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Root hits 68, England scores 191-7 in T20 vs New Zealand

Joe Root scores 68 off 46 balls, England posts 191-7 vs New Zealand in 1-off T20 international

Root hits 68, England scores 191-7 in T20 vs New Zealand

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Joe Root scored 68 off 46 balls to underpin England's 191-7 in the one-off Twenty20 international against New Zealand at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Root came to the crease when opener Jason Roy was run out after an explosive 23 that included two sixes in the second over, and smashed eight fours and one six to continue his strong recent form.

England went along at 9.55 an over in balmy evening conditions in Manchester, with Alex Hales (27), Ben Stokes (24 not out) and Sam Billings (21) also getting into double figures.

Spinner Mitchell Santner (2-28) had the best bowling figures for New Zealand, which is looking to finish its tour of England with a win after losing the one-day international series 3-2 and drawing the test series.


Updated : 2021-05-10 02:01 GMT+08:00