Team New Zealand completely lost their first match in establishing partnerships. They even not succeeded making one partnership. New Zealand scored 139 runs. Finn Allen scored 21 runs, Glenn Phillips 41, Ish Sodhi 16. Luke Wood and Brydon Carse took three wickets each. Team England chased down the target in 14 overs with three wickets down. Will Jacks scored 22 runs, Dawid Malan 54 and Harry Brook 43.
England vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Highlights 2023, Friday 1-9-2023, New Zealand tour of England 2023, Old Trafford, Manchester.
Buttler says: “Delighted with the performance the other day, who confirms Atkinson’s debut, his cap was handed to him by Sam Curran. “not expecting too much of him, pace can create wickets, not too worried about runs.”
Southee confirms an unchanged team, “didn’t adapt to conditions quickly enough” in the last game.
Toss: England chose to bat.
England team: 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 Will Jacks, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Harry Brook, 5 Jos Buttler (capt & wk), 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Liam Livingstone, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Brydon Carse, 11 Gus Atkinson
New Zealand team: 1 Devon Conway, 2 Finn Allen, 3 Tim Seifert (wk), 4 Glenn Phillips, 5 Mark Chapman, 6 Daryl Mitchell, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Adam Milne, 9 Ish Sodhi, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Lockie Ferguson
Head to Head In T20I’s: 24
England Won: 15
New Zealand Won: 8
England T20I Rankings: 2nd
New Zealand T20I Rankings: 3rd
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
New Zealand LWLWW
Match Timings: 5:00 PM GMT | 6:00 PM Local
Umpires – Alex Wharf, Martin Saggers
TV Umpire – David Millns
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Mike Burns
Match number – T20I no. 2229
“Not ideal… off with the ball, which makes it hard for the batters. Brook and Jonny grabbed the momentum and ran with it, we know we’ve got to be better in all three areas. Milne from the bottom end was exceptional, showed the rest of us what was working. A number of our guys are reasonably young, we’ll dust ourselves off and come back in a couple of days’ time.”
“Special to see guys making their debut, for Gus to bowl in the fashion he did is brilliant. Crucial, he’s on an upward curve, to get him in and around the dressing-room, making friendships, getting to know the coaching staff, is important. Harry played brilliantly. A lot of noise around [World Cup], credit to him for how he’s handling it. He played brilliantly.”
Jonny Bairstow is player of the match:
“Great team performance and for the boys to take ten wickets … bit of swing early doors here but we grafted through the first bit and it got easier. The partnership between Harry and I was a bit of a matchwinner. We were due a bit of a partnership, he’s playing well at the moment.
On Atkinson: “We’ve seen the qualities for Surrey and Invincibles. Raw pace is scary, four wickets on debut is a huge confidence boost, he took everything in his stride. The first of many caps for him.”