England vs New Zealand Live Score, Final World Cup 2019: Stokes, Buttler shift momentum back towards England

England vs New Zealand Live Score: Catch all the live score and updates from the Cricket World Cup 2019 Final, Eng vs NZ, from the Lord’s Cricket Ground.
England vs New Zealand, Live score and updates: England captain Eoin Morgan has to walk back now with Lockie Ferguson taking a diving catch near the boundary ropes off Jimmy Neesham. The hosts are four wickets down in 242-run chase. Earlier, New Zealand ended their innings at 241/8 in 50 overs. Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler take England past 100. Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett scalped three wickets each while Henry Nicholls top-scored with 55. Tom Latham chipped in with a handy 47 as Kiwis reached this sub-par score. This after New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat first.

Kane Williamson, New Zealand captain: A bat-first surface, but the overhead conditions do make it confusing. We have a job first up with the bat. We’re playing the same team. The semi was a tough scrap for both sides, but we’re happy we got across the line in that game. Always backing Guptill with the bat. He’ll go and play with the freedom. Our team has played with a lot of heart and fight and has gotten us across the line so many times. A number of parts that are different from the 2015 final, different personnel, but any experience is a positive to learn from. It’s a different day and anything can happen. Winning will be incredibly special, but before that we need to play some good cricket.

Eoin Morgan, England captain: Not at all disappointed about losing the toss. It was a 50-50 call. Always difficult here at Lord’s – the overheads will lean towards the bowlers. Whichever side plays better will lift the trophy. Big challenge against an in-form NZ side. Jonny is fully fit, and we’re playing the same XI. The strongest part in Edgbaston was our bowling and we created our opportunities in the first 10. If we can put our ball in the areas early on today, we are in with a great chance. I’m extremely proud of the team. Everyone has put in the hard work over the last four years to create this opportunity today. Regardless of what happens, we have created a different level of expectation in 50-over cricket from English cricket now. We have embraced pressure throughout the tournament, and the semi-final epitomized that.

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