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Highlights - ENG vs NZ, ICC Champions Trophy: England win by 87 runs, book semifinal berth

England beat New Zealand by 87 runs in a crucial ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Group A fixture. Liam Plunkett took four wickets while Kane Williamson scored his 30th ODI fifty. Earlier, Jos Buttler, Joe Root and Alex Hales slammed half centuries as England reached 310. Get live cricket score of England vs New Zealand here.

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 06, 2017 14:50 IST
Sayan Ghosh
England's Joe Root (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after catching New Zealand's Ross Taylor in their ICC Champions Trophy clash. Get highlights of England vs New Zealand here.
England's Joe Root (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after catching New Zealand's Ross Taylor in their ICC Champions Trophy clash. Get highlights of England vs New Zealand here.(AFP)

Liam Plunkett took four wickets as England beat New Zealand by 87 runs. For New Zealand, Kane Williamson scored his 30th ODI fifty for New Zealand. Batting first, Alex Hales, Joe Root and Jos Buttler all scored half centuries as England reached 310 all out against New Zealand. Corey Anderson and Adam Milne picked up three wickets each for the Kiwis. Thanks to this victory, England became the first side to reach the semifinal stage of this competition. Get live updates and live cricket score of England vs New Zealand here. (LIVE SCORES) (LIVE STREAMING DETAILS HERE)

11:29 pm IST: Jake Ball is the man of the match for his bowling performance.

11:19 pm IST: Liam Plunkett ended with four wickets to his name.

11:15 pm IST: England beat New Zealand by 87 runs to book their spot in the semifinals!

11:11 pm IST: OUT! Liam Plunkett takes his third wicket as Adam Milne is caught for 10. NZ 223/9

11:10 pm IST: New Zealand need 88 runs to win from 6 overs.

11:07 pm IST: Couple of boundaries for the Kiwis. NZ 220/8

11:04 pm IST: That’s the end of Corey Anderson as he is caught in the deep for 10. NZ 211/8

11:01 pm IST: A win today will take England to four points. New Zealand, on the other hand, will have to depend on other results for their possible qualification to the semi-finals.

10:56 pm IST: OUT! Mitchell Santner was completely fooled by Adil Rashid as he was stumped for 1. NZ 205/7

10:52 pm IST: Brilliant drive from Corey Anderson and it’s a boundary! NZ 202/6

10:50 pm IST: England are just four wickets away from securing their semifinal berth. NZ 198/6

10:47 pm IST: New Zealand need 115 runs to win off 66 balls.

10:41 pm IST: OUT! Another wicket goes down as Adil Rashid traps Neil Broom LBW for 11. NZ 194/6

10:35 pm IST: OUT! Jimmy Neesham goes for the big one but is caught in the deep off Liam Plunkett. NZ 191/5

10:27 pm IST: Neesham picks an over-pitched delivery outside off, and deposits it sweetly over the leg-side, for a one-bounce four inches inside the rope. NZ 178/4

10:21 pm IST: 34 overs gone. New Zealand are 171 for the loss of four wickets.

10:18 pm IST: OUT! A horrible shot by Ross Taylor as he departs for 39. ENG 168/4

10:13 pm IST: New Zealand need 148 to win from 17.3 overs.

10:06 pm IST: Neil Broom is the new batsman for New Zealand. NZ 158/3

10:02 pm IST: OUT! Huge wicket for England as Kane Williamson is caught behind for 87. NZ 158/3

9:59 pm IST: 30 overs gone. New Zealand are 158/2 (Kane Williamson 85*)

9:50 pm IST: 150 comes up for New Zealand in the 28th over.

9:47 pm IST: 27 overs gone. New Zealand are 147 for 2 wickets (Kane Williamson 80*)

9:42 pm IST: Ross Taylor (27*) also joins the party with a four through mid-wicket. NZ 139/2

9:38 pm IST: Kane Williamson pulls it for a four! Can he guide NZ to victory? NZ 130/2

9:35 pm IST: Consecutive 50-plus scores for Kane Williamson in ODIs v England: 93, 118, 90, 50, 50*.

9:32 pm IST: Williamson is picking up pace after his fifty with another boundary. NZ 118/2

9:30 pm IST: This was Kane Williamson’s consecutive fifty against England. NZ 112/2

9:28 pm IST: Easy pickings for Kane Williamson as he slams his fourth boundary. NZ 107/2

9:25 pm IST: DLS has the Kiwis 22 runs behind after 20 overs. NZ 101/2

9:21 pm IST: Kane Williamson brings up his half century in 66 deliveries. NZ 95/2

9:18 pm IST: Kane Williamson (47*) is inching towards his fifty. NZ 91/2

9:14 pm IST: 19 overs gone. New Zealand are 88/2

9:12 pm IST: An extremely weird boundary for Williamson. NZ 84/2

9:10 pm IST: Kane Williamson (36 off 57) is playing a very slow innings and he needs to accelerate if New Zealand wants to chase this total. NZ 80/2

9:08 pm IST: At the end of 17 overs, New Zealand are 73/2

9:05 pm IST: The asking rate is slowly creeping up for New Zealand

9:00 pm IST: After 15 overs New Zealand are 64/2

8:58 pm IST: Players have resumed the game

8:55 pm IST: And it is drinks break

8:52 pm IST: That must have been a hard hit on the side of the helmet for Kane Williamson. That was a lethal delivery from Liam Plunkett.

8:50 pm IST: Ben Stokes has struck for England. Ross Taylor has joined Kane Williamson at the crease

8:48 pm IST: After 14 overs, New Zealand are 64/2

8:45 pm IST: Martin Guptill is OUT! That is a big blow for New Zealand

8:43 pm IST: It has been a very slow innings from New Zealand so far

8:40 pm IST: And it is 12 overs with New Zealand at 47/1 with Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill at the crease

8:35 pm IST: How Jake Ball celebrated the fall of the first wicket

8:30 pm IST: This partnership between Guptill and Williamson is developing well. If they stay on, New Zealand will have a good chance today

8:25 pm IST: 10 overs gone. New Zealand are 40 for the loss of one wicket.

8:20 pm IST: Martin Guptill is dealing in boundaries right now as he gets his thrid one of the innings. NZ 35/1

8:16 pm IST: Another boundary for Guptill as he blasts the ball through the cover region. NZ 22/1

8:13 pm IST: A boundary for Martin Guptill! NZ 17/1

8:08 pm IST: 

8:02 pm IST: 4 overs gone. New Zealand are 8/1

7:57 pm IST: Good start by the England pacers as they are making the most of the condition. NZ 4/1

7:52 pm IST: Kane Williamson is the new batsman for New Zealand. NZ 1/1

7:50 pm IST: OUT! Jake Ball castles Luke Ronchi for a duck! NZ 1/1

7:47 pm IST: First run of the innings! NZ 1/0

7:45 pm IST: Martin Guptill and Luke Ronchi to open for New Zealand. Jake Ball to bowl the first over.

7:42 pm IST: Play to resume at 3.15pm local time.

7:33 pm IST: The match between Australia and Bangladesh was also washed out last night. Will this match suffer the same fate?

7:30 pm IST: It’s raining quite hard and the match is delayed due to wet outfield.

7:11 pm IST: There were forecasts of showers later in the day and that will be one big worry for the hosts after posting this mammoth score.

7:01 pm IST: England have posted 300+ totals eleven times in ODIs out of the last 13 innings when they have batted first.

6:59 pm IST: Another brilliant catch by Trent Boult as the England innings comes to an end on 310.

