World T20, 15th Match, Group 1: England v New Zealand at Chittagong, Mar 22, 2014
World T20 - 15th match, Group 1
New Zealand won by 9 runs (D/L method)
Played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (neutral venue)
22 March 2014 - night match (20-over match)

There's still a delay here, the match referee is in conversation with Ashley Giles. But the players are finally on their way out. Alex Hales and Michael Lumb are going to have a hit for England and Kyle Mills has the new ball...

7.35pm Teams on the way out, the Union Jack and Union Jack Ensign are flying, we have anthems and presentations and all manner of things to delay the cricket a little bit longer.

Uwaisul: "I feel Trent Boult is quite unlucky to miss out today. He had done well in the subcontinent in other forms of cricket and deserves to have a go in T20s as well!"

7.25pm Here's the preview to today's game, now beginning at 7.40pm, where Andrew McGlashan makes New Zealand favourites and that is about right on the recent form of both these sides. But the Kiwis will have to shrug off their Banglaphobia. For England, they are looking to move on from a disgusting winter but have shown no signs of being in any shape to make any impression.

Mark: "This is England's big game. Win it and I think that they will make the semi-Finals. Lose and they could even lose all four matches. This is undoubtedly the weaker group and all the sides in it are vulnerable. It is a matter of who gets some momentum and confidence."

10 minutes late we have the toss for the second contest of the day. I think. Start time has been pushed back to 7.40pm. And the later we get, the more dew settles. Stuart Broad is fit and flips the coin, Brendon McCullum calls heads and it lands as such. New Zealand have won the toss and will bowl first, Broad says he would have done the same because of the dew factor.

England: 1 Michael Lumb, 2 Alex Hales, 3 Moeen Ali, 4 Eoin Morgan, 5 Jos Buttler (wk), 6 Ravi Bopara, 7 Tim Bresnan, 8 Chris Jordan, 9 Stuart Broad (capt), 10 James Tredwell, 11 Jade Dernbach

New Zealand: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Kane Williamson, 3 Brendon McCullum (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Colin Munro 6 Corey Anderson, 7 Luke Ronchi (wk), 8 Nathan McCullum, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Kyle Mills, 11 Mitchell McClenaghan

7pm It should be time for the toss but the first match is still finishing. Sri Lanka and South Africa are shaking hands, England and New Zealand rush out for their warm-up trying to nudge the other two teams out of the way. Note for the future - the second game is not going to start at 7.30pm!

6.45pm Hello and welcome to live coverage of the third game in this year's World T20. England and New Zealand meeting in Chittagong - but at the moment they're both waiting for the Sri Lanka South Africa game to end. These back-to-back matches are on a very tight schedule. The preparation of both teams in the second match has got to be hampered. A Super Over could well see a significant delay.


Mills to Lumb, 1 run, full on leg stump, a hint of inswing, and it's clipped through square leg for an opening single


Mills to Hales, no run, length ball on off stump, punched firmly from the crease to cover


Mills to Hales, OUT, slower ball looks to be turned to leg, a big looping leading edge travels towards mid-off, is it over his head? No! What a catch. Corey Anderson leaps back with his left hand and clings on to a fine grab, Mills strikes early. A little away shape deceived Hales who was looking to clip into the on side but he got it wrong

AD Hales c Anderson b Mills 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Mills to Lumb, no run, full and wide of off stump, Lumb leaves it alone


Mills to Lumb, no run, length on a tighter line, dabbed out from the crease to point


Mills to Lumb, no run, tight line again and Lumb can only find point, a lovely opening over from Mills

End of over 1 (1 run) England 1/1

    • MJ Lumb 1 (4b)
    • MM Ali 0 (0b)
    • KD Mills 1-0-1-1

From the other end it will be Mitchell McGlenaghan's bustly left-armers. Two slips are in...


