ICC World Cup 2019: England vs New Zealand – Twitter Reacts as Kiwis Post a Modest Total
In the finale of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Lord’s on Sunday (July 14), New Zealand had a slow start before failing to deliver goods at the fag end of their innings. In fifty allotted overs, the Black Caps posted 241 for eight, as England bowlers had bowled remarkably well.
Mitchell Santner remained not out on five off eight balls, whereas Trent Boul faced two balls for a run.
Earlier, the Black Caps skipper Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first.
Anyway, it wasn’t either easy for the Kiwis while considering the overcast conditions at the ‘Home of Cricket’.
Batting first, Kiwis openers started off slowly; however, out-of-form Martin Guptill was trapped in front of the wickets by Chris Woakes when the Black Caps posted 29 in 6.1 overs.
Explosive opener Guptill faced 18 balls for 19 runs. Also, he has two fours and a six to his name.
However, Henry Nicholls and Williamson had added crucial 74 runs for the second wicket.
Plunkett had removed dangerous Williamson 30 (53) after the former went for upstairs. The Ultra Edge suggested that ball had brushed with the bat before settling into the gloves of Jos Buttler.
On the other hand, on his way to a patient knock of 55 off 77 deliveries, Nicholls managed to find a fence on four occasions.
After adding 15 runs for the third wicket with Ross Taylor, Nicholls was cleaned up by Plunkett, who mostly preferred to bowl cross-seam deliveries.
With no review left, Taylor 15 (31) was pretty unlucky who was adjudged lbw by Marais Erasmus on the bowling of Mark Wood.
Earlier, Guptill had wasted a review when the replays revealed the ball would have gone on to hit the middle stump.
In between, Neesham has tried his best by playing a couple of delightful strokes before handing a dolly to Joe Root on the bowling of Plunkett.
Colin de Grandhomme couldn’t do much with the bat. He faced 28 deliveries for his 16 before handing a simple catch to substitute James Vince on the bowling of Chris Woakes.
For England, Woakes was the pick of the bowlers with three for 37 in nine overs. Plunkett had also bagged as many wickets for 42 runs in 10 overs.
The wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham had failed to score a fifty. The 27-year-old southpaw had handed a simple catch to mid-off fielder Vince. He faced 56 balls for his 47.
Jofra Archer bowled Matt Henry after latter scored four off two balls.
Here’s how the Twitter world has reacted following Kiwis innings:
Henry Nichols to Guptill “I took a punt you’ll be sweet mate”…
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) July 14, 2019
The middle order breakthrough specialist – Liam Plunkett! #ENGvNZ
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) July 14, 2019
Liam Plunkett and the middle overs.
Name a more iconic duo… we'll wait. pic.twitter.com/zRbeoBME6t
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) July 14, 2019
— Rabia Tweets (@RabiaTweets1) July 14, 2019
— Archit Sood (@Archit_0106) July 14, 2019
— Adin (@fightmenn) July 14, 2019
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) July 14, 2019
Boom! He doesn’t flunk it, does Plunkett. #ENGvsNZ
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 14, 2019
I think New Zealand should be called Zealand now. It’s been long enough#ENGvsNZ
— Sanjeev Kohli (@govindajeggy) July 14, 2019
Fifty partnership up between Nicholls (40*) and Williamson (17*). A strong platform is being built for BLACKCAPS.
— Zayn Rafiq ⚡️ (@ZainRafique13) July 14, 2019
Guptill: I don't know mate. That seems out to me
Nicholls: FFS, It's Dharmasena. Review it. #CWC19
— Manya (@CSKian716) July 14, 2019
Henry Nicholls (0) survives after being given out lbw to Chris Woakes.
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) July 14, 2019
If Liam Plunkett was a horse, he could probably do four furlongs in 11-second splits
One for the sectionalistas pic.twitter.com/Lu3vgUXcFr
— Francis Keogh (@HonestFrank) July 14, 2019
England thought they'd removed Henry Nicholls LBW but it's pic.twitter.com/QlJPUzkS7J
— Coral (@Coral) July 14, 2019
Dharmasena auto-review from Nicholls. Correct tactic.
— Dave Tickner (@tickerscricket) July 14, 2019
— Sana Mir ثناء میر (@mir_sana05) July 14, 2019
What an exciting World Cup Final between Dharmasena and Erasmus. #CWC19Final
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) July 14, 2019
— Ixhtiyaque (@Ixhtiyaque) July 14, 2019
Williamson 2 runs from 22 balls if it would have been Dhoni everyone would have criticized him pic.twitter.com/3mmOwKwJnE
— How Football Saved Humans – Great Book to Read (@HowHumans) July 14, 2019
250… we need to get 250. #CWC19Final
— Michael Pulman 🇳🇿🏉♿️ (@realmikepulman) July 14, 2019
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) July 14, 2019
This time DRS in favour of English camp. I think that Guptill don't take the DRS but now what we can do. pic.twitter.com/Q03AdpyPP7
— adcraft web (@Surajsharmaweb) July 14, 2019
England didn't review Guptill's edge – meant they could overturn the not out for Williamson, which dismissed him.
New Zealand did review the Guptill LBW – meant they could not review the Taylor LBW.
Using reviews is a tangible skill. #CWC19
— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) July 14, 2019
Guptill 😁😁 pic.twitter.com/I8JZw7ZxY7
— JOHN WICK 😎 (@aadhi_dude) July 14, 2019
— Ixhtiyaque (@Ixhtiyaque) July 14, 2019
— Hasan fasih (@ItsHasanfasih) July 14, 2019
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