2017 ICC Champions Trophy: Twitter Reacts As England Thrash New Zealand
Doing complete justice to their tags of being the tournament favourites, England became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Up against New Zealand on an overcast day in Cardiff, the hosts were simply phenomenal in all departments and more importantly, in testing conditions. It was a complete team performance from Eoin Morgan’s men, as they registered their second win in as many games to advance to the next round.
After being put in to bat, England responded positively with the bat as half-centuries from Alex Hales and Joe Root set the base for a big total. There was some struggle in the middle order, but a flurry from Jos Buttler and a rapid half-century propelled them to score above 300.
In pursuit of a steep total, the Blackcaps was dent early on, as Luke Ronchi was dismissed for a first-ball duck by Jake Ball. To a great extent, skipper Kane Williamson was the only batsman who displayed any zeal in the middle, and once he was dismissed off a vicious delivery, the New Zealand innings faltered.
Eventually, the hosts won by 87 runs, as Liam Plunkett ended up with four wickets, cleaning up the lower order. Fans on Twitter reacted to the one-sided affair, and below are some of the tweets.
New Zealand really need someone to take some load of Williamson. Guptill, Taylor and Broom, all around him are doing little.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 6, 2017
Every Pakistani batsman between the age of 14 and 40 should be shown this Williamson innings every day for the rest of their lives.
— Hassan Cheema (@mediagag) June 6, 2017
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 6, 2017
South Africa 1⃣3⃣
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) June 6, 2017
obviously ENG WIN #ENGvNZ
— Kobit Patel (@PatelKobit) June 6, 2017
— PREDICTO#CT17 (@predicto_ct17) June 6, 2017
158/3 when Williamson got out…then 211/8….
— Marissa Chandler (@Rissa91_07) June 6, 2017
This has been a proper good bowling performance from England. Ruthless. #ENGvNZ
— James Heneghan (@James_ChronNTFC) June 6, 2017
What a stunning effort by Rashid to take that catch. 3rd Wicket for Plunkett. England are just 1 wicket away for their 2nd Win! #ENGvNZ
— ❤ⱽᶦʳᵃᵗᶦᵃⁿADI??❤ (@Aditya_k168) June 6, 2017
— Scott Smith (@scotty_smit) June 6, 2017
Yes another wicket Good Win this for England #ENGvNZ
— Jason Thorpe (@toffeeman71) June 6, 2017
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