ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

New Zealand vs England - Final

Venue: Lord's, London

Date & Time: 14 July 2019

England 241/10

RR: 4.82 | New Zealand tied with England (England win Super Over by boundaries)

commentary

We see the term, cricket is the real winner being used very frequently but this was the game in which cricket, indeed was the real winner. What a game! It was a great pleasure to bring you all the updates and coverage of this magnificent showpiece event. England are the new World Champions. New Zealand are the people's champ. They go back with their heads held high. Thanks for joining us on this magnificent journey. Hope you all had as much fun as we had. Looking forward to your company soon. Till then, take care and cheers!

Eoin Morgan says there was a lot in the game, the spirit, the fight New Zealand showed was very commendable and today was a hard game. States on a tough wicket they managed to restrict them to a good score but they kept losing wickets. Buttler and Stokes' partnership took it deep. States they have developed a lot in the last 4 years, they struggle on such wickets but today was about getting over the line and it means a lot them. Mentions the guys in the middle kept them really cool, they have some of the best players in the World and there was not a lot between the two sides. Credits Buttler and Stokes and also Archer for the way he bowled. Appreciates Archer for his effort and says he keeps improving. Ends by saying it has been an incredible transformation and there have been a lot of people involved, even the players who missed out due to injury are a part of this.

Time now for the England players to collect their winning medals and now Eoin Morgan has a chat.

Williamson says that it was a good decision to bat as the pitch was on the drier side. Says that they wanted to put runs on the board, admits he would have wanted 10-15 runs more but the pressure of Final meant it was a good target. Credits his boys for building the pressure. Further credits England for the way they played and congratulates them for their victory. On the Stokes' incident (four overthrows), he smiles and says it was a bit of a shame and unfortunately such things happen but it is a part of the game.

The Kiwi players are now called up to receive their runners-up medals and now Kane Williamson will have a chat again.

Player of the Tournament, Kane Williamson, says he would swap both the trophies for one extra run. States it is not only the one run but there were many decisive moments. Congratulates England for the way they played. Mentions the pitches have been different to what they expected and there has not been a lot of high scores. Tells they showed a huge amount of heart to get to this stage and is happy with how they played throughout. Ends by saying the guys are shattered at the moment, it is very devastating, this is very tough to swallow but he is happy with how they played.

Ben Stokes is named the Man of the Match. Stokes says that it is a good feeling. Tells all the hard work in the last 4 years has paid off. Further adds this was the place they wanted to reach and they have. Thanks the fans for their support. Tells he and Buttler just wanted to take it deep and they also wanted to make sure that the run rate did not shoot up. Smiles and says he definitely was not going to bowl the Super Over. Says that he is a professional cricketer and he was ready to bat and credits Archer for bowling that Super Over. Stokes then adds that the support from the fans, friends and families was unbelievable.

First up, the match referee, on-field umpires, Third umpire and Fourth umpire, walk up to take their medals.

Time now for the presentation...

Liam Plunkett is now giving an interview. He says it was a great day and tells it was an unbelievable game of cricket. Credits New Zealand for the way they played. On how it felt to bat after bowling so well, Plunkett says the idea was just to give as much strike to Stokes and even when he got caught he knew they had batters who could finish the game and take them over the line.

Joe Root now is up for a chat, he says that it is an unbelievable feeling. Tells everyone had done everything and they have come through the tough situation, especially in the group stage. Says he is happy for Stokes as he proved himself.

Jonny Bairstow says he is elated and says it was one heck of a game and it has been one hell of a tournament. Buttler now says it is unbelievable, he felt he saw everything in cricket but this was something else. Bairstow then adds that the Kiwis bowled pretty well, New Zealand then got them under a lot of pressure but the way Stokes and Buttler played was brilliant. Buttler then informs they wanted to take it deep. Further adds the run rate would not be an issue if they were there till the end and they just wanted to keep going and what happened in the end was unbelievable. Bairstow ends by saying the atmosphere was brilliant, to playing at Lord's is one thing and to play a World Cup finals is something different.

In the Super Over, England batted first and smashed their way to 15 runs. In reply, New Zealand too started brilliantly, especially when Neesham hit that six on the second ball, New Zealand were favorites to lift it. However, it was Archer who kept his cool and with New Zealand needing two runs on the last ball to win the game, he conceded only one to help ENGLAND CREATE HISTORY!

242 did seem a challenging target as the wicket was not an easy one and England struggled throughout their innings. They lost Roy early. New Zealand then choked the runs and that pressure saw Root, Bairstow and Morgan throwing their wickets away. Buttler and Stokes then started the fightback with a 100-plus runs stand saw them get on top of the game. Both got to half tons in the same over. However, the game once again changed in the 45th over when Buttler holed out. Stokes kept losing partners and the task kept getting difficult for him. He needed 15 in the last over and it came down to 15 in the last 4 balls. A biggie followed and a fortunate four overthrows saw them needing 2 on the very last ball which was hit only for a single, leading to the Super Over.

It all began with a delay as the toss was pushed 15 minutes further which eventually was won by the Kiwis. They elected to bat. However, it wasn't a great day with the bat for them as they managed to crawl their way to 241 mainly due to exceptional efforts with the ball by Plunkett and Woakes. The Kiwi batters like, Nicholls who scored a half ton, Williamson and Latham did get off to starts but no one managed anything very significant.

WHAT A GAME THIS WAS! Surely worthy of a final. Also, to remind you all, we still do not have a clear winner. Even the Super Over was a tie. England won as they hit more boundaries. For now, let us summaries the game right from the start as it seems a long time ago.

Jubilation out there! England have won the World Cup for the very first time in the most dramatic manner. The crowd here is going bonkers, the players are running around in joy. Nobody out there can control their emotions. The Kiwi players on the other hand, surely must be heartbroken. They had the match in their bag even during the normal 50 overs and also during the Super Over. Nevertheless, it was England's day and they are now the World Champions!

Ball 6: Archer to Guptill, 1 run and run out. OUT! RUN OUT! Full on the pads, Guptill hits it towards deep mid-wicket and looks for two. The ball goes straight to the fielder. The throw at the keeper's end is a bad one but Buttler gets to the ball, stretches and dislodges the bails. Guptill is found short and ENGLAND WIN THE WORLD CUP!

Ball 5: Archer to Neesham, 1 run. Bouncer! Neesham looks to pull but gets it off the inner half of his bat. The ball hits his leg and goes to the side of the pitch on the off side. They take a run. 2 needed in 1. If the Super Over ties then England lift the cup as they have hit more boundaries.

Ball 4: Archer to Neesham, 2 runs. Full on off, Neesham flicks it wide of deep mid-wicket and he hurries for the second. Archer misses the ball at the bowler's end and Guptill is in.

Ball 3: Archer to Neesham, 2 runs. Slower ball on a length, Neesham swings his bat at it. It goes to the left of long on. Roy misfields allowing them to get the second with ease.

