England tour of New Zealand, 2001/02 / Commentary

England in New Zealand ODI Series - 3rd ODI

New Zealand v England

England won by 43 runs

Match State: Match start scheduled for 2pm local time (0100 GMT) Welcome to Napier and the 3rd ODI of the series. The day is very overcast and the covers have been on the wicket but are now being taken off. The day is starting to look better and we should have a start on time.

0.1

Butler to Trescothick, no run, plays well forward to the first ball, runs it off the face to point

0.2

Butler to Trescothick, 1 no ball, oversteps, plays forward to it and pushes toward cover

0.2

Butler to Trescothick, 1 no ball, oversteps again, plays forward and a shorter ball beats the bat to the keeper

0.2

Butler to Trescothick, no run, batsman steps forward and leaves the ball outside the off stump

0.3

Butler to Trescothick, 1 no ball, again oversteps, short again, runs the ball to gully

0.3

Butler to Trescothick, 3 runs, full ball, drives down the ground off the front foot, ball slows before it makes the fence

0.4

Butler to Knight, no run, better ball, batsman skips across the crease and leaves it outside the off stump

0.5

Butler to Knight, no run, great ball, batsman comes forward to meet it but is beaten outside the off stump, ball moves away

0.6

Butler to Knight, 1 run, full and plays through mid wicket to get off the mark

End of over 1 (7 runs) England 7/0
NV Knight    1* (3b)      IG Butler    1-0-7-0
ME Trescothick    3* (6b)     

1.1

Tuffey to Knight, 2 runs, legside ball, turned off the hip behind sqaure for easy runs

1.2

Tuffey to Knight, no run, shorter ball, moves back and defends, ball runs to the man at point

1.3

Tuffey to Knight, 1 leg bye, clipped off the hip, but the ball takes the pad

1.4

Tuffey to Trescothick, no run, quicker ball, batsman lets it fly by the off stump

1.5

Tuffey to Trescothick, 1 wide, legside wide, batsman lets it go by to the keeper

1.5

Tuffey to Trescothick, no run, batsman plays forward and leaves the ball outside the off stump

1.6

Tuffey to Trescothick, no run, batsman moves down the wicket, bowler sees him coming and drops in short, pushes to cover

End of over 2 (4 runs) England 11/0
ME Trescothick    3* (9b)      DR Tuffey    1-0-3-0
NV Knight    3* (6b)     

2.1

Butler to Knight, no run, batsman steps forward and pushes a pad out at the ball and lets it go

2.2

Butler to Knight, FOUR, too full on legstump and cracked sqaure of the wicket on the legside to the fence

2.3

Butler to Knight, no run, plays forward and leaves the ball outside the off stump for the keeper

2.4

Butler to Knight, no run, shorter, clipped to the man at square leg

2.5

Butler to Knight, no run, short ball, looks to cut, moves back but chops to the man at point

2.6

Butler to Knight, no run, looks to plays off the pads, hit on the body, looks for a run, point in fast cuts the run off

End of over 3 (4 runs) England 15/0
NV Knight    7* (12b 1x4)      IG Butler    2-0-11-0
ME Trescothick    3* (9b)     

3.1

Tuffey to Trescothick, no run, ball seams back in and is played down to the slips

3.2

Tuffey to Trescothick, no run, short ball, moves back and cuts to the man at point

3.3

Tuffey to Trescothick, 1 bye, batsman leaves the ball outside the off stump, the keeper spills it and gives up a bye

3.4

Tuffey to Knight, no run, legside ball, turns it off the pads but square leg is onto it

3.5

Tuffey to Knight, no run, pushes forward looks for a quick single but the batsman goes back

3.6

Tuffey to Knight, 1 run, short on the legside, tunred off the hip toward long leg

End of over 4 (2 runs) England 17/0
NV Knight    8* (15b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    2-0-4-0
ME Trescothick    3* (12b)     

4.1

Butler to Knight, no run, good ball, plays forward and is beaten outside the offstump

4.2

Butler to Knight, no run, short ball. moves back and defends toward mid on

4.3

Butler to Knight, FOUR, moves down the wicket and hammers the ba

4.4

Butler to Knight, no run, taken on the pads, looks for a run but is sent back, slips over and just gets back before the ball is fired at the stumps

4.5

Butler to Knight, no run, short ball, looks to pull but gets an edge which rolls into the slips

4.6

Butler to Knight, no run, short again and plays down into mid wicket

delay as the physo comes out to talk to the batsman after that slip

End of over 5 (4 runs) England 21/0
NV Knight    12* (21b 2x4)      IG Butler    3-0-15-0
ME Trescothick    3* (12b)     

5.1

Tuffey to Trescothick, FOUR, too full and drives through cover along the ground, great shot!

