England rout New Zealand to book semifinal berth

Eoin Morgan will look to continue England’s winning run

All-round effort helped England outshine New Zealand by 87 runs and become first team to qualify for the semi-finals in the going ICC Champions Trophy 2017 here on Tuesday (June 6).

After the unsafe Martin Guptill departed, edging Stokes to Root for 27, New Zealand's hopes rested firmly on Williamson, who had scored a century in their abandoned opener against Australia.

One concern for New Zealand might be the form of Tim Southee with the white ball.

Wood returned at the 30-over stage of New Zealand's run chase in Cardiff to take the critical wicket of Kane Williamson for 87. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson: "England bowled very, very well". But Mark Wood's clever cross-seam delivery saw off Williamson, and when the experienced Ross Taylor fell 10 runs later England took control.

As for New Zealand, it's a crucial match for them if they want to continue their Champions Trophy campaign but if there another no result in Cardiff, it will mean New Zealand face a must-win against Bangladesh in its final league match. New Zealand can still reach the semi-finals if they beat Bangladesh in their final game on Friday, also in Cardiff, and Australia lose to England on Saturday. Buttler's knock had two each of boundaries and sixes as England posted 310 runs before they were dismissed in 49.3 overs.

Fast bowler Liam Plunkett captured four wickets for 55 runs while pacer Jack Ball and leg-spinner Adil Rashid claimed two wickets each.

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James Neesham (180), Neil Broom (11) and Correy Anderson (10) tried hard to dig New Zealand out of the trouble but their contributions were not good enough.

Root and Stokes engineered England's second fifty-run stand with a 54-run association for the fourth wicket.

The England captain admits it was "men against boys" when England were trounced by the Kiwis in their last meeting at a global one-day worldwide tournament. In terms of head-to-head, New Zealand holds the advantage with 41 wins against England's 36 wins.

Joe Root scored 64 off 65, opener Alex Hales 56 off 62, while Ben Stokes smashed a morale-boosting 53-ball 48 for England.

Tuesday's success means England will return to the Welsh capital as Group A winners for a last four clash against the as yet unknown Group B runners-up on June 14, in an event featuring the world's leading eight one-day global (ODI) teams.

Williamson, who escaped a ban for his side's slow over rate but was docked 40% of his match fee to go with 20% for his players, had few complaints over the result and admitted England's attack simply made better use of the two-paced pitch.

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