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By Amy Lofthouse and Matthew Henry

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  1. Goodbye!

    Right, that's us done for the day.

    Stephan Shemilt's match report is over here and the Test Match Special podcast will be available to download very soon.

    We'll be back tomorrow for Afghanistan v West Indies.

    Until then...

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    Big call from Michael Vaughan...

  3. 'If England win next two tosses they will win World Cup'

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    If England win the next two tosses then I think they will win the World Cup.

    If they are in a chase I doubt whether they can play the right intelligent cricket under pressure of a chase.

    Can they win four tosses on the trot? Of course you can.

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    England captain Eoin Morgan: "I thought we were outstanding today. It started with the two boys at the top of the order. They set a good solid platform playing in the manner they do. Jonny getting his hundred was match winning.

    "The wicket did change after the 25th over and it did slow up. It was difficult to score. Every batsman found that so to have so many on the board was encouraging. It was about trying to get as close to 300 as possible."

    On whether England will always look to bat first: "I think we can do both. If the wicket dictates that 300 is par we can do both. It is about assessing the wicket and if it will get worse.

    "All of the wickets in the tournament have got slower and lower so batting first has been the theme of the tournament. If that continues we will continue to bat first."

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    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    New Zealand are overcome with lassitude at the moment, I have never seen a New Zealand team look like they do, there is a decline, there is a lack of skill and lack of intent. I have seen lack of skill before but not lack of intent.

  6. Man of the match - Jonny Bairstow

    It feels like a lifetime ago, but it was Jonny Bairstow's incredible century that set up this crushing win for England.

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    More from Kane Williamson: "There's been so much to learn from and I think the most important thing is to look at where we need to be as a group, from an individual perspective. The guys are all working really hard. There's been a lot of learning curves. Going ahead, touch wood, hopefully it all works out and we are in the semi-final but in some ways, it starts again. We haven't played our best cricket yet."

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    England coach Trevor Bayliss: "It is always good to get to the semi-finals - that is the business end of this completion and that was our first aim. We have got there on the back of two very good games.

    "Against Sri Lanka we didn't play the way we normally play. The way we batted in the first half of the innings put the pressure on the guys at the back end. We were still affected by that going into the Australia game but had good chat before the India game."

    On whether they will always want to bat first: "We will make that decision when we look at the wicket. The way this tournament is going, there is more pressure in the World Cup but the wickets have been quite as flat as they have been. We won 14 out of the last 17 batting second before the tournament so we are happy to do anything."

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    England have dealt with it very well. To deal with India when 95% of the crowd are all with India and the way they played here, they have got all that belief back. If England had lost the toss this could have been a tricky day so the toss has been very important and whatever the meeting they had after losing to Australia they have got to get that mentality again.

  11. 'I've got tiny hands'

    BBC Test Match Special

    England fast bowler Mark Wood: "It was like a quarter-final and I'm delighted we managed to qualify and show what we are made of. It was a special day to play at my home ground and nice to get the key wicket, maybe fortunate."

    On the Kane Williamson run out: "I've got such tiny hands, he doesn't know how unlucky he is that I managed to get something on it! He's the glue, like Joe Root for us, he's one of the best players I have ever bowled at so to get him out without having to bowl at him I'm very happy with."

  12. 'England outplayed us in all facets'

    New Zealand captain Kane Williamson: "There are a lot of variables in these games and the margins on the scoreboard have looked big but for us it is important we look at it for what it is. We definitely need to be better moving forward. England did get the best of the conditions but they were the better team. They outplayed us in all facets. The conditions didn't decide the result. Full credit to the way England played today."

  13. How's stat?!

    Andy Zaltzman

    Test Match Special statistician

    The absolute key for Pakistan is to win the toss because if they bowl first - even if they bowl Bangladesh out for nought they couldn't overtake on run-rate. They have to bat first and score 480, then bowl out Bangladesh for 160, they need to win by about 320 runs.

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    England batsman Jonny Bairstow: "I am really pleased. We knew these two games were must win to give ourselves the best opportunity of reaching the semi-final. We knew the performances in the last couple of games weren't up to scratch. To play the way we have and hopefully keep it going into the semis is pleasing .

    "We have got a couple days off. It will be really important that the guys get away and refresh and rest up.

    "People will be sore after two grueling games. Then we meet up and go again."

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    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at Chester-le-Street

    Remember the Gareth Southgate song from last summer? To the tune of 'Whole Again'. They're singing it for Eoin Morgan in Durham. "Cricket's coming home again".

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    This is England's first time in the World Cup semi-finals since 1992.

    Which, coincidentally, is the year I was born.

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    They should have a good night, they have made the semi-finals and they have got plenty of breathing space so they should celebrate and enjoy it together. The amount of pressure they are under at a home World Cup - they have delivered.

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    I have faith in New Zealand. Blind faith, maybe, but I think a week away, a chance to regroup...

    And the same goes for England, actually. They've beaten India once already at Edgbaston. They can definitely do it again.