ENG vs NZ, T20 World Cup 2021 Highlights: New Zealand beat England by 5 wickets to reach finalThat's all from India TV's live coverage of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 semifinal 1. New Zealand defeated England by 5 wickets in a thrilling semifinal game where Daryl Mitchell emerged as the hero for the Blackcaps. This is your host Akash Kharade signing off for the day.
New Zealand 167/5 in 19 overs - New Zealand enters the final of the 2021 T20 World Cup as Daryl Mitchell hits two sixes and a four in the 2nd last over. Mitchell scored 72 runs in 47 balls.
New Zealand 147/5 in 18 overs Neesham departs after scoring 27 runs in 11 runs while Daryl Mitchell completed his fifty with a six. 14 runs from the over. New Zealand cruising towards victory.
New Zealand 133/4 in 17 overs Much needed big over for New Zealand as Neesham goes all guns blazing. Two sixes and a four from the bat of Neesham. 23 runs from the over.
New Zealand 110/4 in 16 overs Three runs and a wicket from Livingstone's last over. He finishes with 22 runs in four overs with two wickets under his belt
New Zealand 107/4 in 15.1 overs Glenn Phillips goes for a big shot down the ground, miss connects to hand a simple catch to Billings. He departs for 2.
New Zealand 107/3 in 15 overs Mark Wood is here to bowl his 4th over. Daryl Mitchell picking up pace as he hits a boundary on the fourth ball. 10 runs from the over.
New Zealand 97/3 in 14 overs That over by Livingstone certainly gives England an upper hand in the match. Conway was more aggressive than the two in the third-wicket stand. Glenn Phillips is now expected to continue the good work with Mitchell.
New Zealand 95/3 in 13.4 overs Buttler stumps Conway (45) after Livingstone bowled a flat delivery sensing the batter will come down the line.
New Zealand 92/2 in 13 overs Another productive over for New Zealand as Daryl Mitchell hits a short six to the long-off boundary. Chris Jordan did make an acrobatic effort to take a catch but his effort only saw the ball land right on the boundary line.
New Zealand 80/2 in 12 overs Livingstone built some pressure in the over with three dots but Conway took all that away with a boundary nicely timed through the deep extra wicket. Kiwis need 87 runs off 48 balls now.
New Zealand 73/2 in 11 overs Things are changing quickly indeed as Wood's third over fetched 15 runs, including a four by Conway; smashed into the deep square leg region.
New Zealand 63/2 in 10.2 overs Conway fires Mark Wood down the track for a boundary and then shortly brings up the 50-run partnership with a quick single. It took 46 balls for the duo to add those runs; not the ideal pace yet but with both the batters set now, things can change.
New Zealand 58/2 in 10 overs Finally a boundary for the first time in four overs! Conway advances down the track and smashes the ball once bounce over the long-off boundary.
New Zealand 50/2 in 9 overs Wood keeps the two Kiwi batters in check with heavy doses of pace bowling. The English bowler clocks as fast as 151 kmph at the beginning of the over. New Zealand can pat themselves for reaching 50 instead but the asking rate continues to grow.
New Zealand 45/2 in 8 overs Adil Rashid delivers another tight over; just four runs off it. Boundaries have dried up with the fielding restrictions off.
New Zealand 41/2 in 7 overs Mark Wood comes hard and fast on the Kiwi batters, who managed to keep the express pacer at bay with five runs off it.
New Zealand 36/2 in 6 overs Conway hits two boundaries in the last over of the Powerplay. 10 runs from the over. Blackcaps are scoring at six runs per over.
New Zealand 26/2 in 5 overs Daryl Mitchell hits a boundary towards square leg. Woakes concedes eight runs from his 3rd over. New Zealand need to score some quick runs from last powerplay overs.
New Zealand 18/2 in 4 overs Conway spoils Jordan's over with a boundary on the last ball of the over. Five runs from the over. Blacks need a partnership after early wickets.
New Zealand 13/2 in 3 overs Maiden over and a big wicket of Kane Williamson in it for Chris Woakes. He takes his 2nd wicket to put England in the driver's seat.
New Zealand 13/1 in 2 overs Chris Jordan to bowl from the other end. Just five runs from the over with three dot balls in it.
New Zealand 8/1 in 1 over Eight runs and a wicket from the first over. Captain Kane Williamson has joined Daryl Mitchell in the middle. Early blow has dented Kiwi's chase. Captain Kane need to play captain's knock.
