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Finn Allen and Glenn Phillips’ fifties power New Zealand to 74-run win over England

Finn Allen and Glenn Phillips' fifties power New Zealand to 74-run win over England
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New Zealand defeated England by 74 runs in the third T20 international, keeping alive their hopes of ending the series all square.

New Zealand opener Finn Allen scored 77 off 53 balls, including three consecutive sixes off leg-spinner Adil Rashid. He was well supported by Daryl Mitchell, who made 32, as New Zealand posted a challenging 192-5.

England’s reply got off to a poor start, with opener Jason Roy dismissed for a duck in the first over. They never recovered and were bowled out for 128 in 19.4 overs.

Gus Atkinson was the pick of the bowlers for England, taking two wickets for 31.

The fourth and final T20 international will be played at Trent Bridge on Tuesday.

Brief Scorecard

England 128/10 (18.3 overs)

New Zealand 202/5 (20 overs)

Result: New Zealand won by 74 runs.