Live cricket score, England vs New Zealand, ICC Champions Trophy 2017, live

Laura Christensen
June 7, 2017

Jake Ball, a disappointment in England's opening day win over Bangladesh, set the tone for England when he removed the risky Luke Ronchi in the first over of New Zealand's response. England's top order, Hales and Root in particular, made use of home conditions and took New Zealand's seamers to task, after Jason Roy fell in the eighth over. For NZ, skipper Kane Williamson top scored with 87.

Williamson and Ross Taylor settled into a strong partnership and looked to be putting their side into a strong position, but the wicket of Williamson - who edged a cracking delivery from Mark Wood through to Jos Buttler - signalled the turning of the tide.

Asked what approach his side will take into the Australia match, given they have now won Group A, Morgan replied: "A very serious attitude". New Zealand must now beat Bangladesh here on Friday and hope Australia do not win, their own rain-abandoned fixture against Steve Smith's men continuing to haunt them. The victor will then hope England can do them a favour when they take on Australia in an Ashes series precursor at Edgbaston 24 hours later.

Meanwhile, Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain, could be facing a ban for slow over-rates after his side took nearly four hours to complete the England innings.

Adil Rashid was restored to the team here in place of the injured Chris Woakes and the leg-spinner was impressive, taking two for 47 from his 10 overs.

The second, in central London on Saturday, happened within a mile of the hotel some England players were using rather than travelling home between matches. Earlier sent into bat, Root continued his good form and followed up his 133 not out against Bangladesh with another fine knock and with Hales put on 81 runs for the second wicket to set the base for.

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But once Williamson was out, edging a ripper of a delivery from Mark Wood (1/32) to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler, it was downhill for the Black Caps.

While it took Buttler 24 balls to hit his first boundary, his unbeaten 61 off 48 helped lift England's score beyond that 300 threshold.

England's 118 for two was soon transformed into 134 for three when captain Eoin Morgan was caught behind chasing a wide ball from left-armer Anderson.

When Ball also returned with a big wicket, Taylor chipping him to midwicket as England piled on the pressure, something special was needed from remaining batsmen who had just Neil Broom's four runs to their name as yet.

New Zealand, who saw pacemen Corey Anderson (three for 55) and Adam Milne (three for 79) share six wickets, fought back well with the ball.

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