T20 world cup 2022: Captain Butler’s stormy innings, England beat New Zealand, kept semi-final hopes alive

New Delhi. A very important match was played between New Zealand and England in the ICC T20 World Cup on Tuesday. England scored 179 runs for 6 wickets on the basis of half-centuries from captain Jos Buttler and Alex Hales. In response, New Zealand’s team could only reach the score of 159 runs for 6 wickets. With this win, England have kept their hopes of reaching the semi-finals alive.

Fifty of Philips went to waste

Chasing the target against England, New Zealand were forced to play after two early setbacks. Devon Conway for the first 3 runs and then Finn Allen lost his wicket for 16 runs. After the fall of two wickets, Glenn Phillips, who scored a century in the last match on the field, stepped in. After coming, he handled the innings together with captain Kane Williamson, as well as got the team back in the match with a quick batting. 3 fours and as many sixes in 25 balls, Phillips gave fifty.

In the match, the team seemed to be catching, then three shocks one after the other turned the match again. Ben Stokes started it by dismissing captain Kane Williams for 40 runs. Mark Wood took the wicket of Jimmy Neesham and then Darrell Mitchell was dismissed by Chris Woakes and sent back. New Zealand’s last hope, Phillips was dismissed for 62 by Sam Curran and the match came in England’s grip.

Buttler and Hales’ scintillating innings

England captain Jos Buttler and Alex Hales made a blazing opening for the team and put the team forward in the very beginning. In 10 overs, both the batsmen together added 80 runs. Mitchell Santner broke the pair by taking the wicket of Hales. Hales returned after scoring 52 runs off 40 balls with the help of 7 fours and 1 six. Butler continued the attack even after the fall of the wicket and completed his fifty off 35 balls hitting 5 fours and 1 six. The team faltered due to the fall of wickets from one end, but Butler continued to score runs and played an important role in taking the score of 73 to 179 for 6 wickets.

New Zealand’s bowling did not work

New Zealand’s bowling, running in a great rhythm, was not successful in this match. Trent Boult did not get any wicket in this match. Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi took 1-1 wickets while Loki Ferguson dismissed 2 batsmen.

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