Alex Hales, Michael Lumb stun New Zealand to win T20 series

Feb 16, 2013, 02:28 IST | AFP

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 here yesterday.

England 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.  Hales scored 80 off 42 balls, including four sixes and nine fours, while Lumb notched 53 off 34 deliveries. 

Alex Hales and Michael Lumb
England’s Alex Hales (right) and Michael Lumb celebrate their series win vs NZ yesterday. PIC/AFP

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