World Cup 2015, 9th Match, Pool A Live Scorecard: New Zealand Vs England at Wellington. Feb 20, 2015.
Toss: England won the toss taken bat first.
Both teams, as mentioned earlier, are unchanged squad. Cracking wicket is the consensus between the two captains
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum (77) scored the fastest half century in World Cup history just facing 18 balls against England.
Tim Southee. What a spell by him. Seven wickets. Four of them were outswinger hitting the off stump. New Zealand were too good - with the ball, in the field, with the captaincy - against the top order, but pretty ordinary from the lower order.
6th Wicket for Southee he has equalized the record of "Shane Bond"
New Zealand's bowler to claim five-wicket haul in World Cups: Sir Richard Hadlee v SL 1983, Shane Bond v Aus 2003, Tim Southee v ENG today. Southee is the 3rd Kiwi bowler after Hadlee (5/25 v SL) & Bond (6/23 v Aus) to take 5 wickets in a World Cup.
England have not beaten New Zealand in the World Cup since 1983, but have a decent record against them in recent games.
New Zealand's win-loss record against England in world cup: 4 wins - 3 lose
Teams Playing XI:
New Zealand : Brendon McCullum(c), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi(w), Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
England: Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), James Taylor, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, James Anderson