England vs New Zealand Live Cricket Score ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Group A match: New Zealand need 170 to win

England need to win against New Zealand in order to qualify for the semi-finals © Getty Images

Cardiff: Jun 16, 2013

New Zealand need 170 off 24 overs to advance in the semi-final stage of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 at Sophia Gardens.

England skipper Alastair Cook‘s scored 64 and ensured England 169 all-out in 23.3 overs against New Zealand in a rain-curtailed Group A clash.

England lost seven wickets for 28 runs in the last 31 balls, but the total posted by them is still a competitive one.
 
The match, which began late by five hours of the scheduled play time, was a 24-overs-a-side game.
 
New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum had won the toss and put England in to bat before the rain came down on Sophia Gardens. Finally, at 15.45 local, there was a cheer as the Kiwis strode out onto the pitch in bright sunshine to take field. England opened with Cook and the big-hitting Ian Bell.

England need to defend the total in order to advance in the semi-final stage.

Brief scores:

England 169 in 23.3 overs (Alastair Cook 64, Joe Root 38; Kyle Mills 4 for 30, Mitchell McClenaghan 3 for 36) vs New Zealand.

Click here for ball by ball updates and live scorecard of the match between England and New Zealand