In a tense battle, England defeated New Zealand by 20 runs. To stay alive and improve their Net Run Rate, they must win their last game against Bangladesh on Saturday.
England 179 for 6 (Buttler 73, Hales 52) beat New Zealand 159 for 6 (Phillips 62, Curran 2-26) by 20 runs. England has just won a great victory against New Zealand after batting well. The rejuvenated England team defeated New Zealand to keep their T20 World Cup aspirations alive. Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, and Sam Curran combined for an outstanding performance against the Kiwis during Tuesday night’s Super 12s game.
In their must-win match against New Zealand today, captain Jos Buttler made 73 runs from only 47 balls after smashing 7 fours and 2 sixes. Alongside him at the opening position for England was Alex Hales, who managed to make 52 runs from 40 deliveries after smashing 6 fours and one maximum. Lockie Ferguson performed well for New Zealand, picking up 2 wickets before giving way to Tim Southee, who had his work cut out when he took over.
New Zealand Batting:
1st Over New Zealand:
Ali starts bowling for England and takes two runs from Allen. Buttler thinks he has out Allen after slipping on the ball, but his foot is still grounded. An unsteady start to New Zealand’s innings. 0/2
2nd Over New Zealand:
Wicket! Woakes started at the Vulture Street end – New Zealand was still working it around the field with singles and a few doubles.on called Buttler off soon enough. With just nine deliveries left to go, West Indies’ wicketkeeper Khawaja throws down the stumps at second slip while trying to take an acrobatic catch off Trent Boult’s delivery. However, he was too late, as James Anderson called Buttler off soon enough.
3rd Over New Zealand:
Rashid bowls the first ball for England and gets six runs. 1/14
4th Over New Zealand:
Allen comes out swinging – he clears the 6-yard boundary, then gets a single off Woakes’ final ball of the over. 1/26
5th Over New Zealand:
Curran came into the attack and completed a clean over with only two runs scored off his 6 deliveries. He then tempted Allen to play at one before sending it back to him for an easy catch behind the stumps. 2/28
6th Over New Zealand:
Phillips is the new man, fresh from his contest against Sri Lanka. There is bad news for England; one of them is that Stokes has left the field with an injury to his index finger after catching that ball. They’re two for forty at the time being. 2/40
7th Over New Zealand:
New Zealand’s powerplay is finished – Liam Livingstone goes back to the crease with four overs left. He keeps it tight until Phillips cuts a ball out of bounds at the end of his last over.
8th Over New Zealand:
Eight out of ten deliveries for England were bowled with Rashid back in. Six runs came from these six balls, bringing them up to fifty runs total. 2/53
9th Over New Zealand:
Stokes returns to bat as Livingstone continues the attack. Nien ends up getting out at it. 2/62
10th Over New Zealand:
After Rashid’s first three balls were all dot balls, he finally gets out of his slump with a chip for four runs. Phillips then chipped one straight to Ali, who dropped it – shocking moments from both teams this evening. 2/66
11th Over New Zealand:
Livingstone was used to taking up the middle of the innings but conceded 10 runs in this over. Phillips was lucky that his edge flew away for four.
12th Over New Zealand:
The Kiwis needed to increase the game speed – now it was 7 runs per over, but they needed 11.5 for victory. As if sensing his team’s struggle, Phillips hit another six down the ground off Woods’ bowling, and Ali winced with every run scored after that; two wickets were down for 86 runs at this point. 2/86
13th Over New Zealand:
Williamson is pitching it wide to ensure Phillips gets an out. In the meantime, we’re at the Mexican Wave section of game time for people sitting in the Gabba. Ten runs off of Curran so far. 2/96
14th Over New Zealand:
Phillips showed no signs of slowing down as he ran 20 meters and hit a six. With his next ball, another huge hit brought him to 50 runs off just 25 deliveries. 2/113
15th Over New Zealand:
Stokes is sent onto the field to halt some of the progression for New Zealand. But he does far better than that when he catches out Williamson, who tries his luck against him and slices it straight back to Rashid. Big Wicket. 3/123
16th Over New Zealand:
Wicket! James Neesham comes back as the new man to attack at the crease. He hooks it over deep, long-on, and Curran is there to collect. 54 to win from 24 balls now, which means we need 8 runs for every ball. 4/126
17th Over New Zealand:
Wicket! With Curran throwing the ball near me, Buttler has to scoop up my throw and complete the play. Woakes delivers an impressive over of five runs with only one wicket taken on the last ball.
18th Over New Zealand:
Wicket! A great fielding play by Brook stops a boundary. Later in Curran’s over, his change of pace resulted in Phillips sky high ball, which Jordan caught for six runs off over. 6/140
19th Over New Zealand:
40 runs are needed from the final two overs, but Woakes manages to restrict his opponents until the end of the 19th when he gets struck out for 6.
20th Over New Zealand:
Curran finished him over for New Zealand; they needed 26 off it. He conceded one dot ball, then a single at the start of his final over against England. This was an excellent last over from Curran- he conceded no boundaries and only three singles. His side still lost by 20 runs, however.
New Zealand’s chances at qualifying for the semifinals are healthy enough that they may already be there after beating Ireland by any margin in their final group game. Australia is fighting hard to defend its title on home soil. They either need to win against Afghanistan and hope England fails to beat Sri Lanka during Sydney’s match or defeat Afghanistan regardless of what other countries do to stay ahead of them on NRR (net run rate).
ICC World Cup 2022 Live Telecast & Broadcasting:
|Country||Live Telecast and Broadcast Channels|
|India||Star Sports network|
|Pakistan||PTV Sports and Ten Sports|
|Bangladesh||Gazi TV (GTV)|
|Australia and New Zealand||Yupp TV|
|South Africa||SuperSport network|
|The USA and UK||Hotstar|
|Middle East||OSN Sports Cricket|
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