Broad’s men in Twenty20 blow

ENGLAND cricketer Michael Lumb insists they will not underestimate New Zealand after suffering defeat in their final warm-up match for the Twenty20 series.

Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan both hit half-centuries as England reached 170-5, but captain Stuart Broad’s 3-24 could not prevent a New Zealand XI claiming a three-wicket win off the final ball. “I think it will be tight,” Lumb said of the three-match series, which starts on Saturday. “A lot of people have written them off, but you can’t take them lightly.”