New Zealand took revenge from their agonising defeat in the 50 over one day final in 2019 and knocked England out by chasing down 166 with five wickets and six balls remaining to go into the final of the world cup on Sunday.
Daryl Mitchell smashed 72 runs off just 47 balls in a brilliant display to guide his team to victory. The opener was supported by Devon Conway who hit 46 off 38 balls to support his side and drive them towards England’s total.
The game was on a knife edge throughout and arguably England were in control but a scintillating innings from all-rounder Jimmy Neesham took the game away from Eoin Morgan’s side; the Kiwi smashed 27 off 11 to dismantle England’s bowling attack.
The match turned in the 17th over with Chris Jordan going for 23 off the over including two sixes from Neesham and this left England with an impossible task to defend their total.
England thought they hit a very defendable total thanks to a brilliant innings from Moeen Ali. The all-rounder worked hard to reach 51 from 37 balls and he had help from Dawid Malan who batted beautifully to score 41 from 30 balls.
New Zealand will now face either Australia or Pakistan in the final of the T20 World Cup on Sunday.