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We have our finalist of the tournament!!!! New Zealand have beaten England to have proceeded to the finals. In what turned out to be an absolute cracker of a contest, the Kiwis have finally avenged their Defeat in the finals of the 2019 ODI WC. Not many would have given the Kiwis a chance ahead of the semis. However, some brilliant performances ensured that they crossed the line. In the process, New Zealand also went on to become the first team to reach the finals in all the three ICC events in a span of three years. After winning the toss and choosing to bowl first, they bowled well. However, England still managed to get to a event score of 166. Although the Kiwis did lose a couple of early wickets in the process of chasing the total, Conway and Mitchell steadied the shop only for the latter and Neesham to hit a few lusty blows towards the end. Mitchell however was the star of the match.

“Coming into the game we knew both sides were close in skill. Full credit to Kane and his team. They outplayed us today. Have represented ourselves in this tournament really well. Proud of the guys. They have given everything in this tournament. Thought we were right in the game until probably the 17th, 18th overs. We had them exactly where we wanted them up until that point. It was (sluggish). We’re a six-hitting side but we struggled to hit sixes. But we hung in there and posted probably a par score. To come out and hit sixes from ball one like that – full credit to him (Neesham). Absolutely love playing cricket at the moment. At the forefront of change both on and off the field (the team).” Said the English skipper Morgan after the completion of the match. “Most players have played together in various tournaments. Knew it was going to be a great game of cricket. Thought they had a pretty competitive total. But just by staying in there, building the partnerships and cashing in on some moments, some matchups. Definitely something that stood out today (Mitchell’s character). Has batted beautifully in a high pressure situation.

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T20 cricket – it’s a game of small margins. Depending on the surface, the short side – these things can be match-defining. He came out and hit the ball hard, that’s what he does (neesham). Changed the momentum really. Fantastic knock from Daryll, hit the big shots when it counted. We’ll be following that match – going to be fantastic. We know we have another challenge coming up and we’ll change our focus after tonight.” Said the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson during the post match presentation. Mitchell won the player of the match award for his unbeaten 72. “It was a bit of a whirl at the end there. I couldn’t remember what was going on, but I’m happy I got the job done. It was a challenging surface, with the new ball, and it was two-paced. The way Conway set the platform and Neesh hit a few out of the ground was amazing. We knew one or two good overs would do it, and we got the momentum back thanks to Neesham’s hitting. With what’s going on around the world right now, it’s amazing that my old man travelled half way around the world to watch me play, so this is a proud moment.” Said Mitchell after winning the player of the match award.

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