Champions Trophy 2017: Australia braced for 'quarter-final' battle with hosts England

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Bangladesh and New Zealand head into their final group match of this year's Champions Trophy desperate for victory but knowing even a win in Cardiff on Friday may not take either of them into the semi-finals.

England (310) grabbed their second win of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy on Tuesday, cruising to a 87-run win against New Zealand (223). "But when you post over 300, you're always in with a shout", said skipper Eoin Morgan after the end of the match.

New Zealand have won 21 of 30 one-day internationals against Bangladesh but an under-strength side lost the most recent encounter, by five wickets in the final match of a tri-series in Dublin two weeks ago.

"I thought our batters gave themselves every chance - Joe Root and Alex Hales created a great partnership - and then Ben Stokes (48) started something and then unfortunately got out, and then Jos Buttler managed to finish it pretty well and get us just below a par score".

"I thought the bowlers today as a collective unit were brilliant, really".

A win in their final Group A game at Edgbaston on Saturday would put their old rivals on a plane home, but if England let them off the hook they could face them in the final at The Ovalon Sunday week.

New Zealand's aggressive approach to white-ball cricket has had a huge influence on England.

Liam Plunkett took four for 55, with his fellow paceman Jake Ball named man-of-the-match after striking early to dismiss Luke Ronchi for a duck on his way to fine figures of two for 31 in eight overs.

England were asked to bat first and they responded brilliantly to it. Williamson scored 87 off 98 balls but as soon as he departed, the team never looked in the contest and kept on losing wickets at regular intervals eventually losing by a big margin.

"We knew before the tournament that we had to produce something special, otherwise it wouldn't be easy to beat teams like England and Australia", said Mortaza. They seem to produce limited overs cricketers at will.

"We play our way, and they play their way, which is a similar brand, and it works for both teams".

"We did some very good things in that last game, and it was unfortunate the rain came when it did".

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