13 Feb 2013

Black Caps level T20 series

11:26 am on 13 February 2013

The New Zealand cricketers have levelled the T20 series at 1-all after scoring a 55-run victory over England in Hamilton.

After being asked to bat first the Black Caps made 192 for six with Martin Guptil scoring 47 and Hamish Rutherford 40 in a first-wicket stand of 75.

Captain Brendan McCullum then smashed five sixes in a 38-ball 74.

England lost early wickets and were bowled out for 137 with three balls to spare.

Ian Butler took two for nine in his four overs to leave England 47 for five in the 11th over, then James Franklin finished them off with four for 15.

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