England beat NZ by 7 wickets, qualify for World T20 final

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 30, 2016 22:08 IST
England's Alex Hales plays a shot during the first World T20 cricket tournament semi-final match. (AP Photo)

England produced a brilliant batting performance as they beat England by 7 wickets to book their berth in the World T20 final on Wednesday.

Over 15: 4 runs off the over. Eng 125/3

Over 14: 4 runs off the over. Eng 121/3

Over 13: 7 runs and two wickets off the over. Eng 117/3

12.2 Sodhi to Morgan, OUT

Sodhi on a hat-trick. Well, well. Another golden duck for Morgan as he plays rounds a full delivery which straighten on him. Hitting middle of middle.

12.1 Sodhi to Jason Roy, OUT

Any hope for NZ? Comes down the pitch, aims through the leg side, misses a straight delivery. Perhaps stayed a touch low.

Over 12: 7 runs off the over. Eng 110/1

Over 11: 5 runs off the over. Eng 103/1

Over 10: 10 runs off the over. Eng 98/1

Over 9: 6 runs and a wicket from the over. Eng 88/1

8.2 Santner to Hales, OUT

Will that spark New Zealand? Hales gets underneath a full delivery and can’t find the required distance as he goes down the ground. Simple catch.

Over 8: 7 runs off the over. Eng 82/0

Over 7: 8 runs off the over. Eng 75/0

Over 6: 7 runs off the over. Eng 67/0

Over 5: 11 runs of the over. Eng 60/0

Over 4: Another 13 runs off the over. Eng 49/0

Over 3: 13 runs off the over. Eng 36/0

Over 2: 7 runs off the over. Eng 23/0

Over 1: Great start for England as 16 runs came off the over. Eng 16/0

After a quick start by the openers, a disciplined bowling display led by Ben Stokes helped England restrict New Zealand to 153/8 in the first semifinal of the World T20 at New Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Wednesday.

Read | England vs NZ World T20 semis highlights: Kiwis manage just 153/8

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

After England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to field, Kiwi opener Martin Guptill perished early after hitting three quick boundaries. Colin Munro took over hitting duties, top scoring with a 32-ball 46. Skipper Kane Williamson and Corey Anderson chipped in with 32 and 28, respectively.

Stokes was the best bowler for England, taking three wickets and conceding 26 runs in his four overs.

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