Ball 2: Archer to Neesham, SIX! SIX! This one is out of here! Neesham has demolished it. Full on off, Neesham smashes it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. 7 needed in 4.

Ball 1: Archer to Neesham, 2 runs. This time bowls a yorker on off. Neesham manages to squeeze it towards long off and scamper through for the second.

Ball 1: Archer to Neesham, wide. WIDE! Archer bowls a brilliant wide yorker. Neesham swings his bat at it but misses. It is outside the tramline and it has been wided.

A tough task awaits New Zealand. Their batters walking out are Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham. The latter will be on strike and he will be facing Archer.

England have made complete use of the 6 balls they faced. They have set a target of 16 for New Zealand. This is going to be very difficult against Archer.

Ball 6: Boult to Buttler, 4 runs. FOUR! Full toss on the pads, Buttler hits it over mid-wicket and gets a boundary. Excellent finish to the Super Over for England. England finish with 15.

Ball 5: Boult to Buttler, 2 runs. Excellent ball. Low full toss on middle, Buttler manages to suqeeze it wide of sweeper cover and runs hard. He managesd to get the second too.

Ball 4: Boult to Stokes, 1 run. Full toss but cannot make the most of it. It is around off, Stokes hits it to covers and just gets a single.

Ball 3: Boult to Stokes, 4 runs. FOUR! Just about beats the dibving long on fielder. Full on middle and leg, Stokes swings his bat at it and gets it wide of the long on fielder. The man fro, long on runs to his left and puts a dive but to no avail.

Ball 2: Boult to Butter, 1 run. Cannot get under it. Full on middle and leg, Buttler hits it hard but to the man at deep mid-wicket. Just a single.

Ball 1: Boult to Stokes, 3 runs. Fuller and outside off, Stokes swings across the line but it goes off the outside edge, over short third man for three.

It is Buttler and Stokes who are walking out to the middle. Trent Boult is will bowl the Super Over!

This is unreal stuff! The finals of the World Cup has gone into the Super Over! Who would be happier at the moment? Surely England. However, it is them who will be batting first. Who will be three batters for them? Roy, Buttler and Stokes? Who will New Zealand give the ball too? We will find out.

49.6
1
T Boult to Ben Stokes, OUT! He has not! WE HEAD INTO THE SUPER OVER! What an end to the game. A full toss on middle, this is hit down to long on. The batters take one, they go for the second. It is thrown to the bowler who collects it and whips the bails off. The umpire goes upstairs to check and replays show that Wood is way short.

Has Boult taken the bails out of his hands! If he has not, we are in for a Super over.

Mark Wood is the last man in for England. 2 needed in 1. Super over anybody?

49.5
1
T Boult to Ben Stokes, OUT! RUN OUT! Just the single! 2 needed on the last ball. Full and outside off, Stokes hammers it down to long off and the batters take one. They go for the second. Santner throws it to the bowler who collects it and whips the bails off.
49.4
6
T Boult to Ben Stokes, FOUR OVERTHROWS! BUT SIX RUNS IN TOTAL! This is very fortunate for England. Very fortunate. And what a time for luck to turn their side. This is a full toss on middle, Stokes mistimes it towards deep mid-wicket. They take one and go for the second. Guptill throws it towards the keeper. Stokes dives in the attempt to make it in. The ball hits hi bat and goes away from the fielder backing up and towards the third man fence. 3 needed in 2. This is nail-biting stuff.
49.3
6
T Boult to Ben Stokes, SIX! He does hit it! This is an outrageous shot. A slog sweep to the pacer and it goes all the way. Boult misses the length and bowls it full outside off. Stokes drags it over the mid-wicket fence.
49.2
0
T Boult to Ben Stokes, Make that 15 in 4. A slower one around off, Stokes hits it to covers. Need a boundary on the next ball. They just need one on this ball.
49.1
0
T Boult to Ben Stokes, Excellent stuff! Nothing you can do with that. A yorker on off, Stokes jams it out towards cover. He thinks of a run but then sends him back. 15 in 5.

Adil Rashid coming in for the final over of this world cup.

48.6
0
J Neesham to J Archer, OUT! KABOOM! A first-baller for Archer. He keeps it simple, it is on the stumps. Archer swings across the line. He misses, the ball hits the pads and the ball deflects onto the stumps. 15 needed in the last 6 balls. It is going to be Boult against Stokes who will try and face all six balls. Who will keep his nerve?
48.5
1
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Just the single this time! Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
48.4
6
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Boult has touched the ropes! SIX! This could probably be the game changing moment. Boult was very casual there, very casual. A slower one outside off, Stokes drags it towards wide long on. Boult there takes it inside the ropes, the momentum though takes him aback. He ends up touching the ropes and then throws it back towards Guptill. Too late by then as Martin signals it is a six.

Jofra Archer is the new man in to partner Stokes now.

48.3
0
J Neesham to L Plunkett, OUT! Plunkett holes out! It is not just a wicket but a dot. Another delivery used up. It is now 22 from 9. A slower one on off, Plunkett looks to go downtown but fails to get the timing right. Boult at long off makes no mistake. However, the important thing is the batters have crossed. Stokes will be on strike.
48.2
1
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Just the single again! A low full toss on the pads, Stokes can't do a lot with that. He whips it to deep square leg and takes one. He once again falls down on the ground.
48.1
1
J Neesham to L Plunkett, Gets Stokes on strike on the first ball itself! A slower one on middle, Plunkett drags it towards deep square leg for one.

Jimmy Neesham to bowl the crucial 2nd last over!

47.6
1
T Boult to L Plunkett, A single to end! Plunkett will be on strike in the next over. A yorker on middle, Liam jams it out to long on. Stokes runs the first one hard. Santner though gets to the ball quickly and they have to settle for one.
47.5
2
T Boult to L Plunkett, Close! Two runs! A low full toss on middle, Plunkett hits it down to long on. They take one and go for the second. Santner fires it to the bowler who looks to deflect it on the stumps but can't.
47.4
0
T Boult to L Plunkett, A dot now! Shorter and outside off, Liam looks to pull but is beaten by pace. He was maybe expecting a slower one as Taylor did indicate Boult to bowl that. He did not though.
47.3
2
T Boult to L Plunkett, A couple now! This is full and on middle, Plunkett hits it through wide mid on. Santner from long on runs to his right, slides and saves two.
47.2
1
T Boult to Ben Stokes, Just a single now! A low full toss on the pads, this is worked towards fine leg for one. Matt Henry did brilliantly. He got to the ball quickly and kept it down to one.
47.1
4
T Boult to Ben Stokes, FOUR! What a shot! He has pierced the gap brilliantly! Perfect start to the over. Boult misses his length by just, it ends up being in the slot. Stokes whips it through mid-wicket and bags a boundary.

Trent Boult is back into the attack now.

