Match Over - England won by 119 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: England, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 03 Jul 2019, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: JM Bairstow

Umpires

  • Umpire1: RJ Tucker
  • Umpire2: S Ravi
  • Third Umpire: PR Reiffel

305/8

 

Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

England

186/10

 

Overs: 45.0 / 50.0

New Zealand

6.40pm So, that just about wraps it up from here. It's been a wild ride, but England have done the bare minimum that was expected of them coming into their home World Cup. They've reached the semi-finals, and it all starts again from here. Two matches to make history... and it's not all over for New Zealand either, despite three losses on the trot. Barring miracles, they'll be featuring in their eighth semi-final in 12 editions, at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

From Andrew Miller, Alex Malcolm, Thilak Gowda and the rest of the team - including Dan Brettig on the Live Report - good bye, and see you tomorrow for Afghanistan v West Indies!

Meanwhile, kudos to Sachin Tendulkar ... who told us what would happen way back in May... he can't be a God without being omnipotent!

6.35pm aarkayne: "isnt it relevant for people to know that the last time Eng and India met in a semi-final was in 1987 at the Wankhede in Mumbai? Gooch and Gatting did India in. It appears these countries meet each other when they are hosting and end up dashing the hopes of the hosting nation....jes sayin" Hmmm.... fair point! I guess England will have to hope that Edgbaston is a home venue for India once again!

Pranav: "Lastly,can we call that freak runout of Williamson "Touch-Wood?" " If you like ...

Eoin Morgan: "We were outstanding today, started with the two boys at the top laying a solid platform, Jonny's hundred was matchwinning, the wicket changed after the 25th over, every batsman after that found it, but runs on the board at that stage was encouraging."

On the bat-first tournament: "We can do both, if the wicket dictates that 280-300 is far, we can do that. All the wickets have got slower and lower throughout, it has been a theme, and if it continues, we will continue to bat first."

"I think the manner we've displayed in the last two games has been the identity we've been working to for the last four years. Hope to produce that aggressive positive energy."

On the preference of facing India or Australia, Morgan adds: nope. Just happy to be there. As well he might be!

Kane Williamson: "Not ideal to have three defeats, the recipe is simple but not easy. We need to play a better brand of cricket, the margins have looked big, but there have been a lot of variables. We have to learn from it and move forward. They outplayed us in all facets and deserved the win, but it slowed down a lot after the first 20 overs, the cutters into the pitch started to stick."

"At the halfway stage we were happy to pull it back, but we needed to build partnerships to take the game deep. We haven't had a flow with our batting, but you're still trying to apply something of substance."

On the batting: "There's been so much to learn from, the guys are working really hard to be better, a lot of learning curves. Going ahead, hopefully it works out and we are in a semi, but it all starts again. Anything can happen, and we know we haven't played our best cricket yet."

Ferguson's niggle is "precautionary, but minor"... he'll be fine.

6.24pm So England will definitely be playing at Edgbaston in the second semi-final next Thursday, but who will be their opponent? Probably India, but as Jagat notes: "There is still a possibility that India tops the group if India beats SL and Aussie lose to SAF. And India can avoid playing against England in Birmingham...Just saying..."

Sudheer varma: "God...!!!! Are you kidding??? beating Bangladesh by whooping 316 run margin with the kind of form there are now.. Pakistan should first try not to loose against them rather than dream about winning by large margin.. its the new age team and their performance is very impressive in this worldcup..."

Tanvir: "How on earth do you say it's not over yet?! Did you see the margin? Why give false hopes man come on? I have a better chance of landing my crush (and that is impossible because I have no crush atm) than Pakistan going through to the semis. " Well, find yourself a crush and land her, man! Honestly ... you've got to be in to win it, old fruit!

6.20pm The Player of the Match is Jonny Bairstow: "Really pleased, we knew these were must-win games, the performances in a couple of games hadn't been quite up to scratch. On a different day we could have been bowling first, but the guys applied themselves pretty well. I think batting with Jason for a period of time helps. You understand each other's games and moods. NZ are a class side, so we needed to put in a performance today, and we're pleased to do that after a tough few weeks."

