- NZ 139-9; Eng 143-3. Eng win by seven wickets
- Luke Wood and Brydon Carse take three wickets apiece
Who needs practice? After a six‑month layoff, England’s Twenty20 team performed like the world champions they are, beating New Zealand by seven wickets. Liam Livingstone hooked a six deep into the stands to finish the match with six overs to spare: getting the band back together has never looked so easy.
Jos Buttler’s newest recruits – Brydon Carse making his T20 debut, and Luke Wood and Will Jacks playing in only their fourth and fifth white‑ball games for England respectively – all impressed and Dawid Malan and Harry Brook shared a 54-run partnership reflecting their individual styles.
Written by Emma John at Chester-le-Street
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/aug/30/england-new-zealand-first-twenty20-match-report under the title “Malan and Brook smash England to opening T20 win over New Zealand”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.