ICC World Twenty20: Jason Roy ends New Zealand’s dream run in India

first_imgHello and Welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of the ICC World Twenty20 semi-final clash between England and New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. (Live Scorecard) UpdatesEngland have crushed New Zealand in the first semi-final. They will be closely following tomorrow’s clash between two heavyweight T20 teams. Who will join England in the final on Sunday?  England skipper Eoin Morgan says their team were improving with every game after the big defeat to West Indies in their openerWe play a very aggressive brand with the bat. It’s lead by Hales and Roy at the top. It’s a good position to be in with the death bowlers we have and the long batting line-up. When I have gone past one ball, I have managed to strike it really well. So it’s about going past that one ball. Absolutely, that’s what we kind of dream of as a kid. Everyone has made a lot of sacrifices. And there have been plenty of things going our way in the last two weeks. So we’ll go out there and play the way we want to. Looking back at the West Indies game, we ran into an in-form Chris Gayle who is very difficult to stop. We probably didn’t hit our straps that day. But we’ve kept improving from there. We’ve managed to build confidence from the 4 wins we have had and hope to take it into the final: MorganKane Williamson says he believed he could restrict England at the half-way stage. But Roy was too good on the night. advertisementAt the halfway stage, I knew we were a little bit short especially after the start we got. Credit to the England bowlers, but after the start we got, 180 would have been a realistic target. But we got beaten by a better team. Then they came out hard as we knew they would. It was a fantastic knock by Roy to break the back of the total. We mis-hit a few shots that on another day might have gone our way. England bowled really well in the death and made life difficult. But still we had belief in the camp to defend the score. The damage was done early and they played well throughout both innings: WilliamsonIt was a complete performance from England. They have changed the way they played limited-overs cricket right after they crashed out of ICC World Cup 2015 Down Under. They defeated New Zealand, Australia and Pakistan in T20I series after the 50-over World Cup. The new-look team lead by big-hitters Jos Buttler, Jason Roy and  Alex Hales have looked solid. Joe Root has been one of the most consistent performers across formats. All their hard work has been rewarded with a berth in the final of the World T20 this year and they now have a good chance of becoming the first ever team to lift the T20I title twice. On the other hand, New Zealand who look complete at this year’s tournament winning all their league matches faltered on the big night. Their wait to reach their first final continues.  The winning moment for #ENG in Delhi! #WT20 here you come!!! #ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/ODRRLDIWaf ICC (@ICC) March 30, 2016No prizes for guessing the Man of the Match. “It came off for me tonight and thankfully we won quite well. Just saw it as a chance to go out there on a decent wicket and give it a crack. It’s one of those wickets where if you don’t get off to a good start, there might be hiccups in the middle. I was lucky to get a few boundaries early on in the innings. All of us have the license to go out and express ourselves,” says Jason Roy after firing England into their second final with a blistering 44-ball 78.England innings 22.08 IST: Buttler finishes it off with a six. He was in a hurry to go to Kolkata. England have made it to their second ICC World Twenty20 final. ENG 159/3 in 17.1 overs. 22.06 IST:  22 runs off the 17th over. Jos Buttler goes berserk against Sodhi. England now need one run22.03 IST: Seven from Elliot’s over. England need 23 from 24 for a spot in the final. They should get there. ENG 131/3 in 16 overs.  21.59 IST: Santner and Sodhi have pulled it back for New Zealand. England have scored only 14 runs in their last three overs. ENG 124/3 in 15 overs. Need 30 from 30 now.  21.51 IST: Buttler joins Root in the middle. England need 37 from 42. It’s their game to lose now. ENG 117/3 in 13 overs. advertisement21.47 IST: OUT! Two in two for Sodhi. He removes England skipper Eoin Morgan for 0. Are New Zealand back in this game? England need 44 from 45 balls. ENG 110/3 in 12.3 overs. 