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New Zealand Beat England: Despite the initial setbacks, New Zealand defeated England by five wickets with one over remaining to enter the final of the ICC T20 World Cup for the first time.

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New Zealand qualified for the final of the ICC T20 World Cup after defeating England by 5 wickets in the first semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup on Wednesday. With this victory, he has also avenged the defeat on the basis of boundary count in the final of the ODI World Cup-2019. Batting first, England had scored 166 for 4 wickets. New Zealand entered the final with 167 runs for 5 wickets. The heroes of this match were Mitchell (72 not out in 47 balls), Devon Conway (46 runs) and Jimmy Neesham (27 runs in 11 balls), who snatched victory from England’s jaws.

New Zealand’s score was at one time 13 for two but Mitchell scored an unbeaten 72 in 47 balls with the help of four fours and four sixes. He added 82 runs for the third wicket with Devon Conway (46 off 38 balls, five fours, six). James Neesham played a blistering innings of 27 runs in 11 balls with the help of three sixes as New Zealand registered a 167-run victory for five wickets in 19 overs.

Earlier, invited to bat, England had scored 166 for four. Jos Buttler, who was in excellent form, could only score 29 runs in 24 balls but Moeen (51 not out in 37 balls, three fours, two sixes) and David Malan (41 runs in 30 balls, four fours, one six) took it. Third wicket. New Zealand, which plays a vital role in the middle order, will add 63 runs to face the winner of the second semi-final between Australia and Pakistan in the final.

New Zealand did not start well. Chris Woakes (2 for 36) got England off to a great start by dismissing the dangerous Martin Guptill (four) and the reliable Kane Williamson (five) in their first two overs. Guptill’s timing was not right, so Williamson consistently rewarded his wicket in an effort to scoop under pressure from empty deliveries. Till the powerplay, New Zealand’s score was 36 runs for two wickets.


Mitchell and Conway then focused on rotating the strike. In the 11th over, Conway hit Mark Wood for the first six of the innings, then Mitchell sent Rashid for six at long off. But part-time spinner Livingstone (2 for 22) played a brilliant role in the middle overs. He smacked Conway for a six and then forced new batsman Glenn Phillips (two) to wave the ball in the air.

New Zealand needed 57 runs in the last four overs, so Chris Jordan gave 23 runs in the 17th over. This includes two sixes from Neesham. The second of these sixes was beautifully converted into a catch by Jonny Bairstow but he crossed the boundary line. It was a difficult decision to hand over the 18th over to Adil Rashid. After Neesham, Mitchell also completed his half-century by hitting a six in this over. However, Neesham was caught out on the last ball of this over. Mitchell, however, formalized the victory by hitting two consecutive sixes and the winning four in the next over of Woakes.

Earlier, Jason Roy was not playing due to injury and Bairstow (13 off 17 balls), who opened the innings with Buttler in his absence, could only hit one credible shot before being dismissed in the sixth over. England scored 16 runs in the fourth over of Boult’s innings with the help of two fours and five extra runs from Butler, but Adam Milne (1 for 31 runs) sent Bairstow to the pavilion as soon as he caught the ball. Williamson converts the catch beautifully from a cover drive dive from Bairstow.

England could score only 40 runs in the powerplay. Williamson then made a spin attack from both ends. He got the advantage when leg-spinner Ish Sodhi (1 for 32) gave New Zealand a big breakthrough by dismissing Butler before leg-out. Butler missed a reverse sweep and also missed a review. Malan’s timing was brilliant and his beloved shot cover drive was even more captivating but the New Zealand bowlers did not allow the batsmen to play freely in the middle overs.

Moeen Ali was struggling at the other end and needed to increase the run rate. Malan hit a six off Tim Southee (1 for 24) but the next ball took the edge of the bat and got caught in the gloves of wicketkeeper Conway. Williamson played a gamble of handing the ball to Sodhi in the death overs. Moeen hit a half-volley for a 92m six off his one delivery and a short pitch ball from Milne for six over midwicket. Liam Livington (17 off 10 balls) also hit a brilliant six in this over. James Neesham dismissed Livingstone but Moeen hit him for a boundary to complete his maiden half-century in the T20 World Cup.

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