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Result: England end New Zealand run to reach World Twenty20 final

Ben Stokes and Jason Roy star as England cruise past New Zealand by seven wickets to reach the final of the World Twenty20 in India.

England have reached the final of the World Twenty20 in India with a seven-wicket win over previously unbeaten New Zealand in Delhi.

Jason Roy and Alex Hales bump fists during the World Twenty20 semi-final between England and New Zealand on March 30, 2016© AFP

Eoin Morgan won the toss and put New Zealand into bat, although Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson said that he would have batted himself had he won it.

Martin Guptill (15) started well but lost his wicket in the third over by edging David Willey through to Jos Buttler behind the stumps.

New Zealand's innings was then pushed on with a partnership of 74 between Williamson and Colin Munro.

Colin Munro in action with the bat during the World Twenty20 semi-final between England and New Zealand on March 30, 2016© Getty Images

Both batsmen were going quickly at better than a run a ball and they helped the Black Caps into three figures before England's bowlers took control.

Williamson was caught and bowled by Moeen Ali for 32 and Munro (46) then sliced a Liam Plunkett ball down to Ali at third-man.

Ben Stokes then took three wickets and claimed a run-out as New Zealand only managed to post 153-8 having amassed 89 runs at the halfway mark.

Ben Stokes celebrates his own beauty with Chris Jordan during the World Twenty20 semi-final between England and New Zealand on March 30, 2016© Getty Images

Jason Roy led from the front in England's reply, smashing fours aplenty as New Zealand failed to take an early wicket.

Roy and Alex Hales started with a partnership of 82 that was finally broken in the ninth over when Hales (20) was caught by Munro off the bowling of Mitchell Santner.

Roy's innings ended at 78 off just 44 balls and Ish Sodhi then trapped Morgan for a golden duck to give New Zealand some hope.

However, England ensured that there would be no collapse as Joe Root (27*) and Buttler (32*) guided England home with 17 balls remaining.

England, who won the tournament for the first time in 2010, will go for a second title against the winner of tomorrow's second semi-final between hosts India and the West Indies.

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