Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    8
    18
    17
    1
    0
    47.05
    4.1 oh what a beaut. Beats the outside edge to hit the top of off stump. That is a peach. Angling in but swinging away. Lands around off. Bell has been in this mode where he is trying to stay beside the line to open up the off side. So he is not quite behind the line of this, and the ball swings to beat his bat. Off stump, bu-bye 18/1
    20
    31
    15
    4
    0
    133.33
    6.2 that's the one-two. Bowl a bouncer to those who don't like bouncers. Have them expecting another one and thus staying back. Slip in a full one. Take the edge or hit the the stumps. Southee has hit the off stump here. This has swung back in towards the base of the off stump and squeezes under it. Apart from staying back he has played woefully down the wrong line 36/2
    13.1 Ballance is back, this is a shortish delivery, has some width too, and is there to be hit. But the ball just doesn't come on. Ballance has to wait. He tries to check the shot, but because his feet haven't moved he is not close to the line of the ball. He ends up toe-ending this softly. A simple catch to short cover. Boult gets a seventh over, and he has struck first ball 57/3
    33.2 Milne and Root have denied Southee a shot at best-ever figures in a WC match. Milne is short of a length again, Root looks to pull, it gets a bit big, takes the top edge, and settled with Vettori at fine leg 123/10
    25.6 Milne you beauty. Fast bowlers are not supposed to make impossible saves and take flying catches in the outfield. But Milne does. Morgan looks to drive hard at this, but the ball doesn't quite come on. He is early into the shot but is quite forceful, which means this goes in the air and travels a long way. The trouble is, it seems it straight enough of long-on. Milne, though, has judged it to perfection and puts in the last-second dive. Full length mind you. Almost ala McGrath at Adelaide Oval 104/4
    26.2 what captaincy, what bowling. McCullum calls his strike bowler. Look, get me a wicket. Southee bowls one wide outswinger. That draws an appeal. And now he bowls an outswinging yorker that beats the outside edge of the new batsman and pings back the off stump. What a joy to watch the aggressive approach and the execution thereof by New Zealand 104/5
    28.1 lovely outswing bowling. Southee has a four-for. This is on a length, not too wide, you can't keep leaving them alone all day long in ODIs. Buttler pushes at it, Southee gets enough movement away to take the edge and England are six down 108/6
    28.4 Southee. Unplayable Southee. Has a Michelle now. Four of them have been bowled to outswingers that have hit the off stump. That's beautiful. Outswingers hitting the top of off. Too good for a No. 8. Woakes' only mistake here is, he is not forward. Southee loves it. Gives him the space to let this outswinger drop and then move past the outside edge to hit the top of off. Nothing wrong in the pitch here. Just high-quality swing bowling and aggressive captaincy 110/7
    30.4 Southee has six. Broad needs talking to. Ordinary attitude to batting. Running away and hoping for the best. He has moved away from leg, and just put his bat there. The leading edge to the full ball carried to mid-off where Vettori takes a two-hander to his left 116/8
    32.3 Seven for Southee. This is lovely stuff. Just floats in an outswinger outside off, Finn follows it, edges it to Taylor at first slip. Best figures for a NZer in a WC match. Root is left stranded, but he really should have protected Finn and not taken the single first ball 117/9
    not out
    1
    5
    2
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    13 (lb 6, w 7)
    TOTAL
    123 all out (33.2 Overs, RR: 3.69)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (IR Bell, 4.1 ov), 2-36 (MM Ali, 6.2 ov), 3-57 (GS Ballance, 13.1 ov), 4-104 (EJG Morgan, 25.6 ov), 5-104 (JWA Taylor, 26.2 ov), 6-108 (JC Buttler, 28.1 ov), 7-110 (CR Woakes, 28.4 ov), 8-116 (SCJ Broad, 30.4 ov), 9-117 (ST Finn, 32.3 ov), 10-123 (JE Root, 33.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TG Southee903373.66384030
    TA Boult1023213.20391010
    AF Milne5.212514.68213020
    DL Vettori701912.71250000
    CJ Anderson20804.0081010
  • BATSMEN
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    22
    48
    22
    3
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    100.00
    9.3 bowled'im. England need eight more such deliveries. They have discussed a miracle theory during the break. Guptill stays back to a length ball, which skids through to burst through his defence and knock the stumps back 112/2
    7.1 has he bottom-edged this full toss onto the stumps? He gives him the charge, Woakes bowls a high full toss, which McCullum tries to hit into the off side, and misses and it hits the top of the stumps. McCullum waits to see if this is over waist high, but the replays show it isn't. Lovely innings comes to an end. What joy to watch him captain and bat. Misses out on the fastest ODI hundred and fifty, but has broken his own record for the fastest fifty in a World Cup match 105/1
    not out
    9
    23
    22
    1
    0
    40.90
    not out
    5
    14
    5
    1
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    12 (lb 4, w 8)
    TOTAL
    125/2 (12.2 Overs, RR: 10.13)
    Fall of wickets: 1-105 (BB McCullum, 7.1 ov), 2-112 (MJ Guptill, 9.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JM Anderson503707.40165030
    SCJ Broad2.2027011.5773110
    ST Finn2049024.5023600
    CR Woakes31822.66162000

Match Notes

His ducks are in a row, not!

4

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

A Long Wait

32

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