Abu Dhabi:England first defeated a team in the T20 World Cup 2021 from which they had never won the T20 World Cup. After defeating the West Indies by 6 wickets, England continuously dusted the opposite team. In just the last league match they lost against South Africa by 10 runs.

Jos Buttler of England is the only player to score a century in this World Cup. After scoring 29 runs against New Zealand, he is also currently the most successful batsman in T20 World Cup with 269 runs.

The team also reached the semi-finals without Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer. Then the explosive opener
Jason Roy and left-arm pacer Tile Mills were also out. Despite this, England dominated completely till the 16th over against New Zealand. England may have been out of the T20 World Cup, but there is no doubt that England has shown a great game in this T20 World Cup.

England captain Eoin Morgan said after losing to New Zealand in the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2021 here on Wednesday, it is not easy to be a team that loses in a close match.

Morgan said after the match, “Jimmy Neesham’s game-changing innings of 27 runs in 11 balls was the reason for victory and defeat. Our bowlers have been beaten up badly. Being a defeated team in a close match is not easy. I think we fought on a wicket that didn’t suit our batting, but we managed to get around the challenging score. We were brilliant with the ball and right into the game, until Jimmy Neesham came to the wicket. I think everyone in both the innings struggled to hit boundaries from both sides because that was the pitch, though you have to give all the credit to Kane Williamson and his team who played really well and got us out of the game. Gave. ,

The captain said, “I think maybe Jimmy Neesham was the only player who came on the field and showed the ability to hit clean from the first ball. The wicket was a bit difficult. We are a six-hitting team, but we found it difficult to hit sixes. Our players didn’t realize that they can hit sixes depending on the condition of the pitch. The spinners were getting help. It was difficult to hit the ball outside the boundary line, but I think the hitting continued during New Zealand’s innings from the time their players came to the crease.

The England captain said, “When you take two big wickets in the beginning, like we did, you feel ahead in the game. I think the New Zealand players were trying to stabilize the innings after two wickets fell. I think we managed to keep him under pressure and under control for a while, but he did well to pick up the pace and then he was definitely in a good position. ,

It is noteworthy that the New Zealand team, chasing the target of 167 runs, was far behind the required run rate when Neesham came to the crease. At this point, New Zealand needed 60 runs from 29 balls to win, but thanks to Neesham’s explosive innings and a 47-ball 72 under pressure from Daryl Mitchell, New Zealand managed to win with one over remaining. It was another thrilling encounter between England and New Zealand, and this time Williamson’s team reached the final of an ICC event for the third time in a row, emerging victorious in Abu Dhabi. ,

Akash Gokhe

By Akash Gokhe

Akash is the Founder and Writer of the Sports Platform website. He conceived the idea of starting a Sports Platform website to channelize his love, passion, and emotions for the game of cricket and to connect other like-minded people on the platform.

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