Roy blitz drives England to victory against New Zealand


WEB DESK: England beat New Zealand by 7 wickets in the first Semi-Final of ICC Twenty20 World Cup at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Dehli on Wednesday.

Jason Roy smashed 78 runs of 44 balls. Jason Roy played an extra ordinary and brilliant cricket. He played in all direction of the ground.

Jason Roy and Alex Hales took rapid start for England and scored 82 runs in 8 overs and made England position much stable.

Jos Buttler, who scored 32 runs off 17 runs finshed the game bravely.

Ish Sodhi took 2 wickets and gave 42 runs in 4 overs.

Earlier, England won the toss and elected to bowl first against New Zealand.

While Batting first, top order player Colin Munro smashed 46 runs off 32 balls. Colin Munro played an outstanding inning in all direction of ground along with Skipper Kane Williamson,  in the course to help New Zealand set fighting target of 154 runs.

Kane Williamson scored 32 runs of 28 balls while Corey Anderson added 28 runs.

After dismissal of Colin Munro and Corey Anderson no other New Zealand player played sensible inning and New Zealand lost 5 wickets and contributed only 19 runs in the total.

Ben Stokes took 3 wickets and bowled very economically and gave 26 runs in 4 overs.

Jason Roy awarded as the man of the match for his tremendous match winning inning.