ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Matches, 2021

England vs New Zealand - Match 13

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 2, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 20 October 2021

New Zealand 150/10

RR: 7.76 | England beat New Zealand by 13 runs

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Apart from a bit of extra work towards the end, England will be satisfied with their bowling show. They were put under pressure initially by Martin Guptill but after that, the English bowlers picked up the intensity in the middle overs. As mentioned earlier, Adil Rashid picked three crucial wickets and was quite handy with his variations. The English batting though still needs to get more effective and sharp. Jos Buttler had a good outing and Sam Billings also showed his skills in the death overs but the form of Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan remains a big concern for them.

It was a stiff target for New Zealand but apart from Martin Guptill and his stand with Devon Conway, there wasn't much fight shown. Todd Astle and Ish Sodhi did put up a good resistance but you can't take a lot of confidence from their partnership. All the other Kiwi batters looked in a hurry and England had no qualms in giving them the return ticket. Adil Rashid bounced back well after a disappointing show against India and picked up three wickets. Mark Wood also bowled with a lot of fire and pace and claimed a 4-wicket haul. Not the kind of outing the Blackcaps would have planned for but at least they now know the areas they need to focus on. 

Great fight from the final partnership but eventually, England managed to cross the line. From 103/9, the Three Lions let the game drift away a bit and can certainly not afford to do that in the main tournament. To close the game effectively is something England would like to do better in the coming games.

19.2
0
Chris Woakes to Todd Astle, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Chris Woakes ends the game well for England. Todd Astle and Ish Sodhi gave them a nervy end but the Brits do well to cross the line here. This is bowled slightly shorter, around off and middle, Todd Astle gets inside the line and looks to work this to the leg side but the ball takes the thigh pad and clips the top of the leg pole. England win by 13 runs!
19.1
1
Chris Woakes to Ish Sodhi, This is bowled in the blockhole, around off, Ish digs this one towards covers for a single.

15 needed off 6 balls. Can New Zealand pull it off? Chris Woakes to bowl...

18.6
6
Chris Jordan to Todd Astle, SIX! What a great strike! This brings the equation down for the Kiwis as they need 15 more from the last 6 balls! Slower ball, full on off, Todd Astle judges this well and gets low to smoke this one well over deep mid-wicket.
18.5
2
Chris Jordan to Todd Astle, A pacy length delivery outside off, Todd Astle reaches out and works this past point for a couple of runs.
18.4
1
Chris Jordan to Ish Sodhi, Around off and middle, heaved to the long on region for a run.
18.3
4
Chris Jordan to Ish Sodhi, FOUR! Over the fielder at mid off! A full toss, around off and middle, Ish Sodhi lofts this one over the leaping mid off fielder for a boundary. Sodhi moves into the 20s.
18.2
0
Chris Jordan to Ish Sodhi, Outside off, bunted back to Chris by Ish.
18.1
1
Chris Jordan to Todd Astle, Yorker, around off, Todd Astle digs this one past Jordan, to the left of long on for a single.
17.6
1
Tymal Mills to Todd Astle, Full toss on middle, knocked to the leg side for one. 29 more needed from 12 balls!
17.5
1
Tymal Mills to Ish Sodhi, The slower one again, around middle, Ish Sodhi is taken by surprise as he lets out a laugh after he awkwardly pulls this to square leg for one.
17.4
0
Tymal Mills to Ish Sodhi, On middle, it is the slower one again, Mills blocks it to the right of Tymal.
17.3
1
Tymal Mills to Todd Astle, Todd Astle guides this one to the short third man fielder for one.
17.2
1
Tymal Mills to Ish Sodhi, Slower again on the pads, Sodhi tickles this through short fine leg for one.
17.1
0
Tymal Mills to Ish Sodhi, Off-pace, back of a length, on middle, Sodhi is early into the pull shot and misses.

Tymal Mills (3-0-20-0) comes back into the attack.

Update - India have won their warm-up game against Australia by 9 wickets whereas Namibia have managed to outclass the Netherlands, all thanks to the knock from David Wiese. They have opened their account and made Group A very interesting.

