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Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell fifties propel New Zealand to record highs

The world-famous Johnnie Walker highball varieties the point of interest of the award-winning whisky tour on Edinburgh’s Princes Road. It’s described by the Scotch blender’s personal web site as a “balanced mixture of smoke, fruit and champagne”. A mile away at The Grange, it was New Zealand’s personal highball concoction on parade; and the liquid equal’s tagline may simply have utilized.

For it was an ideal stability of 18 sixes that noticed New Zealand notch their highest ever T20I rating of 254, and declare victory by 102 runs. Half-centuries for Mark Chapman and Michael Bracewell have been the dominant components, as each made their respective T20I career-bests. Chapman’s 83 got here in 44 balls, whereas Bracewell’s unbeaten 61 was even sharper on the palate at 25.

Chapman smashed seven sixes – getting off the mark with a straight one – after having began watchfully with 4 dots. A straight-arm jab off birthday boy Mark Watt fizzed to the boundary, whereas Hamza Tahir dropped brief and was smoked for first 4 after which six.

He additionally pulled a Chris Greaves drag all the way down to Watt on the boundary in what was his first skilled knock since mid-April however there was no obvious rustiness.

“It is simply the character of worldwide cricket,” Chapman mentioned of the hole. “It took a bit to get going, however when you get one out of the center of the bat, issues come again fairly rapidly. We have been speaking about taking the sport on, and being actually constructive in the way in which we play. It got here off at the moment, and the boys are fairly completely happy.”

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