Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

1278dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Southee, McCullum trample England

Tim Southee produced one of the great displays of ODI bowling and Brendon McCullum hammered a World Cup record 18-ball fifty as New Zealand produced a display of scarcely believable dominance in Wellington

1277dGeorge Binoy in Wellington

The electrifying Brendon McCullum

The New Zealand captain ensured the Wellington crowd were entertained by swing bowling and fielding of a rare standard, and then he sated their desire for aggressive shots too

1277dGeorge Dobell in Wellington

Could not cope with NZ - Morgan

Eoin Morgan has admitted England were "out-skilled" and "exposed" by New Zealand as they suffered another crushing World Cup defeat

1277dGeorge Dobell and George Binoy in Wellington

The flying Kiwi and Southee's boomerang

Adam Milne's stunning boundary catch, Tim Southee's searing yorker to Moeen Ali, Brendon McCullum's hitting - there was plenty of action in Wellington

1277dGeorge Dobell

England challenge loses all credibility

Those who feared that uncompetitive games might undermine the credibility of the World Cup might reflect that it is England, for all their wealth and hubris, who are the biggest embarrassment

1277dESPNcricinfo staff

How Southee got his super seven

The story of Tim Southee's seven wickets in Wellington, which blew away England for 123 in a brilliant exhibition of swing bowling, courtesy ESPNcricinfo's unrivalled ball-by-ball service

1277dGeorge Binoy in Wellington

'Almost the perfect performance' - Southee

Tim Southee, who set up New Zealand's thumping, eight-wicket win over England in Wellington with a record 7 for 33, said it was "almost the perfect performance"

1277dESPNcricinfo staff

Ballance not a one-day cricketer - Holding

Michael Holding has questioned whether Gary Ballance's last-minute inclusion at No 3 is the right World Cup call for England after they crashed to a spectacular defeat against New Zealand in Wellington

1277dGeorge Binoy in Wellington

McCullum has sympathy but no slack for mate Morgan

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was genial when asked about the struggles of one of his "better mates," England counterpart Eoin Morgan, who has scored two runs in his last five innings leading up to Friday's clash in Wellington

1278dGeorge Binoy in Wellington

Boult on fire keeps New Zealand in swing of things

A "humble young man" and "a pleasure to be around" are not the words that must be going around in the England players' heads, considering Trent Boult's recent form and craftsmanship with the new ball

1278dGeorge Dobell

How long a rope for Morgan?

England's problem - one of their problems - is that they are not strong enough to afford passengers and Eoin Morgan is fast becoming one

His ducks are in a row, not!


Number of ducks for Eoin Morgan in his last 7 ODI innings. He has also scored a century in this period

A Long Wait


Years since Eng last beat NZ in a World Cup game (in 1983). Since then Eng have lost four World Cup games to NZ.