St. Lucia: Paul Collingwood challenged his England side to raise its game still further after it beat New Zealand to set the seal on its qualification for the World Twenty20 semifinals.

England's three-wicket win over the Black Caps at the Beausejour Stadium here, on Monday ensured it ended the Super Eight phase with a perfect played three, won three record.

“It was crucial you keep going and stay in winning ways,” England captain Collingwood said. “There are areas we can improve on but it was another solid performance.

Meanwhile Collingwood wanted more from his side, which should be bolstered by Pietersen's return, in the last four. “We've got a bunch of guys who talk a lot about things off the pitch, do a lot of planning and they executed the plans well today (Monday),” he said. —AFP

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