46.6
0
L Ferguson to L Plunkett, A dot to end a brilliant over from Ferguson! Just the 5 runs and a wicket from it. A slower bumper, Ferguson looks to pull but misses. His figures today are 10-0-50-3. England need 34 in 18.
46.5
4
L Ferguson to L Plunkett, FOUR! This is handy, very handy from Plunkett! Anything from his bat, is just gold for England and a boundary is brilliant. It is full and on the pads, Liam whips it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
46.4
0
L Ferguson to L Plunkett, Another dot! Fuller and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
46.3
0
L Ferguson to L Plunkett, Beautifully bowled! A slower one around off, it pitches and straightens. Plunkett is completely deceived. He tries to defend but gets beaten.
46.2
1
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, Good length and on off, Stokes pushes it to mid off. The Kiwis won't mad as that brings Plunkett on strike.

Liam Plunkett is the new man in. A dozen years on from his last ODI world cup, can he do it on the grandest stage here? 39 needed off 23 deliveries.

46.1
0
L Ferguson to C Woakes, OUT! Ferguson gets another one! Woakes fails to make an impact! Ideal start to the over. Credit to Tom Latham too. he made a difficult catch look easy. This is short and on middle, Woakes looks to heave it across the line but only gets a top edge. It goes behind to Latham who settles under it and takes it by tumbling forward. Third for Ferguson. Into the bowling all-rounders are New Zealand. Stokes will probably have to do it alone now.
45.6
4
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Releases a lot of pressure! 39 needed in 24. This is very full and on middle, Stokes whips it through mid-wicket. It is away from the fielder in the deep and a boundary results.
45.5
1
J Neesham to C Woakes, One more single! New Zealand won't mind. This is very full and outside off, Woakes carves it down to third man for one.
45.4
1
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Just the run! Would have been a wide had Stokes left it. Short and way outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
45.3
0
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, This is on middle, Stokes looks to flick it but misses to get hit on the pads. A dot more importantly.
45.2
1
J Neesham to C Woakes, Slower and fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
45.1
0
J Neesham to C Woakes, A dot to begin! The Kiwi players are very close, stopping the single. This is on off, Woakes guides it to point.

Jimmy Neesham is back on!

44.6
0
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, Ferguson has his tails up! That is a quick delivery! It is bowled at 144 KPH. It is on a length and outside off, Stokes hangs his bat out but gets beaten.

Chris Woakes is the new man in.

44.5
0
L Ferguson to Jos Buttler, OUT! In the air... taken! Buttler is out of here! Another excellent catch by a New Zealand fielder. It is Southee, the sub who has taken it. Fielding wins you games and this catch probably can win New Zealand the World Cup. It is a slower one outside off, Buttler once again tries to reach out for it. He ends up slicing it towards sweeper cover. Tim runs in and takes it with a slide. End of a brilliant partnership and a lovely innings from Buttler but they needed both to go on. 46 needed in 31. Game once again evenly poised.
44.4
0
L Ferguson to Jos Buttler, A dot! Gold at this stage! Short and wide outside off, Buttler looks to cut but misses.
44.3
2
L Ferguson to Jos Buttler, A couple now! This is outside off, Buttler throws his bat at it. It goes off the outside edge down to third man. Boult runs to his right and pushes it back in just before he touches the ropes. The umpire though goes upstairs to check and replays show that he has done well.
44.2
4
L Ferguson to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Just over and a boundary that too early in the over. A low full toss outside off, Buttler reaches out for it, gets it just over the leaping cover fielder and into the boundary. Pressure on the bowler now.
44.1
1
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, On the pads, Stokes pulls it down to fine leg for one.
43.6
0
T Boult to Jos Buttler, A brilliant delivery to end! A yorker on middle, Buttler jams it out on the off side. So despite the boundary, only 6 from it. 53 needed in 36 balls.
43.5
1
T Boult to Ben Stokes, Brilliant delivery, a yorker and on middle, Stokes jams it down to long on for one. Stokes now gets to his fifty. A very sedate celebration by him as he knows there is a still long way to go.
43.4
1
T Boult to Jos Buttler, Very full and on middle, this is hit towards mid off for one.
43.3
0
T Boult to Jos Buttler, Goes short now and outside off, Buttler looks to cut but misses.
43.2
4
T Boult to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Up and over! Fifty up for Buttler. He hasn't had a great tournament but comes to the fore in the Finals. Rightly called the man for the crisis for England. His job is yet not done though. This is very full and outside off, Buttler lofts it over covers and bags a boundary. Also, the 100-run stand is up. Outstanding. Probably the stand which wins England their first World Cup.
43.1
0
T Boult to Jos Buttler, A dot to begin! Very full and on off, Buttler strokes it to covers.

Trent Boult is back now! He needs to get his side a wicket here.

42.6
1
L Ferguson to Jos Buttler, A single now to end! Fuller and outside off, Buttler gets bat to ball. It goes towards third man for one. 59 needed in the last 7 overs.
42.5
2
L Ferguson to Jos Buttler, Good cricket all around! Firstly, it is a very good dipping slower full ball on middle. Buttler had already moved across to play the paddle scoop. In the end he does well to deflect it away towards fine leg. The fielder there runs to his right, dives and saves two for his side.
42.4
1
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, Brilliant delivery! A slower yorker outside off, Stokes looks to jam it out but it goes off the inner half towards mid off for one.
42.3
0
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, A dot now! Shorter and on the body, Stokes ducks under it. He wanted a wide but not given.
42.2
1
L Ferguson to Jos Buttler, Very full and on middle, Buttler hits it to the left of mid on. They take one and Buttler wants a second but is sent back in time by Stokes.
42.1
1
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, Close shave! Good length and on middle, Stokes pushes it towards mid off and takes off. Williamson has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. It would not have made a difference though.
41.6
1
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, A single to end another good over. Back-to-back good ones for New Zealand. Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one. 65 needed in 48.
41.5
0
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, One more dot! This is very full and on the pads, Stokes looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
41.4
0
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, The batter is down on the ground! A quick yorker. This time, Stokes gets his bat down and jams it out towards mid-wicket. No runs as Stokes too is on the ground.
41.3
2
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Lovely placement! A slower one on middle, Stokes works it through square leg. It is in the gap and two is taken.
41.2
0
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Goes fuller and on middle, Stokes plays it to mid-wicket where Taylor does well.
41.1
1
J Neesham to Jos Buttler, Shorter and outside off, Buttler slaps it through covers for one.

Jimmy Neesham is back!

40.6
1
L Ferguson to Jos Buttler, Follows it up with a slower one on middle, Buttler hits it down to long on for one. A brilliant over, just three from it.
40.5
0
L Ferguson to Jos Buttler, A sharp bouncer! Buttler in the end, does well to bail out of the pull shot.
40.4
1
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, A little too straight, Stokes works it through square leg and gets to the other end.
40.4
0
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, Down the leg side and it has been wided!
40.3
0
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, Fuller again and on middle, Stokes hits it back to the bowler.
40.2
0
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, Shorter in length and around off, Stokes pushes it to covers.
40.1
0
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, A yorker outside off, Stokes jams it out to the left of the bowler.