McClenaghan to Ali, no run, full on off stump, Moeen drives it leisurely to mid-off


McClenaghan to Ali, FOUR, touch shortly length allowing Moeen to flick it wide of mid-on, what timing on this, a glorious stroke sails away from the fielder


McClenaghan to Ali, 1 run, similar length but a touch wider, Moeen mistimes a cover drive and finds a gap a mid-off for a quick single


McClenaghan to Lumb, 3 leg byes, full on the pads, it takes a flick past the short long leg but doesn't quite have enough on it to get it to the rope, the run hard for three


McClenaghan to Ali, no run, bumper, was it leg side, not quite, height okay too, Moeen played no stroke


McClenaghan to Ali, no run, full angled in, Moeen aims leg side and misses, struck on the pad, it would have slid down leg, no chance of a leg bye into cover

End of over 2 (8 runs) England 9/1

    • MM Ali 5 (5b 1x4)
    • MJ Lumb 1 (5b)
    • MJ McClenaghan 1-0-5-0
    • KD Mills 1-0-1-1

Mills to Lumb, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg, tucked through square leg for an easy single


Mills to Ali, no run, full just wide of off stump, swing and a miss from Moeen


Mills to Ali, no run, good length at the off stump, Moeen forward playing out towards point


Mills to Ali, 1 wide, Moeen down the pitch, Mills saw him coming and throws it wide, too wide, of off stump


Mills to Ali, FOUR, flowing drive on the up and manages to clear mid-off, decent strike and enough elevation to clear the fielder


Mills to Ali, SIX, touch short on off stump and Moeen is back onto it quickly, pulling right off the meat of the bat over cow corner


Mills to Ali, FOUR, gorgeous stroke, full blade through the line of a full-ish delivery on the stump, Moeen timed it to perfection back down the ground, you could watch that all day, perfect

End of over 3 (16 runs) England 25/1

    • MM Ali 19 (10b 3x4 1x6)
    • MJ Lumb 2 (6b)
    • KD Mills 2-0-17-1
    • MJ McClenaghan 1-0-5-0

McClenaghan to Lumb, 1 run, short and hammered square on the off side, picks out deep square so just a single


McClenaghan to Ali, 1 run, lapped into the leg side, didn't get all of it but safely into the gap, short of the deep man


McClenaghan to Lumb, no run, Lumb aims leg side with a big heave but gets a thick inside edge to short long leg


McClenaghan to Lumb, FOUR, full delivery, slower ball, Lumb chips it down the ground, not sure he picked it but went overt the bowler's head to good effect and almost timed it all the way for six


McClenaghan to Lumb, no run, this is shorter and Lumb is hit on the body trying to pull hard to leg


McClenaghan to Lumb, no run, back of a length just outside off, Lumb misses trying to force it over the covers

End of over 4 (6 runs) England 31/1

    • MJ Lumb 7 (11b 1x4)
    • MM Ali 20 (11b 3x4 1x6)
    • MJ McClenaghan 2-0-11-0
    • KD Mills 2-0-17-1

Change of bowling, Tim Southee is into the attack...


Southee to Ali, FOUR, short and pulled for four wide of midwicket, poor ball well put away


Southee to Ali, FOUR, another short ball, this a touch straighter and Moeen puts it away again, this square of midwicket, very poor again from Southee, wrong length me old china


Southee to Ali, no run, fuller now, Moeen drives and times it perfectly but didn't pick the gap past mid-off


Southee to Ali, 1 run, slower and full outside off, Moeen gave himself room and had to reach for it, gets some bat on it down to third man


Southee to Lumb, SIX, another short one and Lumb whacks it over midwicket into the stand, oh dear Timbo


Southee to Lumb, 2 runs, touch fuller and Lumb, giving himself some room, forces off the back foot through cover for a couple

Top over for England and this is now a handy opening five overs for them...

End of over 5 (17 runs) England 48/1

    • MJ Lumb 15 (13b 1x4 1x6)
    • MM Ali 29 (15b 5x4 1x6)
    • TG Southee 1-0-17-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 2-0-11-0

Azhar: "England jersey, at first I thought the umpires were batting." Ha! Slightly inedible I agree. Corey Anderson is onto bowl...


