England 166/4 (20) – New Zealand 167/5 (19). The final stage of the Men’s T20 World Cup brought a slight sensation as New Zealand was able to overcome England. The recent #1 in the cricket rankings, England, couldn’t defend the 166 runs that they scored when batting first. The toss was won by the Kiwis, who decided to chase and were right at the end.
However, the scenario of the matchup was really cool. The batting score of the Britishers could be enough if their bowlers were ready to deliver problems for the opponents. And the first ten overs were catastrophic for New Zealand, which scored only 58 runs. Moreover, England had early two wickets lost by a promising Guptill and Williamson, Woakes demolished both.
The Kiwis needed 109 runs in another ten overs, which looked pretty impossible in the particular circumstances. However, Daryl Mitchell was ready to fight (72runs in 47 balls, MVP of the game), while Conway (46/38) and Neesham (27/11) supported him with great batting.
With only Bairnstow not to hit a hundred strike rate, the Englishmen looked well in batting. However, a poor finish turned the situation upside down and allowed New Zealand to go to the final. Now the Kiwis are looking for a winner of the Pakistan vs Australia clash. Want to know more about cricket and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to cricket14.in and receive the latest updates to your email.