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
|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|
New Zealand (NZ) Scorecard
|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|