England won by 87 runs after New Zealand were bowled out for 223 runs in 43.3 overs, while chasing a target of 311 runs to win. Kiwis struggled throughout the game , in both innings. They were unsuccessful in putting brakes on formidable total as bowling department lacked teeth.
12:017 PM IST | 6:45 PM BST ( NZ 223 all out chasing England’s 310)
Its Over , Tim Southee caught by Roy and on Plunkett bowling. Kiwis never looked in game and tremendous performance from England have earned them a SEMIFINAL berth.
11:02 PM IST | 5:32 PM BST ( NZ 156/2 in 30 Overs chasing England’s 310)
Williamson is OUT , thats it . Still quite a responsible innings from him. Taylor was supporting Williamson on other end. Kiwis might be little low on run rate, they have to play 20-20 kind of innings in rest of the overs and keep wickets.
10:05 PM IST | 4:35 PM BST ( NZ 69/2 in 16 Overs chasing England’s 310)
New Zealand wickets seem to tumble like pack of cards , with Williamson only staying at the crease.
7:00 PM IST | 2:30 PM BST ( 310 all out in 49.3 Overs )
England has achieved a very grand total of 310 and New Zealand will have to do a really hard job in chasing 311 to win the match.10:05 PM IST | 4:35 PM BST ( NZ 69/2 in 16 Overs chasing England’s 310)
6:45 PM IST | 2:15 PM BST ( 291/7 in 47 Overs )
1st inning score of 310+ looks imminent , Butler is pacing the innings well with 41 ball 52 runs
6:30 PM IST | 2:00 PM BST ( 260/7 in 44 Overs )
Rashid is out , leg before wicket by Satner. Asked for a review but did’nt turn out in his favor. Reaching 300 is a challenge for England.
6:18 PM IST | 1:48 PM BST ( 236/6 in 40.3 Overs )
Butler and Rashid are at the crease. Quick fall of wickets at regular intervals might nag England in second innings. 48 runs by stokes was a valuable contribution for England.
6:07 PM IST | 1:37 PM BST ( 217/5 in 39 Overs )
England is comfortably places but need flurry of good slog overs. Unfortunately Joe Root was bowled out by Anderson. What is happening to England ? 3 out of 5 batsmen were clean bowled by Kiwis.
4.42 PM IST | 12:10 PM BST ( 118/2 in 21.1 Overs )
Hales bowled by Milne , this is Milne’s second wicket. Joe Root and Hales brought England in a very comfortable position and 300+ score looked easy. Hales scored a dilligent 56 runs in 62 balls with 2 sixes and 3 fours.
Joe Root is 4 run short from his half century.
4:23 PM IST | 11.53 AM BST
England started cautiously after losing the toss against New Zeland, with latter choosing to field first. After 16 Overs , England scored 84 runs with loss of one wicket. JJ Roy was bowled by Milne during the 8th Over. Currently Alex Hales and Joe root are on the crease , with 46 and 24 runs respectively.
Hales and Root are looking all set , with an strike rate of above 90%. Both are taking quick singles and managing themselves with frequent boundaries.
Milne has been little expensive in his 2 overs , giving 15 runs , but was lucky enough to get JJ Roys wicket. Tim Southee is doing a decent job in restricting the economy rate and has conceded only 18 runs in his 5 wicket less overs. New zealand captain might have to take a quick decision for keeping him for slog overs.