Champions Trophy 2017: England bowlers too good for Kiwis

Champions Trophy 2017: England bowlers too good for Kiwis

Tags: Champions Trophy 2017, Group A - England Vs New Zealand 6th ODI at London, Jun 06, 2017, England, New Zealand, Joseph Charles Buttler, Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan, Benjamin Andrew Stokes, Kane Stuart Williamson, Jacob Timothy Ball, Liam Edward Plunkett, Champions Trophy, ODI Series

Published on: Jun 07, 2017

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English skipper Eoin Morgan praised his bowlers after the hosts overcame New Zealand to earn their spot in the semi-final with an impressive win at Cardiff

English skipper Eoin Morgan praised his bowlers after the hosts overcame New Zealand to earn their spot in the semi-final with an impressive win at Cardiff.

Chasing 300 plus, New Zealand were in with a good chance as 95 were added between Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor. But, Mark Wood produced a brilliant delivery to send back Williamson and Liam Plunkett claimed four wickets.

"I thought they did an outstanding job," Morgan said in the post-match press conference. "They were truly the highlight of the day. I thought the bowlers today as a collective unit were brilliant. I think given games that we've played against South Africa recently where we've turned games around - the game in Leeds where [Hashim] Amla and Faf [du Plessis] got going and we managed to take two wickets quite quickly and the Southampton game where we pulled it out of the bag out of nowhere - it breeds a bit of confidence."

Giving praise to England bowlers, Williamson said, "Credit to the way England bowled. They got a lot out of the surface. They bowled a very good area, very consistent, and made life difficult for us with the bat. They're all big lads, and they pretty much hit that sort of maybe six-metre length and created a little of variability out of the surface and didn't give us much at all."

On Wood, who dismissed him, Williamson added, "He's a very good bowler, unique in the fact that he bowls at such good pace, off maybe ten-metre run-up, which you don't see too much around the world. He's performed very well for England over a period of time on very good surfaces."

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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