21.46 IST: OUT! Ish Sodhi removes the big man. Roy (78 off 44) falls after playing a blinder. England still on course. ENG 110/2 in 12.2 overs.21.43 IST: England haven’t relented after the fall of the first wicket. They look like they are in a hurry. Roy has moved to 78 of 43 balls. ENG 110/1 in 12 overs. They need 44 runs from 48 balls for a spot in the final.  98/1 in 10 overs. England should have it easy from here. What a knock this has been from Jason Roy. 21.35 IST: SIX! Roy (72 off 36) doesn’t relent after losing his opening partner. He is making a light work of this chase. ENG 97/1 in 9.5 overs. Joe Root has been extremely consistent with scores of 48, 83, 12, 25 in this tournament so far. This should be a cake-walk for England’s most consistent performer.  Joe Root is the new man in 21.28 IST: OUT! Mithcell Santner strikes for New Zealand, much needed breakthrough. An 82-run opening stand comes to end after Hales falls for 20. ENG 82/1 in 8.2 overs. 21.23 IST: Jason Roy brought up his first T20I fifty in just 26 balls. What an occasion – a World T20 semi-final – to get to his first half-century. He has punished leg-spinner Ish Sodi also. ENG 75/0 in 7 overs. 21.20 IST: England are cruising towards the target. Roy is on 49 off 25 balls. ENG 67/0 in 6 overs. 21.12 IST: Fifty comes up for England in 26 balls. Roy and Hales are in a rampant mood here. ENG 50/0 in 4.2 overs. Kane Williamson makes the bowling change. Mitchell Santner into the attack. Can he break this stand? 21.10 IST: Roy has moved to 34 in no time. With a six and six boundaries he has put England in a position of strength. ENG 49/0 in 4 overs chasing 154.20.57 IST: England are off to a flyer. Jason Roy smashes Corey Anderson for 16 runs in the first over. ENG 16/0 in 1 over. New Zealand innings 20.35 IST: New Zealand finish with 153/8 in 20 overs. England will be pleased with their effort on the field in the last ten overs after Williamson and Munro went berserk in the first ten. Ben Stokes (3/26) and Chris Jordan (1/24) were the pick of the bowlers for England. Moen Ali also played his part by snapping the 74-run stand between Williamson and Munro. New Zealand will be gutted with what they have on the board. They will be banking on the variety in their bowling attack to do the trick. England batsmen are more than capable of scoring 154 runs on this track. Join us for the chase in ten minutes.  20.32 IST: OUT! Stokes is doing the trick for England in the death overs. He has removed Santner for 7. New Zealand should be dissapointed with the way their middle order has performed after a solid start from Munro and Wiliamson. NZ 150/7 in 19.2 overs.  20.28 IST: 150 comes up fro New Zealand. Santner hit a few in Jordan’s over. New Zealand have one more over to play. How much can they score?  advertisementSantner and Elliot are in the middle for New Zealand. The young all-rounder can hit a few and New Zealand need him tonight.  20.22 IST: OUT! Two in two for Stokes, this time he removes the dangerous Corey Anderson for 28. New Zealand are not looking good for a big total from here. Quick wickets have dented their progress. NZ 139/6 in 17.4 overs.  20.22 IST: OUT! Stokes removes Ronchi. The wicketkeeper-batsman’s poor form in this tournament continues. He departs for 3. New Zealand 139/5 in 17.3 overs. 20.15 IST: End of a superb over from Chris Jordan. He removed the dangerous Ross Taylor for eight in the over and conceded only three of it. He is proving his worth at the death. NZ 136/4 in 17 overs.  20.10 IST: Anderson is getting a move on here. He deposited a full-toss from Plunkett into the deep mid-wicket stands. NZ 133/3 in 16 overs. 20.05 IST: New Zealand have lost a bit of steam in the last three overs. However, they are well placed on 121/3 at the end of 15 overs. They have two power-hitters – Anderson and Taylor – at the strike. They would love to add 50 more runs to their score.  19.58 IST: WICKET! Colin Munro gone. Liam Plunkett strikes in his third over. This time he bowls a widish delivery, Munro chases it and slices it straight to Moeen Ali at the third man. Big wicket this for England. NZ 107/3 in 13.2 overs. #NZ bring up the 100. They move to 106/2 from 13 overs.LIVE: https://t.co/vm2sobg9NY #ENGvNZ #WT20 pic.twitter.com/YnhzHEkoBY ICC (@ICC) March 30, 2016Big wicket! Moeen c&b Williamson. #NZ are 91/2 from 10.3LIVE: https://t.co/vm2sobg9NY #ENGvNZ #WT20 pic.twitter.com/uqAa8R1ifO ICC (@ICC) March 30, 201619.47 IST: WICKET! Kane Williamson departs for 32. Moeen Ali strikes in his first over as he breaks a threatening 74-run stand for the second wicket. Williamson attempts a slog sweep but ends up getting a top edge to it. Ali runs back towards the edge of the circle and takes a good catch. NZ 91/2 in 10.3 overs. 