New Zealand wins thriller, enter finals of T20 WC


NZ beat ENG Highlights: Williamson's New Zealand wins a 'THRILLER', avenges 2019 WC defeat to kick England out of T20 World Cup
NZ beat ENG Highlights: Williamson’s New Zealand wins a ‘THRILLER’, avenges 2019 WC defeat to kick England out of T20 World Cup

NZ beat ENG Highlights – T20 World Cup Semifinals: Kane Williamson’s New Zealand have avenged their 2019 WC final heartbreak by knocking Eoin Morgan’s England out of the T20 World. New Zealand won an absolute thriller by 5 wickets courtesy gutsy batting by Jimmy Neesham & Daryl Mitchell in last few overs. Kiwis will now play winner of Pakistan vs Australia for the T20 World Cup Trophy: Follow T20 World Cup LIVE Updates on InsideSport.in

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NZ beat ENG Highlights: Kane Williamson’s New Zealand wins a ‘THRILLER’, avenges 2019 WC defeat to kick England out of T20 World Cup

T20 WC 1st Semifinal – In every respect the first semifinal was nothing less than a THRILLER. It had a plot, twists in the script & in the end hero act by Neesham & Mitchell.

  • England looked on course for Sunday’s final until an assault from Jimmy Neesham swung the game in New Zealand’s favour in a thrilling finale.
  • Neesham smashed three sixes, each a body blow to England’s hopes, as the Black Caps’ pursuit of 167 was given life.
  • The all-rounder was caught for 27 from 11 balls in the 18th over but, with 20 needed from 12 balls, opener Daryl Mitchell took on the attack.
  • He hit Chris Woakes for two sixes, finishing 72 not out from 47 balls as New Zealand won by five wickets with an over to spare.

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NZ beat ENG Highlights: Kane Williamson’s New Zealand avenges 2019 WC defeat to enter FINAL, kicks England out of T20 World Cup

NZ beat ENG– Highlights: Kane Williamson’s New Zealand avenges 2019 WC defeat to enter FINAL, kicks England out of T20 World Cup

Put into bat England posted a good total of 166/4 on the back of Moeen Ali’s fifty and Dawid Malan’s 46 in the first semi-final here in Abu Dhabi. With No Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow came up the order and started the innings with Jos Buttler. Both the openers added 37 runs for the first wicket before Adam Milne removed Bairstow in the sixth over to provide the first breakthrough to the Kiwis. Buttler and Malan steadied the innings before Ish Sodhi got rid of the in-form Joss Buttler. At the halfway mark, England’s score read 67/2 with Dawid Malan and Moeen Ali at the crease.

Malan and Ali then added 63 runs for the third wicket before Tim Southee removed dangerous-looking Dawid Malan on 42 in the 16th over. In the final three overs, England managed to add 36 more runs, taking their total past the 160-run mark as Moeen Ali slammed a fifty.

Coming to chase, New Zealand had a shaky start as Chris Woakes first removed Martin Guptill (4) in the very first over and then skipper Kane Williamson in the third over. At end of the powerplay, New Zealand’s score read 36/2.

Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell then added eighty-two runs partnership for third wickets and took the run chase ahead. At the halfway mark, New Zealand’s score read 58/2 with the side needing 109 runs to win from 60 balls.

The 82-run stand for the third wicket was finally broken by Liam Livingstone as he had Conway (46) stumped at the hands of Buttler with New Zealand still needing 72 runs to win from 38 balls. Glenn Phillips (2) was the second wicket for Livingstone and England was in firm control with New Zealand at 107/4 in the 16th over.

In the 17th over bowled by Chris Jordon, James Neesham and Mitchell managed to score 23 runs, and the match swayed in favour of the Kiwis, with New Zealand needing 34 to win from 18 balls.

However, another twist came in the game as Adil Rashid sent Neesham (27) back to the pavilion, and New Zealand required 20 to win from 12 balls.

In the end, Daryl Mitchell guided New Zealand to a five-wicket victory with six balls to spare, hitting back-to-back sixes off Chris Woakes’ over.

Player of the Match: Daryl Mitchell

Earlier, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson won the toss and invited England to bat first. Sam Billings comes in place of Jason Roy while the Kiwis are unchanged.

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New Zealand 167/5 (19) won by 5 wickets

Over 19: Chris Woakes comes into the attack

  • A quick double from Mitchell and Santner
  • Six from Mitchell over the long-on!
  • Six more! Mitchell is a man on a mission!
  • New Zealand win by 5 wickets!

20 needed off 12

Over 18: Adil Rashid comes up with his last over

  • SIX from Neesham over deep mid-wicket!
  • SIX more! This time from Mitchell. Fifty up for D Mitchell
  • WICKET! Neesham’s little cameo comes to an end!
  • 14 runs from the over

34 needed off 18!

