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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Zealand beat England in a low scoring game to enter Semis of Champions Trophy

New Zealand some how manages to win their last league game against England by 4 wickets to confirm their semi finals berth in ICC Champions Trophy 2009. Chasing alow total of 147 for win they got off to brilliant start by their openers M.Guptill (53 runs of 55 balls) and B.McCullum (48 runs of 39 balls). Both added 84 runs in just 78 balls to give New Zealand a flying start on a difficult wicket at Wanderers, Johannesburg.

But once both departed New Zealand lost four quick wickets in the space of 14 overs to give some hope to England but target was so less that New Zealand scampered home with four wickets in hand.

Stuart Broad was star for England with ball as he managed to take four wickets during his spell of eight overs.

England after put into bat manage just 146 runs allout in 43.1 overs with Paul Collingwood scoring 40 runs and R.Bopara scored 30 runs.

G.Elliot was declared Player of the Match for his superb spell of 8-0-31-4.

Match Summary (New Zealand won by 4 Wickets)

England– 146/10 in 43.1 Overs

P.Collingwood- 40 R.Bopara– 30

G.Elliot– 8-0-31-4 S.Bond- 10-2-21-3

New Zealand– 147/6 in 27.1 Overs

M.Guptill- 53 B.McCullum– 48

S.Broad– 8.1-1-39-4 R.Sidebottom- 6-0-32-1

New Zealand v England Champions Trophy Highlights


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 1:10 AM  
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