New Zealand’s Kane Williamson hopes break sparks World Cup revival

Arnold Nichols
July 6, 2019

With that, we bring an end to proceedings here.

Gayle was caught behind after a slash against Dawlat Zadran for just seven and remains 10 runs short of Brian Lara's all-time West Indian record of 10,348 one-day global runs.

England booked their place in the World Cup semi-finals with a 119-run demolition of New Zealand on Wednesday. You can also follow all the action on our live blog.

According to Latif, the above-mentioned factors resulted in Pakistan no longer having a realistic chance to enter the World Cup semis, as they gear up to face Bangladesh in their final group-stage game on Friday. A repeat of Bairstow's heroics in his last two games would be handy.

The Black Caps, who were on a high in the first-half of the tournament, have run into some rough weather in their last couple of games.

He praised his bowlers for restricting England after their openers' blistering start, saying: "I don't think the toss was hugely important".

His assessment of the tournament raised more questions on the credibility after India vs England match that ensured the hosts remain in the race for the top slots.

New Zealand expect star quick Lachlan Ferguson to be fit for next Tuesday's likely semi-final date with Australia after being sidelined by a hamstring injury.

New Zealand's rollercoaster has, instead, gone the other way.

Skittled out for just 123, New Zealand required just 74 balls to condemn England to an eight-wicket defeat with 49 runs coming off just two Steven Finn overs. "It doesn't work for us and it won't win us the World Cup".

Henry Nicholls, somewhat of a makeshift opener, was then belatedly thrown in the deep end against Australia and England, leaving limited time to find his feet.

Eoin Morgan's 42 off 40 balls helped to inch his team past 300, but New Zealand was back in the contest after restricting England to only 111 runs in its last 20 overs.

Knowing the precarious position Pakistan are in, Imam promised that the men in green will put everything on the line and do everything in their power to triumph over Bangladesh.

England: Ben Stokes: The all-rounder has been in wonderful touch especially with the willow.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson hopes an upcoming break provides his side with a chance to revive their faltering World Cup campaign.

The security staff were slow to act, as the unidentified streaker ran towards the wicket, and danced in front of the Kiwis' duo, as they were chasing a hard target of 306, when Newzealand was 6 wickets down at 145. The Kiwis will count on him to provide a few early breakthroughs against England. Roy's recovery from injury couldn't have come at a better time as they look a different batting unit when he is around.

New Zealand: Their opening combination remains a worry with Nichols also failing after Colin Munro was replaced due to poor form.

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