England into T20 world cup finals – after beating New Zealand by 7 wickets

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England have reached the final of the World Twenty20 after beating New Zealand by seven wickets. It was a comprehensive victory for England! They’ve chased down the New Zealand total of 153 without any trouble to book a seat in the finals of this year’s World T20.

England cricketer Jason Roy
England cricketer Jason Roy

Put into bat, New Zealand posted 153-8 in their 20 overs, Colin Munro top-scoring with 46 off 32 balls.

England reached 159-3 in 17.1 overs with Jason Roy hitting 78. England got off to a sensational start as Roy came all guns blazing. He smashed a quickfire 78-run run knock off just 44 balls and that almost sealed the game for the Brits!

Sent in to bat, New Zealand made 153 for eight against England in the first semifinal of the ICC World Twenty20, today (Wednesday).

Earlier, England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field against New Zealand. While England retained the same playing eleven, the Black Caps replaced Henry Nichols with Martin Guptill and Adam Milne with Nathan McCullum.

Hosts India play 2012 champions West Indies in the second semi-final in Mumbai on Thursday.

Teams:

England: Eoin Morgan (Capt), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett .

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (Capt), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Correy Anderson, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne.

 

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