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New Zealand have demolished England by eight wickets at the Cricket World Cup in a dominant performance in Wellington.
The Blackcaps needed just 12.2 overs to chase down England’s paltry total of 123 after Kiwi bowler Tim Southee took outstanding figures of 7-33.
Southee’s bowling figures were the third best in World Cup history and made him the first New Zealand bowler to take seven wickets in a one-day international.
England made a poor start when stalwart Ian Bell was dismissed for just eight runs by Southee, and it was a sign of things to come.
Just when it seemed England were starting to settle, Southee struck again, clean bowling Moeen Ali to leave the visitors reeling at 36-2.
Gary Ballance and Eoin Morgan soon followed, falling to Trent Boult and Daniel Vettori respectively.
The match then turned into the Tim Southee show, with the Kiwi bowler’s swing bowling too hot for the England batsman to handle as he took five wickets to take his total to seven.
Joe Root remained at the crease and could hold his head up high after a knock of 46 and was the last man to be dismissed from an Adam Milne delivery.
New Zealand were sent into bat and Brendon McCullum clearly wanted to end England’s misery, smashing his way to the quickest half-century in World Cup history.
McCullum was eventually dismissed for 77 off just 25 balls, but the damage was already done.
New Zealand sits on top of Pool A after their massive win and will now enjoy a week off before facing Australia in Auckland next Saturday.
England face Scotland on Monday in what is a must-win clash.