ICC CWC 2019 highlights: Eng thrash NZ by 119 runs, qualify for semis

In Match 41 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC), England cricket team entered the World Cup semifinals for the first time since the 1992 edition, beating an erring New Zealand cricket team by 119 runs to fuel their "dream" of winning a maiden title at The Riverside Durham in Chester-le-Street. Jonny Bairstow, who smashed 106 off 99 balls to become the first Englishman to score back-to-back hundreds in a World Cup, was mainly responsible for taking the hosts to 305 for eight on a pitch that got slower as the game progressed. New Zealand did well to limit England to a little over 300, considering the start provided by Bairstow and Jason Roy (60 off 61) who shared an entertaining 123-run stand after Eoin Morgan opted to bat. However, moments of brilliance from England and some ordinary cricket from the Black Caps led to their downfall as they folded up for 186 in 45 overs. New Zealand, who lost their last three leagues games to end with 11 points from nine games, remain in hunt to clinch the fourth and final semifinal spot.

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They have a much better net run rate than Pakistan who have nine points and must beat Bangladesh by a big margin in their final league match to have any hopes of pipping New Zealand for the remaining semifinal berth.

England, on the contrary, have got their act together following the defeats against Sri Lanka and Australia. The pre-tournament favourites again look like the team to beat having gotten the better of India and New Zealand. If things stand on the points table as they are, second-placed India will meet third-placed England in the semifinals.

A professional performance on Wednesday have raised hopes of England finally winning their maiden World Cup following heart-breaking losses in three finals (1979, 1987 and 1992).

New Zealand, who lost to England for the first time in a World Cup since the 1983 edition, were virtually out of the game after losing their top four for 69 runs. Both their key players, captain Kane Williamson (27) and Ross Taylor (28), were run out to leave their team in deep trouble.

Williamson, who was backing up too far, was rather unlucky as Mark Wood found a deft touch on his follow through. In the following over, Taylor went for a risky second run which was avoidable at that juncture of the game. The fatal run-outs came after New Zealand lost their openers, Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls, early in the chase to leave them at 37 for two in 10 overs.

Earlier, Bairstow, who had smashed 111 against India in England's previous contest, raced to his ninth ODI hundred, to lay a perfect platform in a virtual quarterfinal.

Openers Jason Roy (60 off 61) and Bairstow were in punishing mood, sharing a century stand for the second game in a row. Bairstow looked in ominous touch again, hitting as many 15 fours and a six in his enthralling knock.

With England cruising at 194 for one in the 31st over, it seemed the home team would bat New Zealand out of the game.

But New Zealand fought their way back into the game on the back of some tight bowling.

Trent Boult (2/56) was impressive again and removed Joe Root (24) just at the right time to trigger a mini collapse that also led to the fall of centurion Bairstow and the dangerous Jos Buttler (11), leaving England at 214 for four.

Spinner Mitchell Santer, who had opened the bowling, then removed the in-form Ben Stokes (11) to make it 248 for five.

The onus, then, was on captain Eoin Morgan to come up with the late fireworks, but he too perished after scoring 42 off 40 balls.

New Zealand were dealt a severe blow before the start of the game with pacer Lockie Ferguson being ruled out due to a hamstring injury. Tim Southee, playing his first game of the tournament, leaked 70 runs in nine overs.

Here are the playing 11 of both the teams:

New Zealand playing 11: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.

England playing 11: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(captain), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.


10:47 PM IST Over Summary: 1 0 0 4 0 W   ; New Zealand: 186-10 Adil Rashid continues   Ball 6: Boult stumped. Boult st Buttler b Adil Rashid 4(7) [4s-1]   Ball 5: DOT   Ball 4: Boult smashes FOUR   Ball 3: DOT   Ball 2: DOT   Ball 1: Southee collects a single. 

10:41 PM IST Over Summary: 0 0 1 W 0 0   ; New Zealand: 181-9 Mark Wood continues   Ball 6: DOT   Ball 5: Trent Boult, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks   Ball 4: Mark Wood castles Matt Henry. Matt Henry b Mark Wood 7(13)   Ball 3: Southee hits towards sweeper cover for a single.    Ball 2: DOT   Ball 1: DOT

10:36 PM IST Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 1 2B  ; New Zealand: 180-8 Adil Rashid continues   Ball 6: 2 Byes   Ball 5: A single for Southee towards deep mid-wicket   Ball 4: DOT   Ball 3: DOT   Ball 2: A single for Matt Henry towards sweeper cover   Ball 1: DOT

10:33 PM IST Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 0   ; New Zealand: 176-8 Mark Wood continues   Ball 6: DOT   Ball 5: DOT   Ball 4: DOT   Ball 3: DOT   Ball 2: A single for Matt Henry   Ball 1: DOT

10:29 PM IST Over Summary:  1 1 1 0 0 1  ; New Zealand: 175-8 Adil Rashid [2.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack   Ball 6: A single for Henry towards square leg   Ball 5: Rashid beats Henry outside off.    Ball 4: DOT   Ball 3: A single for Southee   Ball 2: A single for Matt Henry   Ball 1: A single for Southee

10:26 PM IST Over Summary:   0 W 3 Wd 1 0 0   ; New Zealand: 171-8 Mark Wood [6.0-0-27-1] is back into the attack   Ball 6: DOT   Ball 5: DOT Ball 4: A single for Southee   Ball 4: WIDE   Ball 3: Matt Henry, right handed bat, comes to the crease and collects 3 runs.    Ball 2: Mark Wood traps Santner in front of wicket. Santner lbw b Mark Wood 12(30) [4s-1]   Ball 1: DOT