16.6
0
Chris Jordan to Todd Astle, Just 4 off this. Yorker, way outside off, Astle reaches out but fails to connect.
16.5
1
Chris Jordan to Ish Sodhi, Around off, Ish hits this one through mid on for one.
16.4
1
Chris Jordan to Todd Astle, Another fuller delivery, around off, Todd makes room and bunts this through covers for one.
16.3
0
Chris Jordan to Todd Astle, Outside off on a length, slower ball, Astle flashes but misses this time.
16.2
1
Chris Jordan to Ish Sodhi, Fuller, around off, hit to the mid off region for one.
16.1
1
Chris Jordan to Todd Astle, Length delivery on the pads, nudged to the left of short fine leg for one.

Chris Jordan comes into the attack now.

15.6
1
Chris Woakes to Todd Astle, Fuller, on off, Todd Astle hits it to the extra cover fielder in the ring. Takes a single. 37 needed off 24 balls, is there some life left in this chase?
15.6
0
Chris Woakes to Todd Astle,  FIVE WIDES! The ball has missed everything! Chris Woakes delivers this way too wide outside the off stump. Maybe Todd Astle going across his crease made him bowl that wide. But he gets it too wide for anyone to stop it as the ball goes away from Jos Buttler for a boundary at third man.
15.5
1
Chris Woakes to Ish Sodhi, Length ball, outside off, Ish Sodhi drills it to sweeper cover for a single.
15.4
6
Chris Woakes to Ish Sodhi, SIX! Second maximum of the over! Shortish delivery around off, Ish Sodhi backs away and hammers this over long on for another biggie.
15.4
0
Chris Woakes to Ish Sodhi, WIDE! Chris Woakes delivers this down the leg side. Ish Sodhi tries to get his bat on that one but misses. Wide called.
15.3
6
Chris Woakes to Ish Sodhi, SIX! DISPATCHED! Length ball, in the slot for Ish Sodhi. He clears his front leg and tonks it over long on for a biggie.
15.2
1
Chris Woakes to Todd Astle, Fuller, on off, Todd Astle hits it to mid off and gets a single.
15.1
1
Chris Woakes to Ish Sodhi, Length ball, on off, Ish Sodhi works it away towards mid on and gets another quick single.

Chris Woakes (2-0-8-0) comes back into the attack.

14.6
1
Mark Wood to Ish Sodhi, On a length, Ish Sodhi pushes it to covers and sets off for a quick single. Skipper Morgan collects the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Single taken
14.5
0
Mark Wood to Ish Sodhi, Back of a length, on off, Ish Sodhi blocks it off the back foot.
14.4
1
Mark Wood to Todd Astle, Length ball, on off, Todd Astle pushes it to covers for a single.

Todd Astle is the last man to come in.

14.3
0
Mark Wood to Tim Southee, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Length ball, Tim Southee backs away again and looks to heave away across the line. Gets an inside edge to the wicketkeeper, Jos Buttler. He takes a fine low catch. Hat-trick ball coming up.

Ish Sodhi walks out now.

14.2
0
Mark Wood to Kyle Jamieson, OUT! Mark Wood gets another one! Back of a length, on the stumps, Kyle Jamieson backs away and looks to go over covers but miscues. The ball goes high in the air and Jordan running from mid off takes a fine catch.
14.1
1
Mark Wood to Tim Southee, Length ball, in the line of the stumps, Tim Southee backs away and slaps it to long on for a single.
13.6
1
Tymal Mills to Tim Southee, A full toss, around middle, worked to deep square leg for a single.
13.5
1
Tymal Mills to Kyle Jamieson, Short of a length, on off, tapped to covers for one.
13.4
1
Tymal Mills to Tim Southee, Off-pace again, around off, Tim bunts this past the bowler and crosses ends.
13.3
1
Tymal Mills to Kyle Jamieson, On the pads, on a length, Kyle clips this to deep square leg for a run.
13.2
0
Tymal Mills to Kyle Jamieson, Slower now, fuller outside off, KJ looks to hit it over mid on but fails to connect.
13.1
0
Tymal Mills to Kyle Jamieson, A short ball, angling away outside off, Kyle Jamieson makes room and looks to push this on the off side but misses.
12.6
0
Mark Wood to Tim Southee, A short ball, around middle and leg, Tim Southee makes room and looks to hit it across the line but misses.
12.5
1
Mark Wood to Kyle Jamieson, Good-length ball on off, KJ lofts this one over the mid off region and picks up a run.
12.4
0
Mark Wood to Kyle Jamieson, On a good length, around off, Kyle pushes this to covers.
12.3
0
Mark Wood to Kyle Jamieson, Around off, defended out by Kyle.

Kyle Jamieson comes out now.

