ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

England vs New Zealand - Match 41

Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

Date & Time: 03 July 2019

New Zealand 186/10

RR: 4.13 | England beat New Zealand by 119 runs

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ENGLAND REACH AN ODI WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL AFTER 27 YEARS! Do they believe they can win their first ever crown in this format? They have locked the third place for now and will be awaiting either Australia or India on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). As far as this Thursday is concerned, that is July 4, it is a dead rubber. Afghanistan take on West Indies in Match 42 at Headingley. Join us at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious England captain, Eoin Morgan believes that England played unbelievably today. Is admiring the stand between Roy and Bairstow which enabled his side to be on top despite losing their way in the last 30 overs of the first innings. On England being forced to adapt to defending totals more than preferring to chase, Morgan bluntly says that he believes that his side can do both - defend or chase - depending on how good or bad the pitch gets in the second innings. On England's chances in their next knockout, Eoin is happy with the intent shown by his unit in the last two games, which is identical to the gameplan laid down for the future 4 years ago. On being asked who would they prefer in the semi-final as their opponent - Australia or India - Morgan is quick to say NO. He is happy enough to be playing in the semi-final in the first place and wants his side to play good cricket.

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, admits that it is not easy to recover after three successive losses but wants his side to learn from those games and move forward. On being asked whether England got the best of the conditions, Williamson agrees but quickly says that the home side was much better in all departments than his own. Praises the English top order for being so dominant. On being asked whether he felt that New Zealand had a chance to win at the halfway stage, Kane says that definitely, they felt so but for that they needed partnerships which did not come. Wants his unit to play some smart cricket and apply itself, citing examples of a run out and a soft dismissal down the leg side as a non-ideal way to start the run chase. On what New Zealand can do till the next game, if they do play the semi-final, Williamson just stresses on individuals trying to improve themselves and adapt to different surfaces. But is also quick to point out that if they do reach the semis, it will be a different day and they are yet to play their best cricket. On Lockie Ferguson's injury, Kane says that he was rested as a precautionary measure.

JONNY BAIRSTOW HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Bairstow says he is very pleased and they knew that the last two games are must-win ones and the performances they have put in a few games haven't been upto the mark, but adds the last two matches have been very good. On how important the toss is, he says the toss of the coin can go either way, on a different day they could have been bowling first and you never know what could have happened but today they batted first and it all went well. States he and Roy have been batting together for a while and they understand each other, the communication between the two is good. On being reminded it was his third consecutive ton against New Zealand, he says, he did not know it was his third, they needed to play well today against a quality side and he is happy they got over the line. Mentions the break is going to be important, they need to rest, get fresh and be ready. Further adds they will meet up a couple of days before and get ready to go. Ends by saying they are hoping for another good performance in the semi finals and he hopes they can continue the form they have showed in the last two games.

Earlier in the day, a Jonny Bairstow century and a 123-run opening stand floored New Zealand. Though, the latter did come back with some excellent bowling display but Bairstow and Roy had done enough damage. Bairstow also became the first English player to score back-to-back World Cup hundreds and here he is, talking to Michael Atherton.

England were excellent with the ball. Sorry. Balls (2 you see). I keep forgetting that due to so much of T20 cricket around. Woakes and Archer set the tone early with disciplined bowling while Plunkett and Wood ensured that there was no let up in pressure. Wood was the beneficiary of being the highest wicket-taker of the match with 3 scalps.

Chasing a big total, a good start is always needed and that is one thing which the Kiwis have never got in this tournament. Guptill's poor form is a big worry and it was not any great in this match either. In next to no time, the Black Caps slipped to 14/2. As usual, Williamson and Taylor needed to resurrect and they tried their best but could not do much. Once they fell, the innings just fell apart. Only Tom Latham managed to cross 50, in a list of just 5 batsmen who reached double figures. The Kiwis might still make it to the semis but after starting the tournament on a bright note, they seem to be tapering off, which needs to be arrested.

Not many would have expected England to lose today after they were 194/1 in 30 overs. But when they started to lose momentum after Joe Root's wicket, it did seem like they were going off track. They mustered 305, which seemed to be 70-80 runs shy but their bowling, which was supposed to be their weak link in this tournament, came good once again.

The crowd roars. A massive, massive win for England. Comprehensive is the word. By 119 runs. The team touted to play the final is indeed back on track. Fist pumps between the English players and now, time for the handshakes.

44.6
0
A Rashid to T Boult, OUT! STUMPED! Boult is short! Rashid gets the last wicket. Boult again uses his feet and Rashid this time tosses it up. He gets it to land just behind the batsman's reach. Boult looks to defend but the ball turns away and beats the outside edge. Buttler collects the ball and whips the bails off. An appeal and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that Boult has not made it in. ENGLAND WIN BY 119 RUNS!
44.5
0
A Rashid to T Boult, Boult comes down the track again but Rashid spots that. He bowls it short and Boult blocks it out.
44.4
4
A Rashid to T Boult, FOUR! Nice shot. He may have picked the googly, once again goes with the turn. Brings the slog sweep out and it goes over mid-wicket for a boundary.
44.3
0
A Rashid to T Boult, Uses his feet again and swings with the spin this time but gets hit on the pads.
44.2
0
A Rashid to T Boult, Comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it, Boult nicely defends it.
44.1
1
A Rashid to Tim Southee, Floats it up on middle, Southee hits it down to long on for one.
43.6
0
M Wood to T Boult, Full and outside off, pushed back watchfully.
43.5
0
M Wood to T Boult, Around middle, in line of the stumps, punched straight to cover.