Anderson to Ali, 1 run, Moeen steps across his stumps and tries to paddle a length ball past short long leg, can't do but they steal a sharp single


Anderson to Lumb, 1 run, full at the leg stump, clipped down to long-on


Anderson to Ali, 1 wide, full down the leg side, Moeen goes to swing it away and misses


Anderson to Ali, no run, step down the wicket, tries to swing a length ball a foot outside off through the covers and misses, ended up reaching for it a little


Anderson to Ali, FOUR, shifts to the off side and this time manages to get the pick up shot away over short long leg, it goes pretty fine and bounces twice into the rope


Anderson to Ali, no run, down the wicket and a swing towards the off side again, misses again


Anderson to Ali, no run, Moeen aiming off side again and misses a length ball just outside off

End of over 6 (7 runs) England 55/1

    • MM Ali 34 (20b 6x4 1x6)
    • MJ Lumb 16 (14b 1x4 1x6)
    • CJ Anderson 1-0-7-0
    • TG Southee 1-0-17-0

Tidy Powerplay from England, New Zealand have bowled way too short and now turn to spin with Nathan McCullum into the attack...


NL McCullum to Lumb, 1 run, full at the leg stump, clipped out to long-on

Stack of fielders out on the off side, less on side protection...


NL McCullum to Ali, 1 run, touch short outside off, Moeen slaps it hard in the air but doesn't find deep-backward point


NL McCullum to Lumb, FOUR, full toss on middle and leg and Lumb sweeps it nicely past short long leg, put away well


NL McCullum to Lumb, FOUR, full at the stump, Lumb plays a glorious cover drive with an open face to steer it past deep cover, that it timed and placed to perfection


NL McCullum to Lumb, no run, straight drive now, the bowler able to field


NL McCullum to Lumb, 1 run, middle and leg line, Lumb tucks it out to deep midwicket

End of over 7 (11 runs) England 66/1

    • MJ Lumb 26 (19b 3x4 1x6)
    • MM Ali 35 (21b 6x4 1x6)
    • NL McCullum 1-0-11-0
    • CJ Anderson 1-0-7-0

Anderson to Lumb, FOUR, touch short and wide enough to cut, Lumb times it nicely and carves it past backward point


Anderson to Lumb, 1 run, down the track trying to flick over the off side, gets an inside edge into the pad that runs into the off side for a quick single


Anderson to Ali, 1 run, pulled leg side, it wasn't that short, and Moeen mistimed it high on the bat down to long-on


Anderson to Lumb, 1 leg bye, full at the pads, flick leg side misses, takes some pad to the leg side and they run a quick single


Anderson to Ali, OUT, back of a length and pulled leg side, Moeen hasn't got all of this and picks out deep square leg that is a bad way to go when well set, holing out into the deep and providing New Zealand with some much-needed respite. Nice knock from Moeen but not enough England will feel but he's set up a nice platform

MM Ali c McClenaghan b Anderson 36 (35m 23b 6x4 1x6) SR: 156.52


Anderson to Lumb, 2 runs, punch through cover, deep cover has to run to his left and they get a couple

End of over 8 (9 runs) England 75/2

    • MJ Lumb 33 (23b 4x4 1x6)
    • EJG Morgan 0 (0b)
    • CJ Anderson 2-0-15-1
    • NL McCullum 1-0-11-0

Back to McClenaghan can he get New Zealand back into this. He's got a slip for the new batsman...


