Loss against England was 9th semi-final defeat for New Zealand, most by any team in ICC tournament


By @FactCric

2nd time England has qualified for the final of the ICC World T20 after 2010. England went on to win the ICC World T20 in 2010 beating Australia in the final by 7 wickets at Bridgetown, West Indies.

7th time England has qualified for the final of any ICC Tournaments. England was finalist of 1979, 1987 and 1992 World Cups in England, India and Australia respectively. They were the finalist of 2004 and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy both held in England. In the ICC World T20 this is their 2nd qualification for the final.

9th time New Zealand has lost in any ICC Tournament Semi-Final out of 12 qualifications. The three wins for New Zealand in those Semi-Finals are against Pakistan in ICC KnockOut, 2000 at Nairobi (Which New Zealand went on to win the trophy beating India), Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy 2009, at Johannesburg and South Africa in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Auckland.

9 is the most number of Semi-Final defeats in any ICC Tournaments. New Zealand joined Pakistan and South Africa in the list with 9 loses.
With England’s qualification for the Final of the World T20, we will have a winner, who can win the trophy for the second time and if India goes on to win the trophy; this will be the first host nation to win.

78 is the highest T20I score for Jason Roy in T20Is. The South Africa born, English player completed his fifty in 26 balls and received his first international man of the match award.

26 Ball fifty by Jason Roy is the fifth fastest fifty for England in T20Is, and second fastest in World T20s. Ravi Bopara holds the record for England’s fastest T20Is fifty in 23 balls, and Eoin Morgan holds the record in World T20s in 25 balls.

78 runs is the joint second highest score by a batsman in a Knock-Out game in World T20s. 96*against West Indies by Tillakaratne Dilshan in the 2009 Semi-Final is the highest score. Marlon Samuels also scored 78 against Sri Lanka in the final of the 2012 World T20.

82 runs opening stand between Jason Roy and Alex Hales is the 2nd best for England in World T20s. The best opening stand for England is 102 runs between Ravi Bopara and Luke Wright against Netherlands at Lord’s in 2009 World T20.

1st fifty-plus opening partnership by England after two years and 17 T20I matches. The last pair to score a fifty plus opening partnership for England were Alex Hales and Michael Lumb (98) against West Indies at Bridgetown in March 2014.

1000 runs partnership between Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill in T20Is. They became the second pair to aggregate 1000 runs as partners in T20I, after David Warner and Shane Watson (1154 runs) of Australia.


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