It was also in Birmingham that Morgan's England first unveiled their new ODI template of all-out attack at the first attempt after their miserable 2015 World Cup campaign, with centuries from Buttler and Root in a 210-run win over New Zealand.
England became the first team in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 to qualify for the semifinals with a convincing 87 run win over New Zealand.
Both teams have a point apiece in the one-day global tournament after they were each well beaten by England, while their respective matches with Australia ended in rain-induced no results.
In order to reach the semi-finals, New Zealand - who could lose captain Williamson to a slow over-rate suspension - must beat Bangladesh on Friday and hope England beat Australia the following day.
Wood returned at the 30-over stage of New Zealand's run chase in Cardiff to take the critical wicket of Kane Williamson for 87.
England captain Eoin Morgan: "Our batting performance was probably par or below par - so pretty average".
England looked to have fallen short of a par score despite making 310 all out after Joe Root (64), Alex Hales (56) and Ben Stokes (48) were all dismissed when well set before Jos Buttler's unbeaten 61 boosted the total.
'I think if we're truly going to be contenders for this tournament, we need to beat the best teams - and Australia are one of the best teams, ' he said.
'I thought the bowlers today as a collective unit were brilliant, really'.
"They've got some good pace bowlers, but we'll try and be aggressive with the bat as well".
Although it is not a new trend for players to pay their respects in the aftermath of a tragic event, this is perhaps the first time that a match was halted in between so that players can observe a minute's silence. "We're not satisfied with that, we have a long way to go before we perform to our potential", he added.
The duo appeared to be taking the game away from England but Morgan kept faith in his bowlers to provide breakthrough to which they delivered.
"We will keep trying to take them on".
Kohli knows momentum can change quickly in one-day competitions, especially against a desperate Sri Lanka team looking to bounce back from defeat by South Africa in their opener.
"Then, the way Kane (Williamson) and Ross (Taylor) were going about, it required a great delivery from Mark Wood to get rid of a well-set Kane".