12.2
0
Mark Wood to Daryl Mitchell, OUT! TAKEN! A great catch is taken and the 7th wicket falls. Wood strikes and the Kiwis slip further. Daryl Mitchell looked to go hard at this but he loses his wicket in the process. A shortish ball, around off, Daryl Mitchell lines up to play the pull shot but he hits it towards the man at mid-wicket. Chris Woakes gets low and takes a good catch.
12.1
0
Mark Wood to Daryl Mitchell, Around off, on a length, DM defends it to covers and yells a loud 'NO!' to his partner.
11.6
4
Liam Livingstone to Tim Southee,  FOUR! Boundary to end the over! Fuller, on off, Southee lifts this over covers for a boundary. Good end of the over for New Zealand.
11.5
1
Liam Livingstone to Daryl Mitchell, On off again, fuller, Mitchell pushes it to covers for a single.
11.4
0
Liam Livingstone to Daryl Mitchell, Flatter ball, on off, Mitchell blocks it off the front foot.
11.3
1
Liam Livingstone to Tim Southee, Fuller again, at the line of the stumps,  Southee pushes it to long off for a single.
11.2
0
Liam Livingstone to Tim Southee, Fuller, on off, Southee pushes it to covers.
11.1
1
Liam Livingstone to Daryl Mitchell, A length ball, on off. Daryl Mitchell pushes it towards long on for a single.
11.1
1
Liam Livingstone to Tim Southee, NO BALL! Full toss, over the waist height. Southee works it to long off and takes a run. The umpire signals a no ball. Free Hit coming...
10.5
1
Adil Rashid to Tim Southee, Adil Rashid delivers this short again, Tim Southee pushes it towards long off for a single. Just 5 balls were bowled and the umpire has called over.
10.4
0
Adil Rashid to Tim Southee, Shorter length, on off, Tim Southee gets back and blocks it.
10.3
0
Adil Rashid to Mitchell Santner, OUT! TIMBER! Adil Rashid gets his second wicket of the over. New Zealand are in trouble now. Floated, full and around off. Mitchell Santner hangs back and looks to push it away but misses. The ball goes through to rattle the stumps. Santner should have been forward but was beaten in the flight.
10.2
0
Adil Rashid to Mitchell Santner, Full and on off. Santner pushes it to covers.
10.1
0
Adil Rashid to Mark Chapman, OUT! Gone! Rashid bowls the googly on the off stump line, Chapman looks to cut but gets an outside edge to first slip. Jordan there takes a good sharp catch.

DRINKS! New Zealand looked to be in a comfortable position but a flurry of wickets has put them in a spot of bother. They would hope the current pair takes the game deep. England have bounced back in this game and have made it difficult for the batters to score. Can they keep the similar pressure?

9.6
0
Liam Livingstone to Glenn Phillips, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A good end to the over by Liam Livingstone. He picks up his first wicket. Short and outside off. The ball is turning away. Glenn Phillips hangs back and looks to cut it but the ball takes the outside edge and Jos Buttler does well behind the stumps to catch it. New Zealand's innings going downstairs now.
9.5
1
Liam Livingstone to Mark Chapman, On the pads, tucked to mid-wicket for a single.
9.4
0
Liam Livingstone to Mark Chapman, Loopy ball, full and on off. Chapman defends it back to the bowler.
9.3
0
Liam Livingstone to Mark Chapman, Full and on middle. Chapman clips it to short fine leg.
9.2
1
Liam Livingstone to Glenn Phillips, A single as this is worked to mid on.
9.1
4
Liam Livingstone to Glenn Phillips, FOUR! Nicely played. Full and outside off. Phillips leans in and slashes it through point for a boundary.
8.6
0
Adil Rashid to Mark Chapman, Full and on off. Chapman defends it out.

Mark Chapman walks out now.

