England stormed into the semifinals of the ICC World Cup 2019 for the first time since 1992 after Jonny Bairstow’s second successive century helped them secure a comprehensive 119-run win over New Zealand at The Riverside, Chester-le-Street on Wednesday (July 3). After opting to bat first, England rode on Bairstow’s 106 and Jason Roy’s 60 to post 305/8. In reply, New Zealand could only manage 186 as they suffered a third successive defeat of the tournament following losses to Pakistan and defending champions Australia. Get highlights of England vs New Zealand here. (SCORECARD | STREAMING | POINTS TABLE | FULL SCHEDULE)
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Jonny Bairstow, Player of the Match: "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."
22:43 hrs IST: OUT! That's it. England register a comprehensive win over the Kiwis, qualify for the semifinals.
India's national T20 tournament will be held before the IPL players' auction in a slight revamp of the BCCI's mega domestic season comprising 2036 matches. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the country's premier domestic T20 event, being pushed ahead is the only notable change in the 2019-20 domestic schedule announced on Wednesday.
22:32 hrs IST: Only one run off Wood's eighth. New Zealand are 176/8 after 42 overs.
22:25 hrs IST: OUT! Wood gets Santner, plumb in front! New Zealand are eight down. Matt Henry comes to the crease.
22:17 hrs IST: Plunkett returns, and breaks the stand. Latham caught behind for 57 off 65. FoW-164/7 (38.3 overs). Southee is at the crease. Two runs from the over. NZ-166/7 after 39 overs.
22:02 hrs IST: Woakes on with his eighth over. After taking a double off the second ball, Latham hits the third ball for a four. Santner follows it with a brilliant cover drive for another four. 11 runs from the over. NZ-164/6 after 38 overs.
22:07 hrs IST: Stokes on with his fifth over. Two singles. He's simply brilliant. 1/10 so far. Latham reaches fifty with a single off the fourth ball, in 57 deliveries. NZ-153/6 after 37 overs.
22:03 hrs IST: Woakes on with his seventh over. Four runs from it. NZ-151/6 after 36 overs.
21:59 hrs IST: Skillful bowling from Stokes. New Zealand are 147/6 after 35 overs. Latham 48*, Santner 3*
21:55 hrs IST: Ten off the last two overs. New Zealand are 146/6 after 34 overs. Latham 47*, Santner 3*
If the Kiwis can this game deep, and even if they lose by a small margin, they will still have a better chance of qualifying than Pakistan, who have a negative NRR.
21:41 hrs IST: Archer continues to keep things tight. New Zealand are 136/6 after 32 overs. Latham 40*, Santner 1*. Drinks are on the field now.
21:34 hrs IST: Two wickets and just nine runs off the last 30 balls. New Zealand are 132/6 after 30 overs. Latham 37*, Santner 0*
21:29 hrs IST: Extremely good start from Stokes, a scalp and two runs. New Zealand are 130/6 after 29 overs. Latham 37*, Santner 0*. Archer comes back into the attack.
21:25 hrs IST: OUT! Back of a length delivery from Stokes, De Grandhomme goes for the pull shot but mistimes it and hits it straight to Root at deep square. New Zealand slide further. Mitchell Santner comes to the crease.
21:18 hrs IST: Another fine over, this time from Plunkett. Two off it. New Zealand are 126/5 after 27 overs. Latham 35*, De Grandhomme 2*
21:14 hrs IST: Exceptional over from Wood, a wicket and only one run. New Zealand are 124/5 after 26 overs. Latham 35*, De Grandhomme 1*
21:11 hrs IST: OUT! Back of a length delivery from Wood, outside off, stays a touch low, Neesham goes for the cut shot but gets an inside edge straight onto the stumps! Colin de Grandhomme comes to the crease. England closing in on semis spot.
21:04 hrs IST: Seven off Wood's fourth. New Zealand are 115/4 after 24 overs. Latham 30*, Neesham 17*
21:00 hrs IST: Nice and tidy over from Plunkett, four off it. New Zealand are 108/4 after 23 overs. Latham 25*, Neesham 16*. Wood comes back into the attack.
