Player of the Match
Player of the Match

24 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 159/8 (11 runs required, RR: 6.62)

  • KD Mills5 (2b)
  • JM Anderson5-0-32-3
  • TT Bresnan5-0-41-2

8.15pm: Thanks for sticking around, we got a decent crack in the end. Gnasher's report is bubbling up, we'll be back for more fun and games at The Oval tomorrow. From Alex, Devashish and myself, g'night and good luck.

8.10pm: Time for the speeches. New Zealand captain, Brendon McCullum: "Kane and Corey gave us a chance but it wasn't until they got going and in the end we were short. It's one of those things [dropping catches], Nathan is normally very good. The run rate has kept us going, it'll be hard to cheer for Australia but if it keeps us in the tournament, then good."

England captain and Man of the Match, Alastair Cook: "It was quite a stressful day, especially with those last few overs. We thought we were above the rate but Anderson and Williamson took it on, luckily we got over the line. We were very good in the field today and I thought we were good with the bat, maybe 10 runs short. We're happy to be in the semi-final, that was a good performance. We're two games away now. Graeme's got a calf injury but we're very lucky to have James Tredwell to step in."

8pm: At one stage this game looked like one for Davey Jones' locker but England managed to dredge it up from the depths and secure a win that takes them through, regardless of what else happens in Group A. The three other teams are still alive - though New Zealand have made it very difficult for Australia, by keeping their net run rate in decent shape. England are likely to win the group, and therefore play Group B runners-up South Africa, unless Sri Lanka win by a big margin.

Anderson to NL McCullum, OUT, line and length, swings and nicks off, Anderson finishes with a wicket! Too good for McCullum and just too much to do for New Zealand - a 10-run win means England are through to the semi-finals

NL McCullum c †Buttler b Anderson 13 (19m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 118.18

N-Mac's interested in a no-ball, too, but he'll not get one

Anderson to NL McCullum, SIX, full toss from Anderson, dipping just under waist height as McCullum crunches it way back straight back down the ground for six!

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

1st14L RonchiMJ Guptill
2nd0MJ GuptillKS Williamson
3rd13LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
4th21BB McCullumKS Williamson
5th14JEC FranklinKS Williamson
6th73CJ AndersonKS Williamson
7th5NL McCullumCJ Anderson
8th19KD MillsNL McCullum

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
Group B