8.5
1
Adil Rashid to Devon Conway, OUT! RUN OUT! Excellent work by the fielder in the deep. Flatter and on off. Conway pushes it to deep backward point. The batters look to take two runs. Sam Billings collects the ball and throws it to the keeper at the striker’s end. Jos Buttler does well to collect the ball and clip the bails off. Conway is found short in the replays.
8.4
0
Adil Rashid to Devon Conway, Tossed up, outside off. Conway looks to reverse sweep it but misses.
8.3
4
Adil Rashid to Devon Conway, FOUR! And again! Conway sweeps again and gets a similar result. Full and on off. Conway prods and sweeps it through square leg for another boundary.
8.2
4
Adil Rashid to Devon Conway, FOUR! Clears the man in the deep. Floated, full and on leg. Conway gets low and sweeps it towards deep square leg. The fielder in the deep covers a lot of ground to his right, he puts in a dive but in vain.
8.1
0
Adil Rashid to Devon Conway, Loopy ball, full and on off. Conway comes forward and tucks it to mid-wicket.
7.6
1
Tymal Mills to Devon Conway, Fuller, on the pads, Devon Conway flicks it to backward square leg for a single.
7.5
1
Tymal Mills to Glenn Phillips,  Back of a length, around off, Glenn Phillips punches it off the back foot towards backward point for a single.
7.4
1
Tymal Mills to Devon Conway, Shorter length, on off, Devon Conway pulls it to long on for just a single.
7.3
0
Tymal Mills to Devon Conway,  Back of a length, on the pads, Devon Conway works it away towards the on side.
7.2
1
Tymal Mills to Glenn Phillips, Fuller and on middle. Phillips tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.
7.1
1
Tymal Mills to Devon Conway, On a length, on the pads, Devon Conway clips it to backward square leg for a single.
6.6
1
Adil Rashid to Devon Conway, Fuller ball, on off, Devon Conway reverse-sweeps it to short third man for a single.
6.5
0
Adil Rashid to Devon Conway, Fuller, this time on off, Devon Conway pushes it to mid off.
6.4
0
Adil Rashid to Devon Conway, Googly, turning away from Conway. He pushes it to short third man.

Glenn Phillips walks out at number 4.

6.3
0
Adil Rashid to Martin Guptill, OUT! Adil Rashid strikes in the very next ball after being hit for a six! Tossed up, googly on middle and off. Martin Guptill stays in his crease and looks to go big down the ground. But fails to get enough distance on that as his one hand comes off the handle. The ball flies off the toe end of the bat and Jason Roy takes the simplest of catches at wide long on.
6.2
6
Adil Rashid to Martin Guptill, SIX! BANG! Tossed up, in the line of the stumps, Martin Guptill slog-sweeps it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
6.1
1
Adil Rashid to Devon Conway, Fuller, on the stumps, Devon Conway drives it to long on for a single.

Adil Rashid comes into the attack now. He replaces Mark Wood.

5.6
1
Tymal Mills to Devon Conway, A single now as Devon pushes this towards mid on. At the end of the Powerplay, New Zealand are at 59/1 and they need 105 more from 84 balls!
5.5
4
Tymal Mills to Devon Conway, FOUR! It was the slower one but Conway gets a boundary. He anticipates this one well, it is bowled around off and middle, Devon Conway just works this one behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
5.4
1
Tymal Mills to Martin Guptill, On the pads, nudged to the leg side for a single.
5.3
4
Tymal Mills to Martin Guptill, FOUR! Slightly shorter this time, a good amount of pace on this delivery, Martin Guptill rocks back and punches this one through covers for a boundary. Martin is looking in fine touch!
5.2
0
Tymal Mills to Martin Guptill, Fuller this time, wider outside off, MG reaches out but fails to connect.
5.1
1
Tymal Mills to Devon Conway, Slower, around off, length, nudged to the leg side for a quick single.
4.6
2
Mark Wood to Martin Guptill, Around off, shorter, Guptill mishits this one towards long on for a couple. 17 off this one.

Tymal Mills comes into the attack now.

