Player of the Match
Player of the Match
281dThe 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

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JJ Roy
JJ Roy
78(44) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 8 7 14 5 14 7 19
C Munro
C Munro
46(32) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 16 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
12 0 4 4 5 14 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

BA Stokes
BA Stokes
O4
M0
R26
W3
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
IS Sodhi
IS Sodhi
O4
M0
R42
W2
Eco10.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Sofri D Chandan | Commentator: Andrew McGlashan

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:
17 | 22 Runs | ENG: 153/3 (1 run required from 18 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 0.33)

  • Jos Buttler26 (16b)
  • Joe Root27 (22b)
  • 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

Quick fifty

26

No. of balls required by Jason Roy to complete his half-century - second-fastest for England in World T20s. Fastest is in 25 balls by Morgan vs WI, 2012.

Eng's excellence at death

20

Runs scored by NZ in the last four overs, which is the lowest by any team against England in T20Is (playing all 4 overs). They lost five wickets and hit just 2 boundaries.

England's comeback

64

Runs scored by New Zealand in the last ten overs. They were 89 for 1 at the end of tenth over but lost seven wickets in the second half.

Expensive spinners

9.82

Economy of England spinners in the Super 10 stage - worst among all teams. New Zealand spinners have the best economy (5.12).

Rare failure

8

No. of times in their last ten partnerships Williamson-Guptill had added 50-plus runs, before this. They added only 17 runs today.

Top pair

2

No. of pairs that have added 1000+ p'ship runs in T20Is. Guptill-Williamson became the 2nd to do today. First was Warner-Watson; they have 1154 runs.

Win toss, win match?

0

No. of tosses lost by New Zealand in the Super 10s. They batted first in all four and won all. They are batting first in this match as well despite losing the toss.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Super 10 Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.9
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.54
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017