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 DUBAI: Martin Guptill hit ninety three and have become solely the second man to pass three,000 Twenty20 International runs as New Sjaelland...

 DUBAI: Martin Guptill hit ninety three and have become solely the second man to pass three,000 Twenty20 International runs as New Sjaelland defeated European nation by sixteen runs at the independent agency T20 tourney here on weekday.

New Sjaelland created 172-5 before European nation battled to a good 156-5 off their twenty overs.

The Kiwis’ second win in 3 matches within the Super twelve stage unbroken them not off course for the semi-finals.

Pakistan have already reached the last four from cluster a pair of feat New Sjaelland, Asian nation and Asian country to fight for the last qualifying spot.

Later on weekday, tournament favourites Asian country beat Asian nation by sixty six runs in national capital to avoid elimination when 2 losses in 2 games.

Put into bat, 35-year-old opener Guptill placed on a hundred and five for the fourth wicket with Glenn Phillips.

Guptill created his runs off fifty six balls with six fours and 7 sixes. His 1st six off Alasdair Evans within the sixth over allowed him to pass three,000 runs within the format, second solely to Asian country captain Virat Kohli.

“I was pretty done. We’ve got daily off thus I won’t be doing a lot of tomorrow,” same Guptill when batting nearly the whole innings in blistering heat.

“We didn’t have an excellent begin, losing 3 wickets within the powerplay. Glenn and that i had to assess the case and find a partnership along. we tend to created a small amount of momentum.”

Phillips created a gradual thirty three off thirty seven balls before he was fired by Brad welt.

The Scottish bowler conjointly accounted for a weary Guptill off subsequent ball of the nineteenth over because the opener tried to cart him over long on.

Guptill currently has three,069 runs in T20 Internationals whereas Kohli leads the means on three,225.

Despite taking 2 wickets in 2 balls, welt conceded forty runs off his four overs.

New Sjaelland, World Health Organization earned  their 1st points of the tournament with AN eight-wicket mauling of Asian country last outing, hit thirty five from the primary four overs, twenty four of these off welt.

But Safyaan Sharif then sent back Daryl Mitchell for thirteen and, four balls later, claimed the key wicket of skipper Kane Williamson for zero.

At the midway purpose, the Black Caps were 70-3 before Guptill completed his eighteenth T20 0.5 century off thirty five balls with another six, his one hundred and fiftieth within the format.

Sharif was the choose of the Scottish bowlers with 2-28.

In reply, the Scots were not off course at ten overs once they were 76-2.

Matthew Cross created a helpful twenty seven, hit 5 boundaries in 5 balls at one stage off Adam writer.

Matthew Leask gave European nation hope with a brisk, undefeated  forty two off twenty balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes.

However, the larger expertise of the New Sjaelland attack was potent enough to use the brakes with Trent River Boult taking 2-29, Tim Southee 1-24 and slow left-armer Mitchell Santner solely concession twenty three runs off his four wicketless overs.



M. Guptill c physiologist b welt ninety three

D. Mitchell lbw b Sharif thirteen

K. Williamson c Cross b Sharif zero

D. Conway c Cross b Watt one

G. Phillips c Greaves b welt thirty three

J. Neesham not out ten

M. Santner not out a pair of

EXTRAS (LB-5, W-15) 20

TOTAL (for 5 wickets; twenty overs) 172

DID NOT BAT: Adam writer, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent River Boult

FALL OF WICKETS: 1-35 (Mitchell), 2-35 (Williamson), 3-52 (Conway), 4-157 (Phillips), 5-157 (Guptill)

BOWLING: welt 4-0-40-2 (2w); Sharif 4-0-28-2 (3w); Evans 4-0-48-0 (4w); Watt 4-0-13-1 (1w); Greaves 3-0-26-0; Leask 1-0-12-0


G. Munsey c Southee b Sodhi twenty two

K. Coetzer c Southee b Boult seventeen

M. Cross b Southee twenty seven

R. Berrington c Conway b Sodhi twenty

C. physiologist b Boult twelve

M. Leask not out forty two

C. Greaves not out eight

EXTRAS (LB-2, W-6) 8

TOTAL (for 5 wickets; twenty overs) 156

DID NOT BAT: Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans, Brad Wheal

FALL OF WICKETS: 1-21 (Coetzer), 2-66 (Munsey), 3-76 (Cross), 4-102 (MacLeod), 5-106 (Berrington)

BOWLING: Boult 4-0-29-2; Southee

4-0-24-1 (5w); writer 4-1-36-0; Santner 4-0-23-0; Sodhi 4-0-42-2 (1w)

RESULT: New Sjaelland won by sixteen runs.

MAN-OF-THE-MATCH: Martin Guptill

UMPIRES: Ahsan Raza (Bangladesh) and Marais theologiser (South Africa)

TV UMPIRE: Nitin Menon (India)

MATCH REFEREE: Javagal Srinath (India)

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