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England vs NZ WT20 semis highlights: Kiwis manage just 153/8

England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bowl first against New Zealand in the first semifinal of the World T20 in Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Wednesday.

world t20 Updated: Mar 30, 2016 20:48 IST
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New Zealand's Corey Anderson(R) plays a shot as England's wicketkeeper Jos Buttler looks on during the World T20 cricket tournament first semi-final match between England and New Zealand at The Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Ground in New Delhi on March 30, 2016.(AFP)


Over 20: New Zealand manage just 3 runs in the last over from Stokes. A somewhat disappointing total after that excellent start. England need 154 to win.

(Follow England’s chase)

19.2 Stokes to Santner, OUT

Tries to hit on the up - and sends it straight into the safe hands of Jordan at long-off! Third wicket for Stokes, NZ struggling to get away and England wrap them up in a chokehold

Over 19: 9 off Jordan. 150/6

Over 18: 5 off Stokes and the wickets of Anderson and Ronchi. 141/6

17.4 Stokes to Anderson, OUT

Another full toss miscued into the Delhi sky... and Jordan swallows it on the run round from long-off! Stokes has two in two, he’s going to be on a hat-trick and the set Anderson is gone into the bargain! Full toss, maximum reward for Stokes

17.3 Stokes to Ronchi, OUT

Low full toss, sends it straight down the throat of long-off! Ronchi throws his head back in disgust, Stokes bags the fifth England wicket and the lead weights around NZ ankles tug a little more insistently

Over 17: 3 off Jordan and the wicket of Ross Taylor. 136/4

16.3 Jordan to Taylor, OUT

Full on off, tries to heave it over the off side... Brilliant from Morgan, takes the catch diving to his right! There’ll be no Rosco special, forced to try and get going straight away, it was too full to hit over the infield but was still travelling pretty quickly, dipping on Morgan as he leapt forward to take it a couple of inches from the ground

Over 16: 12 off Plunkett, including a big six from Anderson. 133/3

Over 15: 10 off Rashid. 121/3

Over 14: 5 off Plunkett. 111/3

13.2 Plunkett to Munro, OUT

Slung down well outside off, Munro gives chase... and slices it h-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-g-h straight to third man! Another key breakthrough for England, Munro was flying but Plunkett has lassoed him to the ground, clearly a plan to try and frustrate him and a wild hack went straight to Moeen walking a few yards in from the fence

Over 13: 7 off Ali. 106/2

Over 12: 7 off Rashid. 99/2

Over 11: 3 off Moeen Ali’s first over and the big, big wicket of Kane Williamson. 92/2

10.3 Ali to Williamson, OUT

Tossed up, Willamson takes it on... and sends a skier to mid-off... where it’s taken by Moeen Ali, the very same! Nerveless catch from Mo, who’s taken one look at Kane and said “My beard’s bigger than yours, son”. Huge top edge on this attempted slog-sweep and it was the bowler who tracked it back towards the edge of the circle to make sure of the dismissal

Over 10: 11 from Stokes, including two boundaries from Munro. 89/1

Over 9: 12 off Rashid, including a six and a four. 78/1

Over 8: 11 off Stokes. 66/1

Over 7: 4 off Rashid. 55/1

Over 6: A hat-trick of boundaries from Munro off Plunkett. 51/1

Over 5: 7 off Jordan. 38/1

Over 4: 8 off Plunkett, including a boundary from Williamson. 31/1

Over 3: 6 off Willey and the wicket of Guptill. 23/1

2.1 Willey to Guptill, OUT

Aims a punishing blow down the ground... but he’s misjudged the line and nicks through to Buttler! Willey hits back with a counter punch and England have their first wicket, the dangerous Guptill taken out

Over 2: Another boundary from Guptill. 6 off Jordan. 17/0

Over 1: Two Guptill boundaries off the first over from Willey. New Zealand 11/0

England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bowl first against New Zealand in the first semifinal of the World T20 in Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Wednesday.

(England vs New Zealand World T20 full scorecard, ball-by-ball commentary, graphs and more)

Morgan explained his decision, saying he wanted his batsmen to have a target in sights. Morgan’s Kiwi counterpart Kane Williamson wasn’t too disappointed, saying he would like to have batter first anyway.

The second semi-final, between India and West Indies, is at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium on Thursday.



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

New Zealand

Kane Williamson (captain), Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor