It was another dull start from the Kiwis. Fair to say, they bit a bullet by opting to bat on a greenish looking track. Guptill was positive, but his knock didn't last long. Guptill using up a review meant that Ross Taylor was red-faced, as he wasn't able to use a review, despite being not out.
England is playing a World Cup final after 27 years. The Hosts now have a huge chance to win the World Cup final against New Zealand at Lord's. In the last five ODI's played at this venue between 2018-2019, the team batting first have won first with an average score of 281.4. New Zealand made the perfect decision to bat first after winning the toss, but managed to post just 241 on the board. It can be said that the hosts England now have the upper hand in the battle as they restricted the Kiwis to a modest score. The onus will now be on their batsmen to bring home the cup.
Poor Umpiring, especially Kumar Dharmasena!!
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 14, 2019
That was a waste of a review by Martin Guptill. Literally!
Hard luck for Taylor, and how touch on NZ to lose a major batsman at this stage because no review remains?— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 14, 2019
Can say yes, can say no!
A brilliant spell by Plunket!!
Boom! He doesn’t flunk it, does Plunkett. #ENGvsNZ— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 14, 2019
Very poor thus far!!
This is just a ridiculous edit!!
This picture clearly tells us the story!!
There's only one MS Dhoni in the world!!
Hahaha!! Very poor Umpiring
A well scripted cup... Even a fool can recognize how all umpiring decisions were in favour of the England.... Worst world cup ever in the history #ENGvsNZ— RAHUL (@rahulr65_rahul) July 14, 2019
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