Kiwis beat England, reach their maiden final

Mitchell and Neesham powered New Zealand into final.


By VoN Sports Team

New Zealand displayed excellent cricket and great sportsmanship as well in beating England by five wickets to reach the final of the T20 World Cup at the Abu Dhabi Stadium on Wednesday.

This is the country’s first final appearance. They have lost at the semi-final stage twice, in 2007 and in 2016. In the final they take ont eh winners of the other semi-final, between Pakistan and Australia.

Mitchell and Neesham powered New Zealand into final.

New Zealand won the toss and elected to field, a particular trait that has been around for almost all teams in this World Cup. England managed 166 for four in their 20 overs, aided by Moeen Ali’s 51 (in 37 deliveries) and Dawid Malan’s  41 (30).

For New Zealand James Neesham took one wicket for 18 runs, and another was taken by Tim Southee (24 runs).

It was an easy target for the Kiwis and opener Daryl Mitchell ‘s 72 off 37 deliveries and Devon’s scored 46 off 38 deliveries took them near home. Finally, James Neesham’s 27 in just 11 deliveries took the Kiwis home with 6 balls to spare.

Daryl Mitchell was named Player of the Match.