6:56 pm IST: OUT! Mark Wood also departs as Tim Southee picks up his first wicket. ENG 310/9

6:55 pm IST: OUT! Liam Plunkett goes for the big one but is caught in the deep by Tim Southee. ENG 309/8

6:53 pm IST: Fifty-plus scores for Buttler at a strike rate of 100 or more, out of the 18 times he has topped 50 in ODIs. ENG 306/7

6:51 pm IST: A massive six from Liam Plunkett brings up the 300 for England. ENG 300/7

6:47 pm IST: 14th ODI fifty for Jos Buttler. ENG 291/7

6:44 pm IST: Jos Buttler is playing an extremely important innings for England. ENG 285/7

6:40 pm IST: A mammoth six for Jos Buttler who moves on to 46*. ENG 278/7

6:36 pm IST: A slower one from Southee and Jos Buttler gets a much-needed boundary. ENG 267/7

6:29 pm IST: OUT! Mitchell Santner claims his first wicket as he dismisses Adil Rashid for 12. ENG 260/7

6:25 pm IST: 250 comes up for England in 43 overs. ENG 251/6

6:22 pm IST: New Zealand are currently behind on the required over rate. ENG 250/6

6:15 pm IST: OUT! Trent Boult pulls off a good catch as Moeen Ali departs for 12. ENG 230/6

6:13 pm IST: Spoke too soon as Moeen Ali slams it for a six! ENG 230/5

6:12 pm IST: Both batsmen are struggling to find boundaries for England. ENG 221/5

6:09 pm IST: The win-loss head-to-head in the last ten ODIs between England and New Zealand. In ODI world tournaments, though, NZ have won 6 of the last 7

6:02 pm IST: OUT! Ben Stokes falls agonisingly close to his fifty as he is dismissed by Trent Boult. ENG 210/5

5:58 pm IST: 37 overs gone. England are 209 for the loss of 4 wickets.

5:54 pm IST: Ben Stokes moves within inches of his half century. ENG 203/4

5:51 pm IST: 200 comes up for England in the 36th over. ENG 201/4

5:49 pm IST: 35 overs gone. England are 198 for the loss of 4 wickets.

5:43 pm IST: OUT! Corey Anderson strikes again as Joe Root is castled for 64. ENG 188/4

5:39 pm IST: Ben Stokes is looking quite good and it seems that the all-rounders can become the third half-centurion of this innings. ENG 181/3

5:35 pm IST: 32 overs gone. England are 177 for the loss of three wickets.

5:32 pm IST: Wide from Jimmy Neesham and Ben Stokes was on it in a flash as he guides it through the extra-cover boundary. ENG 173/3

5:29 pm IST: New Zealand have fought back well after the initial onslaught. ENG 168/3

5:24 pm IST: 30 overs gone. England are 166 for the loss of 3 wickets.

5:21 pm IST: A close call for Ben Stokes, but the all-rounder was able to reach his crease in time. ENG 162/3

5:18 pm IST: Another decent over for England sees them end the 29th over at 162/3.

5:14 pm IST: England are 156/3 after 28 overs.

5:12 pm IST: Stokes now hits Boult down the ground for four. Eng 154/3.

5:09 pm IST: Ben Stokes pummels Corey Anderson for a six over mid-wicket. Eng 150/3 after 27 overs.

5:03 pm IST: Fifty for Joe Root! ENG 139/3

5:01 pm IST: After an eventful 25th over, England are 135/3.

4:58 pm IST: Corey Anderson snaps up the dangerous Eoin Morgan in his first over. England are 134/3.

4:54 pm IST: Eoin Morgan dispatches Trent Boult to the leg-side boundary. England are 133/2.

4:50 pm IST: England are 126/2 after 26 overs.

4;45 pm IST; New man Eoin Morgan showing some intent, smashing Trent Boult for a boundary. England are 123/2.

4:43 pm IST: Hales is bowled by Milne. England are 119/2.

4:38 pm IST: Hales brings up his 10th ODI half century. England are 111/1.

4:30 pm IST: 100 comes up for England in the 19th over. ENG 103/1

4:25 pm IST: FOUR! Another boundary for Joe Root as he moves into the 30s. ENG 97/1

4:22 pm IST: Second six for Joe Root as he slams it over long-off! ENG 91/1

4:19 pm IST: This has been a disappointing show by the Kiwi bowlers who looked quite formidable against Australia last time. ENG 84/1

4:13 pm IST: 

4:09 pm IST: 15 overs gone. England are 78 for the loss of one wicket.

