New Zealand, as a result of topping this group, will now play their semi-final at this very venue. A bit of a struggle after that scintillating start to chase down this small target, but they'll be relieved they're through. Sri Lanka will head back home. England will be ruing the fact that they didn't get more runs, even 40-50 more would have made this match even more interesting given the kind of pitch they were playing on. They fought well through their seamers but the damage had been done by the two openers. McCullum found some touch after a fairly tough time at the to of the order, and Guptill, promoted to open, played his role well despite an unconvincing start. But the Man-of-the-Match honours, I suspect, will go to Grant Elliott for his four-for that helped New Zealand bowl England out of the match. It'll be interesting to see what the captains have to say about the pitch. We'll get you the presentation details in a bit.
Strauss: "I don't think it's a great wicket for ODI cricket. You would want a wicket that plays more consistent. New Zealand came at us strongly with the bat, it seemed we could come back but by then they had too many runs on the board. We didn't get partnerships going, we needed a bit of luck early on. New Zealand didn't give us too many freebies. Stuart Broad hit the deck hard, but we don't need to read too much in the result here. We're playing our semis in Centurion, where the conditions are different, it's a good wicket there."
Vettori: "Brendon realised that if they [openers] take some risks at the start, it could pay off,. They put the pressure on England. Elliott came back and gave us some impetus out in the middle. We play as a collective unit, and during adverse times we keep coming back strongly. The Collingwood incident - he wasn't attempting a run, just walking ahead after the last ball of the over. Technically he was out, but it was in the spirit of the game to call him back."
Elliott is the Man of the Match: "I didn't think I would win this award for my bowling. I didn't bowl in Sri Lanka, there was a bit of pressure on me while bowling, following the great spells from Mills and Bond and they bowled superbly. Hopefully we can carry this momentum through to the semi-finals."
That's all we have have from here, folks. Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. The Group B scenario is now clear, we'll know the definitive results for Group A tomorrow when Pakistan take on Australia and India battle against West Indies. Pakistan are already through to the semis, and it's India and Australia fighting to join them in the knockout phase. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us at Cricinfo.
Franklin walks in
Unable to complete the job there. Vettori has to see his team through here.
Just seven more to knock off and top the group. How crucial was that start!
Three slips, a gully, backward point and a short square leg
Just 3 more to get to the semis now