England Won By 7 Wkts – England vs New Zealand T20 World Cup 2016 Semi Final Match Highlights & Result Winner

England Won By 7 Wkts – England vs New Zealand T20 World Cup 2016 Semi Final Match Highlights & Result Winner

The ICC Twenty20 World Cup has been reaching the closing stages with the contention, now down to just top four teams from Group 1 and Group 2. In this last four stage encounter team of England takes on New Zealand team in the first semi-final, while hosts India will take on West Indies in the second semi final game of this t20 tournament.

It promises to be quite an exciting match, doesn’t it? New Zealand’s bowlers vs England’s batsmen. The tactical underplay to the whole match. Both teams have had success adopting contrasting tactics so far. While New Zealand have banked on their relatively inexperienced spinners, in a horses for courses policy, England have gone with the stick to your strengths in all conditions style. And so they’ve managed to get this far purely by banking on their pace attack but it’s their batsmen who have managed to create a real impact in the tournament so far.

England vs New Zealand

England vs New Zealand

England – They are expected to go in with the same eleven. That they bat deep is an obvious strength and something that they would love to capitalise on. The short boundaries at the Kotla will definitely aid them. They have the advantage of having played two games here already and will be looking to make the most of it.

New Zealand – They have the knack of making the unorthodox selections. They’ve been around travelling quite a bit but have adapted to the various ground conditions admirably well. So far they’ve been spot on with picking the right horses for the appropriate courses. If the pitch is a flat one it is their batsmen who will be required to come out of the shadows.

 

England vs New Zealand T20 World Cup 2016 Match Highlights.

Toss – England opted to bowl first.

1st Innings – A redundant toss saw New Zealand put in, playing to New Zealand’s bat-first strategy to Williamson’s conservative glee. To start with, things were boringly predictable – Willey trumped geographies to swing the ball, Guptill’s strokeplay parried Kiwis into rapid waters, and then Willey bagged an early medallion in the form of Guptill. A brisk 50+ run partnership between Munro and Williamson ensued, and the latter fell just in the nick of time to hand Anderson the launch time. Launch he did, if you can call a 23-ball 28 that. Perished to a Stokes full-toss in the 18th over to rob New Zealand of all the slogging momentum. Mid-innings, Plunkett had resurrected his early leg-side karma to cut short Munro’s barrage of switch hits, and ushered hopes when a big score loomed. Anderson’s ill-timed wicket had tailgated Ronchi’s wicket, mutating the anticipated finishing kick into a soft nudge. Stokes’s 3/26 inhibited a mega score, but this isn’t a bad score. Despite the implosion. No score ever is in a knockout.

2nd Innings – “New England” is not a Strauss-made Morgan-perfected hoax terminology, perfect New Zealand do have shortcomings and Jason Roy’s timing is not a function of his bats. Roy was just a notch above others tonight; like a racing car in a tuk-tuk race. Walked in, blazed to a 44-ball 78 whilst registering his maiden T20I fifty and just lopsided the contest. Well, almost. Thirteenth over saw Jason Roy’s innings come to a screeching halt and Morgan was then golden duck’d. Sodhi had done what Hales’s departure in the ninth over couldn’t – threaten a contest. Buttler joined a determined Root, hid boundaries before hosing them out in what was a run-a-ball chase then and ensured an easy win, if not a very quick one. Sodhi’s last over read 4, 1, 4, 6, 6, 1 and he ironically yielded in a contest he had ushered life into. Off to the holy Eden Gardens now!

 

T20 World Cup 2016 England vs New Zealand

1st innings batting scorecard –

Sr. No Batsmen Runs Balls S.R. 4 & 6
1 Martin Guptill 15 12 125.00 3 & 0
2 Kane Williamson 32 28 114.28 3 & 1
3 Colin Munro 46 32 143.75 0 & 0
4 Corey Anderson 28 23 121.73 0 & 0
5 Ross Taylor 6 8 75.00 0 & 0
6 Luke Ronchi 3 3 100.00 0 & 0
7 Grant Elliott 4 6 66.66 0 & 0
8 Mitchell Santner 7 6 166.66 0 & 0
9 Mitchell McClenaghan 1 2 50.00 0 & 0

 

1st Innings bowling scorecard

Bowler O R W ECO DOTS
David Willey 2 17 1 8.50 4
Chris Jordan 4 24 1 6.00 12
Liam Plunkett 4 38 1 9.50 9
Adil Rashid 4 33 0 8.25 8
Ben Stokes 4 26 3 6.50 11
Moeen Ali 2 10 1 5.00 5

 

2nd Innings batting scorecard

Sr. No Batsmen Runs Balls S.R. 4 & 6
1 Jason Roy 78 44 177.27 11 & 2
2 Alex Hales 20 19 105.26 1 & 1
3 Joe Root 27* 22 122.22 3 & 0
4 Eoin Morgan 0 1 0.00 0 & 0
5 Jos Buttler 32* 17 188.23 2 & 3

 

2nd Innings bowling scorecard

Bowler O R W ECO DOTS
Corey Anderson 1 16 0 16.00 2
Adam Milne 3 27 0 9.00 6
Mitchell McClenaghan 3 24 0 8.00 5
Mitchell Santner 3.1 28 1 8.84 8
Ish Sodhi 4 42 2 10.50 5
Grant Elliott 3 21 0 7.00 5

 

T20 World Cup 2016 – England vs New Zealand Match Result

New Zealand – 153/8 (20 overs)

England – 159/3 (17.1 overs)

Man of the Match – Jason Roy (78 off 44)

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