New Zealand beat England by 12 runs in T20 tri-series

 WELLINGTON, Feb 13: New Zealand ended their three-match losing streak with a 12-run victory over England in a tri-nations Twenty20 cricket international today, inspired by an innings of 72 from captain Kane Williamson.Williamson posted his eighth T20 half century but his first in 10 innings since January last year to guide New Zealand to 196-5 as they batted first after winning the toss. England were held to 184-9 in reply.

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New Zealand: M Guptill c Plunkett b Rashid 65, C Munro c Billings b Wood 11, K Williamson b Jordan 72, C de Grandhomme c Jordan b Rashid 0, M Chapman c Billings b Wood 20, R Taylor not out 1, T Seifert not out 14. Extras: (b 1, lb 5, w 7) 13. Total: (For five wickets in 20 overs) 196. Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-121, 3-121, 4-169, 5-181. Bowling: D Willey 4-0-36-0, M Wood 4-0-51-2, C Jordan 4-0-34-1, L Plunkett 4-0-33-0, A Rashid 4-0-36-2.

England: J Roy c Boult b Southee 8, A Hales c de Grandhomme b Sodhi 47, D Malan c Boult b Santner 59, J Vince run out (Williamson) 10, J Buttler (c) c Southee b Sodhi 2, S Billings c Sodhi b Santner 12, D Willey run out (Seifert) 21, C Jordan b Boult 6, L Plunkett b Boult 0, A Rashid not out 8, M Wood not out 5. Extras: (b 2, lb 2, w 2) 6. Total: (For nine wickets in 20 overs) 184. Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-79, 3-95, 4-109, 5-129, 6-158, 7-168, 8-168, 9-172. Bowling: T Boult 4-0-46-2, M Santner 4-0-29-2, T Southee 4-0-30-1, I Sodhi 4-0-49-2, C Munro 2-0-11-0, C de Grandhomme 2-0-15-0. – Agencies





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