ICC Champions Trophy: We have a plan for Kane Williamson - Mashrafe Mortaza

Despite an inconsistent year so far, the 26-year-old has shown signs of improvement in his form, most recently scoring an unbeaten 61 runs in the win against New Zealand.

After losing the toss and being sent in to bat, England were bowled out in the final over of the innings for 310 - which Morgan thought was a below par total. Kane Williamson scored 87 runs Ross Taylor scored 39 and Martin Guptill scored 27 runs.

ENGLAND wicketkeeper Jos Buttler says the players will not be taking their foot off the gas when they face Australia on Saturday despite having already qualified for the Champions Trophy semi-finals.

The Australians - who have been bedevilled by the weather with two no results against Bangladesh and New Zealand - could still go through depending on the outcome of the other group game between the Kiwis and the Bangladeshis.

But in Cardiff he managed the increasingly rare feat of bowling two maidens in a one-day global.

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

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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.

Both Williamson and Taylor appeared unhappy with the behaviour of the pitch, Taylor being hit on the helmet grille by a ball that leapt off a length, but it was trepidation about what the ball might do as much as what it actually did that stymied their efforts.

"But when you post over 300, you're always in with a shout", said skipper Eoin Morgan after the end of the match. Sometimes these things heal quicker, sometimes they take longer, so we have to play it by ear.

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.

"We go into every game looking to win. I think if we're truly going to be contenders for this tournament, we need to beat the best teams and Australia are one of the best teams".

Adam Milne and Corey Anderson bagged three wickets each for the visitors. In fact they looked all set to chase down the target with 158-2 after 30 overs. So you never know what's going on.

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