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Humiliated at home by the Kiwis

Winning the toss was the only moment the Englishmen could cherish in this match. In a 'suppose-to-be' a day night match that lasted only 45.4 overs in total, floodlights were not even used.

Batting first England batsmen couldn’t put up a partnership and there it looked as mayhem of wickets falling in heaps. Tim Southee displayed a brilliant spell of swing bowling looked nearly unplayable and claimed his career best figures of 7-33.

Joe Root and Eoin Morgan showed some resistance by putting up a partnership but it was a matter of time kiwis wrapped things up for England at 123 in 33.2 overs.

While chasing a mere total of 123 Kiwis were piling on the misery after a violent bowling attack as they were 96 for 6 in six overs. Brendon McCullum destroyed the English bowlers with 7 sixes and 8 fours in his innings of 77 of just 25 balls. He scored the record fastest fifty in world cup history in 18 balls.

New Zealand's celebrations were delayed 40 minutes to allow for a scheduled innings break with only 12 runs required to win with nine wickets in hand. 

 

Scoreboard: /icc-cwc-2015-live/results-folder/9th-match-pool-a-new-zealand-v-england/

Picture Gallery:

1. Joe Root plays a cuts this one!

 

2. Bails dismantle after Tim Southee bowls a beauty to Bell.

 

3. Adam Milne took a blinder to get rid of Eoin Morgan.

 

4. Eoin Morgan reverse sweeps during his innings.

 

5. Kiwis celebrate as Tim Southee removed both the England openers.

 

6. Tim Southee acknowledges the crowd.

 

7. Brendon McCullum smashes this one on his way to the fastest World Cup fifty.

 

8. Steven Finn looked helpless after conceding 49 in two overs!

 

9. Brendon McCullum signs off for his fastest fifty in the world cup history.

 

10. Tim Southee signs off with the Player of the Match award.