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England Vs New Zealand , World Cup 2019 Match 41 - Live Score, Full Scorecard, Commentary

15:00 PM Jul 03, 2019 ,Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
New Zealand
186 (45.0)
vs
England
305/8 (50.0)

Match Ended,England beat New Zealand by 119 runs

02
nd Innings New Zealand
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
Martin Guptill c Jos Buttler b Jofra Archer
8
16
1
0
Henry Nicholls lbw b Chris Woakes
0
1
0
0
Kane Williamson run out (Mark Wood)
27
40
3
0
Ross Taylor run out (Adil Rashid)
28
42
2
0
Tom Latham c Jos Buttler b Liam Plunkett
57
65
5
0
Jimmy Neesham b Mark Wood
19
27
1
0
Colin de Grandhomme c Joe Root b Ben Stokes
3
13
0
0
Mitchell Santner lbw b Mark Wood
12
30
1
0
Tim Southee not out
7
16
0
0
Matt Henry b Mark Wood
7
13
0
0
Trent Boult st Jos Buttler b Adil Rashid
4
7
1
0
Fall of Wickets
1-2 (Henry Nicholls, 0.5 ov), 2-14 (Martin Guptill, 5.2 ov), 3-61 (Kane Williamson, 15.1 ov), 4-69 (Ross Taylor, 16.4 ov), 5-123 (Jimmy Neesham, 25.1 ov), 6-128 (Colin de Grandhomme, 28.1 ov), 7-164 (Tom Latham, 38.3 ov), 8-166 (Mitchell Santner, 39.2 ov), 9-181 (Matt Henry, 43.4 ov), 10-186 (Trent Boult, 45 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Chris Woakes
8
0
44
1
Jofra Archer
7
1
17
1
Liam Plunkett
8
0
28
1
Mark Wood
9
0
34
3
Joe Root
3
0
15
0
Adil Rashid
5
0
30
1
Ben Stokes
5
0
10
1
01
st Innings England
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
Jason Roy c Mitchell Santner b Jimmy Neesham
60
61
8
0
Jonny Bairstow b Matt Henry
106
99
15
1
Joe Root c Tom Latham b Trent Boult
24
25
1
0
Jos Buttler c Kane Williamson b Trent Boult
11
12
1
0
Eoin Morgan c Mitchell Santner b Matt Henry
42
40
5
0
Ben Stokes c Matt Henry b Mitchell Santner
11
27
0
0
Chris Woakes c Kane Williamson b Jimmy Neesham
4
11
0
0
Liam Plunkett not out
15
12
1
0
Adil Rashid b Tim Southee
16
12
1
0
Jofra Archer not out
1
1
0
0
Mark Wood
Fall of Wickets
1-123 (Jason Roy, 18.4 ov), 2-194 (Joe Root, 30.1 ov), 3-206 (Jonny Bairstow, 31.4 ov), 4-214 (Jos Buttler, 34.2 ov), 5-248 (Ben Stokes, 42 ov), 6-259 (Chris Woakes, 44.5 ov), 7-272 (Eoin Morgan, 46.1 ov), 8-301 (Adil Rashid, 49.3 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Mitchell Santner
10
0
65
1
Trent Boult
10
0
56
2
Tim Southee
9
0
70
1
Matt Henry
10
0
54
2
Colin de Grandhomme
1
0
11
0
Jimmy Neesham
10
1
41
2
02
nd Innings New Zealand
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 uppo 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 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 but 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 after 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
W
Adil Rashid to Trent 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
Adil Rashid to Trent Boult, Boult comes down the track again but Rashid spots that. He bowls it short and Boult blocks it out.
44.4
4
Adil Rashid to Trent 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
Adil Rashid to Trent Boult, Uses his feet again and swings with the spin this time but gets hit on the pads.
44.2
0
Adil Rashid to Trent Boult, Comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it, Boult nicely defends it.
44.1
1
Adil Rashid to Tim Southee, Floats it up on middle, Southee hits it down to long on for one.
44
over
44 | 1 Runs | HH: 180/9
43.6
0
Mark Wood to Trent Boult, Full and outside off, pushed back watchfully.
43.5
0
Mark Wood to Trent Boult, Around middle, in line of the stumps, punched straight to cover.
Trent Boult is the last man in.
43.4
W
Mark Wood to Matt 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
Mark Wood to Tim Southee, On off, this is hit through covers for one.
43.2
0
Mark Wood to Tim Southee, Good length and on off, Southee guides it to point.
43.1
0
Mark Wood to Tim Southee, On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
43
over
43 | 4 Runs | HH: 180/8
42.6
2
Adil Rashid to Matt 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
Adil 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
Adil 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
Adil Rashid to Tim Southee, On the stumps, this is blocked.
42.2
1
Adil Rashid to Matt Henry, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
42.1
0
Adil Rashid to Matt Henry, Floats it up on middle, the batter hits it to mid on.
42
over
42 | 1 Runs | HH: 176/8
41.6
0
Mark 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
Mark Wood to Tim Southee, On the off pole, Southee guides it to point.
41.4
0
Mark Wood to Tim Southee, Fuller and on off, Southee hits it to mid off.
41.3
0
Mark Wood to Tim Southee, Another short one on middle, Southee evades it.
41.2
1
Mark Wood to Matt 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
Mark Wood to Matt Henry, Shorter and outside off, Henry looks to upper cut but misses.
41
over
41 | 4 Runs | HH: 175/8
40.6
1
Adil Rashid to Matt Henry, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
40.5
0
Adil Rashid to Matt Henry, Slows it up on off, it pitches and then turns away. Henry prods forward to defend but gets beaten.
40.4
0
Adil Rashid to Matt Henry, The slider on middle, Henry pushes it back to the bowler.
40.3
1
Adil Rashid to Tim Southee, Another tossed up ball on off, Southee hits it down to long off again and takes one.
40.2
1
Adil Rashid to Matt Henry, The googly, Henry seems to have picked it as he works it with the turn towards mid-wicket for one.
40.1
1
Adil 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.
40
over
40 | 5 Runs | HH: 171/8
39.6
0
Mark Wood to Matt Henry, A slower one to end on middle, Henry pushes it to mid on.
39.5
0
Mark Wood to Matt Henry, Another cracking stroke! Fuller and around off, Henry hits it hard to covers.
39.4
1
Mark Wood to Tim Southee, Good length and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
39.4
1
Mark Wood to Tim Southee, Shortish and down the leg side, Southee looks to pull but misses. Wided.
39.3
3
Mark Wood to Matt 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
W
Mark Wood to Mitchell 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
Mark Wood to Mitchell 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.
39
over
39 | 2 Runs | HH: 166/7
38.6
1
Liam Plunkett to Mitchell 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
Liam Plunkett to Tim Southee, Full and around middle, flicked through square leg for a single.
38.4
0
Liam 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
W
Liam Plunkett to Tom Latham, OUT c Jos Buttler b Liam Plunkett. New Zealand have lost their seventh wicket.
38.2
0
Liam Plunkett to Tom Latham, Length ball on the off side, Latham pushes it down the ground to mid off.
38.1
0
Liam Plunkett to Tom Latham, Full and around off, coming in, watchfully defended.
Liam Plunkett is back on. 7-0-26-0 so far.
38
over
38 | 11 Runs | HH: 164/6
37.6
4
Chris Woakes to Mitchell 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
Chris Woakes to Tom Latham, Shorter and on middle, TL pushes it through mid on for one.
37.4
0
Chris Woakes to Tom Latham, This one is also angled into the batter, Latham works it to mid-wicket.
37.3
4
Chris 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
Chris Woakes to Tom Latham, Shorter and on off, Latham pushes it wide of the sweeper and takes two.
37.1
0
Chris Woakes to Tom Latham, This is on the pads, Latham looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
37
over
37 | 2 Runs | HH: 153/6
36.6
0
Ben Stokes to Mitchell 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 Mitchell 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 Mitchell Santner, A short ball, around off, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
36
over
36 | 4 Runs | HH: 151/6
35.6
3
Chris Woakes to Mitchell Santner, Nice fielding! Santner chips this over mid-wicket. The fielder at mid on runs after it and saves a run.
35.5
0
Chris Woakes to Mitchell Santner, Another good length on off, MS defends it out. Santner seems to have decided to play out the 50 overs.
35.4
0
Chris Woakes to Mitchell Santner, Another fuller length delivery on off, Santner hits it hard to mid off.
35.3
1
Chris Woakes to Tom Latham, On the fuller side, this is hit to mid on for an easy run.
35.2
0
Chris Woakes to Tom Latham, Fuller on off, Latham strokes it to covers.
35.1
0
Chris 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.
35
over
35 | 1 Runs | HH: 147/6
34.6
0
Ben Stokes to Mitchell Santner, Full ball on off stump, stopped at covers.
34.5
0
Ben Stokes to Mitchell Santner, Uppish but safe! Santner looks to flick but it goes off the upper part towards mid-wicket.
34.4
0
Ben Stokes to Mitchell 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.
34
over
34 | 7 Runs | HH: 146/6
33.6
1
Chris 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
Chris 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
Chris 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
Chris Woakes to Mitchell Santner, Fuller on off, Santner strokes it towards wide mid off for one.
33.2
1
Chris Woakes to Tom Latham, A little too straight and this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
33.1
0
Chris 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!
