England faced New Zealand in the most important match on Tuesday 1st November 2022 in the Gabba cricket stadium Australia of the ICC T20 World cup 2022 super 12 round. This match could have been the match for New Zealand to qualify for the semi-finals and end the World Cup campaign for England but England win the match with 20 runs margin from New Zealand. Now both teams need to win their last match of the super 12 to qualify for the semi-final. New Zealand will face Ireland on Friday 4th November 2022 and England will face Sri Lanka on 5th November 2022. These teams can be dangerous teams for England and New Zealand because Ire Land has already beaten England in the super 12 round of the ICC T20 world cup 2022 and Sri Lanka is won the Asia cup 2022.
England won the toss and decide they will do bat first. And england make a great start with their opener and scored 48 runs in the powerplay. In the eleventh over Alex hales complete his fifty runs with a boundary. He hits a boundary to Santner but on the very next delivery, Alex Hales loses his wicket and England loses their first wicket. Alex Hales and Jos Buttler put 81 runs stand on the first wicket. When England lost its first wicket Jos Buttler’s score was just 27 on 22 deliveries and a strike rate of just 122.72 after that Buttler start hitting boundaries and in the next 25 deliveries he scored 46 runs with a strike rate of 184.
After scoring 73 runs on 47 he gets run out in the 19th over. In the 19th over Tim Southee bowls on a good length and outside off, and Ben Stokes hits the ball to the cover fielder. Buttler is looking for a single but was sent back as New Zealand captain Kane Williamson collects the ball and throws it toward Southee. He did well to take the bails off and replay show Buttler is out. England scored 179/6 runs in 20 overs. Buttler and Hales were the top scorers for England
New Zealand Batting
England put a good total on the board, in response when the New Zealand team comes to the ground for batting to chase 180 runs, they did not get a good start as expected and England gets their early breakthrough in the second over on just 8 runs and New Zealand loses its first opener’s wicket. New Zealand goes to the pavilion in the powerplay on just 28 runs. New Zealand scored 40 in the powerplay which is very low while you chasing 180 runs in t20. In the 10th over of Rashid Latif, Moeen Ali dropped a simple catch of Glenn Phillips on just 16 runs after that Phillips played a brilliant knock but that does not help his team to win the match. He scored 62 runs on just 36 deliveries. New Zealand managed to score 159/6 runs in 20 overs and lost the match 20 runs.
Player of the Match
England Captain Joss Buttler won the player of the match trophy for his captain inning for his team. He scored 73 runs on just face 47 deliveries with a strike rate of 155.32. He hits seven boundaries and two maximums. After scoring 73 runs he gets a runout in the 19th over of Tim Southee.