England head coach Chris Silverwood refuses to point the finger at Chris Jordan for their T20 World Cup semi-final defeat by New Zealand after he bowled match-defining 17th over which went for 23 runs
- England crashed out of the T20 World Cup with a defeat to New Zealand
- Chasing a target of 167, New Zealand slipped to 107-4 against England
- Chris Jordan was hit for 23 as New Zealand mounted a comeback
- Daryl Mitchell and Jimmy Neesham hit a late flurry of sixes to inspire the win
- Chris Silverwood has refused to point the fingers at Jordan after the defeat
Chris Silverwood has refused to point fingers at Chris Jordan after England crashed out of the T2O World Cup semi-finals with defeat to New Zealand.
Chasing 167 for a place in Sunday’s final, New Zealand slipped to 107-4 in the 16th over, with Chris Woakes taking two early wickets and part-time spinner Liam Livingstone impressing with 2-22.
But the 17th over bowled by Jordan went for 23 as the Black Caps began a brilliant fightback with Jimmy Neesham hitting two sixes and a four and Jordan delivering two wides.
Chris Silverwood was left disappointed by England’s T20 World Cup semi-final defeat
Chris Jordan looks dejected after New Zealand reached the target of 167 set by England
England head coach Silverwood told Sky Sports: ‘I’ll sit and have 10 minutes with him when I get back in there (the dressing room).
‘You have to accept that sometimes somebody is going to get you. He practices hard and he’s such a pro, so we can’t put it down to anything he does.’
He then added: ‘I’m more disappointed for the guys. They’ve had a phenomenal tournament up till now. For a long time we held that game. We controlled the game early on, but today just wasn’t our day.
In the 17th over bowled by Jordan, he went for 23 which led to New Zealand mounting a comeback
‘The knock from Neesham knocked the wind out of ours sails and put the game in New Zealand’s favour. We threw everything we had at them. Sometimes you just have to take your hat off.
‘There’s lots more hard work in front of us, but still lots of positives to take from this.’
Silverwood had confidence that England could have progressed to the final after going 166-4 thanks to 51 not out from Moeen Ali and 41 from Dawid Malan.
He said: ‘It just about kept us in the game. We thought ‘we can defend this’. And for the majority of the game we did that.’
New Zealand will play in the final on Sunday where they will face either Australia or Pakistan.
The New Zealand team celebrates as they advance to the final where they will play either Pakistan or Australia
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