33
over
33 | 3 Runs | HH: 139/6
32.6
0
Ben Stokes to Mitchell 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 Mitchell Santner, Santner looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
32.4
0
Ben Stokes to Mitchell 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 Mitchell 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
1
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.
32
over
32 | 1 Runs | HH: 136/6
31.6
0
Jofra Archer to Mitchell Santner, Back of a length and on middle, Santner blocks it out.
31.5
0
Jofra Archer to Mitchell Santner, Fuller and on off, Santner hits it to mid off.
31.4
1
Jofra Archer to Tom Latham, This is on middle, Latham works it to mid-wicket.
31.3
0
Jofra Archer to Tom Latham, Good length and on off, it is kept out.
31.2
0
Jofra Archer to Tom Latham, A short one on middle, Latham ducks under it.
31.1
0
Jofra Archer to Tom Latham, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
31
over
31 | 3 Runs | HH: 135/6
30.6
0
Ben Stokes to Mitchell 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 Mitchell 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.
30
over
30 | 2 Runs | HH: 132/6
29.6
0
Jofra Archer to Mitchell Santner, Another dot as this back of a length delivery is pushed to covers.
29.5
0
Jofra Archer to Mitchell Santner, On the bounce! This is on the pads, MS works it uppishly but on the bounce to mid-wicket.
29.4
0
Jofra Archer to Mitchell Santner, A good short one on middle, Santner evades it.
29.3
0
Jofra Archer to Mitchell Santner, Another one on the stumps, Santner defends it out.
29.2
0
Jofra Archer to Mitchell Santner, Good length and on off, it is kept out.
29.1
1
Jofra 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
1
Jofra Archer to Tom Latham, This is down the leg side, Latham looks to flick but misses. Wided.
Jofra Archer is back!
29
over
29 | 2 Runs | HH: 130/6
28.6
0
Ben Stokes to Mitchell Santner, On middle, Stokes works it towards mid-wicket.
28.6
1
Ben Stokes to Mitchell Santner, Shorter and outside off, it is way too short and it has been wided.
28.5
0
Ben Stokes to Mitchell Santner, Back of a length on off, Santner pushes it to covers.
28.4
0
Ben Stokes to Mitchell 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
W
Ben Stokes to Colin 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!
28
over
28 | 2 Runs | HH: 128/5
27.6
0
Mark Wood to Tom Latham, One more short one on middle, Latham ducks under it.
27.5
1
Mark Wood to Colin de Grandhomme, Another back of a length ball on off, Colin guides it towards point and takes one.
27.4
0
Mark Wood to Colin de Grandhomme, This is angled into the batsman, Colin de Grandhomme works it to mid-wicket.
27.3
0
Mark Wood to Colin de Grandhomme, Cut hard but straight to point! Shorter and around off, Colin slaps it but to the fielder.
27.2
0
Mark Wood to Colin de Grandhomme, A good bumper, Colin initially looks to pull but then evades it.
27.1
1
Mark 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.
27
over
27 | 2 Runs | HH: 126/5
26.6
1
Liam 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
Liam Plunkett to Colin de Grandhomme, Gets bat to this one, pushes it through covers and takes one.
26.4
0
Liam Plunkett to Colin 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
Liam Plunkett to Colin de Grandhomme, BEATEN! Shorter and outside, Colin de Grandhomme looks to push but is beaten.
26.2
0
Liam Plunkett to Colin de Grandhomme, A yorker on middle, this is jammed out to covers.
26.1
0
Liam Plunkett to Colin 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.
26
over
26 | 1 Runs | HH: 124/5
25.6
0
Mark 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
Mark Wood to Tom Latham, Around middle and off, watchfully defended.
25.4
1
Mark Wood to Colin 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
Mark Wood to Colin de Grandhomme, Outside off, a slash and a miss from Colin.
25.2
0
Mark Wood to Colin 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
W
Mark Wood to Jimmy 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.
25
over
25 | 8 Runs | HH: 123/4
24.6
0
Liam 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
Liam 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
Liam Plunkett to Jimmy 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
Liam Plunkett to Jimmy Neesham, A little too straight, Neesham works it to mid-wicket.
24.2
1
Liam Plunkett to Tom Latham, A little too straight again, Latham works it down to fine leg and gets to the other end.
24.2
1
Liam Plunkett to Tom Latham, WIDE! This is down the leg side, Latham looks to flick but misses.
24.1
1
Liam Plunkett to Jimmy Neesham, Drop and run! Back of a length on off, Neesham plays it on the off side and takes one.
24
over
24 | 7 Runs | HH: 115/4
23.6
1
Mark Wood to Jimmy Neesham, A run to end as Neesham works it through square leg.
23.5
3
Mark 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
Mark Wood to Tom Latham, The batsman works it down the leg side. Two runs added to the total.
23.3
1
Mark Wood to Jimmy 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
Mark Wood to Jimmy Neesham, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
23.1
0
Mark Wood to Jimmy Neesham, Shorter and on middle, Neesham ducks under it.
Mark Wood is back!
23
over
23 | 4 Runs | HH: 108/4
22.6
2
Liam 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
Liam Plunkett to Tom Latham, On middle, the batter works it to mid-wicket.
22.4
0
Liam Plunkett to Tom Latham, Good length and on off, Latham keeps it out.
22.3
1
Liam Plunkett to Jimmy Neesham, On a good length and around off, Neesham guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.
22.2
0
Liam Plunkett to Jimmy Neesham, Good length and on middle, Neesham defends it.
22.1
1
Liam Plunkett to Tom Latham, This is on the pads, Latham works it towards fine leg for one.
Liam Plunkett is back into the attack!
22
over
22 | 7 Runs | HH: 104/4
21.6
1
Joe Root to Tom Latham, Outside off, pushed through mid on for one more.
21.5
1
Joe Root to Jimmy 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 Jimmy 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.
21
over
21 | 10 Runs | HH: 97/4
20.6
1
Adil 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
Adil 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
Adil 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
Adil 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
Adil 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
Adil Rashid to Jimmy Neesham, Picks the googly and pushes it through covers for one.
20
over
20 | 3 Runs | HH: 87/4
19.6
1
Joe Root to Jimmy Neesham, The last ball is tossed up on off, Neesham hits it down to long off for one.
19.5
0
Joe Root to Jimmy 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 Jimmy Neesham, This time does manage to work it through mid-wicket for one.
19.1
0
Joe Root to Jimmy Neesham, This is on the pads, Neesham looks to flick but it goes off the leading edge, a soft one to the bowler.
19
over
19 | 9 Runs | HH: 84/4
18.6
4
Adil 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
Adil Rashid to Jimmy Neesham, This is flatter and on off, James strokes it towards wide mid off for one.
18.4
1
Adil Rashid to Tom Latham, Another single as Latham works it with the turn through square leg.
18.3
1
Adil Rashid to Jimmy Neesham, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
18.2
2
Adil Rashid to Jimmy Neesham, Down the leg side, Neesham works it fine on the leg side and takes two.
18.1
0
Adil Rashid to Jimmy 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!
18
over
18 | 5 Runs | HH: 75/4
17.6
1
Joe Root to Jimmy 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 Jimmy 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 Jimmy Neesham, Shorter on off, Neesham pushes it to covers.
17.1
0
Joe Root to Jimmy Neesham, Flatter and on off, this is kept out.
Interesting. Joe Root to bowl his offies.
17
over
17 | 2 Runs | HH: 70/4
16.6
1
Liam Plunkett to Jimmy 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
Liam Plunkett to Jimmy Neesham, Full ball on off stump, jammed out to point.
Jimmy Neesham walks in at number 6, replacing Taylor.
16.4
W
Liam Plunkett to Ross 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
Liam Plunkett to Ross Taylor, Ball on good length just outside off, pushed to covers. Good over by Plunkett till now.
16.2
0
Liam Plunkett to Ross Taylor, On the off side, plays it to third man.
16.1
0
Liam Plunkett to Ross Taylor, Play and a miss. Taylor swings his bat at the ball outside off but misses it totally.
16
over
16 | 7 Runs | HH: 68/3
15.6
2
Mark 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
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, This is on middle, it is worked through square leg for one.
15.4
0
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
15.3
4
Mark Wood to Ross 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
Mark Wood to Ross 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
W
Mark Wood to Ross 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!
15
over
15 | 5 Runs | HH: 61/2
14.6
1
Liam Plunkett to Ross 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
Liam Plunkett to Ross 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
Liam Plunkett to Kane Williamson, Plunkett continues bowling it outside off, Williamson slaps it through covers and gets to the other end.
14.3
0
Liam Plunkett to Kane Williamson, Good shot but for no runs! Fuller and on off, Williamson drives it right off the middle but to covers.
14.2
1
Liam Plunkett to Ross Taylor, This is closer to the off pole, Taylor guides it down to third man for one.
14.1
0
Liam Plunkett to Ross 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.
14
over
14 | 5 Runs | HH: 56/2
13.6
0
Mark Wood to Kane Williamson, A dot to end! This is angled into the batter, Williamson works it to mid-wicket.
13.5
1
Mark Wood to Ross 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
Mark Wood to Ross 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
Mark Wood to Kane 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
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, This is fuller and on the pads, Taylor works it through mid-wicket for one.
13.1
0
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, Good length and on middle, Taylor defends it.
13
over
13 | 4 Runs | HH: 51/2
12.6
0
Liam Plunkett to Kane Williamson, On off stump, the batter defends the ball to mid on.
