England reach for Semifinal after beat New Zealand

England reach for Semifinal after beat New Zealand.


In the 2019 cricket World Cup England entered India and Australia and nearly brought New Zealand with them to the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup semi-finals with a full 119-run victory over Kane Williamson's males in their final group-stage game on Wednesday at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.

England was in danger of being knocked out when they lost on the trot to Sri Lanka and Australia before reaching the knockoustages yet another time in the quadrennial touranment. However, in their last two group-stage games, the boys of Eoin Morgan held their composure and stormed back with victories over India and New Zealand.

The chase of New Zealand got off to a beginning of horror when in the first over they lost Henry Nicholls for naught. As he was dimmed for 8, Martin Guptill endured another failure, leaving New Zealand at 14 for 2. Seasoned campaigners Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor made a bid to reconstruct the innings but with some smart work on the field, England ran out the two batsmen in rapid succession.

In The match 119-run defeat of New Zealand, Pakistan is all but out of the semi-final race. In their final group game against Bangladesh, they face an unlikely challenge on Friday as they need to win by a margin of well over 270 if they bat first. If they bowl at Lord's against Bangladesh, they have no opportunity to keep their external opportunities alive. New Zealand is losing 150 runs today. Their NRR will be 0.085 at that time. Pakistan presently has an impossible mission on the NRR -0.792 to win its final match with 270 + runs, even if 300 runs are managed.

The batting firepower of England helped them overcome a tough Indian challenge in Birmingham on Sunday and it was again the case against New Zealand as Jonny Baristow and Jason Roy stitched their 2nd straight hundred-run World Cup stand in 2019. Roy and Baristow came after the New Zealand new-ball assault with a lot of achievement after winning the toss in Chester-le-Street. 
Veteran Tim Southee gave up in his first run of World Cup 2019 and Trent Boult and Matt Henry enjoys wicketkless in their first seasons as Baristow and Roy added 123 runs to the opening booth. Roy was dimmed for 60, but Bairstow became the first English cricketer to hit hundreds of hundreds of World Cup back-to-back. New Zeland though with a good bowling performance in the end overs pulled things back as James Neesham, Henry and Boult hit the England innings late to derail. In the last 10 overs, England managed only 63 runs as they were limited to 304.& Left arms spinner Mitchell Santner had almost Roy walking back to the pavilion with an arm-ball in Match 41's first ball but Roy survived the close shave and went on to punish the pacers in New Zealand.

Before being caught behind a Liam Plunkett bouncer in the 39th, Latham completed half a century. England produced a collective effort with the ball as Mark Wood picked up three wickets while Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett, Chirs Woakes and Ben Stokes picked up a wicket to chase New Zealand at regular.

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