10:18 PM IST Over Summary:  0 0 W 0 1 1  ; New Zealand: 166-7 Liam Plunkett [7.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack   Ball 6: A single for Santner towards deep square leg   Ball 5: A single for Southee   Ball 4: Tim Southee, right handed bat, comes to the crease and taps towards backward point for no run.    Ball 3: Latham edges the slow shot delivery to keeper, GONE. Latham c Buttler b Plunkett 57(65) [4s-5]   Ball 2: DOT   Ball 1: DOT

10:13 PM IST Over Summary:  0 2 4 0 1 4  ; New Zealand: 164-6 Chris Woakes continues   Ball 6: Santner smashes FOUR   Ball 5: A single for Latham   Ball 4: DOT   Ball 3: Latham hits through short mid-wicket for FOUR    Ball 2: Latham collects a couple of runs.    Ball 1: DOT

10:09 PM IST Over Summary: 1 0 0 1 0 0  ; New Zealand: 153-6 Stokes continues   Ball 6: DOT   Ball 5: DOT   Ball 4: A single for Latham and with this he completes his fifty   Ball 3: DOT   Ball 2: DOT   Ball 1: Santner collects a single

10:05 PM IST Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 3  ; New Zealand: 151-6 Woakes continues   Ball 6: Santner collects 3 runs   Ball 5: DOT   Ball 4: DOT   Ball 3:  A single for Latham   Ball 2: DOT   Ball 1: DOT

10:04 PM IST Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 0  ; New Zealand: 147-6 Stokes continues   Ball 6: DOT   Ball 5: DOT   Ball 4: DOT   Ball 3: A single for Latham   Ball 2: DOT   Ball 1: DOT

10:03 PM IST Over Summary:   0 1 1 0 4 1   ; New Zealand: 146-6 Chris Woakes [5.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack   Ball 6: A single for Latham   Ball 5: Latham smashes FOUR   Ball 4: DOT   Ball 3: A single for Santner   Ball 2: A single for Latham towards deep square leg   Ball 1: DOT

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Over 45; England through to semis

Over Summary: 1 0 0 4 0 W   ; New Zealand: 186-10

Adil Rashid continues
 
Ball 6: Boult stumped. Boult st Buttler b Adil Rashid 4(7) [4s-1]
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Boult smashes FOUR
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Southee collects a single. 

Over 44; New Zealand need 125 runs in 36 balls

Over Summary: 0 0 1 W 0 0   ; New Zealand: 181-9

Mark Wood continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Trent Boult, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks
 
Ball 4: Mark Wood castles Matt Henry. Matt Henry b Mark Wood 7(13)
 
Ball 3: Southee hits towards sweeper cover for a single. 
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 43

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 1 2B  ; New Zealand: 180-8

Adil Rashid continues
 
Ball 6: 2 Byes
 
Ball 5: A single for Southee towards deep mid-wicket
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: A single for Matt Henry towards sweeper cover
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 42; New Zealand need 130 runs in 48 balls

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 0   ; New Zealand: 176-8

Mark Wood continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: A single for Matt Henry
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 41; New Zealand need 131 runs in 54 balls

Over Summary:  1 1 1 0 0 1  ; New Zealand: 175-8

Adil Rashid [2.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Henry towards square leg
 
Ball 5: Rashid beats Henry outside off. 
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Southee
 
Ball 2: A single for Matt Henry
 
Ball 1: A single for Southee

Over 40

Over Summary:   0 W 3 Wd 1 0 0   ; New Zealand: 171-8

Mark Wood [6.0-0-27-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT

Ball 4: A single for Southee
 
Ball 4: WIDE
 
Ball 3: Matt Henry, right handed bat, comes to the crease and collects 3 runs. 
 
Ball 2: Mark Wood traps Santner in front of wicket. Santner lbw b Mark Wood 12(30) [4s-1]
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 39; Latham departs

Over Summary:  0 0 W 0 1 1  ; New Zealand: 166-7

Liam Plunkett [7.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Santner towards deep square leg
 
Ball 5: A single for Southee
 
Ball 4: Tim Southee, right handed bat, comes to the crease and taps towards backward point for no run. 
 
Ball 3: Latham edges the slow shot delivery to keeper, GONE. Latham c Buttler b Plunkett 57(65) [4s-5]
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 38

Over Summary:  0 2 4 0 1 4  ; New Zealand: 164-6

Chris Woakes continues
 
Ball 6: Santner smashes FOUR
 
Ball 5: A single for Latham
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Latham hits through short mid-wicket for FOUR 
 
Ball 2: Latham collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 37; Latham hits fifty

Over Summary: 1 0 0 1 0 0  ; New Zealand: 153-6

Stokes continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A single for Latham and with this he completes his fifty
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Santner collects a single

Over 36

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 3  ; New Zealand: 151-6

Woakes continues
 
Ball 6: Santner collects 3 runs
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3:  A single for Latham
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 35

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 0  ; New Zealand: 147-6

Stokes continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Latham
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 34

Over Summary:   0 1 1 0 4 1   ; New Zealand: 146-6

Chris Woakes [5.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Latham
 
Ball 5: Latham smashes FOUR
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Santner
 
Ball 2: A single for Latham towards deep square leg
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 33

