PCB Backs Misbah despite failure in PSL 202023 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Islamabad crashed out without reaching the knockout stages for the 1st time.
England outclass New Zealand in the fourth T20I to win the match by a huge margin of 76 runs. Chasing a massive target of 242. English batsman Dawid Malan became only the second England batsman to record a Twenty20 international hundred as his destructive display of power-hitting led to a comprehensive 76-run victory over a chastened New Zealand. Malan scored 103 not out from 51 balls and captain Eoin Morgan scored 91 runs from 41 balls. The pair's England best 182-run partnership formed the bedrock of their highest-ever total of 241 for three, with New Zealand getting nowhere close, all out for 165 after 16.5 overs. English baller Matt Parkinson taking four for 47, as the series was squared at 2-2. In reply, New Zealand started quite well but after losing there opening partnership they were failed to set any partnership. New Zealand captain Tim Southee tried really hard at the end, scored 39 runs from 15 balls.
Earlier, New Zealand skipper won the toss and elected to bowl first. England batting first for the first time in the series got off to a decent start in the powerplay overs despite Jonny Bairstow’s wicket. Tom Banton got out after getting a decent start. Banton scored 31 runs from 20 deliveries. Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan changed the course of the game with the record-breaking third-wicket partnership. Morgan scored the fastest fifty for England. He scored 91 runs from 41 deliveries. Malan scored the fastest hundred by an English batsman. He remained not out for 103 runs from 51 deliveries. New Zealand’s run chase was derailed by leg-spinner Matthew Parkinson who took the wickets of Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro and Daryl Mitchell. Later on, Parkinson got the wicket of Tim Southee as well ending hosts’ chances of getting anywhere near the target.
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