12.5
1
Liam Plunkett to Ross Taylor, Taylor goes onto the backfoot and cuts the ball to the point region for a single.
12.4
1
Liam Plunkett to Kane Williamson, Driven through covers for a single.
12.3
1
Liam Plunkett to Ross 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
Liam Plunkett to Ross Taylor, The ball is pitched on a good length on the stumps, it is hit to mid on.
12.1
1
Liam Plunkett to Kane Williamson, On the shorter side and outside off, Williamson cuts it through cover-point for one.
12
over
12 | 7 Runs | HH: 47/2
11.6
0
Mark Wood to Ross 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
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, Attacks the off stump again, Taylor gets his bat down and defends it.
11.4
0
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, Back of a length on middle, Taylor goes back and defends it.
11.3
1
Mark Wood to Kane Williamson, Once again plays it late, this time he works it through square leg for one.
11.2
4
Mark Wood to Kane 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
1
Mark Wood to Ross 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
1
Mark Wood to Ross 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.
11
over
11 | 3 Runs | HH: 40/2
10.6
1
Liam Plunkett to Ross Taylor, Good length ball, Taylor gets down and guides it to third man for a single.
10.5
0
Liam Plunkett to Ross Taylor, Defends the ball to backward point.
10.4
1
Liam Plunkett to Kane Williamson, Williamson takes the single. Plays the ball to third man.
10.3
0
Liam Plunkett to Kane Williamson, Short length ball outside off, Taylor looks to cut but gets a bottom edge onto the ground.
10.2
1
Liam Plunkett to Ross Taylor, Length ball outside off, Rosco guides it towards third man for a single.
10.1
0
Liam Plunkett to Ross 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.
10
over
10 | 9 Runs | HH: 37/2
9.6
0
Jofra Archer to Kane 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
Jofra Archer to Ross 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
Jofra Archer to Kane Williamson, Williamson now takes one as he works it towards mid on.
9.3
1
Jofra Archer to Ross Taylor, Good batting! Follows the boundary with a quick single by pushing the ball towards mid on.
9.2
4
Jofra Archer to Ross 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
Jofra Archer to Ross 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.
9
over
9 | 7 Runs | HH: 28/2
8.6
0
Chris Woakes to Kane Williamson, Good length and on off, Williamson keeps it out. A good over for New Zealand, 7 from it.
8.5
2
Chris Woakes to Kane Williamson, A couple now! This is on the pads, Williamson works it through square leg and takes two.
8.4
4
Chris Woakes to Kane 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
Chris Woakes to Ross Taylor, Nicely played! Shorter and around off, Taylor jumps and guides it down to third man for one.
8.2
0
Chris Woakes to Ross 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
Chris Woakes to Ross Taylor, Another ball on a length and on off, Taylor defends it.
8
over
8 | 1 Runs | HH: 21/2
7.6
1
Jofra Archer to Ross Taylor, A single to end! Outside off, Taylor guides it down to third man for one.
7.5
0
Jofra Archer to Ross Taylor, Goes back to bowling length and on off, Taylor defends it back to the bowler.
7.4
0
Jofra Archer to Ross Taylor, On the shorter side and outside off, Taylor looks to pull it but misses.
7.3
0
Jofra Archer to Ross Taylor, On the stumps again, Taylor defends it to covers.
7.2
0
Jofra Archer to Ross Taylor, On the fuller side, Taylor pushes it to covers.
7.1
0
Jofra Archer to Ross Taylor, Good length and on off, Taylor defends it onto the ground.
7
over
7 | 4 Runs | HH: 20/2
6.6
0
Chris Woakes to Kane Williamson, On the stumps this time and fuller, Williamson drives it to mid on.
6.5
4
Chris Woakes to Kane 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
Chris Woakes to Kane Williamson, Action replay of the last two deliveries. Kane is punching hard but finding the fielder. At cover every time.
6.3
0
Chris Woakes to Kane Williamson, Another back foot punch finds the fielder.
6.2
0
Chris Woakes to Kane Williamson, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
6.1
0
Chris Woakes to Kane Williamson, Around off, defended back to the bowler.
6
over
6 | 3 Runs | HH: 16/2
5.6
1
Jofra Archer to Kane 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
Jofra Archer to Kane Williamson, A bumper now but this is outside off, Williamson lets it be.
5.4
0
Jofra Archer to Kane Williamson, Back of a length and on middle, Williamson defends it onto the ground.
5.3
1
Jofra Archer to Ross 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
W
Jofra Archer to Martin 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
Jofra Archer to Kane Williamson, Back of a length and on off, Williamson guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.
5
over
5 | 6 Runs | HH: 13/1
4.6
0
Chris Woakes to Martin 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
Chris Woakes to Martin 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
Chris Woakes to Martin 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
Chris Woakes to Kane 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
Chris Woakes to Kane Williamson, Back of a length on off, KW pushes it to covers.
4.1
1
Chris Woakes to Martin 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.
4
over
4 | 0 Runs | HH: 7/1
3.6
0
Jofra Archer to Kane 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
Jofra Archer to Kane Williamson, Goes back to bowling length and this is at 151 KPH. The batter lets it be.
3.4
0
Jofra Archer to Kane Williamson, Good one! This is quick, short and right on the body, Williamson just about sways away.
3.3
0
Jofra Archer to Kane 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
Jofra Archer to Kane Williamson, Another ball on a length and once again the stumps are attacked. Williamson blocks it out.
3.1
0
Jofra Archer to Kane Williamson, On the stumps, Williamson defends it.
3
over
3 | 3 Runs | HH: 7/1
2.6
0
Chris Woakes to Martin Guptill, A dot to end another good over by Woakes. On a good length and on middle, this is defended.
2.5
3
Chris Woakes to Kane 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
Chris Woakes to Kane Williamson, Back of a length again on off, Williamson guides it to point. 4 dots in the over.
2.3
0
Chris Woakes to Kane 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
Chris Woakes to Kane Williamson, Back of a length and on off, Williamson hops and defends it out.
2.1
0
Chris Woakes to Kane Williamson, Well bowled! This initially angles into the off pole but then leaves the batsman. Williamson sees the movement and shoulders arms to it.
2
over
2 | 2 Runs | HH: 4/1
1.6
2
Jofra Archer to Martin 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
Jofra Archer to Martin Guptill, Another length ball but outside off, Guptill shoulders arms to it.
1.4
0
Jofra Archer to Martin Guptill, A sharp bumper now! Guptill was up for it as he ducks under it.
1.3
0
Jofra Archer to Martin Guptill, Another length ball but this is outside off, Guptill leaves it alone.
1.2
0
Jofra Archer to Martin Guptill, Good length and on middle, MG looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
1.1
0
Jofra Archer to Martin 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.
1
over
1 | 2 Runs | HH: 2/1
0.6
0
Chris Woakes to Kane 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
W
Chris Woakes to Henry 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
Chris Woakes to Martin 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
Chris Woakes to Martin Guptill, This is extremely full and on off, Guptill jams it out to mid off.
0.3
1
Chris Woakes to Martin 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
Chris Woakes to Martin Guptill, This is closer to the off pole, goes straight on and Guptill defends it out.
0.1
0
Chris Woakes to Martin 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...
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st Innings England
Jonny Bairstow says that he is disappointed not to have converted his century into a bigger one but is happy to have contributed to the team's cause. On the score, Bairstow is more or less confident that this can be defended and hopes that his bowlers learn from the Kiwis and imply their skills. Adds that cross-seam balls are the ones to go on this wicket and hopes that his team does the same.
Now then 306 is the target! Only once in this World Cup has 300 been chased so which means, this is not going to be easy. New Zealand need to cash in against the new balls and for that, they will need their openers to fire today. Whereas, England know if they do well initially, the game will keep getting difficult for the visitors. Who will be our third Semi Finalists? Join us in a while to find out. For now, the man of the moment, Jonny Bairstow is down giving an interview to Ian Smith.
The New Zealand bowling was not that great to begin with! Their pacers were taken to the cleaners early on. Only Neesham and Boult bowled with some sort of control initially. The former was probably the pick of the bowlers. However, the bowlers did find their lines and lengths after the first of half the innings. Henry came back strongly, Southee and Santner also finished well but the two could have probably put in a better performance. Had that been the case, England might not have even gone past 270.
Earlier in the day, England, after electing to bat, got off to the best starts possible. Their openers were batting at probably the best time to bat on this wicket, they cashed in and Roy and Bairstow added 123. The former once again failed to convert his start, the latter however, continued and built another good partnership with Root. The opener got to yet another ton but wickets of Root and Bairstow in quick succession, turned the tide completely. Runs scoring became very difficult, Buttler's promotion up the order did not work. Stokes could not contribute a lot. Morgan, despite playing 40 balls never looked set and he too fell at the wrong time. However, handy runs from Rashid and Plunkett has taken England to above 300, a score they would still be pleased with.
What a comeback from the Kiwis! England, from 194 for 1 in the 30th over, have finished with 305 for 8. Now that can only mean two things, either the wicket has slowed down quite a lot or it was a combination of both, good bowling and bad batting. New Zealand will dearly hope it is the latter whereas, the hosts will hope it is the former. Whatever it may be, I am not sure which side will be happy heading into the break at the moment.
49.6
1
Tim Southee to Liam Plunkett, On middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single. ENGLAND ARE 'RESTRICTED' TO 305/8.