New Zealand 4/1 in 0.3 over Wicket for England in the first over as Martin Guptil depart on 4. Top edge lands in Moeen Ali's hands. Four runs in three balls for Martin in the big semifinal.
Let's play! Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell will kick start New Zealand's chase while Chirs Woakes will open the bowling for England.
England's Innings - 166/4 (20 Overs)
England all-rounder Moeen Ali saved England from a batting collapse with 51 runs in 37 balls with the help of three boundaries and two sixes to guide The Three Lions to 166/4 in 20 overs. England's number three batsman Dawid Malan also scored vital runs in the middle overs along with Ali. Malan missed out on fifty as he was sent back by Tim Southee on 41. For New Zealand, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, James Neesham, Ish Sodhi picked one wicket each.
England 166/4 in 20 overs Moeen Ali completes his fifty with a boundary over covers. Eoin Morgan has joined Ali in the middle. A drop catch on the last ball as England post 166/4 in 20 overs.
England 156/4 in 19.2 overs Livingstone departs as Neesham takes his first wicket of the match. A beautiful shot but straight down the throt of Santner
England 155/3 in 19 overs Boult hit for a boundary by Livingstone. England cruising towards big score.
England 146/3 in 18 overs Adam Milne is here to bowl his last over with 15 runs in first three overs. Ali connects well to send the first ball in the stands. Livingstone ends the over with another huge hit down the ground. 16 runs from the over.
England 130/3 in 17 overs Ali hits Sodhi for a 92 meter six over mid-wicket. 11 runs from the over. England need more from Ali to put them in the driving seat.
England 119/3 in 16 overs Nine runs and a wicket from the over. Malan was looking dangerous and was inching towards his fifty he departs on 42.
England 116/2 in 15.2 overs Malan hits Southee for a six over deep mid-wicket but Southee bounces back with his wicket. Conway takes an easy catch behind the wicket.
England 110/2 in 15 overs Ali miss times one in the air but falls short of long-off. The left-hander revives himself with a boundary towards fine leg to get 10 runs from the over.
England 100/2 in 14 overs - Adam Milne is here to bowl his 3rd over. Just six runs from the over. Malan and Ali trying their best to shift the gears and help England get to a respectable total.
England 94/2 in 13 overs Kane Williamson brought by Ish Sodhi in search of a wicket. England batters opt for singles, Ali finishes the over with a boundary.
England 85/2 in 12 overs Brilliant fielding effort by Glenn Phillips to save one run for his side. Times his dive to perfection and runs back to get rid of the ball. With single, double and triples Ali and Malan are taking England's score forward.
England 78/2 in 11 overs Insideout shot by Malan and another boundary for England, two boundaries from the Glenn Phillips' over. England recovering after first two wickets.
England 67/2 in 10 overs Jimmy Neesham into the attack for Blackcaps. Devon Conway drops a regulation catch of Malan. The left-hand batsman ends the over with a four towards extra covers.
England 60/2 in 9 overs Moeen Ali has joined Dawid Malan in the middle. Ali finishes the over with a boundary over covers. Seven runs from the over
England 53/2 in 8.1 overs Wicket! Big blow for England as Jos Buttler fails to convert a good start into a big innings. He departs for 29.
England 53/1 in 8 overs Buttler use the reverse sweep to the good effect, hits a boundary against Mitchell Santner. Eight runs off the over.
England 45/1 in 7 overs Ish Sodhi is into the attack as soon as the powerplay ends. Just 5 singles from the over. New Zealand pulling things back.
England 40/1 in 6 overs Milne ends with a strong over; three runs and a wicket from it. Dawid Malan is the new man in.
England 37/1 in 5.1 overs Milne strikes off the first ball of his day; gets Bairstow caught at mid-off.
England 37/0 in 5 overs Another productive for England. This time Bairstow finds the boundary early in the over. Southee has now bowled three of his four overs.
England 29/0 in 4 overs Buttler charges up on Boult! Smashes him for two boundaries while the pacer concedes a wide-ball four soon after. An over England desperately needed.
England 13/0 in 3 overs A tight over by Southee. Five dot balls in it. It's Bairstow, who is struggling with the initial movement of the new ball.
England 12/0 in 2 overs Another boundary off the last ball; this time Trent Boult on the receiving end and was unlucky to concede it. A short of a length delivery took under-edge of Bairstow bat and went over the fine leg boundary. Bairstow will take it as it could have been a marvellous catch by the 'keeper.
