Black Caps' Trent Boult delivers brutal T20 spell late as England crumble

The Pentagon

The Pentagon. Source

Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill slammed half-centuries as New Zealand went on to amass 196 for five and later went on to defend the total by 12 runs in the fourth Twenty20 worldwide against England in Wellington to register their maiden win in the ongoing Tri-Series.

New Zealand won for the first time in three matches after consecutive Twenty20 losses to Pakistan prior to the tri-series, then to Australia in their first match in the trans-Tasman series.

Williamson hit four sixes and four boundaries in his stay and combined with Martin Guptill (65) to put on 82 for the second wicket.

New Zealand's move to shore up the batting also paid off as former Hong Kong global Mark Chapman made a useful cameo of 20 off 13 on his New Zealand debut.

Alex Hales (47) gave England a quick start but things went pear-shaped once he fell to Ish Sodhi.

Watch the U.S. capture its first ever Olympic medal in men's luge
But everything fell apart in the final run as Loch looked a shell of his self, unable to control his line down the hill. As an 18-year-old, West had finished 22nd in the luge men's singles at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Sodhi, Boult and Mitchell Santner took two wickets apiece, while Southee claimed one. The tourists ended up 12 runs short and with their hopes of qualification for the final on Wednesday (February 21) in Auckland hanging by the flimsiest of threads.

The next match in the tri-series will between the Black Caps and Australia at Eden Park on Friday.

However, Guptill and Williamson were then invited to click through the gears by England's attack: both passing 50 - off 31 and 34 balls, respectively - with a six and then celebrating with a six off the next ball.

The England bowler made all those in the Westpac Stadium stand on their feet with a stunning one-handed catch to dismiss Colin de Grandhomme off the bowling of Adil Rashid.

England stand-in captain Jos Buttler was gutted to have lost once again, and said: "[Performance with the ball?] "Maybe 10-15 too many, that proved to be the difference, the wicket played a lot better and it was a good game.

Is Ed Sheeran Performing at Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Wedding?
Her decision to wear American fashion brands, such as Everlane, is also a way Markle is stepping outside the traditional lines. Lord Lieutenant Frank Ross joined them on their visit to Edinburgh Castle just in time for the firing of the One O'Clock Gun.

Debutants Mark Chapman (20) and Tim Seifert (14 not out) kept the run rate high at the tail end of the innings.

Instead of New Zealand's batsmen struggling, the visiting bowlers made harder work of it.

James Vince was on his way back to the pavilion shortly after as he was run out by Williamson for 10 runs.

"This is a very strong England side and we had to play some really good cricket". We did not get the cameos in the middle either.

"You always want more runs, you always train hard, that's the focus", he said.

Billions pledged for Iraq in Kuwait, but still short of goal
However, the US has offered an over $3 billion package for Iraq from the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Some 2,300 companies from 70 countries are taking part in the conference, which kicked off on Monday.

Buttler added: "We need a favour from Australia to beat New Zealand. Trent was outstanding at the death, but we knew it would be a challenge and the guys stepped up to the mark today".

Latest News