New Zealand vs England T20 World Cup 2016 Batting & Bowling Highlights: Wankhede will be hosting another and 11th warm up match of the ICC World T20. This time it’s between the furious New Zealanders and English Cricket Team. The 11th warm-up match of the ICC World T20 will be the 2nd warm-up for New Zealand, and the first warm-up for the English Cricket Team.
New Zealand: After the retirement of Brendon McCullum, it looks like each players have stepped up to contribute to their team. Ohh! Wait, that too in the McCullum fashion. The team known for their hard hitting ability make sure, score with a runrate of 10/over.
Last time, they played against Sri Lanka — they showed their class. They showed their form, resilience and temperament and that they’re capable of lifting the ICC T20 WC 2016. Even though Sri Lanka continued with their struggle, New Zealand completely outplayed them.
England: England have been in a mix run, as not much T20 played by this team in recent side. It will be crucial for England, to get into the T20 fever. Last series played against South Africa in SA, they lost both their matches.
Today playing against New Zealand will help understand the Indian pitches and prepare them for the future matches. So, definitely a crucial warm-up match before the main matches starts.
Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat first.
1st Innings: New Zealand started the show with scoring 11+ an over in the batting powerplay. At the end of batting powerplay, NZ had the score of 68/1 in six overs, while Williamson being the main man. Williamson scored 63 off 39 balls with (9 fours and 1 six).
As soon as NZ lost Williamson, NZ lost their track with no one really contributing big to the team totals. As Munro and Anderson missing the warm-up match, the youngsters found it difficult to score with the pace. As the runrate dropped from 11.33 to 8.4 at the end of 20th over.
2nd Innings: After having an intermediate target to chase on the batting pitch of Wankhede. England started their innings impressively, with a required runrate 8.5. The English openers started scoring at a runrate of 10 an over.
The openers Jason Roy and Alex Hales had an opening partnership of 77 in 8 overs. As there was nothing impressive from the NZ’s bowler, as they still remained in question of picking up wickets!
The match ended with some late wicket for New Zealand, and a win ratio of 6 in 6 balls for England. At a score of 164/4 in 19 overs and 6 runs to win, England won the match 170/4 in 19.2 overs with Butler finishing with a four.
New Zealand: 169/8 (20 overs)
England: 170/4 (19.2 overs)