England vs New Zealand HIGHLIGHTS: Jonny Bairstow slammed his second successive hundred to guide England to the semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019, as they thrashed New Zealand by 119 runs in a crucial clash on Wednesday. Bairstow, who scored a match-winning 111 against India in Edgbaston on Sunday, cracked 106 off 99 balls (15×4, 1×6) as Jason Roy also struck his second fifty in a row by scoring 60 off 61 balls (8×4). England posted 305/8 in 50 overs after electing to bat first.
Bairstow became the first-ever English player to score two back-to-back hundreds in World Cups. It was also his third successive in ODIs against New Zealand. Chasing 306 for victory, New Zealand gave a poor account of themselves, losing wickets at regular intervals and never really posing any threat. For the Kiwis, who were 186 all out in 45 overs, wicket-keeper-batsman Tom Latham top scored with 57 off 65 balls. Mark Wood (3/34) returned with best figures for England. England finished their league engagements in third place on 12 points while New Zealand were pushed down to fourth with 11 points from their full quota of nine games. While fifth-place Pakistan do still have a chance, they would have to beat Bangladesh by a massive margin to come even close to the Kiwis’ net run rate.
England vs New Zealand HIGHLIGHTS: ENG ( 305/8) beat NZ (186-all out) by 119 Runs
TOSS – Eoin Morgan wins toss as England bat first vs New Zealand at Riverside ground.
Date: July 03, Wednesday.
Time: 3.00 PM IST
Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street.
The weather is expected to remain partly cloudy throughout the day with a very minimal chance of rain. But that should not hamper the match and a full-length contest can be anticipated. The temperature is likely to hover around 16-20 degree Celcius.
Probable Playing XIs
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson.
England: Eoin Morgan (C), Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, James Vince, Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett, and Tom Curran
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell.