New Zealand XI v England XI, T20, Whangarei

Broad hat-trick lights up England win

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 5, 2013

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England XI 186 for 3 (Buttler 57*, Morgan 48*) beat New Zealand XI 140 (Munro 55, Broad 3-22, Dernbach 3-24, Woakes 3-27) by 46 runs

Jos Buttler flicks during his half-century, New Zealand XI v England XI, Twenty20, Whangarei, February 5, 2013
Jos Buttler hit an unbeaten 57 off 23 balls © Getty Images

Stuart Broad, the England T20 captain, took a late hat-trick to light up what was already shaping up to be a comfortable win for England XI against New Zealand XI in Whangarei. Fifty-one runs were required off the last two overs when Broad struck with the first three balls of the 19th with the wickets of Andrew Ellis, Ian Buttler and Matt Henry and hastened the end.

Chasing 187, New Zealand's innings never picked up after Chris Woakes dismissed openers Hamish Rutherford and Anton Devcich early. The middle order, led by Colin Munro, managed to string together a few partnerships, but England's bowlers were always in control of the game. Munro was dismissed by Jade Dernbach in the 18th over after a fighting 55, effectively ending New Zealand's challenge. Broad then bowled the triple-wicket maiden and Dernbach sealed the win in the last over.

"England have pace in their attack," Munro said. "The wicket didn't really suit them as much today, but they bowled with good variation and changes of length were key, especially on this wicket as it was quite slow. We have to be a bit smarter with the batting group tomorrow, and hit the zone and do it a bit earlier so we are not behind the eight ball

Earlier, the England batsmen got themselves some valuable batting practice after being put in to bat. Luke Wright, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler were among the runs. Buttler remained unbeaten after scoring 57 off just 24 balls. His innings included six fours and three sixes.

"Buttler is a fine player and a very clean striker of the ball," Ellis said. "He stands very still at the crease and is good at clearing the front leg, which gives him options. If you get the ball in his areas he'll make you pay. It's our challenge to come up with a plan to negate that."

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Posted by   on (February 8, 2013, 8:46 GMT)

It was really a Great day For Stuart & England! I'm Glad with his wonderfull come back!

Posted by JG2704 on (February 6, 2013, 9:30 GMT)

@SamuelH/jmcilhinney - Yes the SL/Eng game was definitely televised. Could be to do with Indian TV but it seems poor that there were no cameras in a WC tie esp as there were cameras to show the 1st warm up game in the mens game. I hope they show the rest of the tourn from now on. Another thing I think was a bit weird was that the Ind/SL game was played at a different time to the WI/Eng game. As it happens , so dominant was the SL win it didn't matter but had SL narrowly beaten India in a game which looked to be coasting along it may have looked bad to WI.Always thought that the final matches of group stages naturally started at the same time to avoid the possibilty of the 2 teams playing 2nd manufacturing a result to suit both

Please publish. There is nothing of offence and it's not insinuating anything - just saying that the scheduling could lend itself to controversy if the 2 teams playing 2nd have a close game where both qualify at the expense of one of the teams playing 1st

Posted by CricketingStargazer on (February 6, 2013, 7:55 GMT)

@Trickstar I think that his idea is to lose against weaker opposition to lull the opposition into a true sense of security. After all, if you don't get wickets against weaker opposition, how are you ever going to take them against the likes of South Africa? Reading the comments, it seems that there is a real collective insecurity in Australian fans who seem to look on the next 12 months with some foreboding. It's a curious turnaround as, only a few years ago, it was England would look on a tour of India and playing Australia with some dread. This New Zealand tour is about getting players like Broad into some form and confidence and trying out some new options to make sure that the likely reserves for the summer have some experience. I'm expecting New Zealand to put up a battle at home as they always do: it will be good for these players to have to work for wickets and runs.

Posted by Min2000 on (February 5, 2013, 22:51 GMT)

I get that this is just a warm up match but why are NZ selecting Ellis? The guy is a handy late order batsmen (at best) and a Gavin Larsen-type bowler. Decent enough at first class level but he's not an international player and he's 30 years old. Come on selectors, give a younger player a shot!

