Tim Southee took 7-33 — the best return by a New Zealander in limited-overs internationals — as England was bowled out for 123 in a Cricket World Cup Pool A match on Friday, heaping more misery on a team visibly bereft of form or confidence.
England lost their last seven wickets for 19 runs and New Zealand seamer Tim Southee became only the fourth bowler to take seven wickets in a World Cup game.
The transcript of Eoin Morgan's post-match press conference.
Tweet report of the New Zealand vs England match at Westpac Stadium.
This is England’s worst ever start to a World Cup. This is their second largest ODI defeat in terms of balls remaining. Appropriately, the winning runs came in the form of wides.
Images from New Zealand's demolition of a hapless England in the 2015 World Cup.
Led by paceman Tim Southee's best career figures of 7-33, New Zealand bundled England out for 123 in 33.2 overs in their World Cup Pool A match in Wellington on Friday.
Another win — its third in seven days — would put New Zealand in a powerful position in the group with an eight-day break before its subsequent match against Afghanistan.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum recorded the fastest-ever World Cup fifty when he reached the landmark off just 18 balls against England at Wellington on Friday.
England also have to guard against batting slumps, having been bowled out 12 times in their last 18 matches.
Batting coach Mark Ramprakash played at and missed a straight one Thursday when he seemed to suggest the England lineup at the World Cup isn't "up to speed with 50-over cricket and the modern way of batting."
England reduced Australia to 70 for three but conceded 105 runs in the last 10 overs as Glenn Maxwell plundered 66 off 40 deliveries.
It was a great start for the co-hosts, but the World Cup is a marathon not a sprint. There is still work to be done for Australia.
Boycott believes England’s one-day captain is not good enough against the world’s best bowlers.
The Australians looked impressive in all departments and outplayed England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to underline their claims for a fifth World Cup title.
Skipper Eoin Morgan defended England's team changes and his decision to send Australia into bat.
The ICC released a statement after the opening World Cup match in Australia.
England made all the right noises about taking the World Cup seriously. That hasn’t stopped them being as primed for these matches as a damp firework.
Australia opened its World Cup with an emphatic win as allrounder Mitch Marsh claimed five wickets after Aaron Finch smashed an aggressive century.
Live coverage of the Group A World Cup opener between England and Australia.