England Women tour of New Zealand, 2011/12 / Commentary

England Women in New Zealand T20I Series - 3rd T20I

New Zealand Women v England Women

England Women won by 10 runs (D/L method)

Welcome to a drizzly Eden Park in Auckland for the 3rd Twenty20 International between New Zealand Women and England Women. England lead 2-0 in the best-of-five series, having won comprehensively by 6 wickets in Wellington and 48 runs in Hamilton after racking up an impressive 166. New Zealand need to win to stay alive for the 4th and 5th matches down in Invercargill in the deep south.

The rain has held off for now, as New Zealand have decided to bowl first upon winning the toss. Rachel Candy comes in for Morna Nielsen for the Kiwis. The England side are unchanged, which is to be expected as there is no good reason to tinker with a side that has been well on top so far.

David sends in the first feedback of the day: "Really looking forward to this. Rooting for England and hoping they uproot New Zealand on their own patch."

It is very cloudy overhead, fingers crossed the weather holds for both this match and the decider between the New Zealand and South African men's sides later on. Avi Singh with you today bringing commentary of both matches, and also on the scoring console for this match.

Red ribbons being worn by both sides to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the devastating Canterbury earthquakes, which claimed 185 lives. Edwards and Marsh to open the batting, Mackay has ball in hand

0.1

Mackay to Edwards, 3 runs, starts well with a nice punch off the back foot through the covers, side boundaries are relatively long and they have to run it up

0.2

Mackay to Marsh, OUT, Laura Marsh departs for a golden duck after making a blazing 48 in the last game, got forward and tried to work to leg, scooped it towards midwicket who took a good diving catch low to her right

LA Marsh c McGlashan b Mackay 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3

Mackay to Taylor, (no ball) 1 run, full toss above waist height which Sarah Taylor pulls to deep backward square

0.3

Mackay to Edwards, no run, full outside off and driven nicely but back to Mackay

0.4

Mackay to Edwards, no run, full on middle and tucked to midwicket

0.5

Mackay to Edwards, 1 run, tossed up on off and Edwards works it across the line into the deep

0.6

Mackay to Taylor, no run, full on middle and leg and played to mid-on

End of over 1 (6 runs) England Women 6/1
SJ Taylor    1* (2b)      FL Mackay    1-0-6-1
CM Edwards    4* (4b)     

1.1

Candy to Edwards, OUT, another early wicket for New Zealand, short on off and Edwards top-edges the pull high towards fine leg who takes a simple catch, wicket first ball for Candy

CM Edwards c Tahuhu b Candy 4 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

1.2

Candy to Taylor, no run, full outside off and driven firmly to point

1.3

Candy to Taylor, 1 wide, this is pushed through very wide of off and is left alone

1.3

Candy to Taylor, no run, gets forward and punches to short cover

1.4

Candy to Taylor, 2 runs, nicely timed drive straight back past Candy, mid-on runs back to collect

1.5

Candy to Taylor, no run, gets forward and plays into the covers

1.6

Candy to Taylor, 1 wide, again pushed through wide of off and the wind just pushes it further away, let go

1.6

Candy to Taylor, no run, again nicely forward and drives well to short cover

End of over 2 (4 runs) England Women 10/2
SJ Taylor    3* (7b)      RH Candy    1-0-4-1
LS Greenway    0* (0b)      FL Mackay    1-0-6-1

2.1

Mackay to Greenway, no run, tossed up outside off and driven to cover

2.2

Mackay to Greenway, 1 run, this is down leg and she gets down to paddle it fine

2.3

Mackay to Taylor, 1 run, short on off and doesn't time the pull well but gets it to the right of midwicket

2.4

Mackay to Greenway, no run, again tossed up outside off and Greenway makes good contact driving to mid-off

2.5

Mackay to Greenway, OUT, drives firmly straight back to Mackay, who gets a hand on it and diverts it onto the stumps with Taylor at the non-striker's end backing up too far to get back in, England in trouble early on at Eden Park

