Skipper Jos Buttler played a scintillating 73-run knock to power England to 179/6 against New Zealand in their must-win T20 World Cup match on Tuesday. Buttler blazed away to 73 off 47 balls with the help of seven boundaries and two sixes. Besides Buttler, opener Alex Hales (52 off 40) scored a fine half-century. For New Zealand, Lockie Ferguson picked two wickets.
For New Zealand, Sam Curran and Chris Woakes took 2-2 wickets, Glenn Philips scored 62/36, and Kane Williamson 40/40.
Brief scores: England 179/6 in 20 overs (Buttler 73, Hales 52; Ferguson 2/45, Sodi 1/23).
New Zealand 159/6 in 20 overs (Philips 62, Williamson 40; Sam Curran 2/26, Woakes 2/33).
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