21st Match,
Intercontinental Cup, 2015-17, Dublin

Ireland vs Netherlands

15 August 2017 15:30 (IST)

6th Match, Group A, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, 06 June 2017

England vs New Zealand

New Zealand 2nd Inn:223/10 (44.3)

Trent Boult 0 (0);
Liam Plunkett* 9.3-0-55-4; Mark Wood 9-0-32-1;

Last bat: Tim Southee

Result: England won by 87 runs.

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New Zealand Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Martin Guptill c Root & b Stokes 27 33 4 0 81.82
Luke Ronchi(wk) b J Ball 0 1 0 0 0
Kane Williamson(c) c Jos Buttler & b Mark Wood 87 98 8 0 88.78
Ross Taylor c Root & b J Ball 39 59 3 0 66.1
Neil Broom lbw Adil Rashid 11 21 0 0 52.38
James Neesham c A Hales & b Plunkett 18 14 1 1 128.57
Corey Anderson c A Hales & b Plunkett 10 15 1 0 66.67
Mitchell Santner st Jos Buttler & b Adil Rashid 3 9 0 0 33.33
Adam Milne c Adil Rashid & b Plunkett 10 11 1 0 90.91
Tim Southee c Roy & b Plunkett 2 6 0 0 33.33
Trent Boult not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 4, lb - 8, w - 4, nb - 0)16
Total(223 all out in 44.3 overs)223 (5.01 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/1 (Luke Ronchi, 0.4 ov.) 2/63 (Martin Guptill, 13.3 ov.) 3/158 (Kane Williamson, 30.2 ov.)
4/168 (Ross Taylor, 33.4 ov.) 5/191 (James Neesham, 36.6 ov.) 6/194 (Neil Broom, 37.6 ov.)
7/205 (Mitchell Santner, 41 ov.) 8/211 (Corey Anderson, 42.5 ov.) 9/223 (Adam Milne, 44.1 ov.)
10/223 (Tim Southee, 44.3 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Jake Ball 8 2 31 2 3.88  
Mark Wood 9 0 32 1 3.56  
Liam Plunkett 9.3 0 55 4 5.79  
Ben Stokes 8 0 46 1 5.75 (3w)
Adil Rashid 10 0 47 2 4.7 (1w)
               

England Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Jason Roy b Milne 13 23 2 0 56.52
Alex Hales b Milne 56 62 3 2 90.32
Joe Root b CJ Anderson 64 65 4 2 98.46
Eoin Morgan(c) c Ronchi & b CJ Anderson 13 12 2 0 108.33
Ben Stokes c Milne & b Boult 48 53 4 2 90.57
Jos Buttler(wk) not out 61 48 2 2 127.08
Moeen Ali c Boult & b CJ Anderson 12 11 0 1 109.09
Adil Rashid lbw Santner 12 11 1 0 109.09
Liam Plunkett c Southee & b Milne 15 10 1 1 150
Mark Wood c Ross Taylor & b Southee 0 1 0 0 0
Jake Ball c Boult & b Southee 0 1 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 5, w - 11, nb - 0)16
Total(310 all out in 49.3 overs)310 (6.26 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/37 (Jason Roy, 7.6 ov.) 2/118 (Alex Hales, 20.6 ov.) 3/134 (Eoin Morgan, 24.3 ov.)
4/188 (Joe Root, 33.3 ov.) 5/210 (Ben Stokes, 37.3 ov.) 6/230 (Moeen Ali, 40.3 ov.)
7/260 (Adil Rashid, 43.6 ov.) 8/309 (Liam Plunkett, 48.6 ov.) 9/310 (Mark Wood, 49.2 ov.)
10/310 (Jake Ball, 49.3 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Tim Southee 9.3 0 44 2 4.63 (2w)
Trent Boult 10 0 56 1 5.6  
Adam Milne 10 0 79 3 7.9 (4w)
Corey Anderson 9 0 55 3 6.11 (3w)
Mitchell Santner 8 0 54 1 6.75 (1w)
James Neesham 3 0 17 0 5.67  
               
