New Zealand wins third T20I, leads series 2-1 against England

Late bowling strikes steered New Zealand to a 14-run victory in the third Twenty20 international against England. The Black Caps lead the series 2-1.

New Zealand leads the series 2-1 after its win in the third match.   -  Getty Images

Late bowling strikes steered New Zealand to a 14-run victory in the third Twenty20 international against England in Nelson on Tuesday to go 2-1 up in the series.

In reply to New Zealand's 180, England was well placed at 139 for two in the 15th over before a flurry of wickets reduced it to 166 for seven at the close.

 

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first with Colin de Grandhomme scoring 55 and Martin Guptill 33.

Dawid Malan cracked 55 for England and James Vince added 49 before New Zealand fought back with Lockie Ferguson and Blair Tickner both taking two for 25.

Game four in the five-match series is in Napier on Friday.