Trent Boult is the last man in.

43.4
0
M Wood to M Henry, OUT! TIMBER! You miss, I hit stuff! Wood bowls it fuller and on middle, Henry backs away and looks to hit it on the off side but misses. The stumps are disturbed.
43.3
1
M Wood to T Southee, On off, this is hit through covers for one.
43.2
0
M Wood to T Southee, Good length and on off, Southee guides it to point.
43.1
0
M Wood to T Southee, On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
42.6
0
A Rashid to M Henry, BEATEN! The googly outside off, it pitches and turns back in. Henry misses as he looks to drive. It goes over the leg stump. Buttler fails to collect it and it goes towards fine leg for two. Byes signaled.
42.5
1
A Rashid to Tim Southee, Another tossed up ball on off, Southee looks to go big but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.
42.4
0
A Rashid to Tim Southee, The googly on middle, it turns back in. Southee looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
42.3
0
A Rashid to Tim Southee, On the stumps, this is blocked.
42.2
1
A Rashid to M Henry, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
42.1
0
A Rashid to M Henry, Floats it up on middle, the batter hits it to mid on.
41.6
0
M Wood to Tim Southee, Another short one and on the body, Southee looks to evade it but leaves his bat hanging out. It hits the handle and goes to point.
41.5
0
M Wood to Tim Southee, On the off pole, Southee guides it to point.
41.4
0
M Wood to Tim Southee, Fuller and on off, Southee hits it to mid off.
41.3
0
M Wood to Tim Southee, Another short one on middle, Southee evades it.
41.2
1
M Wood to M Henry, A good short one, follows the batter. Henry takes his eyes off and tries to fend at it. It goes off the gloves towards the leg side for one.
41.1
0
M Wood to M Henry, Shorter and outside off, Henry looks to upper cut but misses.
40.6
1
A Rashid to M Henry, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
40.5
0
A Rashid to M Henry, Slows it up on off, it pitches and then turns away. Henry prods forward to defend but gets beaten.
40.4
0
A Rashid to M Henry, The slider on middle, Henry pushes it back to the bowler.
40.3
1
A Rashid to Tim Southee, Another tossed up ball on off, Southee hits it down to long off again and takes one.
40.2
1
A Rashid to M Henry, The googly, Henry seems to have picked it as he works it with the turn towards mid-wicket for one.
40.1
1
A Rashid to Tim Southee, Floats it up on off, TS hits it to long off for one.

Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 50th over. Don't think the game will last till there though. Also, Adil Rashid is back on.

39.6
0
M Wood to M Henry, A slower one to end on middle, Henry pushes it to mid on.
39.5
0
M Wood to M Henry, Another cracking stroke! Fuller and around off, Henry hits it hard to covers.
39.4
1
M Wood to Tim Southee, Good length and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
39.4
0
M Wood to Tim Southee, Shortish and down the leg side, Southee looks to pull but misses. Wided.
39.3
3
M Wood to M Henry, Gets off the mark with a lovely shot. Fuller and on off, Henry strokes it through covers. The fielder in the deep runs to his right, dives and pushes it back in. The batters take three. The umpires go upstairs to check if Root has done well, replays show that he has.

Matt Henry is the new man in.

39.2
0
M Wood to M Santner, OUT! Southee should have let Santner continue his walk because Ball Tracker returns three reds. He now takes New Zealand's only review along with him. Wood gets his second. He comes running in and lands it outside off, it skids through. Santner shuffles across and looks to flick but misses. An appeal and the umpire raises the finger. Santner starts walking but Tim asks him to review. Santner does so but to no effect as replays show it to be hitting the middle and leg poles. 8 down now New Zealand.

UDRS for LBW. Looks dead plumb and Santner is already walking. But he is stopped by Southee and they want another look. From around the wicket, flick shot missed. Does not look to be missing any stump. No spike on the Ultra Edge when the ball passes the bat. Missing off stump! But hitting leg and middle. Santner can resume walking.

39.1
0
M Wood to M Santner, Good nut to begin with! From around the wicket, he initially angles it into the batter, gets it to leave Santner after pitching. Mitchell plays inside the line and gets beaten.

Mark Wood is back into the attack! 6-0-27-1 are his figures.

38.6
1
L Plunkett to M Santner, The ball is pitched at short of a length and is going down the leg side, Santner uppishly plays it from his hips towards deep square leg for a single.
38.5
1
L Plunkett to Tim Southee, Full and around middle, flicked through square leg for a single.
38.4
0
L Plunkett to Tim Southee, Length ball on the off stump, defended well by Southee on his first ball.

Into the bowlers. Tim Southee is the first of them. Ooops... Plunkett comes running in but is blocked by the umpire. Southee was not ready. Let us get ready for either some cheap wickets or some entertaining strokes.

38.3
0
L Plunkett to Tom Latham, OUT c Jos Buttler b Liam Plunkett. New Zealand have lost their seventh wicket.
38.2
0
L Plunkett to Tom Latham, Length ball on the off side, Latham pushes it down the ground to mid off.
38.1
0
L Plunkett to Tom Latham, Full and around off, coming in, watchfully defended.

Liam Plunkett is back on. 7-0-26-0 so far.