5.2

Tuffey to Trescothick, 1 wide, legside wide, batsman lets it go by

5.2

Tuffey to Trescothick, no run, steps forward and leaves the ball outside the offstump

5.3

Tuffey to Trescothick, no run, legside ball, tries to whip it away but mistimes to the man

5.4

Tuffey to Trescothick, no run, comes down the wicket, pushes back to the bowler

5.5

Tuffey to Trescothick, no run, comes forward again, short ball, beats teh ball and carries to the keeper

5.6

Tuffey to Trescothick, no run, short ball, batsman moves back and defends

End of over 6 (5 runs) England 26/0
ME Trescothick    7* (18b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    3-0-9-0
NV Knight    12* (21b 2x4)     

6.1

Butler to Knight, no run, batsman lifts teh bat over the ball and lets it go over the off stump

6.2

Butler to Knight, 2 runs, full ball, drives through mid on for an easy 2

6.3

Butler to Knight, (no ball) 2 runs, oversteps, whips the ball off the pads, sqaure on teh legside

6.3

Butler to Knight, no run, full ball, drives to the man at mid off

6.4

Butler to Knight, 1 no ball, oversteps

6.4

Butler to Knight, no run, moves forward and defends

6.5

Butler to Knight, no run, looks to drive but edges along the ground, ball falls short of the slips and is well stopped

6.6

Butler to Knight, no run, short looks to pull but chops the ball down onto the toes and the ball rolls to point

End of over 7 (6 runs) England 32/0
NV Knight    16* (29b 2x4)      IG Butler    4-0-21-0
ME Trescothick    7* (18b 1x4)     

7.1

Tuffey to Trescothick, 2 runs, short and tries to pull, mistimes and the ball rolls by sqaure leg

7.2

Tuffey to Trescothick, 1 no ball, oversteps, batsman moves forward and runs the ball to point

7.2

Tuffey to Trescothick, 1 no ball, tries to cut but chops the ball down into the pitch and it flies to point

7.2

Tuffey to Trescothick, no run, plays forward and defends

7.3

Tuffey to Trescothick, 1 run, moves back and guides the ball through backward point

7.4

Tuffey to Knight, no run, batsman plays from the crease and defends back down the wicket

7.5

Tuffey to Knight, no run, batsman moves down the wicket and looks to hammer the ball away but misses and the keeper takes the ball

7.6

Tuffey to Knight, no run, plays forward and defends toward cover

End of over 8 (5 runs) England 37/0
NV Knight    16* (32b 2x4)      DR Tuffey    4-0-14-0
ME Trescothick    10* (23b 1x4)     

8.1

Cairns to Trescothick, no run, plays forward and leaves the ball outside the off stump

8.2

Cairns to Trescothick, no run, plays from the crease and the ball beats the outside edge!

8.3

Cairns to Trescothick, no run, fuller this time and drives, diving save made at mid on

8.4

Cairns to Trescothick, 1 run, batsman moves back and punches the ball through point, just wide of the man

8.5

Cairns to Knight, 1 run, low full toss, pushes into the midwicket area

8.6

Cairns to Trescothick, no run, leans forward and leaves the ball outside the offstump

End of over 9 (2 runs) England 39/0
ME Trescothick    11* (28b 1x4)      CL Cairns    1-0-2-0
NV Knight    17* (33b 2x4)     

9.1

Adams to Knight, 1 run, moves down the wicket and pushes to the man at mid off for a single

9.2

Adams to Trescothick, no run, cuts well but a great save made at point by Harris

9.3

Adams to Trescothick, FOUR, drops short and is pulled over mid on, great shot runs away

9.4

Adams to Trescothick, no run, plays from the crease and defends back down the wicket to the bowler

9.5

Adams to Trescothick, no run, full ball, drives hard but the ball is cut off in the covers by a great diving save

9.6

Adams to Trescothick, 1 run, worked off the hip toward long leg, to short and on legstump

End of over 10 (6 runs) England 45/0
ME Trescothick    16* (33b 2x4)      AR Adams    1-0-6-0
NV Knight    18* (34b 2x4)     

10.1

Cairns to Trescothick, no run, plays forward and runs the ball to short point

10.2

Cairns to Trescothick, no run, plays forward and defends back down the wicket

10.3

Cairns to Trescothick, no run, fuller ball, pushes forward to the man at mid off

10.4

Cairns to Trescothick, no run, full ball, outside the legstump, looks to drive but misses and the keeper takes the ball

10.5

Cairns to Trescothick, no run, looks to drive but mistimes into the pitch and the ball moves back to the bowler

10.6

Cairns to Trescothick, 1 run, full ball, digs it out to mid on, quick single taken

End of over 11 (1 run) England 46/0
ME Trescothick    17* (39b 2x4)      CL Cairns    2-0-3-0
NV Knight    18* (34b 2x4)     

11.1

Adams to Trescothick, no run, looks to cut but hit down into the pitch at the feet

11.2

Adams to Trescothick, FOUR, short and pulled over midwicket, nice shot

11.3

Adams to Trescothick, 2 runs, drives through cover, just wide of the man

11.4

Adams to Trescothick, FOUR, whipped off the pads to the fence in front of square

11.5

Adams to Trescothick, 2 runs, cuts high in the air, ball falls safe over point

11.6

Adams to Trescothick, 1 run, guides the ball behind point for a run

End of over 12 (13 runs) England 59/0
ME Trescothick    30* (45b 4x4)      AR Adams    2-0-19-0
NV Knight    18* (34b 2x4)     

12.1

Cairns to Trescothick, FOUR, full ball, hammered along the ground through mid off

12.2

Cairns to Trescothick, no run, plays forward, the ball beats the outside edge on the way to the keeper

12.3

Cairns to Trescothick, 3 runs, guides the ball to the man at point, but he fires the ball in and gives up 2 over throws

12.4

Cairns to Knight, 1 run, worked into the covers for a quick single

12.5

Cairns to Trescothick, FOUR, drives in the air through point, just wide of the man and to the fence

12.6

Cairns to Trescothick, OUT, cuts again in the air but to Harris at point who doesn't have to move!