Over Summary:  1L 1 1 0 0 0  ; New Zealand: 139-6

Stokes continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Latham
 
Ball 2: Santner collects a single
 
Ball 1: One leg byes

Over 32; CRR: 4.25 REQ: 9.44

Over Summary:  0 0 0 1 0 0  ; New Zealand: 136-6

Jofra Archer continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A single for Latham
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 31

Over Summary:  0 0 1 1 1 0  ; New Zealand: 135-6

Stokes continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A single for Latham
 
Ball 4: A single for Santner
 
Ball 3: A single for Latham
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 30

Over Summary: Wd 1L 0 0 0 0 0   ; New Zealand: 132-6

Jofra Archer [5.0-1-15-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT

Ball 1: One leg byes
 
Ball 1: WIDE

Over 29

Over Summary:  W 0 1 0 0 Wd 0  ; New Zealand: 130-6

Ben Stokes, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 6: WIDE
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Latham collects a single
 
Ball 2: DOT

Mitchell Santner, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 1: A short delivery and Grandhomme pulls straight to deep square leg, GONE. de Grandhomme c Root b Stokes 3(13)

Over 28; CRR: 4.57 REQ: 8.09

Over Summary:  1 0 0 0 1 0  ; New Zealand: 128-5

Mark Wood continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A single for Grandhomme
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Latham collects a single

Over 27

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 1L   ; New Zealand: 126-5

Plunkett continues
 
Ball 6: One leg byes
 
Ball 5: A single for Grandhomme
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 26

Over Summary:  W 0 0 1 0 0  ; New Zealand: 124-5

Mark Wood continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A single for Grandhomme
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Colin de Grandhomme, right handed bat, comes to the crease and gets beaten
 
Ball 1:Neesham chops onto the stumps. A big breakthrough for England given the partnership is flourishing. Neesham b Mark Wood 19(27) [4s-1]

Over 25

Over Summary:  1 Wd 1 0 1 4 0  ; New Zealand: 123-4

Plunkett continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Latham smashes FOUR
 
Ball 4: Neesham collects a single
 
Ball 3: DOT

Ball 2: Latham collects a single
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: Neesham collects a single

Over 24

Over Summary:   0 0 1L 2 3 1  ; New Zealand: 115-4

Mark Wood [3.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Neesham
 
Ball 5: Latham collects 3 runs
 
Ball 4: Latham collects a couple of runs
 
Ball 3: One leg byes
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 23

Over Summary:  1 0 1 0 0 2  ; New Zealand: 108-4

Liam Plunkett [4.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Latham collects a couple of runs
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Neesham
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A single for Latham

Over 22; CRR: 4.73 REQ: 7.21

Over Summary:  0 0 1 4 1 1  ; New Zealand: 104-4

Root continues
 
Ball 6: Latham clips towards deep square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Neesham tucks towards mid-wicket for a single
 
Ball 4: Neesham cuts through point region for FOUR
 
Ball 3: A single for Latham
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 21; CRR: 4.62 REQ: 7.21

Over Summary:   1 2 0 4 2 1  ; New Zealand: 97-4

Adil Rashid continues
 
Ball 6: Latham edges through vacant slip cordon for a single
 
Ball 5: Latham hits towards cow corner for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 4: Latham hits through mid-off for FOUR
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: A couple of runs for Latham
 
Ball 1: A single for Neesham

Over 20; CRR: 4.35 REQ: 7.3

Over Summary: 0 1 0 1 0 1   ; New Zealand: 87-4

Root continues
 
Ball 6: A single for Neesham down the ground
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A single for Latham towards square leg
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: A single for Neesham
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 19; CRR: 4.42 REQ: 7.16

Over Summary:  0 2 1 1 1 4  ; New Zealand: 84-4

Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Latham punches through extra cover for FOUR
 
Ball 5: A single for Neesham
 
Ball 4: A single for Latham
 
Ball 3: A single for Neesham
 
Ball 2: Neesham collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 18

Over Summary:  0 0 1 2 1 1  ; New Zealand: 75-4

Joe Root, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Neesham
 
Ball 5: A single for Latham
 
Ball 4: Latham collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 3: A single for Neesham
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 17; Taylor RUNOUT

Over Summary:  0 0 0 1,W 0 1  ; New Zealand: 70-4

Plunkett continues
 
Ball 6: Neesham tucks towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5:  James Neesham, left handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks
 
Ball 4: Taylor clips towards deep backward square and goes for the second run, has to dive in but he is GONE, short by a yard. Another Kiwis' wicket falls thanks to runout. The third umpire only needed one replay to see that (Adil Rashid/Buttler) 28(42) [4s-2]
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 16

Over Summary:  W 0 4 0 1 2  ; New Zealand: 68-3

Mark Wood continues
 
Ball 6: Latham flicks towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Taylor clips towards backward square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 4: Taylor dabs towards backward point for no run. 
 
Ball 3: Taylor smashes FOUR
 
Ball 2: DOT

Tom Latham, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 1: Ross Taylor hits straight down the ground, Mark Wood gets a finger tip to it and ball hits the stumps, Williamson gets RUNOUT at non striker end. Awful way to get dismissed. Williamson run out (Mark Wood) 27(40) [4s-3]

Over 15; CRR: 4.07 REQ: 7

Over Summary:  0 1 0 1 2 1L   ; New Zealand: 61-2

Plunkett continues
 
Ball 6: One leg byes
 
Ball 5: A couple of runs for Ross Taylor
 
Ball 4: Williamson drives towards sweeper cover for a single. 
 