McClenaghan to Morgan, no run, full length a foot wide of off stump, left alone


McClenaghan to Morgan, no run, leaves another just outside off


McClenaghan to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan shuffles across his stumps now and plays from a foot and a half outside off through the leg side for just a single as midwicket scrambles well


McClenaghan to Lumb, OUT, full delivery driven into the off side, not timed and it squirts down to third man, in comes Anderson with a dive and takes the catch diving down low, another fine catch from Anderson, that was not easy at all against the floodlights and dewy grass. A second set England batsman goes

MJ Lumb c Anderson b McClenaghan 33 (42m 24b 4x4 1x6) SR: 137.50


McClenaghan to Morgan, no run, length just outside off, Morgan leaves a third ball in the over


McClenaghan to Morgan, 1 run, tighter line, dabbed down from the crease into the off side and they get a quick single

End of over 9 (2 runs) England 77/3

    • EJG Morgan 2 (5b)
    • JC Buttler 0 (0b)
    • MJ McClenaghan 3-0-13-1
    • CJ Anderson 2-0-15-1

John: "Lumb's dismissal is a disaster for England. They needed to keep a set batsman at the crease. Now they have two new batsmen, the run rate falls, the pressure builds and the wickets fall. It's happened many a time before." McCullum again...


NL McCullum to Morgan, no run, off stump line, blocked


NL McCullum to Morgan, no run, a shimmy down the wicket, ends up yorking himself, dug out to the bowler


NL McCullum to Morgan, 1 wide, sweeps and misses at a ball that slides down leg


NL McCullum to Morgan, 2 runs, steps to leg and cut hard wide of deep cover for a couple


NL McCullum to Morgan, 2 runs, fuller at the leg stump, run down to long-on and they sprint back hard to two as the ball rolled slowly into the outfield


NL McCullum to Morgan, 1 run, full at the leg stump, dabbed up on the leg side for a quick single


NL McCullum to Buttler, 1 run, back and clipping with the spin through square leg for just the single

End of over 10 (7 runs) England 84/3

    • JC Buttler 1 (1b)
    • EJG Morgan 7 (10b)
    • NL McCullum 2-0-18-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 3-0-13-1

Danger time here for England, they often let the innings drift at this stage and they lose touch...


McClenaghan to Buttler, 2 runs, full just outside off, driven and squirts it past point, chase to his left for deep cover and they get two


McClenaghan to Buttler, 1 run, this drive is straight out to the deep cover


McClenaghan to Morgan, FOUR, full on off stump, slapped hard through the off side and, oh, there's no sweeper out at cover! Not sure where he's gone but that would have gone straight to him


McClenaghan to Morgan, 1 run, short and pulled and very nearly carries it to long leg, the fielder didn't see it and might have been able to come forward to catch that had he seen it, managed to save four though


McClenaghan to Buttler, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, blocked in the crease and they run a sharp single


McClenaghan to Morgan, no run, well wide of off stump, left alone

End of over 11 (9 runs) England 93/3

    • EJG Morgan 12 (13b 1x4)
    • JC Buttler 5 (4b)
    • MJ McClenaghan 4-0-22-1
    • NL McCullum 2-0-18-0

NL McCullum to Buttler, FOUR, touch of width outside off and slapped hard past extra cover, timed well and it finds the cover fence


NL McCullum to Buttler, no run, low full toss on off stump, flicked to short midwicket who dives and saves nicely


NL McCullum to Buttler, FOUR, swung from outside off and again, for some reason there's no long-on and that's four, weird field here again


NL McCullum to Buttler, no run, steps back, a little too short to pull, mistimes this to midwicket


NL McCullum to Buttler, 2 runs, another full toss, long-on is now back and fields this but can't prevent two, very sharp running


NL McCullum to Buttler, no run, full on the stumps, driven firmly back to the bowler

End of over 12 (10 runs) England 103/3

    • JC Buttler 15 (10b 2x4)
    • EJG Morgan 12 (13b 1x4)
    • NL McCullum 3-0-28-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 4-0-22-1

Southee comes back, I hope he's learned his lesson about length...


Southee to Morgan, no run, touch short, Morgan gets hit on the body trying to pull

Maybe this curious facial hair has affected Southee's mind...