Powerplay 3 is on now. 5 fielders can be placed outside the circle now.

39.6
4
M Henry to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Trademark Buttler! He brings out the paddle scoop. Despite the fine leg behind behind, he gets a boundary as he scoops it nice and fine. Spoils the over, 8 from it. 72 needed in 60. End of a very good spell by Matt Henry overall, 10-2-40-1.
39.5
1
M Henry to Ben Stokes, Shorter and on off, Stokes pushes it down to long on for one.
39.4
1
M Henry to Jos Buttler, Another easy run! This is on the pads, Buttler nudges it around the corner and takes one. England slowly getting on top here.
39.3
1
M Henry to Ben Stokes, On the pads, this is worked through square leg and a single is taken.
39.2
0
M Henry to Ben Stokes, Extra bounce! Nicely played in the end! Shorter and outside off, Stokes initially looks to cut but there is some extra bounce. Stokes does well to take his bat out of the way.
39.1
1
M Henry to Jos Buttler, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.

Matt Henry to bowl out!

38.6
0
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, On the middle pole, Stokes pushes it to mid on.
38.5
1
L Ferguson to Jos Buttler, Slower and it is fuller on off, Buttler hits it towards mid off and gets to the other end.
38.4
1
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, Goes for a yorker but ends up bowling a low full toss. Stokes hits it towards mid on for one.
38.3
0
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, Back of a length again on middle, Stokes stands tall and keeps it out.
38.2
4
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Short boundary and it races away! Shorter in length and on middle, Stokes gets on top of the bounce and pulls it through mid-wicket. The ball races away.
38.1
0
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, Back of a length and on off, Stokes guides it to point.
37.6
0
J Neesham to Jos Buttler, A dot to end! Fuller and outside off, Buttler hits it crisply but to covers. 7 from the over. 86 needed in 72.
37.5
4
J Neesham to Jos Buttler, FOUR! This is hit powerfully! Too full and Neesham pays the price. Fuller and on middle, Buttler powers it past the bowler to the long on fence.
37.4
0
J Neesham to Jos Buttler, Fuller in length and on middle, Buttler chips it well short of the mid on fielder.
37.3
1
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Slower and shorter in length outside off, Stokes slaps it through covers and gets to the other end.
37.2
2
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Almost chops one on! This is shorter and outside off, Stokes comes down the track and looks to slap it but gets an inside edge which goes past the leg stump down to fine leg for two. 150 up for England.
37.1
0
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Good length and on off, Stokes pushes it to the man at covers.

Jimmy Neesham is back on!

36.6
0
L Ferguson to Jos Buttler, Another dot so a good comeback after going for a boundary on the first ball. This is short and on the body, Buttler works it to mid-wicket. 93 needed in 78.
36.5
0
L Ferguson to Jos Buttler, Goes wide of the crease and angles this into the off pole, Buttler defends it out.
36.4
0
L Ferguson to Jos Buttler, Fuller and on off, Buttler pushes it to covers.
36.3
1
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, Shorter and on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.
36.2
1
L Ferguson to Jos Buttler, Uppish but safe! On a good length and around off, Buttler looks to push at it. The ball sticks in the surface. It goes uppishly but in the gap through covers for one.
36.1
4
L Ferguson to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Length ball wide outside off and it gets the punishment. Buttler swings his bat at it and the ball races to the point region for four runs.

Lockie Ferguson is back!

35.6
0
M Henry to Ben Stokes, A dot to end! Back of a length on off, Stokes defends it.
35.5
1
M Henry to Jos Buttler, NOT OUT! Stokes is in easily! This is on the pads, Buttler works it through mid-wicket. They take one and Buttler wants a second, he turns and sets off. Stokes sends him back. The fielder scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. They appeal and it has been taken upstairs. Replays show that Buttler is fine.

An appeal for a run out has been taken upstairs! Buttler seems fine.

35.4
0
M Henry to Jos Buttler, NOT OUT! It indeed is going down leg! Not sure why they reviewed! It always looked like it would go down. New Zealand lose their review. This is fuller and on the pads, Buttler looks to flick but misses. A huge appeal but the umpire turns it down. Williamson is asking the question and his bowler asks him to review it. He does so but replays show that the on-field call is the right one.

A huge appeal for an LBW has been turned down. New Zealand review. Buttler is the man in question. It seems to be going down.

35.3
0
M Henry to Jos Buttler, BEATEN! The slower one outside off,it stays low and also cuts back in Buttler looks to push at it but misses.
35.2
1
M Henry to Ben Stokes, Good length and on off, Stokes pushes it through covers and takes one.
35.1
0
M Henry to Ben Stokes, Back of a length and on off, Stokes works it to mid-wicket.
34.6
0
M Santner to Jos Buttler, A dot to end as Buttler works it to mid-wicket. Once again Santner is hardly giving anything away. Just the 11 from his three overs.
34.5
1
M Santner to Ben Stokes, This is now eased down to long on for one.
34.4
0
M Santner to Ben Stokes, On middle, Stokes works it to short fine leg.
34.3
1
M Santner to Jos Buttler, Floats it up on off, Buttler hits it down to long off for one.
34.2
1
M Santner to Ben Stokes, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single.
34.1
1
M Santner to Jos Buttler, A better throw and Stokes would have been in trouble. You do not expect that from Neesham as he is a very good fielder! This is flatter and on middle, Buttler works it towards square leg and takes off. Neesham picks the ball up and fires it well wide of the keeper. No overthrows taken though.

DRINKS! England need 105 runs in 96 balls.

