England vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I: Finn Allen 83 and Glenn Phillips 69 power New Zealand to 74 run win
Finn Allen 83 and Glenn Phillips 69 powered New Zealand to 202-5, in the must-win third T20I against England, and then the Kiwi bowlers demolished England to give the tourists an emphatic 74 run win, at Edgbaston today.
England 128/10 (18.3 ov)
New Zealand 202/5 (20 ov)
New Zealand won by 74 runs.
Following comprehensive defeats by T20 world champions England in the opening two games, New Zealand kept alive hopes of ending the four-match series all square with their best batting performance of the campaign.
Allen, who played for Southern Brave in English domestic cricket's the Hundred this season, struck leg-spinner Adil Rashid for three consecutive sixes and the opener received good support from Phillips during a stand of 88 for the third wicket.
Gus Atkinson, fresh from impressing with four wickets on his T20 debut during a 95-run win at Old Trafford on Friday, was the pick of the attack with 2-31.
But spinner Liam Livingstone was smashed for 55 in four overs.
After New Zealand captain Tim Southee won the toss, Devon Conway was run out in the fourth over.
But opening partner Allen responded by driving Chris Jordan -- recalled to the England side along with fellow paceman Luke Wood -- for six.
That was a prelude to his assault on Rashid in the 15th over as he launched the experienced bowler for three consecutive sixes -- a drive high over deep extra cover, a legside slog and a lofted shot down the ground taking him to 77.
He was in sight of a second T20 century when bowled by Wood's inswinging yorker to end a 53-ball innings.
Atkinson then struck twice in the 19th over, bowling Phillips with a slower ball before removing Daryl Mitchell.
England were bowled out for just 128, losing by 74 runs.
New Zealand Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Devon Conway - 3.6 ov), 2-75 (Tim Seifert - 9.1 ov), 3-163 (Finn Allen - 16.6 ov), 4-185 (Glenn Phillips - 18.2 ov), 5-193 (Daryl Mitchell - 18.6 ov)
England Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Will Jacks - 2.4 ov), 2-26 (Dawid Malan - 5.4 ov), 3-30 (Jonny Bairstow - 6.1 ov), 4-55 (Harry Brook - 8.3 ov), 5-92 (Jos Buttler - 12.1 ov), 6-95 (Liam Livingstone - 13.2 ov), 7-104 (Chris Jordan - 14.1 ov), 8-111 (Luke Wood - 15.2 ov), 9-113 (Moeen Ali - 15.4 ov), 10-128 (Adil Rashid - 18.3 ov)
England: Jos Buttler(WK/C), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Luke Wood, Gus Atkinson
New Zealand: , Devon Conway, Tim Seifert(WK), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Finn Allen, Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee(C), Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson,Ish Sodhi
Date: Sunday, September 3, 2023 14:30
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Toss: New Zealand elected to bat
Officials Umpires: Alex Wharf (England) David Millns (England) Mike Burns(England TV)
Match Referee: Chris Broad (England)
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