Hales and Lumb sail England to a T20 series win

Posted on Feb 16, 2013 by Taakjhaak Editorial

Dominant England 11 sealed the 3rd T20 beating New Zealand by 10 wickets and 44 balls to spare. The 3rd match at Wellington resulted in visitors clinching 2-1 series win just before the 3 match ODI series gets underway from 17th February.

England wins series from New Zeal LandAccepting the batting invitation, New Zealand could never press the acceleration button; Martin Guptill topped the score-chart with 59 runs. Kiwis managed to pile on 139 for 8 in 20 over’s. Skipper Broad and Dernbach took 3-a-piece costing a mere 51 off 8 over’s between them. England was extra-ordinarily superb in the field and after Broad’s acceptance of a wrong decision in the last match, bowling first-up was the correct decision.

Lumb and Hales came up firing all guns and the two paired England to win by a mammoth 10 wickets. Hales and Lumb put up a 143 run stand, second highest for any wicket by England. Lumb scored 53* of 34 balls with 5 sixes and a boundary whereas Hales was equally barbaric with an unbeaten 80 of 42 balls. With a strike rate of 190.47 he mastered 9 fours and 4 sixes. Within the 13th over and just 50 minutes of play, the England team sealed the victory scoring at 11.28 runs per over. Mitchell McClenaghan went for 38 off his 3 overs and Butler costed 41 off his 16 balls.

The two countries will again lock horns for 3 ODI’s, the first game scheduled at Hamilton on 17th February.


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