New Zealand defeat England by 5 wickets in the first semi-final to secure a place in the final. Daryl Mitchell (72*) and Neesham (27 off 11) were the stars of the hunt.

England set New Zealand a target of 167 in 20 overs. The Kiwis struggled early in the chase, as they could only get to 36/2 by the end of the Powerplay.

However, Neesham’s 27 off 11 balls changed the fate of the game as he allowed Daryl Mitchell to find his range and he finished unbeaten on 72 to take the side home with 6 balls to spare.

NZ will face either Australia or Pakistan, who play later on Thursday, in final on Sunday.

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