In the Super-12 Group-1 match of the T20 World Cup, the New Zealand team failed to reach the target of 180 runs provided by England. It lost by 20 runs. Glenn Phillips scored 62 runs off 36 balls and played a crucial innings for the Kiwis. After losing the toss and batting first, England made 179 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. Captain Jos Buttler played the highest innings of 73 runs.
After that, the New Zealand team could only score 159 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Glenn Phillips scored the highest 62 runs for the Kiwis. Among England’s bowlers, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran took two wickets each. Mark Wood and Ben Stokes took wickets. England’s win makes the Group-1 equation interesting. Now New Zealand, Australia and England have scored five points in four matches each.
Group A (Super 12) Points Table..
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New Zealand didn’t get off to a good start. At the score of 8 runs, Devon Conway was caught behind the wickets by Jos Buttler and reached the pavilion. Finn Allen was also disappointing. 16 runs off 11 balls and gave the wicket to Sam Curran. Allen scored 16 off 11 balls. There is a six in it. Captain Kane Williamson was dismissed by Ben Stokes for the third wicket. He scored 40 runs in 40 balls. Jimmy Neesham fails to face a short pitched bouncer and is caught by Sam Curran. He scored 6 runs in 3 balls. A slow ball from Chris Woakes was caught by Daryl Mitchell (3) by Chris Jordan who stood at long on. Glenn Phillips has become New Zealand’s biggest hope. But, despite scoring a half-century in 25 balls and looking in the swing, he fell to Sam Curran after scoring 62 runs in 36 balls.
Both teams playing-11..
England: Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, David Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.