New Zealand beat England in the first semi-final of the World Twenty20 on Wednesday (November 10) to reach the final. The Kiwis won by 5 wickets against Eoin Morgan. Why did Williamson’s force surpass the target of 16 runs given by England with 6 balls in hand.
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill and skipper Kane Williamson failed to respond to England’s 16 runs. Kiwi camp lost two wickets for 13 runs. Guptill for 4 and Williamson for 5 returned to the pavilion off Chris Oakes. Guptill was out but another opener Darrell Mitchell held the innings. Devon Conway accompanied him for a long time.
Conway was adamant about the goal as well as accompanying Darrell Mitchell. He added 46 off 36 balls before falling victim to Liam Livingstone. Williamson’s forces then quickly lost Glenn Phillips as well. He was caught by Sam Billings near the border with a Livingstone ball.
When Phillips returned to the dressing room, Jimmy Neesham’s innings of 26 off 11 balls came from the bat. He also survived several sure catches. In the end, he left the field with a catch off Adil Rashid. In the end, Darrell Mitchell brought out the match for New Zealand. The innings of 72 runs from 48 balls came from his bat. Mitchell had four fours and six sixes in his innings. Chris Oakes and Liam Livingstone took two wickets each for England. Rashid got one wicket.
Earlier, after losing the toss, England lost 4 wickets and scored 16 runs. Jos Butler and Johnny Bairstow got off to a good start at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, but lost two wickets before 10 overs. Johnny Bairstow was caught by Adam Milne (13) and Josh Butler (29) by Ish Sodhi. After losing two wickets for 53 runs, David Malan and Moin Ali handled the pressure of Eoin Morgan’s forces.
In the beginning they played a slow innings but in the end they both played. After scoring 42 off 30 balls, Malan was caught by wicketkeeper Devon Conway off Tim Southee. He had 4 fours and a six in his innings. When Malan returned, Moin kept the run wheel in motion with Liam Livingstone. Livingstone was caught by Mitchell Santner near the boundary after hitting a boundary off Jimmy Neesham for 16 off 10 balls. Moin made 51 off 36 balls in the end. He had 3 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. Saudi, Milne, Jimmy Neesham and Sodhi took one wicket each for New Zealand.