England vs New Zealand ICC Men’s T20 World Cup First Semi Final November 10 Abu Dhabi Match Report 2021

Daryl Mitchell scored an unbeaten 72 as New Zealand booked their spot in the final by stunning England by 5 wickets in the first semifinal in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

After being asked to bat first by New Zealand skipper, openers Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow got England off to a solid start. The pair added 37 runs for the opening wicket before the latter fell to a brilliant catch by Kane Williamson off Adam Milne for 13.

Jos Buttler looked in good touch before he perished to Ish Sodhi leg before wicket, while going for an ambitious reverse-sweep for 29.

The pair of Dawid Malan along with Moeen Ali put on 63 runs for the third wicket. Malan who was dropped by wicket keeper Devon Conway early on, finally perished edging a Tim Southee short delivery behind the stumps for a 30 ball-41.

All rounder Moeen Ali scored an unbeaten 51 to take England to 166/4 in their allotted 20 overs.

Chasing 167, Chris Woakes got England off to a fantastic start by dismissing Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson cheaply.

Mitchell and Conway added 82 runs for third wicket before the latter was stumped by Buttler off Liam Livingstone for a well made 46.

Livingstone struck again by dismissing Glenn Phillips (2) caught at long off, leaving New Zealand in a spot of bother at 107/4.

James Neesham swung the game in Black Caps favour by smashing a quickfire 11 ball-27 before falling to Adil Rashid, caught at covers by Eoin Morgan.

Mitchell remained unbeaten on 72 to take Black Caps to their first-ever T20 final. His knock came off 47 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes.

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