SJ Taylor run out 4 (11m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

2.6

Mackay to Greenway, OUT, worked off the pads to the left of Bates at midwicket and Brindle is slow to set off and is caught short at the keeper's end by miles, even with the dive Bridnle wasn't close and she goes without facing a ball

A Brindle run out 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

England in utter disarray

End of over 3 (2 runs) England Women 12/3
LS Greenway    1* (5b)      FL Mackay    2-0-8-1
     RH Candy    1-0-4-1

3.1

Candy to Greenway, no run, gets forward and drives to mid-off, no hat-trick of run-outs is forthcoming

3.2

Candy to Greenway, no run, again full outside off and Greenway is driving well but isn't getting the desired placement, again finds mid-off

3.3

Candy to Greenway, 1 wide, this is shoved very wide of the left-hander outside off and left alone

3.3

Candy to Greenway, no run, flicks a full ball on leg straight to midwicket

3.4

Candy to Greenway, no run, short on leg, misses the flick and is hit on the pad

3.5

Candy to Greenway, 1 run, gets forward outside off and an educated edge rolls through third man

3.6

Candy to Beaumont, no run, outside off and Beaumont lets her first ball go through behind the sticks

End of over 4 (2 runs) England Women 14/4
TT Beaumont    0* (1b)      RH Candy    2-0-6-1
LS Greenway    2* (10b)      FL Mackay    2-0-8-1

4.1

Broadmore to Greenway, 1 run, full outside off from around the wicket to the left-hander and guided through point

4.2

Broadmore to Beaumont, 1 run, gets forward and punches to long-on

Broadmore pulls out and appears to give Beaumont a warning about backing up too far

4.3

Broadmore to Greenway, no run, gets forward to defend on off

4.4

Broadmore to Greenway, FOUR, outside off and dabbed very fine through third man, Tahuhu dives on the rope to haul it back in but it rebounds off her hand into the rope

4.5

Broadmore to Greenway, no run, gets forward and defends an accurate ball on off

4.6

Broadmore to Greenway, 1 run, drives down towards mid-off and they succeed in taking on Mackay's arm

End of over 5 (7 runs) England Women 21/4
LS Greenway    8* (15b 1x4)      KE Broadmore    1-0-7-0
TT Beaumont    1* (2b)      RH Candy    2-0-6-1

5.1

Tahuhu to Greenway, 1 leg bye, fired in down leg, hits the pad trying to work it away, rolls down to fine leg

5.2

Tahuhu to Beaumont, 1 run, short down leg and mistimes the pull behind square

5.3

Tahuhu to Greenway, 1 run, cramped for room as she squeezes out a ball on middle to the leg side

5.4

Tahuhu to Beaumont, no run, goes back and punches to point

5.5

Tahuhu to Beaumont, no run, DROPPED, it was down leg and there was a faint tickle on it but Martin diving low to her left couldn't cling on with one hand

5.6

Tahuhu to Beaumont, no run

End of over 6 (3 runs) England Women 24/4
TT Beaumont    2* (6b)      LMM Tahuhu    1-0-2-0
LS Greenway    9* (17b 1x4)      KE Broadmore    1-0-7-0

6.1

Broadmore to Greenway, no run, outside off and mistimes the chop behind point

6.2

Broadmore to Greenway, 1 run, outside off and dabs into the gap between backward point and third man

6.3

Broadmore to Beaumont, no run, gets forward late to defend on middle

6.4

Broadmore to Beaumont, 1 run, gets forward and defends into the covers with soft hands

6.5

Broadmore to Greenway, 1 run

6.6

Broadmore to Beaumont, no run, full outside off and square drives straight to point

End of over 7 (3 runs) England Women 27/4
TT Beaumont    3* (9b)      KE Broadmore    2-0-10-0
LS Greenway    11* (20b 1x4)      LMM Tahuhu    1-0-2-0

7.1

Tahuhu to Greenway, 2 runs, short on leg and pulls with excellent placement through square leg and they easily get a couple

