New Zealand beats England by 12 runs in T20 tri-series

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand ended its three-match losing streak with a 12-run victory over England in a tri-nations Twenty20 cricket international on Tuesday, inspired by an innings of 72 from captain Kane Williamson.

Williamson posted his eighth T20 half century but his first in 10 innings since January last year to guide New Zealand to 196-5 as it batted first after winning the toss. England was held to 184-9 in reply.Williamson shared an 82-run second wicket partnership with Martin Guptill (65) which laid the foundation for the innings and with his strike rate of 156.5 – 72 from 65 balls – put an end to r...