- England won the toss and chose to bat first against New Zealand.
- Buttler scored a maximum, 73 at a strike rate of 155.32.
- Glenn Phillips scored maximum for NZ, 62 at a strike rate of 172.22.
- England won the match against New Zealand by 20 runs.
To unveil the 33rd match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, England won the toss and chose to bat first in the ENG vs NZ match.
Getting a good start, Buttler and Hales opened the batting to face the bowling of Boult and Hales cracked s streaky fours in the first two overs only and got a score of 16 after 2 overs.
The 5th over was a magical one for Hales and he threatened NZ pacers smashing a six and two boundaries. Buttler accompanied him to pose the team score to a significant strength and crossed the half century and got a score of 58 after 7 overs with no loss of wickets.
In the 11th over, Hales got up to his 50 and Santner broke their partnership, taking his wicket. Thereafter, the left-handed batter, Moeen Ali took the batting charge.
Buttler smacked three boundaries in the 13th over and helped his team cross century, standing at a score of 108 after 13 overs with loss of just 1 wicket. Buttler reached his 18th T20I half-century. They were playing with their maximum potential and he got another two boundaries in the 15th over, moving the score up to 125-2 after 15 overs.
Scoring 20 off 14, Livingstone lost his wicket to Ferguson. Adding a huge run score of 73 in 47 balls, Buttler got run out on a throw from Southee.
The collective efforts of the England team managed to score 179 in 20 overs with a loss of 6 wickets.
For the run chase of 180 runs, Finn Allen and Conway came to the crease to face the bowling of Moeen Ali.
Like England started off great, NZ had a poor start and lost their first wicket of Conway to Woakes and they got a score of just 14 after 3 overs with a loss of 1 wicket.
Finn Allen played a great shot to get the first six of the innings of NZ while Williamson smacked a boundary. Finn got a dismissal from Sam Curran, scoring just 16 off 11 and NZ stood at a score of 28-2 after 5 overs.
With Kane Williamson and Glenn Phillips on the pitch, they managed to cross half-century and got to a score of 53-2 after 8 overs.
Glenn reached his 50, crunching back-to-back sixes in the 14th over, crossing the century and reached a score of 113-2 after 14 overs. Fueling 40 runs in 40 balls, Williamson got out to Stokes.
In the NZ vs ENG match, England won the match by 20 runs, thrashing New Zealand.
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