Britain flooded into their first World Cup semi-last since 1992 with an exhaustive 119-run destruction of New Zealand at Chester-le-Street.

The hosts are set to complete third in the gathering and will meet India or Australia at Edgbaston next Thursday for a spot in the last.

Expecting to crush the Black Caps to make sure of advancing, England were driven by Jonny Bairstow’s overwhelming hundred, his second century over the course of about four days.

Despite the fact that they were checked as the New Zealand bowling improved, the England aggregate of 305-8 appeared to be forcing on a pitch that bit by bit got more earnestly to bat on.

What’s more, they were supported by the run outs of both Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor – Williamson unfortunately fixed when backing-up – that left New Zealand 69-4.

From that point, the Black Caps sucked the life from the display with a limp endeavor to guard their net run-rate, in the long run being bowled out for 186 with Mark Wood taking 3-34 on his home ground.

Williamson’s men have now endured three progressive thrashings and slipped to fourth in the table.


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