ENG vs NZ Live: England’s controversial appeal by Sam Curran tests New Zealand’s luck in World Cup Opener

During the intense World Cup opener between England and New Zealand, a pivotal moment unfolded when Sam Curran delivered a deceptive ball to Devon Conway. A vehement appeal echoed across the field as the ball, initially seeming too high, pitched and unexpectedly swung back in, striking Conway’s back thigh.

England’s players contemplated a review after the on-field appeal was rejected, yet they ultimately refrained. Ball-tracking data revealed a close call, indicating the ball would have clipped the bails, leaving the decision to the umpire’s call.

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Earlier in the game – ENG vs NZ Live: Early blow for England as Will Young falls cheaply

In a dramatic turn of events during the World Cup opener between England and New Zealand, England’s Sam Curran struck gold early on when he managed to dismiss Will Young for a golden duck. The unfortunate dismissal came as Curran’s delivery, veering down the leg-side, found just enough swing to entice Young into a faint touch, enabling Jos Buttler to make a diving catch behind the stumps. Young could hardly believe his misfortune as he walked off the field. This early breakthrough proved crucial for England, setting the tone for the match.