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Saturday, 9 February 2013

England beat New Zealand by 40 runs

England beat New Zealand by 40 runs in their opening Twenty20 international at Eden Park here Saturday.

England posted their highest ever T20 score of 214 for seven with Eoin Morgan making 46 and Luke Wright 42.

New Zealand, in reply, made 174 for nine in their 20 overs.

The second match in the series is in Hamilton on Tuesday.

Scores in the opening T20 international between New Zealand and England at Eden Park on Saturday.

England
A. Hales st B. McCullum b Hira 21 M. Lumb c Rutherford b McClenaghan 22 L. Wright c Hira b Ellis 42 J. Bairstow c Guptill b Boult 38 E. Morgan c Taylor b Hira 46 J. Buttler not out 32 S. Patel c B. McCullum b Ellis 2 S. Broad c B. McCullum b Boult 4 J. Tredwell not out 0 Extras (w 6, nb 1) 7 Total (7 wkts, 20 overs) 214

Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Hales), 2-89 (Wright), 3-91 (Lumb), 4-172 (Morgan), 5-194 (Bairstow), 6-197 (Patel), 7-203 (Broad)

Bowling: McClenaghan 4-0-29-1, Boult 4-0-40-2 (1 nb, 1w), Hira 4-0-42-2, N, McCullum 4-0-49-0, Ellis 3-0-40-2, Franklin 1-0-14-0

New Zealand
H. Rutherford c Tredwell b Broad 18 M. Guptill c Broad b Wright 44 B. McCullum c Morgan b Finn 10 R. Taylor c Bairstow b Finn 13 C. Munro b Broad 28 J. Franklin c Buttler b Broad 8 N. McCullum c Buttler b Wright 3 A. Ellis c Wright b Finn 4 R. Hira not out 20 T. Boult c Patel b Broad 4 M. McClenaghan not out 6 Extras (lb 8, w 3, nb 5) 16 Total (9 wkts, 20 overs) 174

Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Rutherford), 2-46 (B. McCullum), 3-77 (Taylor), 4-111 (Guptill), 6-128 (Munro), 7-134 (N. McCullum), 8-135 (Ellis), 9-156 (Boult)

Bowling: Finn 4-0-39-3 (1w), Broad 4-0-24-4, Dernbach 4-0-33-0 (1nb), Wright 4-0-29-2, Patel 2-0-17-0 (2w), Tredwell 2-0-24-0

Result: England won by 40 runs

Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZL), Derek Walker (NZL)

TV umpire: Gary Baxter (NZL)

Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
(AFP)

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