Ball 3: Williamson drives towards extra cover for no run. 
 
Ball 2: Taylor steers down to third man for a single. 
 
Ball 1: Plunkett beats Taylor outside off. 

Over 14; CRR: 4 REQ: 6.94

Over Summary:  0 1 1 2 1 0  ; New Zealand: 56-2

Mark Wood continues
 
Ball 6: Williamson defends towards short mid-wicket
 
Ball 5: A single for Taylor towards third man
 
Ball 4: A couple of runs for Taylor towards third man
 
Ball 3: A single for Williamson
 
Ball 2: A single for Taylor
 
Ball 1: Taylor blocks

Over 13; CRR: 3.92 REQ: 6.89

Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 1 0  ; New Zealand: 51-2

Plunkett continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A single for Taylor towards sweeper cover
 
Ball 4: Williamson drives towards sweeper cover for a single. 
 
Ball 3: A single for Ross Taylor towards point region
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Williamson collects a single towards sweeper cover. 

Over 12

Over Summary:  Wd 1L 4 1 0 0 0  ; New Zealand: 47-2

Mark Wood, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Williamson collects a single
 
Ball 2: Williamson smashes FOUR

Ball 1: One leg byes
 
Ball 1: WIDE

Over 11

Over Summary:  0 1 0 1 0 1  ; New Zealand: 40-2

Liam Plunkett, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Ross Taylor
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A single for Williamson
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: A single for Ross Taylor
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 10

Over Summary:  2 4 1 1 1 0  ; New Zealand: 37-2

Jofra Archer continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A single for Ross Taylor
 
Ball 4: Williamson collects a single. 
 
Ball 3: A single for Ross Taylor
 
Ball 2: Ross Taylor smashes FOUR
 
Ball 1: A couple of runs for Taylor

Over 9

Over Summary:  0 0 1 4 2 0  ; New Zealand: 28-2

Woakes continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A couple of runs for Williamson
 
Ball 4: Williamson smashes FOUR
 
Ball 3: A single for Ross Taylor
  
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 8

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1  ; New Zealand: 21-2

Jofra Archer continues
 
Ball 6: A single for Ross Taylor
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 7

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 4 0  ; New Zealand: 20-2

Woakes continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Williamson smashes FOUR
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 6

Over Summary: 1 W 1 0 0 1   ; New Zealand: 16-2

Jofra Archer continues
 
Ball 6: A single for Williamson
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Ross Taylor, right handed bat, comes to the crease and drives through extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Another failure for Guptill as he departs cheaply again.  Guptill c Buttler b Jofra Archer 8(16) [4s-1]
 
Ball 1: A single for Williamson

Over 5

Over Summary:  1 0 1 4 0 0  ; New Zealand: 13-1

Woakes continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Guptill smashes FOUR
 
Ball 3: A single for Williamson
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A single for Guptill

Over 4

Over Summary:   MAIDEN ; New Zealand: 7-1

Jofra Archer continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3:  DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 3 0  ; New Zealand: 7-1

Woakes continues
 
Ball 6: Guptill blocks
 
Ball 5: Williamson punches on backfoot, through point region for 3 runs.
 
Ball 4: Williamson dabs towards backward point for no run. 
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Williamson blocks on backfoot
 
Ball 1: Williamson defends

Over 2

Over Summary:   0 0 0 0 0 2  ; New Zealand: 4-1

Jofra Archer, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: A couple of runs for Guptill
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3:  DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 1; Woakes traps Nicholas in front of wicket

Over Summary: 0 0 Wd 0 1 W 0   ; New Zealand: 2-1

Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls are at the crease. Guptill is on strike. Woakes opens the attack
 
Ball 6: Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks
 
Ball 5: Woakes traps Nicholas in front of wicket. Henry Nicholls lbw b Woakes 0(1)
 
Ball 4: A single for Guptill

Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 3: WIDE
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Innings Break: New Zealand need 306 runs to win

Over 50

Over Summary: 1 1 W 1 2 1  ; England: 305-8

Tim Southee [8.0-0-64-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Plunkett hits towards deep square leg for a single
 
Ball 5: Plunkett hits towards wide of long-on for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 4: Jofra Archer, right handed bat, comes to the crease and hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 3: Southee cleans up Adil Rashid with a brilliant yorker. Adil Rashid b Southee 16(12) [4s-1]
 
Ball 2: Plunkett hits towards long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 1: A single for Adil Rashid towards extra cover

Over 49

Over Summary:  4 1 4 2 1 1  ; England: 299-7

Matt Henry continues
 
Ball 6: A single for Adil Rashid
 
Ball 5: A single for Plunkett
 
Ball 4: A couple of runs for Plunkett towards deep backward square leg. 
 
Ball 3: Plunkett hits towards deep backward square leg for FOUR
 
Ball 2: A single for Adil Rashid
 
Ball 1: Adil Rashid hits over mid-off for FOUR

Over 48

Over Summary:  1 Wd 2 1 1 2 1  ; England: 286-7

Boult continues
 
Ball 6: A single for Rashid
 
Ball 5: A couple of runs for Adil Rashid towards long-on. 
 
Ball 4: A single for Plunkett
 
Ball 3: Rashid guides towards short third man for a single. 

