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England into World Cup last in opposition to New Zealand after eight-wicket win at Edgbaston
England are within the Cricket World Cup last – Andrew Strauss charges the staff’s gamers after a momentous day at Edgbaston…
Learn Strauss’ grades under after England thumped Australia by eight wickets in Birmingham, with native lad Chris Woakes, plus Jofra Archer and Jason Roy firing earlier than Joe Root and Eoin Morgan steered the hosts house.
Watch England tackle New Zealand within the World Cup last dwell on Sky Sports activities Cricket World Cup (channel 404), Sky One and Channel four from 9am on Sunday…
Jason Roy – 9/10
85 off 65 balls; 9x fours, 5x sixes
There was quite a lot of hype round Roy main into this sport and he delivered completely. Excellent batting, management, aggression and a few outrageously robust hitting in opposition to the spinners.
Jonny Bairstow – 7/10
34 off 43 balls; 5x fours
Together with Roy he continued their phenomenal opening partnership, the one black mark was utilizing up a overview pointlessly for a fully stone-dead lbw.
Joe Root – 8/10
49 off 46 balls; 8x fours
He carried out his function in seeing the staff over the road completely, doing what was requested of him.
Eoin Morgan – 9/10
45 off 39 balls; 8x fours
He deserves quite a lot of credit score for getting England in the proper way of thinking to play a must-win sport in a constructive, aggressive method. He was constructive within the discipline, at all times in search of the aggressive possibility and to take wickets. When he got here in to bat, he received over the preliminary short-ball barrage.
Ben Stokes – 6/10
0-22 (four overs)
A largely nameless function – he wasn’t required with the bat and he solely bowled just a few overs with the ball. It was implausible for England to have the ability to win with no contribution from Stokes.
Jos Buttler – 6/10
England’s big-game participant. Everybody thought he must play an enormous function however, really, was surplus to necessities. Nevertheless, his run out of Smith was vital and his protecting was tidy.
Chris Woakes – 9/10
3-20 (Eight overs)
England’s unsung hero all through the World Cup – he began off brilliantly with the brand new ball and he received the prize wicket of David Warner.
Liam Plunkett – 6/10
0-44 (Eight overs)
He didn’t make a lot of an affect with many of the exhausting work executed earlier than he got here on to bowl.
Adil Rashid – 7/10
3-54 (10 overs)
It was Adil’s greatest bowling efficiency within the World Cup. He carried out his function of taking wickets within the center overs fantastically and it was an awesome googly to do away with Marcus Stoinis.
Jofra Archer – 9/10
2-32 (10 overs)
This was the largest sport of his profession and he delivered superbly with the brand new ball after which produced some very intelligent variations on the again finish to do away with Glenn Maxwell.
Mark Wooden – 7/10
1-45 (9 overs)
He confirmed good tempo once more, not essentially on the most effective pitch for him, and he carried out his function effectively.
Watch the World Cup last between New Zealand and England dwell on Sky Sports activities Cricket World Cup and Primary Occasion from 9am on Sunday.