19.40 IST: Kane Williamson and Colin Munro have added 61 runs for the second wicket. The scoring rate by the two has been good. NZ 78/1 in 9 overs.11 from a Ben Stokes over, and #NZ move to 66/1 from 8 overs.LIVE: https://t.co/vm2sobg9NY #ENGvNZ #WT20 pic.twitter.com/aAF3feM3gg ICC (@ICC) March 30, 201619.28 IST: Recap! The powerplay is done and the Kiwis have don a pretty good job, scoring 51 runs for the loss of a solitary wicket. Kane Williamson and Colin Munro have batted really well. 13 off the over, and #NZ are 51/1 after the 6 over powperplay.LIVE: https://t.co/vm2sobg9NY #ENGvNZ #WT20 pic.twitter.com/SJc5EfVarg ICC (@ICC) March 30, 201619.26 IST: Kane Williamson, who has looked edgy, and Colin Munro are reviving the Kiwi innings. The has put on 34 runs for the second wicket. NZ 51/1 in 6 overs.19.17 IST: Colin Munro has joined Kane Williamson in the middle after Guptill’s departure. New Zealand 31/1 in 4 overs.19.11 IST: WICKET! Martin Guptill has to depart. He was playing well and looked unstoppable. But must give credit to David Willey, who after being hit for 11 runs in his first over, returns to get his man. New Zealand 17/1 in 2.1 overs.19.05 IST: Martin Guptill starts positively as he hammers David Willey for a couple of fours in the opening over. New Zealand 11/0 in 1 over.19.01 IST: Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson  are out in the middle. David Willey opens the bowling attack for England.The teams are out and play is about to start. . . Here we go!LIVE: https://t.co/vm2sobg9NY #ENGvNZ #WT20 pic.twitter.com/vgMRXsZ4pv ICC (@ICC) March 30, 2016Playing XIsNew Zealand: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson(c), Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi(w), Mitchell Santner, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ish Sodhi, Adam MilneEngland: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Liam Plunkett18.36 IST: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is happy with the result of the toss. “We would have had a bat,” he says. While England have retained the same squad that played against Sri Lanka, New Zealand have made two changes – Guptill comes back for Nicholls and Milne comes back for McCullum. (Also read: New Zealand’s road to semi-finals)18.35 IST: England opt to bowl vs New Zealand. Eoin Morgan feels dew could be a factor later in the evening. 17.55 IST: New Zealand have been the team to beat at this year’s ICC World Twenty20. They started their campaign on a high decimating India by 47 runs in Nagpur and went on to win the other three matches in the league stages of the tournament. They have been boosted by the spin-trio of Ish Sodi, Mitchell Santner and Nathan McCullum. The Kiwis would be hoping their spin attack does the job once again at the Kotla today against England. On the other hand, England seem to have peaked at the right time winning three on the trot after losing to West Indies in their opening encounter. (England’s road to semi-finals) 17.50 IST: Hello people, we are 80 minutes away from the toss of the first semi-final between England and New Zealand at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla.  Preview England skipper Eoin Morgan would like to believe his team peaked at the right time at the ongoing World Twenty20 while New Zealand were slightly premature going into Wednesday’s semi-final at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.Kane Williamson and his Kiwi team -mates have not put a foot wrong since landing in India, winning all four group matches without really breaking a sweat to qualify for the semi-finals as the tournament’s only unbeaten team.For a side boasting an explosive batting order and a balanced attack to go with, England’s passage proved bumpier.Eoin Morgan urges team-mates to play freely against New ZealandEngland have made stunning progress in limited overs cricket over the last year and the current World Twenty20 squad have much in common with the champion 2010 side, skipper Eoin Morgan said ahead of Wednesday’s semi-final against New Zealand. 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