33.6
0
M Henry to Ben Stokes, Just short! Stokes is guilty of closing the face of the bat early as he tries to flick. A soft leading edge is produced which falls short of the diving bowler. 8 from the over, a good one for England.
33.5
1
M Henry to Jos Buttler, Shorter and around off, Buttler guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.
33.4
1
M Henry to Ben Stokes, A single now! Fuller and outside off, Stokes strokes it through covers for one. 50-run stand up between these two and it is a very important one. They know only half the job is done and they need to keep going.
33.3
2
M Henry to Ben Stokes, Third couple in the over! The crowd here seems to have found its voice back. Shorter and outside off, Stokes guides it past point and collects two.
33.2
2
M Henry to Ben Stokes, Short and on middle, Stokes comes down the track again and pulls it through mid-wicket for another two.
33.1
2
M Henry to Ben Stokes, Good length ball outside off, Stokes comes down the track and swings his bat at it. The ball uppishly goes to deep third man for a couple.
32.6
0
M Santner to Jos Buttler, Another dot to end! On middle, Buttler lunges and defends it out. Just the three runs from the over.
32.5
0
M Santner to Jos Buttler, On the stumps, this is blocked.
32.4
1
M Santner to Ben Stokes, A single now! On middle, Stokes flicks it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
32.3
0
M Santner to Ben Stokes, Well fielded! It is Guptill again! on the stumps, Stokes pushes it towards mid on. Guptill at short mid-wicket dives to his right and stops it.
32.2
1
M Santner to Jos Buttler, Shorter and around off, Buttler goes back and punches it through covers for one.
32.2
0
M Santner to Jos Buttler, Down the leg side, Buttler looks to flick but misses. Wided.
32.1
0
M Santner to Jos Buttler, Flatter and on off, Buttler pushes it to covers.
31.6
1
T Boult to Jos Buttler, A single to end as Buttler strokes it to the fielder at sweeper cover.
31.5
0
T Boult to Jos Buttler, Fuller on off, Buttler pushes it to mid off.
31.4
0
T Boult to Jos Buttler, Shorter and around off, Buttler looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
31.3
4
T Boult to Jos Buttler, FOUR! In the air... but just wide! Shorter in length and outside off, Buttler hops, does not get on top of the bounce but manages to guide it wide of point and it races away to the fence. Welcome boundary.
31.2
1
T Boult to Ben Stokes, Shorter and on off again, Stokes pushes it towards mid off for one.
31.1
1
T Boult to Jos Buttler, Back of a length on off, Stokes pushes it through covers for one.
30.6
1
M Santner to Jos Buttler, Gives it a lot of air and lands it on middle, this is eased down to long on for one.
30.5
1
M Santner to Ben Stokes, Slower through the air on middle, Stokes pushes it back past the bowler and down to long on for another single.
30.4
1
M Santner to Jos Buttler, This is flatter and on middle, Buttler works it through mid-wicket for one.
30.3
1
M Santner to Ben Stokes, Flatter and on middle, this is eased down to long on for one. 400 runs for Stokes in this World Cup.
30.2
0
M Santner to Ben Stokes, On the stumps this time, Stokes pushes it back to the bowler.
30.1
0
M Santner to Ben Stokes, Flatter and outside off, Stokes looks to cut but misses.

Mitchell Santener is into the attack now.

29.6
1
T Boult to Ben Stokes, Shorter and around off, Stokes hits it to the right of mid off and takes a single. Just the 4 from the over. 127 needed in the last 20 overs.
29.5
0
T Boult to Ben Stokes, Another good length ball on off, Stokes guides it to point.
29.4
1
T Boult to Jos Buttler, Good length and around off, Jos stands tall and pushes it through covers for one.
29.3
0
T Boult to Jos Buttler, Fuller and around off, Buttler strokes it to covers.
29.2
1
T Boult to Ben Stokes, On middle, Stokes works it towards mid-wicket for one.
29.1
1
T Boult to Jos Buttler, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

Trent Boult is back!

28.6
1
de Grandhomme to Jos Buttler, In the air... but safe! This is full and wide outside off, Buttler throws his bat at it. It goes off the outside edge uppishly but short of third man. One taken. End of a brilliant spell by Colin de Grandhomme. His figures are 10-2-25-1.
28.5
0
de Grandhomme to Jos Buttler, Fuller and on off, Buttler strokes it to mid off.
28.4
0
de Grandhomme to Jos Buttler, Fuller and on off, Buttler strokes it to mid off.
28.3
1
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
28.2
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, This is angled into the batter, Stokes looks to work it with the angle but closes the face early. A soft leading edge is induced to mid off.
28.1
1
de Grandhomme to Jos Buttler, This is on off, Buttler looks to defend it with an angled bat. It goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
27.6
1
J Neesham to Jos Buttler, Another single to end! Shorter and outside off, Jos pushes it through covers for one.
27.5
0
J Neesham to Jos Buttler, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.
27.4
1
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Sees Stokes come down the track and bangs it short. Stokes mistimes it through mid-wicket for one.
27.4
0
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Wide! Down the leg side, Stokes looks to flick but misses. Wided.
27.3
4
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Hammered! 100 up in style for England. Stokes comes down the track and makes it into a half volley. He powers it past the bowler and the ball races away to the fence.
27.2
0
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, On the shorter side, Stokes stands tall and slaps it to covers.
27.1
1
J Neesham to Jos Buttler, Shorter and outside off, this is hit through covers for one.
26.6
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, Another maiden from Colin. This is bowled outside off, Stokes looks to guide it down to third man but misses. Latham does not collect it cleanly.
26.5
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, 5 dots in a row! On a length and around off, Stokes pushes it to covers.
26.4
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, This is on the pads, Stokes works it to mid-wicket.
26.3
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, Outside off, this is guided to point.
26.2
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, On the bounce! Good length and on middle, it stops in the surface. Stokes pushes hard at it. It goes uppishly but well short of mid on.
26.1
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, Outside off, the batter does not fiddle with it.
25.6
2
J Neesham to Jos Buttler, A couple to end! This is on a length and around off, Buttler pushes it through covers and takes two.
25.5
1
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Back of a length on off, Stokes pushes it through covers for one.
25.4
0
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
25.3
0
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Another dot! On a good length and on off, Stokes looks to defend but gets an inside edge on the leg side. Run rate needed per over has touched 6.
25.2
0
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Fuller and on off, this is hit to mid off.
25.1
2
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, NOT OUT! He is well in! This is full and outside off, Stokes hits it through covers. They take one and go for the second. Stokes is late to take off. The fielder throws it to the keeper who whips the bails off. Stokes does not ground his bat properly and hence the keeper appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs and replays show he has his bat in.

A run out appeal has been taken upstairs. Stokes does not look worried though.

24.6
1
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, A single to end de Grandhomme's 8th! On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
24.5
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, On the middle pole again, Stokes keeps it out.
24.4
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, On the stumps again, Stokes defends it out.
24.3
1
de Grandhomme to Jos Buttler, On middle, Buttler works it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
24.2
1
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, Outside off, the batter tries to defend but it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
24.1
1
de Grandhomme to Jos Buttler, Buttler takes a few steps down the track. This is worked through square leg for one.
23.6
0
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Stokes is cut into half there! This is on off and this one jags back in. Stokes fails to get bat on ball and the ball sneaks between the bat and body. End of a very good first over by Neesham.
23.5
0
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Another one outside off, Stokes does not fiddle with it.
23.4
0
J Neesham to Ben Stokes, Outside off, the batter lets it be.
23.3
1
J Neesham to Jos Buttler, Good length and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
23.2
2
J Neesham to Jos Buttler, Buttler is underway! He works this through square leg for two.

Jos Buttler is the new man in. Someone needs to steady the ship for England here. New Zealand piling on the pressure.

23.1
0
J Neesham to E Morgan, OUT! THAT IS CLEAN AS A WHISTLE! Morgan has to walk back! Jimmy Neesham has started his spell off in dream fashion. However, a lot of credit here has to be given to Ferguson. He just finished his spell and now has put in a brilliant effort in the field. Morgan dances down the track and Neesham bowls it short and wide outside off. Eoin slaps it but does not keep it down. It seems as if, it would fall safe but Ferguson in the deep, runs in, dives forward and seems to have taken it. Neesham is not sure but Ferguson signals out as soon as he gets up. Morgan is going nowhere. The umpire takes it upstairs and the soft signal is OUT! Replays roll in and they show that the on-field call is the right one. Also, replays show that Morgan straightaway knew he was in trouble when he hit it. He screamed a loud no as soon as the ball connected the bat. New Zealand on top here.

