Chris Jordan produces magical catch against New Zealand

Kelley Robertson
February 15, 2018

David Willey, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid all struggled to contain the New Zealand batsmen and Buttler said: 'We were just off with our skills.

ENGLAND'S wait for a tri-series win goes on after losing to New Zealand by 12 runs.

Australia has already qualified for the tri-series final after posting two wins over England and one over New Zealand.

"He's looking at volume of cricket, bringing new players into the global game and there's sense that he makes, but at the same time from a personal perspective T20 cricket is so prevalent in the worldwide and domestic game and you play a lot more of it nowadays, and it's something you want to be a part of". England's match in Hamilton against New Zealand on Sunday would then be embarrassingly meaningless.

Kiwis skipper Kane Williamson put the disputation around his worth as a T20 player to bed with a brilliant knock of 72 runs off 46 balls to help New Zealand to their first victory in the Trans-Tasman Tri-Series by 12 runs over England at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

"We need a favour from Australia to beat New Zealand - we will see what happens".

Chris Jordan ended up with bowling figures of 1-34 in four overs, with Tim Seifert taking 15 runs off his last over.

The pitch behaved itself and England's strong pace attack, with Mark Wood and Plunkett back in the side, missed their lengths and were either too full, short, or straight.

'We had a fantastic start, Hales can rival anyone in the world when he's in that kind of form, ' Buttler, who made just two from four balls, said.

Debutants Mark Chapman (20 off 13 balls) and Tim Seifert (14 not out off six), both hit two sixes apiece and provided just the right extra push in the closing stages. Wood conceded three fours in his first over, the second of the innings; he also missed the chance to run out Kane Williamson, before scoring, with a direct hit from three yards out and an angle of 45°.

Williamson said he had spoken to Doull, who had said his comments hadn't come across as he meant them.

"I thought the ball was going to roll a bit further". Mark Chapman, who has also played worldwide cricket for Hong Kong, and debutant Tim Seifert then did what they had been brought into the side to do with quick-fire cameos in the middle order.

"It's hard when you've got three teams and they are all trying to play cricket at the same time".

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