England fall short again against New Zealand in 3rd T20I at Saxton Oval, Nelson

Lockie Ferguson 2-25 today against England in 3rd T20I
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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.

 

Match Summary

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

Scorecard

New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first, scoring another competitive score of 180 – 7 with Colin de Grandhomme 55 and Martin Guptill 33 top scoring with the bat and Tom Curran 2-29, the main wicket taker for England – again, England fans will be disappointed with some their newcomers with the ball.

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.

 

Match Details

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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