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Match Blog: Jason Roy Scores 78 as England Win by Seven Wickets

Click here for all the latest updates, pictures and reactions from the the first semi-final between England and NZ.

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Jason Roy. (Photo: AP)
Snapshot
  • England beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the World T20 semi-final at New Delhi.
  • Jason Roy smashed 78 runs from 44 balls.
  • Colin Munro top scored for New Zealand with 46 runs.
  • Ben Stokes picked up figures of 3/26.
10:13 PM , 30 Mar
England Win by Seven Wickets
Ish Sodhi made things interesting when he got Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan out in successive balls. But then Jos Buttler smashed 32 runs from 17 balls to wrap up a seven-wicket for England.
9:50 PM , 30 Mar
(Photo: AP)
(Photo: AP)
Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan Get Out in Successive Balls
First Jason Roy missed a straight delivery and got bowled for 78 and then Sodhi trapped Morgan LBW first ball.

Well, well, has Ish Sodhi got New Zealand back into the game? Jason Roy has put England in the driver’s seat but if the Black Caps get a couple of more wickets, then it will get very interesting.

England: 110/3 after 12.2 overs.

9:34 PM , 30 Mar
(Photo: AP)
(Photo: AP)
Santner Gets the Breakthrough!
Alex Hales finally decided to free his arms and gave a simple catch to Colin Munro. Hales goes for 20.

New Zealand have got a breakthrough but it might be a little to late. Jason Roy has gone berserk and doesn’t look like getting out anytime soon.

England: 82/0 after 8.3 overs.

9:26 PM , 30 Mar
(Photo: AP)
(Photo: AP)

Jason Roy’s Fifty

Jason Roy has played a gem of an innings in the first semi-final. He has raced to a fifty in just 26 balls. Alex Hales has clogged the other end and has been giving most of the strike to Jason Roy.

Roy has struck 10 boundaries and a six in his innings. England are cruising at 68/0 after 6.1 overs.


Published: 30 Mar 2016, 6:35 PM IST
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