37.6
4
C Woakes to M Santner, FOUR! Santner gets a boundary now! This is on a length and outside off, MS strokes it through covers and the ball races away. Bairstow does put in a dive to stop it but his effort goes in vain. He is in some pain now as he is seen holding his left shoulder. 11 from the over, still less than the run rate needed.
37.5
1
C Woakes to Tom Latham, Shorter and on middle, TL pushes it through mid on for one.
37.4
0
C Woakes to Tom Latham, This one is also angled into the batter, Latham works it to mid-wicket.
37.3
4
C Woakes to Tom Latham, FOUR! New Zealand need a lot more! This is fuller and on middle, Latham works it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
37.2
2
C Woakes to Tom Latham, Shorter and on off, Latham pushes it wide of the sweeper and takes two.
37.1
0
C Woakes to Tom Latham, This is on the pads, Latham looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
36.6
0
Ben Stokes to M Santner, Full length ball on the pads. Santner swings the bat but misses it and it hits his pads.
36.5
0
Ben Stokes to M Santner, A bouncer on middle, ducked under.
36.4
1
Ben Stokes to Tom Latham, 50 comes up for Latham! It is his 15th ODI fifty. This is a hard fought innings by him. The ball was pitched shortish on the off side and Latham pulls the ball to mid-wicket for a single.
36.3
0
Ben Stokes to Tom Latham, Pacy from Stokes. That zipped through to Jos Buttler. Short and outside off, Latham looks to pull but misses.
36.2
0
Ben Stokes to Tom Latham, Good length ball on the off side, pushed back to the bowler by Latham. New Zealand need to get a move on here.
36.1
1
Ben Stokes to M Santner, A short ball, around off, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
35.6
3
C Woakes to M Santner, Nice fielding! Santner chips this over mid-wicket. The fielder at mid on runs after it and saves a run.
35.5
0
C Woakes to M Santner, Another good length on off, MS defends it out. Santner seems to have decided to play out the 50 overs.
35.4
0
C Woakes to M Santner, Another fuller length delivery on off, Santner hits it hard to mid off.
35.3
1
C Woakes to Tom Latham, On the fuller side, this is hit to mid on for an easy run.
35.2
0
C Woakes to Tom Latham, Fuller on off, Latham strokes it to covers.
35.1
0
C Woakes to Tom Latham, BEATEN! Good length and outside off, Latham looks to drive but leaves a gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks through.
34.6
0
Ben Stokes to M Santner, Full ball on off stump, stopped at covers.
34.5
0
Ben Stokes to M Santner, Uppish but safe! Santner looks to flick but it goes off the upper part towards mid-wicket.
34.4
0
Ben Stokes to M Santner, Full length ball on the off side, tried to hit through the covers but stopped inside the circle.
34.3
1
Ben Stokes to Tom Latham, A quick single to mid on.
34.2
0
Ben Stokes to Tom Latham, Short ball on the off side, Latham looks to pull it to the boundary but the man inside the circle at square leg stops it.
34.1
0
Ben Stokes to Tom Latham, Ball bowled in the line of the stumps, pushed to mid on by Latham.
33.6
1
C Woakes to Tom Latham, A single to end the over as Latham works it towards deep backward square leg.

A huge roar goes around the ground as a streaker has come on the field. Hence, we will have to wait till he is moved out.

33.5
4
C Woakes to Tom Latham, FOUR! Back past the bowler! Fuller and on middle, it is the slower one. Latham waits for it and strokes it past mid on for a boundary.
33.4
0
C Woakes to Tom Latham, Leading edge but safe! Latham looks to work it on the leg side with the angle but closes the face of the bat early, it goes off the leading edge but short of point.
33.3
1
C Woakes to M Santner, Fuller on off, Santner strokes it towards wide mid off for one.
33.2
1
C Woakes to Tom Latham, A little too straight and this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
33.1
0
C Woakes to Tom Latham, This is fuller and on the pads, Latham looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head.

Chris Woakes is back on now!

32.6
0
Ben Stokes to M Santner, Short ball close to the body. Santner does well to keep it down as he pushes it to third man.
32.5
0
Ben Stokes to M Santner, Santner looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
32.4
0
Ben Stokes to M Santner, Length ball on the off stump. Pushed back to the bowler. Dot balls won't work for New Zealand at this stage of the game.
32.3
1
Ben Stokes to Tom Latham, Santner pushes it back to the bowler.
32.2
1
Ben Stokes to M Santner, The ball is pitched on a good length just outside off, Santner hits it to the covers and calls for a quick single. Woakes takes a shy at the stump but misses.
32.1
0
Ben Stokes to Tom Latham, A leg bye as the ball hits the pad and rolls on the leg side.

DRINKS! Boringgggg. That is what the scenario is, right now. Neither are the batsmen able to get the boundaries nor are the wickets falling. The defeat is looming large on the wall and perhaps the Kiwis can try and bat out their 50 overs and reduce the defeat margin, so that it gets tougher for Pakistan to get through, even if they beat Bangladesh on Friday.

