New Zealand XI turn tables on England, win by 3 wickets

Sent into bat first, England made 170 for five. Michael Lumb was the only other serious contributor to the scoreboard with 45.

updated: February 06, 2013 14:40 IST
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Whangarei, New Zealand: England lost their second Twenty20 warm-up game in New Zealand when a New Zealand XI snatched a three-wicket victory off the last ball of the match here Wednesday.

A defiant 64 off 38 deliveries by Tom Latham and a final swipe to the mid-off boundary by Matt Henry denied the tourists back-to-back wins after England won the opening game by 46 runs.

Sent into bat first, England made 170 for five, largely through a batting master-class by Eoin Morgan (51) and Jos Buttler (51 not out) who put together a fifth-wicket partnership of 87 in 50 deliveries.

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