Cricket World Cup 2019 match no. 41 was played between England and New Zealand at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street. That was won by England with 119 runs and made into the semi-finals. On the other hand, New Zealand is the 4th number team who will qualify in the semi-final of World Cup 2019.
England won the toss and decided to bat first. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow gave a tremendous start for England and built a partnership of 123 runs for the first wicket; Whereas, Jason Roy scored 60 runs from 61 balls which included 8 fours and lost his wicket to James Neesham.
After that, England’s batsmen failed to convert the good start into a huge target. Jonny Bairstow had played sensible innings with a century and scored 106 runs off to 99 balls with a notable strike rate of 107.07 which included 15 fours and a six. Except both the openers – Bairstow and Roy, only captain Eoin Morgan had played good innings of 42 runs from 40 balls which included 5 fours.
New Zealand bowlers bowled tightly and restricted England’s batsmen in Middle and death overs. At the end of 50 overs, the England team managed to score 305 runs on the scoreboard with the loss of 8 wickets. Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and James Neesham had picked 2 wickets each. As well as, Mitchell Santner and Tim Southee had taken one wicket each.
Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls started New Zealand innings to chase a target of 306 runs. Chris Woakes had given the first breakthrough to England in very first over of the game. Jofra Archer hold the momentum and took the wicket of Martin Guptill which had put more pressure on the New Zealand team.
The under pressurized New Zealand team was losing wicket on regular intervals. Tom Latham was the only batsman who had played good innings for New Zealand, scored 57 runs from 65 balls which included 5 fours. Apart from Latham, no other player was able to score 30+ runs.
New Zealand team was all-out in 186 runs when 5 overs still left. England registered the victory with a huge margin. Mark Wood picked 3 wickets which boosted England to register the victory with a big margin of 119 runs. Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes took one wicket each.
Jonny Bairstow had been awarded Man of the Match for playing spectacular century innings which helped England to put a total of 305 runs on the scoreboard.