31.6
0
J Archer to M Santner, Back of a length and on middle, Santner blocks it out.
31.5
0
J Archer to M Santner, Fuller and on off, Santner hits it to mid off.
31.4
1
J Archer to Tom Latham, This is on middle, Latham works it to mid-wicket.
31.3
0
J Archer to Tom Latham, Good length and on off, it is kept out.
31.2
0
J Archer to Tom Latham, A short one on middle, Latham ducks under it.
31.1
0
J Archer to Tom Latham, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
30.6
0
Ben Stokes to M Santner, Good length ball on the pads, pushed to mid wicket.
30.5
1
Ben Stokes to Tom Latham, Short ball, Santner tries to hook and skies it, but the ball drops safe near fine leg. Single taken.
30.4
1
Ben Stokes to M Santner, Wide ball on a length outside off, played to the deep point fielder for a single.
30.3
1
Ben Stokes to Tom Latham, This time the ball drifts onto the pads but Latham can not put it away, plays it to square leg. Single taken.
30.2
0
Ben Stokes to Tom Latham, Ball swinging into the batter, pushed back.
30.1
0
Ben Stokes to Tom Latham, Length ball on off, defended well off the backfoot.
29.6
0
J Archer to M Santner, Another dot as this back of a length delivery is pushed to covers.
29.5
0
J Archer to M Santner, On the bounce! This is on the pads, MS works it uppishly but on the bounce to mid-wicket.
29.4
0
J Archer to M Santner, A good short one on middle, Santner evades it.
29.3
0
J Archer to M Santner, Another one on the stumps, Santner defends it out.
29.2
0
J Archer to M Santner, Good length and on off, it is kept out.
29.1
0
J Archer to Tom Latham, On the pads, Latham looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It rolls towards fine leg. A leg bye taken.
29.1
0
J Archer to Tom Latham, This is down the leg side, Latham looks to flick but misses. Wided.

Jofra Archer is back!

28.6
0
Ben Stokes to M Santner, On middle, Stokes works it towards mid-wicket.
28.6
0
Ben Stokes to M Santner, Shorter and outside off, it is way too short and it has been wided.
28.5
0
Ben Stokes to M Santner, Back of a length on off, Santner pushes it to covers.
28.4
0
Ben Stokes to M Santner, On the shorter side and on middle, Santner ducks under it.
28.3
1
Ben Stokes to Tom Latham, A single as Latham pushes it through covers for one.
28.2
0
Ben Stokes to Tom Latham, Back of a length on middle, Latham defends it out.

Mitchell Santner is the new man in.

28.1
0
Ben Stokes to de Grandhomme, OUT! Straight to the man! The local boy strikes on his first ball itself. He can't believe that he has got a wicket on that delivery. It is a loosener, it is short and on middle, Colin de Grandhomme looks to pull it over the square leg fence but hits it straight to Root in the deep.

Ben Stokes is on now!

27.6
0
M Wood to Tom Latham, One more short one on middle, Latham ducks under it.
27.5
1
M Wood to de Grandhomme, Another back of a length ball on off, Colin guides it towards point and takes one.
27.4
0
M Wood to de Grandhomme, This is angled into the batsman, Colin de Grandhomme works it to mid-wicket.
27.3
0
M Wood to de Grandhomme, Cut hard but straight to point! Shorter and around off, Colin slaps it but to the fielder.
27.2
0
M Wood to de Grandhomme, A good bumper, Colin initially looks to pull but then evades it.
27.1
1
M Wood to Tom Latham, Good length and just outside off, Latham looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
26.6
0
L Plunkett to Tom Latham, Another leg bye! This is on the pads, Latham looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
26.5
1
L Plunkett to de Grandhomme, Gets bat to this one, pushes it through covers and takes one.
26.4
0
L Plunkett to de Grandhomme, This is on the pads, Colin looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit high on the pads.
26.3
0
L Plunkett to de Grandhomme, BEATEN! Shorter and outside, Colin de Grandhomme looks to push but is beaten.
26.2
0
L Plunkett to de Grandhomme, A yorker on middle, this is jammed out to covers.
26.1
0
L Plunkett to de Grandhomme, A muted appeal but nothing! This is down the leg side, Colin looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads and goes to Buttler.
25.6
0
M Wood to Tom Latham, Another back foot defense to end the over. Just a run and a wicket from the over, Wood's figures read 5-0-25-1.
25.5
0
M Wood to Tom Latham, Around middle and off, watchfully defended.
25.4
1
M Wood to de Grandhomme, Wood is down, hence cannot stop that one cleanly. Full on middle, de Grandhomme drives it straight down the ground. Mark slips and the ball is to his right. Cannot stop it and the batsmen take a single down the ground.
25.3
0
M Wood to de Grandhomme, Outside off, a slash and a miss from Colin.
25.2
0
M Wood to de Grandhomme, Nips back in, from outside off, de Grandhomme looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. A slight appeal from Wood but nothing much. Going down leg.

Colin de Grandhomme walks in at number 7, replacing Neesham.

