Guptill, De Grandhomme Power New Zealand To 180 In 3rd T20 Vs England
New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme and opener Martin Guptill's quickfire knocks powered the hosts to 180 runs in the third T20 at Saxton Oval, Nelson on Tuesday. New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat first, with Martin Guptill firing all cylinders from the beginning and got to 33 off just 17 balls with seven fours before he was dismissed. Colin de Grandhomme played an instrumental role in making sure New Zealand remained ahead of England's game plan with a spectacular knock of 55 runs off just 35 deliveries laced with five fours and three sixes. Along with a cameo from Ross Taylor and James Neesham, New Zealand set a 181-run target for the visitors to chase.
Guptill, de Grandhomme power New Zealand to 180
Innings Break!— ICC (@ICC) November 5, 2019
🔶 Martin Guptill 33(17)
🔶 Colin de Grandhomme 55(35)
🇳🇿 have set a target of 181 for 🏴. Can the visitors chase it down?
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New Zealand win 2nd T20
New Zealand completed a clinical victory over England in the second T20 at Wellington, as they grabbed a 21-run win to bring the series to level. Chasing a target of 177, England's top-order failed to fire all cylinders with New Zealand bowlers striking at regular intervals. New Zealand skipper Tim Southee struck gold right in the first ball of his spell and got rid of England opener Jonny Bairstow. Following that, England lost wickets in a flurry with just opener Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan doing their bit to get the scoreboard ticking. Chris Jordan's quickfire 36 runs off 19 balls studded with three fours and three sixes went in vain as he was dismissed by Santer. The two teams will lock horns for the third T20 on November 5 at Nelson.