ICC World Twenty20, 17th Match, Group 1: England v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 29, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 17th match, Group 1
England won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
29 September 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)

Briggs to Nicol, no run, first sign of turn as Nicol pushes loosely at a wide delivery, which gripped and spun past the outside edge


Briggs to Nicol, 1 run, straighter line, on the stumps, worked towards mid-on for one

New Zealand 2/0   RJ Nicol 1* (2b)

Finn to Nicol, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, Nicol gets a thin edge on a leg glance, which then comes off the pad towards backward square as Finn appeals for lbw

New Zealand 7/0   RJ Nicol 2* (3b)

Briggs to Nicol, 1 run, flighted on middle and off, worked through midwicket

New Zealand 11/1   RJ Nicol 3* (4b)

Finn to Nicol, no run, touch short of a length, defended in front of the stumps


Finn to Nicol, 1 bye, another fierce lifter from Finn, cuts Nicol in half and then nearly hits Kieswetter on the nose, he can only glove it towards short fine leg and they get a bye


Finn to Nicol, 4 leg byes, good length ball, sliding towards leg, Nicol misses with a flick but there's a tickle of pad and it race to fine leg


Finn to Nicol, 2 runs, short and outside the line of off, goes across and worked behind square on the leg side

New Zealand 26/2   RJ Nicol 5* (8b)

Bresnan to Nicol, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Nicol chops through a gap at cover


Bresnan to Nicol, no run, banged in, tight line, pushed to mid-on but the fielding is quick and that's another dot


Bresnan to Nicol, 1 wide, short and straying too far to leg, Nicol swings and misses but wide is called anyway


Bresnan to Nicol, no run, full and drifting towards leg stump, clipped straight to the man on the edge of the circle

New Zealand 30/2   RJ Nicol 6* (11b)

Finn to Nicol, FOUR, pitched up on the stumps, Nicol is ready for this one and carves a flat four back past mid-on, cracking hit

New Zealand 39/2   RJ Nicol 10* (12b 1x4)

Swann to Nicol, 1 run, tossed up, Nicol leaves the crease and punches one to long-on


Swann to Nicol, no run, drags this a touch shorter, chopped back into the ground and mid-on prevents one


Swann to Nicol, OUT, Nicol goes for the six-hit to deep square leg that served him so well against Sri Lanka ... but this time he picks out the man on the fence! This pitch is a touch slower, the ball came off the toe of the bat rather than the meat and sailed to deep square, who set himself a few yards in from the boundary

RJ Nicol c Bairstow b Swann 11 (34m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

New Zealand 42/3   RJ Nicol 11 (15b 1x4)





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