England vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I

New Zealand defeats England in the 3rd T20I:

New Zealand: 180/7

England: 166/7 (20/20 overs, target 181)

New Zealand won the match by 14 runs.

England vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I resulted in New Zealand’s favor after they scored 180 runs at the cost of 7 wickets from 20 overs while batting first. England responded with 166 runs for 7 wickets after 20 overs, falling short by 15 runs from the target of 181. After their win at the 3rd T20I, New Zealand is now leading the 5-match T20I series by 2-1.

Colin de Grandhomme was named the “Player of the Match” for his exceptional batting performance where he struck his 3rd T20I half-century from 33 balls. Tom Banton and Matt Parkinson made their T20I debuts for England.

England vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I

England vs New Zealand, Colin de Grandhomme scores his 3rd T20I fifty:

New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first in the 3rd T20I of England’s tour of New Zealand. The home side sent Colin Munro and Martin Guptill to bat first. Martin Guptill provided his team with a quick start as he struck 17 balls for 7 fours, scoring 33 runs. Opener Colin Munro soon followed his opening partner as he lost his wicket to Tom Curran in the 5th over of the match. Wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert added 7 runs.

Colin de Grandhomme played an outstanding innings of 55 runs from 35 deliveries. He struck 5 fours and 3 sixes throughout his innings, while also sharing a 66 runs partnership from 44 balls with Ross Taylor. Ross Taylor contributed 27 runs from 24 balls before he got lbw by Saqib Mahmood. James Neesham and Mitchell Santner added 20 and 15 runs to their team’s total.

The hosts finished their innings on 180 for 7 after 20 overs, where Colin de Grandhomme’s innings and Martin Guptill played a significant role. Tom Curran claimed 2 wickets for 29 runs from his 4 overs. The debutant Matt Parkinson took en1 wicket for 14 runs from his 2 overs. Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, and Pat Brown also claimed 1 wicket each against New Zealand.

David Malan and James Vince’s contributions go down in vain:

The visitors required 181 runs from 20 overs to win the match. Debutant Tom Banton and David Malan came to bat first for England. Tom Banton started out furiously as he struck 2 fours and a six, adding 18 runs from 10 balls before getting bowled by Blair Tickner.

David Malan and James Vince shared a 63 run partnership. David Malan scored his fifth T20I half-century in 8 matches. The 32-year-old scored his half-century on 36 balls and finished his innings on 55 runs from 34 deliveries, hitting 8 fours and a six. James Vince, on the other end, missed his fifty by 1 run as he got caught by Tim Southee on Blair Tickner’s delivery. James Vince scored 49 runs from 39 balls with a six and 4 fours.

England’s captain Eoin Morgan scored 18 runs from 13 balls, while Tom Curran remained not out after adding 14 runs from 10 deliveries. New Zealand’s bowlers claimed five wickets for 10 runs towards the end of the game to considerably slow down England.

The visiting side finished their innings on 166 for 7 after 20 overs, losing the match by 14 runs. Lockie Ferguson and Blair Tickner took 2 wickets for 25 runs each. Ish Sodhi got 1, while Mitchell Santner turned out to be slightly expensive for his team as he conceded 41 runs for 1 wicket in his 4 overs.

The 4th T20I of the 5-match T20I series between New Zealand vs England will be held on November 8.

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