Twitter reactions: Jos Buttler’s England move to second spot with a crucial win over New Zealand – T20 WC 2022

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  • England defeated New Zealand by 20 runs in their Super 12 fixture at the Gabba.

  • Jos Buttler was adjudged 'Player of the Match' for his 47-ball 73.

Twitter reactions: Jos Buttler’s England move to second spot with a crucial win over New Zealand – T20 WC 2022
Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes (Photo Source: Twitter)
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Captain Jos Buttler and Alex Hales’ half-centuries guided England to a crucial 20-run victory over the table toppers New Zealand, in Group 1 fixture of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Gabba on Tuesday.

The two openers led England’s acceleration in the first ten overs, propelling their side to a competitive 179 for 6 in their stipulated 20 overs.

Chasing 180 for victory, the Black Caps lost their opening batters early but made a decent recovery in middle-overs as skipper Kane Williamson (40) and Glenn Phillips (73) added a 91-run stand for the third wicket. But Williamson’s run-a-ball knock created pressure on other New Zealand players, and they eventually failed to hit sixes and fours in the death overs. England pacers – Mark Wood (1/25), Sam Curran (2/26) and Chris Woakes (2/33) – shared five wickets among them and didn’t allow the Kiwi hard-hitters to score run at will.

In the end, New Zealand could manage just 159 for the loss of six wickets.

Meanwhile, the Three Lions have now moved up to the second spot in the points table, only behind the Blackcaps’ on the basis of net run rate (NRR).

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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