Group 1: England Survive With Easy Win Over Kiwis

England defeated New Zealand by 6 wickets to take their fate in control on their way to defend their T20 title. They just need another victory in their last Super Eight match against Sri Lanka. New Zealand have almost crashed out of the T20 World Cup with 2 losses.

T20 World Cup 2012: Schedule and Results

Match Facts

    England lead New Zealand 5-1 in T20s.
    Luke Wright was declared Player of the Match.

New Zealand innings (20 overs maximum)

    Guptill lbw b Finn 5 runs 6 balls 1 four
    Nicol c Bairstow b Swann 11 runs 15 balls 1 four
    Brendum McCullum c Wright b Finn 10 runs 10 balls 2 4s
    Williamson c Kieswetter b Briggs 17 runs 23 balls 1 four
    Ross Taylor c Hales b Finn 22 runs 23 balls 2 4s
    Franklin run out 50 runs 33 balls 4 4s 2 6s
    Nathan McCullum not out 16 runs 10 balls 2 6s
    Bracewell not out 2 runs 1 ball
    Extras (b 3, lb 7, w 4, nb 1) 15
    Total (20 overs) 148/6

Fall of wickets

    1-7 (Guptill, 1.3 ov), 2-20 (BB McCullum, 3.4 ov), 3-42 (Nicol, 6.5 ov), 4-67 (Williamson, 11.4 ov), 5-107 (Taylor, 16.2 ov), 6-146 (Franklin, 19.5 ov)

Bowling

    Briggs 4 ov 36/1
    Finn 4 ov 16/3
    Bresnan 4 ov 29/0
    Swann 4 ov 20/1
    Broad 4 ov 37/0

England innings (target: 149 runs from 20 overs)

    Kieswetter b Vettori 4 runs 14 balls
    Hales b Nathan McCullum 22 runs 15 balls 3 4s
    Wright c Taylor b Bracewell 76 runs 43 balls 5 4s 5 6s
    Morgan c Bracewell b Mills 30 runs 31 balls 1 four 1 six
    Buttler not out 5 runs 8 balls
    Bairstow not out 5 runs 2 balls 1 four
    Extras (lb 3, w 4) 7
    Total (18.5 overs) 149/4

Fall of wickets

    1-21 (Kieswetter, 3.5 ov), 2-38 (Hales, 6.2 ov), 3-127 (Morgan, 16.2 ov), 4-142 (Wright, 18.2 ov)

Bowling

    Mills 4 ov 23/1
    Southee 2 ov 32/0
    Vettori 4 ov 20/1
    Nathan McCullum 4 ov 22/1
    Nicol 3 ov 29/0
    Franklin 1 ov 12/0
    Bracewell 0.5 ov 8/1
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