Southee to Morgan, OUT, Morgan down the wicket, reaches out for a slower ball and can't change his stroke and chips a catch to mid-off. Another tame dismissal, Morgan's slippery form continues and Southee has returned to take a crucial wicket

EJG Morgan c BB McCullum b Southee 12 (22m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00


Southee to Bopara, 1 wide, full down the leg side


Southee to Bopara, 1 run, straighter line, Bopara dabs it to leg and they get a quick single


Southee to Buttler, no run, bumper, well-directed, Buttler sways inside the line


Southee to Buttler, no run, another short ball and again, Buttler is getting himself out of harms way


Southee to Buttler, no run, good yorker-length just wide off stump, dug out back to the bowler

Fine return from Southee...

End of over 13 (2 runs) England 105/4

    • JC Buttler 15 (13b 2x4)
    • RS Bopara 1 (1b)
    • TG Southee 2-0-19-1
    • NL McCullum 3-0-28-0

Mills also back with a change of ends...


Mills to Bopara, 1 wide, starts with a wide down leg


Mills to Bopara, 1 run, full length just outside off, forward and ran into a gap square on the off side for an easy single


Mills to Buttler, 2 runs, back of a length, pulled but mistimes through square leg, actually turns out okay because it rolls slowly into the deep and they get back for two


Mills to Buttler, 1 run, full at the stumps, pushed down to long-on


Mills to Bopara, 1 run, forward press outside off, Bopara get a thick inside edge past his stumps, so nearly dragging that on trying to run it down to third man, ends up getting a run to long leg


Mills to Buttler, 2 runs, length ball just wide enough of off stump to allow Buttler to punch it out wide of deep cover for a couple


Mills to Buttler, 1 run, fuller and driven straight to the deep cover this time

End of over 14 (9 runs) England 114/4

    • JC Buttler 21 (17b 2x4)
    • RS Bopara 3 (3b)
    • KD Mills 3-0-26-1
    • TG Southee 2-0-19-1

Southee to Buttler, no run, excellent yorker just outside off stump, Buttler looks to dig it out and misses


Southee to Buttler, 3 runs, steps across his stumps and scoops to good effect but the man is back at long leg and scrambles well to save the boundary, excellent work


Southee to Bopara, 1 run, length ball a foot outside off, Bopara guides it down to third man


Southee to Buttler, FOUR, another scoop, this to a shorter ball but this time Buttler gets more on it and it's fine enough of the deep fielder to get it for four


Southee to Buttler, no run, low full toss just outside off, slapped only to extra cover


Southee to Buttler, FOUR, full outside off again, this is carved wide of third man and Kyle Mills's dive isn't in time

End of over 15 (12 runs) England 126/4

    • JC Buttler 32 (22b 4x4)
    • RS Bopara 4 (4b)
    • TG Southee 3-0-31-1
    • KD Mills 3-0-26-1

Five to go, England are looking at 180 you would think. Anderson back into the attack...


Anderson to Bopara, 2 runs, length ball dropped calmly into the off side and they run like whippets to get back for two


Anderson to Bopara, no run, slower ball on off stump, just blocked back to the bowler


Anderson to Bopara, 1 run, full just outside off, flicked down to long-on


Anderson to Buttler, OUT, full ball wide of off stump, Buttler reaches out for it and manages to drag it into his stumps that's a big blow for England. Buttler a little unlucky perhaps but didn't move his feet to this at all, getting a thick edge into middle stump

JC Buttler b Anderson 32 (35m 23b 4x4 0x6) SR: 139.13


Anderson to Jordan, no run, full on the stumps, Jordan forward just blocking this


Anderson to Jordan, 1 run, full delivery, firm drive down to long-off

End of over 16 (4 runs) England 130/5

    • CJ Jordan 1 (2b)
    • RS Bopara 7 (7b)
    • CJ Anderson 3-0-19-2
    • TG Southee 3-0-31-1

Southee to Jordan, 1 run, short ball, pulled and gets an inside edge into midwicket for a single


Southee to Bopara, no run, oh dear, dropped by Ronchi, regulation nick from Bopara, straight to the keeper at chest height but he let it slip and then missed with a bowl at the stumps that could have been a run-out


