Chasing 165, New Zealand recovered from 103/9 to take their game against England to the last over, but fell short by 13 runs in the end in Abu Dhabi. After Martin Guptill got the Blackcaps off to a flyer with his 41, England clawed their way back into the contest as wickets tumbled in a heap. Ish Sodhi and Todd Astle did string together a 47-run stand for the final wicket but their late resistance was not adequate to power the Kiwis over the finish line.
England defend in Abu Dhabi. Martin Guptill top scoring with 41 in the chase before a late flurry from Ish Sodhi and Todd Astle to take the warm up match to the final over. Scorecard | https://t.co/kNLVni9T87 #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/SMQlAaSSR9— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 20, 2021