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England vs New Zealand LIVE SCORE: Moeen Ali hits half century as England set New Zealand 167 inT20 World Cup semi-final

ENGLAND have set New Zealand 167 to progress to the T20 World Cup final.

An unbeaten 51 from Moeen Ali has left the semi-final perfectly poised in Abu Dhabi.

Pakistan or Australia await in Sunday's showpiece final in Dubai.

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    TARGET PRACTICE

    A good score for England, is it enough?

    They get up to 166 from their 20 overs with 99 off their final 10.

    It's probably just above par, but the dew could make it hard to defend.

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    20TH OVER: ENGLAND 166-4 (MOEEN 51, MORGAN 4)

    A good start to the final over for Neesham as he gets Livingstone caught down the ground at mid-on.

    Moeen gets to 50, though, by cracking it over extra cover and wide of long off for a four.

    The captain Eoin Morgan comes out to join Moeen for the final few deliveries.

    England scamper through for two off the final delivery to take them up to 166.

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    19TH OVER: ENGLAND 155-3 (MOEEN 45, LIVINGSTONE 17)

    Boult's last over of the game and he clearly has a plan to Livingstone to go wide and full.

    Livingstone manages to get one away for four wide of mid-on, but Boult sticks to his plan and finishes well.

    Nine off the over and Boult finishes with 0-40 from his four overs. Expensive and unusual for him.

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    18TH OVER: ENGLAND 146-3 (MOEEN 43, LIVINGSTONE 10)

    Milne runs in for his final over of the innings.

    And there's a couple of huuuuuuge sixes in the over to make it a good one for England.

    First he was smashed over square leg by Moeen Ali off a short ball, and then with the final delivery of the over Livingstone nailed him down the ground.

    High and handsome – 16 runs from the over.

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    17TH OVER: ENGLAND 130-3 (MOEEN 35, LIVINGSTONE 3)

    Sodhi straight into the attack to Livingstone for his last over.

    Livingstone does well to get off strike and let Moeen dance down the wicket and hammer him over midwicket for a six.

    Again, a decent comeback from Sodhi but 11 off the over for England.

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    16TH OVER: ENGLAND 119-3 (MOEEN 26, LIVINGSTONE 2)

    Here comes Livingstone for England to replace Malan.

    Southee comes back really well in the over to concede just three from the final four deliveries.

    He could've had Livingstone then as well, but the ball fell wide of mid wicket after hitting the splice of the bat.

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    WICKET! MALAN C CONWAY B SOUTHEE 41

    SIX then OUT! Southee has Malan trying to heave him away into the leg side again.

    Just the faintest of tickles on it through to wicketkeeper Conway and no hesitation from umpire Erasmus.

    England 116-3.

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    15TH OVER: ENGLAND 110-2 (MALAN 35, MOEEN 25)

    Boult comes back for his third over, and it's one that will do nothing to ease his frustration.

    He had Moeen mistime one which landed safe in no man's land, and then Malan did the same next ball.

    Moeen then flicked him away off the pads for a four.

    10 off the over – partnership is 57 from 42 balls. It's been a good one, and now's the time to put the hammer down.

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    14TH OVER: ENGLAND 100-2 (MALAN 34, MOEEN 17)

    Milne continues with his third over, and it's a good one for New Zealand.

    Just six runs from it which brings up the 100 for England.

    Six over left, sixty runs will get them to 160. That's surely got to be the target.

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    13TH OVER: ENGLAND 94-2 (MALAN 30, MOEEN 15)

    Ish Sodhi back into the attack and it's not the tidiest of overs.

    He got away with a couple at the start of the over, but then a short and wide delivery is slapped away behind point for four by Moeenl.

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    12TH OVER: ENGLAND 85-2 (MALAN 28, MOEEN 9)

    Brilliant fielding from Phillips on the boundary denies Malan another four through the off side.

    Seven off the over from Milne's second, but no boundary.

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    11TH OVER: ENGLAND 78-2 (MALAN 24, MOEEN 6)

    Phillips comes into the attack – fresh from cutting his finger as he went tumbling over the boundary board trying to save a four.

    The off-spinner is on to bowl to the left-handed duo, and both are still looking to be aggressive.

    Malan picks his spot over extra cover twice with excellent in-to-out drives as 11 runs come off the over in total.

    A good one for England.

