13 Feb 2013

McCullum says it was a good team effort

3:11 pm on 13 February 2013

The New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum says he's happy so many of his side were able to contribute in their 55-run victory over England in the second Twenty20 international in Hamilton.

New Zealand scored 192 for six with Martin Guptil and Hamish Rutherford putting together an opening stand of 75, while McCullum made 74.

The Black Caps bowling attack then had England struggling right from the start with Mitchell McClenaghan taking two for 24, Ian Butler in his first match for New Zealand in more than two years taking two for 9 and James Franklin finished the innings off with four for 15.

McCullum, who struck five sixes, says he was happy to help out in a good team effort.

England have never managed to chase down a target that big and captain Stuart Broad admits he made the wrong decision to bowl after winning the toss.

The third and deciding match is in Wellington on Friday night.