25.1
0
M Wood to J Neesham, OUT! BOWLED! Mark finds the wood as Neesham chops it on. Another wicket falls due to lack of pace on the track. This is on a length outside off, Jimmy looks to punch it through the off side but is early into the shot as the ball comes on very slowly. An inside edge is induced which disturbs the stumps. This might now result in a massive defeat. 183 still needed, from 149 balls.
24.6
0
L Plunkett to Tom Latham, A dot to end a decent over for New Zealand! On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
24.5
4
L Plunkett to Tom Latham, FOUR! Excellent effort in the fielder but all in vain! An exquisite shot. Just behind a driving length on off, Latham leans into it and strokes it through covers. Root in the deep runs to his left, dives but is unable to stop the ball.
24.4
1
L Plunkett to J Neesham, On the pads again, Neesham flicks it towards backward square leg and takes one. The 50-run stand is up, it has come in good time as well, just the 49 balls. Needs to keep going though.
24.3
0
L Plunkett to J Neesham, A little too straight, Neesham works it to mid-wicket.
24.2
1
L Plunkett to Tom Latham, A little too straight again, Latham works it down to fine leg and gets to the other end.
24.2
0
L Plunkett to Tom Latham, WIDE! This is down the leg side, Latham looks to flick but misses.
24.1
1
L Plunkett to J Neesham, Drop and run! Back of a length on off, Neesham plays it on the off side and takes one.
23.6
1
M Wood to J Neesham, A run to end as Neesham works it through square leg.
23.5
3
M Wood to Tom Latham, Lovely fielding! On the pads, Latham flicks it through mid-wicket. Root in the deep, runs to his right, dives and saves a run for his side.
23.4
2
M Wood to Tom Latham, The batsman works it down the leg side. Two runs added to the total.
23.3
0
M Wood to J Neesham, The ball strikes the batsman very low on the pads They pick up a single. The umpire signals a leg bye.
23.2
0
M Wood to J Neesham, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
23.1
0
M Wood to J Neesham, Shorter and on middle, Neesham ducks under it.

Mark Wood is back!

22.6
2
L Plunkett to Tom Latham, Good running! This is worked behind square on the leg side, the batters take one quickly and then go for the second. They complete it.
22.5
0
L Plunkett to Tom Latham, On middle, the batter works it to mid-wicket.
22.4
0
L Plunkett to Tom Latham, Good length and on off, Latham keeps it out.
22.3
1
L Plunkett to J Neesham, On a good length and around off, Neesham guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.
22.2
0
L Plunkett to J Neesham, Good length and on middle, Neesham defends it.
22.1
1
L Plunkett to Tom Latham, This is on the pads, Latham works it towards fine leg for one.

Liam Plunkett is back into the attack!

21.6
1
Joe Root to Tom Latham, Outside off, pushed through mid on for one more.
21.5
1
Joe Root to J Neesham, Another terrific piece of fielding by Bairstow. Jimmy tucks this short ball through wide mid on but Jonny hares in from the deep and keeps the batsmen to just a run.
21.4
4
Joe Root to J Neesham, FOUR! Fine shot. Short and outside off, Neesham rocks back and cuts it through cover for a boundary!
21.3
1
Joe Root to Tom Latham, Fractionally short, around off, pulled through mid-wicket. Good running fielding by Jonny Bairstow to his right. Just a single.
21.2
0
Joe Root to Tom Latham, Landed outside off, Latham comes down the track and looks to drive but yorks himself. Hits it towards cover.
21.1
0
Joe Root to Tom Latham, Full and outside off, pushed back to the bowler.
20.6
1
A Rashid to Tom Latham, Edgy run! This is floated on off, it is the googly. Latham looks to defend but due to the turn away. It goes off the outside edge towards short third man for one. 10 from the over.
20.5
2
A Rashid to Tom Latham, Now a couple! This is a little too full on middle, Latham works this through mid-wicket for two.
20.4
4
A Rashid to Tom Latham, FOUR! Good punch. This is shorter and quicker on off, Latham goes back and pushes it past the diving mid off fielder for a boundary. Rashid has started expensively.
20.3
0
A Rashid to Tom Latham, Looks to play the sweep again but this time misses to get hit high on the pads. Buttler was once again moving to his left to stop the ball.
20.2
2
A Rashid to Tom Latham, Well tried Buttler! Latham plays the paddle fine on the leg side. Buttler sees it early and he moves early to his right and tries to stop it but fails to do so and the batters take two.
20.1
1
A Rashid to J Neesham, Picks the googly and pushes it through covers for one.
19.6
1
Joe Root to J Neesham, The last ball is tossed up on off, Neesham hits it down to long off for one.
19.5
0
Joe Root to J Neesham, Flatter and quicker outside off, Neesham slaps it to covers.
19.4
1
Joe Root to Tom Latham, On the pads, Latham works it through square leg and takes one.
19.3
0
Joe Root to Tom Latham, On the pads, Latham looks to sweep but it goes off the inner half towards short fine leg.
19.2
1
Joe Root to J Neesham, This time does manage to work it through mid-wicket for one.
19.1
0
Joe Root to J Neesham, This is on the pads, Neesham looks to flick but it goes off the leading edge, a soft one to the bowler.
18.6
4
A Rashid to Tom Latham, FOUR! Lovely shot! Ends to be a good over for New Zealand. This is shorter and around off, Latham goes back and pushes it through covers for a boundary. 9 runs from the over.
18.5
1
A Rashid to J Neesham, This is flatter and on off, James strokes it towards wide mid off for one.
18.4
1
A Rashid to Tom Latham, Another single as Latham works it with the turn through square leg.
18.3
1
A Rashid to J Neesham, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
18.2
2
A Rashid to J Neesham, Down the leg side, Neesham works it fine on the leg side and takes two.
18.1
0
A Rashid to J Neesham, Short and around off, it is the googly, Neesham looks to cut but ends up chopping it to covers.

Adil Rashid is on now!

17.6
1
Joe Root to J Neesham, Another single as Neesham hits it to long on.
17.5
1
Joe Root to Tom Latham, This is floated up on middle, Latham hits it down to long on for one.
17.4
2
Joe Root to Tom Latham, Latham plays the paddle sweep fine on the leg side for one.
17.3
1
Joe Root to J Neesham, This is flatter and on middle, Neesham looks to defend but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket for one.
17.2
0
Joe Root to J Neesham, Shorter on off, Neesham pushes it to covers.
17.1
0
Joe Root to J Neesham, Flatter and on off, this is kept out.