49.5
2
Tim Southee to Liam Plunkett, Safe as a house. Full and around middle, pushed through mid-wicket. The batsmen come back for the second and the throw is at the bowler's end. He takes the bails off and appeals and it is referred upstairs but replays show that Archer is well in.
A referral for a run out. The man in question is Archer. Looks to be safe.
49.4
1
Tim Southee to Jofra Archer, Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
Just 3 deliveries to go and Jofra Archer comes in at number 10.
49.3
W
Tim Southee to Adil Rashid, OUT! BOWLED! Perfect yorker and Rashid is gone. This is at the base of middle stump, Adil looks to dig it out but the ball swings in, takes the inside edge, hits the boot and then deflects onto the stumps. Finally a wicket for Southee.
49.2
1
Tim Southee to Liam Plunkett, On middle, pushed through wide mid on. Normally, this would be a boundary but on this occasion, Williamson has kept a man exactly at wide long on. Just a run.
49.1
1
Tim Southee to Adil Rashid, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.
Tim Southee to bowl the 49th over. 8-0-64-0 so far.
49
over
49 | 13 Runs | HH: 299/7
48.6
1
Matt Henry to Adil Rashid, One more short ball to end the over, pulled away through mid-wicket for a single. 13 from the over. Henry finishes with figures of 10-0-54-2.
48.5
1
Matt Henry to Liam Plunkett, A top edge this time. Dropped short, around middle, Liam looks to pull but the extra bounce does the trick. Gets the top edge but it lands in no man's land near square leg. A run taken.
48.4
2
Matt Henry to Liam Plunkett, Another short ball, pulled away for a couple.
48.3
4
Matt Henry to Liam Plunkett, FOUR! Finds the gap, finds the boundary! A short ball, around off, Plunkett pulls it through square leg and the ball meets the fence!
48.2
1
Matt Henry to Adil Rashid, Outside off, pushed through point for a single.
48.1
4
Matt Henry to Adil Rashid, FOUR! A boundary to start off the over. A length ball outside off, Rashid lofts it over cover.
48
over
48 | 9 Runs | HH: 286/7
47.6
1
Trent Boult to Adil Rashid, Flicks this away for a couple.
47.5
2
Trent Boult to Adil Rashid, DROPPED! But a tough catch. Full on middle, Rashid looks to loft but the ball hits the toe end of the bat again, like so many of his predecessors. Southee comes running in from long on but the ball moves in the air towards his right and he loses sight of it. In the end, he tries diving to his right but the ball bursts through his hand and goes down. Two runs taken.
47.4
1
Trent Boult to Liam Plunkett, Outside off, Plunkett looks to push but gets a thick inside edge past the stumps towards short fine leg. A run taken.
47.3
1
Trent Boult to Adil Rashid, Outside off, Adil looks to run it down to third man but gets a bottom edge behind. A quick single taken.
Predicto Praky - Just like Indian openers yesterday, the English openers today batted on the best part of the pitch and then the middle order struggled with the slowness.
47.2
2
Trent Boult to Adil Rashid, Full and outside off, Rashid reaches out and looks to go over cover. Ends up skewing it high in the air. Long off runs to his left and sweeper cover runs to his right but cannot get there. Two runs taken.
47.2
1
Trent Boult to Adil Rashid, WIDE. Down the leg side, flick shot missed.
Fine leg gets finer. Boult comes over the wicket to angle it across the right-hander.
47.1
1
Trent Boult to Liam Plunkett, Full and around off, pushed towards long on for a single.
Fine leg back, long on back. What will be the length?
47
over
47 | 5 Runs | HH: 277/7
46.6
0
Matt Henry to Adil Rashid, Outside off, watchfully defended.
46.5
1
Matt Henry to Liam Plunkett, Outside off, played behind point for a run.
46.4
0
Matt Henry to Liam Plunkett, A short ball outside off, Plunkett looks to pull but misses.
46.3
1
Matt Henry to Adil Rashid, On middle and off, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
46.3
1
Matt Henry to Adil Rashid, WIDE. Full and down the leg side, AR misses his flick.
46.2
2
Matt Henry to Adil Rashid, Outside off, Rashid steers it down to third man and races back for the second. There is a run out appeal at the keeper's end which is referred upstairs but Adil is well in.
Adil Rashid walks in at number 9, replacing Morgan. Will England be able to bat out their 50 overs?
46.1
W
Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, OUT! Superb catch! Morgan departs as well and now, England get into a whirlpool. Another example of the pitch slowing down. Full and outside off, Morgan looks to drive but the slow nature of the pitch causes the ball to hold up. However, the skipper is already through his shot and ends up checking it. The ball goes off the face of the bat over short extra cover but Mitchell Santner over there leaps to his right and takes a stunner behind his body.
Matt Henry is back on. 8-0-36-1 so far.
46
over
46 | 13 Runs | HH: 272/6
45.6
1
Trent Boult to Eoin Morgan, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run. 13 from the over.
45.5
4
Trent Boult to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Second boundary of the over! England need more of these. A short ball, around off, Morgan swivels and pulls it through square leg for a boundary!
45.4
2
Trent Boult to Eoin Morgan, Full on middle, driven down the ground through mid on for a couple.
45.3
1
Trent Boult to Liam Plunkett, A short ball, around middle, Plunkett looks to pull but is hurried into the shot. He plays half-pull, half-tuck and ends up getting a top edge. Luckily for him, it lobs over short mid-wicket and does not carry to deep mid-wicket. A single taken.
45.2
1
Trent Boult to Eoin Morgan, On middle, pushed through mid on for a run.
Mid off drops back now while third man comes up.
45.1
4
Trent Boult to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Up and just over! Full and outside off, Morgan lofts it over mid off, but seems to mistime it. However, it goes over the fielder and races to the fence.
Trent Boult is back on. 8-0-34-2 so far.
45
over
45 | 5 Runs | HH: 259/6
44.6
0
Jimmy Neesham to Liam Plunkett, Around off, solidly defended. Neesham is done with the ball as well - 10-1-41-2.
Liam Plunkett walks in at number 8, replacing Woakes. A couple of balls before, Liam was shadow practicing a lofted shot down the ground on the English balcony.
44.5
W
Jimmy Neesham to Chris Woakes, OUT! Caught! New Zealand continue to squeeze England out. Another wicket falls. Full and outside off, Woakes looks to drive but the ball holds on the pitch a touch. As a result, he cannot control his shot and checks it. The ball flies off the face of the bat and Kane Williamson at mid off takes second catch of the day.
44.4
1
Jimmy Neesham to Eoin Morgan, A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for just a single.
44.3
1
Jimmy Neesham to Chris Woakes, Outside off, dabbed to third man for one.
44.2
1
Jimmy Neesham to Eoin Morgan, Full and around off, Morgan looks to push it through the off side but the ball takes the inner half of the bat and scoots through mid-wicket. Just a run taken.
44.1
1
Jimmy Neesham to Chris Woakes, Outside off, punched off the back foot through the off side for a single.
44.1
1
Jimmy Neesham to Chris Woakes, WIDE. Full and down the leg side, flick shot missed.
44
over
44 | 5 Runs | HH: 254/5
43.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Chris Woakes, Pushes this wide of mid off for one more. Santner is done for the day with the ball - 10-0-65-1.
43.5
0
Mitchell Santner to Chris Woakes, Full and outside off, driven back to the bowler.
43.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, Outside off, played through point for a run.
43.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, WIDE. Down the leg side, flick shot missed.
43.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Chris Woakes, Full and around off, worked past Kane Williamson at short mid-wicket for a single.
43.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, Outside off, chopped down to short third man for a single. 250 UP FOR ENGLAND. How many more can they get in the remaining 40 balls?
43.1
0
Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, Full and around off, pushed towards the bowler.
43
over
43 | 1 Runs | HH: 249/5
42.6
0
Jimmy Neesham to Chris Woakes, Another jaffa! Good length ball outside off, Chris once again plays inside the line and is beaten by the late away movement as he looks to defend.
42.5
0
Jimmy Neesham to Chris Woakes, Outside off, on a length, Woakes looks to push it through the off side but the ball moves away and beats the outside edge.
42.4
0
Jimmy Neesham to Chris Woakes, On middle and leg, worked straight to short mid-wicket.
42.3
0
Jimmy Neesham to Chris Woakes, Full and outside off, driven beautifully but straight to short extra cover.
42.2
0
Jimmy Neesham to Chris Woakes, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
42.1
1
Jimmy Neesham to Eoin Morgan, Outside off, Morgan looks to push it through the off side but the ball takes the inside edge and goes past the leg stump towards short fine leg. A single taken.
Chris Woakes comes in at number 7, replacing Stokes.
42
over
42 | 2 Runs | HH: 248/5
41.6
W
Mitchell Santner to Ben Stokes, OUT! Caught! The big Ben is gone too! Santner has struck. Full and around middle, 97 kph, Stokes comes down the track and looks to go over the top but does not quite get to the pitch of the ball. The ball hits the toe end of the bat and he holes out to Matt Henry at long on. England continue to lose their way at the death. Will they get to even 300 from here?
41.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, Full and outside leg, Morgan gets down and reverse sweeps it through point. But the fielding placement is excellent with Colin de Grandhomme placed at the right place. He quickly gets across to his right, slides and makes a terrific stop. Just a single.
41.4
0
Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, Full and outside leg, Morgan looks to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. No appeal for LBW this time.
