Daryl Mitchell scored 72 runs and remained not out and now New Zealand Qualifies for the first time ever to T20 World Cup final with a thrilling 5-wicket victory over England on November 11.
Chasing 166 for victory, New Zealand were in trouble at 13-2 and 107-4 when Jimmy Neesham turned the semi-final on its head with an 11-ball 27 to help achieve the target with one over to spare in Abu Dhabi.
With 20 needed off the final 12 balls, Mitchell smashed Chris Woakes for two sixes and a four before his 47-ball blitz triggered wild celebrations in the New Zealand dug out.
New Zealand qualifies and now will face either Australia or Pakistan in Sunday’s November 14th T20 World Cup final.
They suffered early blows after Woakes struck on the third ball to send Martin Guptill trudging back to the pavilion for four.