England v New Zealand-Champions Trophy, Group A, Cardiff

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  • Liam Plunkett finished with figures of 3 for 55 in 9.1 overs as England shot out New Zealand for 223 in 44.3 overs and make it to the semi final with a comprehensive 87-run win.
  • Ben Stokes chipped in with a 53-ball 48 soon after Morgan's fall and had a 54-run stand with Joe Root for the fourth wicket before being caught by Milne off Trent Boult.
  • Corey Anderson was the pick of the bowlers finishing with 3 for 55 from nine overs.
  • The fireworks though came from Jos Buttler's willow as he slammed an unbeaten 48-ball 61 studded with two boundaries and as many sixes to propel England to a competitive 310 in 49.3 overs.
  • With Ronchi out for a duck and Guptill falling for 27, it was another Kane Williamson special as the skipper led from the front with a fluent 98-ball 87 before being dismissed by Mark Wood.
  • Ross Taylor anchored the innings with a set 39 off 59 balls, and stitched a 95-run partnership for the third wicket with Williamson, but was caught by Joe Root at deep midwicket while attempting a slog.
  • Joe Root was in sublime touch with a run-a-ball 64 and stitched an 81-run partnership for the second wicket with Hales.
  • While Jason Roy had another forgettable day with the bat, Alex Hales continued with his good nick from the last game against Bangladesh with a composed 62-ball 56 before being castled by Adam Milne.