England continue run for first World Cup title

Jonny Bairstow 111 against India
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Pre-tournament favourites and hosts England have continued their push for a first World Cup title following the 31 run victory over India. The away side have been having a fantastic tournament and have been very well supported by punters using offers at www.sportsbetting24.in. Both sides performed on the day but it was England who came away with the victory as Jonny Bairstow again led them to victory with a player of the match performance in scoring 111 from just 109 balls.

This victory means England moved into fourth spot and a victory in their final game will ensure they qualify for the semi-finals. They are also now the general 11/4 third favourites for the tournament behind both Australia and India. England will now face off against New Zealand on Wednesday, in what is a must win fixture and hugely anticipated in the Cricket World. New Zealand are another side having a fantastic tournament and sit amongst the favourites, due to the fact they sit third in the table.

England have currently accumulated 10 points from their eight fixtures, winning five and losing three. The three loses coming against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and finally Australia. The final one was a disappointing 64 run lose and is one of the key reasons why Australia now look the team to beat in the tournament. However, following the recent victory over India, England will now be full of confidence and if they can pick up another comprehensive victory over New Zealand will be hopeful of going on and landing the title.

England are as short as 4/9 to win the game on Wednesday, which is surprising considering they sit below New Zealand in the standings. New Zealand have picked up 11 points from their eight games to date, that includes five wins and two losses. However, they are entering the fixture having lost their previous two fixtures, with the first coming via a 6 wicket defeat to Pakistan.

This was then followed by a 86 run defeat to rivals Australia. However, prior to this they had picked up a number of impressive victories that includes the four wicket success over South Africa. Another has to be the hugely impressive 10 wicket victory over Sri Lanka, in which it took them just 16.1 overs to reach the score of their opponents who were all out for 136.

This all sets up for a hugely exciting and anticipated fixture later this week, in which two of the best sides in the tournament will be facing off in what is a must win game for England.

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