7.2

Tahuhu to Greenway, 1 run, again down leg and tucked fine of the keeper

7.3

Tahuhu to Beaumont, no run

7.4

Tahuhu to Beaumont, 1 run, full outside off and well worked through third man

7.5

Tahuhu to Greenway, no run, stays back in the crease to defend the angle from around the wicket

7.6

Tahuhu to Greenway, 1 wide, very wide outside off and left alone

7.6

Tahuhu to Greenway, 2 runs, flicked away behind square off the pads into the deep

End of over 8 (7 runs) England Women 34/4
LS Greenway    16* (24b 1x4)      LMM Tahuhu    2-0-9-0
TT Beaumont    4* (11b)      KE Broadmore    2-0-10-0

8.1

Broadmore to Beaumont, no run, gets forward and defends down the pitch

8.2

Broadmore to Beaumont, 1 run, tapped into the off side

8.3

Broadmore to Greenway, 1 wide, slipped down leg

8.3

Broadmore to Greenway, 1 run, on leg and tucked fine into the deep

8.4

Broadmore to Beaumont, 1 run, gets forward and punches past the bowler to long-on

8.5

Broadmore to Greenway, 1 run, again wide down leg but she gets bat on it to help it fine

8.6

Broadmore to Beaumont, no run, gets forward to defend to midwicket

End of over 9 (5 runs) England Women 39/4
TT Beaumont    6* (15b)      KE Broadmore    3-0-15-0
LS Greenway    18* (26b 1x4)      LMM Tahuhu    2-0-9-0

9.1

Candy to Greenway, 1 run, inside edges the drive outside off through square leg

9.2

Candy to Beaumont, 1 run, full outside off and driven well into the deep

9.3

Candy to Greenway, no run, gets forward and dabs to point

9.4

Candy to Greenway, 1 run, hits airily through the covers into the deep

9.5

Candy to Beaumont, 1 run, gets forward and dabs into the covers, good rotation of the strike

9.6

Candy to Greenway, no run, gets forward and opens the face to dab to point

End of over 10 (4 runs) England Women 43/4
LS Greenway    20* (30b 1x4)      RH Candy    3-0-10-1
TT Beaumont    8* (17b)      KE Broadmore    3-0-15-0

10.1

Broadmore to Beaumont, 1 run, cuts outside off into the deep

10.2

Broadmore to Greenway, no run, punched back to Broadmore

10.3

Broadmore to Greenway, 1 run, on leg and flicked away into the deep

10.4

Broadmore to Beaumont, 1 run, more hit-and-run from England as she opens the face and plays into the covers

10.5

Broadmore to Greenway, 1 wide, slipped down leg past the flick

10.5

Broadmore to Greenway, 1 run, flicked away off the pads through backward square

10.6

Broadmore to Beaumont, 1 run, gets forward to a half-volley outside off and drives to long-off

End of over 11 (6 runs) England Women 49/4
TT Beaumont    11* (20b)      KE Broadmore    4-0-21-0
LS Greenway    22* (33b 1x4)      RH Candy    3-0-10-1

11.1

Candy to Beaumont, no run

11.2

Candy to Beaumont, 2 runs, full outside off and nicely driven into the deep and they collect a couple

11.3

Candy to Beaumont, 1 run, short on off and pulled to deep midwicket

11.4

Candy to Greenway, no run, gets forward and defends

11.5

Candy to Greenway, no run, gets forward and defends to off

11.6

Candy to Greenway, 1 run, worked down to mid-on

End of over 12 (4 runs) England Women 53/4
LS Greenway    23* (36b 1x4)      RH Candy    4-0-14-1
TT Beaumont    14* (23b)      KE Broadmore    4-0-21-0

