The First Semi-Final of the T20 World Cup will be played between England and New Zealand in Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Both the teams will look to clinch the Finals spot today.
There will be some flashbacks of ICC World Cup 2019 for both the teams when they met in the finals of the World Cup. Absolute controversy when the winner of the 2019 edition World Cup was decided on the merit of more boundaries scored when the scores were tied even after super over.
England (Probable 11): Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings, Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid
New Zealand (Probable 11): Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first.
England (Playing 11): 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 11): Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (w), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Looks like an equally poised contest. Fans expect a very game today.
First over of the match done, England are 6 without any loss of wickets.
After five overs, England are 37 without any loss.
Milne strikes as Baistow wicket falls on the first ball of the sixth over. England are 37/1.
Jos Butler gone after trying to reverse sweep ball of Sodhi. Massive wicket for New Zealand.
10 overs of England’s inning completed, New Zealand restricted them to 67/2. Can England bounce back and post a big total on the board?
England inning completed, they have posted 166/4 on the board. Can New Zealand chase the target of 167 to qualify for Final?
Not a very good start by New Zealand as they are 36/2 after six overs.
Stability in New Zealand inning as they are 92/2 after 13 overs.
15 overs completed, New Zealand are 107/3.
After an amazing contest, New Zealand came out otop as they beat England by five wickets to qualify for the Finals of T20 World Cup 2021.