World Cup 2023: Joe Root hits 77, New Zealand needs 283 to win

The England team has posted a respectable total of 282 for a loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs. New Zealand skipper Tom Latham won the toss and chose to bowl first. England have lost key wickets at regular intervals but Joe Root held one end anchored their innings well. Jonny Bairstow gave a fiery […]

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The England team has posted a respectable total of 282 for a loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs. New Zealand skipper Tom Latham won the toss and chose to bowl first. England have lost key wickets at regular intervals but Joe Root held one end anchored their innings well.

Jonny Bairstow gave a fiery start to the England innings but English players failed to accelerate in the middle overs as the Kiwi bowlers bowled with disciplined line and lengths.

Joe Root and Jos Buttler had a 70-run partnership off 72 balls remaining England’s highest partnership as Kiwi bowlers didn’t let the English batters settle in. The partnership ended when Mett Henery dismissed Jos Butler with a personal score of 43.

England had a deep batting lineup but they lost six wickets before the 40th over. Eventually, though, they sink further into trouble when Joe Root fell for 77 off 86. Part-time bowler Glenn Phillips dismissed Joe Root.

As expected, Kane Williamson is sitting out for the Kiwis while England are without the service of Ben Stokes.

Brief scorecard:

England : 282/9 in 50 overs

Joe Root 77, Jos Buttler 43, Jonny Bairstow 33; Matt Henery 3/48, Mitchell Santner2/37, Glenn Phillips 2/17