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England miss out on T20 tri-series final despite narrow win over New Zealand

• New Zealand 192-4, England 194-7; England win by two runs• Black Caps seal final against Australia after passing 174 runsA match that summed up England’s disastrous Trans-Tasman tri-series saw victory sealed off the final ball but the game effectivel…

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New Zealand v England: Twenty20 tri-series – live!

Over-by-over report from the sixth match in the tri-seriesStokes will not be risked too early, says Eoin MorganFeel free to email your thoughts to Adam, or tweet @CollinsAdam 7.11am GMT 16th over: England 133-4 (Morgan 46, Billings 5) Southee is back w…

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Australia make 245 to beat New Zealand in record-breaking T20 chase

• Tri-Series T20 in Auckland produces 32 sixes and 488 runs• New Zealand will meet England for a place in Tri-Series finalAustralia chased down a record 244 to beat New Zealand by five wickets in Auckland, reaching their target with seven balls to spar…

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New Zealand v Australia: Twenty20 tri-series – live!

Updates from the fifth match of the series at Eden ParkFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @JPHowcroft 6.41am GMT 10th over: New Zealand 114-0 (Guptill 51, Munro 58) D’Arcy Short’s leggies are called upon for the first time in international cri…

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England face tri-series elimination after 12-run defeat by New Zealand

New Zealand 196-5; England 184-9Third consecutive defeat leaves hopes in the balanceEngland’s Trans-Tasman tri-series hopes are all but over after a 12-run defeat by New Zealand. Three successive, emphatic losses mean they need Australia to beat the Bl…

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New Zealand v England: Twenty20 tri-series – live!

Live updates from the Twenty20 tri-series match at Westpac StadiumEmail Adam or tweet: @collinsadamEngland prepare for New Zealand challenge after Australian long haul 5.37am GMT The track. Not a lot of grass with a decent bald patch running down the m…

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England prepare for new challenge in New Zealand after Australian long haul

• Two tri-series games follow five months in Australia• Captain Eoin Morgan expected to be fit for Tuesday’s ODI“Is the Test tour still going on?” asked a passenger buckling into his seat on a flight from Melbourne to Hobart, having seen the flood of E…

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England’s Eoin Morgan fears flight schedule will hit Tri?series campaign

England T20 captain says ‘we could have done with more time’ as Trans?Tasman tournament starts with matches in Hobart and Melbourne against AustraliaA quick game is a good game, and never is that club cricket adage more appropriate than when applied to…

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Australia v New Zealand: Twenty20 tri-series game one – live!

Updates from the opening game at the SCGFeel free to get in touch with Richard on email 8.54am GMT 6th over: New Zealand 34-3 (Williamson 8, Taylor 11)Agar comes into the attack, and you can sense the relief from Williamson and Taylor. They have to tak…

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Ben Stokes named in England’s ODI squad to face New Zealand

• Allrounder due in court before five-match series begins• Dawid Malan and Jake Ball not included in squadEngland have announced the squad for their one-day international series in New Zealand, with the familiar sight of Ben Stokes’s inclusion accompan…

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England call up Liam Livingstone for two-Test tour to New Zealand

• Lancashire batsman rewarded for strong county and Lions form• Mark Wood returns but Jake Ball, Tom Curran and Gary Ballance left outLiam Livingstone is the one new face in the 16-man England squad for the two-Test series against New Zealand starting …

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Four Tests in 18 months: New Zealand’s schedule a harbinger of what is to come | Tim Wigmore

The Black Caps’ fixture list is best understood as a glimpse of the future – not just for the country, but for the wider cricketing world

Meet New Zealand, the ghost Test cricket team. From March 2017 to October 2018, the side will play a paltry four Tests in 18 months. In the same period Joe Root, one of Kane Williamson’s biggest rivals for the mantle of the best Test batsman in the world, will play 21 Tests for England.

Understandably, senior players are privately bemoaning the paucity of five-day action. The little Test cricket that is being played is also being pushed to the margins of early December and the end of March, a soft flatbread to the 13 ODIs and 10 T20s that fill the meaty chunk of New Zealand’s summer.

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New Zealand v Bangladesh: ICC Champions Trophy – live!

12.15pm BST

9th over: New Zealand 54-1 (Guptill 32, Williamson 6). Hiiiii Kane. Mashrafe, into his fifth over, hits that fourth stump line. Williamson, deep in the crease and on the balls of his feet, times it to the rope. Not the swing of a cut, nor the jolt of a punch. Have it. Proving he is human though, tries it on again to end the over and beaten outside the off-stump with one that swings away. Good bowling. The 50 up in that over as well.

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12.10pm BST

8th over: New Zealand 48-1 (Guptill 31, Williamson 1). Welcome, Kane. Hi Kane. You little gem. You prince. You gorgeous thing. Stay a while? Off the mark with a little dab to third man. All the time in the world. I’ll end up saying that a fair bit.