Ball 2: A couple of runs for Adil Rashid
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: A single for Plunkett

Over 47

Over Summary:   W 2 Wd 1 0 1 0  ; England: 277-7

Matt Henry [8.0-0-36-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A single for Plunkett
 
Ball 4: DOT

Ball 3: Rashid works towards square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 3: WIDE down the leg side
 
Ball 2:  Adil Rashid, right handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 1: A slow delivery and Morgan checks the drive uppishly, Santner completes the catch, GONE.  Morgan c Santner b Matt Henry 42(40) [4s-5]

Over 46; CRR: 5.91

Over Summary: 4 1 1 2 4 1   ; England: 272-6

Trent Boult [8.0-0-34-2] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Morgan straight down the ground
 
Ball 5: Morgan pulls the short delivery towards deep square leg for FOUR
 
Ball 4: Morgan hits straight down the ground for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 3: A single for Plunkett towards deep square leg. 
 
Ball 2: A single for Morgan down the ground. 
 
Ball 1: Morgan hits over mid-off for FOUR

Over 45; Woakes departs

Over Summary:   Wd 1 1 1 1 W 0  ; England: 259-6

Neesham continues
 
Ball 6: Liam Plunkett, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks
 
Ball 5: Woakes tries to chip over mid-off, but holed up to Williamson.  Woakes c Williamson b Neesham 4(11)
 
Ball 4: Morgan hammers towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 
 
Ball 3: Woakes steers down to third man for a single. 
 
Ball 2: A single for Morgan

Ball 1: Woakes collects a single towards sweeper cover. 
 
Ball 1: WIDE down the leh side

Over 44; CRR: 5.77

Over Summary:  0 1 1 Wd 1 0 1  ; England: 254-5

Santner continues
 
Ball 6: A single for Woakes down the ground. 
 
Ball 5: DOT

Ball 4: Morgan nudges towards short third man for a single. 
 
Ball 4: WIDE down the leg side
 
Ball 3: A single for Chris Woakes
 
Ball 2: A single for Morgan towards backward point
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 43; CRR: 5.79

Over Summary:  1 0 0 0 0 0  ; England: 249-5

Neesham continues
 
Ball 6: Neesham beats Woakes  outside off
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Woakes drives towards extra cover for no run. 
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A single for Morgan towards fine leg. 

Chris Woakes, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over 42; Stokes departs

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 1 W  ; England: 248-5

Santner continues
 
Ball 6: Stokes holed up to long-on in search of big hit. Stokes c Matt Henry b Santner 11(27)
 
Ball 5: Morgan reverse sweeps towards deep point for a single. 
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Stokes towards long-on
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 41; CRR: 6

Over Summary:  0 1 1 0 2 1  ; England: 246-4

Neesham continues
 
Ball 6: Stokes flicks towards deep square leg for a single
 
Ball 5: Stokes comes down the wicket and cuts towards deep point for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Morgan
 
Ball 2: A single for Stokes
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 40

Over Summary:  0 Wd 1 1 2 0 4  ; England: 241-4

Mitchell Santner [7.0-0-49-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Morgan smashes FOUR
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A couple of runs for Morgan
 
Ball 3: A single for Stokes

Ball 2: A single for Morgan towards long-on
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 39

Over Summary:  1 0 1 1 0 0   ; England: 232-4

Neesham continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A single for Morgan
 
Ball 3: A single for Stokes towards deep mid-wicket
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A single for Morgan

Over 38

Over Summary:  1 0 1 1 0 0  ; England: 229-4

Southee continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Morgan collects a single. 
 
Ball 3: A single for Stokes
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1:  A single for Morgan towards third man

Over 37; CRR: 6.11

Over Summary:  MAIDEN  ; England: 226-4

James Neesham [5.0-0-27-1] is back into the attack
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Stokes dabs towards backward point for no run. 
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Stokes defends to mid-off
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 36; CRR: 6.28

Over Summary:  0 0 4 4 0 0  ; England: 226-4

Tim Southee [6.0-0-53-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Morgan cuts through backward point for FOUR
 
Ball 3: Morgan smashes FOUR
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 35; CRR: 6.23

Over Summary:   0 W 1 1 2 0  ; England: 218-4

Boult continues
 
Ball 6: Stokes blocks
 
Ball 5: Stokes gets a thick outside edge to third man for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 4: A single for Morgan
 
Ball 3: Ben Stokes, left handed bat, comes to the crease and glances towards fine leg
 
Ball 2: Buttler tries to go big, holed up to mid-off. Buttler c Williamson b Boult 11(12) [4s-1]
 
Ball 1: Buttler blocks back to bowler

Over 34; CRR: 6.29

Over Summary:  1 0 0 1 1 0  ; England: 214-3

Matt Henry continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A single for Buttler towards towards deep mid-wicket
 
Ball 4: Morgan pulls the short delivery towards backward square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: A check drive from Morgan
 
Ball 1: A single for Buttler towards deep mid-wicket

Over 33

Over Summary:   1 0 1 1 1 1  ; England: 211-3
 
Boult continues
 
Ball 6: Buttler picks a single
 
Ball 5: Morgan collects a single
 
Ball 4: Buttler collects a single
 
Ball 3: Morgon collects a single. 
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A single for Buttler

Over 32

Over Summary:  0 4 2 W 0 0  ; England: 206-3

Matt Henry [6.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks
 
Ball 4: Matt Henry cleans up Bairstow. Bairstow b Matt Henry 106(99) [4s-15 6s-1]
 
Ball 3: Bairstow collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 2: Bairstow smashes FOUR
 
Ball 1: DOT

DRINKS BREAK


Over 31

Over Summary:   W 0 0 4 0 2  ; England: 200-2

Trent Boult [5.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: A short delivery and Buttler pulls towards fine leg for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Buttler carves towards deep point for FOUR
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Jos Buttler, right handed bat, comes to the crease and drives towards mid-off
 
Ball 1: A short delivery and Root tries to pull it, just gets a feather edge. Though Root REVIEWs, But ultra edge catches a spike. GONE. Root c Latham b Boult 24(25) [4s-1]

Over 30; Bairstow hits second consecutive century

Over Summary:  0 0 0 4 0 4  ; England: 194-1

Southee continues
 
Ball 6: A full toss and Bairstow glances towards deep backward square leg for FOUR and completes his century. Second consecutive century for Bairstow!
 