Posted by Trickstar on (February 5, 2013, 22:41 GMT)

@ RandyOZ Oh no Randy, if only we had the class of Doherty, Maxwell, Smith, Cowan & Henriques, The Don must be turning in his grave.

Posted by Optic on (February 5, 2013, 22:38 GMT)

@ RandyOZ Well if their getting wickets against so called 'minows', it's very good practice for the likes of you lot, innit. If I was you I'd be more concerned of all the club cricketers that are playing for you lot. I'd also be extremely concerned about the dearth of spin bowlers and that you're actually going to India with, the likes of Maxwell, Smith & Doherty are no 2nd spiners. You've also got an all rounder who doesn't ball, or bat too well either and a bowling attack that's like the walking wounded. Not to mention a opener that obviously isn't international class, as well as the big gaping holes left by Hussey and Ponting. Also you seem to be a misapprehension, if England were crushed so was Oz, we both got smashed in a Test match and both had close games in the other two. It's almost become folklore that Oz were so much better against them than us, if we'd have taken simple catches we could have won the series, just like you could if you'd have taken 20 wickets lol

Posted by ElusoryDolphinArm on (February 5, 2013, 19:57 GMT)


You must be confusing England's test selection policy with that of Oz; Maxwell...

Posted by R_U_4_REAL_NICK on (February 5, 2013, 16:18 GMT)

Randy, since when has Denbach ever been considered for tests? Similarly with Broad, why does one reasonable performance in a practice ODI have any bearing whatsoever on the Ashes?

Posted by RandyOZ on (February 5, 2013, 15:22 GMT)

With the inevitable failure of the so-called 'new wave' of South Africans, England are looking increasingly weaker, and the inevitable slide is continuing. Can they stop it against a side who, like them, was crushed at the hands of South Africa.

Posted by RandyOZ on (February 5, 2013, 15:12 GMT)

Great to see Broad and Dernbach get in the wickets against these minnows. We can only hope they play in the Ashes. Clarke must be licking his lips!

Posted by Coolbawn on (February 5, 2013, 13:50 GMT)

Eng-SL was definitely on Sky actually (a great match), so I imagine that Eng-WI was on today too. I wish that all tour matches could at least be listened to online from the host country.

Posted by   on (February 5, 2013, 12:45 GMT)

With Pietersen to come in, this is the best England have got and clearly they proved it. Dernbach will come good once he has a stock ball and the keeping position will be sorted at some point. I still think Prior should be in the ODIs but thats unlikely to happen but the key new player is Hales. If he improves he could be one of the best T20I players in the world. England, make sure you leave NZ no where to run. As much as I like the black caps and they're my second favorite team, England is my favorite so I'm rooting for the lions. GO!!

Posted by jmcilhinney on (February 5, 2013, 12:22 GMT)

I see that cricinfo has Buttler listed as the keeper for both the T20 and ODI squads. I wonder whether that's official or simply assumed from the fact that he kept in the last ODI in India. I guess that they could go to either Buttler or Bairstow as needed but I'm sure that they'd rather maintain consistency. If they see Bairstow as the likely successor to Prior in the Test team then giving him some practice in ODIs would probably be a good idea. That said, all I've seen of Buttler's glovework has been pretty good so far, especially for someone who isn't even the regular keeper for his county.

Posted by SDHM on (February 5, 2013, 11:29 GMT)

@JG & JMC - I think Sky only have cameras at one ground at the Women's World Cup, so they can only show the games played there. The Eng/SL game was definitely shown live as I remember watching some of it! There wasn't TV coverage of this game but that's because it was re-scheduled from last night - it was on last night & tonight's game is too. Great stuff from Buttler, he seems to be growing into the England shirt nicely, although to be fair those writing him off conveniently forgot to mention that the actual amount of time he's spent at the crease so far in his career has been tiny! He & Morgan can score almost anything off the last 5 overs as long as they have a good platform, so with KP to come back in, the T20 batting looks much stronger than it did at the WT20.

