England beat New Zealand in lone T20


MANCHESTER: England thrashed New Zealand by 56 runs to win the lone Twenty20 international at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

New Zealand, set a target of 192, were dismissed for 135 with 22 balls left in the innings.

Kane Williamson top-scored with 57 before the Black Caps lost their last five wickets for four runs.

Earlier, England made 191 for seven after winning the toss thanks mainly to Joe Root’s 68.

David Willey took three for 22 and ran out Williamson with a brilliant direct hit.

This was the final match of New Zealand’s tour after they drew a two-Test series 1-1 and were beaten 3-2 in a five-match one-day campaign

Brief scores

England 191-7, 20 overs (J Root 68)

New Zealand 135, 16.2 overs (K Williamson 57; D Willey 3-22, M Wood 3-26)

Result: England won by 56 runs