"A couple of days off, a few days to get away and rest up after two gruelling games. Some soreness, so refresh and meet up in two or three days. We've given ourselves an opportunity in these last two games."

6.17pm Handshakes all round ... and here's official word from S Rajesh, our statsguru-in-chief. Pakistan will need to beat Bangladesh by 316 runs at Lord's on Friday to oust New Zealand. "That is, if they score 400, they need to keep Bangladesh to 84 or less. The exact margin will change depending on scores." It's not over yet!

6.15pm For the first time since 1992 ... when England beat South Africa in the crazy rain-rule game at Sydney ... England are into a World Cup semi-final! They've taken the scenic route, but that's only appropriate for a team that has been round the houses in the last six editions ... why make it easy when you've made your white-ball life so difficult for a generation!

44.6AU Rashid to TA Boult, OUT, No run, dragged out of his crease, off come the bails, is this it?Yes it is! Beaten by another big turner. The back foot stretches back, but too late. England are into the semi-finals of the World Cup!.
44.5AU Rashid to TA Boult, No run, scamper, shuffle, dab! It's mental batting, and mesmerising.
44.4AU Rashid to TA Boult, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, picked? Probably not. Picked up! Emphatically! Over cow corner, with the spin! Hurrah for tailend boshing! It never gets old.
44.3AU Rashid to TA Boult, No run, big googly, completely deceived on the charge.
44.2AU Rashid to TA Boult, No run, big legbreak, Boult crabs his way to the pitch and stabs to point.

"Sweet Caroline" rings out as the crowd starts to party

44.1AU Rashid to TG Southee, 1 run, flogged down to long-on.
End of over 44. 1 runs this over. 181/9 after 264 balls.
TA Boult 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 9-0-34-3
TG Southee 6 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sooryanarayanan: "I must admit Mark Wood has been really impressive this WC. He's been vital for England in picking up crucial wickets and cleaning up the tail as well with ease. Not to forget the speeds he's been clocking. " Hang on, that's an actual comment about the cricket, not the NRR ... are you feeling okay?

Atiq: "I know that this comment wont be published, but i usually have better odds of having my comments picked up by cricinfo if i start with "I know that this comment wont be published" :)" Yep, it's another means to hack the system. Works every time (except when it doesn't)

Sujoy Banik: "Andrew , England's opponent in semifinal is India, not NZ. don't be so happy already!" At Edgbaston, with those short boundaries? What's not to like?

Sunny: "There is still a possibility for Pakistan to make it to the semis, if they bat first and beat Bangladesh by 300 runs right?" Umm ... yes, I guess so. But Sarfaraz will doubtless forget this and choose to bowl

End of over 43. 4 runs this over. 180/8 after 258 balls.
MJ Henry 7 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 4-0-25-0
TG Southee 5 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 42. 1 runs this over. 176/8 after 252 balls.
TG Southee 4 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 8-0-33-2
MJ Henry 6 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Showrov Towhid : "Hey Miller, you are so enthusiastic and nice. I have been reading all your hilarious replies through the whole match. Keep it up, man. Even though I have physics test tomorrow, I come here to read your replies and commentaries" Yes, you are right. Flattery also works. Except when it doesn't. Because I make the rules!

End of over 41. 4 runs this over. 175/8 after 246 balls.
MJ Henry 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 3-0-23-0
TG Southee 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Waris: "Andrew, on the basis of this worldcup performance, would you prefer Nz or Pak in the semis?" New Zealand, in all honesty. They look a bit down on their luck. Pakistan in a knock-out... no thanks! I'm still not over 1992!

End of over 40. 5 runs this over. 171/8 after 239 balls.
MJ Henry 3 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 7-0-32-2
TG Southee 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Harry: "Monsieur Miller, quelle votre problem? Why don't you publish my comments?" Parceque je ne comprendre, n'est pas? And it helps to send something interesting and enlightening. Usually. Unless I'm using one of these comments to make a point ...

Suvasish Das: "Did NewZealand secure his position in Semi-Final?" Pretty much, yes! Honestly, do people not read all these comments that I so diligently reply to?

Govind Hegde: "@Andrew: For us non-englishmen out here, what on earth is "sixy krucket"?" Try saying it in a New Zealand accent ...

TipTop: "@AndrewMiller: you'd better answer all our questions nicely, or we'll get Sir Jadeja to bowl 10 overs a match in the remaining matches!" Oh God no, anything but that!

So, it's all utterly futile for New Zealand now, and for Pakistan too ... the final four are all but set in stone

End of over 39. 2 runs this over. 166/7 after 234 balls.
MJ Santner 12 (28b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 8-0-28-1
TG Southee 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Nathan Astle: "C'mon Southee, at least give us some of your trademark entertainment before this game peters out! " He hits a long ball, it is true. I was there for his Test debut in Napier in 2008... it was sixy krucket!

Salal Sahi: "@Miller---is it difficult to remain unbiased? do you dither on opinions against your country? how do you grapple with castigators? " I don't have time to grapple with anything except libel and expletives!

PP: "Pleeease update on some calculation. How many runs Pak needs to win by to reach semis? Or are they done?" There is no update... Pakistan are not mathematically done, but they'll need to win by close to 300 runs on Friday. Sorry ... but it's been a wild ride

Bairstow is still feeling his shoulder and grimacing sheepishly... hmmm

End of over 38. 11 runs this over. 164/6 after 228 balls.
MJ Santner 11 (27b 1x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 8-0-44-1
TWM Latham 57 (62b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Indian Citizen : "Andrew, you need to salute & praise for TWM Latham for his courage and class. " Consider it done!

Ahmed: "I think cricinfo act as biased on publishing people comments" Nope... I am simply mean-spirited and capricious

End of over 37. 2 runs this over. 153/6 after 222 balls.
MJ Santner 7 (26b 0x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 5-0-10-1
TWM Latham 50 (57b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 4 runs this over. 151/6 after 216 balls.
MJ Santner 6 (23b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 7-0-33-1
TWM Latham 49 (54b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 1 runs this over. 147/6 after 210 balls.
MJ Santner 3 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 4-0-8-1
TWM Latham 48 (51b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Irtaza: "Andrew, did you just send a comment in yourself and published it? Do you ever do that?" Oddly, I don't really need to take that route. I have quite enough of a platform. and there are usually plenty wild conspiracy theories to keep me occupied!

Andrew: "Did the streaker have a short leg in place? " Indeed he did. And a very silly point

End of over 34. 7 runs this over. 146/6 after 204 balls.
TWM Latham 47 (48b 4x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 6-0-29-1
MJ Santner 3 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Streaker alert! It's come to this now ... A distant pimply dot of wobbly human can be seen cavorting across the grass as the stewards give chase ... "stark naked ... just a green wig

He has had a chat with Latham and Santner," says Sidharth Monga. "He has done a cartwheel now on the square..." Scenes!

"Sri Lankan groundstaff would have shot him with a tranquiliser dart and bagged him within seconds," adds Andrew Fernando, who never misses a chance to trumpet their superior readiness for action!

"It has taken seven men to take him off," adds Monga. As pointless action-seeking goes, that's quite impressive. Next!

Ali: "Andrew you won't be making jokes about Pakistan if England was being battered today lolllllll , every dog has his day hey " I assure you I would, and about England's woes, and anything less that lightens the mood! ps... woof!

End of over 33. 3 runs this over. 139/6 after 198 balls.
MJ Santner 2 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 3-0-7-1
TWM Latham 41 (43b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 32. 1 runs this over. 136/6 after 192 balls.
MJ Santner 1 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 7-1-17-1
TWM Latham 40 (41b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Drinks This is all going one way. Apparently for Pakistan to get ahead of New Zealand on NRR if they bowl first against Bangladesh, New Zealand need to be bowled out for 142 here and Pakistan need to bowl Bangladesh out for 0 and win with five wides first ball. Ponder that. Andrew will be in shortly.

End of over 31. 3 runs this over. 135/6 after 186 balls.
MJ Santner 1 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 2-0-5-1
TWM Latham 39 (37b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Neil: "Someone in cricinfo pointed out earlier in June - chasing 300 plus in World Cup is different from bilateral series and I thought they were nuts. Please find them and ask them for tips on wining the lotto" Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting among others made similar predictions pre tournament.

End of over 30. 2 runs this over. 132/6 after 179 balls.
MJ Santner 0 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 6-1-16-1
TWM Latham 37 (33b 3x4 0x6 ) more

MTK: "Shakib is one of the mighty allrounder of 2019 as well. " Yes, the mightiest.

John: "You'd have to say that the form of NZ and England are going in complete opposite directions at the critical time. England got their yips out of the way well before the semifinals rolled around while NZ are bottoming out at the worst possible moment."

End of over 29. 2 runs this over. 130/6 after 173 balls.
MJ Santner 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 1-0-2-1
TWM Latham 37 (32b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Nik: "Aravida - 1996; Klusner - 1999; Symonds - 2003; Yuvraj - 2011; Stokes - 2019 - Importance of a mighty all rounder for world cups"

End of over 28. 2 runs this over. 128/5 after 168 balls.
TWM Latham 36 (30b 3x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 6-0-27-1
C de Grandhomme 3 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 2 runs this over. 126/5 after 162 balls.
TWM Latham 35 (28b 3x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 7-0-26-0
C de Grandhomme 2 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

WrongTeam: "Where's Stokes? Is he going to bowl at some point?" Hasn't been needed

End of over 26. 1 runs this over. 124/5 after 156 balls.
TWM Latham 35 (27b 3x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 5-0-25-1
C de Grandhomme 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

shashi: "The manner in which NZ's World Cup has derailed after what was a perfect start is both entertaining and (because it's NZ, after all) a little sad. It also makes one wonder how they were winning in the first place: weak opponents or just good shots and a little good luck?" Kane Williamson.

End of over 25. 8 runs this over. 123/4 after 149 balls.
TWM Latham 35 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 6-0-25-0
JDS Neesham 19 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) more

50 partnership is up

End of over 24. 7 runs this over. 115/4 after 144 balls.
JDS Neesham 17 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 4-0-24-0
TWM Latham 30 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 4 runs this over. 108/4 after 138 balls.
TWM Latham 25 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 5-0-17-0
JDS Neesham 16 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more

CharithD: "I don't see why its hard to win by 280 runs.... just ask from Uganda & Mali womens cricket teams... #cricketisafunnygame"

End of over 22. 7 runs this over. 104/4 after 132 balls.
TWM Latham 22 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) JE Root 3-0-15-0
JDS Neesham 15 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Calamity for New Zealand, Taylor run out too (Australia, UK, SE Asia)

End of over 21. 10 runs this over. 97/4 after 126 balls.
TWM Latham 20 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 2-0-19-0
JDS Neesham 10 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 3 runs this over. 87/4 after 120 balls.
JDS Neesham 9 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) JE Root 2-0-8-0
TWM Latham 11 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 9 runs this over. 84/4 after 114 balls.
TWM Latham 10 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 1-0-9-0
JDS Neesham 7 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Unlucky Williamson falls prey to freak run-out (Australia, UK, SE Asia)

End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 75/4 after 108 balls.
JDS Neesham 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) JE Root 1-0-5-0
TWM Latham 5 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

really: "@Karan, you may never see my response to your comments as Alex is not publishing them. But NZ losing this cheaply is helping Pakistan on the contrary. Why is everyone forgetting the NRR equation?" It's not out of the equation. Rajesh tells me: if NZ get bowled out for 150, Pak will have to win by about 280 runs

End of over 17. 2 runs this over. 70/4 after 102 balls.
JDS Neesham 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 4-0-13-0
TWM Latham 2 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Karan: "Why is New Zealand losing on purpose just to eliminate Pakistan! It's a conspiracy that must be investigated (sarcasm if it was not obvious)." Glad you've got your sense of humour, Karan

End of over 16. 7 runs this over. 68/3 after 96 balls.
TWM Latham 2 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 3-0-18-0
LRPL Taylor 27 (38b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Williamson's first sub-40 score of the tournament, and what a day to bag the big man early. A long way to go yet, but England will believe that they are one foot in the semi-finals!