Another big moment in the game! Has Ferguson taken the catch cleanly? He has signaled out. The umpire has taken it upstairs and the soft signal is OUT! Morgan is the man in question.

Jimmy Neesham is on now!

22.6
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, Another one on middle, Stokes pushes it to mid on again. Just the boundary in the over.
22.5
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, On the stumps again, Stokes pushes it to mid on.
22.4
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, Good length and on off, Stokes keeps it out.

Latham now finally decides to come up to the stumps.

22.3
4
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Too short and it is easy for Stokes. He comes down the track and Colin bangs it very short. Stokes pulls it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
22.2
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, Shorter and around off, Stokes guides it to cover-point.
22.1
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, This is angled into the off pole, Stokes lunges and keeps it out.
21.6
0
L Ferguson to E Morgan, A dot to end! Shorter and around off, Morgan guides it to point. A good over for England. 7 from it.
21.6
0
L Ferguson to E Morgan, FIVE WIDES! Much-needed bonus runs! This is very short on middle, it keeps rising. Morgan evades it. Latham has no chance behind and it races to the fence.
21.5
0
L Ferguson to E Morgan, Goes back to bowling it on a length and around off, this is kept out.
21.4
0
L Ferguson to E Morgan, Not a good follow up ball! This is on the pads, Morgan looks to flick but misses. It goes off the pads towards fine leg. Two leg byes.
21.3
0
L Ferguson to E Morgan, That is a brute of a delivery! It is short and a very well-directed one. Morgan looks to duck under it but it hits the helmet and goes to the keeper. A few Kiwi players are appealing but nothing from the umpire. The umpire then walks upto Morgan to ask whether he is fine and Morgan shows him the thumbs up.
21.2
0
L Ferguson to E Morgan, Shorter on middle, this is kept out.
21.1
0
L Ferguson to E Morgan, Goes for the yorker but ends up bowling a low full toss. Morgan hits it back.
20.6
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, Stokes once again comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He defends it out. Another good over by Colin de Grandhomme.
20.5
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, On the stumps, this is defended.
20.4
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, BEATEN AGAIN! This is shorter in length and outside off, Stokes looks to put bat to ball but misses.
20.4
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, Good keeping! This is down the leg side. Stokes looks to flick but misses. Latham dives to his right and stops it.
20.3
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, Well bowled! Stokes comes down the track and Colin lands it behind a length outside off. Ben looks to defend but is beaten.
20.2
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, Outside off, the batsman shoulders arms to that one.
20.1
1
de Grandhomme to E Morgan, On the fuller side on off, Morgan strokes it through covers for one.
19.6
1
L Ferguson to E Morgan, Another back of a length ball on off, Morgan pushes it through covers for one. 7 runs but a big wicket in the over. 169 needed in 180.
19.5
0
L Ferguson to E Morgan, Back of a length and on off, Morgan hops and keeps it out.
19.4
1
L Ferguson to Ben Stokes, Shorter in length and on the body, Stokes works it towards fine leg for one.

The new batsman in is Ben Stokes.

19.3
0
L Ferguson to J Bairstow, OUT! Drags it on! Jonny Bairstow is out of here. Ferguson has the last laugh. Another English batter who falls to a loose stroke. This is short and outside off, Bairstow goes after it away from his body, he ends up playing outside the line. The ball takes the inside edge and deflects onto the stumps. The dropped catch does not cost a lot. Jonny fails after getting off to a start. England in a spot of bother here.
19.2
4
L Ferguson to J Bairstow, FOUR! That is pure timing! Not a bad ball this. It is on a length and around off, Bairstow stands tall and pushes it on the up through covers. No chance for any fielder.
19.1
0
L Ferguson to E Morgan, On the pads, Morgan looks to flick but misses. It hits the pads and rolls towards fine leg. A run taken. It is signaled as a leg bye.
18.6
0
de Grandhomme to J Bairstow, Bairstow misses out! A full toss and Jonny may have been caught by surprise. He tries to flick but it goes off the inner half to short fine leg.
18.5
1
de Grandhomme to E Morgan, De Grandhomme goes for a short ball but it won't trouble Morgan at that pace. He pulls it to fine leg for one.
18.4
0
de Grandhomme to E Morgan, One more dot! Shorter and around off, Morgan cuts it but to point.
18.3
0
de Grandhomme to E Morgan, Third time in a row Morgan uses his feet. Eoin does not get to the pitch of it and EM defends it.
18.2
0
de Grandhomme to E Morgan, Uses his feet again but Colin lands it shorter on off. It angles away. Morgan has a poke at it and gets beaten.
18.1
2
de Grandhomme to E Morgan, Just over! Morgan would surely be worried for a bit there. He comes down the track and Colin bowls it outside off. Morgan looks to slap it but it goes off the toe end over mid off for two.
17.6
0
L Ferguson to J Bairstow, This is angled into the batter, Bairstow strokes it towards mid on. Boult runs to his left but does not stop it cleanly. No runs conceded though.
17.5
1
L Ferguson to E Morgan, Takes on the pull this time and hits it towards fine leg for one. This bumper was not high enough to trouble the batter.
17.4
0
L Ferguson to E Morgan, A sharp bumper now and on the body, Morgan ducks under it. He would be getting quite a few short balls from Ferguson.
17.3
0
L Ferguson to E Morgan, Very full and on the pads, Morgan looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
17.2
2
L Ferguson to E Morgan, Fuller and around off, Morgan guides it past point and takes two.
17.1
0
L Ferguson to E Morgan, Back of a length on off, Morgan guides it to point. The fielder fumbles but no runs taken.
16.6
0
de Grandhomme to J Bairstow, Defended off the front foot by Bairstow back to the bowler. Top over by de Grandhomme, a run and a wicket from it!
16.5
0
de Grandhomme to J Bairstow, Length ball just outside off, plays it onto the ground.
16.4
1
de Grandhomme to E Morgan, The ball takes the outside edge and goes towards the slip region. Morgan is off the mark.

Eoin Morgan is the new man in.

DRINKS!

