All Round England take 40 runs win over New Zealand

Luke Wright produced  with bat and ball while skipper Stuart Broad claimed  four wickets as England eased to a 40 run win  over New Zealand in their 1st  Twenty20 Match at  Auckland on Saturday.

All rounder Luke  Wright's  42 off 20  included with  three fours and four sixes as England's power full batting line up made  214 for 7, their highest ever  total in a T20 format.

The  Luke  Wright then produced enormous pressure on New Zealand's batsmen as he bowled quite a lot of dot balls that forced the New Zealand  to take risks, one of which resulted in Martin Guptill hitted  the ball straight to Stuart  Broad at mid off for 44 runs. Broad then chipped in with two wickets in the 15th over, dismissed  James Franklin (8) and Colin Munro (28) to make sure England's total was well out of reach.

Stuart Broad ended with 4 for 24, his best ever T20  figures, while Luke Wright take  2 for 29 and put on  a catch as New Zealand scored  174 for 9  in their 20 overs. The maximum total for sixes in a Twenty20  was the 24 hit by New Zealand and India at  Christchurch 2009, a feat duplicated by Australia and India at  Bridgetown a year later.

Eoin Morgan was  top scorer  for England with 46 off 26 deliveries  and joined  with Jonny Bairstow (38) in a 81 runs  partnership in just  7.1 overs as England looked  set for a total in excess of 230 runs  on the board  until the partnership  was broken.

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