England thrash New Zealand to surge into semis

England play New Zealand in Cardiff on Tuesday, knowing a win will take them into the semifinals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain, lived up to his billing as one of the world's best batsmen with a superb hundred in their Group A opener against Australia at Edgbaston on Friday. England's top order, Hales and Root in particular, made use of home conditions and took New Zealand's seamers to task, after Jason Roy fell in the eighth over.

Chasing a hard target of 311, New Zealand's three top-order batsmen steered their team to 158 in 31st over but as soon their captain Kane Williamson made an exit after a brilliant knock of 87, the their collapse begun as the team lost the remaining seven wickets for just 65 runs.

Earlier England, sent into bat by Williamson, made 310 all out, thanks mainly to Joe Root's 64 and Jos Buttler's unbeaten 61.

With one point in their kitty, New Zealand will now have to win their last group match against Bangladesh and hope England beat Australia to progress into the knock-out stages of the tournament.

The Kiwis brought on Milne only after the first six overs by which time Hales had gotten himself set and England were off to a decent enough start.

Then paceman Liam Plunkett (4/55) bowled brilliantly as New Zealand were bundled out for 223 in 44.3 overs.

States form Climate Alliance to meet Paris Goals
On the other hand, he praised President Trump for taking the "courageous" action of pulling the USA from the Paris agreement . Within the USA , the announcement saw protests amidst questions about President Trump's views on climate change.

Morgans men are through to the Champions Trophy semi-finals following their victory over New Zealand, but the same can not be said for the Aussies, who will be out of the tournament should England win.

Kiwi skipper Williamson said he thought his team "had a sniff" at the halfway mark and admitted his dismissal on 87, to a venomous short ball from Wood that fizzed off the pitch and took his glove, was a pivotal moment in the match.

The second, in central London on Saturday, happened within a mile of the hotel some England players were using rather than travelling home between matches.

Besides, Trent Boult (1/56) and Mitchell Santner (1/54) picked up a wicket each for New Zealand. New Zealand managed just 223 in reply.

Off the back of 1-82 against Bangladesh, Ball quickly settled any debate about his place in this England side by knocking over Black Caps opener Luke Ronchi for a first-ball duck in the opening over.

With the Black Caps having entered cruise control mode, England were in need of a wicket, and it was Mark Wood who delivered it as he had Williamson caught behind for 87, which came off 98 balls and included eight boundaries.

It was to be a similar story for Joe Root who joined Hales in a second wicket stand of 81.

Related Articles

  • Lauder praises Trump for underscoring Jewish people's historic ties to Jerusalem

    Lauder praises Trump for underscoring Jewish people's historic ties to Jerusalem

    The New York Times reported that the line prompted a standing ovation, and that Netanyahu walked over to shake Trump's hand. The US leader already visited Israel, Saudi Arabia and is heading next to Italy, Belgium and the Vatican.
    Uzbek president takes part in Arab Islamic American Summit

    Uzbek president takes part in Arab Islamic American Summit

    The TFTC now consists of Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and of course, the US and Saudi Arabia . But in addition to those strategies, Trump also emphasized the collective use of hard power.

    Tyler Shields Defends Kathy Griffin Photo Of Beheaded Trump, Won't Censor Himself

    I get it", she said, adding that she was seeking to have the images taken down from social media. "I'm a comic. Later in the day, after we saw Nicole, she saw Kathy's video apology.
  • Shots fired in London 'terrorist' attack

    There was a BBC reporter who just happened to be on the bridge this evening, and what she said - her name is Holly Jones. The possible attacker was shown on the ground outside the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market near London Bridge .

    Putin says Russian meddling claims remind him of "anti-semitism"

    Russian Federation has signed the Paris climate pact, but is the biggest emitter of global greenhouse gases not to have ratified it yet.
    Woman who raped and murdered three girls is volunteering at school

    Woman who raped and murdered three girls is volunteering at school

    She was released in 2005 and married the brother of her attorney, with whom she has multiple kids, according to reports. Rodney Stafford tells CHCH that the fact that Homolka is allowed to volunteer at a school is unacceptable.
  • Raikkonen now Ferrari number 2 says Hamilton

    A Ferrari team engineer along with a disappointed Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel .Getty Images. Vettel , himself, said he was shocked to have got ahead of his teammate.

    Germany and China vow to deepen ties amid Trump concerns

    A spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Russian Federation "thinks highly" of the accords and sees no alternative to it. Producing 30% of global carbon emissions, China is ideally placed-and perhaps even obligated-to lead on climate policy.
    Sidelined Manchester United star Ibrahimovic still making a splash

    Sidelined Manchester United star Ibrahimovic still making a splash

    The Eagles have never won at Old Trafford in the Premier League and despite the team sheets, might not find it so easy. I think lots of them together, no.
  • Tiger Woods: Martin Kaymer criticises 'nasty' reaction to golfer's arrest

    Tiger Woods: Martin Kaymer criticises 'nasty' reaction to golfer's arrest

    He attempted a comeback after more than a year away from the game late in 2016 but played in just three tournaments. Woods asleep in his vehicle stopped on a roadway, with brake lights and a turn signal on and two shredded tires.
    Hot water? It's just as good if you wash in cold

    Hot water? It's just as good if you wash in cold

    Antibacterial soaps were banned in the United States previous year after claims they do " more harm than good". They also said that using antibacterial soap instead of normal soap didn't make much difference either.

    Trump urges other leaders to reach him via cellphone

    Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster checked in with an eye-rolling tweet about people looking up " covfefe " on its website . The tweet had more than 120,000 retweets, putting it among his most retweeted, before it was deleted around six hours later.