England suffered an unprecedented and humiliating defeat in 2015 World Cup today, as they found themselves completely helpless before New Zealand. The Kiwis registered their third successive win in this tournament. They had beaten Sri Lanka and Scotland in the previous matches.
From 104/3 at one stage, England suffered a dramatic collapse to bowl out for a paltry 123 in 33.2 overs. Joe Root scored 46, while Moeen Ali made 20. Tim Southee took seven wickets by conceding just 33 runs in 9 overs.
New Zealand batsmen were not behind when they started chasing the total. Brendon McCullum blew the England bowling attack off with his explosive 77 off 25 balls with 8 boundaries and 7 sixes. Guptill scored 22. McCullum scored the fifty off just 18 balls – the fastest fifty in World Cup history.
New Zealand reached 125/2 in just 12.2 overs and won the match by 8 wickets. It was a massive victory for the Kiwis. Southee was declared ‘Man of the Match’.