16.3
0
de Grandhomme to Joe Root, OUT! Caught behind! Colin de Grandhomme gets Root! Another loose stroke from Joe Root. The last two balls he faced, the shots he played, it was very uncharacteristic from him. De Grandhomme bowls this full and wide outside off. It is the sucker ball. Root is sucked into the stroke. He goes after it away from the body. The ball takes the outside edge and goes into the mitts of Latham. Body blow for England as Root is supposed to be the batter around whom everyone plays around. Game on here! 183 needed in 201 balls.
16.2
0
de Grandhomme to Joe Root, Ambitious from Root! Very uncharacteristic from him. He comes down the track and Colin shortens his length. Root looks to go over mid-wicket but misses.
16.1
0
de Grandhomme to Joe Root, A huge shout but not given! Missing leg! This pitches around middle and then comes back in. Root looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
15.6
1
L Ferguson to Joe Root, Shorter and around off, Root guides it down to third man for one. Just the three from Ferguson's first.
15.5
0
L Ferguson to Joe Root, On the shorter side to Root. Root pulls it but straight to short backward square leg.
15.4
1
L Ferguson to J Bairstow, Brilliant from Williamson! This is fuller and on off, JB strokes it wide of Williamson at mid off. He moves swiftly and with a slide stops it. Only a run.
15.3
0
L Ferguson to J Bairstow, Another back of a length ball on off, Jonny pushes it to mid off.
15.2
0
L Ferguson to J Bairstow, Back of a length on off, Bairstow stands tall and pushes it to covers.
15.2
0
L Ferguson to J Bairstow, A short one but this is down the leg side. Wided.
15.1
0
L Ferguson to J Bairstow, Shorter and outside off, Bairstow looks to punch it through the off side but is beaten as the ball comes in with the angle.

Lockie Ferguson is on now!

14.6
0
de Grandhomme to Joe Root, A dot to end! Shorter and outside off, Root looks to cut but ends up chopping it to the keeper.
14.5
1
de Grandhomme to J Bairstow, A fumble and a run! This is on middle, Bairstow works it towards mid-wicket. The fielder dives to his right but does not stop it cleanly.
14.4
1
de Grandhomme to Joe Root, This is outside off, Root guides it towards point and a run is taken.
14.3
2
de Grandhomme to Joe Root, Runs now coming for England! A couple! Fuller and around off, Root drives it past the diving cover fielder and takes two.
14.2
1
de Grandhomme to J Bairstow, On middle, Jonny pushes it down to long on and gets to the other end.
14.1
0
de Grandhomme to J Bairstow, On off, Bairstow pushes it back to the bowler.
13.6
1
M Henry to J Bairstow, A single now! Shorter and on middle, this is pushed to mid on. 9 from the over. 191 needed in 216.
13.5
4
M Henry to J Bairstow, FOUR! Streaky but England won't care! Back-to-back boundaries to bring up the 50. This is wide outside off, Jonny throws his hands at it. It goes off the inside edge past the off pole and down to the fine leg fence.
13.4
4
M Henry to J Bairstow, FOUR! Releases the pressure that was building. A little too straight and on the pads, Bairstow flicks it through mid-wicket and bags a boundary.
13.3
0
M Henry to J Bairstow, Another beauty! This is angled into off, it pitches and then moves away. Bairstow shoulders arms to this one.
13.2
0
M Henry to J Bairstow, Slightly fuller and on off, Bairstow strokes it to mid off.
13.1
0
M Henry to J Bairstow, Very full and on middle, Bairstow hits it to mid on.
12.6
1
de Grandhomme to J Bairstow, An easy single! Shorter on middle, Jonny punches it down the ground to long on and gets to the other end.
12.5
0
de Grandhomme to J Bairstow, On middle, Bairstow works it to mid-wicket.
12.4
1
de Grandhomme to Joe Root, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
12.3
0
de Grandhomme to Joe Root, On the stumps, Root pushes it to the right of the bowler who dives and stops it.
12.2
0
de Grandhomme to Joe Root, Fuller and outside off, Root mistimes it to mid off.
12.1
1
de Grandhomme to J Bairstow, This is on middle, JB works it through square leg for one.
11.6
0
M Henry to Joe Root, Three maidens in a row! This is fuller and on the pads, Root looks to flick but once again closes the face of the bat early. Another soft leading edge to covers.
11.5
0
M Henry to Joe Root, Loose shot! This is just outside off, not the ball you can cut. Root still looks to do so but is beaten.
11.4
0
M Henry to Joe Root, Takes a few steps down the track but Henry shortens his length. Root pushes it to mid on.
11.3
0
M Henry to Joe Root, Attacks the stumps again and Root defends it out.
11.2
0
M Henry to Joe Root, On the fuller side and on off, Root pushes it to mid off.
11.1
0
M Henry to Joe Root, On off, it is kept out.
10.6
0
de Grandhomme to J Bairstow, DROPPED! It could have been a wicket maiden but instead is only a maiden. That should have been taken. Colin de Grandhomme is the culprit himself. He goes full and on off, Jonny smashes it back towards the bowler. It comes at a good height but Colin fails to hang on. This could be very, very costly.
10.5
0
de Grandhomme to J Bairstow, This is on middle, Bairstow pushes it to mid on. 5 dots in a row. Another maiden?
10.4
0
de Grandhomme to J Bairstow, On a good length and on the stumps, Bairstow guides it to point.
10.3
0
de Grandhomme to J Bairstow, Another one on a length and outside off, JB lets it be.
10.2
0
de Grandhomme to J Bairstow, Uppish but safe! This is on off, Bairstow pushes hard at it. It goes uppishly but well short of mid off.
10.1
0
de Grandhomme to J Bairstow, Good length and outside off, Bairstow lets it be.

Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over. Colin de Grandhomme is into the attack now.

9.6
0
M Henry to Joe Root, 6 dots which means a maiden! This is angled into the middle pole, Root looks to play it with a straight bat but it goes off the inner half to mid-wicket. England are 39 for 1 after 10. The game is nicely poised at the moment.
9.5
0
M Henry to Joe Root, On the shorter side on middle, Root pushes it back to the bowler. 5 dots in the over.
9.4
0
M Henry to Joe Root, Root misses out there! It is on the pads. Root looks to flick but misses. The ball brushes the pads and goes to the keeper.
9.3
0
M Henry to Joe Root, This is just lovely bowling, you can't do anything about that. This starts on off which means the batter has to play at it. The ball then leaves him. Root's outside edge is beaten.
9.2
0
M Henry to Joe Root, Back of a length on off, Root goes back and pushes it to covers.
9.1
0
M Henry to Joe Root, On middle, Root works it with the angle to mid on.
8.6
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, A good ball to end! Outside off, the batter shoulders arms to this one.
8.5
4
T Boult to J Bairstow, FOUR! Too short and put away! It bounces at a good height for the batsman. Bairstow pulls it through square leg and the ball races away to the fence.
8.4
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, On the fuller side outside off, Jonny looks to hit it through the off side but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
8.3
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, Back of a length on off, JB stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
8.2
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, Good carry! This is outside off and slanting away. Bairstow lets it be. Latham collects it at head height.
8.1
1
T Boult to Joe Root, Slightly fuller and outside off, Root strokes it through extra cover. Williamson from mid off slides and keeps it down to one.
7.6
0
M Henry to J Bairstow, This is outside off, Jonny shoulders arms to this one. Another good over from Henry.
7.5
0
M Henry to J Bairstow, BEATEN! This is lovely bowling from Henry. This is full and on off, it swings away late. Jonny looks to drive but is beaten.
7.4
1
M Henry to Joe Root, Leading edge for one! This is on off, Root looks to flick it but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge wide of mid off for one.
7.3
0
M Henry to Joe Root, Slightly fuller this time on off, Root pushes it to mid off.
7.2
0
M Henry to Joe Root, Angles it into the off pole, Root defends it out.
7.1
0
M Henry to Joe Root, This is outside off, Root lets it be.
6.6
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, Another one outside off, Bairstow lets it be. Boult has been a touch expensive here. He has gone for 21 in his 4. New Zealand need a wicket from him.
6.5
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, Wider outside off, Bairstow lets it be.
6.4
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, This is on off and it angles away. Jonny keeps it out.
6.3
4
T Boult to J Bairstow, FOUR! Lovely shot by Bairstow. He has creamed this. Fuller and on middle, Jonny strokes it past the diving mid on fielder and the ball races away.
6.3
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, Down the leg side, it is wided. Latham does well to dive to his left and take it.
6.2
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, On the pads, Bairstow looks to flick but mistimes it to square leg.
6.1
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, Fuller in length and on off, Bairstow strokes it to mid off.
5.6
0
M Henry to Joe Root, Back of a length and on off, Root goes back and keeps it out. End of a successful over for New Zealand. Another 214 needed for England.
5.5
0
M Henry to Joe Root, Good length and on off, this is defended.

