England stroll to T20 series win over New Zealand

England defeated New Zealand by 10 wickets in the Twenty20 international decider in Wellington on Friday after a batting masterclass from openers Michael Lumb and Alex Hales.

updated: February 15, 2013 16:41 IST
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Wellington, New Zealand: Alex Hales produced a batting masterclass as England dominated New Zealand with both bat and ball to race to a 10-wicket win in the T20 series decider in Wellington on Friday.

Stung by a heavy loss in the second match in Hamilton on Tuesday, England bounced back to restrict New Zealand to 139 for eight after sending the home team into bat, with Stuart Broad and Jade Dernbach bagging three wickets apiece.

Hales and fellow opener Michael Lumb then dismantled the New Zealand attack to overhaul the 140-run target in just 12.4 overs in front of a stunned Wellington crowd.

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