The first semifinal of the ICC WorldT20 2016 was played between England and New Zealand at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium,Delhi turned out to be one sided affair as England completed an emphatic seven wicket victory due to a belligerent innings played by opener Jason Roy.
Jason Roy was the man of the moment for England as he completely took New Zealand bowlers apart by scoring boundaries at will.Alex Hales could only stand and laud the innings played by Roy that showed immense brute force and power to hit a ball from any length for a boundary. The innings helped England to make their way to the finals of the WorldT20 for the second time after winning the prize in 2010 in the Caribbean. England will face the winner of match played between the hosts India and West indies who will lock horns in Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium.New Zealand were rattled by onslaught of Jason Roy who made 78 runs on the night as they could not recover as they did get some wickets at the end.It was all too late as Jos Butler hit successive fours and sixes to end the game for England.
Earlier in the day,England won the toss and put in New Zealand to bat first on a good surface.After a good start by made New Zealand,English bowlers did manage to stem the flow of runs in last 6 to 7 overs to restrict the total at 153 runs after 20 overs.Colin Munro scored an aggressive innings as he top scored for his team with 46 runs.Ben Stokes and Chris Jordan did bowl exceptionally on the night as they did produce tight overs at the end of the innings.
All cricketing fans will hope that the second semifinal between hosts India and West Indies turns out to be more evenly contested match as this one had England written all over it as they have qualified for the finals of the ICC WorldT20 2016 since last winning the big prize in 2010 against Australia in the Caribbean.