England 166/4 (20) – New Zealand 167/5 (19). The principal clash between England and New Zealand finished in favour of the Kiwis. They were able to chase the favourites of the game after winning the toss and deciding to bowl first.
The batting score for the English squad wasn’t poor, but New Zealand bowlers tried to do their best. Four wickets wasn’t the best outcome, but letting a half-century only for Moeen Ali was a good sign.
The second innings promised a nice outcome for the number one team in the world’s rankings. English bowlers gave only 52 points in the first ten overs to their opponents, while Woakes hit two wickets and disappointed Guptill and Williamson at the early beginning. New Zealand needed 109 points in the remaining ten overs, overcoming their result more than twice.
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However, this was all good news for England yesterday. The second half of the second innings brought enough problems for the favourites, who gave 23 runs in a single over, almost beating their anti record on T20 WC competitions. All in all, Mitchell, Conway, and Neesham made enough contributions to close the game before the last over.
Now, New Zealand will attentively look at another semifinal battle between Pakistan and Australia, learning the opponent even more. The final game will occur on November 14 in Dubai. Want to know more about sport and don’t miss the important latest sport news? Subscribe to news99india.in and receive the latest updates to your email.