England vs New Zealand: Bairstow and Brook’s Jaw-Dropping Heroics Lead England to 95-Run Victory!

England vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I – A Thrilling Encounter at Old Trafford

In a spectacular showdown at Old Trafford, England emerged victorious against New Zealand in the 2nd Twenty20 International match, claiming a resounding 95-run win. The exceptional batting prowess of Jonny Bairstow and Harry Brook played a pivotal role in England’s triumph.

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  • England: 198/4 (20 overs)
  • New Zealand: 103/10 (13.5 overs)
  • Result: England won by 95 runs

Match Analysis

The dynamic duo from Yorkshire, Jonny Bairstow and Harry Brook, exhibited an extraordinary partnership, amassing a staggering 131 runs for the third wicket in a mere 64 balls. Bairstow showcased his prowess by remaining unbeaten with a formidable 86 runs off 60 deliveries, including eight boundaries and four towering sixes. In an act of redemption, Brook, controversially omitted from the reigning champions England’s squad for the upcoming 50-over World Cup in India, silenced critics with a brilliant 36-ball 67, featuring five emphatic sixes. England vs New Zealand England vs New Zealand England vs New Zealand

New Zealand’s captain, Tim Southee, who lost the toss, had a tough outing as he conceded 23 runs in a single over while managing to secure one wicket, ultimately finishing with figures of 1-48. With this victory, England, the reigning T20 World Champions, now lead the four-match series 1-0, following their dominant seven-wicket win in the series opener at Chester-Le-Street. England vs New Zealand England vs New Zealand England vs New Zealand

In the only alteration made by either side from the previous match, England introduced Surrey fast bowler Gus Atkinson, who made an impressive debut, replacing Luke Wood. Atkinson’s splendid performance with the ball, claiming 4-20, made him the standout bowler for England.

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Match Stats

England Fall of Wickets: 1-40 (Will Jacks – 5.3 overs) 2-43 (Dawid Malan – 6.4 overs) 3-174 (Harry Brook – 17.2 overs) 4-180 (Moeen Ali – 17.4 overs)

New Zealand Fall of Wickets: 1-6 (Devon Conway – 1.4 overs) 2-8 (Finn Allen – 2.1 overs) 3-44 (Glenn Phillips – 6.3 overs) 4-72 (Mark Chapman – 8.6 overs) 5-74 (Daryl Mitchell – 9.2 overs) 6-88 (Mitchell Santner – 11.6 overs) 7-95 (Adam Milne – 12.6 overs) 8-95 (Tim Seifert – 13.1 overs) 9-103 (Tim Southee – 13.4 overs) 10-103 (Lockie Ferguson – 13.5 overs)

Playing XIs

England: Jonny Bairstow, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (WK/C), Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Brydon Carse, Gus Atkinson

New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tim Seifert (WK), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (C), Lockie Ferguson

Match Details

  • Date: Friday, September 1, 2023, 18:00
  • Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Toss: England elected to bat


  • Umpires: Alex Wharf (England), Martin Saggers (England)
  • TV Umpire: David Millns (England)
  • Match Referee: Chris Broad (England)

With an exhilarating display of cricket, England’s triumph over New Zealand in the 2nd T20I will be etched in the memories of fans for years to come.

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