That will also be drinks. Here's Alex Malcolm ...

End of over 15. 5 runs this over. 61/2 after 90 balls.
LRPL Taylor 22 (33b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 3-0-11-0
KS Williamson 27 (40b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Nick: "Just like to point out, if England win this, they'll most likely be playing the Semi Final on the same date that the England Football team were knocked out in the semis of the world cup last year..." Well, well ... that deserves a spotter's badge!

Vikash: "Andrew, your semi final oppositions are based on assumption that Aus would defeat SA. I will put my money on dark horse, that day. The msg deserves to be reinstated post that match if that happens " Well yes, that is indeed true, hence I said "most likely". I know upsets happen and we've seen a fair few. But have you seen South Africa this month?

PG: "I have never understood the rationale behind 1 v 4, 2 v 3. Shouldn't it be 1 v 3 & 2 v 4? Makes sense right? " It's in theory a reward for finishing top, a chance to play the least successful of the qualifiers

End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 56/2 after 84 balls.
KS Williamson 26 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 2-0-11-0
LRPL Taylor 19 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Syed Hussnain A: "There is no one favourite in the cricket, if so pakistan couldn't win ICC champions trophy at all. This is the gentlemen's game we need to play it like gentlemen! If my comment won't cheers you don't publish it." Well, cheers to that! Why not...

Sai P: "Not sure if you folks already mentioned, is it going to be 1 Vs 4 and 2 Vs 3 for the Semis?" Indeed... if England wins, they will most likely play India in the second semi at Edgbaston. Australia v New Zealand at Old Trafford first up ...

End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 51/2 after 78 balls.
KS Williamson 25 (36b 3x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 2-0-7-0
LRPL Taylor 15 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) more

usman zubair: "By tournament favourites you mean Pakistan right?" Ummm ... if it cheers you up, then sure!

End of over 12. 7 runs this over. 47/2 after 71 balls.
LRPL Taylor 13 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 1-0-6-0
KS Williamson 23 (33b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Venkat : "Grown up following Cricinfo but never posted a comment to ensure I didn't feel dejected . Trying today . In hindsight did india loose to England to keep Pakistan out ." If there was any chance to eliminate the pre-tournament favourites before the semis, would you really pass it over out of spite ...?

Faisalkarim: "I don't think NZ cant win this. They have dominated well in the last 20 overs of Eng innings and this partnership will be a decider as soon as these two settle." That's the spirit!

Well, here's something for Williamson and Taylor to aim for... the most runs by an ODI pair away from home... they won't catch Haynes and Greenidge in a hurry, but several other notables in their sights...

End of over 11. 3 runs this over. 40/2 after 66 balls.
LRPL Taylor 13 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 1-0-3-0
KS Williamson 18 (31b 2x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Buttler's one-handed stunner sends Guptill packing (Australia, UK, SE Asia)

Bharath Seervi at your seervice: New Zealand's openers have managed 299 runs between them in this tournament, the least among all the teams

End of over 10. 9 runs this over. 37/2 after 60 balls.
KS Williamson 17 (29b 2x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 5-1-15-1
LRPL Taylor 11 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Hassan: "Has Cricinfo done something for his readers(from Pakistan) to calculate the chances of Pakistan in case of NZ's defeat? Please Cricinfo, give us some hope other then NZ's victory." I hate to say it, but I fear that ship has sailed already. It's NZ win or bust now ...

Sushant D: "Everything about that cover drive from Williamson was picturesque. Worthy of watching on repeat." It's all rather pleasing isn't it?

End of over 9. 7 runs this over. 28/2 after 54 balls.
KS Williamson 16 (27b 2x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 5-0-22-1
LRPL Taylor 3 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

SD: "NZ's openers have been a problem area for them. This has made their batting heavily dependent on their middle order. In chases, especially big ones such as this one, you need at least one of the openers to get runs, but that hasn't happened at all for NZ. There is just too much pressure on these two right now, but they ought to be used to it by now."

