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New Zealand vs England - 4th Match

Series: England, Australia, New Zealand T20I Tri-Series, 2018
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Date & Time: 13 February 2018

England 184/9 (20 Ovs) CRR: 9.20 | New Zealand won by 12 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Jason Roy c Boult & b Southeec Boult & b Southee8820
Alex Hales c de Grandhomme & b Ish Sodhic de Grandhomme & b Ish Sodhi472463
Dawid Malan c Boult & b Santnerc Boult & b Santner594062
James Vince runout runout 10701
Jos Buttler c Southee & b Ish Sodhic Southee & b Ish Sodhi2400
Sam Billings c Ish Sodhi & b Santnerc Ish Sodhi & b Santner121110
David Willey runout runout 211002
Chris Jordan bowled Boultbowled Boult6610
Liam Plunkett bowled Boultbowled Boult0100
Adil Rashid Not OutNot Out8610
Mark Wood Not OutNot Out5310
Extras 6 (b 2, lb 2, w 2, nb 0)
Total 184 (9 Wkts, 20 Ov)
BowlingO M R WEcon
Trent Boult4 0 46 2 11.5
Mitchell Santner4 0 29 2 7.25
Tim Southee4 0 30 1 7.5
Ish Sodhi4 0 49 2 12.25
Colin Munro2 0 11 0 5.5
Colin de Grandhomme2 0 15 0 7.5
Martin Guptill0 0 0 0 0
Kane Williamson0 0 0 0 0
Mark Chapman0 0 0 0 0
Ross Taylor0 0 0 0 0
Tim Seifert0 0 0 0 0


That's all we have from this game. Australia, who are already in the final, will take on the home team on Friday at Auckland. A New Zealand win will guarantee the Kiwis a spot in the final. To stay alive in the tournament, England would want their arch rivals (Australia) to win the next fixture. We'll be back for that encounter. Until then, it's goodbye from Abhinand Raghavendran on behalf of Hariprasad, Kumar Abhisekh Das and Venky!

Jos Buttler, England captain: 10 or 15 (runs) too many - that proved to be the difference. We were just off our skills. We didn't bowl as well as we could have. Guptill and Williamson put us under a lot of pressure. We pulled it back in the end - specially Jordan. Fantastic start, when Alex Hales is in that kind of form, not many in the world can stop him. He played well and that partnership with Malan; was impressed as well. We didn't get the cameos going. No, (when asked if he'll be supporting Australia in the next match) but that's obviously what we need now. We'll just wait and see what happens.

Kane Williamson, Man of the Match: Very important win in the context of the series. It was in some ways a must win to stay ahead of the third placed team, which is a very strong England side. We managed to play very good cricket. It was important that we assessed the wicket. The guys got off to a good start and that helped. You always want more runs and always train hard. There have been a number of occasions of late where I have wanted to contribute more. The two debutants were outstanding and there cameos helped us to get an above par score. Tough fielding conditions I must say. Superb death bowling from Tim and Trent as well.

22:23 Local Time, 09:23 GMT, 14:53 IST: Three losses in three matches for England in this tri-series. Chasing a stiff target, England lost Jason Roy early in the innings. However, Alex Hales took the attack to the England bowlers and was involved in a fifty partnership with Malan. The former was scalped by the impressive leggie - Ish Sodhi - and England lost their momentum there. Dawid Malan kept losing partners, but that hamper him as he went onto post yet another fifty - his third in as many T20Is. Just when he and Willey were threatening to take the game deep, Santner cut the partnership. Trent Boult executed the yorkers with impeccable accuracy to wrap up the match.

Boult to Adil Rashid, FOUR, a boundary, but NZ won't mind. They've registered their first victory of the series. A full ball on the pads, Rashid gets a tickle on his flick and the ball beats the short fine leg fielder. New Zealand win by 12 runs!
Boult to Mark Wood, 1 run, another full ball outside off to a backing away batsman, guided to deep backward point
Boult to Mark Wood, no run, backs away a long way and Boult darts a very full ball outside off. Wood can't put bat on ball. Well inside the tramline
Boult to Mark Wood, FOUR, streaky! A short ball, Wood moves leg-side to slap it away over covers. Gets a fat edge and the ball flies over the cordon

22 need off 4 balls!