Ball 5: Bairstow punches back to bowler
 
Ball 4: A nothing delivery from Southee and Bairstow tonks towards deep backward square leg for FOUR. 
 
Ball 3: A low full toss Bairstow fails to put bat on ball, follows by a loud appeal but umpire S Ravi remain unmoved
 
Ball 2: Bairstow drives towards extra cover for no run. 
 
Ball 1: Bairstow dabs towards backward point for no run. 

Over 29; CRR: 6.41

Over Summary:  1 1 0 1 0 1  ; England: 186-1

Neesham continues
 
Ball 6: Bairstow cuts towards deep backward point for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Bairstow punches towards extra cover for no run. 
 
Ball 4: Root steers down to third man for a single. 
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Bairstow collects a single towards deep square leg. 
 
Ball 1: Root collects a single. 

Over 28

Over Summary:  1 0 1 1 6 0  ; England: 182-1

Tim Southee [4.0-0-36-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Bairstow smashes SIX straight down the ground. 
 
Ball 4: A single for Root
 
Ball 3: A single for Bairstow
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A single for Root

Over 27

Over Summary: 2 Wd 1 1 0 0 0   ; England: 173-1

Neesham continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Root

Ball 2: Bairstow collects a single towards third man. 
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: Bairstow collects a couple of runs

Root is getting medical assistance as his nose is bleeding


Over 26; CRR: 6.46

Over Summary:   1 1 2 0 1 2  ; England: 168-1

Santner continues
 
Ball 6: A couple of runs for Root towards wide of long-off. 
 
Ball 5: A single for Bairstow towards long-off
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Bairstow collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 2: A single for Root towards backward point
 
Ball 1: A single for Bairstow towards short third man region. 

Over 25; CRR: 6.44

Over Summary:  1 0 1 1 0 2  ; England: 161-1

James Neesham [2.0-0-13-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Root clips towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Bairstow hits uppishly towards mid-off for a single.
 
Ball 3: A single for Root towards backward point
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A single for Bairstow

Over 24; CRR: 6.5

Over Summary: 4 1 0 4 0 2  ; England: 156-1

Santner continues
 
Ball 6: Root uppishly towards wide of long-on for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Root guides towards third man boundary for FOUR
 
Ball 3: Root blocks
 
Ball 2: A single for Bairstow towards sweeper cover. 
 
Ball 1: A half tracker and Bairstow smashes towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR

Over 23; CRR: 6.3

Over Summary:  0 3 0 0 1 0  ; England: 145-1

Matt Henry continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A single for Bairstow towards deep square leg. 
 
Ball 4: A shot delivery and Bairstow sways away the line of the ball. 
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Root collects three runs. 
 
Ball 1:  DOT

Over 22; CRR: 6.41

Over Summary:  0 4 1 1 0 0  ; England: 141-1

Mitchell Santner [4.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A single for Root
 
Ball 3: A single for Bairstow
 
Ball 2: Bairstow smashes FOUR
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 21; CRR: 6.43

Over Summary:  1 0 0 0 0 1  ; England: 135-1

Matt Henry [4.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Bairstow flicks through short mid-wicket for a single. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A single for Root

Over 20

Over Summary: 1 0 0 2 4 2   ; England: 133-1

Southee continues
 
Ball 6: Bairstow collects a couple of runs
 
Ball 5: Bairstow smashes FOUR
 
Ball 4: A couple of runs for Bairstow
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A single for Root

Over 19

Over Summary:  0 4 4 W 0 1  ; England: 124-1

Neesham continues
 
Ball 6: A single for Root towards cover
 
Ball 5: Joe Root, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks
 
Ball 4: Jason Roy departs. Roy c Santner b Neesham 60(61) [4s-8]
 
Ball 3: Jason Roy smashes FOUR
 
Ball 2: Jason Roy smashes FOUR
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 18

Over Summary:  0 0 1 1 1 1  ; England: 115-0

Tim Southee [2.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Jason Roy
 
Ball 5: A single for Bairstow
 
Ball 4: A single for Jason Roy
 
Ball 3: A single for Biarstow
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 17; Fifties for Roy and Bairstow

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 2 1  ; England: 111-0

James Neesham, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Bairstow towards third man. 
 
Ball 5: Bairstow collects a couple of runs and completes his fifty. 
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Bairstow pushes back to bowler. 
 
Ball 2: Jason Roy nudges towards deep point for a single and with this he completes his FIFTY
 
Ball 1: Jason Roy blocks

Over 16; CRR: 6.69

Over Summary: 0 1 0 1 0 1   ; England: 107-0

Santner continues
 
Ball 6: A single for Jason Roy smashes down the ground.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Bairstow punches towards sweeper cover for a single. 
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: A single for Jason Roy
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 15; CRR: 6.93

Over Summary:  1 4 1 1 0 4  ; England: 104-0

Colin de Grandhomme, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Bairstow again steers down through short third man for FOUR. 
 
