England beat New Zealand to reach the semi-finals of cricket’s Champions Trophy. Having never won a major one-day tournament in their history, the 87-run victory keeps alive their hopes of winning the tournament for the first time on home soil.
As Cardiff once again hosted a major sporting event. Weekend, Champions League, Tuesday, Champions Trophy. Cardiff is the everything guaranteed, the international sporting City with everything guaranteed, except…
Except the weather. Keep warm, keep moving, not too far.
Jason Roy, out for 13. Knowing the forecast, that took five. England were stopped start, untroubled, easing to 64. But no more! Ben Stokes on 48. He found a fielder. Still there was Jos Buttler and his imagination, aiming for the cameraman behind him.
Incredible shot! 61 not out, Jos Buttler, 310 all-out, England. They got to the 50th over despite drizzle. New Zealand had a total to chase and the wind had a jo to do, keep blowing the rain showers away in Cardiff.
Kane Williamson was key, the New Zealand were on the track, but all gone. They were all out for 223-run.
The game moved like the wind and gave England team a boost.