie in the over by McCullum, Tredwell comes back and ensnares Guptill who scooped his fifth delivery of the over to deep backward square leg where Hales took the catch. Guptill scored 47 (31b, 4X4, 6X2).
NEW ZEALAND Overs: 10 II Score: 84/1 (Guptill: 42*, McCullum: 1*)
Martin Guptill upper cuts Steven Finn for a maximum. Eight runs in the over. New Zealand have scored 84 runs after the end of 10 overs losing the wicket of Hamish Rutherford who scored 40.
Hamish Rutherford, son of forner New Zealand captain Ken, was the first man to go as he was dismissed by Luke Wright for 40. His innings was constructed off 27 balls with one four and three sixes. New Zealanders were 75/1 after 8.2 overs.
New Zealand have made a good start to their innings as they scored 47 runs without any loss after 5 overs. Openers Martin Guptill and Hamish Rutherford were playing on 22 and 25, respectively.
England have won the toss and have elected to bowl first in the second T20 International against New Zealand at Hamilton on Tuesday.
Martin Guptill, Hamish Rutherford, Brendon McCullum (c & wk), Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Colin Munro, James Franklin, Nathan McCullum, Ian Butler, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan
Michael Lumb, Alex Hales, Luke Wright, Eoin Morgan, Jonathan Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Samit Patel, Stuart Broad (c), James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach, Stuart Meaker, James Harris, Joe Root, Chris Woakes
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