England vs New Zealand Highlights, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: England confirmed themselves of a spot in the last four with strong performance, defeating New Zealand by 87 runs to register their second win.
England vs New Zealand Highlights, ICC Champions Trophy 2017

England confirmed themselves of a spot in the last four with strong performance, defeating New Zealand by 87 runs to register their second win in as many games in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.


Chasing 311 for victory, New Zealand lost the plot after in-form skipper Kane Williamson (87) departed at a crucial juncture and could only manage 223 all out in 44.3 overs.


But from the moment Williamson fell for 87 from 98 balls, unhinged by a ball from Mark Wood which reared at him from just short of a length, they looked ill equipped to compete, losing their last eight wickets for 67 in 14 overs.


The hosts had Liam Plunkett to thank for his 4/55 in 9.3 overs while Jake Ball and Adil Rashid picked up two wickets each.


New Zealand can still reach the semi-finals if they beat Bangladesh in their final game and Australia lose to England.


New Zealand lost their first wicket just four balls into their innings when Luke Ronchi was clean bowled for a golden duck by Ball.


Martin Guptill (27) and Williamson dug in before the former edged an intended drive off all-rounder Stokes to Root at a wide slip.


Both Williamson, posting his fifth fifty in as many ODIs against England, and Taylor were hit on the helmet by fast bowler Liam Plunkett, who finished with four for 55.


But Williamson still drove Wood back over his head for four at a Cardiff ground rivalling Wellington as a windswept venue.


Taylor, without being at his fluent best, offered sound support in a stand of 95.


Plunkett, who is determined to step up to become one-day attack leader in the absence of Chris Woakes, was to take the last three New Zealand wickets in five balls to send a disappointing crowd who had braved the cold home happy.


England seemed to have fallen 10 or 20 short of par even though they reached their 23rd score of 300 plus since the World Cup.


Root, fresh from his career-best 133 not out against Bangladesh, twice drove left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner for six.


Hales slapped Milne high over long-off before he was bowled next ball by Milne.


Root, deprived of the strike during a stand of 54 with Stokes, saw his innings end when he played on trying to carve Anderson, while Stokes uppercut Trent Boult straight to Milne at third man.


Buttler extravagantly ‘flicked’ Boult for six and flat-batted another off Milne.


Plunkett joined in by pulling Milne for a six that brought up England’s 300.




Source:India.com

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