England and New Zealand will play the second T20I of their four-match series on Friday, September 1 at Old Trafford in Manchester. England won the first match by seven wickets with 36 balls remaining.
Finn Allen gave New Zealand a good start with three sixes in the first over, but they were restricted to 139/9 in 20 overs by Brydon Carse and Luke Wood, who took three wickets each. In response, Dawid Malan scored 54 off 42 balls, and Harry Brook scored 43* off 27 balls to help England chase down the target in just 14 overs. Tim Southee surpassed Shakib Al Hasan’s tally of 140 wickets to become the leading wicket-taker in T20Is.
England will be confident of repeating their performance from the first match, while New Zealand will hope to bounce back. It will be interesting to see how New Zealand respond after their loss in the first match. England will be the favourites, but New Zealand will be determined to level the series.
Meanwhile, let us look at the stats and milestones ahead of second T20I between England and New Zealand:
Head-to-Head: In as many as 24 games played between the two teams, England dominated the contest with 15 wins, while New Zealand have won on eight occasions. One game hasn’t yielded a result.
97 – Harry Brook (2903) requires 97 runs to complete 3000 runs in T20s
3 – Moeen Ali (197) requires three wickets to complete 200 wickets in T20s
3 – Liam Livingstone (97) needs three grabs to complete 100 catches in T20s.
1 – Liam Livingstone (99) needs one wicket to complete 100 wickets in T20s.
1 – Ish Sodhi (99) is one game away from his 100th T20I appearance
4 – Adil Rashid (96) needs four wickets to complete 100 wickets in T20Is.
1 – Glenn Phillips (99) requires one four to complete 100 fours in T20Is.
3 – Adam Milne (47) requires three wickets to complete 50 wickets in T20Is
3 – Mark Chapman (47) requires three sixes to complete 50 maximums in T2OIs.
61 – Moeen Ali (5939) requires 61 runs to complete 6000 T20 runs.
9 – Jos Buttler (241) needs nine fours to complete 250 fours in T20Is.
98 – Tim Seifert (3902) requires 98 runs to complete 4000 runs in T20s.
1 – Dawid Malan (99) is one game away from his 100th international appearance.
4 – Chris Jordan (96) needs four wickets to complete 100 wickets in T20Is.
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