Home > Innings report >

ICC World T20 2014: England put up 172/6 against New Zealand

Moeen Ali powered England to score 55 in the powerplay and gave them early impetus © Getty Images
Moeen Ali powered England to score 55 in the powerplay and gave them early impetus © Getty Images

By Nishad Pai Vaidya

Mar 22, 2014

After being put in to bat by New Zealand, England scored 172 for six in their ICC World T20 2014 Super-10s encounter at Chittagong. The innings had mixed fortunes with sides dominating in patches. New Zealand did well to hit England early, following which they bounced back. However, looking at the final score, one feels New Zealand have done well.

Kyle Mills started off brilliantly for New Zealand, or should we say Corey Anderson did. Alex Hales moved across his stumps and tried to work it to the leg-side. However, he got an outside edge and it flew towards Anderson at mid-off. Sensing that the ball was a bit high, Anderson jumped and held it with one hand.

Moeen Ali walked in and changed things for England. With the ball coming on, Ali did show that he had more time to play his strokes. He eased into his drives and pulled in front of the wicket quite nonchalantly. Ali made his intentions clear when he smashed two fours and a six off Mills’s second over. Meanwhile, Michael Lumb moved stably, smashing the occasional boundary.

Ali was a delight to watch as he smashed it around quite easily. When Southee came to bowl the fifth over, he was taken for 17 runs. In the powerplay, England had sped away to 55 for one. Once the powerplay was done, Lumb found his zone as he welcomed Nathan McCullum with two boundaries. But, Ali was dismissed soon after as he tried to pull Anderson and found the man in the deep on the leg-side. An over later, Lumb fell as he tried to loft one through the off-side but an edge flew to third-man where Anderson dived forward to take a good catch.

Thereafter, it was left to Eoin Morgan and Joss Buttler to put pressure on New Zealand. They did add 26 in a little over three overs, but then Morgan fell to an intelligent ploy by Southee as he found the fielder at mid-off. New Zealand had fielded very well and kept their high standards throughout the innings, save for one blemish.

At the end of 15 overs, England were decently placed at 126 for four. But then, Buttler was bowled for 32. Ravi Bopara continued to fight with Chris Jordan in the centre. In the 17th over, Bopara edged one off Southee, but Luke Ronchi failed to hold it behind the stumps. The next ball was dispatched over long-off for a six. And, adding to Southee’s woes, Jordan flat-batted the last delivery over long-off for maximum.

Jordan fell trying to clearn Nathan McCullum, but then came Tim Bresnan and along with Bopara, he ensured that England get past 170. Bresnan’s eight-ball 17 was very useful for England at the end. But, considering the powerplay England had, they could have scored a lot more. Nevertheless, it should be a decent score. Their bowlers would only be wary of the dew that sets in at night.

Brief scores:

England 172 for 6 in 20 overs (Michael Lumb 33, Moeen Ali 36, Jos Buttler 32; Corey Anderson 2 for 32) vs New Zealand.

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery

ICC World T20 2014 Points Table and Team Standings


ICC World T20 2014 Schedule details

(Nishad Pai Vaidya is a Correspondent with CricketCountry and anchor for the site’s YouTube Channel. His Twitter handle is @nishad_44)

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad


West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts


Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test


Tendulkar provides teaser on upcoming book

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Younis Khan’s double ton puts Pakistan on top against Australia at stumps on Day 2 of 2nd Test

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 final: Central Zone 214/4 at stumps; lead by 111 runs

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

KL Rahul could be opening option for India’s tour to Australia

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Central Zone Duleep Trophy Duleep Trophy 2014-15 India Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Zone South Zone vs Central Zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

Mohammad Yousuf: Muttiah Muralitharan would not have been allowed to bowl under current ICC rules

Mohammad Azharuddin’s son included in UP One-Day squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy

Sri Lanka women’s senior player accuses selector of asking for sexual favours

Karnataka enter SK Acharya Memorial Trophy final

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Wriddhiman Saha fit for first ODI

Rohit Sharma looks to strengthen career after an inconsistent year

Younis Khan equals Javed Miandad’s record of most 150+ scores by Pakistan batsman

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Manish Pandey showing signs of fulfilling potential

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

678 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Younis Khan century during Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test at Dubai

Black money list fiasco: Have Narendra Modi-Arun Jaitley fooled ‘aam aadmi’?

Beauty Tip #43 — Get fuller-looking lips with home-made sugar scrub

Nokia’s Chennai plant not a part of the Microsoft deal, to shut shop tomorrow

Bigg Boss 8 Day 40 highlights: Upen Patel faces captaincy woes; Gautam Gulati punished again!

When Salman Khan asked a fan to shut up…

India to launch electronic toll collection at 350 highway plazas: Minister

Ayurvedic treatment: 7 types of Ayurvedic massage you should know about

Microsoft Office for Mac to release in 2015, new Outlook for Mac now available to Office 365 subscribers

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here