ENG vs NZ: England’s shocking victory in the 14th over, defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets

In the first T20 (ENG vs NZ) played at Chester-le-Street, England defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets. They took a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. New Zealand, playing first, scored 139/9 in 20 overs, in response to which England won by losing only 3 wickets in 14 overs. England’s Brydon Carse was named Player of the Match for taking 3 wickets for just 23 runs in 4 overs.

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New Zealand, who came to play first after losing the toss, had a tremendous start and Finn Allen hit three sixes in the very first over. However, after this England made a tremendous comeback and the Kiwi team could not recover from it. Devon Conway was out after scoring just 3 runs on the score of 25 in the fourth over. After this, Finn Allen (21) was out on the score of 31 in the fifth over and Tim Seifert (9) was also out on the score of 35 in the sixth over.

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New Zealand continued to suffer setbacks

Even after this, New Zealand continued to suffer setbacks at regular intervals. Due to this, a big score could not be made. Glenn Phillips took the team beyond 100 by playing an inning of 41 runs in 38 balls, while in the end, Ish Sodhi (16) and Adam Milne (12) played useful innings and took the team closer to 140. For England, Brayden Carse and Luke Wood took maximum three wickets each.

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In response to the target, England suffered a setback on the very second ball and Jonny Bairstow was out after scoring only 4 runs. After this, David Malan put the team on the path to a one-sided victory by making a quick partnership of 57 runs for the second wicket with Will Jacques (12 balls 22) and 54 runs for the third wicket with Harry Brook. David Malan completed his half-century in 40 balls and was out in the 13th over after scoring 54 runs in 42 balls.

Harry Brook remained unbeaten

After Malan was out in this ENG vs NZ match, Harry Brook along with Liam Livingstone (4 balls 10*) gave the team a resounding victory with 6 overs remaining. Harry Brook remained unbeaten after scoring 43 runs in 27 balls, while Livingstone gave the team victory by hitting a six.

The New Zealand team has gone on a tour of England for a series of four T20 and four ODI matches. The second match of the T20 series between the two teams will be played in Manchester on 1 September.

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