Stats Analysis

The four-over difference, and Roy's high

Stats highlights from England's comfortable semi-final win against New Zealand

S Rajesh
S Rajesh
Where New Zealand lost the semi-final, March 30, 2016

There was little to choose between the two teams in the first 16 overs, but England bossed the last four with both ball and bat  •  ESPNcricinfo Ltd

20 Runs conceded by England in the last four overs, the fewest they have ever conceded in the last four (when they've bowled all 24 balls). The previous lowest was 23, against Netherlands in the 2014 World T20. New Zealand have twice scored fewer runs in the last four, with their lowest being 13, against South Africa in 2012.
2 Runs by which New Zealand were ahead of England at the end of the 16th over: New Zealand were 133 for 3 after 16, while England were 131 for 3. From there, New Zealand made 20 for 5 in their last four, while England smashed 28 runs off seven balls at that stage to seal the game with 17 balls to spare.
7.74 New Zealand's run rate in the last ten in this World T20; since the start of the Super 10, the only team with a lower run rate in the last ten is Bangladesh - they scored at 7.40 per over.
7/64 New Zealand's score in the last ten overs - they managed only four fours and a six during this period. After the first ten they were 89 for 1, with 12 fours and two sixes.
78 Jason Roy's score, his first 50-plus score in T20Is; his previous best in 12 innings was 43, against South Africa earlier in this tournament. It also equals the second-highest score in a knockout game in World T20s: the highest is 96 not out, by Tillakaratne Dilshan in the 2009 semi-final against West Indies, while Marlon Samuels also scored 78 in the 2012 final.
26 Balls taken by Roy for his half-century, which equals the fifth fastest for England in T20Is, and the second fastest in WT20 matches. The fastest for England in all T20Is is 23 balls, by Ravi Bopara against Australia in 2014, while their quickest in WT20s is 25 balls, by Eoin Morgan.
17 Successive innings without a 50-plus opening stand for England, before this game. During this period they topped 40 only twice, with a highest of 48 off just 2.3 overs in that magnificent run-chase against South Africa earlier in this tournament. Their previous 50-plus stand in this format came two years ago, when Alex Hales and Michael Lumb added 98 against West Indies in Barbados in March 2014.
9.77 The combined economy rate for Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi in this game - they went for 70 in 7.1 overs. In the previous games in this tournament, they had a combined economy rate of 5.35, conceding only 164 runs in 30.4 overs.

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats