Match Over - England won by 87 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: New Zealand, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 06 Jun 2017, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: JT Ball


  • Umpire1: PR Reiffel
  • Umpire2: BNJ Oxenford
  • Third Umpire: RJ Tucker



Overs: 49.3 / 50.0




Overs: 44.3 / 50.0

New Zealand

6.57pm Right, that's your lot. It's been a potent display from England, who are the first side into the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy. But it's all still to play for in Group A. Have a read of David Hopps' match report, hoover up our highlights if you are in UK, Australia or Ireland, and tune back in later for Andrew McGlashan and Mel Farrell's reports from the front line. See you tomorrow for South Africa v Pakistan at Edgbaston.

6.51pm Eoin Morgan speaks: "We weren't that pleased at the half-way stage, maybe 30 short of par. But it shows with the batting line-up we've got, upwards of 300 always leaves you in with a shout."

Kane Williamson: "They bat very deep with a lot of power, so restricting them wasn't a bad effort. In all areas, England outplayed us today. Credit to the way they went about their business, especially with the ball in hand. We were trying to get momentum, and increasing that run-rate to chase down the total. It was a tough job, England used the dimensions of the ground well, the wind was a big factor, and the pitch was a bit two-faced."

Morgan says his bowlers learned from the batting innings. "We hit the wicket hard, no value in full with the short straight boundaries. We weren't too greedy, just hit the seam on a good length.

"It feels good to be in the semis but we are not satisfied. We want to fulfil our potential."

Williamson says New Zealand will front up against Bangladesh and "hope that these guys can help us out a bit."

6.50pm Time for some presentations. Jake Ball is Man of the Match for a decisive new-ball spell, and final figures of 2 for 31. "The rain had juiced the pitch up so it was a matter of getting it in the right areas," he says. "You have to be prepared to go round the park now and again, and cherish the days when you come off the field with decent figures." Right areas. He's got a dose of the Montys in his post-match interview, but he certainly did what he said he planned to do.

6.45pm Plunkett wraps up the match with his second four-wicket haul in as many games. He is a vital factor in their line-up, as they march on to Edgbaston on Saturday, and an opportunity to eliminate Australia in the group stages. Quite the incentive for an otherwise dead rubber!

44.3LE Plunkett to TG Southee, OUT, No run, wide on the crease, a round-house pull, a spiralling top-edge, Roy claims the catch at deep midwicket, and England have qualified for the Champions Trophy semi-finals!.
44.2LE Plunkett to TG Southee, No run, a firm strike to mid-off.

mavR: "How long before Sixer Southee begins to smash them into the stands and make a mockery of this total ?" It's only a matter of time. Keep the faith!

44.1LE Plunkett to AF Milne, OUT, No run, an ambitious spank down the ground, Plunkett keeps picking off the wickets! Miscued off the splice to a tumbling Rashid at mid-on. Start the car!.
End of over 44. 8 runs this over. 223/8 after 264 balls.
AF Milne 10 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 9-0-32-1
TG Southee 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Snehil: "@Miller Aus vs Eng may be blood and thunder. But aren't thunders usually accompanied with rain." Ah ...

Matt: "Remember Southee's 77 on test debut against which team.... England" I do. I was there. He smokes a long ball

End of over 43. 7 runs this over. 215/8 after 258 balls.
AF Milne 8 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 9-0-55-2
TG Southee 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Ryan: "Not smart by the Kiwis going all or nothing here, with the way this group is lining up, they should have considered their net run rate, and got as close as they could."

Sadish: "Assuming ENG wins this, ENG-AUS gets washed out, and NZ-BAN gets a result, 2 teams will finish on 3 points. Who gets to semis other than ENG in that case? Thanks." Good question. Fairly sure it is decided on wins first. If it was a tie between three wash-outs (not now possible) it would be highest seed to go through.

Huzefa: "@Edwin: Correction. Anderson scored that 100 in 36 balls." Six overs... it's about possible ...