All|Overs 1-50
W

Ball to Ronchi, out Bowled!! If someone ever asks you what a peach is, show them this. In the absence of swing, Ball banks on the movement off the track. Wobbly seam presentation and the ball ags back in violently to cut past the bat and through the tunnel-like gap between bat and pad. What's worse - the middle-pole is uprooted. ust the start the Kiwis would've hoped to avoid. Ronchi b Ball 0(1)

4

Ball to Guptill, FOUR, one hits the fence. Finally. Draws him forward with the length does Ball, ust that this time it ends up a touch too straight for the on-drive to find the gap. Past mid-on

4

Ball to Guptill, FOUR, throws his bat out. In desperation. And reaps. Gets a friendly short-wide combo - yes - but counters the movement to drill his cut past backward point

4

Wood to Williamson, FOUR, an airy chip. When there is a catching mid-wicket stationed just for that. The nerve. But such is the timing on this one that it takes the middle and runs past his right stretch

4

Ball to Guptill, FOUR, the square slash. Gets the flat bat up, stands up tall and heaps on the bounce to slap it away through sweeper

4

Ball to Williamson, FOUR, make that nine of the over. Tries the sucker ball, overcooking it in the process. The Kane hawk eye spots the change, waits on it and with all the love pats it down the ground

4

to Guptill, byes, FOUR, wow! That's a cracker from . Dug in short and shoots up on Guptill, who has no clue about it, the ball brushed the glove and flew over Buttler. The umpire didn't spot the deflection and gave it as byes

4

to Guptill, FOUR, dismissed! Half tracker and it sat up nicely for Guptill, who didn't bother to rock back, pulled it off the front foot over mid-wicket, couple of bounces and into the fence

W

to Guptill, out Caught by Root!! This is what provides. He might leak runs but gets you those crucial wickets. Not sure if Root was intended to stand at fourth/fifth slip, but he was there and he takes the catch. goes full and Guptill tries to drill the drive through cover, just a hint of deviation and the outside edge flies to Root. Important breakthrough as the partnership had started blossoming. Guptill c Root b 27(33) [4s-4]

4

to Williamson, FOUR, streaky! Very unlike Williamson. Short delivery from and right on the money, Williamson was ducking but had left his bat hanging like a periscope, the ball deflects off the back of the bat and beats the man at fine leg

OT

to Williamson, 1 run, tad fuller and on the stumps, Williamson plays with a closed face and works it towards mid-on, raises a hard-working half-century. Can he make this into a three-figure score? His team certainly needs it

4

Rashid to Ross Taylor, FOUR, good use of the feet from Taylor, comes down the track, gets close to the pitch of the wrong 'un, plays with the turn and lifts it over mid-on. The fielder thought he had a chance, but he needed to step on a ladder to do so

4

to Williamson, FOUR, risky and four, short and on the stumps, Williamson swiveled across and pulled it over square leg. He didn't bother to keep it down, for a moment he would have been concerned - but the wind comes in his favour - takes it away and over the head of Roy running back from deep backward square leg, bounces once and rolls over the ropes

4

to Ross Taylor, FOUR, lovely shot, short and wide of off, Taylor gets on top of the bounce and cracks it behind square on the off-side. The man getting across from third man slides and pulls it back in, but it rolls back and hits the ropes

4

Rashid to Williamson, FOUR, beautifully played, good use of the feet from Williamson, comes down the track, gets close to the ball and whips it with the turn, beats mid-on diving to his right and rolls away to the fence

4

to Williamson, FOUR, cracking shot, poor ball from , dropped it short and on Williamson's pads, he gets inside the line and helps it behind square on the on-side, no one in the deep and the ball rolls away to the fence

4

to Williamson, FOUR, classy from KW, has a packed on-side field and he bowls a wide full-toss as he noticed Williamson backing away. He reaches out and slices it in front of square on the off-side. The man in the deep is very square and has no chance

