Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 305/8 | RR: 6.10

  • Liam Plunkett15 (12b)
  • Jofra Archer1 (1b)
  • Tim Southee9-0-70-1
  • Matt Henry10-0-54-2

Innings break 2.22pm What a fightback from New Zealand. England finish with 305. They managed just 111 for the loss of seven wickets in the last 20 overs. It certainly appeared as if the surface slowed up with the amount of mistimed balls and the effectiveness of the slower balls. But having said that, batting looked a breeze early when Bairstow and Roy were flying. Bairstow made his second successive century in this World Cup.

Jonny Bairstow: "I'm really pleased obviously. There's been a couple of low scores in the competition as well. I felt like I needed to contribute with some runs. I'm disappointed not to go on with a big one but pleased to have got a hundred. You want to fire against the best teams in the world. We'll be looking to implement some of the things we saw in our bowling innings. We'll have to adjust like they did and hopefully implement our skills. It was a little slow I think. They obviously bowled a lot of cutters into the wicket, cross seam balls were standing up so hopefully we can take some early wickets and put some pressure on."

simonr: "SL WI got 338 and 315 last match at Durham so plenty of runs if you know where to find them. Going to be tight I reckon"

ashley: "think nz will be reasonably happy with the score they ended up chasing given that england were 190/1 by the 30th over. will be interesting to see how england's bowlers go on this pitch"

Ashish: "Any words on over rate. When was the innings supposed to end considering all breaks and root bleeding. Kane Williamson possibly to be unavailable for next match." We will update as soon as we know. He is on a warning.

Andrew Miller will be back shortly to take you through the start of New Zealand's chase.

Southee to Plunkett, 1 run, low full toss, he clears the front leg and heaves this away to deep square leg and they only get one
Southee to Plunkett, 2 runs, full inswinger, he swings hard and gets it into the gap at wide long on, they push for two to get Plunkett back on strike and Archer beats the throw! They check upstairs but he was in easily
Southee to Archer, 1 run, another full inswinging yorker, not quite as full, he swings hard and drives it down to long on

Alber Soomro: "Southee ... Where were these kind of deliveries earlier?"

Southee to Rashid, OUT, outstanding yorker cannons into leg stump! This was the perfect yorker. Tailing in late, he tried to give room but it sneaked under the bat and slammed into the base of leg. Not much Rashid could do

AU Rashid b Southee 16 (17m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Southee to Plunkett, 1 run, 131kph, full on off, he sits back and heaves this down to long on along the ground

300 up and the home fans are pleased

Southee to Rashid, 1 run, 130kph, full outside off, he's smearing a drive to cover on the circle and they pinch one

Tim Southee to finish. He's had a tough day.

49 | 13 Runs | ENG: 299/7 | RR: 6.10

  • Adil Rashid15 (10b)
  • Liam Plunkett11 (9b)
  • Matt Henry10-0-54-2
  • Trent Boult10-0-56-2

Tushar J: "These are valuable runs! Crossing the 300 mark will work phycological well for Eng! "

Henry to Rashid, 1 run, 117kph, high short slower bouncer, he plays a tennis smash type pull behind square, the sweeper runs in to cut off two

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

1st2MJ GuptillHM Nicholls
2nd12MJ GuptillKS Williamson
3rd47LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
4th8LRPL TaylorTWM Latham
5th54JDS NeeshamTWM Latham
6th5C de GrandhommeTWM Latham
7th36TWM LathamMJ Santner
8th2TG SoutheeMJ Santner
9th15TG SoutheeMJ Henry
10th5TG SoutheeTA Boult