23 Mar 2014

NZ get D/L win over England

12:10 pm on 23 March 2014

New Zealand have been declared winners by nine runs against England via the Duckworth-Lewis method after rain intervened in their men's World Twenty20 opener in Chittagong.

Chasing 173 to win, the Black Caps were 52 for one after five overs and two balls when heavy rain followed a series of thunderclaps at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.

New Zealand needed 43 off the same number of balls under the Duckworth-Lewis method, which deals with rain-affected matches.

Kane Willamson was unbeaten on 24 and skipper Brendon McCullum was batting on 16 when rain put an early end to the match.

England had put up a challenging 172 for six in their 20 overs with Moeen Ali (36), Michael Lumb (33) and Jos Butler (32) among the runs.

New Zealand's Corey Anderson was named man of the match as he took 2 for 32 with the ball and two catches in the field.