End of over 8. 1 runs this over. 21/2 after 48 balls.
LRPL Taylor 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 4-1-6-1
KS Williamson 10 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Unsa : "Come on New Zealand! Do something for us (Pakistan). A friend in need is a friend indeed! " I assure you, they are trying!

Forecaster gives NZ a grim 28.5% chance at the moment

End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 20/2 after 42 balls.
KS Williamson 10 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 4-0-15-1
LRPL Taylor 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 3 runs this over. 16/2 after 36 balls.
KS Williamson 6 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 3-1-5-1
LRPL Taylor 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Adityan: "Early days in this innings but seriously, NZ in the semifinals against the Aussies would be a joke! NZ were just lucky to get wins over SA and WI... else this could have been a completely different story." Well, we shall see... they'll have reached eight semi-finals in 12 editions, so to say they don't deserve underplays their tournament strength

Jofra Archer (17) has now taken the most World Cup wickets for England in a single edition. Going past Ian Botham (16 in 1992) and Andrew Flintoff (14 in 2007)... I still can't believe those numbers... Botham ... 16... 1992! Did you see the shape of him by then!

End of over 5. 6 runs this over. 13/1 after 30 balls.
MJ Guptill 8 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 3-0-11-1
KS Williamson 4 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Henry Nicholls falls for a duck (Australia, UK, SE Asia only)

End of over 4.  A maiden over! 7/1 after 24 balls.
KS Williamson 3 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 2-1-2-0
MJ Guptill 3 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Tony: "I know it's early days, but two of NZ's weaknesses already visible. Poor form of the top order, and lack of singles to keep the scoreboard ticking over." England restricted Rohit and Virat to 28 for 1 in the Powerplay the other day. And they picked it up thereafter

ABishek: "Why is SL out of the Competition already ? If NewZealand wins this one and Pakistan loses to Bangladesh and Ultimately Srilanka beating India by a huge margin would result in ENG and SL tied with 10 points." The first tie-breaker is wins, and two of those points are from washouts

End of over 3. 3 runs this over. 7/1 after 18 balls.
MJ Guptill 3 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 2-0-5-1
KS Williamson 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

tushar: "Andrew, what makes Woakes so dangerous?" Tight to the stumps, good seam control, quicker than he looks. Offers so little width to get a batsman going against the new ball

End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 4/1 after 12 balls.
MJ Guptill 3 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 1-0-2-0
KS Williamson 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Good grief, that Woakes lbw was missing the top of off! I thought it was a shocker on first sighting... it at least deserved a split-second of thought from the umpire!

End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/1 after 5 balls.
HM Nicholls 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 1-0-2-1
MJ Guptill 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Well, that will settle England's nerves... but then again, it simply gives Williamson longer to marshall his chase (and it was always going to be his chase..) Here he is!

Sumair Abbas: "A simple question, regardless what England was going to get or where they stopped scoring the runs, target of 306 is how much safe?" There's only been one chase of more than 250 in this tournament so far...

BattingRMB4S6SSR
MJ GuptillC JC Buttler B JC Archer825161050
HM NichollsLBW CR Woakes06100-
KS WilliamsonRun out MA Wood 2762403067.5
LRPL TaylorRun out AU Rashid,JC Buttler 2854422066.67
TWM LathamC JC Buttler B LE Plunkett57106655087.69
JDS NeeshamB MA Wood1931271070.37
C de GrandhommeC JE Root B BA Stokes315130023.08
MJ SantnerLBW MA Wood1258301040
TG Southeenot out 730160043.75
MJ HenryB MA Wood717130053.85
TA BoultSt. JC Buttler AU Rashid4771057.14
Total 186/10
BowlingOMRWECON
CR Woakes8.004415.5
JC Archer7.011712.43
LE Plunkett8.002813.5
MA Wood9.003433.78
JE Root3.001505
AU Rashid5.003016
BA Stokes5.001012