12.1

Doolan to Greenway, 1 wide, starts with a very wide ball outside off

12.1

Doolan to Greenway, no run, punched to cover

12.2

Doolan to Greenway, 1 run, on leg and tucked fine

12.3

Doolan to Beaumont, 1 run, gets down and sweeps to backward square

12.4

Doolan to Greenway, 1 run, goes back and punches into the covers

12.5

Doolan to Beaumont, no run, goes back and punches to cover

12.6

Doolan to Beaumont, no run, comes down the track, tossed up and not to the pitch as she is hit on the pad

End of over 13 (4 runs) England Women 57/4
TT Beaumont    15* (26b)      LR Doolan    1-0-4-0
LS Greenway    25* (39b 1x4)      RH Candy    4-0-14-1

13.1

Tahuhu to Greenway, 1 run, short down leg and tucked fine

13.2

Tahuhu to Beaumont, OUT, charges down the track and aims a swing across the line, gets an inside edge into the stumps

TT Beaumont b Tahuhu 15 (38m 27b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

13.3

Tahuhu to Gunn, 1 wide, slips it again well down leg

13.3

Tahuhu to Gunn, 1 wide, again wide down leg, too many wides today

13.3

Tahuhu to Gunn, 2 runs, gets forward and works off the pads very fine past the keeper, they take a couple

13.4

Tahuhu to Gunn, 1 run, full outside off and driven into the deep

13.5

Tahuhu to Greenway, no run, full outside off and jammed out to cover with zero power

13.6

Tahuhu to Greenway, no run, short outside off which beats the attempted poke to third man

End of over 14 (6 runs) England Women 63/5
LS Greenway    26* (42b 1x4)      LMM Tahuhu    3-0-15-1
JL Gunn    3* (2b)      LR Doolan    1-0-4-0

14.1

Doolan to Gunn, 1 wide, slips this down leg and it misses leg stump as Gunn tries to sweep

14.1

Doolan to Gunn, OUT, more confusion as she tucks it off her pads into the leg side, Gunn starts, stops, Greenway does likewise and she can't get home in time

LS Greenway run out 26 (53m 42b 1x4 0x6) SR: 61.90

14.2

Doolan to Rowe, 1 run, tucks off the pads fine

14.3

Doolan to Gunn, no run, forward on off to defend

14.4

Doolan to Gunn, no run, props forward once more and wants to run after defending but is sent back

14.5

Doolan to Gunn, no run, again leans forward and drives into the covers

14.6

Doolan to Gunn, 1 run, punches a full toss past the bowler

End of over 15 (3 runs) England Women 66/6
JL Gunn    4* (7b)      LR Doolan    2-0-7-0
SE Rowe    1* (1b)      LMM Tahuhu    3-0-15-1

15.1

Mackay to Gunn, 1 run, stuck in the crease as she gets an inside edge between the legs towards square leg

15.2

Mackay to Rowe, 1 run

15.3

Mackay to Gunn, 1 run, full outside off and sweetly timed to deep cover

Again a bowler pulls out of the bowling action to warn the non-striker about backing up

15.4

Mackay to Rowe, 1 run, worked into the leg side

15.5

Mackay to Gunn, 1 run, drilled to long-on

15.6

Mackay to Rowe, no run, tries to reverse lap it outside off but can't make contact

End of over 16 (5 runs) England Women 71/6
SE Rowe    3* (4b)      FL Mackay    3-0-13-1
JL Gunn    7* (10b)      LR Doolan    2-0-7-0

16.1

Doolan to Gunn, no run, gets forward and pops the block to cover on the bounce

16.2

Doolan to Gunn, 1 run, slices the drive to a full ball outside off into the covers

16.3

Doolan to Rowe, 1 run, gets down on a knee and sweeps fine from outside leg

16.4

Doolan to Gunn, 1 run, eased down to long-off

16.5

Doolan to Rowe, 1 run, full toss is slugged out to deep midwicket

16.6

Doolan to Gunn, 3 runs, pushed through outside off and she gets an thick outside edge which just evades a diving Perkins at third man, who then gets up and chases after it

Mark: "A much better showing from NZ although England seem to be contributing to their own demise with run-outs. The one area of concern for NZ is the number of wides and no-balls - something that has plagued their earlier games and the mens team as well recently."

