New Zealand beats England by 55 runs in 2nd T20; ties 3-match series at 1-1

Captain Brendon McCullum scored 74 from 38 balls as New Zealand beat England by 55 runs in the second Twenty20 cricket international on Tuesday to lock the three-match series at 1-1.

England crushed New Zealand by 40 runs in the first match, hitting 15 sixes in posting its highest-ever Twenty20 total of 214-7. But New Zealand wholly reversed that result at Seddon Park on Tuesday, making 192-6 after being sent in to bat and dismissing England for 137 in 19.3 overs.

The third and deciding match is at Wellington on Friday.

McCullum hit five sixes and six fours, scoring at almost two runs per ball before being dismissed from the second-to-last ball of the innings.

 England won the toss and chose to bowl.
 New Zealand
 M. Guptill c Hales b Tredwell                 47     
 H. Rutherford c Buttler b Wright              40
 B. McCullum c Lumb b Dernbach                 74
 R. Taylor c Bairstow b Wright                  4
 C. Munro c Bairstow b Dernbach                 7
 G. Elliott b Dernbach                          4
 J. Franklin not out                            6 
 N. McCullum not out                            0
 Extras (b-1, lb-3, w-6)                       10              
 Total (for six wickets, 20 overs)            192     
 Did not bat: I. Butler, T. Boult, M. McClenaghan
 Fall of wickets: 1-75 2-105 3-124 4-139 5-154 6-188
 Bowling: Tredwell 2-0-20-1, Broad 4-0-53-0, Finn 4-0-33-0,
 Dernbach 4-0-38-3 (w-2), Wright 4-0-24-2, Patel 2-0-20-0
 M. Lumb b N. McCullum                         17
 A. Hales b McClenaghan                         5
 L. Wright c Guptill b McClenaghan              0
 J. Bairstow c McClenaghan b Butler             8
 E. Morgan c Munro b Butler                    13
 J. Buttler c Taylor b Franklin                54
 S. Patel run out                               6
 S. Broad c Guptill b Franklin                  1
 J. Tredwell b Franklin                        22
 S. Finn not out                                5              
 J. Dernbach c Butler b Franklin                0
 Extras (lb-3 w-3)                              6
 Total (all out, 19.3 overs)                  137     
 Fall of wickets: 1-9 2-9 3-24 4-43 5-47 6-62 7-80 8-115
 Bowling: Boult 4-0-40-0(w-2), McClenaghan 4-0-24-2, Butler
 4-0-9-2, N. McCullum 3-0-26-1(w-1), Franklin 3.3-0-15-4, Elliott
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 Result: New Zealand won by 55 runs
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 Previous results:
 Feb 9 - England won by 40 runs  
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 Remaining Twenty20 fixture:
 Feb. 15 - Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington