First T20 Rutherford and McCullum Set up NZ dramatic win

The New Zealand has won a remarkable come upon ended England by five runs in the opening Twenty20 match at a sold-out Oval in London and the New Zealand player record for the second wicket partnership of 114 runs between the Otago Volts pair of Hamish Rutherford and Brendon McCullum was the back of the victory as it force the BLACKCAPS to an inspiring total of 201.

The England though was hard in their big chase and was surrounded by one strike of pulling off the massive chase as they finished 196-5 and the New Zealand were the winner in a match that collective 397 runs as a full house at The Oval lap up a as you would expect rambunctious T20 international and the second and final Natwest International T20 match between England and New Zealand on Thursday night.


England won the toss and elected to field

New Zealand: 201/4 for 20 overs

Brendon McCullum 68
Hamish Rutherford 62 for 35 balls(6 fours  4 sixes)

Luke Wright 31/2

England: 196/5 for 20 overs

Luke Wright 52
Ravi Bopara 30 not out

Ronnie Hira 34/1

New Zealand won by 5 runs

Man of the match Hamish Rutherford (New Zealand)

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