Joe Root is the next man in for England.

5.4
0
M Henry to J Roy, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Matt Henry has broken through. Once again he is the man who has provided the breakthrough for New Zealand with the new ball. A much-needed one and for once, England's opening stand does not account for a lot. This is another superb delivery. It is slightly fuller and then shapes away. Roy pushes at it but does so inside the line. The ball takes the outside edge and goes low to Latham who takes it with a dive forward and across. Roy starts walking but the umpires want to check if it has carried and replays show it has. New Zealand are delighted.
5.3
0
M Henry to J Roy, Good comeback! This lands on off and moves away. Roy plays inside the line and gets beaten.
5.2
4
M Henry to J Roy, FOUR! It is raining boundaries here! This was uppish but in the gap. On a good length and around off, Roy strokes it on the up and hits it wide of cover for a boundary.
5.1
0
M Henry to J Roy, On the fuller side and on off, Roy strokes it to mid off.
4.6
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, Goes back to bowling length and on off, Jonny defends it. A good over for England.
4.5
4
T Boult to J Bairstow, FOUR! Second boundary in the over! Very full and on off, Bairstow leans into it and strokes it through extra cover for a boundary.
4.4
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, Goes short now and on the body, JB ducks under it.
4.3
4
T Boult to J Bairstow, FOUR! Bairstow's first boundary! Just a little bit fuller by Boult and it is outside off, Bairstow strokes it past cover and the ball races away to the fence.
4.2
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, Almost! This starts from outside off and then it tails back in. Bairstow looks to drive but misses to get hit high on the thigh pad.
4.1
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, Fuller and on middle, Bairstow works it to mid-wicket.
3.6
2
M Henry to J Roy, Up and over! Not a boundary but still, a couple. Roy comes down the track and looks to go big. Does not time it well but hits it well enough to get it over mid on.
3.5
0
M Henry to J Roy, This is angled into the batter, Roy works it to mid-wicket.
3.4
1
M Henry to J Bairstow, On a good length again, Bairstow tries to defend but it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
3.3
1
M Henry to J Roy, A little too straight, Roy works it down to fine leg and takes one.
3.2
0
M Henry to J Roy, Lovely! This is angled into the batter, Roy has to defend at it but the ball pitches and moves away. Beats the outside edge.
3.1
0
M Henry to J Roy, Good length and outside off, Roy lets it be.
2.6
1
T Boult to J Roy, A single to end! Fuller and on middle, Roy pushes it towards mid off for one.
2.5
4
T Boult to J Roy, FOUR! A very good response by Roy. He comes down the track and stays leg side of the delivery. Boult bowls it short. Roy guides it past cover-point and it races away.
2.4
0
T Boult to J Roy, What a delivery that is! Roy is really lucky to still be out there. A yorker and it is an inswinging one. The line though is on the pads. Roy fails to jam it out and it goes between his legs to the keeper.
2.3
1
T Boult to J Bairstow, Almost drags it on! This is outside off, Bairstow goes after it away from his body. He gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes down to fine leg for one. JB is off the mark.
2.2
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, Slightly shorter and on middle, it pitches and comes back in. Bairstow looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
2.1
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, OHHHH! This is fuller and on middle, it tails back in. Jonny gets his front leg out of the way and flicks it to mid-wicket.
2.1
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, WIDE! Way too wide outside off, JB lets it be and it has been wided.
1.6
4
M Henry to J Roy, FOUR! Straight down the ground! First boundary of the run chase and it comes off the bat of Roy. Henry goes very full this time, Roy strokes it through mid on and the ball races away. A boundary to end but a very testing over by Henry.
1.5
0
M Henry to J Roy, Back of a length on off, Roy stands tall and pushes it to mid off.
1.4
0
M Henry to J Roy, Roy now dances down the track and Henry bowls it on the stumps. Roy pushes it to mid on.
1.3
0
M Henry to J Roy, Another cracking ball! On a length again and on off, this one moves away and also takes off. Roy tries to defend but is beaten.
1.2
0
M Henry to J Roy, That has cut Roy into half! Roy is really riding his luck out there. This lands on a length and around off, it comes back in. Roy looks to defend but does so outside the line. The ball sneaks between the gap and goes over the stumps.
1.1
0
M Henry to J Roy, On the stumps, Roy works it to mid-wicket.

Matt Henry to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, OHHH! A dot to end a very good over by Boult. Another inswinger on middle, Bairstow flicks it to square leg.
0.5
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, Inward movement again but this time the line is a little too straight. Bairstow looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
0.4
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, Back of a length and on off, Bairstow defends it out.
0.3
0
T Boult to J Bairstow, Outside off, Jonny shoulders arms to it.
0.2
1
T Boult to J Roy, This one is slanted across the right-hander. Roy looks to drive but the ball goes off the outer half down to third man for one. England are underway.
0.1
0
T Boult to J Roy, NOT OUT! That is umpire's call! The on-field call stays. A very good review by New Zealand. They do not lose it. A brilliant delivery to begin with by Boult. This starts on off and then this one comes back in. Roy looks to drive but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head. New Zealand review and the replays show it to be clipping the leg pole. That could have gone either way. Top start to the chase.

Action straightaway! A huge appeal for an LBW has been turned down. New Zealand review. Looks very close.

We are back for the chase! The Kiwi players are out in a huddle. They now make their way to the middle. The England openers, Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy, follow them. Trent Boult has the first new ball in hand and he will be bowling to Jason Roy. Here we go...