Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
60(92) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 3 3 0 7 2
SB Styris
87(113) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 0 0 0 7 1 2 6

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
O8.0
M0
R39
W2
Eco4.87
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SE Bond
O10.0
M1
R19
W2
Eco1.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
41 | 11 Runs | NZ: 210/4

  • JDP Oram63 (83b)
  • SB Styris87 (113b)
  • LE Plunkett7-0-43-1
  • KP Pietersen1-0-2-0

A convincing win from New Zealand, thanks to the superb fifth-wicket stand of 138 between Jacob Oram and Scott Styris after England had taken early wickets. England will look back at their own middle-order collapse as being the point they really blew the game.

New Zealand should now progress to the Super Eights - it is inconceivable they will lose to both Canada and Kenya - and assuming England go through as well, the Kiwis will carry forward the two points for this win. But England have to beat both the Associates, and while Canada look to offer little, Kenya are a tougher nut to crack and that is the last group match on March 24.

"It's always nice to come out of holes and be on the winning side," said Oram. "It was a big game... we should beat Canada and Kenya, so to do well against England sets us up nicely against them." And asked about his troublesome little finger - "Batting, it was a little bit jarring but it's OK."

That's all from me, Martin Williamson, and Jenny Thompson. Check out Andrew McGlashan's bulletin and the match gallery. The South Africa-Netherlands game is still going on elsewhere as well. We will be back tomorrow with two more matches, so until then, goodnight.

40.6
4
Plunkett to Oram, FOUR runs, pulled fine, not where it was intended but just as effective, and Panesar dives but can't stop the ball trickling over the boundary. That's that, and the largely English crowd are almost silent ...
40.5
2
Plunkett to Oram, 2 runs, clipped to the leg side, they want two and come back for it with comfort
40.4
4
Plunkett to Oram, FOUR runs, beautiful off drive, too full and wide - right in the slot - and Oram hammered that all along the ground past the futile dive of mid-off
40.3
0
Plunkett to Oram, no run, inside edge into pads, the ball squirms into the off side and the batsmen briefly think of the single but the fielders are closing too fast
40.2
0
Plunkett to Oram, no run, good length, patted back to Plunkett
40.1
1
Plunkett to Styris, 1 run, new ball, same result. Steered down to third man from outside off stump

It's Liam Plunkett ... and now they decide to change the ball as if none of them have homes to go to ... and then they take an age over it

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
60(92) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 3 3 0 7 2
SB Styris
87(113) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 0 0 0 7 1 2 6

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
O8.0
M0
R39
W2
Eco4.87
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SE Bond
O10.0
M1
R19
W2
Eco1.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.568
AUS64109.0002.260
SL64208.0000.376
BDESH63207.0000.130
ENG62404.000-0.758
AFG61502.000-1.856
SCOT60600.000-2.226
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.832
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.084
WI63306.000-0.049
IRE63306.000-0.931
ZIM61502.000-0.532
UAE60600.000-2.039