20:54 hrs IST: FOUR! Latham punches it off the back foot straight past the fielder at mid-off. Thirteen off the last two overs. New Zealand are 97/4 after 21 overs. Latham 20*, Neesham 10*
20:48 hrs IST: Expensive start from Rashid, nine off it. New Zealand are 84/4 after 19 overs. Latham 10*, Neesham 7*
20:44 hrs IST: Five off Root's first six deliveries. New Zealand are 75/4 after 18 overs. Latham 5*, Neesham 3*. Adil Rashid comes into the attack.
20:40 hrs IST: OUT! Taylor has run himself out. Hits this to fine leg and goes for a second which wasn't there. Good throw from Rashid and Buttler does the rest. Taylor dives at full stretch but to no avail. James Neesham comes to the crease. New Zealand are 70/4 after 17 overs. Some spin now. Joe Root comes into the attack.
20:34 hrs IST: OUT! Williamson goes. This could be the turning point of the game! Wood gets a clear fingertip and no way the Kiwi skipper could've got back in at the non-striker's end. Unfortunate dismissal. Tom Latham comes to the crease. New Zealand are 68/3 after 16 overs.
20:26 hrs IST: Plunkett again. Five off his third over. New Zealand are 61/2 after 15 overs.
20:21 hrs IST: Wood continues. Five runs from his second over, three singles and a double. New Zealand are 56/2 after 14 overs.
20:17 hrs IST: Plunkett continues. Fours singles from his second over. New Zealand are 51/2 after 13 overs. The Kiwis have scored 30 runs in the last five overs.
20:12 hrs IST: Another bowling change from Morgan. Mark Wood, right-arm fast bowler, on. Starts with a wide, then Williamson hits the second delivery for a boundary past backward point. New Zealand are 47/2 after 12 overs.
20:08 hrs IST: Bowling change. Liam Plunkett, right-arm fast bowler, into the attack. A dot, then singles off alternate deliveries. New Zealand are 40/2 after 11 overs.
20:04 hrs IST: Sixteen off the last 12 deliveries. New Zealand are 37/2 after 10 overs. Williamson 17*, Taylor 11*
19:57 hrs IST: Outstanding over from Archer, only one off it. New Zealand are 21/2 after 8 overs. Williamson 10*, Taylor 2*
19:53 hrs IST: Just four runs off Woakes' fourth. A deliberate nick by Williamson between keep and slips leads to a boundary. New Zealand are 20/2 after 7 overs. Williamson 10*, Taylor 1*
19:48 hrs IST: OUT! Archer now has the most wickets (17) in a World Cup for England. He surpasses Ian Botham, who scalped 16 in 1992. Another failure for Guptill. New Zealand's opening issues continue. They are 16/2 after 6 overs. Ross Taylor comes to the crease.
19:44 hrs IST: FOUR! Half-volley from Woakes, Guptill hits it straight down the ground. Shot! New Zealand are 13/1 after 5 overs. Guptill 8*, Williamson 4*
19:40 hrs IST: Splendid over from Archer. It's a maiden! New Zealand are 7/1 after 4 overs. They need some big overs here.
19:36 hrs IST: Another great over from Woakes, three off it. New Zealand are 7/1 after 3 overs. Guptill 3*, Williamson 3*
19:32 hrs IST: High-quality over from Archer, only two off it. New Zealand are 4/1 after 2 overs. Guptill 3*, Williamson 0*
19:28 hrs IST: OUT! Nicholls departs for first-ball duck. Nips in a bit, hits the Kiwi opener above the knee-roll. Decides not to review it (but later, DRS shows it was missing stumps). What a start for Woakes and England! Kane Williamson comes to the crease. New Zealand are 2/1 after the first over. Jofra Archer comes into the attack.
19:22 hrs IST: Time for New Zealand's reply. Martin Guptill to take strike. Chris Woakes to open the attack.