41.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Ben Stokes, Comes down the track and eases it through mid on for a single.
41.2
0
Mitchell Santner to Ben Stokes, Pitched outside leg, Stokes looks to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. Santner appeals but then bails out.
41.1
0
Mitchell Santner to Ben Stokes, Full and around middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
41
over
41 | 5 Runs | HH: 246/4
40.6
1
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, Outside off, flicked through mid-wicket for a run. Another quiet over. Just 5 from it.
40.5
2
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, Comes down the track but Neesham bowls it wide outside off. Ben throws his bat at it and skews it over cover. Two runs taken.
40.4
0
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
40.3
1
Jimmy Neesham to Eoin Morgan, Outside off, tapped through point for a run.
40.2
1
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, Outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
40.1
0
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, Excellent yorker on off, Stokes digs it out to the keeper.
POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this innings.
40
over
40 | 9 Runs | HH: 241/4
39.6
4
Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Full and down the leg side, Morgan sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary!
39.5
0
Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, On middle, played straight to short mid-wicket.
39.4
2
Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, Outside off, Morgan punches it through the covers for a brace.
39.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Ben Stokes, Outside off, pushed through the covers for one more.
39.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, Full on middle, the skipper comes down the track and pushes it down to long on for a single.
39.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, WIDE. Fires this down the leg side, Morgan cannot connect. The keeper fumbles but the batsmen do not run.
39.1
0
Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
Mitchell Santner returns. 7-0-49-0 so far.
39
over
39 | 3 Runs | HH: 232/4
38.6
0
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, Full and outside off, driven straight to Santner at extra cover again. It has become pretty quiet out there. Just 26 runs in the last 7 overs. Incidentally, 7 overs before, Bairstow had been dismissed. Can England get to 320 from here?
38.5
0
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
38.4
1
Jimmy Neesham to Eoin Morgan, Outside off, dabbed to third man for one more.
38.3
1
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, A short ball, around off, Stokes looks to pull but the ball bounces a shade low and goes off the inner half of the bat through mid-wicket. A run taken.
38.2
0
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, On middle, played straight to short mid-wicket.
38.1
1
Jimmy Neesham to Eoin Morgan, A short ball, punched uppishly, but exactly between cover and point for a single.
38
over
38 | 3 Runs | HH: 229/4
37.6
0
Tim Southee to Ben Stokes, Action replay of the previous delivery. A rare good over from Southee, who has been going north in terms of runs today. 8-0-64-0 so far.
37.5
0
Tim Southee to Ben Stokes, Landed outside off, Stokes looks to run it down to third man but misses. The ball bounces in front of the keeper.
37.4
1
Tim Southee to Eoin Morgan, A short ball, pulled through square leg for one.
37.3
1
Tim Southee to Ben Stokes, Outside off, punched through cover for a run.
37.2
0
Tim Southee to Ben Stokes, Around off, pushed straight to point.
37.1
1
Tim Southee to Eoin Morgan, Outside off, played through point for a single.
37
over
37 | 0 Runs | HH: 226/4
36.6
0
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, RUN OUT MISSED! Morgan was gone for all money. Outside off, Stokes pushes it towards mid off and initially sets off for a single. But Mitchell Santner quickly gets across to his left from short extra cover and Stokes sells his captain a dummy down the river. He stops and Morgan has to return. He tries to dive in but is late. Luckily for him, Santner's throw misses the stumps at the bowler's end.
36.5
0
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, Outside off, pushed towards point.
36.4
0
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, That was close. Was it bat first or pad? On a length around off, Stokes looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. The bowler starts to appeal but is not sure whether it was bat first or pad. Replays are inconclusive.
36.3
0
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, Full and outside off, Stokes drives it straight down the ground but mid off mops it up.
36.2
0
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, On middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
36.1
0
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, Full and around off, pushed towards cover.
Jimmy Neesham is back on. 5-0-27-1 so far.
36
over
36 | 8 Runs | HH: 226/4
35.6
0
Tim Southee to Eoin Morgan, A short ball around middle, Morgan ducks.
35.5
0
Tim Southee to Eoin Morgan, Around off, solidly defended.
35.4
4
Tim Southee to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries. This was a lovely shot.
35.3
4
Tim Southee to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Poor bowling. A short ball, down the leg side, Morgan pulls it to the fine leg fence.
35.2
0
Tim Southee to Eoin Morgan, Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
35.1
0
Tim Southee to Eoin Morgan, Outside off, dabbed behind point where backward point slides to his right and makes a good stop.
Tim Southee is back on. 6-0-52-0 so far.
35
over
35 | 4 Runs | HH: 218/4
34.6
0
Trent Boult to Ben Stokes, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 4 runs and a wicket from the over, Boult's figures read 8-0-34-2. Does Williamson bowl him out here or keep him for the last 4 overs?
34.5
2
Trent Boult to Ben Stokes, Full and outside off, Stokes looks to defend but the ball moves away and goes off the outside edge through the vacant slip cordon to third man. A couple taken.
34.4
1
Trent Boult to Eoin Morgan, Dropped short, pulled behind square leg for a run.
34.3
1
Trent Boult to Ben Stokes, Down the leg side, flicked towards fine leg for a single.
Ben Stokes comes out to bat now.
34.2
W
Trent Boult to Jos Buttler, OUT! Caught! Another one departs and the Kiwis keep believing. Full and outside off, Buttler looks to go over the top but the ball hits the toe end of the bat. It goes towards mid off where Kane Williamson swiftly gets across to his right and takes it near his tummy. 3/20 in the last 26 balls. For the first time in the match, New Zealand are in control. Replays show that it was a knuckle ball.
34.1
0
Trent Boult to Jos Buttler, Around off, defended watchfully.
34
over
34 | 3 Runs | HH: 214/3
33.6
0
Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, Good length ball and Morgan plays it back to the bowler.
33.5
1
Matt Henry to Jos Buttler, Buttler clips it to mid-wicket for a single.
33.4
1
Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, Short ball on head height outside off. Morgan pulls it towards square leg for a single.
33.3
0
Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, Length ball on the middle stump. Morgan blocks it out.
33.2
0
Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, Drives this straight to mid off.
33.1
1
Matt Henry to Jos Buttler, Full and around off, plays it to mid-wicket for a single.
33
over
33 | 5 Runs | HH: 211/3
32.6
1
Trent Boult to Jos Buttler, Another short ball, pulled away for a single.
32.5
1
Trent Boult to Eoin Morgan, Dropped short, pulled through mid-wicket for a couple.
32.4
1
Trent Boult to Jos Buttler, Full and outside off, eased through the covers for a run.
32.3
1
Trent Boult to Eoin Morgan, Similar shot, this time Morgan gets a single.
32.2
0
Trent Boult to Eoin Morgan, Full and on middle, pushed towards mid on.
32.1
1
Trent Boult to Jos Buttler, Excellent stop by Martin Guptill! And he has hurt his right shoulder in the process. Superlative effort. Short and outside off, Buttler cuts it hard through point but Guppy dives to his right and half-stops it. Parries it wide of cover and keeps the batsmen to a single.
32
over
32 | 6 Runs | HH: 206/3
31.6
0
Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, Ohh! That's close. Morgan leaves the ball but he probably must have misjudged it as it goes just over the top of the off stump.
31.5
0
Matt Henry to Eoin Morgan, A bouncer to greet the new man, Morgan ducks.
Skipper Eoin Morgan walks in at number 5, replacing Bairstow.
31.4
W
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, WICKET! The big wicket is gone! The ball is pitched outside off on a good length, he goes for a off drive through the covers, but instead he chops it on to the leg pole. England lose their third wicket and it is a big wicket. Jonny Bairstow returns to the dugout after a great innings.
31.3
2
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Good running. Ball is bowled outside of short a length and JB cuts it to the point region for a couple.
Aslam Bhai (In his native language, translating here) - You know what, I reckon Martin Guptill will score a double hundred. Then Pakistan will go through to the semis. @Aslam - Well, if this does happen, then I am booking an appointment with you after the World Cup ends. Would like to know my future by looking at the crystal ball.
31.2
4
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Full length ball bowled well outside off. Jonny Bairstow frees up his arms and drives beautifully through the covers.
31.1
0
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Good length ball outside off, pushed to covers for no runs.
DRINKS BREAK. England continue to stay ahead in this game. New Zealand however, have managed to get Root but England still have a lot of batting to come. Also, with Jonny Bairstow on a ton, England will be aiming to double their score. If New Zealand do not take wickets, they will probably be batted out of the game here. An action-packed passage of play waits ahead. Also, Matt Henry is back on.
31
over
31 | 6 Runs | HH: 200/2
30.6
2
Trent Boult to Jos Buttler, 200 UP FOR ENGLAND. A short ball, Buttler pulls it through square leg for a couple.
30.5
0
Trent Boult to Jos Buttler, Short and outside off, JB looks to pull but misses and gets a thick inside edge onto his body.
Slip comes out now.
30.4
4
Trent Boult to Jos Buttler, FOUR! PRISTINE! Buttler is off the mark in style! Full and outside off, Jos leans and drives it through cover-point to get going.
Trent Boult is now given the second official warning for running on the danger area. One more incidence and he will be off for this innings.
30.3
0
Trent Boult to Jos Buttler, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
30.2
0
Trent Boult to Jos Buttler, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
Interesting. Jos Buttler has been promoted to number 4, ahead of Morgan.