4.6
0
Mark Wood to Martin Guptill, WIDE. A bumper now, around leg, Guptill ducks away. Wided.
4.5
4
Mark Wood to Martin Guptill, FOUR! And again! Martin Guptill has started off really well! Back of a length, around off and middle, angling in, Martin Guptill moves to the leg side slightly and bangs this one over mid-wicket.
4.4
4
Mark Wood to Martin Guptill, FOUR! Top shot! A touch shorter, around off, Martin Guptill stands tall and powers this one over the mid on region for a boundary.
4.3
0
Mark Wood to Devon Conway, Bowled slightly short, around the body, Conway looks to pull but misses and the ball takes the pad and goes to the leg side for a leg bye.
4.2
0
Mark Wood to Martin Guptill, Back of a length, around middle and leg, Martin Guptill looks to flick but misses and the ball takes his pad and goes to the off side. The batters take a leg bye.
4.1
4
Mark Wood to Martin Guptill, FOUR! This time Martin Guptill uses the pace of Wood and fetches a boundary! A half-volley, around off, Martin Guptill makes some room and gently lofts this one over mid off. One bounce and four!
3.6
1
Chris Woakes to Martin Guptill, Fuller, on middle and leg, Martin Guptill pushes it to mid on for just a single.
3.5
0
Chris Woakes to Devon Conway, On a length, on the stumps, Devon Conway advances again and looks to work it away but misses. The ball hits his pads and rolls towards short third man. The batters take a leg bye.
3.4
0
Chris Woakes to Devon Conway,  Length ball, Devon Conway skips down the track but gets no timing again as he only manages to hit it back to the bowler.
3.3
0
Chris Woakes to Devon Conway,  On a length again, outside off, Devon Conway pushes it to backward point. Another dot ball.
3.2
0
Chris Woakes to Devon Conway, On a length, on off, Devon Conway looks to drive but gets no timing on that one. The ball rolls away from the strip.
3.1
0
Chris Woakes to Devon Conway, Full ball, outside off, Devon Conway drives it to the cover-point fielder in the ring
2.6
1
Mark Wood to Devon Conway, Back of a length, on off, Devon Conway gets the inside half of his blade as he looks to push it towards covers. Gets a single towards backward square leg.

Devon Conway walks out at number 3.

2.5
0
Mark Wood to Tim Seifert, OUT! BOWLED! Mark Wood beats the batter with his sheer pace! He hurls across a delivery which is on the shorter side around off, Tim Seifert rocks back to punch it down the ground but his bat comes down late and the ball hurries through him to shatter the stumps. First wicket for England.
2.4
1
Mark Wood to Martin Guptill, On a length, around off, Martin Guptill pushes it to backward point for a single.
2.4
0
Mark Wood to Martin Guptill, WIDE! Short and pacy delivery but way down the leg side. Martin Guptill looks to pull but misses. Wided.
2.3
0
Mark Wood to Martin Guptill, On a length and on the stumps, Martin Guptill pushes it off the back foot towards mid on.
2.2
0
Mark Wood to Martin Guptill, FOUR LEG BYES! Fuller again, on the pads this time, Martin Guptill looks to flick it away but misses. The ball hits his pads and races away towards the fine leg boundary.
2.1
1
Mark Wood to Tim Seifert, Full, on off, Tim Seifert pushes it to mid on for a single.

Mark Wood comes into the attack now. He replaces Liam Livingstone.

1.6
1
Chris Woakes to Tim Seifert, This is pushed through covers for a single. A tidy start by Woakes, just 7 off this one.
1.5
1
Chris Woakes to Martin Guptill, Good-length ball, around off, angling in, the flick is what Guptill wanted to play, but he gets a leading edge through covers for a run.
1.4
0
Chris Woakes to Martin Guptill, Around off, Martin Guptill looks to defend but gets an inside edge back onto his pad.
1.3
1
Chris Woakes to Tim Seifert, On a fuller length, on middle, clipped to the right of mid on for a quick single.
1.2
4
Chris Woakes to Tim Seifert, FOUR! Tim Seifert gets his first boundary here. He steps out well to this shortish delivery around off and thwacks this one through backward point for a boundary.
1.1
0
Chris Woakes to Tim Seifert, Chris Woakes begins with a back-of-a-length delivery around off, Tim pushes this to the mid off region.

Chris Woakes to bowl from the other end.

0.6
6
Liam Livingstone to Martin Guptill, SIX! A six to start and a six to end the over! Great shot. Fuller, around off, Martin Guptill swings this one hard and well over the bowler for a massive biggie. 14 of the opening one.
0.5
1
Liam Livingstone to Tim Seifert, Tim Seifert opens his account by tucking this ball through wide mid on.
0.4
0
Liam Livingstone to Tim Seifert, Some turn now! Floated, around off, the ball lands and spins away as Tim Seifert looks to block. He gets beaten though.
0.3
1
Liam Livingstone to Martin Guptill, A full toss on the pads now, nudged through mid on for a single.
0.2
0
Liam Livingstone to Martin Guptill, Flatter now, outside off, Guptill looks to slash it away but misses.
0.1
6
Liam Livingstone to Martin Guptill, SIX! What a shot that is to start with! Guppy does not take long to get going! Fuller, tossed up, around off, Martin Guptill gets low and mows a slog-sweep well over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. The Kiwis are underway!