England brutally thrashed New Zealand and steamed their way into the final of the ICC World T20 after a dominating outing at Delhi. New Zealand were restricted to a below par total of 153-8 in 20 overs after the English bowlers pulled it back at the death. Jason Roy seemed to be in a hurry as he blazed his way through and it was just a matter of time before England finished off the formalities. They will play either West Indies or India in the final at the Eden Gardens.
Skipper Eoin Morgan was delighted after the win and said that his team was confident leading up to the final. “We’ve managed to build confidence from the 4 wins we have had and hope to take it into the final,” said Morgan.
Morgan also discussed England’s only loss in the tournament, which came from the West Indies. “Looking back at the West Indies game, we ran into an in-form Chris Gayle who is very difficult to stop. We probably didn’t hit our straps that day,” he said.
Speaking about the victory over New Zealand, Morgan said, “We would have liked to start better with the ball. I thought we pegged it back nicely later on. Kane played well and to get his wicket in the middle was a big deal. We have played a few matches here and knew it was hard to start an innings. 180 would have been a really good score on the wicket. We have a lot of belief and confidence going around. We play a very aggressive brand with the bat. It’s lead by Hales and Roy at the top. It’s a good position to be in with the death bowlers we have and the long batting line-up. When I have gone past one ball, I have managed to strike it really well.”