England clinch a spot in ICC Champions Trophy semis after 10-run win against New Zealand

A fighting 54-ball 67 by Kane Williamson goes in vain as New Zealand suffer top order batting collapse.

updated: June 17, 2013 00:44 IST
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Cardiff: England clinched a 10-run win against New Zealand here on Sunday to book a semifinal berth in the ICC Champions Trophy. Needing 170 for a win, the Kiwis lost their top five batsmen for 62 and in spite of a gutsy 54-ball 67 by Kane Williamson, failed to take the game to the wire.

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With four points from three matches in group A, England are currently on top of the table. After three games, New Zealand are second in the group with three points while Australia (1 point from two matches) and Sri Lanka (two points from two matches) are all in the fray for a spot in the last four. On Monday, Australia and Sri Lanka clash at The Oval. (Points Table)

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