Black Caps loss leaves them in semi-final limbo

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That's doable, one thought and waited for him to continue on the radio.

As for England, they will then be dependent on how Pakistan get on against Bangladesh at Lord's on Friday.

The radio crackled with laughter. "It's a pretty special day", he said.

Archer crossed England legend Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff, Vic Marks and Eddie Hemmings to register the record.

After the opening partnership between Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy was broken, the new few overs were quiet.

Indeed, the chastening defeat by New Zealand sparked a revolution in how England approached the 50-over game with Morgan taking inspiration from the philosophy employed by the Black Caps and its captain, Brendan McCullum.

The Kiwis have had three successive losses, and the last two in particular were one-sided yawns.

Latif slammed the Kiwis for a poor batting display that saw them get bundled out for 186 against England, after the hosts set a target of 306 runs. And if Pakistan score 400 runs while batting first then they must dismiss Bangladesh for 84 and win by 316 runs. Bowling first, they have no chance.

Bairstow would not be denied three figures after becoming the first Englishman to score 500 runs at a World Cup, leaping into the air in celebration after putting a Tim Southee (1-70) full toss to the rope.

"But looking at where the guys are at now, it is incredible, really, that the talent they possess and actually what they can achieve on a consistent basis".

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"There are good balls being hit for four or six". Perhaps, some at Chester-le-Street might have binge-watched Netflix shows. The only big question remains as to who will whom in the semifinals?

England's Jonny Bairstow celebrates after scoring a century against New Zealand during their match on Wednesday. If South Africa remember how to play cricket and knock off the Aussies, and if India defeats Sri Lanka in their final pool match also on Saturday then they will finish on top of the table. With Bira 91 from India the associated brand with the ICC, the bar can only sell the Bira lager. You have got to laugh at it. So, a month before the tournament, the organising committee held talks and chose to subsidise.

Meanwhile, the match meandered on.

Wood said: "He doesn't know how unlucky he is because I've got the smallest hands for a bloke you've ever seen".

It's puzzling to an extent.

England went on to score 308/5 against the Kiwis after winning the toss and chose to bat first on a flat pitch.

But in the next two losses, the batting unit has failed as a whole.

Hat-trick hero: Trent Boult did the job late against Australia at Lord's and will be relied on to make early inroads at Old Trafford.

The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. But a win over unbeaten Indian side in their last game on Sunday was a huge confidence boost to Eoin Morgan's side, giving them the belief that they can still reach the semifinals.

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