Result
1st Semi-Final (N), Delhi, Mar 30 2016, World T20
153/8
(17.1/20 ov, target 154)
159/3
England won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
England
1y
• The Report by David Hopps

Roy's 78 sets up England charge to final

English cricket's makeover has delivered a place in the World Twenty20 final in Kolkata on Sunday, New Zealand's first defeat of the tournament, ending their involvement

Match centre 
Scorer: Sofri D Chandan
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
New Zealand153/8(20 overs)
Ben Stokes3/26(4)
Moeen Ali1/10(2)
England159/3(17.1 overs)
Jason Roy78 (44)
Jos Buttler*32 (17)

England win by seven wickets and are in the final of the World T20. I repeat, England are in the final. It has been a magnificent performance from the mid-point when they started to strangle the New Zealand innings. Jason Roy then led off the chase in style and, despite two wickets in two balls, it was completed without much fuss at all. It all means we will have a repeat winner of the World T20 for the first time, but will it be India or West Indies to face England in Kolkata? Just remember, too, that a little over a year ago England went out of the World Cup with a whimper. It's been quite a story for them since. I'll bring you some reaction shortly.

Noman Awan: "Remarkable turnaround by England. They were no where in CWC15. Here they qualified for the final." Snap

Man of the Match is Jason 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. A just looked at the runs needed and knocked them off, if you let the occasion get to you it can be to your detriment."

Eoin Morgan. "We did really to peg it back after the first six or seven overs, Kane played really well and his wicket was very important. Continuing to take wickets helped us a huge amount. At one stage we were looking at 180, but the belief in our camp is a very aggressive brand of cricket and we have confidence at the moment - led by Alex Hales and Jason Roy. We are in a good position at the moment. [A final] is the kind of thing you dream about. The players have made a lot of sacrifices and worked very hard for it."

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."

That just about wraps things up for this semi-final. David Hopps' report will be here shortly and you can tune into Match Day right now. We've got Mahela Jayawardene, Ian Chappell and Sanjay Manjrekar on our live show today. It begins right after the captains finish speaking. If you're reading this on a desktop, then you can watch the show right here by refreshing the scorecard page. If you're on the app, click here. For now, though, from Alan and Andrew it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

17.1
6
Santner to Buttler, SIX runs
there it is! England into the World T20 final with a six as Buttler crunches a short ball over deep midwicket
end of over 1722 runs
ENG: 153/3CRR: 9 • RRR: 0.33 • Need 1 from 18b
Jos Buttler26 (16)
Joe Root27 (22)
Ish Sodhi4-0-42-2
Grant Elliott3-0-21-0
16.6
1
Sodhi to Buttler, 1 run
the scores a levelled with an overthrow...Buttler came down the pitch, pushed back to Sodhi who threw down the stumps and the ball rebounded away
16.5
6
Sodhi to Buttler, SIX runs
it's a repeat! Full. Lofted. Six. Buttler isn't a man to dab those singles that were worrying a few of you. Job nearly done. Into the second tier
16.4
6
Sodhi to Buttler, SIX runs
and now he goes straight down the ground with a clean swing of the arms through a full delivery...doing it in style
16.3
4
Sodhi to Buttler, FOUR runs
dragged down short, Buttler rocks back and pulls handsomely between deep square and deep midwicket...England racing to the winning line now
16.2
1
Sodhi to Root, 1 run
tossed up full and wide, driven to deep cover
16.1
4
Sodhi to Root, FOUR runs
that's lovely and delicate from Root as he dabs a reverse sweep to short third man's left and it races away

Sodhi back for his last over

end of over 167 runs
ENG: 131/3CRR: 8.18 • RRR: 5.75 • Need 23 from 24b
Jos Buttler9 (12)
Joe Root22 (20)
Grant Elliott3-0-21-0
Mitchell Santner3-0-22-1
15.6
Elliott to Buttler, no run
pushes a length delivery back to the bowler who dives to his left
15.5
4
Elliott to Buttler, FOUR runs
that breaks the (relative) shackles as Buttler brings out the reverse sweep to a full delivery on the stumps and it goes well wide of short third man

Anush Rajagopal: "What a player Ish Sodhi has been." And his last over could yet be vital

15.4
1
Elliott to Root, 1 run
on the back foot, no pace to work with, worked out to deep midwicket
15.3
Elliott to Root, no run
opens the face to a ball on off stump and runs it to short third man...no chance for a single

Mark: "Wrong approach here. Get this done!" Keep calm, folks

15.2
1
Elliott to Buttler, 1 run
flicks a straight delivery out to deep midwicket
15.1
1
Elliott to Root, 1 run
width outside off, played with an open face through point to the cover sweeper

Elliott back. More pace off.

end of over 153 runs
ENG: 124/3CRR: 8.26 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 30 from 30b
Jos Buttler4 (9)
Joe Root20 (17)
Mitchell Santner3-0-22-1
Mitchell McClenaghan3-0-24-0

Tight over. Back to a run-a-ball needed for England

14.6
Santner to Buttler, no run
well bowled, full and straight, pushed back to the bowler
14.5
Santner to Buttler, no run
cuts firmly but picks out backward point
14.4
Santner to Buttler, no run
fuller, he comes forward and defends
14.3
1
Santner to Root, 1 run
short again, there is some spin but Root is able to flick it off the back foot through midwicket
14.2
1
Santner to Buttler, 1 run
stays back in the crease and works a shorter delivery into square leg
Best performances - batsmen
JJ Roy
78 runs (44)
11 fours
2 sixes
Control66%
Productive shot
off drive
17 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
48714514719
C Munro
46 runs (32)
7 fours
1 sixes
Control64%
Productive shot
on drive
16 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
1204451401
Best performances - bowlers
BA Stokes
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
3
Eco
6.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
IS Sodhi
O
4
M
0
R
42
W
2
Eco
10.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossEngland , elected to field first
SeriesWorld T20 2016
Player Of The Match
Jason Roy
Series resultEngland advanced
Match numberT20I no. 555
Season2015/16
Hours of play (local time)19:00 start First Session 19:00-20:25, Interval 20:25-20:45, Second Session 20:45-22:10
Match days30 March 2016 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Rod Tucker
Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Joel Wilson
Match Referee
David Boon