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ICC World T20 2016: England beat New Zealand to reach final

Updated: 30 March 2016 22:58 IST - Published: 30 March 2016 17:50 IST
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England's Limited-overs revolution started with a series against New Zealand in 2015, which they won. Here again, they win and are on the verge of making history by becoming the first team to win the World T20 twice. Who will they face in the final, India or West Indies? All of that depends on the game at Wankhede tomorrow, so don't forget to join us for that. Until then, its goodbye from me.
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Kane Williamson. "At the halfway stage, credit to England, I knew we were probably a touch short. The 180-mark was realistic and it would have been a closer game. We were beaten by a far better team. We weren't able to stem the flow of runs, it was a fantastic knock by Jason Roy. We backed our bowlers to defend anything but the damage was done early."
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England captain Eoin Morgan admits it couldn't have gone too much better. "We have played a few matches here and knew it was hard to start an innings. 180 would have been a really good score on the wicket. We have a lot of belief and confidence going around. We play a very aggressive brand with the bat. It's lead by Hales and Roy at the top. It's a good position to be in with the death bowlers we have and the long batting line-up."
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Time for the chat with the two captains.
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For his 44-ball 78, Jason Roy is the Man of the Match. Roy: "The bowling unit did really well, they are a hugely dangerous line-up. I tried to get the team off to a good start and it went quite well. It was a chance to get off to a great start on a decent wicket. "I gave it a crack and it came off. I got a few boundaries early and kept going from there. It's the way a lot of us play, we have that opportunity to do what they want and be free with their skills. I just looked at the runs needed and knocked them off, if you let the occasion get to you it can be to your detriment."
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Jason Roy started the onslaught and Jos Buttler applied the finishing touches.
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New Zeland had been brilliant all through the tournament but one bad day and they are ousted. England have smashed their way into the finals.
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17.1 Santner to Buttler, SIX, and England are into the final in style as Buttler launches a short ball over mid-wicket and England win with 17 balls and seven wickets to spare.
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What an emphatic performance it has been from England. Those last 4 overs for New Zealand are still haunting them.
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16.6 Sodhi to Buttler, 1 run, goes down the track and hits it back to the bowler, who throws down the stumps but the ricochet helps them get a single.
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16.5 Sodhi to Buttler, SIX, goes again, same shot but this slightly to the left of the bowler and it is another six. Buttler is getting England home comfortably.
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Buttler is so easy on the eyes even when hitting.
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16.4 Sodhi to Buttler, SIX, that was a good ball but Buttler is in a hurry. Tossed up and the batsman smashes it past his head for a maximum.
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16.3 Sodhi to Buttler, FOUR, that was slightly short and Buttler just launches into it behind square leg.
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16.2 Sodhi to Root, 1 run, that was driven firmly to the sweeper cover. That was full and wide.
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16.1 Sodhi to Root, FOUR, that was a delicate reverse-sweep by Root who beats the fielder in the ring and that is a four.
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Pace off the ball is proving to be a touch difficult, one wonders why Williamson employed spin so late into the innings.
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15.6 Elliott to Buttler, no run, that was driven back, almost past the bowler, but Elliott does well to dive to his right and keep it a dot ball.
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Anything Munro could do, Buttler will do it better.
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15.5 Elliott to Buttler, FOUR, goes for the reverse-sweep and gets it perfectly past short third-man and England are getting ever closer.
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15.4 Elliott to Root, 1 run, that was slow and kept a tad low as well and that is another single into the vacant leg-side.
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15.3 Elliott to Root, no run, tries to beat the fielder at short third-man but isn't successful.
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Wide open gaps on the on-side and they are doing it sensibly here.
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15.2 Elliott to Buttler, 1 run, onthe pads and that is flicked straight to the fielder in the deep, wide open spaces there
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15.1 Elliott to Root, 1 run, that was wide and cut straight to the sweeper for a single.