Former England cricketer David Lloyd remained upbeat despite England's Twenty20 loss to New Zealand yesterday, suggesting that the games are in place purely to provide entertainment.

Tweeting during the match, Lloyd said: "England fell six runs short of a remarkable win as New Zealand took the lead in the two-match series.

Winning when needing to score more than 200 had only been managed three times in this format of the game and never in England, but the home support were hopeful of seeing one of the great innings.

Although England couldn't recover, the match was highly entertaining for the spectators. Lloyd went on to say:

"Chap coming out of ground said it was his first ever cricket match and thought it was fabulous fun…"

Lloyd clearly enjoyed the spectacle too, getting the chance to witness cricket history in the making. He said: "Last night was a perfect T20 game. Great pitch, sixes, full house having a ball, tight finish…"

Lloyd, along with the rest of the T20 fans, will be hoping for more of the same when the second match comes around.


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