ICC Cricket World Cup, 9th Match, Pool A: New Zealand v England at Wellington, Feb 20, 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup - 9th match, Pool A
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 226 balls remaining)
20 February 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)
  England innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal IR Bell b Southee 8 18 17 1 0 47.05
4.1 84.2 mph, oh what a beaut. Beats the outside edge to hit the top of off stump. That is a peach. Angling in but swinging away. Lands around off. Bell has been in this mode where he is trying to stay beside the line to open up the off side. So he is not quite behind the line of this, and the ball swings to beat his bat. Off stump, bu-bye 18/1
View dismissal MM Ali b Southee 20 31 15 4 0 133.33
6.2 84.5 mph, that's the one-two. Bowl a bouncer to those who don't like bouncers. Have them expecting another one and thus staying back. Slip in a full one. Take the edge or hit the the stumps. Southee has hit the off stump here. This has swung back in towards the base of the off stump and squeezes under it. Apart from staying back he has played woefully down the wrong line 36/2
View dismissal GS Ballance c Williamson b Boult 10 46 26 0 0 38.46
13.1 86.8 mph, Ballance is back, this is a shortish delivery, has some width too, and is there to be hit. But the ball just doesn't come on. Ballance has to wait. He tries to check the shot, but because his feet haven't moved he is not close to the line of the ball. He ends up toe-ending this softly. A simple catch to short cover. Boult gets a seventh over, and he has struck first ball 57/3
View dismissal JE Root c Vettori b Milne 46 123 70 3 0 65.71
33.2 86.9 mph, Milne and Root have denied Southee a shot at best-ever figures in a WC match. Milne is short of a length again, Root looks to pull, it gets a bit big, takes the top edge, and settled with Vettori at fine leg 123/10
View dismissal EJG Morgan* c Milne b Vettori 17 51 41 1 0 41.46
25.6 59.2 mph, Milne you beauty. Fast bowlers are not supposed to make impossible saves and take flying catches in the outfield. But Milne does. Morgan looks to drive hard at this, but the ball doesn't quite come on. He is early into the shot but is quite forceful, which means this goes in the air and travels a long way. The trouble is, it seems it straight enough of long-on. Milne, though, has judged it to perfection and puts in the last-second dive. Full length mind you. Almost ala McGrath at Adelaide Oval 104/4
View dismissal JWA Taylor b Southee 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
26.2 83.3 mph, what captaincy, what bowling. McCullum calls his strike bowler. Look, get me a wicket. Southee bowls one wide outswinger. That draws an appeal. And now he bowls an outswinging yorker that beats the outside edge of the new batsman and pings back the off stump. What a joy to watch the aggressive approach and the execution thereof by New Zealand 104/5
View dismissal JC Buttler c †Ronchi b Southee 3 8 7 0 0 42.85
28.1 83.6 mph, lovely outswing bowling. Southee has a four-for. This is on a length, not too wide, you can't keep leaving them alone all day long in ODIs. Buttler pushes at it, Southee gets enough movement away to take the edge and England are six down 108/6
View dismissal CR Woakes b Southee 1 3 2 0 0 50.00
28.4 86.2 mph, Southee. Unplayable Southee. Has a Michelle now. Four of them have been bowled to outswingers that have hit the off stump. That's beautiful. Outswingers hitting the top of off. Too good for a No. 8. Woakes' only mistake here is, he is not forward. Southee loves it. Gives him the space to let this outswinger drop and then move past the outside edge to hit the top of off. Nothing wrong in the pitch here. Just high-quality swing bowling and aggressive captaincy 110/7
View dismissal SCJ Broad c Vettori b Southee 4 10 10 0 0 40.00
30.4 82.0 mph, Southee has six. Broad needs talking to. Ordinary attitude to batting. Running away and hoping for the best. He has moved away from leg, and just put his bat there. The leading edge to the full ball carried to mid-off where Vettori takes a two-hander to his left 116/8
View dismissal ST Finn c Taylor b Southee 0 10 8 0 0 0.00
32.3 84.1 mph, Seven for Southee. This is lovely stuff. Just floats in an outswinger outside off, Finn follows it, edges it to Taylor at first slip. Best figures for a NZer in a WC match. Root is left stranded, but he really should have protected Finn and not taken the single first ball 117/9
JM Anderson not out 1 5 2 0 0 50.00
Extras (lb 6, w 7) 13
  Total (all out; 33.2 overs; 153 mins) 123 (3.69 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets TG Southee 9 0 33 7 3.66 38 4 0 (3w)
4.1 to Bell, 84.2 mph, oh what a beaut. Beats the outside edge to hit the top of off stump. That is a peach. Angling in but swinging away. Lands around off. Bell has been in this mode where he is trying to stay beside the line to open up the off side. So he is not quite behind the line of this, and the ball swings to beat his bat. Off stump, bu-bye 18/1
6.2 to Ali, 84.5 mph, that's the one-two. Bowl a bouncer to those who don't like bouncers. Have them expecting another one and thus staying back. Slip in a full one. Take the edge or hit the the stumps. Southee has hit the off stump here. This has swung back in towards the base of the off stump and squeezes under it. Apart from staying back he has played woefully down the wrong line 36/2
26.2 to Taylor, 83.3 mph, what captaincy, what bowling. McCullum calls his strike bowler. Look, get me a wicket. Southee bowls one wide outswinger. That draws an appeal. And now he bowls an outswinging yorker that beats the outside edge of the new batsman and pings back the off stump. What a joy to watch the aggressive approach and the execution thereof by New Zealand 104/5
28.1 to Buttler, 83.6 mph, lovely outswing bowling. Southee has a four-for. This is on a length, not too wide, you can't keep leaving them alone all day long in ODIs. Buttler pushes at it, Southee gets enough movement away to take the edge and England are six down 108/6