Ben: "That's an incredible stumping. Google, down the leg side and a half volley. Don't underestimate how good a stumping that it. Underlines how he has improved with the gloves." Quite so

End of over 42. 4 runs this over. 208/7 after 251 balls.
AF Milne 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 10-0-47-2
CJ Anderson 9 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Edwin D'Souza: "Anderson has hit a ODI century in 39 balls...he can chase this down with 2 overs to spare :-)" Indeed. Never say die

Asad: "What a boring CT so competitive matches and plenty of rain...sigh" Early days yet... have faith! England-Australia will be blood and thunder

New Zealand are fading fast now. I sense that Anderson was keeping his powder dry for a charge in the final five. But he may have to go for broke here and now

End of over 41. 6 runs this over. 204/6 after 246 balls.
MJ Santner 3 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 8-0-46-1
CJ Anderson 8 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Taco: "The selection issue wasn't about who should open with Guptil. It was about whether to drop Broom for Latham. Ronchi should have gone down the order to #5 and Latham should have opened. " I think they've liked Ronchi in the gung-ho BMac role. But a first-baller didn't help the cause

End of over 40. 2 runs this over. 198/6 after 240 balls.
CJ Anderson 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 9-0-43-1
MJ Santner 2 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

SabbirChowdhury: "Tamim Iqbal, Joe Root and Kane Williamson all have missed their chances of scoring back to back centuries. Now let's see if Hashim Amla can make it tomorrow!" Fair shout.

Pukhraj: "So with this win(if happens) England are surely qualified for Semi's?" Yep, and it leaves New Zealand needing a win against Bangladesh and favours from England against Australia

End of over 39. 2 runs this over. 196/6 after 234 balls.
CJ Anderson 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 7-0-40-1
MJ Santner 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

You might even add, Broom was Triggered. Next!

Good grief, the feedback inbox has gone into overdrive. Altogether now... BROOM CAN'T SWEEP! Well done everyone. On we go...

End of over 38. 3 runs this over. 194/6 after 228 balls.
NT Broom 11 (21b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 8-0-41-1
CJ Anderson 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Rahul Oak: "I wait for the day when NZ sweep another team in a series and Broom is the Man of the Series. No matter how high your bar for humor is, that would be objectively funny. " Valid

Rose: "On a very different note, can I just say that England's new ODI kits look great!" I wasn't sold initially, but yes, I rather like them. The T20, however, is a monstrosity

End of over 37. 10 runs this over. 191/5 after 222 balls.
JDS Neesham 18 (14b 1x4 1x6 ) LE Plunkett 8-0-48-1
NT Broom 9 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) more

doosra: "Andrew; has anyone told Broom it's time for the long handle?? Sorry, here we go again....." Ahem. Back in the cupboard he goes. Again. That joke will get old one day, I'm sure

Kuno: ""Fine piece of bowling to dislodge Williamson"?? It was pitch's demon that got rid of Williamson." ... at 90mph, the demons can be revealed ...

Andrew McHale: "How can that be pitched outside leg when Neesham played a right handed shot???" It's all based on the original set-up. There have been discussions about altering the rules for switch hits, but MCC have let it be for now

End of over 36. 3 runs this over. 181/4 after 216 balls.
NT Broom 7 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 7-0-38-0
JDS Neesham 10 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Ariful: "I don't care who wins. I'm over the moon we finally got to witness a full match!" Hurrah!

Rohit : "Where's Ali?" Not been called upon so far. England's seamers have been solid, as has Rashid. No need to mix it beyond the five bowlers yet

End of over 35. 7 runs this over. 178/4 after 210 balls.
JDS Neesham 7 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 7-0-38-0
NT Broom 7 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more

SJ: "Just what I said before. NZ is overdoing the setup thing and then lose wkts in heaps when RRR goes around 9. Expecting Eng to win by about 50 runs." We shall see. Either way, it took a fine piece of bowling to dislodge Williamson. If he was still there, nudging it around and taking it deep, it would be a different picture

Abdul Qadir : "So if 2015 was Men vs Boys, is 2017 Legends vs Men???" Batman v Superman? Maybe not. That was rubbish

James: "England have really applied the pressure since the end of over 27 (when NZ were starting to become favourites). Just 24 off 7 overs, with the 2 set batsmen out." Chases of 300-plus are becoming more commonplace, but it's still a long, long haul

End of over 34. 5 runs this over. 171/4 after 204 balls.
NT Broom 6 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) JT Ball 8-2-31-2
JDS Neesham 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Right, this one is poised and ready to be polished off... But who by? Miller, that's who!

End of over 33. 5 runs this over. 166/3 after 198 balls.
LRPL Taylor 38 (57b 3x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 6-0-31-0
NT Broom 3 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"English commentator and Amol are responsible for jinxing KW." We're all in this together, shrikant umbard. Don't pretend otherwise

End of over 32. 3 runs this over. 161/3 after 192 balls.
NT Broom 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) JT Ball 7-2-26-1
LRPL Taylor 35 (53b 3x4 0x6 ) more

"Outs? Still better than covefefe," nods Santosh battula, sagely

End of over 31. 2 runs this over. 158/3 after 186 balls.
NT Broom 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 8-0-28-1
LRPL Taylor 33 (50b 3x4 0x6 ) more

It might be worth mentioning that Glamorgan had a one-day game abandoned here a couple of years ago. Not that this is playing dangerously, as yet, but certainly some tricky bounce to contend with

"The curse of over emphasis on one player....he outs before making his century," muses Jeremy. "Outs"?

End of over 30. 3 runs this over. 156/2 after 180 balls.
KS Williamson 85 (96b 8x4 0x6 ) JT Ball 6-2-23-1
LRPL Taylor 33 (50b 3x4 0x6 ) more

"Anyone arguing about KW being a great batsman and coming with a response that he is only a NZ great is an idiot of unimaginable proportions. Look at his technique, scoring areas, quality of stroke play, conditions and oppositions he has scored runs against and then maybe a peek at his record. What an idiot this Cricinfo commentator is!!" Nothing like a bit of righteous indignation, is there, Amol? I love KW as much as the next sentient organism, but think we should probably save labels like "great" for posterity to decide

End of over 29. 2 runs this over. 153/2 after 174 balls.
KS Williamson 83 (93b 8x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 7-0-26-0
LRPL Taylor 32 (47b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 4 runs this over. 151/2 after 168 balls.
LRPL Taylor 31 (45b 3x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 6-0-35-0
KS Williamson 82 (89b 8x4 0x6 ) more

"Bring on the stand breaker ROOOOOT," yodels chipple. Wouldn't be the worst idea

End of over 27. 7 runs this over. 147/2 after 162 balls.
LRPL Taylor 29 (41b 3x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 6-0-24-0
KS Williamson 80 (87b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 6 runs this over. 140/2 after 156 balls.
LRPL Taylor 28 (39b 3x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 5-0-31-0
KS Williamson 74 (83b 7x4 0x6 ) more

"So, no results in England for the past few days - but you come to Wales, and a result, probably a full game, ensured. The rain in Wales is all a myth - it's always sunny here - mae'r heulwen yn tywynnu yng Nghymru!" Yes, well done, Ed Jones. And cough up, old chap

"Mark my words," booyahs Golla. "KW will hit a century and NZ is winner for this match"

End of over 25. 7 runs this over. 130/2 after 149 balls.
KS Williamson 69 (81b 6x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 6-0-34-1
LRPL Taylor 23 (34b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Six boundaries in the last four overs, NZ just beginning to toe the accelerator now

Awais: "Looks like pitch is easing out a bit?" It's not kicking and screaming any more... but it might just be that Plunkett knows how to push its buttons

End of over 24. 9 runs this over. 123/2 after 144 balls.
KS Williamson 65 (77b 5x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 4-0-25-0
LRPL Taylor 22 (33b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"Now, now... it's Welsh weather." Also a good point, Mark

End of over 23. 11 runs this over. 114/2 after 138 balls.
KS Williamson 57 (72b 4x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 5-0-28-1
LRPL Taylor 21 (32b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 6 runs this over. 103/2 after 132 balls.
KS Williamson 51 (69b 3x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 3-0-16-0
LRPL Taylor 16 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 4 runs this over. 97/2 after 125 balls.
KS Williamson 50 (67b 3x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 4-0-17-1
LRPL Taylor 11 (24b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Jon: "So, DLS has the Kiwis 22 runs behind after 20 overs. Can you give us the 30-over chart?" I'm sure I can at some point... But no signs of rain right now, blues skies above the ground

End of over 20. 5 runs this over. 93/2 after 120 balls.
KS Williamson 49 (65b 3x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 2-0-10-0
LRPL Taylor 9 (21b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"What's the par score for D&L at the end of 20 overs?" It is 115 (two down), Supriya. But no sign of rain, as things currently stand

End of over 19. 10 runs this over. 88/2 after 114 balls.
KS Williamson 46 (63b 3x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 5-0-26-0
LRPL Taylor 7 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Last four partnership for Williamson and Taylor 101, 99, 126 and 201," reports Nimmit jain. Spiffy

End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 78/2 after 108 balls.
LRPL Taylor 7 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 1-0-5-0
KS Williamson 36 (57b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"Finally a result oriented match." Aren't all matches result-orientated, Srinu potnuru? Even the no-results, in a way... But this one does at least look like it could be an even contest, if it goes the distance

End of over 17. 4 runs this over. 73/2 after 102 balls.
KS Williamson 34 (55b 2x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 4-0-16-0
LRPL Taylor 4 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"'New' England bettering New Zealand so far i fancy." And Messrs Dcukwroth and Lewis might agree with you, Stefan, unless NZ score another 40 in the next three overs... But that won't be the end of the story (unless it buckets down immediately)

"England and Australia." Don't tell me, Bob. Vote

End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 69/2 after 95 balls.
KS Williamson 33 (53b 2x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 3-0-13-1
LRPL Taylor 1 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Which two teams do you think will make it from Group A? You can make your predictions here

End of over 15. 1 runs this over. 64/2 after 90 balls.
LRPL Taylor 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 3-0-12-0
KS Williamson 30 (50b 2x4 0x6 ) more

I suspect they have taken drinks while Williamson gets patched up. Here's Alan

Kapilkumar Pate: "@commentator: "they (Eng) surely should win from here" when score is 58/1 after 13 overs. It seems commentator is from Eng or supporting Eng. We need impartial commentator." You think New Zealand are favourites to chase 311 in bowler-friendly conditions? Fair enough

End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 63/2 after 84 balls.
LRPL Taylor 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 2-0-8-1
KS Williamson 29 (47b 2x4 0x6 ) more

stewart: ""dead rubber v australia"? Wouldn't a win knock the Aussies out? So definitely not a dead rubber for them. And it shouldn't be for England, either." England will have qualified, hence my (bracketed) qualification

Aiyaan Shakoor: "Pardon me if I have missed something, but FIFTH SLIP?" It's been a regular plan in this innings, predominantly to cut off the glide to third man. Effective too

That is a massive wicket. Guptill has the ability to go huuuuge when well set

End of over 13. 11 runs this over. 58/1 after 78 balls.
MJ Guptill 23 (31b 3x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 2-0-11-0
KS Williamson 28 (46b 2x4 0x6 ) more

rafsun: "If Eng drops Jason in the next match and Bairstow is in, any idea who will open with Hales?" If England win this, as they surely should from here, then Roy will doubtless be picked to find form in the (England) dead rubber against Australia

sumodh: "What if NZ end up scoring 101/1 in 16 overs before rain forces match to be abandoned?" Then it will suck to be them...

Jeremy: "Just tuned is the weather there?" Lovely, thank you. And how are you?

End of over 12. 3 runs this over. 47/1 after 72 balls.
MJ Guptill 23 (29b 3x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 1-0-3-0
KS Williamson 21 (42b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Matt: "would love to see NZ at 295/9 after 20 overs" That would be like a 'roided-up version of that ludicrous ding-dong at Auckland

End of over 11. 4 runs this over. 44/1 after 66 balls.
MJ Guptill 22 (27b 3x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 1-0-4-0
KS Williamson 19 (38b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Dwarak: "That treasure trove is not available for my country. What in the ...... Arghh...." Sorry ... not on this occasion. UK/Aus/Ire only. But keep coming back, and hopefully we'll get more such highlights in the future

End of over 10. 1 runs this over. 40/1 after 60 balls.
KS Williamson 18 (37b 2x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 5-0-17-0
MJ Guptill 19 (22b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Sashi Kurucheti: "Can you give us like a chart for 20ov par score with 2wkts, 3wkts and 4 wkts gone..??!" At your service ... 89/0, 100/1, 115/2, 133/3, 156/4, 183/5, 214/6, 245/7, 275/8, 295/9

Gautham: "You guys should be more practical in what clips we readers could view. I know boundaries and wickets are the bread and butter, but surely some other exciting moments couldn't do too much harm? Like Starc's hat-trick ball yesterday which was THAT close- why are we denied moments like those and going Ooooooh??" Oh, but we do... you just need to scour the site harder. It's a treasure trove out there

End of over 9. 9 runs this over. 39/1 after 54 balls.
KS Williamson 18 (33b 2x4 0x6 ) JT Ball 5-2-20-1
MJ Guptill 18 (20b 3x4 0x6 ) more

For those of you asking, the DLS par score for one wicket down would be 100 at 20 overs

End of over 8. 8 runs this over. 30/1 after 48 balls.
KS Williamson 14 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 4-0-16-0
MJ Guptill 13 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) more

jenil: "22 runs in 7 overs. Statistician in me says they are scoring at pi runs per over, Mathematician in me refuses." Oh, those internal conflicts ...