4

Rashid to Ross Taylor, FOUR, NZ are pressing on now, Taylor comes down the track, gets close to the ball and plays with the turn, clears mid-on and rolls away to the fence

4

Wood to Williamson, FOUR, KW is in some form! Not a bad ball by Wood, cross-seam delivery - a tad too full though. Williamson leans forward, presents the full face of the bat and chips it back over the bowler's head, one bounce and over the ropes

W

Wood to Williamson, out Caught by Buttler!! That's jumped at Williamson, and he's helpless. Williamson can be many things, but he's not often helpless. It's one cracking delivery from Wood, with the pitch playing no less of a part. Back of a length, bites and rears at Williamson as he tries to dab it away into the off-side. Perhaps tried to run it down to third man. But the ball climbed at him, took some glove and Buttler takes a good catch diving to his right. England desperately needed to break this partnership. Massive wicket. Williamson c Buttler b Wood 87(98) [4s-8]

W

Ball to Ross Taylor, out Caught by Root!! Full length ball, Taylor tries to hoick it over mid-on but skews it off the inside-half and it's a dolly of a catch for Root at short mid-wicket. The pressure has told. He was getting really stuck out there, so was the New Zealand innings. England deserved that wicket. They've been really good in the last few overs. Ross Taylor c Root b Ball 39(59) [4s-3]

4

to Neesham, FOUR, first boundary in 51 balls. Neesham takes the aerial route as he pumps a fullish ball over mid-on. Not quite off the middle, but he picked his spot there and dragged the ball over the fielder from outside off

OT

Rashid to Neesham, no run, close, close. That's definitely headed into the stumps, but where has it pitched? A reverse-sweep attempted from Neesham, fails to make contact and is hit on the pad. England decide to review the umpire's decision which is not out. It's pitched outside leg. Move on

6

to Neesham, SIX, launches into it! He's got all of that. Mighty, mighty blow. pitches it up and disappears over the long-on boundary

W

to Neesham, out Caught by Hales!! Checks the pull shot, and is caught in the deep. Wonder if the ball stopped on Neesham, because he certainly didn't go through with it, or maybe rolled his fingers on the ball again. He ends up offering an easy catch to Hales at deep mid-wicket. Neesham c Hales b 18(14) [4s-1 6s-1]

W

Rashid to Neil Broom, out Lbw!! Given. That looked fairly adjacent in real time. Broom confers with Anderson, and decides to review. Well, it's not as straightforward as I thought it was. There's actually some grip on this leg-break as the ball hits Broom on the back leg. He was down low, looking to play the sweep but failed to make contact. Ball-tracking shows it to be clipping the top-corner of off-stump on the outside half. Fair enough. Neil Broom lbw b Rashid 11(21)

4

to Corey Anderson, FOUR, much needed for New Zealand. pitches up outside off and is crashed to the right of mid-off. Anderson plants his foot down and pumps those arms through the ball

W

Rashid to Santner, wide, out Stumped!! Brilliant, brilliant take from Buttler. And how clever was that from Rashid! He sees Santner coming down and lobs the googly well down leg to get it out of his reach. But the wicket-keeping part is not as easy as Buttler makes it look. The ball pitches almost flush on the crease and it's always difficult to judge the bounce when it's so full. Buttler nonchalantly picks it up and whips the bails with Santner nowhere in the frame. Santner st Buttler b Rashid 3(9)

D

Rashid to Milne, 1 run, puts down a regulation return catch. Spinners are usually so good off their own bowling, but just got the feeling that Rashid wasn't quick to anticipate. Does well to draw a booming drive as he tosses the googly up, Milne skews it off the inside half and it's an easy enough catch low to the left

W

to Corey Anderson, out Caught by Hales!! High on the bat from Anderson, and it's comfortable for Hales in the deep. Anderson shimmies out for the heave, the length is there, but the ball just skids onto him a touch quicker. This game is all but over. Corey Anderson c Hales b 10(15) [4s-1]

4

to Milne, FOUR, so nearly another, instead it's four. Back of a length, Milne tries to whip it through mid-wicket but inside-edges it over the top of the stumps past a diving Buttler

