NZ vs SCO: New Zealand made their biggest score, defeating Scotland by a big margin, also captured the series

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NZ vs SCO, 2nd T20i

Highlights

  • New Zealand made a score of 254 in the second T20
  • beat Scotland by 102 runs
  • 2-0 on the series

NZ vs SCO: New Zealand team won the second T20 match against Scotland by a huge margin of 102 runs. With this, the Kiwis cleaned up the two-match series 2-0. In the match played on Friday, the Kiwis made their biggest T20I score in this match under the captaincy of Mitchell Santner. Half-centuries from Mark Chapman and Michael Bracewell made New Zealand 254 for the loss of five wickets. After this, with the help of bowlers, Scotland was restricted to 152 runs.

Talking about the match, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first. However, Finn Allen, who scored a century in the last match, returned to the pavilion after scoring six runs in the third over. After this, Dane Cleaver was also dismissed early after scoring 28 runs in 16 balls. New Zealand lost the wickets of their opening pair on the score of 60. But after this Mark Chapman (83) and Darryl Mitchell (31) together took the innings forward and shared a 33-ball 62-run partnership for the third wicket.

Chapman played career best innings

Mitchell was dismissed in the 11th over, but at the other end, Chapman completed his half-century in 27 balls and then scored 33 runs in 17 balls, playing a career-best 83 off 44 balls. He also shared a 53-run partnership with Bracewell in 26 balls. When Chapman was dismissed in the 16th over, New Zealand’s score was 175/4.

Bracewell’s first half-century

But after this Bracewell and Neesham batted tremendously and added 79 runs in just 29 balls. Together, both took New Zealand to their highest score. During this, Bracewell completed his first half-century of T20I, which was made in just 22 balls.

Scotland’s batting failed

Chasing New Zealand’s mammoth target of 255 runs, Scotland did not have a good start and kept losing their wickets. Scotland’s team seemed to be struggling completely in front of New Zealand’s spin attack. Santner, Sodhi and Bracewell took three wickets together while Michael Rippon and Jimmy Neesham took two wickets each. In front of New Zealand’s tight bowling, Scoland’s team could only manage 152 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 9 wickets and lost the match by 102 runs.

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