Ball 5: Bairstow taps towards mid-wicket for no run. 
 
Ball 4: Roy punches towards long-off for a single. 
 
Ball 3: Bairstow collects a single towards long-on. 
 
Ball 2: Bairstow steers through short third man for FOUR
 
Ball 1: Roy punches towards long-off for a single. 

Over 14

Over Summary:  4 1 1 0 1 0  ; England: 93-0

Santner continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A single for Roy towards deep backward square leg. 
 
Ball 4: Roy comes down the wicket and hits back to bowler. 
 
Ball 3: Bairstow comes down the wicket and taps towards square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 2: Roy smashes down the ground for a single. 
 
Ball 1: Roy drives through extra cover for FOUR

Over 13; CRR: 6.62

Over Summary:  0 4 1 0 2 1  ; England: 86-0

Matt Henry continues
 
Ball 6: A single for Roy to end the over. 
 
Ball 5: Roy works through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 4: Roy taps towards backward point for no run. 
 
Ball 3: A short of length delivery and Bairstow hammers towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 
 
Ball 2: Bairstow drives straight down the ground for FOUR. 
 
Ball 1: Biarstow punches towards mid-off for no run

Over 12; CRR: 6.5

Over Summary: 2 4 0 1 1 2   ; England: 78-0

Mitchell Santner [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Roy collects a couple of runs towards sweeper cover
 
Ball 5: A single for Bairstow towards long-off
 
Ball 4: A single for Roy
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Roy smashes FOUR
 
Ball 1: Roy collects a couple of runs. 

Over 11

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0   ; England: 68-0

Matt Henry continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A single for Roy

Over 10

Over Summary:  0 0 0 1 0 0  ; England: 67-0
 
Boult continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A single for Roy
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Roy nearly chops onto the stumps
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 9

Over Summary:  0 1 1 4 0 1  ; England: 66-0

Matt Henry continues
 
Ball 6: A single for Roy towards third man
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A short delivery and Jason Roy pulls but manages top edge over keeper for FOUR. 
 
Ball 3: Bairstow flicks towards deep square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 2: A single for Jason Roy
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 8; CRR: 7.38

Over Summary: 1 0 4 0 0 1   ; England: 59-0

Boult continues
 
Ball 6: Jason Roy gets an inside edge to leg slip region for a single
 
Ball 5: Roy hits from the inside half of the bat towards mid-on for no run. 
 
Ball 4: Roy blocks on front foot. 
 
Ball 3: A short delivery and Jason Roy pulls it handsonely towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR. 
 
Ball 2: Jason Roy taps towards backward point for no run. 
 
Ball 1: A single for Bairstow

Over 7

Over Summary: 1 2 0 Wd 0 1 0   ; England: 53-0

Matt Henry, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT

Ball 5: Bairstow puches down the ground for a single. 
 
Ball 4: Bairstow punches towards mid-on for no run. 
 
Ball 4: WIDE down the leg side. 
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: A couple of runs for Bairstow
 
Ball 1: Jason Roy walks down the track and collects a single

Over 6; CRR: 8

Over Summary:  0 0 0 4 0 0  ; England: 48-0

Boult continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Bairstow drives uppishly over extra cover for FOUR
 
Ball 3: Bairstow hits towards extra cover for no run. 
 
Ball 2: Bairstow drives towards mid-off for no run. 
 
Ball 1: Boult beats Bairstow outside off. 

Over 5; Bairstow on fire

Over Summary:  0 0 4 4 4 1 ; England: 44-0

Southee continues
 
Ball 6: Bairstow nudges towards deep square leg for a single
 
Ball 5: Bairstow pulls the short delivery towards deep square leg for FOUR
 
Ball 4: Bairstow chips over extra cover for FOUR. 
 
Ball 3: Bairstow flicks towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR
 
Ball 2: Bairstow punches towards mid-on for no run. 
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 4

Over Summary:   0 2 0 4L 0 0  ; England: 31-0

Boult continues
 
Ball 6: Jason Roy goes for an extravagant outside off, misses
 
Ball 5: Jason Roy heaves towards leg side, gets an inside edge to square leg. 
 
Ball 4: 4 Leg byes as Boult bowls wrong line. 
 
Ball 3: Jason Roy gets an bottom edge towards first slip for no run. 
 
Ball 2: Jason Roy cuts towards deep backward point for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 3; CRR: 8.33

Over Summary: 0 0 4 4 0 2   ; England: 25-0

Tim Southee, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Bairstow collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: Southee corrects his line and Bairstow defends
 
Ball 4: An away going delivery and Bairstow hits it uppishly towards deep extra cover for FOUR
 
Ball 3: Same delivery and this time Bairstow is able to punch it through extra cover for FOUR. 
 
Ball 2: Bairstow hits short and wide delivery without any timing towards cover for no run. 
 
Ball 1: Bairstow nudges towards square leg for no run. 

Over 2; CRR: 7.5

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 4 2  ; England: 15-0

Trent Boult, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Jason Roy punches on backfoot through covers for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: A full delivery on pads, Jason Roy flicks towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR. 
 
Ball 4: Jason Roy blocks with full face of the bat. 
 
