Riding on a splendid hundred by Jonny Bairstow – his second of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – and a fine performance by the bowling unit, England hammered New Zealand by 119 runs at Chester-le-Street and stormed into the semi-finals of the 10-nation tournament.
England scored 305 for 8 and then bowled out New Zealand for 186 in 45 overs.
They are now the third team to qualify for the semi-finals after India and Australia.
Earlier, wicket-keeper Jos Buttler took a sensational catch down the leg-side to send Martin Guptill packing as New Zealand lost their dangerous opener for just 8. Jofra Archer bowled it in short into Guptill’s midriff, who ended up glowing it down the leg and was going wide of Buttler.
The English keeper swiftly moved to his left before sticking his left glove out to complete the catch.
Here’s the video:
Jos Buttler takes a sublime catch to dismiss the dangerous Martin Guptill and help send @englandcricket on their way to the @cricketworldcup semi-finals!#WeAreEngland | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/d01I30HQLo
— ICC (@ICC) July 3, 2019