30.1
W
Trent Boult to Joe Root, OUT! Caught down the leg side! Root has to depart. There is something on Ultra Edge. A short ball, down the leg side, Root looked to pull but missed. There was a noise as the ball went past the bat and Latham appealed as soon as he collected. The umpire raised his finger but Root instantaneously went for the review. Ultra Edge confirms that there was a spike as soon as the ball went past the bat and Root has to depart cheaply today. The 71-run stand has been broken.
We have a review for a caught behind! Root has been adjudged caught down the leg side and New Zealand are confident. Root is confident as well and has referred it upstairs. There was a noise. And Ultra Edge is showing a spike when the ball passes the bat...
Trent Boult comes back on. 5-0-19-0 so far.
30
over
30 | 8 Runs | HH: 194/1
29.6
4
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! HUNDRED FOR BAIRSTOW! First English player to get two consecutive tons in a World Cup. He is pumped up. Jumps in the air, takes his helmet off and celebrates with a fist pump. Jonny boy is back. Gets to his milestone with a pull behind square leg. Short fine leg runs behind, mid-wicket runs across but neither get there in time!
29.5
0
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
29.4
4
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Fine shot. A short ball, around middle, Bairstow pulls it through mid-wicket and gets a boundary. A hit away from consecutive WC centuries.
29.3
0
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, Very full, almost a yorker, but down the leg side. Jonny plays all around it and misses his flick. Is hit on the pads and Southee appeals but umpire Ravi turns it down. Ball Tracker predicts it to be going down leg.
29.2
0
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
29.1
0
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, On a length outside off, Bairstow reaches out and drives it straight to point.
29
over
29 | 4 Runs | HH: 186/1
28.6
1
Jimmy Neesham to Jonny Bairstow, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
28.5
0
Jimmy Neesham to Jonny Bairstow, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.
28.4
1
Jimmy Neesham to Joe Root, Another short ball. Chest height ball and Root glides the ball to third man for a single. Also brings up 500 runs in this World cup for him.
28.3
0
Jimmy Neesham to Joe Root, Punches this back to the bowler.
28.2
1
Jimmy Neesham to Jonny Bairstow, Length ball on middle stump and JB pulls it to deep square leg for one.
28.1
1
Jimmy Neesham to Joe Root, The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
28
over
28 | 9 Runs | HH: 182/1
27.6
0
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, Full and outside off, played with nearly a horizontal bat, towards mid on.
27.5
6
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, SIX! High and handsome! First of the day. Full and outside off, Bairstow gets underneath this and sends it soaring straight back over the bowler's head, right behind the sightscreen. Moves into the 90s.
27.4
1
Tim Southee to Joe Root, Dropped short, going down the leg side, pulled to short fine leg for a run.
27.3
1
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, Around off, pushed down to mid on for a quick single.
27.2
0
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, Outside off, Bairstow looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
27.1
1
Tim Southee to Joe Root, Length delivery on off, Root taps it towards third man for a run.
Tim Southee back on now! 4-0-36-0 his figures so far.
27
over
27 | 5 Runs | HH: 173/1
26.6
0
Jimmy Neesham to Jonny Bairstow, Three dots in a row! Short and outside off again, Bairstow cuts but finds point.
26.5
0
Jimmy Neesham to Jonny Bairstow, Another dot! Slower one around off, Jonny guides it to point.
26.4
0
Jimmy Neesham to Jonny Bairstow, Good length and on off, JB pushes it to covers.
26.3
1
Jimmy Neesham to Joe Root, Good length around off, Root guides it down to third man and takes one. 50-run stand up between the two. So they have continued the good work from the openers.
26.2
1
Jimmy Neesham to Jonny Bairstow, Outside off, JB guides it down to third man for one.
26.2
1
Jimmy Neesham to Jonny Bairstow, WIDE! Way too short! Bairstow evades it and it has been wided.
26.1
2
Jimmy Neesham to Jonny Bairstow, On the pads, this is worked through backward square leg for an easy couple.
A halt in play here! Not sure why! The physio is out as Root seems to be having an issue. Maybe some breathing issue and the physio is seen helping him out. He now seems fine to continue as he is seen wearing his helmet. Also, Ross Taylor goes upto him and asks him if he is fine.
26
over
26 | 7 Runs | HH: 168/1
25.6
2
Mitchell Santner to Joe Root, Tossed up on off, Root drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
25.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, Flighted delivery on off, Bairstow punches it towards point for a single.
25.4
0
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, OHHH! This is slightly fuller and quicker outside off, Bairstow misreads the length and goes back to play this. He is late in bringing his bat down and the ball just about kisses the off pole.
25.3
2
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, Looks to play the slog sweep but it goes off the inner half towards fine leg for two.
25.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Joe Root, DROPPED! A tough chance though! This is flatter and outside off, Root looks to run it down to third man but it goes off the outside edge, hits the outer part of the glove and goes towards short third man for one.
25.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, A little turn there! This is flatter and on off, it straightens. Bairstow looks to defend but it goes off the outer half towards backward point for one.
25
over
25 | 5 Runs | HH: 161/1
24.6
2
Jimmy Neesham to Joe Root, On the pads, this is worked through backward square leg for two.
24.5
0
Jimmy Neesham to Joe Root, On middle, Root pushes it back to the bowler.
24.4
1
Jimmy Neesham to Jonny Bairstow, OUCH! That might have hurt! This is on a length and around middle, Bairstow looks to hit it over mid on but does not time it that well. It goes on the bounce to mid on who fails to collect it and it hits him on the chest. It goes away from him and a run is taken.
24.3
1
Jimmy Neesham to Joe Root, Shorter and outside off, Root guides it towards point where Guptill dives to his left and stops it but can't save the run.
24.2
0
Jimmy Neesham to Joe Root, This is on middle, Root works it towards mid-wicket.
24.1
1
Jimmy Neesham to Jonny Bairstow, Fuller and outside off, Bairstow looks to drive but it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
Jimmy Neesham is back!
24
over
24 | 11 Runs | HH: 156/1
23.6
2
Mitchell Santner to Joe Root, Flighted delivery on middle, Root flicks it uppishly towards mid-wicket where the fielder dives to stop it but it goes through him. The batsmen pick up a couple. 11 runs have come from the over.
23.5
0
Mitchell Santner to Joe Root, Floated delivery on off, Root drives it back towards the bowler.
23.4
4
Mitchell Santner to Joe Root, FOUR! Nice improvisation from Joe Root. Flighted delivery on off, Root plays a reverse sweep over third man for a boundary.
23.3
0
Mitchell Santner to Joe Root, Flighted delivery on off, Root defends it out.
23.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, The batsman rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball. One run added to the total. 150 up for England.
23.1
4
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! A half-tracker and it is put away! Short and on middle, Bairstow goes back quickly and pulls it over mid-wicket and bags a boundary. Santner just has not found his length today, he has bowled atleast one bad ball every over.
23
over
23 | 4 Runs | HH: 145/1
22.6
0
Matt Henry to Joe Root, On middle. Root works it to mid on.
22.5
1
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Back of a length on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
22.4
0
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Good bumper outside off! That was sharp. Bairstow evades it.
22.3
0
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, On the fuller side, Bairstow strokes it to mid off.
22.2
3
Matt Henry to Joe Root, Lovely shot! That deserved a boundary but England get one less! Back of a length on off, Root stands tall and pushes it through covers for three.
22.1
0
Matt Henry to Joe Root, Good length and on off, Root guides it towards gully.
22
over
22 | 6 Runs | HH: 141/1
21.6
0
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, This is angled into the off pole, JB goes to push it through the off side but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler. So a good comeback after going for a boundary.
21.5
0
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, On the stumps, Bairstow pushes it back to the bowler.
21.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Joe Root, A quick run! This is worked to the left of short fine leg and the batters change ends.
21.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, Flatter and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
21.2
4
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Santner is leaking runs today! This is short again and on middle, Bairstow looks to pull but it goes off the inner half through backward square leg for a boundary.
21.1
0
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, On the pads, this is worked to short fine leg.
Mitchell Santner is back into the attack.
21
over
21 | 2 Runs | HH: 135/1
20.6
1
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, This is on the pads, JB works it through mid-wicket for one. Just the two from the over.
20.5
0
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, A slower dipping full toss on off, Bairstow hits it to mid on.
20.4
0
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Outside off, Bairstow shoulders his arms to this one.
20.3
0
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, On a good length on off, Bairstow defends it off the front foot.
20.2
0
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Length delivery on off, Jonny plays it to point.
20.1
1
Matt Henry to Joe Root, On a length on off, Root plays it towards point for a run.
Matt Henry is back into the attack.
20
over
20 | 9 Runs | HH: 133/1
19.6
2
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, A couple to end! Shorter and on middle, Bairstow pulls it through mid-wicket for two.
19.5
4
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Spoils the over! Slightly short and around off, Bairstow picks the length early and hammers it through mid-wicket.
19.4
2
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, Almost! This is on the pads, Bairstow looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls towards fine leg and the batters take two.
19.3
0
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, Back of a length and on off, JB guides it to point.
19.2
0
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, On the fuller side on middle, Bairstow hits it towards mid on for no runs.
19.1
1
Tim Southee to Joe Root, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
19
over
19 | 9 Runs | HH: 124/1
18.6
1
Jimmy Neesham to Joe Root, Root is underway! This is outside off, Joe strokes it through covers for one. 9 runs but more importantly a wicket from the over.