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    DRINKS

    That's the halfway point in the innings and the drinks break.

    New Zealand will be the happier side so far, but they know England still have the power to come to get to 160 and beyond.

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    10TH OVER: ENGLAND 67-2 (MALAN 15, MOEEN 4)

    Neesham into the attack as two left-handers are in – and it almost gets a third wicket for New Zealand.

    Malan edged an attempted drive that went very low and down to wicketkeeper Conway's left.

    He got a hand on it and will feel he should've held on.

    Malan ends the over well with a flashing cover drive that Phillips can't cut off on the boundary.

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    9TH OVER: ENGLAND 60-2 (MALAN 10, MOEEN 2)

    Moeen Ali comes in to replace Buttler – so two left handers at the crease.

    Malan finishes the over well with an inside out drive over cover point for a boundary.

    Good over from Sodhi right up until that last delivery.

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    WICKET! BUTTLER LBW SODHI 29

    Jos Buttler is gone, Ish Sodhi has got him trapped in front while trying to switch hit again.

    The opener reviewed it, but hawk eye showed three reds and he has to go.

    Big breakthrough for New Zealand.

    England 53-2.

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    8TH OVER: ENGLAND 53-1 (BUTTLER 29, MALAN 5)

    Santner into the attack for New Zealand, and instantly Malan looks to heave him into the leg side.

    England's left-handers will look to get after him, because he's pretty handy bowling to the right handers.

    Buttler picks up a boundary with a brilliant reverse sweep that runs past backward point for a four to bring up England's 50.

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    7TH OVER: ENGLAND 45-1 (BUTTLER 22, MALAN 4)

    Spin straight away out of the powerplay and to the left-hander Malan.

    Ish Sodhi is thrown the ball by Williamson, and it's a pretty good start as England are limited to five singles.

    England just rebuilding for an over or two after the wicket.

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    6TH OVER: ENGLAND 40-1 (BUTTLER 20, MALAN 1)

    Malan comes in at No 3 after the Bairstow wicket.

    He gets off the mark with a flick off the pads straight away, but it's a very good over for New Zealand with just three runs and a wicket.

    An interesting powerplay which started well for New Zealand, England wrestled momentum back, and then a wicket just made it honours even a bit.

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    WICKET! BAIRSTOW C WILLIAMSON B MILNE 13

    England's first wicket goes down!

    Adam Milne gets Jonny Bairstow with his first ball.

    The bowling change has worked for captain Kane Williamson, and he's the one to take a a very good low catch at mid-off.

    England 37-1.

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    5TH OVER: ENGLAND 37-0 (BUTTLER 19, BAIRSTOW 13)

    Bairstow gets himself going with a lovely lofted drive back over Southee's head for four.

    Eight runs off the over in total. A really good start for England having not lost a wicket from some testing Boult and Southee overs.

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    4TH OVER: ENGLAND 29-0 (BUTTLER 17, BAIRSTOW 7)

    Swing for Boult, but Buttler connects and uses the bottom hand to guide it down the ground for a boundary.

    And then he gets a wide one which he slaps through the covers for four more.

    And five wides from a bouncer that has taken off and gone over the head of Conway have made it an expensive over for New Zealand and a really good one for England.

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    3RD OVER: ENGLAND 13-0 (BUTTLER 6, BAIRSTOW 7)

    Really good over from Southee and just a single off of it.

    Bairstow just looking to find his rhythm a bit. He's not had many opportunities in this tournament given the success of the Roy-Buttler partnership.

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    2ND OVER: ENGLAND 12-0 (BUTTLER 5, BAIRSTOW 7)

    Boult has his hands on his heads as he pitches one up which completely beats Bairstow and somehow misses both the stumps and his edge.

    The New Zealand bowler turned away in despair when the last ball of the over went for a boundary – an inside edge from Jonny which missed the stumps and ran fine past the wicketkeeper.

    Good start from the Black Caps. England have done well not to lose a wicket.

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    1ST OVER: ENGLAND 6-0 (BUTTLER 5, BAIRSTOW 1)

    Tidy first over from Southee which is ruined a tad with one on the pads, which Buttler flicked away to square leg for the first boundary.

    A little bit of swing for the New Zealand bowler and he had Buttler reaching for it, lucky not to get an edge on it through to the wicketkeeper.

    Boult with the new ball at the other end.

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