England fall short again against New Zealand in 3rd T20I at Saxton Oval, Nelson
England fell short again against New Zealand in 3rd T20I at Saxton Oval, Nelson, this time by 14 runs, earlier today, to go 1-2 down in the five match series.
New Zealand 180 – 7 (Colin de Grandhomme 55, Martin Guptill 33; Tom Curran 2-29)
England 166 – 7 (Dawid Malan 55, James Vince 49; Blair Tickner 2-25, Lockie Ferguson 2-25)
Result - New Zealand won by 14 runs
In the run chase, England were 139-2 (with 31 balls) leftand seemingly easing towards victory but they lost 5 wickets for just 10 in 18 balls – leaving them 14 runs short. Dawid Malan 55 and James Vince 49 top scored and Blair Tickner 2-25 and Lockie Ferguson 2-25 were the stars with the ball for the BlackCaps.
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert(wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson
England - Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings(wk), Lewis Gregory, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Patrick Brown
Start Time: 01:00
Toss: New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat
Venue: Saxton Oval, Nelson
Officials: Wayne Knights, Christopher Brown, Shaun Haig, Garth Stirrat, Andrew Pycroft
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