Vastavam web: Riding on a splendid hundred by Jonny Bairstow – his second of the tournament – 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 2019 World Cup. England scored 305 for 8 and then bowled out New Zealand for 186 in 45 overs.
They are the third team to qualify for the semi-finals after India and Australia. England end their group stage with 12 points at number 3 on the points table. New Zealand are currently at number 4 and have ended their group stage campaign at 11 points. They should be the fourth semi-finalist unless Pakistan comes up with a record-breaking win against Bangladesh on Friday.