PREVIEW NZ vs ENG: New Zealand called up former Hong Kong representative Mark Chapman on Thursday to strengthen their Twenty20 batting in the wake of last week’s tri-series drubbing by Australia. Chapman and wicketkeeper Tom Siefert were included in the Black Caps’ 13-man squad at the expense of Tom Bruce and Tom Blundell. It comes after the New Zealanders slumped to a seven-wicket loss in their opening tri-series match against Australia in Sydney. Chapman, 23, has played two ODIs and 19 T20s for Hong Kong but is eligible to play for New Zealand through his Kiwi father. He has been in fine form for Auckland in the domestic T20 competition, averaging 34.11 at a strike-rate of 171.50, including 117 off 104 balls against Wellington last Sunday. Siefert, also 23, has averaged 32.30 at 146.81. New Zealand play their tri-series match against England in Wellington on Tuesday, when they will seek to bounce back from three straight losses in the ultra-short form of the game.
12.1 L Plunkett to M Guptill, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 110/1
Liam Plunkett returns to the attack.
11.6 C Jordan to M Guptill, 10 off the over, another good one for the Kiwis. Martin Guptill just works it to square leg and takes one. 109/1
11.5 C Jordan to M Guptill, FOUR! Oh, that’s beautiful! Low full toss outside off, Guptill subtly opens the face of the bat and steers it behind point, beating third man to the boundary. Amazing timing, had no power on that as such. Lovely shot. 108/1
11.4 C Jordan to K Williamson, Speared in full, just outside off, the batsman walks across, takes it on the full and paddles it to short fine leg for a quick run. 104/1
11.4 C Jordan to K Williamson, Wide! Short ball down the leg side, wide called by the umpire. 103/1
11.3 C Jordan to K Williamson, Excellent save from David Willey. Stops a certain boundary from resulting. Williamson walks across to this full ball outside off and crashes it through the covers. Willey out in the deep moves to his left and puts in a dive to stop the ball. Keeps the batsmen to just two. 102/1
11.2 C Jordan to K Williamson, Excellent delivery from Jordan. That’s his skill, has so much accuracy. fires in a yorker on the stumps, Williamson can only dig it back out to him. 100/1
11.1 C Jordan to M Guptill, Shaping back in, just ahead of a length, worked away off the pads for a single. 100/1
Chris Jordan back on.
10.6 A Rashid to M Guptill, Run down to third man for a single. 16 off the over, big one for New Zealand. 99/1
10.5 A Rashid to M Guptill, SIX! BLAM! And that’s gone a long, long, long way into the stands! What a hit from Big Marty Guptill. Another loopy ball full in length, he has no qualms about this as he murders it over mid-wicket to send it sailing over the fence for another biggie. He hits them with so much power, incredible strength. 98/1
10.4 A Rashid to M Guptill, SIX! 13th T20I fifty for Martin Guptill! And what a way to bring it up. Sees the ball pitched right up, has some good amount of air on it, so he gets a little low and slogs across the line. Clears wide long on with ease and that’s a maximum. The 50-run stand is up as well. 92/1
10.3 A Rashid to K Williamson, Rashid tosses it right up there, Kane kneels down and slog sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a run. 86/1
10.2 A Rashid to M Guptill, Tossed up leg spinner around off, pushed gently towards covers for a single. 85/1
10.1 A Rashid to K Williamson, Looped up, Williamson dances down the track and knocks this down to long off on the full. Easy single taken. 84/1
9.6 D Willey to K Williamson, Length ball outside off, punched through covers for one. 83/1 at the halfway stage. Can they double it up? 83/1
9.5 D Willey to K Williamson, FOUR! The Kiwi skipper is taking the attack to the opposition. Short in length, he stays back, gets low and pulls it through square leg. There is no one in the deep there and the ball goes away past the fence. 82/1
9.4 D Willey to K Williamson, Good running. This ball is mistimed towards mid off, but before the fielder gets to the ball and fires a throw, a couple is taken. 78/1
9.3 D Willey to K Williamson, FOUR! Misfields don’t help England’s cause. Nicely driven by Williamson towards covers, where the fielder lets it through him. Once it clears the man, it has a boundary written all over it. 76/1
9.2 D Willey to K Williamson, Angling away outside off, cut away towards backward point. 72/1
9.1 D Willey to M Guptill, Full on middle and leg, pushed through mid on for one. 72/1
David Willey is back on.