More from Simon. It’s the man of the hour, Jezza. What’s he about to roll out there? A little ortho? Out the back of the hand? Some frog-in-blenders? I do hope his next stanza as Opposition Leader allows us to find out.

@collinsadam Jezza pic.twitter.com/I7yyptOm7r

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New Zealand v Bangladesh: ICC Champions Trophy – live!

12.15pm BST

9th over: New Zealand 54-1 (Guptill 32, Williamson 6). Hiiiii Kane. Mashrafe, into his fifth over, hits that fourth stump line. Williamson, deep in the crease and on the balls of his feet, times it to the rope. Not the swing of a cut, nor the jolt of a punch. Have it. Proving he is human though, tries it on again to end the over and beaten outside the off-stump with one that swings away. Good bowling. The 50 up in that over as well.

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12.10pm BST

8th over: New Zealand 48-1 (Guptill 31, Williamson 1). Welcome, Kane. Hi Kane. You little gem. You prince. You gorgeous thing. Stay a while? Off the mark with a little dab to third man. All the time in the world. I’ll end up saying that a fair bit.

More from Simon. It’s the man of the hour, Jezza. What’s he about to roll out there? A little ortho? Out the back of the hand? Some frog-in-blenders? I do hope his next stanza as Opposition Leader allows us to find out.

@collinsadam Jezza pic.twitter.com/I7yyptOm7r

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England captain Eoin Morgan making right calls on and off the field | Vic Marks

Morgan’s bowling changes and attacking fields have England in a positive frame of mind in the Champions Trophy and almost everything has gone according to plan – so far

It would be daft to get too excited at England grabbing their semi-final slot days before anyone else. This does not guarantee a romp to the final and then the trophy. But the current climate makes a change to the agonising postmortems that accompanied England’s early flight home from the 2015 World Cup.

The margin of New Zealand’s defeat in Cardiff – 87 runs – was misleading. After 30 overs of their run chase the Kiwis were 156 for two in pursuit of 311; Kane Williamson, after some early scares, was cruising with Ross Taylor in his wake. There was no sign of an imminent capsize.

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Mark Wood ends England’s long search for game-changing bowler | Ali Martin

The Durham quick’s dismissal of Kane Williamson turned the match, just as the New Zealand captain looked ready to take it away from England

England have long searched for a game-breaking bowler in one-day cricket and the hope coming into the Champions Trophy was that the fast but physically fragile Mark Wood would be Eoin Morgan’s trump card in this regard.

In keeping with his career to date figures of nine overs, one for 32 may not leap off the page but the 87-run win over New Zealand – one that booked England’s place in the semi-finals and now gives them a free-hit to knock out Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday – certainly swung on a crucial intervention from the Durham quick.

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Jake Ball and England pick New Zealand apart and reach semi-finals

• England 310; New Zealand 223
• Jake Ball gets two wickets and is man of the match

England became the first side to secure a semi-final berth in the Champions Trophy by defeating New Zealand in conditions that would have had gnarled old yachtsmen scrambling for the shore and abandoned umbrellas flying off to the next county. That semi-final will take place in Cardiff on 14 June. Before that there is the small matter of a group game against Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday. Another victory there would send the Australians home.

Here, England won by 87 runs. Having batted competently to post 310 they bowled and fielded with superb discipline and intelligence, as polished a performance as they have delivered this season, especially since this was their most important match of the summer.

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England qualify for Champions Trophy semi-finals with win over New Zealand – video

England became the first side to reach the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy on Tuesday with an impressive 87-run win over New Zealand in Cardiff. Eoin Morgan’s side put up a total of 310 in their innings. New Zealand fell well short of the target though and were all out for 223 with Liam Plunkett taking four wickets

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England v New Zealand: ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – live!

10.09am BST

England: Roy, Hales, Root, Morgan (c), Stokes, Buttler (w), Moeen, Rashid, Plunkett, Ball, Wood.

New Zealand: Guptill, Ronchi (w), Williamson, Taylor, Broom, Neesham, Anderson, Santner, Milne, Southee, Boult.

10.05am BST

Kane Williamson calls heads, heads it is, and, not being a blithering idiot, he opt to have a bowl. “There’s a bit of weather around,” he says, and he can say it again – the wind is making everybody’s trousers wobble like a new red ball. NZ are unchanged. England would have bowled too. The injured Chris Woakes is replaced by Adil Rashid, which will please a lot of people.

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England v New Zealand: ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – live!

10.09am BST

England: Roy, Hales, Root, Morgan (c), Stokes, Buttler (w), Moeen, Rashid, Plunkett, Ball, Wood.

New Zealand: Guptill, Ronchi (w), Williamson, Taylor, Broom, Neesham, Anderson, Santner, Milne, Southee, Boult.

10.05am BST

Kane Williamson calls heads, heads it is, and, not being a blithering idiot, he opt to have a bowl. “There’s a bit of weather around,” he says, and he can say it again – the wind is making everybody’s trousers wobble like a new red ball. NZ are unchanged. England would have bowled too. The injured Chris Woakes is replaced by Adil Rashid, which will please a lot of people.

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