18:52 hrs IST: That's it. England finish on 305/8. Great comeback by New Zealand. Just 111 runs off the last 20 overs. The Kiwis took pace off the ball and bowled tight lines. Boult, Neesham and Henry were very good. We'll be back in about 30 minutes.
18:46 hrs IST: Costly over from Henry, 13 off it. England are 299/7 after 49 overs. Rashid 15*, Plunkett 11*. Southee to bowl the final six balls.
18:41 hrs IST: Boult finishes his spell (2/56). Nine off the over. Good running between the wickets from Plunkett and Rashid. England are 286/7 after 48 overs. Henry to bowl the penultimate over.
18:35 hrs IST: Eighteen off the last 12 balls and the wicket of Morgan. England losing wickets at regular intervals. They are 277/7 after 47 overs. Adil Rashid comes to the crease.
18:27 hrs IST: OUT! Full from Neesham, Woakes looks to drive inside out but hits it straight to Williamson at mid-off. The New Zealander ends with 2/41. England are 259/6 after 45 overs. Liam Plunkett comes to the crease.
18:21 hrs IST: Santner finishes with figures of 1/65. Did a great job towards the end. England are 254/5 after 44 overs. Morgan 28*, Woakes 2*. Neesham to bowl his final over.
18:16 hrs IST: Super over from Neesham, only one off it. England are 249/5 after 43 overs. Morgan 26*, Woakes 0*
18:12 hrs IST: OUT! Flatter delivery from Santner, on leg, Stokes comes down the track, looks to clear the long-on boundary but doesn't get the timing or elevation. He hits it straight to Henry, who completes a neat catch. Chris Woakes comes to the crease. England wobbling towards the end. They are 248/5 after 42 overs.
18:09 hrs IST: Five off Neesham's eighth. England are 246/4 after 41 overs. Morgan 24*, Stokes 10*
18:03 hrs IST: FOUR! Full from Santner, on leg stump, Morgans sweeps it past the fielder at short fine leg. England are 241/4 after 40 overs. Morgan 23*, Stokes 6*. Third Powerplay. Neesham again
17:56 hrs IST: Only three runs off the last two overs. Has been a good little phase for the Kiwis. England are 229/4 after 38 overs. Morgan 14*, Stokes 4*
17:48 hrs IST: FOUR! Touch short from Southee, Morgans cuts it powerfully to wide of third man. England are 226/4 after 36 overs. Morgan 12*, Stokes 3*
17:45 hrs IST: OUT! Buttler departs cheaply. After a stupendous start, England have lost 20/3 in 26 deliveries. Second wicket for Boult. He's happy. Ben Stokes comes to the crease. England are 218/4 after 35 overs. Southee comes back into the attack.
17:39 hrs IST: Impressive over from Henry, only three from it. England are 214/3 after 34 overs. Buttler 11*, Morgan 3*. Boult again
17:35 hrs IST: Just five runs off Boult's seventh. England are 211/3 after 33 overs. Buttler 9*, Morgan 2*
17:30 hrs IST: OUT! Full from Henry, wide of off, straightens a bit, Bairstow looks to drive through cover but gets a thick inside edge into the stumps. End of a wonderful innings from the England opener! Eoin Morgan comes to the crease. England are 206/3 after 32 overs.
17:21 hrs IST: OUT! Root goes for the pull but appears to get an edge. He's given out but he opts for the DRS. UltraEdge confirm a spike. There was some bat involved. New Zealand still can't breathe easy. Jos Buttler comes to the crease. England are 200/2 after 31 overs. Time for drinks!
17:15 hrs IST: FOUR! Second consecutive century for Bairstow. What a player! A high full toss from Southee, middle and leg, the Englishman clips it through square leg for a boundary. England are 194/1 after 30 overs. Boult comes back into the attack.
17:09 hrs IST: Single and Root crosses the 500-run mark in this World Cup. Becomes the fifth player to do so (after Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Shakib Al Hasan and Aaron Finch). England are 186/1 after 29 overs. Bairstow 92*, Root 24*
17:04 hrs IST: SIX! Pitched up from Southee, Bairstow launches it straight down the ground for a maximum. Classy! England are 182/1 after 28 overs. Bairstow 90*, Root 22*
16:59 hrs IST: Solid over from Neesham, five off it. England are 173/1 after 27 overs. Bairstow 83*, Root 20*. Southee comes back into the attack.
Root appears to have a nose-bleed. A slight delay
16:53 hrs IST: Seven off Santner's seventh. England are 168/1 after 26 overs. Bairstow 80*, Root 19*
16:48 hrs IST: Double off the last ball for Root. England going well here. Anything around 340-350 should be a winning score. In such a pressure game, the Kiwis would find it difficult to chase. England are 161/1 after 25 overs. Bairstow 76*, Root 16*
16:43 hrs IST: FOUR! Fraction short from Santner, enough time for Bairstow to rock back and pull through cow corner. 11 off the over. England are 156/1 after 24 overs. Bairstow 74*, Root 13*. Neesham again
16:36 hrs IST: Thirty runs and a wicket from the last five overs. England are 141/1 after 22 overs. Bairstow 68*, Root 4*
16:29 hrs IST: Another costly over from Southee, nine off it. England are 133/1 after 20 overs. Bairstow 62*, Root 2*
16:25 hrs IST: OUT! Fuller and straighter from Neesham, no footword from Roy, he looks to hit it over cover but finds Santner, who takes a simple catch. Good innings! He has laid the foundation for a big score. Joe Root comes to the crease. England are 124/1 after 19 overs.
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16:19 hrs IST: Four singles off Southee's third. He has been expensive so far (3-0-27-0). England are 115/0 after 18 overs. Bairstow 54*, Roy 52*
16:12 hrs IST: Half-centuries for Roy and Bairstow. Also, they are the second pair to register three consecutive 100+ partnerships in a World Cup after T Dilshan and K Sangakkara (in 2015). England are 111/0 after 17 overs. Drinks are on the field now.
16:08 hrs IST: Nice over from Santner, just three off it. England are 107/0 after 16 overs. Roy 49*, Bairstow 49*. James Neesham comes into the attack.
16:04 hrs IST: FOUR! Good length delivery from De Grandhomme, Bairstow carves it in the gap between backward point and short third man. England are 104/0 after 15 overs. Bairstow 48*, Roy 47*
16:00 hrs IST: FOUR! Too full from Santner, Roy drives it powerfully through cover. Fifteen off the last 12 balls. England are 93/0 after 14 overs. Roy 45*, Bairstow 39*. Colin de Grandhomme comes into the attack.
15:53 hrs IST: FOUR! Flatter delivery from Santner, Roy makes room and hits it inside out over cover. Beautiful! England are 78/0 after 12 overs. Roy 36*, Baristow 33*
15:48 hrs IST: Magnificent over from Henry, just a single for Roy towards deep square leg. England are 68/0 after 11 overs. Bairstow 32*, Roy 27*. Santner comes back into the attack.
15:44 hrs IST: Tidy over from Boult, only one run off it. England are 67/0 after the end of the first Powerplay. Bairstow 32*, Roy 26*
15:40 hrs IST: FOUR! Short ball from Henry, Roy pulls but gets a top edge that flies over the keeper and almost goes for six! England are 66/0 after 9 overs. Bairstow 32*, Roy 25*
15:34 hrs IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Boult, wide of off, Roy pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket. Shot! England are 59/0 after 8 overs. Bairstow 31*, Roy 19*
15:30 hrs IST: Decent start from Henry, five off his first six balls. England are 53/0 after 7 overs. Bairstow 30*, Roy 14*
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15:25 hrs IST: Fine over from Boult, only four off it. England are 48/0 after 6 overs. Bairstow 27*, Roy 13*. Another change in bowling. Matt Henry comes into the attack.