Interesting. Joe Root to bowl his offies.

16.6
1
L Plunkett to J Neesham, On the pads, Neesham works it through square leg and gets off the mark. Back-to-back successful overs for England.
16.5
0
L Plunkett to J Neesham, Full ball on off stump, jammed out to point.

Jimmy Neesham walks in at number 6, replacing Taylor.

16.4
1
L Plunkett to R Taylor, OUT! Another run out! The last one might be unlucky but this was suicide. Taylor gets the ball on his pads and he flicks the ball to deep square leg. The fielder picks it up and throws it to the strikers end quickly, and even though Taylor put in the dive he was clearly out. Why Taylor took such a risk only he knows!

A suicidal run and Taylor is surely short! The England players are celebrating but the umpires have taken it upstairs. Ross is already walking off.

16.3
0
L Plunkett to R Taylor, Ball on good length just outside off, pushed to covers. Good over by Plunkett till now.
16.2
0
L Plunkett to R Taylor, On the off side, plays it to third man.
16.1
0
L Plunkett to R Taylor, Play and a miss. Taylor swings his bat at the ball outside off but misses it totally.
15.6
2
M Wood to Tom Latham, A couple now! This is on middle, Latham works it through mid-wicket. Stokes in the deep does not field it cleanly and the batters take two. 7 runs from the over but a huge wicket from it.
15.5
1
M Wood to R Taylor, This is on middle, it is worked through square leg for one.
15.4
0
M Wood to R Taylor, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
15.3
4
M Wood to R Taylor, FOUR! A controlled pull shot! This is on middle, Taylor gets on top of the bounce and pulls it through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep runs to his left, dives but his effort goes in vain.
15.2
0
M Wood to R Taylor, BEATEN! Well bowled! This around off and it straightens. Taylor looks to defend inside the line but gets beaten.

Tom Latham walks in at number 5, replacing his skipper.

15.1
0
M Wood to R Taylor, OUT! Williamson is a goner! He is short and this is a body blow for New Zealand. In one of the most unfortunate manners. The stand which was going well has been cut short. This is fuller and on middle, Taylor drives it back to the right of the bowler who sticks his hand out, it brushes the fingers and hits the stumps at his end. He appeals and indicates to the umpire that it has kissed his finger. The umpire takes it upstairs. Williamson looks worried. Replays show that the bowler has made contact with the ball and also, Williamson is short as he was backing up too far. He walks back disappointed after getting off to a start. New Zealand slip further. It has been Willy who has done bulk of the scoring for them in this World Cup. The question now arises, who will score the runs for them? Another 245 is needed in 209 balls.

The ball has deflected off the bowler's hand onto the stumps at the non-striker's end. Is Williamson short? Big moment in the chase. Kane is seen shaking his head. Does he reckon he is gone? Oh dear... here come the replays. The ball has brushed the fingers and Williamson's bat is in the air!

14.6
0
L Plunkett to R Taylor, Taylor misses out on another one! This is on the pad, Taylor looks to flick but misses. The ball hits the pads and rolls towards fine leg. A leg bye taken.
14.5
2
L Plunkett to R Taylor, Easy two! Taylor plays this late and through backward point. Third man is quite fine so till the time he gets across, the batters take two.
14.4
1
L Plunkett to K Williamson, Plunkett continues bowling it outside off, Williamson slaps it through covers and gets to the other end.
14.3
0
L Plunkett to K Williamson, Good shot but for no runs! Fuller and on off, Williamson drives it right off the middle but to covers.
14.2
1
L Plunkett to R Taylor, This is closer to the off pole, Taylor guides it down to third man for one.
14.1
0
L Plunkett to R Taylor, Taylor misses out there! This is shorter and outside off, Taylor looks to cut but misses. He was guilty of going too hard at it there.
13.6
0
M Wood to K Williamson, A dot to end! This is angled into the batter, Williamson works it to mid-wicket.
13.5
1
M Wood to R Taylor, Shorter in length and outside off, Taylor looks to cut but it goes off the under edge towards third man for one.
13.4
2
M Wood to R Taylor, Hesitation but no harm done! This is a good length ball around off, Taylor looks to defend but it goes off the outer half wide of third man. They take one and Taylor wants a second. Williamson takes off late. The fielder throws it to Buttler who hits the stumps at the other end but Williamson is in.
13.3
1
M Wood to K Williamson, Good delivery! This is shorter and on the body, takes off after pitching. Williamson looks to nudge it but it goes off the glove, uppishly but in the vacant square leg region for one.
13.2
1
M Wood to R Taylor, This is fuller and on the pads, Taylor works it through mid-wicket for one.
13.1
0
M Wood to R Taylor, Good length and on middle, Taylor defends it.
12.6
0
L Plunkett to K Williamson, On off stump, the batter defends the ball to mid on.
12.5
1
L Plunkett to R Taylor, Taylor goes onto the backfoot and cuts the ball to the point region for a single.
12.4
1
L Plunkett to K Williamson, Driven through covers for a single.
12.3
1
L Plunkett to R Taylor, The ball is outside off and hit to the point region where the fielder misfields but stops the ball, single taken.
12.2
0
L Plunkett to R Taylor, The ball is pitched on a good length on the stumps, it is hit to mid on.
12.1
1
L Plunkett to K Williamson, On the shorter side and outside off, Williamson cuts it through cover-point for one.
11.6
0
M Wood to R Taylor, Three dots to end! This is fuller and on middle, Taylor works it towards mid-wicket. So a good comeback by the bowler after going for a boundary on the second ball.
11.5
0
M Wood to R Taylor, Attacks the off stump again, Taylor gets his bat down and defends it.
11.4
0
M Wood to R Taylor, Back of a length on middle, Taylor goes back and defends it.
11.3
1
M Wood to K Williamson, Once again plays it late, this time he works it through square leg for one.
11.2
4
M Wood to K Williamson, FOUR! How good was that shot? This is just outside off and shorter in length. Williamson goes back, plays it late and guides it past point for a boundary.
11.1
0
M Wood to R Taylor, This is on the pads, Taylor looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It goes towards Buttler who dives to his left and makes a half-stop. Can't stop the leg bye though. The bowler did appeal but nothing from the umpire.
11.1
0
M Wood to R Taylor, False start for him as he bowls this down the leg side. Taylor lets it be and it has been wided.

