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2nd T20I (N), Hamilton, February 12, 2013, England tour of New Zealand
(19.3/20 ov, T:193) 137

New Zealand won by 55 runs

Match centre 
Scores: Avi Singh
Comms: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
New Zealand 192/6(20 overs)
England 137/10(19.3 overs)
James Franklin4/15 (3.3)
Ian Butler2/9 (4)

10.10pm: After key bursts from McClenaghan and Butler, James Franklin cleaned up with 4 for 15, meaning New Zealand win by 55 runs and square the series at 1-1. England batted like a firecracker that had been dipped in a pint of warm lager, their timing worse than a knock-off Rolex, but the key question will be why they chose to bowl first and allowed themselves to come under pressure. New Zealand's top three set the platform, with Brendon McCullum coming over all sixy just when it mattered... Now it's England who have a headache heading to Wellington.

England captain, Stuart Broad: "We didn't play well, credit to NZ they played fantastically. We didn't execute our skills, McCullum did the damage but that's only half the game. Yeah, it was the wrong decision, that's how it goes but New Zealand outperformed us. Jos played really well again it's just unfortunate we didn't keep wickets in hand for him. It'll be an exciting game [in Wellington], both sides going hell for leather to win. We'll look at what we did badly and what we did well and try and move on."

New Zealand captain, Brendon McCullum: "It was disappointing the other night. Tonight we set it up well at the top of the order and we were much better overall. We would have batted first, it can skid on under lights and you chase pretty much anything. It was nice to make a contribution, whether you're captain or not captain. We're very happy with that performance, heading into the third game. It was great to see those guys [Rutherford and McClenaghan] come in and play the roles that they were picked to play. Both Hamish and Mitchell are aggressive and that proved successful for us. We knew we were short the other day so happy to bounce back."

Anyway, that's your lot from us tonight/this morning - David Hopps' report will be on the site shortly and we'll be back to bring you the series decider on Friday. Ta ra

Franklin to Dernbach, OUT

back of a length, hit uppishly towards mid-off and there's a stretching leap to snag the final wicket! New Zealand have completed the job to wrap up a bruising, brutal victory

Jade Dernbach c Butler b Franklin 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Franklin to Tredwell, OUT

full and straight, you miss, I'll hit - Tredders is castled and Franklin has three. Tredwell was looking to continue his happy thrash but played across the line and saw his stumps splattered

James Tredwell b Franklin 22 (19m 11b 3x4 1x6) SR: 200
Franklin to Finn, 1 run

full and outside off, Finn can't quite get under it and the ball dribbles past the bowler

Franklin to bowl the final over. England need just the 57

end of over 1912 runs
ENG: 136/8CRR: 7.15 RRR: 57.00
James Tredwell22 (10)
Steven Finn4 (5)
Trent Boult 4-0-40-0
James Franklin 3-0-14-2

"It's kind of funny to see the batsman smash a 4 and still have the required run rate go up," chuckles Neil

Boult to Tredwell, no run

full and punched to mid-off

Boult to Tredwell, FOUR runs

England's cunning plan to sneak this one continues to fructify, as Tredwell blocks one down the ground and it sails for a one-bounce four to long-off

Boult to Finn, 1 run

pitched up and swatted back past the bowler

Boult to Tredwell, 1 run

yorker length, fired in and Tredwell jams his bat down on it

Boult to Tredwell, 1 wide

dug in, short and swinging away in the channel - wide

Boult to Tredwell, FOUR runs

pitched up outside off and thump through the covers by Tredwell, who thinks he's Garfield Sobers right now

Boult to Finn, 1 run

back of a length, Finn pulls hard off the back foot and bullets the ball back at Boult, who half tries to catch it, half takes evasive action and ends up getting hit on the shoulder

end of over 189 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 124/8CRR: 6.88 RRR: 34.50
Steven Finn2 (3)
James Tredwell13 (6)
James Franklin 3-0-14-2
Trent Boult 3-0-28-0

Here's James: "No doubt England will want to 'take the positives' from this mess. Buttler is one. Then ... er ..."

Franklin to Finn, 1 run

full and wide and steered through the covers

Franklin to Finn, no run

slower ball wide of the stumps and the batsman fails to connect

Franklin to Tredwell, 1 run

goes back and steers one to third man

Franklin to Tredwell, SIX runs

well, that's been absolutely smoked into the crowd at deep midwicket by Tredwell, lovely pick up of a fullish ball and a lazy swing for six

Franklin to Finn, 1 run

steps away and thwacks a back-of-a-length delivery to long-on

Franklin to Buttler, OUT

drives aerially, high off the bat and picks out extra-cover - Buttler's rearguard is snuffed out! Franklin hit the deck hard and Buttler at last mistimed one after a gunpowder-fuelled fifty

Jos Buttler c Taylor b Franklin 54 (35m 30b 9x4 1x6) SR: 180
end of over 1714 runs
ENG: 115/7CRR: 6.76 RRR: 26.00
James Tredwell6 (4)
Jos Buttler54 (29)
Trent Boult 3-0-28-0
Grant Elliott 1-0-20-0
Boult to Tredwell, FOUR runs

pitched up on off stump, Tredwell backs away and threads a drive between extra-cover and mid-off

Boult to Tredwell, no run

back of a length, throws the bat but doesn't connect

Boult to Buttler, 1 run

on the stumps, can't get this one away

Boult to Buttler, FOUR runs

dug in short and cracked in front of deep midwicket on the pull this time - that's fifty for Buttler, the first of many in international cricket, you suspect

Match details
Seddon Park, Hamilton
TossEngland, elected to field first
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 302
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.50
Match days12 February 2013 - night (20-over match)
New Zealand
Derek Walker
New Zealand
Gary Baxter
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand
Barry Frost
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Roshan Mahanama
England Innings
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