2019 cricket world cup hosts England have reached to the semi-finals of tournament by defeating New Zealand in their last league match of championship. It was a do or die game for English men and team played quite brilliant cricket to through to the knockouts of cwc19.
This was a crucial match for England in terms of qualification for semis. The fact is if England lost this game, they would have been out from the championship. Toss span in the favor of England skipper Eoin Morgan and he chose to bat first.
Opening partnership from Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow set the platform for England as both batsmen added 123 runs for the first wicket. When these two were batting, it seemed like England would post at least 350 runs on the scoreboard, but thanks to brilliant bowling effort from Kiwis that restricted England on 305.
Jonny Bairstow scored another century for his side and he made 106 runs before returning to pavilion. His opening partner Jason Roy failed to score hundred as he was dismissed on 60. Blackcaps were never in the race to this chase as they lost top batsmen under 20 overs when Taylor and Williamson were returned to pavilion.
Brief Scores (Match Summary)
Toss: England won toss and chose to bat
England Innings: 305/8, 50 overs (Bairstow- 106 runs, Roy- 60 runs)
New Zealand Innings: 186 all out, 45 overs (Latham- 57 runs, Taylor- 28 runs)
Result: England won by 119 runs
Player of the Match: Jonny Bairstow