Over 17: Chris Jordan comes back into the attack

  • J Neesham welcomes him with a SIX
  • A quick double — leg byes!
  • Wide – down the leg!
  • Four more. Neesham hammers down the ground towards mid-on
  • Wide — too outside off
  • Six! A brilliant effort from Bairstow at the boundary but couldn’t save
  • 23 runs from the over

57 needed off 24!

Over 16: Livingstone with his last over

  • WICKET! Phillips holes out to Sam Billings at long-off
  • Phillips goes for 2 as New Zealand lose their fourth wicket
  • James Neesham comes to bat
  • Three consecutive dot balls
  • 3 runs from the over
  • Liam Livingstone finishes off at 2-22 in his four overs

60 needed off 30!

Over 15: Mark Wood is back into the attack

  • 100 up for New Zealand
  • Four from Mitchell. Thick edge and goes past the keeper
  • 10 runs from it

70 needed off 36!

Over 14: Liam Livingstone with his third over

  • WICKET! Stumping! Conway departs at 46
  • Glenn Phillips comes to bat at Kiwis lose their third
  • 5 runs from the over

Over 13: Adil Rashid comes back into the attack

  • Six from Mitchell straight down the ground
  • 12 runs from the over

Over 12: Livingstone with his second over

  • Four from Conway through the extra cover region
  • 7 runs from the over

Over 11: Mark Wood with his third over

  • Mitchell welcomes him with a Four
  • No-ball! Wood oversteps the mark
  • Free-hit coming up! Just 1 run from it
  • Six from Conway. Charges down hammers it over backward point boundary
  • 15 runs from the over

Drinks Break!

Over 10: Liam Livingstone comes into the attack

  • Four from Conway, straight down the ground
  • Eight runs from the over

Over 9: Mark Wood comes up with his second over

  • Just five runs from the over
  • 50 up for New Zealand
  • Pressure building upon both the batters

Over 8: Adil Rashid with his second over

  • Just 4 runs from it
  • A good recovery from Rashid in terms of his first over

Over 7: Mark Wood comes into the attack

  • Starts with back to back dot balls
  • Five runs from the over

END OF POWERPLAY

Over 6: Change in bowling, Adil Rashid comes into the attack

  • Conway welcomes him with a Four through the cover region
  • Four more from Conway to end the over
  • 10 runs from the over

Over 5: Wokes with his third over

  • Four from D Mitchell at deep square leg
  • Eight runs from the over

Over 4: Chris Jordan continues his spell

  • No runs from the first three deliveries
  • Wide!
  • Four off the last ball from Conway
  • Five runs from the over

Over 3: Woakes comes up with his second over

  • Three consecutive dot balls
  • WICKET! He strikes again. Williamson departs at 5
  • Williamson caught by Adil Rashid at short fine leg
  • Devon Conway comes to bat
  • It’s a wicket maiden!

Over 2: Chris Jordan comes into the attack

  • Three consecutive dot balls
  • Five runs from the over

Over 1: Chris Woakes comes up with the new ball

  • Four off the first ball. Guptill gets off the mark
  • WICKET! Guptill holes out at mid-on. He departs at 4
  • Kane Williamson comes to bat as England have an early breakthrough
  • 8 runs from the over

Here we go!

M Guptill and Daryl Mitchell will begin the run chase for New Zealand

ENGLAND: 166/4 (20)

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Over 20: James Neesham comes to bowl the final over

  • WICKET! Livingstone departs, caught at long-off
  • Livingstone departs at 17 as England lose their fourth
  • Eoin Morgan comes to bat
  • Four from Moeen Ali. Completes his fifty!
  • 11 runs from the over
  • England finishes off at 166/4

Over 19: Trent Boult comes up with his last over

  • Four from Livingstone to the left of long-off fielder
  • 150 up for England
  • 9 runs from the over

Over 18: Milne comes up with his last over

  • Moeen Ali welcomes him with a SIX – 81 metres!
  • SIX from Liam Livingstone on the last delivery
  • 16 runs from the over

Over 17: Ish Sodhi comes up with his last over

  • Starts with a wide
  • Six from Ali over mid-wicket. Right into the arc of Moeen Ali’s bat
  • 11 runs from the over

Over 16: Tim Southee is back into the attack

  • Malan welcomes him with a SIX over deep mid-wicket
  • WICKET! Southee makes a comeback! Edge & caught by the keeper
  • Malan departs at 42 & England lose their third
  • Liam Livingstone comes to bat
  • 9 runs from the over

Over 15: Trent Boult comes back into the attack

  • In the air, falls short of the fielder.
  • Four from Moeen Ali towards fine leg. He was searching for it hard
  • Ten runs from the over

Over 14: Milne comes up with his third over

Over 13: Ish Sodhi back into the attack

  • Starts with a wide, down the leg
  • Four off the last delivery from Moeen Ali
  • 9 runs from it

Over 12: Adam Milne comes back into the attack

Over 11: Glenn Phillips comes into the attack now

  • Four! Lovely inside out from D Malan through the extra-cover region
  • Four more! In the same direction
  • 11 runs from the over

Drinks Break!

