It was expected that Kiwis might beat England after fighting back in last few overs of the first innings, Jonny Bairtsow started yet against with blistering innings and got a firing hundred when his team needed the most.
Still target wasn’t that much big, considering the match situation and pitch condition as well as bowling of England, their bowling almost let them down every time but it was batting which let them down against Srilanka.
Still England’s bowling had many concerns to handle but got a best opportunity to wrapped up New Zealand by a big margin of 119 runs, New Zealand hadn’t tasted by every team they played last three match, lost all of them still are the favourites to go through semis.
The way Kiwis played the tournament, it was the luck which brought them into this situation otherwise twitter thinks they had done nothing just like to be deserved for 4th team in the mega event.
Some of twitterati think just like that.
Disappointments all over can be seen on the faces of people as deserving needs knocking out of the tournament, despite poor performances teams going through which frustrated even harder.