England qualify, Kiwis wait

2013-06-17 00:00

CARDIFF — England qualified for the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals by defeating New Zealand by 10 runs in a Group A match at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff yesterday.

England, who had been sent into bat, were bowled out for 169 in 23.3 overs, after the match had been reduced to 24 overs per side due to inclement weather.

New Zealand replied with 159 for seven, after being in deep trouble at 62 for five.

Alastair Cook top scored for England with a fiery, and chance-filled 64 off only 47 balls with four boundaries and two maximums. Cook was dropped three times by Nathan McCullum, who eventually nabbed the England captain in the 19th over, caught and bowled.

Cook and Joe Root (38) shared in a 75-run partnership for the third wicket off just 66 balls after Ian Bell (10) and Jonathan Trott (eight) fell early. Eoin Morgan (15) and Cook then blitzed their way to 41 for the fourth wicket off only 29 balls before Cook’s departure.

Kyle Mills (4.3-0-30-4) and Mitchell McClenaghan (5-0-36-3) were the chief destroyers and were well assisted by Daniel Vettori, who claimed 1-27 in his five overs.

The New Zealand reply started badly as Luke Ronchi (two) and Martin Guptill (nine) both fell to James Anderson (5-0-32-2) in the fourth over. Ross Taylor (three) was trapped lbw by Tim Bresnan (5-0-41-2) at the end of the seventh over to leave New Zealand on 27 for three.

Kane Williamson tried valliantly to steady the ship, but was eventually caught by Anderson in the cover region for a well played 67 off 54 balls which included eight fours and a six.

Williamson and Corey Anderson added 73 for the sixth wicket off only 47 balls, but the damage had already been done up front.

Ravi Bopara (2-26) bowled economically while picking up the wickets of Brendon McCullum (eight) and James Franklin (six).

The victory sends England through to the semi-finals, but New Zealand will have to wait for the outcome of the match between Australia and Sri Lanka to see whether they will be packing their bags or playing in the semi-finals themselves.

— SuperSport.



A. Cook c and b N McCullum64

I. Bell c B McCullum b McClenaghan10

J. Trott c N McCullum b Mills8

J. Root c Ronchi b McClenaghan38

E. Morgan lbw b Vettori15

J. Buttler c N McCullum b Mills14

R. Bopara c Williamson b McClenaghan9

T. Bresnan run out (Franklin)4

S. Broad c N McCullum b Mills0

J. Tredwell c McClenaghan b Mills0

J. Anderson not out0

Extras: (lb2, w4, nb1)7

TOTAL: (all out, 23.3 overs)169

Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Bell), 2-25 (Trott), 3-100 (Root), 4-141 (Cook), 5-143 (Morgan), 6-159 (Buttler), 7-166 (Bopara), 8-169 (Bresnan), 9-169 (Broad), 10-169 (Tredwell)

Bowling: McClenaghan 5-0-36-3 (3w); Mills 4.3-0-30-4 (1nb); Anderson 1-0-4-0; Vettori 5-0-27-1; Franklin 2-0-20-0; N McCullum 4-0-30-1; Williamson 2-0-20-0 (1w);

New Zealand

L. Ronchi c Trott b Anderson2

M. Guptill b Anderson9

K. Williamson c Anderson b Broad67

R. Taylor lbw b Bresnan3

B. McCullum c Root b Bopara8

J. Franklin c Morgan b Bopara6

C. Anderson c Anderson b Bresnan30

N. McCullum c Buttler b Anderson13

K. Mills not out5

Extras: (lb8, w8)16

TOTAL: (8 wickets, 24 overs)159

Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Ronchi), 2-14 (Guptill), 3-27 (Taylor), 4-48 (B McCullum), 5-62 (Franklin), 6-135 (Williamson), 7-140 (Anderson), 8-159 (N McCullum)

Bowling: Broad 5-0-25-1 (2w); Anderson 5-0-32-3 (3w); Bresnan 5-0-41-2 (2w); Bopara 5-0-26-2 (1w); Tredwell 4-0-27-0

Result: England won by 10 runs

Man of the match: Alastair Cook (ENG)

Note: Match reduced by rain to 24 overs per side.

Toss: New Zealand

Umpires: Rod Tucker (AUS), Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.