England became the 1st team to qualify for the semis with a comprehensive win over New Zealand by 87 runs. They batted first and posted 310. The Kiwis pinned all their hopes on Kane Williamson but, once he fell after a half-century they folded meekly. Liam Plunkett(4-55) & Jake Ball(2-31) were England's best bowlers with the latter bowling a terrific spell with the new ball and the former rediscovering his knack for picking up wickets.
Top 3⃣ players
Jake Ball - Dented the Kiwi chase by getting rid of Ronchi and preventing a quick start.
Jos Buttler - A fiesta knock that helped his side to a formidable total.
Joe Root - A steady knock from Mr. Dependable.
Kane Williamson - Talisman. Only shining light in an abysmal batting performance.
Corey Anderson- Picked up 3 wickets.
Adam Milne - Searing pace. Troubled the batsmen with his zip.
ENG (4) - Qualified
AUS (2) - Need a washout* or a win against ENG to qualify.
NZ (1) - Need a win against BAN & a loss for AUS in their game to qualify
BAN (1) - Need a win against NZ & AUS to lose their game.
- in case of a wash out, NZ or BAN need to win big to beat AUS by net run rate.
AUS NR: 0.000
NZ NR: - 1.740
BAN NR: -0.407