15:21 hrs IST: FOUR! Short from Southee, Bairstow gets into position early and pull sit to wide of deep square leg. Costly over from Southee, 13 off it. England are 44/0 after 5 overs. Bairstow 23*, Roy 13*
15:17 hrs IST: FOUR! LEG BYES - Too straight, Boult gets some away shape, Roy didn't get bat on it, but a boundary anyway. England are 31/0 after 4 overs. Roy 13*, Bairstow 10*
15:13 hrs IST: A couple of boundaries for Bairstow, both towards the cover region. Excellent start from England, just what Morgan would have been hoping for. This opening pair is majestic! England are 25/0 after 3 overs. Boult to continue.
15:08 hrs IST: FOUR! Too straight from Boult, down leg, Roy clips this away to square leg for a boundary. England are 15/0 after 2 overs. Roy 11*, Bairstow 0*. Tim Southee, playing his first competitive game in two months, comes into the attack.
15:03 hrs IST: FOUR! Full toss from Santner, outside off, Roy reaches for it and hits it wide of cover for a boundary. Easy pickings! England are 9/0 after the first over. Trent Boult comes into the attack.
15:00 hrs IST: Time for live action. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow to open. Mitchell Santner has the new ball. This was expected.
14:38 hrs IST: Playing XIs
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
14:33 hrs IST: England have won the toss and have opted to bat
14:20 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - Kane Williamson's ODI average of 74.64 in England is his highest in any country.
14:05 hrs IST: The all-important toss in 25 minutes
13:53 hrs IST: Meanwhile, New Zealand's Lockie Ferguson has a tight left hamstring and will miss today’s match as a precaution.
13:43 hrs IST: Trent Boult became the first bowler from his country to complete a hattrick in World Cup history, achieving the feat against Australia.
13:32 hrs IST: England's Liam Plunkett bowled a full 10-over allocation at a World Cup for the first time in his most recent match against India, taking his best figures ever in a World Cup game (3/55, econ 5.5).
13:29 hrs IST: BIG NUMBER - New Zealand's Kane Williamson passed 6,000 ODI runs in his most recent World Cup game, becoming the third-fastest to reach the mark (139 innings) behind Hashim Amla (South Africa, 123 innings) and Virat Kohli (India, 136 innings).
13:24 hrs IST: New Zealand will be looking to avoid three consecutive defeats at the World Cup for the first time since 1979-1983.
13:19 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - England have won three of their last four ODIs against New Zealand. It is a different story in their World Cup rivalry, where England won the first three meetings between the teams but have since lost five in a row.
13:15 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to Outlook's live coverage of the ICC World Cup 2019 match between hosts England and last edition's finalists, New Zealand.
England made a fine start by winning four of their opening five games, but defeats to Sri Lanka and Australia inflicted major blows. They were impressive in their previous encounter against India, with Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes all scoring well.
Bairstow (111) and Roy, who made 66 following his return from a hamstring injury, put on 160 for the opening wicket before the in-form Stokes hit 79, his third successive half-century, to boost the total to 337/7.
England, bidding to win their first World Cup, then kept things tight in the field, with Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett taking wickets in the middle overs.
"Winning a game like this, under the pressure we were under, can only stand us in good stead, potentially for the New Zealand game and hopefully after that," said Woakes.
New Zealand, on the other hand, also began the tournament in style, but losses to Pakistan and Australia hurt their progress.
An attack led by left-arm quick Trent Boult, who took a hattrick against Australia, and Lockie Ferguson is a testing proposition for any side.
But New Zealand look over-reliant on captain Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor for runs.
Colin Munro was dropped for the Australia game, while Martin Guptill has managed just 85 runs from six innings since his half-century against Sri Lanka.
"We're still in charge of our destination and where we're heading, and that's always a nice thing to have," said Craig McMillan, New Zealand's batting coach.
"Obviously (Guptill and Latham) are short on runs but we're excited by the fact that we haven't quite clicked as a batting group yet."