Ball 3: Jason Roy pushes towards mid-off for no run.  
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 1; CRR: 9

Over Summary:  4B 0 0 4 0 1  ; England: 9-0
 
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow are at the crease. Roy is on strike. Santner opens the attack
 
Ball 6: Jason Roy works towards square leg for a single
 
Ball 5: Jason Roy hits towards point for no run.  
 
Ball 4: A juicy full toss and Jason Roy smashes it through covers for FOUR
 
Ball 3: Jason Roy cuts towards cover-point region for no run. 
 
Ball 2: Jason Roy defends
 
Ball 1: A seam up delivery from Santner to start with and it beats everyone, 4 BYES

Match officials for today's match

Umpires: Sundaram Ravi, Rodney Tucker, Paul Reiffel, Bruce Oxenford

Match Referee: David Boon

New Zealand playing 11

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

England playing 11

England playing 11: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

TOSS ALERT: New Zealand to bowl first

England captain Eoin Morgan win the toss and elect to bat first

Key bowler for England

Jofra Archer

Archer, who did not find a spot in the preliminary squad, proved that his inclusion in the final squad was a wise decision as he took three wickets in the opening World Cup match. In England's World Cup warm-up match against Afghanistan, Archer got hold of three batsmen and helped his side restrict the opponents on just 160 runs. The bowler has been seen rushing the batsmen in the tournament and so far he has scalped 16 wickets in the World Cup, and he is on the fourth position in the leading wicket-takers list in the ongoing World Cup.
 


New Zealand playing 11 ALERT

Lockie Ferguson to miss today's match due to hamstring injury

Key bowler for New Zealand

Trent Boult

Boult had finished the 2015 edition as the tournament's joint highest wicket-taker with Mitchell Starc. He has become one of the most successful fast bowlers of New Zealand. Boult has picked up 13 wickets so far in the tournament. Apart from his fast bowling, he is also known for his sharp fielding skills. He denied West Indies' Carlos Brathwaite from finishing the game against Kiwis as he took a brilliant catch of Brathwaite on the boundary. In the same fixture, Boult picked up four West Indian wickets.
 

Trent Boult celebrates after getting the wicket of Quinton de Kock. Photo: Reuters

Key player for England

Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes, who was the man of the match in the opening match against South Africa, is at his devastating best form as he is delivering an all-around performance. Stokes scored 89 runs to help England post a target of 312 for South Africa and later took two wickets. Stokes has also registered three consecutive fifty-plus scores in the tournament. Stokes has scored 370 runs and has picked up 6 wickets in the ongoing World Cup so far.
 

Ben Stokes playing against Australia

Here are the playing 11 prediction of both the teams

England playing 11: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid

New Zealand playing 11: Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi/Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
 

Key player for New Zealand

Kane Williamson
 
New Zealand skipper Williamson has been a guiding force for his team. He has scored 454 runs in seven fixtures so far. With each passing game, Williamson's performance has gotten better. He has scored two centuries in the tournament so far and has also provided his off-spin services to the team when in need. Under his leadership, the Kiwis have won five matches from eight fixtures. The team has lost two games and one match was washed out.
 

WATCH: Michael Slater take a look how the teams prepare ahead of today's match

England vs New Zealand in CWC 1979

England (221-8) beat New Zealand (212-9) by 9 runs at Manchester on June 20
 
Man of match: England's Graham Gooch for 71

England vs New Zealand in CWC 1975

England (266-6) beat New Zealand (186) by 80 runs at Nottingham on June 11. 
 
Man of the match: England's Keith Fletcher for 112

Watch: Here's what Eoin Morgan said ahead of today's match

WATCH: England vs New Zealand preview

Semis chances for England and New Zealand

A win against New Zealand will take England to semis. Kiwis also will be keen  to advance with a win, In case they lose, the Kiwis will still have a chance to make it to the last four. 
 

Pitch prediction

The pitch is likely to remain dry. The last match in the ground was a high-scoring game and anither run-feast can be  expected if the sky remains clear

Chester-le-street weather prediction

Promises to be a suny day but there are chances of cloud build-up as the day progresses. gentle wind expected

Here are the squads of both the teams

England world cup squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

New Zealand world cup squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor

Preview

Riding high on confidence after registering a thumping win over India, pre-tournament favourites England will look to confirm their semifinal berth in the ongoing World Cup when they take on New Zealand in their last group stage game at Riverside Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

If England lose in Chester-le-Street, Pakistan could leapfrog them to enter the knockout stage with victory over Bangladesh. On the other hand, in the event of New Zealand losing on Wednesday, either of the South Asian teams -- Bangladesh and Pakistan -- can draw level with the Black Caps and fancy their chances of making it to the knockouts.

England, who had to face a lot of criticism from all quarters after facing back-to-back defeats against Sri Lanka and Australia, came out with their A-game against India in Birmingham to keep their semifinals hope alive.

Openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy gave them a perfect start as they exposed the Indian bowlers, especially the spinners, and posted a mammoth 338-run target for the Men in Blue which they failed to chase down at Edgbaston. Also, with Ben Stokes having a great run in the ongoing tournament, the Three Lions will back themselves to once again put up another formidable batting display against the Black Caps.

Their bowling was also bolstered by the inclusion of Liam Plunkett who picked up three crucial wickets against India and dented the backbone of the famed Indian batting line-up. It is highly unlikely they will make any change to their playing XI, given all their players are fit and raring to go.

New Zealand, who are one point above England and are sitting in third place, have suffered back-to-back setbacks against Pakistan and Australia.
 



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