4

Wood to Southee, leg byes, FOUR, walks a long way across the stumps, gets outside the line of the ball and helps it fine. That has deflected off the thigh rather. Leg byes

W

to Milne, out Caught by Adil Rashid!! Another one for . Getting a few cheap wickets here. Back of a length, Milne isn't anywhere close to the ball as he gallops down and slogs. It's a miscue from high on the bat and pops up in the air. Good catch from Rashid, moving quickly to his left from mid-on and diving across for the grab. Milne c Adil Rashid b 10(11) [4s-1]

W

to Southee, out Caught by Roy!! That should be a wrap. Yes. Southee mows the ball in the air, it doesn't have the distance on it and Roy takes an easy catch at deep mid-wicket. Southee c Roy b 2(6)

4

to Roy, FOUR, out comes the overcook. That's what the greed to search for swing does to you. Gets it too full and curling away as Roy helps himself to a leaning caress through the covers. Off and running

4

to Hales, FOUR, too short. Too wide. Flying away with the breeze. Hales wouldn't complain. Stands his ground, stretches out and spanks it square

6

to Hales, SIX, a sitter. Neither short, nor full. The result - first show of aggression, first show of anger from Hales dispatching it away with a full-blooded heave. Flat over mid-wicket

4

to Hales, FOUR, width. Juicy amounts of it. Latches onto it with a toe-rise to thrash it over the man aty point. A rank stab this with a dance down the ground with all the cracking noise to signify the result. With that we have a minute's silence at the ground. The show of strength

4

to Roy, FOUR, you bowl quick. He dispatches it quicker. Spots Roy on one of his walks across the stumps and fires the wide half volley. A quick adjustment to hammer it down the ground

W

to Roy, out Bowled!! He walks. Across. And now has to walk away. The walk to one's deathbed. Roy stays true to his moves across the stumps, this time extravagant enough to expose the middle and leg in the process. for a change responds by darting it quick and straight. Too straight for the glance and whizzing past the closed face to knock the leg-pole out of its groove. After a deflection off the inner front pad. Roy and his troubles - only magnified. Roy b 13(23) [4s-2]

4

to Hales, FOUR, and now the hack. Up tall, on the bounce to send it on a leather hunt. Doesn't hold a cell of his body back in imparting power as he smashes it away for the mid-wicket fence to take the brunt

6

to Root, SIX, and that's some response from Root. That's what quality batsmen do. Once they know that the bowler won the mini moral battle, they make a strong statement. With no one at long-on, Root races down the pitch and muscles the loft all the way over the long-on boundary

6

to Root, SIX, the second time Root's come down the track and hit for a maximum. The key to this hit was Root left the crease very late, quickly gets into a great position to loft and times it over mid-on

4

to Root, FOUR, now all that field placement and he bowls a ball down the leg-side, embarrasses himself. Root tries to sweep, gets it very fine, fine leg had no chance

4

to Root, FOUR, edgedddd, but no one at slip. 100 up for England. Gentle length ball from , oh the scrambled seam, nips away off the pitch, foxes Root on the push, a thick edge results

4

to Root, FOUR, bread and butter for Root. Such a fine player off the back foot. erred by going short and wide outside off, Root went back and cut it behind point, third man gave chase and came second. That was all class from the England Test captain

OT

to Hales, 1 run, fifty for Hales. He was in the 40s for quite sometime now. 20 balls to be precise. Has lost a bit of momentum, but reaching the milestone should free him up. Short and angled down leg, Hales helps it along the way to fine leg. Was on one leg while playing the shot. The whole England team is in the balcony applauding

6

to Hales, SIX, yes. This was on the cards. 50 up and Hales immediately gives the charge, was making room as well to free his arms, smashes the length delivery over mid-off and collects a flat six