England 6/0 in 1 over Buttler starts England innings with a boundary off the last ball by Southee. The English opener tackled the swinging by flicking it through the square leg region.
Let's Play! England forced to play a new opening combination in Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler. Buttler to face the new ball by Tim Southee.
7:16 PM: Captain Eoin Morgan has confirmed that Jonny Bairstow will open the innings along with Buttler.
7:11 PM Playing XI of both sides, New Zealand is unchanged while for England injured Jason Roy replaced by Sam Billings.
England (Playing XI) Jos Buttler(w), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
New Zealand (Playing XI) Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson(c), Devon Conway(w), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
7:04 PM New Zealand win toss, opt to bowl first
6:50 PM Toss in 10 minutes and it's going to be a crucial one.
6:30 PM Fans are excited for the first semifinal of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021
6:20 PM: New Zealand players on their way to Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
6:00 PM: Live streaming
The England vs New Zealand first semifinal match will be telecast live on Star Sports Network (Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 3) in Hindi and English commentary.
5:15 PM: Players battle to watch out for
Martin Guptill vs Moeen Ali Moeen Ali bowling the powerplay over has worked magically for England while Martin Guptill's form is crucial for the Kiwis. The right-hand batsman has scored 176 runs in 5 games with an explosive strike rate of 131 while on the other hand, the off-spinner has picked 7 wickets in 5 games. The off-spinner has mostly bowled in powerplays and will post a tough challenge against Martin.
Kane Williamson vs Adil Rashid Kane Williamson will look to play a captain's knock against England in the semifinal. He will face Adil Rashid in the middle overs. Rashid has troubled right-hand batsman in this tournament while Kane will look to continue his good form from the last game.
Jos Buttler vs Trent Boult England's opening batsman Jos Buttler is the only centurion in this edition of the T20 World Cup so far. He has scored 240 runs with an outstanding average of 120 and strike rate above 150. He will be up against Trent Boult who has taken 11 wickets and is the leading wicket-taker for Blackcaps.
4:45 PM - New Zealand's road to semifinal
New Zealand vs Pakistan Kane Williamson's side received a poor start when they faced Pakistan in their campaign opener. Pakistan won the game by 5 wickets.
New Zealand vs India In what was a virtual quarter-final, New Zealand kept their calm and won the game by 8 wickets against India.
New Zealand vs Scotland Martin Guptill's 93 guided Blackcaps to a resounding victory over brave Scotland.
New Zealand vs Namibia The pace duo of Trent Boult and Tim Southee dented Namibia's chase to guide Kiwis to 52 runs victory.
New Zealand vs Afghanistan It was a must-win game for New Zealand in order to qualify for the semifinal. With Trent Boult's 3 wicket haul, Kiwis secured their place in the semifinal with 8 wicket win over Afghanistan.
4:15 PM England's road to semifinal
England vs West Indies Riding on superb bowling performances by Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid. England bowled out West Indies on 55 and won the game by 6 wickets.
England vs Bangladesh - Jason Roy's blistering fifty and Tymal Mills 3 wickets in four over helped England beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets.
England vs Australia - Chris Jordan and Jos Buttler brought their A-game on to the table when England thrashed arch-rivals Australia by 8 wickets.
England vs Sri Lanka - Jos Buttler smashed the first century of the T20 World Cup 2021 to guide England to 26 runs win over Sri Lanka.
England vs South Africa - Eoin Morgan's England side experienced a rare off-day against South Africa where they faced a defeat against South Africa by 10 runs in a thrilling match.
3:45 PM - We are all set for the first semifinal and this is going to be a thriller. England have by far been the best team in the tournament but New Zealand have done exceedingly well to set a semifinal date. As we build up for the game, here's the preview.
Title favourites but injury-hit England will bank on their X-Factor players to upstage a remarkably consistent New Zealand in the first semifinal of the T20 World Cup here on Wednesday.
England were the pre-tournament favourites and played like one for the majority of the Super 12 stage. However, their loss in the final group game to South Africa showed that they were not an invincible outfit.
The absence of Jason Roy, who suffered a calf injury against the Proteas, is a big blow to the team heading into the semifinals.
Roy and Jos Buttler made arguably the most destructive opening pairing of the tournament.
With Roy ruled out of World Cup, there is a strong possibility that Jonny Bairstow will be promoted to bat alongside Buttler, who will be expected to play another match-winning knock on Wednesday.
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, James Vince, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, Reece Topley.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne.
The match starts at 7.30 PM IST.