8.6 A Rashid to M Guptill, Turned through mid-wicket to take strike in the next over. 11 runs of this over, NZ getting a move on. 71/1
8.5 A Rashid to M Guptill, SIX! WHACK! Tossed up delivery around middle, Guptill gets down on a knee and blasts it high and handsome over the deep mid-wicket fence. He moves to 8 short of a fifty here. 70/1
8.4 A Rashid to K Williamson, A slight hesitation. This is an attempted wrong ‘un outside off, the ball goes straight on. Williamson wrists it towards short fine leg. Guptill calls him through for a quick run. There is a slight hesitation from the skipper but eventually he responds and makes it to the other end. 64/1
8.3 A Rashid to M Guptill, Darted on the pads, nudged through square leg for one. 63/1
8.2 A Rashid to K Williamson, Eased down to long off for a single. 62/1
8.1 A Rashid to M Guptill, Tossed up on middle and leg, driven to long on for a single. 61/1
7.6 L Plunkett to M Guptill, Short delivery at a slower pace, pulled through mid-wicket for one. 60/1
7.5 L Plunkett to K Williamson, Williamson takes a run after playing this through mid-wicket. 59/1
Mid off drops back, fine leg comes in.
7.4 L Plunkett to M Guptill, Angled in on the pads, worked away through square leg for one. 58/1
7.3 L Plunkett to M Guptill, Pushed to the cover region by MG. 57/1
7.2 L Plunkett to K Williamson, This delivery is glided to third man for another run. 57/1
7.1 L Plunkett to K Williamson, Full in length outside off, driven to mid off. 56/1
6.6 A Rashid to K Williamson, Shortish in length, pulled through mid-wicket to retain strike. 56/1
6.5 A Rashid to M Guptill, This ball is flicked through backward square leg for a single. 55/1
6.4 A Rashid to K Williamson, Dropped short, pulled towards deep square leg for a single. 54/1
6.3 A Rashid to M Guptill, Bowled on the pads, turned through square leg for a single. 53/1
6.2 A Rashid to K Williamson, Driven through mid on by Kane. They pick up a single. 52/1
6.1 A Rashid to M Guptill, Flatter on off, punched down to long off for one. 51/1
Spin time. Adil Rashid is into the attack now.
5.6 L Plunkett to K Williamson, FOUR! A good effort from Willey but the boundary isn’t prevented. Fuller outside off, driven nicely through covers. David chases it down and puts in the dive. Hasn’t done enough, as seen from the replays, as he is in contact with the ball and the ropes simultaneously. 50/1 at the end of the Powerplay, the Black Caps. 50/1
5.5 L Plunkett to M Guptill, Pushed towards point for a single. 46/1
5.4 L Plunkett to K Williamson, This ball is whipped to mid on for a single. 45/1
5.3 L Plunkett to M Guptill, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 44/1
5.2 L Plunkett to K Williamson, Fuller outside off, pushed towards wide mid off for a single. 43/1
5.1 L Plunkett to K Williamson, This ball is outside off, hit straight to point. 42/1
Liam Plunkett to bowl the last over of the Powerplay.
4.6 M Wood to K Williamson, Suicidal running! This is full outside off, Williamson looks to play it through the off side. Gets it off the inner half towards the right of the bowler. He looks to get off the mark with a quick run but would have been cursing himself if Mark had hit the mark. Wood gets to his right and misses his shy at the non-striker’s end. Perhaps, he would have been better off returning it to the man standing there. A run completed in the end. 42/1
4.5 M Wood to M Guptill, Guptill guides this to third man and gets to the other end. 41/1
4.5 M Wood to M Guptill, WIDE! Sprayed down the leg side, Martin misses his flick. 40/1
Kane Williamson, the Kiwi skipper, is the next to walk in. His place in this side is questioned by some experts and this is a good time to shut the critics up.
4.4 M Wood to C Munro, OUT! Wicket against the run of play. Wood was targetted and here he responds with a wicket. The three-T20I-ton fellow Colin Munro walks back cheaply yet again. Banged short on leg, Munro moves inside the line and plays the pull shot. Doesn’t get it off the middle of the bat and finds Sam Billings at the fine leg fence to perfection. Elation on Wood’s face. Fairly early strike for the visitors here. 39/1
4.3 M Wood to M Guptill, Fuller in length around off, pushed down the ground past the bowler for a quick run. 39/0
4.2 M Wood to M Guptill, FOUR! Wood seems to be the prime target today. This is hurled on a length around off, Guptill makes room and smashes it over the cover region for a boundary. He moves to 24 off just 14. 38/0
4.1 M Wood to C Munro, Ouch! Short in length, Munro looks to pull it but the ball goes under his bat and hits him on the stomach. Post that it rolls to the off side and a leg bye is stolen. 34/0
Mark Wood is swung over to the other end.