Mark Wood is brought on! Double change by England.

10.6
1
L Plunkett to R Taylor, Good length ball, Taylor gets down and guides it to third man for a single.
10.5
0
L Plunkett to R Taylor, Defends the ball to backward point.
10.4
1
L Plunkett to K Williamson, Williamson takes the single. Plays the ball to third man.
10.3
0
L Plunkett to K Williamson, Short length ball outside off, Taylor looks to cut but gets a bottom edge onto the ground.
10.2
1
L Plunkett to R Taylor, Length ball outside off, Rosco guides it towards third man for a single.
10.1
0
L Plunkett to R Taylor, Length ball, defended towards cover off the front foot

Liam Plunkett is on now!

Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.

9.6
0
J Archer to K Williamson, A dot to end but another good over for New Zealand! This is short and on middle, Williamson evades it. So England have dominated the first 10. New Zealand are 37 for 2. England on the other hand were 67 for 0.
9.5
1
J Archer to R Taylor, Another single! Taylor though did not have a clue about where the ball went. This is shorter and on middle, Taylor looks to fend at it by taking his eyes off the ball. It goes off the glove towards fine leg for one.
9.4
1
J Archer to K Williamson, Williamson now takes one as he works it towards mid on.
9.3
1
J Archer to R Taylor, Good batting! Follows the boundary with a quick single by pushing the ball towards mid on.
9.2
4
J Archer to R Taylor, FOUR! Caressed! Runs coming now for the Kiwis. This is fuller and on off, Taylor leans into it and strokes it through covers.
9.1
2
J Archer to R Taylor, Is that a drop? Not sure! Rashid actually ends up saving two runs there and it is not a drop also. This is on the pads, Taylor works it towards square leg. Rashid there dives to his right and makes a half-stop. Two taken by the batters.
8.6
0
C Woakes to K Williamson, Good length and on off, Williamson keeps it out. A good over for New Zealand, 7 from it.
8.5
2
C Woakes to K Williamson, A couple now! This is on the pads, Williamson works it through square leg and takes two.
8.4
4
C Woakes to K Williamson, FOUR! No need to run for those! Delightful! Fuller and on off, Williamson just shows the full face of the bat and hits it past mid off. The ball races away. A welcome boundary for New Zealand.
8.3
1
C Woakes to R Taylor, Nicely played! Shorter and around off, Taylor jumps and guides it down to third man for one.
8.2
0
C Woakes to R Taylor, Leading edge but safe! This is angled into the pads, Taylor looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat a little early. It goes off the leading edge but wide of the diving bowler.
8.1
0
C Woakes to R Taylor, Another ball on a length and on off, Taylor defends it.
7.6
1
J Archer to R Taylor, A single to end! Outside off, Taylor guides it down to third man for one.
7.5
0
J Archer to R Taylor, Goes back to bowling length and on off, Taylor defends it back to the bowler.
7.4
0
J Archer to R Taylor, On the shorter side and outside off, Taylor looks to pull it but misses.
7.3
0
J Archer to R Taylor, On the stumps again, Taylor defends it to covers.
7.2
0
J Archer to R Taylor, On the fuller side, Taylor pushes it to covers.
7.1
0
J Archer to R Taylor, Good length and on off, Taylor defends it onto the ground.
6.6
0
C Woakes to K Williamson, On the stumps this time and fuller, Williamson drives it to mid on.
6.5
4
C Woakes to K Williamson, FOUR! What a shot. Full and outside off, stays low, Williamson adjusts nicely and opens the face of the bat at the last moment. Gets it exactly between the keeper and first slip to the third man fence!
6.4
0
C Woakes to K Williamson, Action replay of the last two deliveries. Kane is punching hard but finding the fielder. At cover every time.
6.3
0
C Woakes to K Williamson, Another back foot punch finds the fielder.
6.2
0
C Woakes to K Williamson, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
6.1
0
C Woakes to K Williamson, Around off, defended back to the bowler.
5.6
1
J Archer to K Williamson, Uppish but safe! Williamson could not get on top of the bounce there. This is shorter and on off, Williamson jumps and looks to force it through the off side but the ball goes off the outside edge down to third man for one. End of a successful over for Archer.
5.5
0
J Archer to K Williamson, A bumper now but this is outside off, Williamson lets it be.
5.4
0
J Archer to K Williamson, Back of a length and on middle, Williamson defends it onto the ground.
5.3
1
J Archer to R Taylor, Taylor is off the mark! Slightly fuller and on off, Ross drives it towards extra cover for one.

