Deepti Unni is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo
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On a two-paced wicket in the UAE, both England and New Zealand struggled to get the ball away. Ish Sodhi got early aggressor Jos Buttler - the top scorer of the 2021 World Cup - out for 29 in the ninth over.
In 2019, Martin Guptill was the first to go, Chris Woakes dismissing him for 19 in the seventh over.
New Zealand's most New Zealand moment came in the 18th over. With 34 needed from 18 balls, Daryl Mitchell collided with Adil Rashid at the non-striker's end while attempting a run. Conceding that he'd come in the way of the spinner, Mitchell turned down the run.
In 2019, England were the beneficiaries of a deflection that went on to define the match - a throw from Martin Guptill deflected off Stokes' bat and went for a four that would eventually push the game into a Super Over. Jimmy Anderson reported then that Stokes had asked the umpires to take the four runs off the board, but since it went for a boundary there was little he could do.
Stokes was also given a life earlier in the match, in the 49th over when Trent Boult pulled off a screamer at the boundary, only to step on the rope and have it given a six.
Similar scenes played out in the 2021 semi-final, when Jonny Bairstow caught Jimmy Neesham at the boundary and relayed the catch to Liam Livingstone. Replays showed Bairstow had kneed the rope going over, and New Zealand were awarded a six.
Mitchell smoked Chris Woakes over midwicket for what would be the four that sealed New Zealand's place in their first T20 World Cup final, and the team's dugout erupted. All except for Jimmy Neesham, who's seen too many Super Overs and what-could-have-beens up close, and there's still a final to be played.
No such reservations for England after they ran Guptill out to clinch their first ODI World Cup title, in 2019.
England captain Eoin Morgan cut a dejected figure as the team left the field.
A feeling New Zealand captain Kane Williamson knows too well, and will be happy to pass up this time around.