W-T20: England Thrashes New Zealand, Enters Final

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New Delhi: New Zealand- 153/8       England- 159/3

England on Wednesday stormed into the final of the ICC World Twenty20 with a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over New Zealand, riding on opener Jason Roy’s blazing 78.

After restricting New Zealand to 153 for eight with an impressive death bowling effort, it was then turn of right- handed Roy to pulverise a potent Black Caps attack into submission with a superlative 78 off 44 balls as the winners finished the match in only 17.1 overs.

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Roy, who had set the tone with a 16-ball-43 against South Africa, produced an exhilarating array of shots to knock the stuffing out of the New Zealand attack, which had looked potent till now.

In all, Roy hit 11 boundaries and two sixes. He teed off with four boundaries in the first over bowled by Corey Anderson and the graph only went upwards after that.