Posted by RednWhiteArmy on (February 5, 2013, 10:45 GMT)

Good stuff Jos. I bet the bloke who paid 1million for someone called glenn maxwell, has a red face right about now.

Posted by Selassie-I on (February 5, 2013, 10:36 GMT)

Buttler - the new Morgan? Nice to see us with some options to clear the ropes - something we've traditionally struggled with.

Posted by jmcilhinney on (February 5, 2013, 9:48 GMT)

@JG2704 on (February 5, 2013, 9:24 GMT), given that the Womens WC is in India, I'm guessing that they only have TV cameras at the India games. I think I saw some highlights of the Eng/India game but not Eng/SL.

Posted by JG2704 on (February 5, 2013, 9:24 GMT)

Good to get the win and although I'm pleased with the result , it is just a warm up. Well played Jade (for once and it will probably justify them keeping him in the side for the rest of the decade) Broad , Wright,Morgan,jOS. I was pleased they gave Jos more of a chance to show his batting skills. Too often I feel they had elevated (usually) slower scorers like Bopara and Patel above him and he was left with too much to do. A shame there was no tv coverage of this game and even more so of the women's wc game. Seems very poor as there weren't huge sporting events being shown on Sky in the early hours (mainly repeats etc) and in particular with the Eng women's WC game. Why on British TV would they show the India/SL game but not the England game - very poor

Posted by Munkeymomo on (February 5, 2013, 8:59 GMT)

Great to see Jossy performing one of those innings we have seen time and again at Taunton. Could be a great finisher for England alongside Morgs. Though he can huild an innings too if needs dictate.

Posted by R_U_4_REAL_NICK on (February 5, 2013, 8:58 GMT)

I guess that's Broad back in the selectors headlights for the next few years again.

Posted by kiwicricketnut on (February 5, 2013, 8:30 GMT)

england were truely dominant, nz at no point took the game to the english. no tv coverage but from the radio commentry, henry sounded the best of the kiwi seamers, beard bowled ok and the rest were spanked. the find of the summer though has to be colin munro, not convinced he's a test player but in the shorter forms he could be the guy who can finish off an innings for us, we've lacked hitting power down the order since mccullum started opening he has that in abundance and he has the fighting quality of chris harris, its the perfect combo. he should bat at 6 or 7 in the order and look to be the man clearing the rope in the final stages. hope his form continues he's a man on fire..

Posted by jmcilhinney on (February 5, 2013, 8:07 GMT)

While it wasn't against the strongest of opposition it's good to see Jos Buttler continuing to show how dangerous he can be. After a slow start to his career he is producing more regularly now, albeit mostly with cameos, but I'm confident that he is going to be a star. Interesting that NZ XI chose to bowl when they had looked in a fairly good position batting first in the washout. The England bowling figures make interesting reading. Tredwell was taken to early but came back well and the story was the same for Dernbach. It might be seen as unfortunate in the latter case as it may be enough to keep him in the team when seemingly everyone but the selectors want him gone. His first wicket was bowled off a full toss, so not exactly brilliance with the ball. Broad's hat-trick would be nice but I'm sure that he's aware that lower-order wickets in the late-overs slog don't mean quite as much as top-order batsmen in a Test match. Sounds like Woakes performed well so hopefully he keeps a place.

Posted by Tlotoxl on (February 5, 2013, 8:00 GMT)

@Cricketbadger: I didn't realise Jos was short for Joseph, he keeps doing these kind of sensational 200+run rate innings, that ball stays hit!

Posted by CricketingStargazer on (February 5, 2013, 7:58 GMT)

Job done and convincingly too when England have so often slipped-up in these matches. Everything seems to have gone pretty well.

Posted by Trickstar on (February 5, 2013, 7:55 GMT)

@CricketBadger What do you think Jos is short for mate.

Posted by CricketBadger on (February 5, 2013, 7:23 GMT)

Joseph Butler - who is this guy!?

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