Sunday, 16 June 2013

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 - 11th Match

16 Jun 2013

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 - 11th Match
(Group A: England vs New Zealand at Cardiff)

Cook, bowlers see England through to semi-final

England vs New Zealand
169/10 (23.3/24) 159/8 (24/24)
England won by 10 runs
Photo © BCCI

England do not make life easy for themselves in knockout tournaments, but they secured their passage to the Champions Trophy semi-finals through a collectively impressive performance from the bowlers which followed a brisk innings from Alastair Cook after the weather had threatened to leave their hopes in Australia's hands.

But even as England were heaping pressure on New Zealand's top order as they chased 170 in 24 overs, the weather still loomed. Rain, which had caused a five-hour delay after the toss, was creeping over the Bristol Channel and although the chase was behind the rate, if the match had been abandoned before 20 overs New Zealand would have gone through and England would have needed a favour from Australia on Monday.

Cook, bowlers see England through to semi-final (espncricinfo): Read More >>
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