Wright and McCullum get stuck in with the bat

Updated: September 22, 2012

Brendon McCullum smashed a record 123 off 58 balls and Luke Wright made an unbeaten 99 as New Zealand and England eased to emphatic wins in the World Twenty20.

McCullum plundered seven sixes and 11 boundaries to notch up the highest individual score in T20 internationals as the Black Caps piled up 191-3 in a group D match against Bangladesh in Pallekele.

Bangladesh managed only 132-8 to lose by 59 runs, with Tim Southee (3-16) and Kyle Mills (3-33) sharing the spoils.

Defending champions England brushed aside Afghanistan by 116 runs in group A in Colombo, knocking the minnows out of the 12-nation tournament to ensure a place in the Super Eights round along with India.

Wright’s 55-ball knock was the best effort by an English batsman in T20 cricket as his team piled up 196-5 after being sent in to bat, before Afghanistan were dismissed for 80 in 17.2 overs.

Todays action sees some of the big names in action as Sri Lanka take on South Africa, while Australia face off against the West Indies.