Thursday, October 1, 2009

Kiwis in….Sri Lanka out

New Zealand registered a difficult win against England to move ahead to the Semi Finals of the ICC Champions Trophy and to stop Sri Lanka from qualifying with the same.

England batting first, had a disastrous start as they lost the top 3 batsmen with just 13 on the board. Paul Collingwood and Ravi Bopara tried hard to provide stability to the innings but other batsmen failed to do so. Ryan Sidebottom also played an important innings of 20 in the end to take England close to 150. Surprisingly, Grant Elliot was the highest wicket taker with figures of 4-31 and Shane Bond contributed with figures of 3-21.

In reply, New Zealand started brilliantly and with time, it looked as if they would win by 10 wickets. However, as we know Cricket is a game with a lot of uncertainties, England pegged back when Stuart Broad started taking Kiwi wickets one-after-another. But, as the target was very short, they eventually finished the game after losing 6 wickets. Broad finished with figures of 4-39


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