18.5
0
Jimmy Neesham to Joe Root, Good length and on middle, Root blocks it out.
Joe Root is the new batsman in.
18.4
W
Jimmy Neesham to Jason Roy, OUT! TAKEN! Neesham gets the breakthrough. He has the last laugh. It seems like the two short balls were a set-up. He goes fuller this time and it is on off, Roy stays rooted to his crease and looks to drive but ends up playing ahead of his body. It hits the bat and goes straight to Santner at covers. A much-needed wicket for New Zealand as this partnership was probably taking the game away from them. Roy once again fails to convert. New Zealand will hope this is an opening for them.
18.3
4
Jimmy Neesham to Jason Roy, FOUR! Too short and Roy dispatches it! It is outside off and it sits up to be hit. Roy pulls it over mid-wicket and gets another boundary.
18.2
4
Jimmy Neesham to Jason Roy, FOUR! Picked his spot well! Neesham bangs it short and outside off, Roy knows mid on is in the ring so he flat-bats it over that fielder and bags a boundary.
18.1
0
Jimmy Neesham to Jason Roy, Roy makes room and Neesham follows him. Roy looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
18
over
18 | 4 Runs | HH: 115/0
17.6
1
Tim Southee to Jason Roy, On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one. A decent over by Southee.
17.5
1
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, Fuller and outside off, JB hits it through covers for one.
17.4
1
Tim Southee to Jason Roy, Well fielded! Roy comes down the track and hits it to the left of mid off. The fielder runs there, slides and keeps it down to one.
17.3
1
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, Slightly fuller around off, this is hit through cover-point for one.
17.2
0
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, Another one on a length and around off, Bairstow blocks it out.
17.1
0
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, Good length and on off, this is defended.
Tim Southee is back into the attack.
DRINKS! England going brilliantly at this stage! The platform is laid by the openers for a big score. New Zealand on the other hand, need wickets, not one but two at least. For now, it is difficult to see from where will the wicket come but they need someone to step up. Will England continue the domination after the break or will New Zealand fight back?
17
over
17 | 4 Runs | HH: 111/0
16.6
1
Jimmy Neesham to Jonny Bairstow, Good length and on off, Bairstow guides it down to third man for one.
16.5
2
Jimmy Neesham to Jonny Bairstow, Fifty for Bairstow now! He continues from where he left off against India. He would want to make it big now. He gets a freebie to get there. On the pads, he works this towards backward square leg for two.
16.4
0
Jimmy Neesham to Jonny Bairstow, Shorter and around off, Bairstow guides it to point.
16.3
0
Jimmy Neesham to Jonny Bairstow, On the fuller side, this is pushed back to the bowler.
16.2
1
Jimmy Neesham to Jason Roy, A single for Roy to get to his half ton! Consecutive ones for him. How dearly England missed him when he was out! He is back in the team and back amongst the runs. He gets there by guiding this past point for one.
16.1
0
Jimmy Neesham to Jason Roy, On the off pole, this is kept out.
Jimmy Neesham is into the attack.
16
over
16 | 3 Runs | HH: 107/0
15.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, On the stumps, Roy looks to hit it hard through the off side, it goes off the inner half through mid on for one. A good over by Santner this. New Zealand need a few more like this.
15.5
0
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, Fires it on the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.
15.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, Flatter and on off, JB pushes it through covers for one.
15.3
0
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, Flatter and on middle, this is pushed towards mid-wicket.
15.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, Shorter and quicker on off, Roy chops it towards point for one.
15.1
0
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, Flatter and on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
15
over
15 | 11 Runs | HH: 104/0
14.6
4
Colin de Grandhomme to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Once again a deft touch! This is shorter and just outside off, Bairstow guides it past backward point once again and it races away to the fence. Expensive start for Colin.
14.5
0
Colin de Grandhomme to Jonny Bairstow, On the middle pole, this is worked to mid-wicket.
14.4
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Jason Roy, 100 up for England as Roy eases it down to long off for one.
14.3
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Jonny Bairstow, On middle, this is hit down to long on for one. 400 runs for Bairstow in this World Cup.
14.2
4
Colin de Grandhomme to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Deft! Lovely shot! The slightest of width on offer and that was enough. Bairstow just waits for it and then opens the face at the last moment and guides it through backward point for a boundary.
14.1
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Jason Roy, This is on middle, Roy pushes it down to long off for one.
Colin de Grandhomme is into the attack.
14
over
14 | 7 Runs | HH: 93/0
13.6
0
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, Quicker and on middle, this is pushed to mid-wicket.
13.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, This is on the pads, Roy works it through square leg for one.
13.4
0
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, Comes down the track early, Santner spots that and bowls it short. Roy pushes it back to the bowler.
13.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, Uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of it, Bairstow works it towards mid-wicket for one.
13.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, Another tossed up ball on off, Roy hits it down to long off for one.
13.1
4
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, FOUR! Classic shot from Jason Roy. Tossed up outside off, Roy drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
13
over
13 | 8 Runs | HH: 86/0
12.6
1
Matt Henry to Jason Roy, A single to end a productive over for England. Roy dances down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He mistimes it to mid off for one.
12.5
2
Matt Henry to Jason Roy, On the shorter side, Roy works it through mid-wicket and takes an easy two.
12.4
0
Matt Henry to Jason Roy, Good length and on off, Roy keeps it out.
12.3
1
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, On the shorter side, Bairstow pulls it through mid-wicket and takes one.
12.2
4
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Glorious! Shot of the day probably! Very full and on middle, Bairstow strokes it past mid on with a straight bat and the ball races away to the fence.
12.1
0
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, On the fuller side on middle, this is hit to mid on.
12
over
12 | 10 Runs | HH: 78/0
11.6
2
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, Uppish but wide! Santner floats it up again around off, Roy once again opens his hands and gets it over covers for two. 10 runs from the over. Santner has bowled two expensive overs till now.
11.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Jonny Bairstow, Fuller on off, Bairstow hits it down to long off for one.
11.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, On middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
11.3
0
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, Flatter and on middle, Roy pushes it to covers.
11.2
4
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, FOUR! What a shot that is! This is fuller and on off, Roy once again stays leg side of the delivery and just opens his hands at the last moment, lofts it over extra cover and it races to the fence.
11.1
2
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, On the fuller side, Roy stays leg side of the ball and hits it wide of long off for two.
Mitchell Santner is back on now!
11
over
11 | 1 Runs | HH: 68/0
10.6
0
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Back-to-back good overs for New Zealand! Good length and on off, this is defended out.
10.5
0
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Just the single from the over so far! Fuller and on middle, JB works it to mid on.
10.4
0
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, This is on middle, Bairstow works it to mid-wicket. Another dot!
10.3
0
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.
10.2
0
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
10.1
1
Matt Henry to Jason Roy, This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
Powerplay 2 is signaled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the circle till the 40th over.
10
over
10 | 1 Runs | HH: 67/0
9.6
0
Trent Boult to Jonny Bairstow, A dot to end Powerplay 1! England have dominated it, it could have been a lot worse for New Zealand but they managed to pull things back a little towards the end. England are 67 for 0. The last ball is a length delivery around off, Bairstow pushes it towards mid off. Cover dives to his right and saves it.
9.5
0
Trent Boult to Jonny Bairstow, Good length and on off, this is pushed to mid off. Also, a first official warning for Boult as he runs onto the danger area.
9.4
1
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
9.3
0
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, Roy misses out there! He was guilty of going too hard at it. This is a full toss outside off, Roy swings hard but it goes off the inner half to mid on.
9.2
0
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, Almost plays it on! This is on middle, Roy looks to play it late but ends up chopping it to the keeper.
9.1
0
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, Slightly fuller and on off, Roy strokes it to covers.
9
over
9 | 7 Runs | HH: 66/0
8.6
1
Matt Henry to Jason Roy, This is outside off, Roy opens the face and guides it down to third man for one.
8.5
0
Matt Henry to Jason Roy, The batsman has driven it through mid on.
8.4
4
Matt Henry to Jason Roy, TOP EDGE AND FOUR! Fortune favors the brave and that is exactly the case here! Short and on middle, Roy looks to pull it off the front foot, it goes off the top edge over the keeper for a boundary.
8.3
1
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Fuller and on middle, JB works it through mid-wicket for another single.
8.2
1
Matt Henry to Jason Roy, Once again it does not come off the middle. Henry rolls his fingers on this delivery and it is on off, Roy once again looks to force it through the off side but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.
8.1
0
Matt Henry to Jason Roy, That seemed to have stuck in the surface! This is outside off and on a length, Roy looks to hit it through the off side but the ball comes off slow from the surface. It goes off the inner half to mid on.
8
over
8 | 6 Runs | HH: 59/0
7.6
1
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, Almost plays it on! This is bowled outside off and it is slightly ahead of a length. Roy goes after it away from the body, it hits the inside edge and goes close past the leg pole, towards the leg side for one.
7.5
0
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, Around off and on a fuller length, Roy looks to hit it through the off side but it goes off the inner half to mid on.
7.4
0
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, Goes back to landing it on a length around off, Roy defends it to mid off.
7.3
4
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, FOUR! Dismissed! On the shorter side and around off, Roy picks the length early, he goes back and smashes it through mid-wicket. No stopping those.
