ICC Champions Trophy : England beat New Zealand and seal spot in semifinals

England defeated New Zealand by 87 runs to become the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

England produced a fine bowling and fielding display to bundle out New Zealand for 223 in 44.3 overs after setting a target of 311 for the Kiwis to chase. Kane Williamson top-scored for the Blackcaps with 87. Corey Anderson picking three wickets for the Kiwis.

Joe Root made 64 runs and Jos Buttler  61 runs brilliant innings helped team England in posting a total of 310 runs.  Liam Plunkett was the pick of the English bowlers as he finished with 4/55.

What captains said after the match ?

Eoin Morgan: I think it went okay. We put ourselves in a really good position. We gave ourselves every chance to get a big score, and it came off nicely. We actually learnt from our batting innings. We put a lot of cross-seamers and cutters today, and I thought our bowlers were outstanding

Kane Williamson: I think in all areas, England outplayed us today. Credit to them for the way they conducted business today. We were trying to get that partnership, and momentum. Even though we got the partnership, we were trying to increase the run-rate. It was a tough surface, and we did lose wickets. England used the dimensions of the ground very well. 

England (ENG) Scorecard

BATTING

R B 4S 6S
Jason Roy b Adam Milne 13 23 2 0
Alex Hales b Adam Milne 56 62 3 2
Joe Root b Corey Anderson 64 65 4 2
Eoin Morgan (C) c Luke Ronchi b Corey Anderson 13 12 2 0
Ben Stokes c Adam Milne b Trent Boult 48 53 4 2
Jos Buttler (W) not out 61 48 2 2
Moeen Ali c Trent Boult b Corey Anderson 12 11 0 1
Adil Rashid lbw b Mitchell Santner 12 11 1 0
Liam Plunkett c Tim Southee b Adam Milne 15 10 1 1
Mark Wood c Ross Taylor b Tim Southee 0 1 0 0
Jake Ball c Trent Boult b Tim Southee 0 1 0 0
 
Total: 310-10 in overs 49.3 (6.29 runs per over)
Extras: 16 (b – 0, w – 11, nb – 0, Penalty – 0)
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Jason Roy, 8 ov), 2-118 (Alex Hales, 21 ov), 3-134 (Eoin Morgan, 24.3 ov), 4-188 (Joe Root, 33.3 ov), 5-210 (Ben Stokes, 37.3 ov), 6-230 (Moeen Ali, 40.3 ov), 7-260 (Adil Rashid, 44 ov), 8-309 (Liam Plunkett, 49 ov), 9-310 (Mark Wood, 49.2 ov), 10-310 (Jake Ball, 49.3 ov),
 

BOWLING

O M R W
Tim Southee 9.3 0 44 2
Trent Boult 10 0 56 1
Adam Milne 10 0 79 3
Corey Anderson 9 0 55 3
Mitchell Santner 8 0 54 1
Jimmy Neesham 3 0 17 0

New Zealand (NZ) Scorecard

BATTING

R B 4S 6S
Martin Guptill c Joe Root b Ben Stokes 27 33 4 0
Luke Ronchi (W) b Jake Ball 0 1 0 0
Kane Williamson (C) c Jos Buttler b Mark Wood 87 98 8 0
Ross Taylor c Joe Root b Jake Ball 39 59 3 0
Neil Broom lbw b Adil Rashid 11 21 0 0
Jimmy Neesham c Alex Hales b Liam Plunkett 18 14 1 1
Corey Anderson c Alex Hales b Liam Plunkett 10 15 1 0
Mitchell Santnerst Jos Buttler b Adil Rashid 3 9 0 0
Adam Milne c Adil Rashid b Liam Plunkett 10 11 1 0
Tim Southee c Jason Roy b Liam Plunkett 2 6 0 0
Trent Boult not out 0 0 0 0
 
Total: 223-10 in overs 44.3 (5.03 runs per over)
Extras: 16 (b – 4, w – 4, nb – 0, Penalty – 0)
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Luke Ronchi, 0.4 ov), 2-63 (Martin Guptill, 13.3 ov), 3-158 (Kane Williamson, 30.2 ov), 4-168 (Ross Taylor, 33.4 ov), 5-191 (Jimmy Neesham, 37 ov), 6-194 (Neil Broom, 38 ov), 7-205(Mitchell Santner, 41.0 ov), 8-211 (Corey Anderson, 42.5 ov), 9-223 (Adam Milne, 44.1 ov), 10-223(Tim Southee, 44.3 ov),
 

BOWLING

O M R W
Jake Ball 8 2 31 2
Mark Wood 9 0 32 1
Liam Plunkett 9.3 0 55 4
Ben Stokes 8 0 46 1
Adil Rashid 10 0 47 2

 

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