Twenty20: England thrash New Zealand by 56 runs
June 24 , 2015
England defeated New Zealand by 56 runs in a Twenty20 encounter at Old Trafford.
Batting first, England’s Joe Root hit 68 as the hosts put on 191-7 in their 20 overs. Alex Hales, Jason Roy, and Ben Stokes were the other England players who contributed with the bat in the one-off Twenty20 game.
New Zealand started well and a flurry of strokes from Brendon McCullum helped the tourists to 82-2 in 8 overs. But a batting collapse saw them all out for 135 in just 16.2 overs.