DELHI (Staff Report) – England beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the World T20 2016’s first semifinal game here on Wednesday at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi.
Roy’s 78 sets up England charge to final.
New Zealand posted 153-8 in the first World T20 semi-final on Wednesday.
Munro struck seven fours and one six off 32 balls and figured in a 74-run second-wicket partnership with captain Kane Williamson (32) that helped New Zealand dominate in the mid overs.
New Zealand could only manage 64 runs in the last 10 overs.
England won the toss and elected to bowl first against New Zealand in the World T20 2016’s first semifinal game here on Wednesday at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi.
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New Zealand Squad:
Kane Williamson (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, Grant Elliott, Colin Munro, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.
Jason Roy, James Vince, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan (captain), Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Reece Topley, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Liam Dawson.
The second semifinal will be played between India and West Indies on Thursday at Mumbai’s Wekhende Stadium.
The winners of two semifinals will face off each other in the final game on April 3 at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens Stadium. There is a reserve day for the finals.
Ten teams fought each other in SUper 10 round to reach semifinals, followed by a qualifying round where Bangladesh and Afghanistan remained the top teams.
The men’s event will carry a total prize money of $5.6million, which is an 86 per cent increase from the 2014 tournament, while the total prize money for the women’s event is $400,000, which is a 122 per cent increase from the Bangladesh event.