7.2
0
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, Another good length ball on off, Roy defends it to point.
7.1
1
Trent Boult to Jonny Bairstow, On the fuller side, Bairstow strokes it to mid off for one.
7
over
7 | 5 Runs | HH: 53/0
6.6
0
Matt Henry to Jason Roy, Roy is not happy with himself! This is on the pads, Roy misses the flick, it hits the pad and rolls to the keeper. He misses out on a boundary there and he knows that.
6.5
1
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Slightly fuller this time, Bairstow pushes it towards mid on and gets to the other end.
6.4
0
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Back of a length on middle, JB defends it to mid on.
6.4
1
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Down the leg side, Bairstow lets it be and it has been wided.
6.3
0
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Fuller and on off, Bairstow strokes it to mid off.
6.2
2
Matt Henry to Jonny Bairstow, Once again a little too straight, Bairstow works it through mid-wicket for a brace. 50 up for England.
6.1
1
Matt Henry to Jason Roy, Roy uses his feet but Henry bangs it shorter in length. Roy pushes it towards mid on for one.
Matt Henry is into the attack.
6
over
6 | 4 Runs | HH: 48/0
5.6
0
Trent Boult to Jonny Bairstow, A dot to end a good over by Boult! Just the boundary from it. New Zealand need a few more like this. Back of a length on middle, Jonny keeps it out.
5.5
0
Trent Boult to Jonny Bairstow, Goes back to bowling length and lands it around off, JB stands tall and keeps it out.
5.4
4
Trent Boult to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Overpitches and pays the price! Full and outside off, Bairstow nonchalantly lofts it over covers and finds the boundary. So New Zealand are bowling one bad ball per over which England are taking full toll off.
5.3
0
Trent Boult to Jonny Bairstow, Good length and on off, JB pushes it firmly but straight to covers.
5.2
0
Trent Boult to Jonny Bairstow, Another good-looking drive! This is fuller and around off, Jonny pushes it to mid off.
5.1
0
Trent Boult to Jonny Bairstow, Lovely delivery! This lands on off and it angles away. Bairstow goes back and tries to defend but it beats the outside edge of the bat.
5
over
5 | 13 Runs | HH: 44/0
4.6
1
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, A single now as Bairstow works it through square leg for one. Another huge over. 13 from it.
4.5
4
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! New Zealand are just not sure where to bowl at the moment! They are under serious pressure. Southee goes short but it won't trouble Bairstow at his pace. Jonny goes back and hammers it over square leg for a boundary.
4.4
4
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Just over! Back-to-back boundaries! Full and outside off, Bairstow lofts it over the cover-point fielder who stretches his hand upwards, it goes over him and a boundary results.
4.3
4
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Too straight and it is easy for Bairstow! This is fuller and on the pads, Jonny clips it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
4.2
0
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, On off this time and it is on a length. JB works it with the angle to mid on.
4.1
0
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, This is on middle, Bairstow pushes it to mid on.
4
over
4 | 6 Runs | HH: 31/0
3.6
0
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, BEATEN! This is bowled full and outside off, Roy goes after it away from his body but does not connect.
3.5
0
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, A wild swing there! This is outside off, Roy looks to heave it on the leg side, it goes off the inner half towards square leg.
3.4
4
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, FOUR LEG BYES! Poor ball and Boult pays the price! This is down the leg side. Roy looks to flick but misses. It hits the pads and races to the fine leg fence. England are off to a flier here.
3.3
0
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, Good stop! Slightly shorter and outside off, Roy goes after it. The ball goes off the under edge towards first slip where Guptill sticks his hand out and stops it.
3.2
2
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, This is outside off, Roy guides it past the diving point fielder for a brace.
3.1
0
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, Back of a length on middle, Roy defends it onto the ground.
3
over
3 | 10 Runs | HH: 25/0
2.6
2
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, A couple to end! So three good overs in a row for England ! This is around off, it shapes away late. Bairstow looks to push at it but does so inside the line. The ball goes off the outside edge down to third man. Boult runs to his left, slides and stops it.
2.5
0
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, Gets his line right this time and attacks the stumps, Bairstow defends it onto the ground.
2.4
4
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! It is raining boundaries here! Consecutive ones for Jonny Bairstow. Once again there is room on offer and it is outside off. JB hits it through covers, off the front foot this time and it races away.
2.3
4
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Too much width on offer and Bairstow pounces on it. He opens his account with a boundary as well. Short and outside off again, Jonny pushes it through covers and the ball races away to the fence.
2.2
0
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, On the shorter side again and outside off, JB looks to cut but ends up mistiming it to covers.
2.1
0
Tim Southee to Jonny Bairstow, On the shorter side on middle, Bairstow works it to mid-wicket.
Just the single over for Santner. Tim Southee is into the attack. Can he make an impact straightaway?
2
over
2 | 6 Runs | HH: 15/0
1.6
2
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, A couple to end another good over for England! Back of a length on off, Roy stands tall and pushes it through covers for two.
1.5
4
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, FOUR! Roy is dealing in boundaries! A slower one and it is fuller in length on the pads, Roy works it through mid-wicket and it races away. Not sure why Boult bowled that! He is getting swing out there so why go for the slower one.
1.4
0
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, On the shorter side this time and this is angled away. Roy goes back and keeps it out.
1.3
0
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, Lovely shot and well fielded! This is on off and fuller in length. No swing this time, Roy hits it through the line to the right of mid off where the fielder dives to his right and saves it.
1.2
0
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, Another appeal, this time for caught behind but it is off the pads! Down the leg side, Roy looks to flick but misses. It brushes his pads and goes to the keeper.
1.1
0
Trent Boult to Jason Roy, A huge, huge shout by Boult! But the umpire is unmoved. A good start for Boult. He starts on middle and then gets it to tail back in. Roy looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. Going down leg.
Trent Boult to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
1
over
1 | 9 Runs | HH: 9/0
0.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, A single to end a very good first over for England. This is on the pads, Roy works it through mid-wicket for one.
0.5
0
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, Slower through the air this time and it lands on off, Roy pushes it with the turn to covers.
0.4
4
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, FOUR! A gift! A full toss outside off, Roy just needs to find the gap. He does so as he hits it through covers and the ball races away to the fence.
0.3
0
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, Flatter again and on middle, Roy slaps it to point.
0.2
0
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, Floats it up on the stumps, this is pushed to covers.
0.1
4
Mitchell Santner to Jason Roy, FOUR BYES! What a start that is! A brilliant delivery! This is flatter and it starts on off, Roy goes back and looks to cut but the ball keeps drifting in. Roy misses, it goes past the leg pole, the keeper fails to collect it and it goes to the fine leg fence.
Done and dusted with the National Anthems. We are all set to begin. The New Zealand players are out in the middle. Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy will open the batting for England. We have a surprise here. It is Mitchell Santner who will start the proceedings for New Zealand.
It is time for the National Anthems! Both the teams make their way out to the middle. New Zealand will sing their first and then England will have their chance.
NEW ZEALAND (PLAYING XI) - Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (IN FOR LOCKIE FERGUSON), Matt Henry (IN FOR ISH SODHI), Trent Boult.
ENGLAND (UNCHANGED PLAYING XI) - Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, says they wanted to bat too, the surface is expected to stay good though and he hopes they can restrict England to a low total. Informs they have two changes, Southee and Henry come in for Sodhi and Ferguson. Further adds Ferguson has been outstanding so he is a big miss, it is just a hamstring niggle so hope he gets fine soon. States Southee has always been good for them and he hopes he can make an impact.
England skipper, Eoin Morgan, says the pitch and overhead conditions are why they want to bat first, it seems to get slower in the second half as the pitches have not been as good as they have been before. States it is a fantastic game for them, a lot is at stake, it is like a quarter final, they are trying their best and they are giving it their all. Mentions the India win was a big confidence booster and the mood in the dressing room is fine. Further adds every game they play is a chance to show how far they have come after their defeat against New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup, the Kiwis are a strong side and hopefully they come out on top.
TOSS - Up goes the coin and it lands in the favor of Eoin Morgan. ENGLAND WILL BAT FIRST!
We are at the end of the group stages and we are yet not sure as to who will be the top 4 playing the knockout games. We have two teams, India and Australia but two spots are still vacant. Today, we surely will be figuring out who the third semi finalist will be as England lock horns with New Zealand. The equation is simple, the side winning today confirms its spot in the semi final. A lot at stake so both the teams will be giving it their all. A cracking encounter can be expected. Stay tuned for the toss and teams.
England
Jonny Bairstow
Bat/Bow
Jason Roy
Bat/Bow
Joe Root
Bat/Bow
Eoin Morgan
CAP/Bat/Bow
Ben Stokes
Bat/Bow
Jos Buttler
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Chris Woakes
Bat/Bow
Liam Plunkett
Bat/Bow
Adil Rashid
Bat/Bow
Jofra Archer
Bat/Bow
Mark Wood
Bat/Bow
New Zealand
Martin Guptill
Bat/Bow
Henry Nicholls
Bat/Bow
Kane Williamson
CAP/Bat/Bow
Ross Taylor
Bat/Bow
Tom Latham
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Jimmy Neesham
Bat/Bow
Colin de Grandhomme
Bat/Bow
Mitchell Santner
Bat/Bow
Tim Southee
Bat/Bow
Matt Henry
Bat/Bow
Trent Boult
Bat/Bow
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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

Team
P
W
D
L
PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

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