28.4 to Woakes, 86.2 mph, Southee. Unplayable Southee. Has a Michelle now. Four of them have been bowled to outswingers that have hit the off stump. That's beautiful. Outswingers hitting the top of off. Too good for a No. 8. Woakes' only mistake here is, he is not forward. Southee loves it. Gives him the space to let this outswinger drop and then move past the outside edge to hit the top of off. Nothing wrong in the pitch here. Just high-quality swing bowling and aggressive captaincy 110/7
30.4 to Broad, 82.0 mph, Southee has six. Broad needs talking to. Ordinary attitude to batting. Running away and hoping for the best. He has moved away from leg, and just put his bat there. The leading edge to the full ball carried to mid-off where Vettori takes a two-hander to his left 116/8
32.3 to Finn, 84.1 mph, Seven for Southee. This is lovely stuff. Just floats in an outswinger outside off, Finn follows it, edges it to Taylor at first slip. Best figures for a NZer in a WC match. Root is left stranded, but he really should have protected Finn and not taken the single first ball 117/9
View wicket TA Boult 10 2 32 1 3.20 39 1 0 (1w)
13.1 to Ballance, 86.8 mph, Ballance is back, this is a shortish delivery, has some width too, and is there to be hit. But the ball just doesn't come on. Ballance has to wait. He tries to check the shot, but because his feet haven't moved he is not close to the line of the ball. He ends up toe-ending this softly. A simple catch to short cover. Boult gets a seventh over, and he has struck first ball 57/3
View wicket AF Milne 5.2 1 25 1 4.68 21 3 0 (2w)
33.2 to Root, 86.9 mph, Milne and Root have denied Southee a shot at best-ever figures in a WC match. Milne is short of a length again, Root looks to pull, it gets a bit big, takes the top edge, and settled with Vettori at fine leg 123/10
View wicket DL Vettori 7 0 19 1 2.71 25 0 0
25.6 to Morgan, 59.2 mph, Milne you beauty. Fast bowlers are not supposed to make impossible saves and take flying catches in the outfield. But Milne does. Morgan looks to drive hard at this, but the ball doesn't quite come on. He is early into the shot but is quite forceful, which means this goes in the air and travels a long way. The trouble is, it seems it straight enough of long-on. Milne, though, has judged it to perfection and puts in the last-second dive. Full length mind you. Almost ala McGrath at Adelaide Oval 104/4
  CJ Anderson 2 0 8 0 4.00 8 1 0 (1w)
  New Zealand innings (target: 124 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Guptill b Woakes 22 48 22 3 0 100.00
9.3 86.6 mph, bowled'im. England need eight more such deliveries. They have discussed a miracle theory during the break. Guptill stays back to a length ball, which skids through to burst through his defence and knock the stumps back 112/2
View dismissal BB McCullum* b Woakes 77 39 25 8 7 308.00
7.1 86.7 mph, has he bottom-edged this full toss onto the stumps? He gives him the charge, Woakes bowls a high full toss, which McCullum tries to hit into the off side, and misses and it hits the top of the stumps. McCullum waits to see if this is over waist high, but the replays show it isn't. Lovely innings comes to an end. What joy to watch him captain and bat. Misses out on the fastest ODI hundred and fifty, but has broken his own record for the fastest fifty in a World Cup match 105/1
KS Williamson not out 9 23 22 1 0 40.90
LRPL Taylor not out 5 14 5 1 0 100.00
Extras (lb 4, w 8) 12
  Total (2 wickets; 12.2 overs; 62 mins) 125 (10.13 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  JM Anderson 5 0 37 0 7.40 16 5 0 (3w)
  SCJ Broad 2.2 0 27 0 11.57 7 3 1 (1w)
  ST Finn 2 0 49 0 24.50 2 3 6
View wickets CR Woakes 3 1 8 2 2.66 16 2 0
7.1 to McCullum, 86.7 mph, has he bottom-edged this full toss onto the stumps? He gives him the charge, Woakes bowls a high full toss, which McCullum tries to hit into the off side, and misses and it hits the top of the stumps. McCullum waits to see if this is over waist high, but the replays show it isn't. Lovely innings comes to an end. What joy to watch him captain and bat. Misses out on the fastest ODI hundred and fifty, but has broken his own record for the fastest fifty in a World Cup match 105/1
9.3 to Guptill, 86.6 mph, bowled'im. England need eight more such deliveries. They have discussed a miracle theory during the break. Guptill stays back to a length ball, which skids through to burst through his defence and knock the stumps back 112/2

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Points - New Zealand 2, England 0
Player of the match - TG Southee (New Zealand)
Umpires - PR Reiffel (Australia) and RJ Tucker (Australia)
TV umpire - BNJ Oxenford (Australia)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka)

Match Notes


    • England innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 43 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Over 5.1: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - RJ Tucker, Batsman - GS Ballance (Struck down)
    • England: 50 runs in 11.5 overs (71 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: England - 60/3 in 15.0 overs (JE Root 13, EJG Morgan 1)
    • England: 100 runs in 24.3 overs (147 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: England - 116/8 in 30.4 overs (JE Root 40)
    • Innings Break: England - 123/10 in 33.2 overs (JM Anderson 1)
    • New Zealand innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 116 runs, 2 wickets)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 3.4 overs (22 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 22 balls (MJ Guptill 8, BB McCullum 42, Ex 1)
    • BB McCullum: 50 off 18 balls (7 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 6.4 overs (40 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 40 balls (MJ Guptill 21, BB McCullum 76, Ex 6)
    • Dinner: New Zealand - 112/1 in 9.0 overs (MJ Guptill 22, KS Williamson 6)
    • Attendance: 30,148
 
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