On Wednesday (3rd July), the home team England secured their place for the semi-final of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup after beating New Zealand by 119 runs at Chester-le-Street.
After the England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss, the home side managed to score 305/8 in 50 overs. In reply, New Zealand were bundled out for just 186 runs (45 overs).
Brief Scores: England – 305/8 in 50 overs (Jonny Bairstow 106, Jason Roy 60; James Neesham 2/41)
New Zealand – 186 in 45 overs (Tom Latham 57, Ross Taylor 28; Mark Wood 3/34)
Result – England won by 119 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) England scored 305/8 in 50 overs.
- It is the second highest CWC total for England against New Zealand. The record is 322/6 (60 overs) at The Oval on 9th June 1983.
ii) England won this match by 119 runs.
- It is the first CWC victory for England against New Zealand since June 1983. Before this victory, England’s previous CWC victory against New Zealand was on 9th June 1983 at The Oval. After suffering five consecutive CWC defeats, England finally beat New Zealand in the CWC.
- It is the third largest ODI victory (by runs) for England against New Zealand. The top two records in this list are winning by 210 runs (at Birmingham on 9th June 2015) and winning by 126 runs (at Manchester on 19th June 1978).
iii) In the ongoing 2019 ICC CWC, England has qualified for the semi-finals as the third team.
- It is the first time since 1992 CWC when England has qualified for the CWC semi-finals.
i) New Zealand were bundled out for just 186 runs (45 overs).
- It is the joint lowest completed total for New Zealand against England in CWC history. On 11th June 1975, New Zealand were all out on 186 runs (60 overs) against England at Nottingham.
i) English cricketer Joe Root has scored 500 runs in the ongoing 2019 CWC.
- Joe Root is the first English cricketer to score 500 runs in a CWC edition.
ii) Joe Root has also scored 925 ODI runs against New Zealand.
- It is the most ODI career runs by an England batsman against New Zealand. The previous record holder was Allan Lamb, who scored 921 ODI runs against New Zealand.
i) New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult has taken 37 wickets in Cricket World Cup career.
- Trent Boult is the most wicket-taker for New Zealand in CWC history. Former Kiwi bowlers Jacob Oram and Daniel Vettori are jointly standing next to Boult with 36 CWC wickets each.
i) English opener Jonny Bairstow scored 106 runs.
- It is the second consecutive century for Bairstow who scored 111 runs in England’s previous CWC match against India. Bairstow is the first English batsman to score two consecutive CWC centuries.
- It is the second highest CWC score by an England batsman against New Zealand. The record is 131 runs by Keith Fletcher at Nottingham on 11th June 1975.
i) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has scored 481 runs in the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
- It is the most runs for a New Zealand captain in an edition of the CWC history. The previous record was 456 runs by Martin Crowe in 1992 CWC.
Jofra Archer and Mark Wood
- Jofra Archer’s 17 wickets are the most wickets for an English bowler in a CWC edition. The previous record was 16 wickets by Ian Botham in 1992 CWC. So, Mark Wood is in the joint second position in this list.