New Zealand have been under the pump against England in England. They have lost two consecutive matches in the ongoing series. In the third T20I, New Zealand has been able to strike back at England. They have won the toss and elected to bat first. For the first time, they have been able to bat England out of the contest. They scored 202/5 and bowled out England for 128. New Zealand won the match by 74 runs and came back in a big way in the series.
New Zealand openers have come good in this match. Finn Allen has started scoring straight away. Devon Conway(9) and Tim Seifert(19) assisted him in scoring quickly. Finn Allen scored 83 runs from 53 balls. Middle-order batter Glenn Phillips scored 69 runs off 34 balls to push New Zealand score above 200. They scored 202/5 in their 20 overs. Gus Atkinson(2/31), Luke Wood(1/36) and Liam Livingstone(1/55) took wickets for England.
In the chase, England in-form batters Jonny Bairstow(12), Will Jacks(11), Dawid Malan(2) and Harry Brook(8) fell cheaply. New Zealand bowlers Ish Sodhi, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee took wickets break the back of England batting order. Saviour Jos Buttler tried his best with a 40, but he did not have many partnerships. Moeen Ali(26) gave him some support but he too fell soon. New Zealand bowlers succeeded in putting pressure on England batters on the day. Finn Allen got the Player of the Match award for his batting prowess.
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