ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England has grown to be the third crew after India and Australia to reach the semi-finals after their 119-run win over New Zealand in Chester-le-Street. The result on Wednesday has all but ended Pakistan’s possibilities of accomplishing the ultimate-four because the Black Caps are possible to tail the pinnacle three into the knockout tiers
Hosts England joined India and Australia and have nearly dragged New Zealand with them to the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with a comprehensive 119-run win over Kane Williamson’s guys of their very last institution-stage match at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street on Wednesday.
England has been in hazard of getting knocked out earlier than achieving the knockout stages but another time in the quadrennial tournament after they misplaced to Sri Lanka and Australia on the trot. However, Eoin Morgan’s men have stored their composure and stormed returned with wins over India and New Zealand in their closing two institution-level fits.
With New Zealand’s 119-run defeat, Pakistan is all however out of the semi-final race. They face an implausible assignment on Friday of their final institution-game against Bangladesh as they want to win with the aid of a margin of nicely over 270 if they bat first. If they bowl against Bangladesh at Lord’s, they haven’t any hazard of keeping their outdoor possibilities alive.
England’s batting firepower helped them conquer a tough Indian task on Sunday in Birmingham, and it changed into yet again the case in opposition to New Zealand as Jonny Bairstow, and Jason Roy stitched their second immediately hundred-run stand of World Cup 2019.
After triumphing the toss in Chester-le-Street, Roy and Bairstow went after the New Zealand new-ball assault with a variety of fulfillment. Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner almost had Roy walking again to the pavilion with an arm-ball inside the first ball of Match 41, but Roy survived the close shave and went on to punish the New Zealand pacers.
Veteran Tim Southee conceded aplenty in his first World Cup 2019 spell and the likes of Trent Boult and Matt Henry went wicketless of their opening spells as Bairstow and Roy brought 123 runs for the hole stand. Roy becomes dismissed for 60 however Bairstow went on to end up the first English cricketer to hit again-to-back World Cup loads.
New Zeland even though pulled things back with a high-quality bowling overall performance ultimately overs as James Neesham, Henry and Boult struck past due to derailing the England innings. England managed just sixty-three runs within the remaining ten overs as they had been constrained to 304.
However, New Zealand’s chase was given off to a horror start after they lost Henry Nicholls for naught inside the first over. Martin Guptill suffered some other failure as he changed into dismissed for 8, leaving New Zealand reeling at 14 for two.
Seasoned campaigners Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor made a bid to rebuild the innings however England ran the two batsmen out in short succession with a few bright works on the sphere.
While it regarded game over for New Zealand after the wickets of Taylor and Williamson, Tom Latham and James Neesham helped New Zealand live afloat with a 50-run stand. However, Mark Wood came returned to haunt the Black Caps through casting off Neesham for 19.