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NZ vs Eng 6th Match : Feb 18. Tri Nation ( Sunday) (11.30 am IST)

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worst economy by wheeler 20 plus in his 3 overs in t20i history but nz/Aus just missed to beat aggregates of run record hold by india vs Westindies at florida 

 

488 yesterday

489 at florida

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both the games 32 sixes each 

tomorrow nz vs eng winner will play vs aus for final on feb 21st

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New Zealand vs England, 6th Match - Live Cricket Score, Commentary

Series: England, Australia, New Zealand T20I Tri-Series, 2018 Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton Date & Time: Feb 18,  07:00 PM  LOCAL 


Under pressure teams New Zealand and England will slug it out in Hamilton on Sunday (February 18) in a determined bid to keep their Twenty20 tri-series title hopes alive.

 

The highly fancied teams confidently entered the tournament but have been blown away by a resurgent Australia who have powered into the final with four straight victories. New Zealand appeared set to book a berth in the decider after scoring a massive 243 for 6 on Friday only to be stunned by a rampant Australian batting order who chased down the record target with relative ease.

 

A victory for the hosts over winless England will ensure they get another crack at Australia although they remain in the box seat due to a current net run rate advantage. The struggling England will need to conjure a significant victory to leapfrog over New Zealand and qualify for the final in Auckland on February 21.

 

Amid comfortable familiar terrain, New Zealand's high-octane top-order have fired during two matches at home but their eclectic bowling attack has looked fragile on the ludicrously tiny grounds.

 

Even though they are facing elimination, the Black Caps are set to back their strong home record and stick with their frontline attack despite looking more vulnerable in recent losses to Australia and Pakistan.

 

In a confidence boost for the Kiwis, England has struggled badly in a baffling reversal of form after a dominant One-Day international (ODI) series victory over Australia. Perhaps it can be attributed to a weakened line-up with several mainstays missing but England should welcome back the services of captain Eoin Morgan, who is set to play after missing the last two matches due to injury.

 

Morgan's calm leadership should help a slumping England who seem likely to resist the temptation of selecting star allrounder Ben Stokes. The controversial 26-year-old has arrived in New Zealand after pleading not guilty to a charge of affray at Bristol magistrates' court last week. He is set to make his long-awaited return to international cricket during the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand.

 

Perhaps of most concern, England's bowling has struggled in the tri-series and will be without quick Liam Plunkett who has been ruled out of the remainder of the New Zealand tour due to a hamstring injury.

Undoubtedly, both teams will deem not making the final as a major underachievement. With so much to play for, there should be plenty of fireworks in an emotionally charged contest between two teams hoping to avoid an inglorious tournament exit.

 

What to expect: Cloudy conditions are expected. There should be plenty of runs on offer on the small ground.

 

Team News

New Zealand: Even though they lost to Australia, New Zealand are set to stick with the same line-up.

 

Probable New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Mark Chapman, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

 

England: Morgan has shrugged off the groin injury which has forced him out of the last two matches and is set to play meaning James Vince is likely to make way. A hamstring injury has ruled out Plunkett from the rest of the New Zealand tour. Seamer Tom Curran is set to earn a recall.

 

Probable England XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Billings, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

 

Did you know?

 

- New Zealand and England have only played one T20I at Seddon Park with the hosts winning by 55 runs five years ago.

 

- New Zealand has a commanding record at Seddon Park having won six of the seven T20Is. Their only loss was against South Africa six years ago.

What they said

 

"To put 240 on the board and lose is a little disheartening but we haven't really got time to dwell on it because we have a game in two days. So it's a quick turnaround," - Martin Guptill, the New Zealand opener, said after the team's heartbreaking loss to Australia.

 

"All three facets of our game haven't been where they need to be if we want to win games of cricket. We're aware of that and we need to perform to put things right," - David Willey, the England allrounder.

 

Teams:
England (From): Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Sam Curran, Jake Ball, James Vince


New Zealand (From): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Tim Seifert(w), Mark Chapman, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Ben Wheeler, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Anaru Kitchen, Mitchell Santner, Henry Nicholls

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3 minutes ago, saik said:

Chapman has played a Dhoni like innings at the end 37(30).

Came to this thread just to post the same. Even in the high scoring last match he scored 16 in 14. Guess some teams have not figured out the west Indies formula of playing on flat tracks. You don't need accumulators. Aussies have done those changes and results are there to see. 

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