Roy roars English team into the Final

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Roy roars English team into the Final

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Munna, Mar 30, 2016.

by Munna
Mar 30, 2016 at 6:12 PM
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    A confident English side won against an undefeated Kiwi team in the first semi-final played at Delhi.

    Having won the toss, Morgan decided to bowl first on a track where spinners were deemed to take a back seat. This was going to be yet another new venue for New Zealand in this World T20 cup and conditions asked them to drop their third spinner and play 2 pacers instead.
    English team remained unchanged on the other hand.

    Guptill as usual started off very positively and showed some early fireworks in the first 2 overs of the big game. He kept going hard at the ball eventually nicking one off the first ball of 3rd over and England were jubilant to remove him very soon. However, Williamson and Munro carried off from there at a very healthy run rate and formed a big partnership of 74 runs from 8.2 overs.

    It was then Moeen Ali's introduction that immediately did the job for Morgan and Williamson played a false shot to edge one high to be caught by bowler himself. Once that wicket fell, Kiwi batting lineup struggled to keep the graph of run rate towards the higher peaks. Munro departed soon after and then England tighten the screws with some fine field setting and disciplined bowling.

    New Zealand faltered in the last 5 overs big time and eventually ended the innings setting a below par 154 run target.

    With wickets needed right from the word go, Williamson brought on Anderson as his first choice bowler followed with Milne. Well, it did not go according to Kiwi plan at all and Roy launched into not only them but all bowlers that kept following. He smashed all round the ground and spared no one. Hales on the other side kept the scoreboard ticking too giving much of the strike to his partner.

    It just took 26 balls for Roy to reach his maiden half century of this tournament. But Hales then chipped an easy catch to the straight boundary and the opening partnership was finally broken by Santner with scoreboard showing 82 runs from only 8.2 overs.

    Root's arrival at the crease did not slow down the proceedings at all as Roy kept finding the fence in every over. Finally, Ish Sodhi gave some hope to Kiwis when he deceived Roy and Morgan on consecutive deliveries to claim their wickets with score on 110 from 12 overs.

    Everyone thought that this could get interesting now and may be Kiwis will find a way back into the game just like England did during their bowling. But Buttler buttered every bowler then during his 17 ball stay at crease and that was enough time for him to secure English berth at Kolkata.

    It was a dramatic finish to the first semi final with the explosive Buttler hitting 3 sixes from 4 balls to sending a strong message to the 2 semi finalists who face each other tomorrow in Mumbai.
     
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    1. SwingNSeam
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      SwingNSeam Boom Boom

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      shabba england shabba
       
    2. Choi Saab
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      The revolution the England LOI cricket side has had over the last 18 months or so has been amazing, they were at a stage where it was about not disrupting the test team which was inadvertently affecting the LOI stage, where England were scared of testing players like Hales, Buttler, Stokes, Moeen etc as they went against the grain of 'steady' England players, heck they didn't care about LOI cricket at all and it got to a stage where England were 5 years behind when it came to the modern era of playing ODI and T20.

      But with the trashing at the WC 2015 espcially the NZ game, something clicked and England became much more adventourous giving the likes of Hales, Buttler, Roy, Jordon, Moeen, Stokes etc consistent runs in LOI cricket and going against the stale vision of just priortising test cricket, and look at the results.

      Awesome stuff from England on the whole.
       
    3. Express Pace
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      Express Pace Cornered Tiger

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      England in hot form to take the cup. Hopefully thrash India in the final.
       
    4. Bilal123
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      Bilal123 Tracer Bullet

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      This team is really good. Amazing how Eng have managed to turn it around so quickly. The reason for this is that we have finally realised that T20 needs specialists and players have been hand picked for this format accordingly. Just one more game till the cup comes home!
       
    5. CricketFan96
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      Fantastic effort by England and a well deserving win. New Zealand choke again.

      Just one game away from the trophy - England have played fearlessly in the wt20 this year.

      I reckon England have more of a chance to win if they vs West Indies and NOT India. But anything is possible.
       
    6. Fireworks11
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      Fireworks11 Kaptaan

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      England are a beast of a team when on song. The range of big hitters they have. Wow
       
    7. MNA
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      Wow just wow....

      This England team is so exciting, so entertaining and just so good. Moeen and Adil are the two best players :)
      (I am inherently biased....lolz)
       
    8. s_h_a_f
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      s_h_a_f Whispering Death

      Dec 26, 2011
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      Wow. Awesome England. What is it with NZ and semi-finals?
       
    9. saiyan0321
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      saiyan0321 Whispering Death

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      England heading towards another world cup. They were finalist in this format before as well buy lost there..

      Amazing performance by a dominant england which is very impressive however no doubt its sad for us.

      England were that last side we could say is behind the LOI timeline along with us but they have left us all alone in their dust as we stand lost, confused and helpless.
       
    10. ASLI-PATHAN
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      ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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      England really thrashed the favorites NZ. They have the momentum and they can lift the cup.
       
    11. Don Quixote
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      Don Quixote Whispering Death

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      Munna puts his talent of making up stuff to good use for writing boring articles and reports on Cricistan, though he once won the Most Cheerful Poster of Cricistan award.

      LOL.... :D
       

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