England vs New Zealand
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England with a score of 179 runs for the loss of 6 wickets, managed to defeat New Zealand, who made 159 runs and lost 6 wickets,.

With10 days in the Super 12, England delivered a ‘good’ performance in this ‘must-win’ match against New Zealand.

Jos Buttler managed a significant innings on a used pitch and made a high voltage 73 off only 47 balls. This set up the total of 179 runs for England. He is now the leading scorer in the T20.

New Zealand looked well placed in the following chase. Glenn Philips managed to dominate a partnership with Kane Wiliamson, who scored slowly. They were 119 runs for the loss of 2 wickets after 14.4 over’s. Glenn Phillips managed a partnership of 91 runs with Kane Williamson, who scored slowly.

Buttler sets England up

Buttler has got England to an ever-winning place as they have managed to win seven games out of the eight that they have completed and also posted almost 175 runs in each of these.

In the second half of the power play Alex Hales took over and made 37 off only 25 balls. England managed 48 runs from the 1st six over’s.

England found it tough in the middle over’s and this is when Ish Sodhi and Santner took 2 for only 48 in the 8 over’s between both of them. Hales, who had made half century in 39 balls, was stumped.

England scraping past par

Moeen ali was at No. 3 in the batting line up of England and at No. 8 was David Malan. The bright cameo of Liam Livingstone ended with the Yorker of Ferguson. This was due to the ‘back-to-back’ scoops attempted by him.

New Zealand, on the other hand, with regular wickets, could drag down the pace of runs. Harry Brook, who was looking for back-to-back sixes, was caught. Stokes went to lbw and Buttler was ‘run-out’. The lower ‘middle order’ of England scrambled to 179 runs with regular swinging.

Phillips on fire

Finn Allen fell to the short ball of Curran and New Zealand was 28 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. This was after 5 over’s and they were definitely struggling. Phillips took charge then. He took 3 sixes over the boundary of short wicket. This was off Wood and Rashid.


Stokes could remove Williamson in his ‘only’ over as he had injured his finger when he dismissed Allen with a catch. Buttler, sensing an opportunity, brought back Wood in the 16th over. Neesham vindicated this move with a miscued pull. This was settled by Curran. He celebrated with the crowd.

Woakes struck at the death with England closing in. Daryl Mitchell was caught at death at long-on . This was on the bowling of Chris. He was the substitute bowler for Livingstone. Phillips was removed by Curran and the game ended as a contest. Jordan took the catch. The game closed out with a combination of bouncers, Yorkers and also slows balls at death.