WT20: No complaints from Williamson as New Zealand exit

New Zealand were beaten by "a far better team" according to Kane Williamson after his side were beaten by England in the World Twenty20 semi-final.

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Kane Williamson rued a below-par total with the bat as New Zealand were dumped out of the World Twenty20 at the semi-final stage by a superb England performance.

After a steady start to their innings the Black Caps failed to kick on in the second 10 overs as England's bowlers restricted their opponents well.

From 89-1 at the halfway stage, New Zealand could only muster 153-8 and England wasted no time knocking them off.

New Zealand's previously tight bowling attack failed to fire as Jason Roy led the way with a stunning 78 that featured 11 fours and two maximums. 

"We were beaten by a far better team, they bowled much better and came out aggressively [with the bat]," said Williamson.

"At the halfway stage, credit to England the way they pulled it back, I knew we were probably a touch short.

"Had we got to the 180-mark it would have been a closer game. 

"We weren't able to stem the flow of runs. It was a fantastic knock by Jason Roy to break the back of that total.

"Whatever the score we backed our bowlers to defend anything, but the damage was done early."

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