England's route to the #WT20final
How the side came through the Group stage and beat New Zealand in the semi-final on its way to the title clash
01 April 2016 17:40
Result: West Indies won by six wickets, with 11 balls to spare.
After being put in to bat, England put up a sizeable 182 for 6 in 20 overs. However, riding on the back of Chris Gayle’s 100 not out off just 48 balls, West Indies scaled down the target in just 18.1 overs.
Key Moment: Chris Gayle hitting three sixes off Moeen Ali in the 14th over of the chase. At the start of the over, West Indies needed 59 off 42. When it was done, they needed 37 off 36.
Result: England won by two wickets, with two deliveries to spare.
Chasing 230, Jason Roy helped England to get off to a flier. But it was Joe Root's 44-ball 83, consisting of 6 fours and 4 sixes, that took the game away from South Africa eventually. England completed the highest successful chase in World T20s in 19.4 overs.
Key Moment: Jason Roy and Alex Hales set the right tone at the start of a massive chase, with 44 runs coming off the first two overs. At the end of the Power Play, England had gone to 89 for 3, bringing the required rate down to a manageable 10 per over.
Result: England won by 15 runs.
England was on backfoot after being 85 for 7, troubled by Afghanistan spinners. It ended up on 142 for 7, thanks to Moeen Ali's unbeaten 33-ball 41, and Afghanistan eventually fell short by 15 runs.
Key Moment: The 19th over of the England innings, bowled by Amir Hamza, went for 25 runs, crucial when the eventual margin of the result was taken into account.
Result: England beat Sri Lanka by 10 runs.
England's victory against Sri Lanka in a virtual knockout match saw the team seal a semifinal spot, while both Sri Lanka and South Africa were knocked out of the running. Jos Buttler’s 66 not out off 37 had driven England to 171 for 4, and though Angelo Mathews struck a valiant 73 off 54 balls, Sri Lanka fell agonisingly short.
Key Moment: Jos Buttler's death-over heroics, especially against Dushmantha Chameera changed the game and made the difference for England in the end.
Result: England beat New Zealand by seven wickets with 17 balls to spare.
Jason Roy's 44-ball 78 helped England chase down 154 in quick time, after New Zealand had been restricted to 153 for 8, the England bowlers reining the Kiwi batsmen in after a good start.
Key Moment: England's death bowling, where it gave away 17 runs in the last four overs while picking up five wickets, did not allow New Zealand to finish well, after the top order had put up a sound platform.