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England vs New Zealand live score, ICC Champions Trophy 2017

England 310/10 (49.3 ov)
New Zealand 223/10 (44.3 ov) Run rate 5.03
Refresh England win by 87 runs
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Trent Boult 0 0 0 0 0
Bowler O M R W Econ
Liam Plunkett 9.3 0 55 4 5.79
Mark Wood 9 0 32 1 3.56

Updated: Oct 20, 2017 08:48 | Published: Jun 06, 2017 14:30

England vs New Zealand live commentary

Well, that's it here from us at Sportskeeda. It seems like it was a pretty long game of cricket today. Time to relax now. Well, in tomorrow's fixture it is the mighty South Africans taking on the unpredictable Pakistan. Don't forget to join us for the live coverage tomorrow. Till then, this is Tejas Venkatesh signing off. Goodnight and see you all tomorrow again.
The rains were expected to grab headlines today but it has been the English side that has ended up grabbing the headlines. Their batsmen were brilliant and kept the scoreboard ticking but it was their bowlers who put the game to bed and handed them a spot in the semi-finals of the tournament. For New Zealand, it was a tough day on the field for them. Williamson would have opted to bat first had he known what was going to come from the England bowlers. 
Eoin Morgan says, "We weren't pleased. We felt we were 15-20 runs short. We gave ourselves quite a big chance to post a big score. New Zealand bowled well and the pitch was a little two-paced and our bowlers did outstandingly well and this bunch has a lot of potential. It is crucial that out bowlers bat and it has been one of our strengths in the last couple of years."

Kane Williamson says, "Yes I think the England team bat deep and to restrict them to 310 was an above par score. Credit to the way their bowlers went about their business. We were trying to get momentum and get partnerships but it was a tough surface to start on and the pitch played its part as well. The wicket was up and down and we had to watch hard."
The player of the match is Jake Ball
The loss now means that NZ need a win against Bangladesh in their final game of the round-robin stage. In addition to that, they need to Australians to lose to the host, England. The home team, England have qualified for the semi-finals yet again. They are also the first team to qualify for the semi-finals in this edition.
Plunkett quelled the NZ batsmen's confidence and in the end, he managed to pick up four wickets from the fixture. Overall, it was the way the four pacers knit together to put up an impressive display and not to forget Adil Rashid's contribution. He was widely expected to be benched against but he showcased why he is not someone who should be regularly benched.
The English bowlers had everything under their control right from the start. Mark Wood and Jake Ball were magnificent with the new ball. Then came Liam Plunkett. Once he started getting the ball to bounce from awkward places, there was no way back for the Kiwis.
New Zealand have been bundled out for 223 runs. It was a pretty dismal performance with the bat from the Kiwis but Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson are an exception to that. The duo is the only pair who looked promising to taking NZ home today, but it wasn't to be.
44.3 OUT! Caught. Liam Plunkett to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket, by Roy. In the air-rrr and gone. That is it. It was really towards the end. Last three wickets fell in the space of just 11 balls.
44.2 Liam Plunkett to Tim Southee. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Root.
44.1 OUT! Caught. Liam Plunkett to Adam Milne. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air under control to mid on, by Rashid. Milne departs. Tries to get it past mid-on but it was awfully mistimed and Rashid completes the formalities.
It is only a matter of time before England triumph in this game. NZ have run out of steam. 
OVER
44
Runs Scored: 8
Bowler: Mark Wood
Score after 44 overs: 223/8(rr 5.07)
Over Summary: lb 1 1 . 1 1
43.6 Mark Wood to Adam Milne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hales.
43.5 Mark Wood to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front dropped, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Morgan.
43.4 Mark Wood to Tim Southee. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
43.3 Mark Wood to Adam Milne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Roy.
43.2 Mark Wood to Tim Southee. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hales.
43.1 Mark Wood to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front working, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs.
From now, it is more like practice for the tailenders. A loss in this game means that New Zealand have to beat Bangladesh in their final fixture and also hope that England extend their scintillating form to beat the Aussies in their final match.
OVER
43
Runs Scored: 7
Bowler: Liam Plunkett
Score after 43 overs: 215/8(rr 5.00)
Over Summary: 1 1 . 1 W 4
42.6 FOUR! Liam Plunkett to Adam Milne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Inside edge and it was too quick. Buttler could hardly move before it raced past him.
42.5 OUT! Caught. Liam Plunkett to Corey Anderson. Back of a length, down leg side down the track pulling, mis-timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket, by Hales. Anderson backed himself to clear the longer side of the fence and is out caught by Hales. That could ring the victory bells for England.
42.4 Liam Plunkett to Adam Milne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to point for 1 run, shy attempt by Roy.
42.3 Liam Plunkett to Adam Milne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
42.2 Liam Plunkett to Corey Anderson. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ball.
42.1 Liam Plunkett to Adam Milne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rashid.
The required rate has gone past 12 runs an over and the Kiwis have probably failed to take note of that, at least Corey Anderson for the matter. Eight overs to go. It will all be from the fast bowlers from here.
OVER
42
Runs Scored: 4
Bowler: Adil Rashid
Score after 42 overs: 208/7(rr 4.95)
Over Summary: W 1 1 . . 1 .
41.6 Adil Rashid to Corey Anderson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
Venue: The SSE SWALEC, Cardiff
Match Start Time: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 03:00 PM IST