England and New Zealand will meet in Wednesday’s T20 World Cup semi-final in Abu Dhabi (4pm SA time).
Top run-scorer: Jos Buttler – 240
Top wicket-taker: Adil Rashid – 8
Road to semi-finals
Beat West Indies by 6 wickets
Beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets
Beat Australia by 8 wickets
Beat Sri Lanka by 26 runs
Lost to South Africa by 10 runs
Top run-scorer: Martin Guptill – 176
Top wicket-taker: Trent Boult – 11
Road to semi-finals
Lost to Pakistan by 5 wickets
Beat India by 8 wickets
Beat Scotland by 16 runs
Beat Namibia by 52 runs
Beat Afghanistan by 8 wickets
T20I head to head
England wins: 13*
New Zealand wins: 7
No result: 1
*Includes one win on super over after tie
First T20I meeting
Durban, 18 September 2007
New Zealand won the first T20I between the two sides at the inaugural World Cup in South Africa.
New Zealand were restricted to 164-9 after being 40-4 at one stage before Scott Styris (42) and Craig McMillan (57) went on a six-hitting blitz.
England looked on course for the win when opening pair Darren Maddy and Vikram Solanki put on 64 for the first wicket.
Maddy made 50 off 31 balls after pulling off a direct-hit run-out and taking two wickets in the field, but he became the first of three run-out victims as the England challenge subsided.
Needing 20 to win off the last two overs, England’s hopes crashed when Owais Shah was run out after he and Luke Wright had put on 42 for the sixth wicket.
Dimitri Mascarenhas was caught at deep cover off the next ball from Shane Bond and Wright followed in the same way three balls later.
“We were one good innings, one partnership away from winning,” said England captain Paul Collingwood, whose day got even worse when he had to apologise for visiting a strip club in Cape Town earlier in the tournament on the eve of a game against South Africa.
Last T20I meeting
Auckland, November 10, 2019
In scenes reminiscent of the 50-over World Cup final four months earlier, it took a super over to separate the two sides in their T20I series, with England coming out on top in Auckland.
In the deciding fifth match, reduced to 11 overs per side because of rain, a four by Chris Jordan off the last ball of the England innings tied the scores at 146 apiece.
Jonny Bairstow (eight) and Eoin Morgan (nine) posted 17 for England in the super over. New Zealand fell nine runs short, losing one wicket for eight runs.
New Zealand’s 146 was set up by Martin Guptill (50) and Colin Munro (46). England lost three early wickets before Bairstow (47) and Sam Curran (24) brought them back into the game with a 61-run partnership off 24 balls.
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