Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Hello everyone. England, the Champions Trophy hosts have got their feet in the fire - can the bowlers pull them out? Stuart Broad, rather than James Anderson, will bowl the first over

0.1
0
Broad to Guptill, no run, good length in the channel outside off, seaming away a touch and left alone
0.2
1lb
Broad to Guptill, 1 leg bye, flicks the ball to leg, slightly back of a length and takes the inside edge, picked up on the 45 and the throw is a direct hit but Ronchi was home
0.3
1w
Broad to Ronchi, 1 wide, short and sliding down the leg side, misses with a flick
0.3
0
Broad to Ronchi, no run, gets across his stumps and shows a length ball the full face of the bat
0.4
0
Broad to Ronchi, no run, slightly back of a length and in the corridor, dabbed to point, playing away from the body
0.5
0
Broad to Ronchi, no run, Ronchi opens the shoulders and throws the plumbing at a back-of-a-length delivery, completely misses and then gets a few comments on his technique from Broad
0.6
0
Broad to Ronchi, no run, good pace and carry, in the channel outside off, another swing and a miss

"So how long before Ronchi disappoints?" wonders Steve Austin

END OF OVER:
1 | 2 Runs | NZ: 2/0 (168 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 3.42)

  • L Ronchi0 (4b)
  • MJ Guptill0 (2b)
  • SCJ Broad1-0-1-0

From the other end, it will be Anderson...

1.1
1
Anderson to Guptill, 1 run, pitched up, on middle stump and straightens just enough to take the edge as Guptill tries to whip to leg, the ball flies inches wide of the diving Tredwell at second slip!
1.2
0
Anderson to Ronchi, no run, full and straight and driven to mid-on, slightly closing the bat face
1.3
0
Anderson to Ronchi, no run, lovely delivery, tight line on off stump and nibbles just enough to beat the outside edge as Ronchi pushes forward
1.4
1
Anderson to Ronchi, 1 run, this is a HUGE leading edge as Ronchi scissors the bat down at an angle, trying to clip through midwicket and skewering the ball through the vacant gully region and down to third man
1.5
1w
Anderson to Guptill, 1 wide, strays down the leg side and that's a wide
1.5
2
Anderson to Guptill, 2 runs, a touch too straight, steps across and works a couple through midwicket
1.6
0
Anderson to Guptill, no run, drags his length back, defended on the back foot outside off

Here's Mohan Krishna, strategist: "I don't see Luke Ronchi firing for New Zealand in this tournament..so the strategy for England is make sure he plays as many balls as possible & put pressure on others"

END OF OVER:
2 | 5 Runs | NZ: 7/0 (163 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 3.39)

  • MJ Guptill3 (5b)
  • L Ronchi1 (7b)
  • JM Anderson1-0-5-0
  • SCJ Broad1-0-1-0
2.1
1
Broad to Ronchi, 1 run, pitched up outside off, gets forward and drives off the outer half of the bat to backward point, good stop but they pick up one
2.2
4
Broad to Guptill, FOUR, full and slightly wide again, better timing from Guptill, who opens the face and caresses this low through backward point, beating the dive
2.3
1
Broad to Guptill, 1 run, angled in and turned through the leg side off a length
2.4
0
Broad to Ronchi, no run, pacy bouncer from Broad, outside off and beating Ronchi's flail as he steps away to leg
2.5
0
Broad to Ronchi, no run, makes room again and this time is beaten by a length ball over the top of off stump trying to hack it out of the ground
2.6
0
Broad to Ronchi, no run, dug in short, rising fast in the channel outside off, must have been close to being a wide on height as Ronchi misses again

END OF OVER:
3 | 6 Runs | NZ: 13/0 (157 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 3.34)

  • L Ronchi2 (11b)
  • MJ Guptill8 (7b)
  • SCJ Broad2-0-7-0
  • JM Anderson1-0-5-0

"Surely, surely, BMac should have promoted himself to open given Ronchi's ongoing struggles, the fact that it's essentially a T20 and the high stakes of this match..." Sam S is thinking smart

3.1
0
Anderson to Guptill, no run, length ball, jags back in a touch and takes the inside edge, rolls to leg
3.2
0
Anderson to Guptill, no run, good length and shaping in around off, again squeezed out into the on side
3.3
1
Anderson to Guptill, 1 run, steps away and goes for the an old-fashioned yahoo down the ground, gets a thick inside edge to backward square leg
3.4
W
Anderson to Ronchi, OUT, another mistimed slog from Ronchi and Trott takes the catch at third man to put him out of his misery! This was coming down the track all the way from San Antonio - a length ball, hacking across the line and a thick edge bagged on the rope

L Ronchi c Trott b Anderson 2 (15m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

In comes Kane Williamson, so no change to the order as yet - Guptill on strike as they crossed

3.5
0
Anderson to Guptill, no run, stays back and tapped to point

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130.000
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.370
PAK3214-0.680
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798