• New Zealand beat England by 8 wickets
  • England won the toss and Eoin Morgan decided to bat first
  • England all out for 123 runs
  • Tim Southee 7/33
  • Joe Root is England's top scorer with 46 runs
  • Brendon McCullum scored the fastest 50 of the World Cup in 18 deliveries.
Tim Southee

That's it from us. Hope you enjoyed our Live Blog of today's game between England and New Zealand. England fans will be definitely disappointed, while the Black Caps supporters are on a high after their third victory of the World Cup.

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Tim Southee after being named Man of the Match.

A packed house, pretty sepcial to come out in front of them. But I think we have been bowling well as a unit together. Just that today everything fell together. Shane Bond has been great. He gives us a lot of confidence. A lot of work he does behind the scenes. As a player you have a bit of a niggle any time, but with the work that Chris Donaldson has done with us, we are a pretty fit unit. Another great team performance.


New Zealand face Australia on 28 February. Meanwhile, England take on Scotland on 23 February.


New Zealand are top of Group A with 6 points from 3 games.

England are bottom of Group A with 0 points after 2 games.


Tim Southee was named Man of the Match for his bowling figures of 7/33

  • England 123 all out in 33.2 overs
  • New Zealand 125/2 in 12.3 overs


New Zealand beat England by 8 wickets


Over 13: New Zealand 125 for 2: Ross Taylor 5 (5), Kane Willaimson 9 (22)

Broad continues and England had a chance to dismiss Ross Taylor. However, the ball goes high in the air and fall at no man's land inside 30 yards circle. He gets a single. Broad bowls a bouncer and it goes past the keeper and the ball races to the boundary. That is the end of the match as New Zealand seal a victory.


Over 12: New Zealand 119 for 2: Ross Taylor 4 (4), Kane Willaimson 9 (21)

Woakes in his third over as England are five runs away from a win. New Zealand have to wait for another over as Woakes manages a maiden over.


Over 11: New Zealand 119 for 2: Ross Taylor 4 (4), Kane Willaimson 9 (15)

That's the end of the powerplay and New Zealand have managed the chunk of runs from that. They are just eight runs short of another victory in the World Cup as Stuart Broad returns to attack after an expensive first over.

Williamson nudges towards mid wicket and manages two runs. New Zealand are six runs away from a win in front of their home fans. Williamson pulls one towards leg side and goes straight to the square leg fielder, resulting in a single.


Over 10: New Zealand 116 for 2: Ross Taylor 4 (3), Kane Willaimson 6 (10)

Woakes continues his second over after conceding just four runs of his first over. He strikes back as he sends Guptill back to the pavilion just after the super break. Ross Taylor replaces him as no runs have been conceded from the first four deliveries.

Taylor gets off the mark with a boundary to.ards leg side. The Kiwis need 8 more runs to win.


WICKET...!!! Martin Guptill 22 (22) b Woakes


New Zealand batsmen are back on the pitch and they need 12 more runs to seal their third win of the 2015 ICC World Cup.


New Zealand have already registered victories over Sri Lanka and Scotland in the first two fixtures. They are on the course of the third win of the 2015 ICC World Cup as they edge towards making it to the knockout stages of the tournament.


Brendon McCullum scored the fastest 50 of the World Cup in 18 deliveries.

Brendon McCullum




New Zealand require 12 more runs to win the game.


Over 9: New Zealand 112 for 1: Martin Guptill 22 (19), Kane Willaimson 6 (10)

Anderson continues his fifth over and Guptill takes a single. Williamson finds the gap and punches it towards square of third man for two runs. 3 runs from the over. It's time for super break.


Over 8: New Zealand 109 for 1: Martin Guptill 21 (18), Kane Willaimson 4 (5)

New Zealand need 20 runs to win and McCullum need 23 runs for a century. Chris Woakes replaces Finn and McCullum gets bowled out in the very first ball. Kane Williamson replaces his skipper in the middle.

Williamson drives way past the bowler towards long on for a boundary and he is now off the mark.


WICKET...!!! Brendon McCullum 77 (25) b Woakes


Over 7: New Zealand 105 for 0: Martin Guptill 21 (18), Brendon McCullum 77 (24)

Guptill takes a defensive shot and the crowd wants McCullum back on strike. Guptill flicks towards fine leg, forcing the keeper Buttler to chase the ball before it reaches the boundary. He gets three runs.

McCullum is back on strike and he has three deliveries to face Anderson in this over. Slower ball and McCullum punishes it for four towards square leg. He is not interested in taking singles and sends back Guptill, who wanted a single. He finishes the over the single and retains the strike.