Donepudi: "KW looks still un-comfortable even after facing 24 odd balls as Control percentage is 62 only " But he's still there. That's all that counts at this stage

End of over 7. 10 runs this over. 22/1 after 42 balls.
MJ Guptill 12 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) JT Ball 4-2-11-1
KS Williamson 7 (24b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Gautam Shenoy: "It's been an enthralling first session in this test match. When are the ODIs starting?"

End of over 6. 2 runs this over. 12/1 after 36 balls.
KS Williamson 6 (22b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 3-0-8-0
MJ Guptill 3 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more

robbo: "looking forward to an England batting line up that reads: Ballance, Leaning, Fell."

End of over 5. 2 runs this over. 10/1 after 30 balls.
KS Williamson 5 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) JT Ball 3-2-1-1
MJ Guptill 2 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Nayeem: "Andrew McGlashan latest twitter post says Luke Ronchi opening the batting v England: 0, 2, 22, 2, 0. Palindrome score. " Gnasher loves a palindrome

The bails just got blown off midway through Ball's run-up. It's blowy out there

Ben: "Has there ever been a 'keeper called Wickie ?" No, but there was an Ewok called Wicket

End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 8/1 after 24 balls.
KS Williamson 4 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 2-0-6-0
MJ Guptill 2 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Jez: "Chris Batt played for Middlesex in the late 90s, but was no great shakes with the batt."

Parky: "There is a current bowler called Batty!" But of course, how could I overlook Surrey's finest offspinning allrounder

End of over 3. 1 runs this over. 4/1 after 18 balls.
MJ Guptill 1 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) JT Ball 2-2-0-1
KS Williamson 1 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Jeremy: "Nothing whatsoever against him but I had to laugh at your comment on Ball after just 5 balls! And, by the way, it's not "his" show of faith, I suspect. Pedantry rules, please!" I am all for pedantry, crack on. But, on the subject of Ball, he had already been cracked for two fours after four balls of his spell against Bangladesh ...

End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 3/1 after 12 balls.
KS Williamson 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 1-0-2-0
MJ Guptill 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

San: "At 0.3, if there was an inside edge, how is it a leg-bye?" I suspect I was mistaken.

Hamza Joozer: "Has there ever been a batsman called Bat? " Not to my knowledge. But there was a batsman called Bowler

End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/1 after 6 balls.
KS Williamson 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) JT Ball 1-1-0-1
MJ Guptill 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

The last time England scored 300-plus in Cardiff, Pakistan chased it down quite easily. The only other instance since World Cup 2015 when they lost at home after putting up more than 300, was to New Zealand, in that thrilling series. Splendid spottage from my colleague Srinath Sripath

Ball's place in the starting XI had been under threat after he took some tap against Bangladesh, but so far he's justifying his show of faith

That is a brilliant start for England. Ronchi was there in an old-school pinch-hitting capacity. A real chance now to tighten the screws in the Powerplay

CricFan: "Looks like Jake is on the ball here. (No pun intended)" Yes there was, don't fib...

MJ GuptillC JE Root B BA Stokes2756334081.82
L RonchiB JT Ball05100-
KS WilliamsonC JC Buttler B MA Wood87132988088.78
LRPL TaylorC JE Root B JT Ball3995593066.1
NT BroomLBW AU Rashid1138210052.38
JDS NeeshamC AD Hales B LE Plunkett18181411128.57
CJ AndersonC AD Hales B LE Plunkett1029151066.67
MJ SantnerSt. JC Buttler AU Rashid31490033.33
AF MilneC AU Rashid B LE Plunkett1016111090.91
TG SoutheeC JJ Roy B LE Plunkett2960033.33
TA Boultnot out 02000-
Total 223/10
JT Ball8.023123.88
MA Wood9.003213.56
LE Plunkett9.305545.79
BA Stokes8.004615.75
AU Rashid10.004724.7