T20 WC: England beat New Zealand by 20 runs

England keeps their T20 World Cup hopes alive with a 20-run win over New Zealand in Super 12s.

England’s captain, Jos Buttler played a scintillating 73-run knock to power England to 179/6 against New Zealand in their must-win T20 World Cup match on Tuesday.

Buttler has been awarded man of the match for his match winnings 73.

England handed a 180-run target to New Zealand at the Gabba in Brisbane. Buttler won the toss and chose to bat in a match.

With the win, England climbs up to the second spot in the group 1 points table. And that’s also New Zealand’s first loss of the tournament.

Chasing a target of 180, New Zealand got off to a bad start as they lost their opener, Devon Conway, for three on the delivery of Chris Woakes.

Brief Scores: England: 179/6 in 20 overs (Jos Buttler 73, Alex Hales 52, Lockie Ferguson 2/45) vs New Zealand 159/6 (Glenn Phillips 62, Kane Williamson 40; Sam Curran 2-26).

New Zealand XI: Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, and Trent Boult.

England XI: Jos Buttler (wk/c), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, and Mark Wood.


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