16.6

Doolan to Gunn, 3 runs, pushed through outside off and she gets an thick outside edge which just evades a diving Perkins at third man, who then gets up and chases after it

Mark: "A much better showing from NZ although England seem to be contributing to their own demise with run-outs. The one area of concern for NZ is the number of wides and no-balls - something that has plagued their earlier games and the mens team as well recently."

End of over 17 (7 runs) England Women 78/6
JL Gunn    12* (14b)      LR Doolan    3-0-14-0
SE Rowe    5* (6b)      FL Mackay    3-0-13-1

17.1

Satterthwaite to Gunn, no run, beats the square drive outside off

17.2

Satterthwaite to Gunn, 1 run, firmly drives straight back past the bowler

17.3

Satterthwaite to Rowe, 1 run, gets forward and squeezes it to the left of midwicket

17.4

Satterthwaite to Gunn, 2 runs, full outside off and hit in the air over the bowler to long-off who fumbles and allows a second

17.5

Satterthwaite to Gunn, 1 no ball, full toss above the waist slung to midwicket, fires the throw in at the bowler's end but she can't collect with Rowe well out of her ground

17.5

Satterthwaite to Gunn, no run

17.6

Satterthwaite to Gunn, FOUR, gets across and paddle pulls with power through backward square for only the second boundary of the innings

End of over 18 (9 runs) England Women 87/6
JL Gunn    19* (20b 1x4)      AE Satterthwaite    1-0-9-0
SE Rowe    6* (7b)      LR Doolan    3-0-14-0

18.1

Doolan to Rowe, 1 run, tossed up on leg and bottom-edges the sweep fine

18.2

Doolan to Gunn, no run, full toss on leg but Gunn misses out looking to swing away and is hit on the pad

18.3

Doolan to Gunn, 1 run, heaves a ball on leg over the bowler towards long-on

18.4

Doolan to Rowe, no run, tries to reverse pull and it is fired in outside off past the attempted innovation

18.5

Doolan to Rowe, 1 run, walks way outside off and slugs into the deep at midwicket

18.6

Doolan to Gunn, 1 run, gets forward and works to cow corner

Mackay flicks the bails off as she is running in with Rowe backing up but she is in, the umpire talks to Mackay

End of over 19 (4 runs) England Women 91/6
JL Gunn    21* (23b 1x4)      LR Doolan    4-0-18-0
SE Rowe    8* (10b)      AE Satterthwaite    1-0-9-0

19.1

Mackay to Gunn, SIX, gets underneath a full ball on middle and lofted out of long-on's reach

19.2

Mackay to Gunn, 1 run, full outside off and smashed to long-off

19.3

Mackay to Rowe, 2 runs, mistimes the slog-pull over mid-on and they manage to take a couple

19.4

Mackay to Rowe, no run, beaten outside off trying to reverse paddle

19.5

Mackay to Rowe, FOUR, gets a thin inside edge on a slog to leg which beats the stumps and the keeper

19.6

Mackay to Rowe, (no ball) 1 run, full toss above waist height outside off and she slugs it out to deep midwicket

19.6

Mackay to Gunn, 2 runs, again heaves a full ball on leg out towards long-on, 17 from the final over

England recover to 108 but New Zealand have a chance to chase this down after the break, the clouds still hanging over the ground but no rain so far. Join us soon for the chase.

David's view of how the match has gone so far: "No Brunt! No Colvin! Disastrous showing from England so far. Their much vaunted fielding will need to be electric to defend this total against Bates, MacGlashan & co. - Or will it rain?"

End of over 20 (17 runs) England Women 108/6
JL Gunn    30* (26b 1x4 1x6)      FL Mackay    4-0-30-1
SE Rowe    15* (14b 1x4)      LR Doolan    4-0-18-0
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Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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NZ Women v Eng Women at Wellington - Feb 17, 2012
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