Over 10: Change in bowling, James Neesham comes into the attack

  • Four from Malan on the last delivery
  • Seven runs from the over

Over 9: Ish Sodhi comes up with his second over

  • WICKET! LBW Jos Buttler. England review!
  • That’s out! Buttler has to walk back. England lose the review
  • Eoin Morgan comes to bat as Buttler departs at 29 off 24
  • Four of the last ball from Malan
  • 7 runs from it

Over 8: M Santner comes into the attack

  • Four from Buttler. Reverse sweep.
  • Fifty up for England
  • Eight runs from the over

Over 7: Time for some spin now, Ish Sodhi comes into the attack

  • Five singles from it
  • A tidy start for Sodhi

Over 6: Adam Milne comes into the attack

  • WICKET! Bairstow departs, Milne strikes on his first ball
  • Bairstow departs at 13, caught by Williamson at cover inside the circle
  • Dawid Malan comes to bat as England lose their first
  • 3 runs from the over

Over 5: Southee comes up with his third over

  • Four from Bairstow. Lovely. Straight down the ground
  • Eight runs from the over

Over 4: Bouth continues his spell, comes with his second over

  • Buttler welcomes him with a Four!
  • Four more! Back to back boundaries after a quiet over
  • Five runs! Wide – too much height and goes flying over the keeper’s head
  • 16 runs from it

Over 3: Southee comes up with his second over

  • Just 1 run from it
  • Excellent over from Southee

Over 2: Left-arm pacer Trent Boult comes into the attack

  • Four from Bairstow on the last delivery
  • Six from this over also

Over 1: Tim Southee comes up with the new ball 

  • Buttler gets off the mark with a single on the leg side
  • Four from Buttler on the last delivery
  • Six runs from it

Here we go!

Tim Southee will open the attack

Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow will open the innings for England

@19:25 – It’s time for National Anthems.

@19:24 – Both teams observing a moment of silence for Abu Dhabi’s curator Mohan Singh who passed away earlier this week

@19:23 – Both teams are walking out to the ground for their respective National Anthems

England (Playing XI): Jos Buttler (w), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings, Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (w), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

Changes – England: Sam Billings comes in place of J Roy. Jonny Bairstow will pair up with J Buttler to open the innings

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Changes – New Zealand: Same team.

Tim Southee: “It’s been a while since 2019, so we haven’t talked anything about it. It’s a different format for a start and a different group of guys. We are just excited to be here. You are into a tournament hoping to be here at the latter stages, hopefully, we can continue the form we have shown in the previous weeks. The experience of the guys, we were dealt with a blow early on with Lockie Ferguson ruled out. Having Adam Milne come in, hasn’t played a lot of international cricket in recent years, but he’s had a good season in England playing in the Hundred and County. It’s great to have some experience in the bowling unit. As a group, we have adapted to the conditions. All three grounds have offered different challenges and we’ve been able to assess that”

Eoin Morgan: “Roy misses out today, obviously he’s disappointed because he’s played a big role for us in this tournament, and to miss out on a semi-final is devastating. However, Billings gets another chance. He’s been doing the hardwork and carrying the drinks for us, and it’s a big opportunity for him. Bairstow will open today, instead of Roy, since he’s done it really well in the past. We can’t take New Zealand lightly at all, they’ve been playing semi-finals and finals for a lot longer than we have, so we’ll have to play out of our skins to beat them. Looking forward to a great contest today.”

Kane Williamson: “We’re bowling first. It’s a good pitch but a bit of dew later. We’re going in with the same team. Busy period for us, and we’ve come through, giving in good performances. The two most experienced bowlers have bowled beautifully throughout the tournament, and after Lockie, Milne has come in and done well too. England has a lot of depth, that’s their strength, and we have the opportunity to play our own brand of cricket to make it to the final.”

Toss Update: New Zealand have won the toss and have opted to bowl first.

@18:20 – Here’s Brian Lara’s prediction for tonight – 

@18:00 – A quick look at Head-to-Head meetings 

@17:50 – Any guesses for tonight’s gamechanger?

@17:40 – Who do you think will open along with Joss Buttler in Roy’s absence?

@17:29 – Who are you rooting for?

@17:25 – Time for predictions! Any guesses?

 

@17:08 – The Kiwis are all set for the clash –

New Zealand Likely Playing XI: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Daryl Mitchell, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Devon Conway (wk), 5 Glenn Phillips, 6 James Neesham, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Adam Milne, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Trent Boult.

England Likely Playing XI: 1 Jos Buttler (wk), 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Liam Livingstone, 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Sam Billings/David Willey, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Mark Wood

NZ beat ENG Highlights: Williamson’s New Zealand wins a ‘THRILLER’, avenges 2019 WC defeat to kick England out of T20 World Cup





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