T20 WC: England under pressure, Jos Buttler back to pavilion

Abu Dhabi: 

New Zealand has a lot to cheer as English batsman Jos Butler departs early with just 29 runs. 

Spinner Ish Sodhi did not take long to relieve the team as he sends Buttler back on the first ball of his second over. 

England team’s smile is fading away with the return of their star player comes back to the dressing with mere 29 runs off 24 deliveries.

Second best T20I English batsman at the moment, Dawid Malan, is on the crease with Moeen Ali to take the English ship across the tensed ocean. 

Adam Milne shrugged the English opponent in the start as he sent back the opener on his first ball for mere 13 runs.

Bairstow had walked to the crease with Jos Buttler as Jason Roy was ruled out the game due to an injury he suffered against South Africa.

The opening partnership garnered 37 runs before the loss of the wicket after 5.1 overs. Bairstow leaned into a cover drive to play Milne, crunching this flat towards cover, where Williamson dived to the left and forward to take this. 

NZ bowling in powerplay this tournament

30/1 v Pak

35/2 v Ind

48/1 v Sco

36/0 v Nam

23/3 v Afg

40/1 v Eng

When asked whether England is favorites for the semi-final, Morgan in the pre-match conference said: “I would not say strong favorites. New Zealand has a full-strength squad. Our guys are extremely excited about the challenge of facing New Zealand. We need to play good cricket to beat them.”

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