Boult to Adil Rashid, 1 run, wide yorker, squeezed away to deep backward point
Boult to Adil Rashid, 2 runs, wrists a full ball to deep mid-wicket
Southee to Adil Rashid, out Willey Run Out!! This top class bowling from New Zealand. Another yorker attacking the stumps. Rashid managed to put some wood on it. An inside edge, onto the boot and then the ball rolls towards the keeper. Seifert attacks the ball and hits the bullseye at the keeper's end. Even a dive can't save Willey. Willey run out (Seifert) 21(10) [6s-2]

Southee to Adil Rashid, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

Southee to Willey, 1 run, Willey can't get underneath this full ball. Drilled towards mid-off. Just a single. 25 needed of 7!
Southee to Willey, no run, drives a low full toss firmly. The ball hits Southee's left boot. Wasn't intentional, but Southee won't mind. Another dot
Southee to Adil Rashid, 1 run, another yorker length delivery, wristed to long-on
Southee to Adil Rashid, no run, yorker on the stumps, dug out. Too good
Southee to Adil Rashid, wide, slips one down the leg-side, Rashid moves across and misses the clip
Southee to Willey, 1 run, wide yorker, Willey reaches out for it and squeezes it to point

Adil Rashid, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Tim Southee [3.0-0-26-1] is back into the attack

Boult to Plunkett, out Bowled!! Two in two for Boult. The plan is simple, bowl yorkers. Another in-searing delivery and Plunkett was dancing down to play across the line. Gets beaten on the inside edge and the ball makes a mess of his sticks. Eight down! Eight runs and two wickets off that over. Plunkett b Boult 0(1)

Boult to Plunkett, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Liam Plunkett, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Boult to Jordan, out Bowled!! You miss, I hit. That's a superb nut from Boult. Full, quick and straight. A yorker right in the blockhole, Jordan is a bit late to bring his bat down and the ball goes onto hit the base of off. Jordan b Boult 6(6) [4s-1]

Boult to Jordan, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Boult to Jordan, FOUR, Boult bangs one short, Jordan walks down and is up for the task. Muscles the pull over mid-wicket
Boult to Willey, 1 run, could have been a wide had Willey let that go. A very full ball well outside off, Willey reaches out and squeezes it to extra cover
Boult to Jordan, 1 run, full again, Jordan is cramped for room and he can only get an inside edge towards fine leg
Boult to Jordan, byes, 2 runs, this is sloppy cricket from New Zealand. A superb full ball that swung in a tad. Jordan misses the flick and the keeper fails to stop it. Two bonus runs for the visitors

Trent Boult [2.0-0-28-0] is back into the attack

37 needed in 3 overs.

Santner to Jordan, 1 run, dropped! Southee is the culprit. Jordan takes a couple of steps down the track and decides to go for the slog sweep. The ball lobs up off the top-edge. Southee ran in from deep mid-wicket, to make an absolute mess of it
Santner to Jordan, no run, slow, loopy ball on the stumps, blocked off the front foot
Santner to Willey, 1 run, fires a low full toss outside off, drilled to extra cover. A fumble allows the batters to rotate strike

Chris Jordan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Santner to Malan, out Caught by Boult!! Santner is a relieved man. It was fired outside off, Malan goes down on a knee to dispatch it over cow corner. Doesn't middle and holes out to long-on. Boult sports a bright smile after holding onto it. Malan c Boult b Santner 59(40) [4s-6 6s-2]

Santner to Malan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Santner to Malan, SIX, England are turning the heat on! Carrom ball from Santner, doesn't matter. Malan came down the track and slogged it deep into the mid-wicket fence
Santner to Malan, wide, darted outside off, too wide
Santner to Malan, 2 runs, three fifties in three matches for Malan! Swept off the inside half to backward square leg
Ish Sodhi to Willey, SIX, 18 off the over! What has Santner done there? Dropped and then helped it over the ropes for a six. A flighted googly outside off, Willey crouched low to slog it away. Didn't time it as well as he'd liked it to. Santner at wide long-on was a bit lazy as he jumped up
Ish Sodhi to Willey, 2 runs, another googly! Cut over extra cover
Ish Sodhi to Willey, 2 runs. A direct hit at the bowler's end and the ball deflects off the sticks, which allows the batters to take one more. It was a shortish away-turner and Willey slapped it straight to extra cover
Ish Sodhi to Malan, 1 run, Malan expected the line to be outside off. Shuffled across and mistimed the sweep to mid-wicket
Ish Sodhi to Willey, 1 run, another wrong 'un, scythed to deep extra cover
Ish Sodhi to Willey, SIX, Willey will play his shots. Takes off the mark with a maximum. A googly outside off, Willey moves across, gets low and smacks the slog sweep over deep mid-wicket. Into the stands

Ish Sodhi [3.0-0-31-2] is back into the attack

Santner to Malan, 2 runs, darted outside off, Malan dances down and drills it between the non-striker and the stumps at the bowler's end. Superb over that, six runs and a wicket!

David Willey, left handed bat, comes to the crease


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