T20 World Cup : A Cracking Semi Final Between England and New Zealand
Well it was expected, we had a cracking semi final between the two teams of England and New Zealand. No doubt England were considered to be the favorites and till the depth they were in control of the match but then the situation turned against them because of the brave hitting of New Zealand later batters.
England batted first and put 166 runs on the board in 20 years with 6 wickets in hand. Moeen Ali was the top scorer for England and made 51 runs while Dawid Malan made 41 runs. Bowlers James Neesham, Tim Southee and Adam Milne from New Zealand had 1 wicket each.
New Zealand batting second struggled in the start and lose some quick wickets and then in the middle it was thought that the game is slipping from New Zealand hands. But when James Neesham came to bat and started hitting, situation seemed to be changing and it did changed after a few hits by Daryl Mitchell.
Daryl Mitchell from New Zealand made 72 runs, Devon Conway 46 and James Neesham made 27 runs.
New Zealand won the match in 19 overs with 5 wickets in hand. It was sort of unbelievable how New Zealand batters took the match from the hold of England and won it.
Second Semi Finals is between Pakistan and Australia. Hope it would be cracking match as well.