Southee to Bopara, SIX, full ball just outside off, Bopara shuffles out of his ground and swings it very nicely over long-off, lovely strike


Southee to Bopara, no run, forward just outside off and just blocking this to point


Southee to Bopara, 1 run, tries to pull from just outside off and cloths it to mid-on


Southee to Jordan, 1 wide, short and well wide of off stump


Southee to Jordan, SIX, another short ball, Jordan pans it down the ground and, oh that is a nice whack, big one over long-off

End of over 17 (15 runs) England 145/5

    • CJ Jordan 8 (4b 1x6)
    • RS Bopara 14 (11b 1x6)
    • TG Southee 4-0-46-1
    • CJ Anderson 3-0-19-2

McCullum's final over...


NL McCullum to Bopara, 2 runs, full and flicked through midwicket for a sharp couple, good running


NL McCullum to Bopara, 1 run, full toss and swept hard but only to deep-backward square


NL McCullum to Jordan, no run, driven from outside off straight to extra-cover


NL McCullum to Jordan, OUT, full delivery, Jordan gives it a whack down the ground but picks out long-on it was another firm strike but not far enough and Southee able to take a simple chance a few yards in from the boundary

CJ Jordan c Southee b NL McCullum 8 (9m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 133.33


NL McCullum to Bresnan, 1 run, back and angling out to deep point for an easy single


NL McCullum to Bopara, no run, full outside off, Bopara tries to swing it away but misses

End of over 18 (4 runs) England 149/6

    • RS Bopara 17 (14b 1x6)
    • TT Bresnan 1 (1b)
    • NL McCullum 4-0-32-1
    • TG Southee 4-0-46-1

Nani: "England have somehow managed to get big overs but also very dry overs, which is why their run rate is still around 8. Unless they make big out of these final overs they are going to end up with below par total." Mills is back...


Mills to Bresnan, no run, full just outside off, chopped into the covers


Mills to Bresnan, 1 run, nice delivery again, full and wide and Bresnan can only chop it down to third man


Mills to Bopara, 1 run, full again, dug out down to long-on


Mills to Bresnan, no run, lovely full length again, Bresnan reaches across for it and digs it out into the covers


Mills to Bresnan, FOUR, full toss, swing out over the off side, Anderson is preparing himself for a third catch, he reaches up with his right hand but this time can't hold on to a tough chance and spills it on the bounce into the rope


Mills to Bresnan, FOUR, not quite on the length outside off and Bresnan drives it up and over extra cover for four, well timed

End of over 19 (10 runs) England 159/6

    • TT Bresnan 10 (6b 2x4)
    • RS Bopara 18 (15b 1x6)
    • KD Mills 4-0-36-1
    • NL McCullum 4-0-32-1

Last over, you feel England need at least 10 from it. Anderson to bowl...


Anderson to Bopara, 2 runs, swing from outside off, comes off a thick inside edge wide of long-on so they run hard for two


Anderson to Bopara, 2 runs, low full toss, slapped back down the ground, they take on long-off running in for the second and get back again


Anderson to Bopara, 1 run, full on the off stump, driven hard down the ground but this time too quickly to long-off and it's just one


Anderson to Bresnan, SIX, not quite a yorker and Bresnan able to swing it down the ground, good hit and gets it over the rope, a good slug


Anderson to Bresnan, 1 run, wide and full, just a single out to deep cover


Anderson to Bopara, 1 run, excellent yorker-length just outside off, chopped hard to deep cover, just one

9.20pm, tea So not a bad finish from England but the consensus seems to be they're a little short and didn't make the most of their good start. New Zealand have plenty of power and will try to chase this down in 10 minutes times...

End of over 20 (13 runs) England 172/6

    • RS Bopara 24 (19b 1x6)
    • TT Bresnan 17 (8b 2x4 1x6)
    • CJ Anderson 4-0-32-2
    • KD Mills 4-0-36-1
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