Commonwealth Bank Series, 2006/07 / Wicket commentary

Commonwealth Bank Series - 6th match

England v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 90 runs

1.5

Anderson to Astle, OUT, he's gone this time! Anderson softened him up with the previous delivery and Astle jabs once more at this one which is pitched up, but this time a straightforward edge flies into the hands of Collingwood at second slip who makes no mistake. Good bowling from Anderson, poor shot from Astle

NJ Astle c Collingwood b Anderson 1 (7m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

New Zealand 5/1   SP Fleming 3* (4b)   JM Anderson 0.5-0-0-1

11.6

Flintoff to Fleming, OUT, a huge shout and that's gone! Flintoff has struck first over with a 90mph (145kmh) which attacks along an off-stump line and takes a fine edge through to Nixon, Fleming's feet trapped in the crease. Big blow for New Zealand, just as their captain was starting to get going

SP Fleming c †Nixon b Flintoff 20 (52m 42b 2x4 1x6) SR: 47.61

New Zealand 37/2   PG Fulton 12* (24b 2x4)   A Flintoff 1-1-0-1

18.2

Lewis to Fulton, OUT, ah, gone this time. Floated just outside off stump, a slower ball, offspinner and the batsman played too early, spooning a simple catch to Collingwood at backward point. Good response from Lewis but New Zealand's sliver of momentum has been punctured again. Much rests on Taylor's shoulders now

PG Fulton c Collingwood b Lewis 24 (75m 39b 2x4 1x6) SR: 61.53

New Zealand 55/3   LRPL Taylor 6* (23b 1x4)   J Lewis 9.2-1-29-1

20.4

Collingwood to McMillan, OUT, huge shout and plumb, McMillan playing all round one which angles back in ever-so-slightly. That would have taken middle about halfway up the stump. Collingwood strikes in his first over, good decision from Flintoff to bring him on

CD McMillan lbw b Collingwood 2 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

New Zealand 61/4   LRPL Taylor 10* (30b 1x4)   PD Collingwood 0.4-0-1-1

23.4

Panesar to Taylor, OUT, Panesar strikes! Good take at slip, snapped to his right, with Taylor trying to stroke that through cover, reaching for the ball. Monty's the fourth England bowler to take a wicket in his first over and there's a mire with New Zealand's name on it

LRPL Taylor c Collingwood b Panesar 15 (58m 44b 1x4 0x6) SR: 34.09

New Zealand 67/5   JDP Oram 1* (4b)   MS Panesar 0.4-0-2-1

46.3

Flintoff to McCullum, OUT, bowled him! Cleans up McCullum with one which takes a big inside edge and crashes right onto the stumps. So McCullum made 30, but they weren't comfortable runs by any stretch. Nevertheless he and Oram's stand has been invaluable in turning round this innings

BB McCullum b Flintoff 30 (88m 56b 0x4 0x6) SR: 53.57

New Zealand 187/6   JDP Oram 83* (85b 6x4 2x6)   A Flintoff 8.3-2-15-2

47.3

Anderson to Oram, OUT, gone this time. The let-off didn't prove costly, Oram snapped up just behind square leg

JDP Oram c Strauss b Anderson 86 (112m 89b 6x4 2x6) SR: 96.62

New Zealand 191/7   JEC Franklin 1* (2b)   JM Anderson 8.3-2-32-2

48.4

Flintoff to Vettori, OUT, good catch from Nixon, athletic, and going away to his left to pouch the thick edge. Full length again from Flintoff and the batsman swishes at that one, backing away to give himself room on the off-side

DL Vettori c †Nixon b Flintoff 2 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

New Zealand 194/8   JEC Franklin 2* (4b)   A Flintoff 9.4-2-19-3

48.6

Flintoff to Bond, OUT, yorker and Flintoff ends his spell perfectly, picking up his fourth wicket with a darting full delivery. That's 4 for 21 for him from his ten overs, top bowling

SE Bond b Flintoff 2 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

New Zealand 196/9   JEC Franklin 2* (4b)   A Flintoff 10-2-21-4

49.6

Anderson to Franklin, 1 run, OUT, another low full toss and that's driven out to long-on. Suicidal stuff from the batsmen, attempting a second that was never on and Nixon whips off the bails

JEC Franklin run out 14 (22m 9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 155.55

New Zealand 210/10   MR Gillespie 1* (1b)   JM Anderson 10-2-47-2
Tournament Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 11, 2007
England won by 34 runs (D/L method)
Australia v England at Melbourne - Feb 9, 2007
England won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
England v New Zealand at Brisbane - Feb 6, 2007
England won by 14 runs
Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne - Feb 4, 2007
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2007
England won by 92 runs
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Jan 23, 2007

James Franklin bowls, England v New Zealand, CB Series, Adelaide, January 23, 2007

James Franklin bowls

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Jan 23, 2007

Nathan Astle keeps his eye on the ball to take a fine, low catch, England v New Zealand, CB Series, Adelaide, January 23, 2007

Nathan Astle keeps his eye on the ball to take a fine, low catch

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