Black Caps beat England by 12 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | 0

New Zealand cricket team is in good form in T20 cricket competition where they are currently standing on 2nd position on ICC T20I ranking. On the other hand their current opponent England is in 7th position which means their winning statistics in T20 competition is so poor. Besides, New Zealand has recently finished a home series against Pakistan where they played a ODI and a T20I series against the Green Army. They won the ODI series where they whitewashed Pakistan and in ODI, they faced the series defeat. Now, they are in a competition of Trans-Tasman Tri-Series with England and Australia. In the 4th T20I match which was against England, Black Caps beat England by 12 runs so far. It was their first victory in the tournament.

Black Caps beat England by 12 runs

On the other side. Team England also recently finished a series against Australia where they played Ashes series and lost it. Later, they also played a ODI series against Aussie team and won the series so far. But considering their T20 performance, they are far behind than Black Caps. In the tournament, they yet to manage a victory but lost three matches already.

The Trans Tasman Tri-Series used to stage at Australia and New Zealand where in the 4th match which was between England and New Zealand was taken place in 13th February, 2018 and Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington was the host arena of the match. Tim Seifert made his T20I debut through the match for the Black Caps. However, in 13th February, 2018 team England won the toss and opted to bowl first. Jos Buttler played as a captain where regular skipper Eoin Morgan was in injury. So, Black Caps came to bat for the first time in the match and presented a big score by playing 20 overs. They lost five wickets and scored 196 runs where Kane Williamson scored highest 72 runs. He played 46 balls and made plenty of big hits. Adil Rashid took two wickets highest for England team.

So, England came to chase the score. It should tell that team England is very much balanced in recent times where they have plenty of big hitters in their squad. So, they could make the chase possible. They also started the innings very good and about to take the glory of victory. But finally did not get it. They finished their innings with 184 runs. They lost nine wickets in 20 overs. Dawid Malan scored highest 59 runs for English team. Mitchell Santner took two wickets highest for the Black Caps. Kane Williamson became the player of the match later.

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