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As it happened: World T20, New Zealand vs England


Cricketnext Staff
Mar 22, 2014 at 11:17pm IST

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Toss: New Zealand won the toss and will bowl first.

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New Zealand and England lost both their warm-up matches in the World Twenty20 and would like make a good start in the Super10.

As it happened: World T20, New Zealand vs England

Chasing 173 to win, openers gave New Zealand a strong start before Dernbach dismissed Martin Guptill for 11 and later the match was interrupted due to rain.

Teams:

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England:

MJ Lumb, AD Hales, MM Ali, EJG Morgan, JC Buttler†, RS Bopara, TT Bresnan, CJ Jordan, SCJ Broad, JC Tredwell, JW Dernbach.

New Zealand:

MJ Guptill, KS Williamson, BB McCullum, LRPL Taylor, C Munro, CJ Anderson, L Ronchi, NL McCullum, TG Southee, KD Mills, MJ McClenaghan.

Commentary (New Zealand 1st Innings)

Corey Anderson is given the Man of the Match for his two wickets and a couple of outstanding catches. That's all we have from this match, we look forward to your company tomorrow. Good bye and cheers!!!

Unfortunately folks, the game has been CALLED OFF and New Zealand win it by 9 runs on D/L method. The Kiwis started their chase positively and in spite of losing Guptill, they kept on scoring runs at a rapid rate. The New Zealanders will be delighted to win this rain-truncated match and their campaign is off to a good start.

Rain returned when the umpires were supposed to inspect the conditions and the covers are back on. The cut off time is fast approaching and we will get another update soon.

The rain has stopped for now and the groundsmen are at work. There is an inspection scheduled for 2200 IST. Stay tuned...

IT'S RAINING NOW! And the umpires are forced to take the players off the field. New Zealand at the moment are ahead on the D/L calculation. Stay tuned for latest updates...

5.2 C Jordan to K Williamson, Defends it with soft hands to point and crosses for a quick single. 52/1

5.1 C Jordan to K Williamson, FOUR! Sublime! Fullish ball on middle and off, Williamson leans across and flicks it with panache through wide mid on for a good looking boundary. 51/1

Lightening and thundering going on and it's dangerous to stay out there in the middle. But the match officials have decided to wait and watch. Jordan into the attack...

4.6 S Broad to B McCullum, SIX! Whacked away! Broad bowls a good length delivery on middle, McCullum makes a move down the track and towers it over the bowler's head for a biggie. 47/1

4.5 S Broad to B McCullum, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 41/1

Stuart Broad was about to deliver but McCullum pulled out as there was a cracking sound of thunder. The groundsmen are getting ready with the covers. Oh dear, we don't want D/L to take part in this match. Well, the umpires have decided to carry on though, just two more balls left to constitute a game.

4.4 S Broad to B McCullum, FOUR! Edgy! Length delivery outside off, McCullum flashes his blade through the line and edges it down to third man. 41/1

4.3 S Broad to B McCullum, SIX! Massive hit! That was hit with tremendous power. Broad angles in a full length ball on middle, McCullum shimmies down the track and smokes it high and handsome over mid-wicket. 37/1

4.2 S Broad to B McCullum, Good length delivery outside off, McCullum pushes inside the line and misses. 31/1

4.1 S Broad to B McCullum, Fullish ball on off, pushed off the front foot to covers. 31/1

3.6 J Dernbach to K Williamson, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 31/1

3.5 J Dernbach to K Williamson, Goes on his toes and turns it off his hips through square leg for a single. 31/1

3.4 J Dernbach to K Williamson, Terrific yorker, right in the blockhole, Williamson picks it late but does well eventually to keep it out. 29/1

Brendon McCullum is the new batsman.

3.3 J Dernbach to M Guptill, OUT! Gone! Dernbach goes short with his length and takes the batsman by surprise. Guptill takes it on and aims to pull it across the line over mid-wicket. But it takes the top edge and balloons in the air for Jordan to grab a simple catch inside the ring. 29/1

3.2 J Dernbach to M Guptill, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 29/0

3.1 J Dernbach to M Guptill, FOUR! Powerful shot! Touch short in length on off, Guptill gets back a bit to create room and whacks it over extra cover for a boundary. 29/0

2.6 Tim Bresnan to K Williamson, Jumps on the back foot and taps it down in the gap at mid-wicket for a single. Good over for New Zealand. 25/0

2.5 Tim Bresnan to K Williamson, Williamson defends it from within the crease. 25/0

2.4 Tim Bresnan to K Williamson, Good length delivery shaping back into the batsman, Williamson turns it off his pads to mid-wicket for a run. 25/0

2.3 Tim Bresnan to K Williamson, FOUR! Oh, good shot! Touch short in length outside off, Williamson latches onto it and slaps it through point for a boundary. 23/0

2.2 Tim Bresnan to K Williamson, FOUR! Shot! Back of a length delivery on off, Williamson makes some room and clobbers it over extra cover for a boundary. 19/0

2.1 Tim Bresnan to K Williamson, Fullish ball on middle and off, Williamson mistimes his flick to mid-wicket. 15/0

Tim Bresnan to bowl.

1.6 J Dernbach to K Williamson, Full and on off, Williamson plays it with soft hands and runs it past backward point for a single. 15/0

1.5 J Dernbach to K Williamson, Full and closer to the off stump line, Williamson defends it off his back foot. It comes off the bottom edge and rolls to the keeper. 14/0

1.4 J Dernbach to M Guptill, On the pads, helped to the leg side for one. 14/0

1.3 J Dernbach to M Guptill, FOUR! Good shot! Dernbach angles in a full length ball on middle, Guptill latches onto it lofts it over mid on for a lovely boundary. 13/0

1.2 J Dernbach to K Williamson, Good length delivery outside off, dabbed down to third man for one. 9/0

1.1 J Dernbach to M Guptill, Fails to flick it off his pads and crosses for a leg bye. 8/0

Jade Dernbach to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 M Ali to K Williamson, FOUR! Fine shot! Flatter shorter ball on off, Williamson hops back, makes some room and cracks it through point for a boundary. 7/0

0.5 M Ali to K Williamson, Williamson has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 3/0

0.4 M Ali to M Guptill, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 3/0

0.3 M Ali to K Williamson, Loopy ball on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run. 2/0

0.2 M Ali to M Guptill, Turns it with the spin to the leg side for a single. 1/0

England starting with Moeen Ali is an interesting move. Can pay off but you can't say it for sure with Guptill in the middle.

0.1 M Ali to M Guptill, Tossed up delivery on middle, defended off the back foot. 0/0

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