3.6 C Jordan to C Munro, Slower delivery around middle and leg, hit aerially to deep backward square leg. The ball landed just short of the man there. A run taken. 33/0
3.5 C Jordan to C Munro, FOUR! Nicely played. Short delivery around leg, Munro moves inside the line and just helps his pull over short fine leg for a boundary. 32/0
3.4 C Jordan to C Munro, Good stop by Jordan. He is an athletic guy and the way he got down quickly in his followthrough to prevent the ball from going away from runs just proves that. This is hurled fuller on the stumps, hit back towards him with full might. He gets low to his right and makes a half-stop. The ball rolls towards the stumps at the other end and no run is possible. 28/0
3.3 C Jordan to C Munro, Well bowled. Back of a length slanting across at 138.6 kph. Munro stands tall and looks to cut but misses due to the extra bounce. 28/0
3.2 C Jordan to M Guptill, Length ball, just on the shorter side outside off. Guptill taps it to the off side and hares across to the other end. 28/0
3.1 C Jordan to C Munro, Wrong line to start with from Jordan. He lands it on the pads, Munro flicks it to deep square leg and hands the strike over to Guptill. 27/0
Chris Jordan replaces Wood after an expensive first from the latter.
2.6 D Willey to M Guptill, Outside off, cut away to backward point. Three dots to end the over. 26/0
2.5 D Willey to M Guptill, This ball is punched off the back foot towards covers. 26/0
2.4 D Willey to M Guptill, Hurled outside off, this stays a touch low. MG cuts it to point. 26/0
2.3 D Willey to M Guptill, FOUR! Delectable! Fuller on off, Martin clears his front leg and drives it past mid off to collect yet another boundary. New Zealand move to 26 in the first two and a half overs. 26/0
2.2 D Willey to M Guptill, FOUR! Guptill is on the move here, goes to 15 off just 8. This is bowled around middle and leg, he just hoicks it over backward square leg for a boundary. 22/0
2.1 D Willey to C Munro, Fuller on the pads, Munro fails to flick it away and collects a leg bye as the ball rolls to the on side. 18/0
1.6 M Wood to M Guptill, FOUR! Clever and effective! Back of a length ball on the stumps, Guptill arches back and just ramps it over the keeper for another boundary. Expensive start from Mark, 13 off it. 17/0
1.5 M Wood to M Guptill, FOUR! Wood goes wide of the crease and angles this in on a fuller length. Guptill has an easy task. Just helps it away through mid-wicket with the angle and collects his first boundary. Beautiful. 13/0
1.4 M Wood to M Guptill, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. 9/0
1.3 M Wood to M Guptill, Length ball outside off, Martin looks to push it to the off side but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg. 9/0
1.2 M Wood to C Munro, On the pads, Munro fails to flick it and the ball goes off his pads towards point. Even as there is a stifled appeal put up, Guptill hares to the other end and forces Munro to respond, who does so. The umpire turns down the appeal and a leg bye is signaled. That pitched outside leg. Also, a wild shy was had at the non-striker’s end. 9/0
1.1 M Wood to C Munro, FOUR! Awww! Timing. That’s all the shot has. Wood begins with a full length delivery around off and middle, Munro just times his push down the ground. The ball rolls towards the fence, teases Vince, who chased it from mid off and just trickled away to the fence. James seemed to have held his hamstring as he just rushed to the fence, though he is good to continue. 8/0
Mark Wood to run in from the other end. He too, has a slip in position.
0.6 D Willey to C Munro, This ball is driven through covers for a single to retain strike. Good start for the tourists here. 4/0
0.5 D Willey to C Munro, Swing and a miss! Munro charges down and has a wild hoick only to miss. Luckily for him, the ball also swings a touch and just passes over the off stump. Nobody can quite fathom how it missed the sticks. 3/0
0.4 D Willey to C Munro, Landed on a length around off, Munro stands back and presents a straight blade in defense. 3/0
Simon Doull says that due to some disease on the surface, the pitch has lost its ability to grow the grass. Hence it wears a barren look. He reckons that they will have to purchase new seeds and sow them in order for some green to come up there.
0.3 D Willey to M Guptill, Fuller and angling away, patted through mid off to get to the other end. 3/0
0.2 D Willey to M Guptill, This is hurled outside off on a length, Guptill shoulders arms. 2/0
0.1 D Willey to M Guptill, A little bit of shape in straightaway. Willey lands it on a length around middle and leg, it comes in a touch. Guptill flicks it away through backward square leg for a brace to get going right away. 2/0
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First Published: February 13, 2018, 11:26 AM IST
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