Liam Plunkett struck twice to put England on top in the World Cup final against New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday, taking the prized wicket of Kane Williamson before bowling the established Henry Nicholls.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat against England in the World Cup final at an overcast Lord’s on Sunday.
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon says his side will be the underdogs when they face hosts England in the Cricket World Cup semi-finals.
Eoin Morgan hailed “outstanding” England and “match-winner” Jonny Bairstow as the World Cup hosts clinched a semi-final place with a 119-run rout of New Zealand at Chester-le-Street on Wednesday.
International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson on Sunday said he is happy with the World Cup’s “sporting pitches,” insisting they have provided good balance between bat and ball.