W

to Hales, out Bowled!! Wow! Look at go. That is the modern day bowler for you. The previous generation of bowlers would have resorted to the bumper after being smashed for six, but not today's bowlers. bowls the slower delivery and foxes Hales completely. It was the leg-cutter, Hales didn't pick it and was early into the flick shot, the ball took its time to beat the inside edge and clip the top of middle stump. He's been the standout bowler for New Zealand in their two games in the Champions Trophy so far. Hales b 56(62) [4s-3 6s-2]

4

to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, that's Morgan. That's the new England. Beaten the previous ball, so what does Morgan do next? He skips down the track and gets close to the length delivery, hammers it over the infield on the off-side and opens his account in style

4

to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, there's the short ball and Morgan deals with it comfortably. Gets into position early and pulls it behind square leg, two men in the deep and he split them to perfection

W

Anderson to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Ronchi!! An appeal in unison and umpire Oxenford obliges. Big wicket for New Zealand. He's been the in-form batsman for the hosts. Smart bowling from Anderson, saw Morgan advance down the wicket and just wanted to keep it out of his reach, sprayed it wide of off, Morgan reached out and feathered an edge to Ronchi. He walks back disappointed and New Zealand are keeping England in check. Eoin Morgan c Ronchi b Anderson 13(12) [4s-2]

OT

to Root, 1 run, fifty for Root. The purple patch keeps stretching for England's best batsman. Follows his hundred in the first game with another 50+ score. Applause all around the ground and he raises the bat to acknowledge. Reaches the landmark with a punch to long-on

4

to Root, FOUR, cheeky! This is becoming Root's trademark shot. Have seen him play the reverse paddle to the left-arm spinners quite often this season. Gets enough wood to beat Taylor's chase, he hauled it in but his foot was touching the rope

6

Anderson to Stokes, SIX, and there he goes. A real drag down from Anderson and Stokes ain't letting that go by, transfers his weight onto the back foot and thumps the pull over mid-wicket. Makes a dent in the ad hoardings

4

to Stokes, FOUR, overcooks the slower delivery - half volley around off, Stokes drives it past mid-off and the power of the man takes it away to the fence in a jiffy

4

to Stokes, FOUR, now almost cleans up Root at the other end. Charges down and flat-bats the short of length delivery past the non-striker, Root had to take evasive action. shortened his length and still paid the price

4

to Stokes, FOUR, cracking shot, floaty half-volley from , full and wide of off, Stokes leans into the drive, presents the full face of the bat and crunches it past extra-cover for a boundary

6

Anderson to Stokes, SIX, small straight boundaries at Swalec and this one sails over the ropes. Length delivery on the stumps, Stokes gets forward, presents the full face of the bat and lifts it over the long-on ropes

W

Anderson to Root, out Bowled!! Dragged on! That's a huge wicket for New Zealand and Swalec goes silent. This was short and angled across the right-hander, Root's feet was anchored to the crease as he aimed an expansive drive, doesn't get anywhere near the ball, the bottom-edge canons onto the off-stump. Root was kept off strike in recent times, the frustration was clearly evident on his face and he smashes his bat at his pads as he walks away. Root b Anderson 64(65) [4s-4 6s-2]

4

to Stokes, FOUR, lovely shot, fraction overpitched and just outside off, Stokes leans forward, presents a straight bat and drives it back past the non-striker, no need to run for those

W

to Stokes, out Caught by Milne!! A soft dismissal for Stokes he looks gutted as he walks off. This was short and just outside off, Stokes arched back a bit, was looking to use the pace on the ball and help it on its way. He connected it a lot better than he wanted, ended up getting it squarer and down the throat of Milne - running in from third man. That's a huge wicket for the visitors, one that might force England to recalibrate their final score. Stokes c Milne b 48(53) [4s-4 6s-2]

6

Anderson to Moeen Ali, SIX, clubbed, length delivery outside off, Moeen gets forward and thumps it in front of square on the on-side, has enough power to send it sailing over the ropes for a maximum

