England defeats New Zealand, 4th T20I

England vs New Zealand, 4th T20I

England: 241/3
New Zealand: 165 (16.5/20 overs, target 242)
England won the match by 76 runs.
England vs New Zealand, England won the match and leveled the 5-match T20I by 2-2. England amassed a total of 241 runs, their highest ever T20I total at the cost of 3 wickets after 20 overs, surpassing their total of 230 runs against South Africa in 2016. New Zealand crumbled on 165 runs in 16.5 overs in their chase of 242, losing the game by 76 runs.

England defeats New Zealand, 4th T20I

England vs New Zealand, David Malan scores a hundred:

New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first against England. England sent Tom Banton and Jonny Bairstow to open the innings. Tom Banton scored 31 runs from 20 balls before getting lbw by Mitchell Santner and Jonny Bairstow scored 8 from 9 balls as Daryl Mitchell takes a comfortable catch at deep midwicket on Mitchell Santner’s delivery.

David Malan and Captain Eoin Morgan wreaked havoc over New Zealand with their blistering batting performance. The pair shared a 182 runs partnership off 74 balls, which is the fourth highest partnership for any wicket and the highest third-wicket partnership by any team in the history of T20I cricket.

Captain Eoin Morgan missed his maiden T20I hundred by just 9 runs as he lost his wicket on the third-last ball of their innings. Eoin Morgan achieved his 50 on 21 balls and finished his innings on 91 runs off 41 deliveries as he struck 7 fours and 7 sixes all over the ground before losing his wicket to Tim Southee in the last over of the innings.

David Malan scored his maiden T20I hundred as he finished his innings on an unbeaten 103 runs from 51 balls with 9 fours and 6 sixes. David Malan achieved his fifty on 31 balls and reached his 100 on 48 balls. England finished their innings on their highest ever total of 241 runs at the cost of 3 wickets.

Matt Parkinson’s 4-wicket haul secures 4th T20I for England:

New Zealand required 242 runs from 120 balls to win the match. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro provided their team with a sound start as they put a stand of 54 runs for the first wicket. Martin Guptill scored 27 runs from 14 deliveries for 3 sixes and a four, while Colin Munro contributed 30 runs from 21 balls before losing his wicket to Matt Parkinson.

New Zealand kept going downwards after they lost both their openers till the end. Captain Tim Southee remained the top-scorer from his side after he scored 39 runs from 15 deliveries with 4 sixes and 2 fours before being lbw by Matt Parkinson.

New Zealand collapsed on 165 runs in the face of a target of 242 runs. It took England only 16.5 overs to bring down New Zealand’s entire batting lineup to win the 4th T20I. Matt Parkinson conceded 47 runs as he claimed 4 wickets in his 4 overs. Chris Jordan took 2 for 24 runs. Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Pat Brown took 1 wicket each for England.

Dawid Malan was named the “Player of the Match” for his blistering batting performance which, along with Eoin Morgan, led England to their highest ever T20I total.

England’s victory in the 4th T20I leveled the 5-match T20I series against New Zealand. England had lost two T20I in a row after winning the first one against New Zealand. The 5th T20I between England and New Zealand will take place on November 10 at Auckland which will also decide the winner of this 5-match T20I series.

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