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New Zealand edged out England by 12 runs in a T20 Tri Series clash in Wellington on Tuesday. The Cricketer digs into the stats vault for interesting tidbits from today's game.
New Zealand edged out England by 12 runs in a T20 Tri Series clash in Wellington on Tuesday.
Chasing 197 for victory, the tourists lost regular wickets to finish on 184 for nine.
The Cricketer digs into the stats vault for interesting tidbits from today's game...
KANE IS ABLE
Kane Williamson hadn’t passed 28 in T20 internationals for more than a year before he strolled to the crease at the Cake Tin on Tuesday.
The Blackcaps skipper ensured that lean run came to an end with his highest score in 13 months. His 72 was one shy of his personal best for the Kiwis in the format.
MAKING HIS MARK
Mark Chapman became the sixth man to play T20 internationals for two separate countries when he strolled to the wicket at the fall of the third New Zealand wicket.
The batsman had previously turned out for Hong Kong but the Associate nation will now be without him for at least three years following his appearance in Wellington.
The 196 for five that the Kiwis made in the first innings in the Cake Tin was the equal highest in any of T20 international match played on the same ground.
That’s all the way down to wickets lost.
The equal best was made by New Zealand against Pakistan in 2015-16.
To give you an idea of the scale of England’s challenge in pursuing 197 for victory, the target was 17 per cent higher than the existing record successful chase at the Westpac Stadium.
MALAN’S THE MAN
Dawid Malan has made a fine start to his international career in all formats, but in T20 he’s been a relentless run machine.
Four innings in and the Middlesex captain already has three IT20 half-centuries.
HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF
Only once before had a team batting second lost a T20 international inside the Cake Tin.
Surprise, surprise, that result came when Pakistan failed to reach New Zealand’s 196 for five two years ago.
That exact total seems impenetrable.