ICC Champions Trophy - 11th match, Group A

England v New Zealand

England won by 10 runs

3.3

Mills to Root, no run, stays back and plays from just outside off stump towards point

3.4

Mills to Root, FOUR, back on his stumps and gets a genuine nick from just outside off stump, it flies short and wide of Ross Taylor at slip and such are the short straight boundaries here that that's four

3.5

Mills to Root, no run, back on the off stump again, this time pushes in to the gully

3.6

Mills to Root, no run, cut but off the toe of the bat and Williamson fields at cover point

England 29/2   JE Root 4* (4b 1x4)

4.2

Anderson to Root, no run, full on the stumps, dug out back to the bowler

4.3

Anderson to Root, no run, full outside off, Root drives but only finds point, rather missed out, he timed it okay

4.4

Anderson to Root, 1 run, drives again and pushes this wide of mid-off for an easy single

England 33/2   JE Root 5* (7b 1x4)

5.1

Mills to Root, 1 run, full on off stump, it swings a little as Root tries to play through the on side, he gets a big outside edge and it flies past gully to third man, very lucky

5.3

Mills to Root, no run, flicked at off the back foot outside off stump, played and missed, a hint of movement again away from the bat

5.4

Mills to Root, no run, driven at on the front foot a good few feet outside off, doesn't get it at all and it runs to cover

5.5

Mills to Root, 1 run, flashing driven outside off, gets it through the ring this time and just a single as the deep cover point comes in to field

England 36/2   JE Root 7* (11b 1x4)

6.2

Vettori to Root, 1 run, slider it looked like, Root tried to slap it through the off side and chinese cut it past the leg stump

6.4

Vettori to Root, 1 run, back on his stumps and pushed down the ground to long off

6.6

Vettori to Root, no run, Root gets lucky again trying to play off the back foot through the leg side, gets a bottom edge past off stump but wide of short third man for a single

England 42/2   JE Root 9* (14b 1x4)

7.2

Franklin to Root, 1 run, comes back into Root and cramps him trying to cut, comes off high on the bat to the keeper's right for a single

7.5

Franklin to Root, 2 runs, steps back and heaves over midwicket, doesn't get it at all really and it's chipped over the infielder but in front of the sweeper

7.6

Franklin to Root, 1 run, forward, driven at on middle and leg, an outside edge runs down to third man

England 48/2   JE Root 13* (17b 1x4)

8.1

NL McCullum to Root, no run, a shimmy down the wicket and driven hard back to the bowler

8.2

NL McCullum to Root, 2 runs, another shimmy down, opens the face from a very full length and steers it past extra cover

8.3

NL McCullum to Root, 1 leg bye, back and a goes to pull, comes off the thigh pad to short long leg, they hurry through for a run

8.6

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, back on his stumps, a quicker ball at 57mph, gets something on it to the 45 and they take a quick single

England 55/2   JE Root 16* (21b 1x4)

9.1

Vettori to Root, no run, tries to sweep a ball outside leg stump and gets hit on the chest, missed completely

9.2

Vettori to Root, 1 run, outside off, cut from low on the bat and they get a run to the cover sweeper

9.4

Vettori to Root, no run, down the wicket but just pushed to short extra cover

9.5

Vettori to Root, SIX, slightly back in length, Root goes right back in his crease and lifts it into the stands over midwicket, fine strike and the first six for England that wasn't from the bat of Ravi Bopara this tournament

9.6

Vettori to Root, 1 run, forward and pushed down to long off

England 64/2   JE Root 24* (26b 1x4 1x6)

10.1

NL McCullum to Root, no run, goes to force outside off, it skids through under the stroke outside off stump

10.2

NL McCullum to Root, 3 runs, shimmy down and meets it on the full, well struck but a superb diving save in front of the pavilion saves four, fine work from Taylor

10.5

NL McCullum to Root, no run, back and hit on the pad trying to play to leg, pitched well outside leg stump

10.6

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, full ball, slog swept out to the deep midwicket

England 73/2   JE Root 28* (30b 1x4 1x6)

11.1

Vettori to Root, no run, swept from the stumps, swung to leg misses and is given out lbw after some delibration. It looked good for me, but there's an inside edge onto the pad and Root survives, he didn't review it straight away so didn't know he hit it but will get a reprieve

11.2

Vettori to Root, 2 runs, driven from just outside off stump past extra cover, deep cover comes to his right and they get a couple

11.3

Vettori to Root, no run, forward and pressed back to the bowler

11.4

Vettori to Root, 1 run, down the wicket and played in the air through cover to the sweeper

11.6

Vettori to Root, no run, length ball just outside off stump, cut hard to extra cover

England 77/2   JE Root 31* (35b 1x4 1x6)

12.3

Franklin to Root, 1 run, back of a length at the body, swiveled down to long leg

England 85/2   JE Root 32* (36b 1x4 1x6)

13.1

Vettori to Root, FOUR, swept off middle and leg behind square on the leg side, nicely played

13.2

Vettori to Root, 1 run, waits for it and pushed off the stumps backward of point

13.5

Vettori to Root, 1 run, length ball just outside off, played off the back foot through cover point

England 98/2   JE Root 38* (39b 2x4 1x6)

14.2

McClenaghan to Root, OUT, step to leg, goes to swing over the leg side, he's late on the stroke and pulls straight up in the air and Ronchi takes an easy catch running out a little way towards square leg, Root got into an awkward position trying to pull a ball that was onto him a little quicker than he might have thought, may have bounced a little more too and put it straight up

JE Root c †Ronchi b McClenaghan 38 (47m 40b 2x4 1x6) SR: 95.00

England 100/3   JE Root 38 (40b 2x4 1x6)
Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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Jun 16, 2013

Kane Williamson hits inside out over cover, England v New Zealand, Champions Trophy, Group A, Cardiff, June 16, 2013

Kane Williamson hits inside out over cover

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Jun 16, 2013

Kane Williamson plays a lofted pull shot, England v New Zealand, Champions Trophy, Group A, Cardiff, June 16, 2013

Kane Williamson plays a lofted pull shot

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