4:04 pm IST: A quicker one from Santner and Hales makes no mistake in hitting his first six of the game. ENG 71/1

4:02 pm IST: Alex Hales plays it straight back and the ball was inches away from Santner’s reach. ENG 65/1

3:59 pm IST: Alex Hales is few runs away from his second half century of this tournament. ENG 63/1

3:56 pm IST: Mitchell Santner is introduced into the attack. ENG 58/1

3:53 pm IST: 11 overs gone. England are 56/1 with Alex Hales playing on 36*

3:47 pm IST: Alex Hales is looking quite comfortable even after losing his opening partner. ENG 46/1

3:43 pm IST: 9 overs gone. England are 41 for the loss of one wicket.

3:39 pm IST: OUT! First wicket for New Zealand as Adam Milne castles Jason Roy for 13. ENG 37/1

3:36 pm IST: Jason Roy was quiet for some now and he has also joined the party. A brilliant boundary through long-off. ENG 37/0

3:32 pm IST: The umpires have called a halt to proceedings to observe a national minute’s silence for the victims of the London attack on Saturday.

England players observe a minutes silence in tribute to the victims of Saturday nights attack in London. (REUTERS)

3:30 pm IST: It has been a near perfect show from Alex Hales till now as he moves to 23* with another boundary. ENG 31/0

3:29 pm IST: New Zealand have won 41 and England 36 in previous 83 one day internationals between the two teams. Two matches ended in a tie while four matches were abandoned due to weather.

3:25 pm IST: 6 overs gone. England are 25 for no loss.

3:20 pm IST: England can guarantee their semis berth if they win this match. For New Zealand, a loss can mean elimination. ENG 23/0

3:15 pm IST: Short one from Trent Boult and Hales hooks it for a six. ENG 22/0

3:10 pm IST: A good start for England as both Jason Roy and Alex Hales look in fine touch. ENG 12/0

3:06 pm IST: Alex Hales also gets his first boundary of the match. ENG 8/0

3:04 pm IST: Wide from Tim Southee and Jason Roy just caresses it to the boundary! ENG 4/0

3:02 pm IST: Alex Hales had a brilliant outing against Bangladesh in their first match. Can he repeat it against the Kiwis?

3:00 pm IST: Good movement from the very first ball. ENG 0/0

2:59 pm IST: Tim Southee to start the bowling for New Zealand.

2:55 pm IST: Both these teams have faced each other twice in ICC Champions Trophy history. New Zealand won by four wickets in the 2009 edition, while England prevailed by 10 runs in 2013.

2:45 pm IST: This is the 84th meeting between England and New Zealand. The Kiwis hold the advantage in their head-to-head, winning 41 games, compared to England’s 36 wins.

2:30 pm IST: New Zealand have won the toss and opted to field. Yet again, there is no Tom Latham in the Kiwis’ line-up today.

2:21 pm IST: The scene at the Cardiff Wales Stadium on match eve was not pleasant. Neither team could have an outdoors training session, with heavy rain confining them indoors throughout. The silver lining to those clouds is that the forecast for Tuesday is better. But the famously fickle English weather could still have a say in how this match ends.

2:09 PM IST: Both England and New Zealand are coming into the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on the back of series wins, though England beating South Africa will admittedly give it greater confidence than New Zealand got out of beating Bangladesh and Ireland – though admittedly without most of its ODI core.

The last time these two sides met in a 50-over International Cricket Council event, New Zealand inflicted a humiliating eight-wicket defeat upon England in Wellington during the 2015 World Cup. (RESULTS | SCHEDULE)

It’s 1-1 in head-to-heads between New Zealand and England in ICC Champions Trophy. (REUTERS)

Not content with dismissing England for 123, the Blackcaps raced to their target in a mere 12.2 overs, with then skipper Brendon McCullum hitting 77 off just 25 balls, including seven sixes.

One consolation for England is that Brendon McCullum has since retired from international cricket.

Tuesday’s match takes place against the backdrop of a terror attack in London on Saturday that killed seven people and injured dozens more

England pacemen Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett had to head down to Cardiff by bus after their cars were parked in a police exclusion zone near their London hotel.

(With agency and ICC inputs)