Ross Taylor is the new man in.

5.2
0
J Archer to M Guptill, OUT! Guptill has been caught down the leg side. That is a sensational catch by Buttler! Archer now has one and it is of the dangerous Guptill who fails to score a lot again. This is shortish and on the body, Guptill looks to flick but it goes off the glove to the left of Buttler who dives and takes a brilliant one-handed catch. New Zealand in big trouble here. 292 needed in 268 balls.
5.1
1
J Archer to K Williamson, Back of a length and on off, Williamson guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.
4.6
0
C Woakes to M Guptill, A dot to end a better over for New Zealand. This is on the pads, it is flicked towards mid-wicket. Plunkett misfields but no runs taken.
4.5
0
C Woakes to M Guptill, Good comeback! Goes back to bowling length and on off, it moves away a little. Guptill looks to defend but it goes off the outer half to point.
4.4
4
C Woakes to M Guptill, FOUR! Lovely, lovely shot! Woakes probably makes the mistake of overpitching this time, first loose ball by him. Guptill creams it past the bowler and it races away for the first boundary of the chase.
4.3
1
C Woakes to K Williamson, Good length again on off, Williamson looks to defend inside the line but it goes off the outer half down to third man for one.
4.2
0
C Woakes to K Williamson, Back of a length on off, KW pushes it to covers.
4.1
1
C Woakes to M Guptill, Direct hit and Guptill would have been in trouble. He works this towards square leg and takes off. Guptill is not hurrying through and to his surprise, Plunkett picks the ball up and has a shy at the non-striker's end. Luckily for MG, he misses.
3.6
0
J Archer to K Williamson, On the shorter side this time and on off, Williamson plays it well by getting on top of the bounce and guiding it to point. A maiden by Archer. Top-class bowling from the English bowlers.
3.5
0
J Archer to K Williamson, Goes back to bowling length and this is at 151 KPH. The batter lets it be.
3.4
0
J Archer to K Williamson, Good one! This is quick, short and right on the body, Williamson just about sways away.
3.3
0
J Archer to K Williamson, Continues hitting the length hard and on off, Williamson guides it to point. England giving nothing away, exactly how they bowled in the last game.
3.2
0
J Archer to K Williamson, Another ball on a length and once again the stumps are attacked. Williamson blocks it out.
3.1
0
J Archer to K Williamson, On the stumps, Williamson defends it.
2.6
0
C Woakes to M Guptill, A dot to end another good over by Woakes. On a good length and on middle, this is defended.
2.5
3
C Woakes to K Williamson, Three runs! Releases some pressure. Back of a length around off, Williamson stands tall and pushes it through cover-point. Stokes from point hares after it and saves a run for his side.
2.4
0
C Woakes to K Williamson, Back of a length again on off, Williamson guides it to point. 4 dots in the over.
2.3
0
C Woakes to K Williamson, A muted appeal! This lands on middle and then jags back in. Hits Williamson high on the pads. It rolls towards point but no runs taken.
2.2
0
C Woakes to K Williamson, Back of a length and on off, Williamson hops and defends it out.
2.1
0
C Woakes to K Williamson, Well bowled! This initially angles into the off pole but then leaves the batsman. Williamson sees the movement and shoulders arms to it.
1.6
2
J Archer to M Guptill, A couple now! A little too straight and on the body, Guptill works it behind square on the leg side and runs two. Tidy start by Archer.
1.5
0
J Archer to M Guptill, Another length ball but outside off, Guptill shoulders arms to it.
1.4
0
J Archer to M Guptill, A sharp bumper now! Guptill was up for it as he ducks under it.
1.3
0
J Archer to M Guptill, Another length ball but this is outside off, Guptill leaves it alone.
1.2
0
J Archer to M Guptill, Good length and on middle, MG looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
1.1
0
J Archer to M Guptill, This is on the pads, Guptill looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

Jofra Archer to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
0
C Woakes to K Williamson, A dot to end a successful first over by Woakes. On a good length on off, this is defended onto the ground.

Kane Williamson is the new man in! The skipper needs to play a big innings here.

0.5
0
C Woakes to H Nicholls, OUT! LBW! Perfect start for England. The umpire had his finger up immediately. Nicholls bags a golden duck. Woakes lands this on a length around middle, this one comes back in just a little. Nicholls hops as he looks to keep it out but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal and the umpire rules it in the favor of the fielding side. HN and Guptill have a chat but time is up. Nicholls has to take the long walk back. Once again, a Kiwi opener departs early.
0.4
1
C Woakes to M Guptill, Guptill is off the mark now! He pushes this length ball towards mid off and gets to the other end. So the swing has disappeared after the first ball.
0.3
0
C Woakes to M Guptill, This is extremely full and on off, Guptill jams it out to mid off.
0.3
0
C Woakes to M Guptill, WIDE! New Zealand are underway courtesy an extra. This is down the leg side, Guptill lets it be and it has been wided.
0.2
0
C Woakes to M Guptill, This is closer to the off pole, goes straight on and Guptill defends it out.
0.1
0
C Woakes to M Guptill, Some swing for Woakes! The line and length is also good. It is around off and on a length. Shapes away. Guptill shoulders arms to it.

We are back for the chase! The New Zealand openers, Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls make their way out to the middle. The right-hander will be on strike and he will be facing Chris Woakes who has the first new ball. Here we go...