W

Anderson to Moeen Ali, out Caught by Boult!! Now then, that's a fielder's wicket. What a catch by Boult at fine backward square leg. The ball was travelling, but Boult flew too to pluck it out of the air. Mo looked very very good in his short stay, must be gutted on the walk back. Anderson gets his third wicket. This was a bumper, Mo isn't great against the bouncer is what the general feeling in the cricketing fraternity and he justifies their opinion by not controlling this pull shot. Got inside the line and hit it in the air. Boult dives to his left and got both hands to it. "Trent Boult had just been moved there by Kane Williamson and very next ball, Moeen picks him out," Rob Johnston's hawk eye spots it out for us from the media box. Moeen Ali c Boult b Anderson 12(11) [6s-1]

4

Anderson to Adil Rashid, leg byes, FOUR, that's a freebie. Full and down the leg-side, Rashid tickles fine, in fact went off the pad, Ronchi couldn't stop that with a dive

4

to Buttler, FOUR, top edge. Oh no! Should have been a leg bye, went off the helmet. Steepler from , Buttler missed the pull, England get four extra runs

4

to Adil Rashid, FOUR, oh that's nicely played. Waited for a long time, then opened the bat face very late and guided it fine to the third man boundary

W

to Adil Rashid, out Lbw!! That's just waste of time. Looked plumb in front to the naked eye. Rashid discussed with Buttler and decided to review. Hawk-Eye proved the umpire right, with the ball hitting the top of middle stump. This was the slider from , didn't turn much, skidded on and beat Rashid's flick, hit on the back leg, impact in line with off stump and crashing into the stumps. Adil Rashid lbw b 12(11) [4s-1]

OT

to Buttler, no run, this ball went off the arm to the keeper and managed to convince his skipper to review. Mind you, the innings should have ended four minutes before and KW is in serious danger of being penalised for over rate. Short slower delivery on the stumps, Buttler was beaten by the pace, early on the pull, lobbed in the air off the arm

4

to Buttler, FOUR, that's a tennis smash like shot from Buttler. Expected the slower ball on the short side, stayed back and pulled by rolling his wrists to keep the ball along the ground, hit that hard and beat deep mid-wicket despite a dive

6

to Buttler, SIX, gee! Has Buttler hit the cameraman or the camera? What a shot. Unbelievable shot. Short ball from , Buttler moved right across and scooped it straight behind the keeper, the ball flew high and probably hit the railing near the cameramen. Nope, flush on the camera, confirms Rob

4

to Plunkett, FOUR, that's hit in the gap. Short delivery from , Plunkett pulls hard, gets it to the left of the man at deep mid-wicket and collects his first boundary

6

to Buttler, SIX, somehow he manages to time these shots well enough to travel all the way, despite not being in the best of positions to meet the ball. A 41-ball fifty for Jos Buttler. goes short with his slower ball, Buttler was almost early into the shot, changed his pull to a slap at the last moment and timed it sweetly to clear the long-off boundary

6

to Plunkett, SIX, oh that's smashed all the way. Short delivery on the stumps, Plunkett swivels and pulls nicely behind square on the on-side

W

to Plunkett, out Caught by Southee!! Mistimed and that's a good catch from Southee at mid-on. He was looking into the sun, but managed to effect a clean catch. Short slower delivery on the stumps, Plunkett toe-ends the pull high in the air, Southee used his hands to shield his eyes from the sun to spot the ball. Plunkett c Southee b 15(10) [4s-1 6s-1]

W

to Mark Wood, out Caught by Ross Taylor!! Easy grab for Taylor at cover. Wood wanted to pull, this shortish delivery hurried the batsman, hit the splice of the bat and flew to the left of Taylor. Nine down now. Mark Wood c Ross Taylor b 0(1)

W

to J Ball, out Caught by Boult!! Two in two for and England are bowled out for 310. Another diving catch from Boult. A typical tail-ender's effort that from Ball. bowled the bouncer at the body of the batsman, Ball turned his head away and fended that awkwardly, more to prevent the ball from injuring him. It flew off the splice and Boult ran to his right at square leg and completed the catch with a dive. J Ball c Boult b 0(1)

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