ME Trescothick c Harris b Cairns 41 (61m 50b 6x4 0x6) SR: 82.00

Light rain is starting to fall now and the players are leaving the pitch. Hussain has to turn around and walk back in. We could have a delay for a while now. Match State: Delay - Delay due to rain The rain has lifted now and the covers have been taken off. The lights have been turned on already and the umpires are walking around the ground. All the signs looks good, hopefully we will be underway soon.

End of over 13 (12 runs) England 71/1
     CL Cairns    3-0-15-1
NV Knight    19* (35b 2x4)     

13.1

Adams to Knight, no run, ball forces the batsman back who defends back into the pitch

13.2

Adams to Knight, no run, plays forward and defends

13.3

Adams to Knight, no run, plays well forward, taken on the pads, big shout but not out

13.4

Adams to Knight, no run, moves forward and defends toward cover

13.5

Adams to Knight, no run, plays forward and misses outside the off stump, the ball beats the edge

13.6

Adams to Knight, no run, plays forward again, a shorter ball played down to the man at cover

End of over 14 (maiden) England 71/1
NV Knight    19* (41b 2x4)      AR Adams    3-1-19-0
N Hussain    0* (0b)     

14.1

Cairns to Hussain, no run, short ball but it never gets up and is left outside the offstump

14.2

Cairns to Hussain, no run, batsman plays forward and defends toward point, think about a run but they go back

14.3

Cairns to Hussain, no run, plays from the crease, the ball beats the outside edge!

14.4

Cairns to Hussain, no run, plays from the crease again, defends and runs the ball down toward gully

14.5

Cairns to Hussain, no run, shorter and left outside the off stump

14.6

Cairns to Hussain, no run, short and the ball is run off the face to the man at gully

End of over 15 (maiden) England 71/1
N Hussain    0* (6b)      CL Cairns    4-1-15-1
NV Knight    19* (41b 2x4)     

15.1

Adams to Knight, 1 run, whipped off the pads toward long leg for an easy single

15.2

Adams to Hussain, 1 wide, offside wide, batsman steps well forward and leaves the ball outside the off stump

15.2

Adams to Hussain, no run, has a go at this one, the ball beats the bat on the way to the keeper

15.3

Adams to Hussain, no run, plays forward and leaves the ball outside the off stump

15.4

Adams to Hussain, no run, plays forward and defends toward point

15.5

Adams to Hussain, no run, batsman plays late, the ball beats the bat as the batsman pushes down on it

15.6

Adams to Hussain, no run, steps forward and leaves the ball outside the offstump

End of over 16 (2 runs) England 73/1
N Hussain    0* (11b)      AR Adams    4-1-21-0
NV Knight    20* (42b 2x4)     

16.1

Cairns to Knight, no run, short and fended down toward point

16.2

Cairns to Knight, no run, has a go outside the offstump, the batsman misses the ball, just

16.3

Cairns to Knight, 1 run, turned off the pads square on the legside

16.4

Cairns to Hussain, no run, very short, looks to pull but can't get onto it and chops it down into the pitch

16.5

Cairns to Hussain, no run, plays forward and leaves the ball outside the offstump

16.6

Cairns to Hussain, no run, steps forward and firmly defends back down the wicket

End of over 17 (1 run) England 74/1
N Hussain    0* (14b)      CL Cairns    5-1-16-1
NV Knight    21* (45b 2x4)     

17.1

Adams to Knight, no run, pushes forward, looks for a run but Harris is onto it and they go back

17.2

Adams to Knight, 1 leg bye, legside ball, comes off the pad sqaure of the wicket

17.3

Adams to Hussain, no run, full ball, looks to drive but gets an edge which just doesn't carry to 2nd slip

17.4

Adams to Hussain, no run, plays forward and leaves

17.5

Adams to Hussain, 1 run, plays onto the pads and the ball rolls away, off the mark

17.6

Adams to Knight, 1 run, pushes forward down the wicket for a single

End of over 18 (3 runs) England 77/1
NV Knight    22* (48b 2x4)      AR Adams    5-1-23-0
N Hussain    1* (17b)     

18.1

Cairns to Knight, 1 run, plays forward and runs the ball off the face down to 3rd man

18.2

Cairns to Hussain, no run, slower ball, digs it out well toward cover

18.3

Cairns to Hussain, FOUR, full and cracked over mid off, the ball races to the fence

18.4

Cairns to Hussain, 1 run, clips the ball down to the 3rd man area for an easy single

18.5

Cairns to Knight, 2 runs, drives down the ground, just wide of mid on and the ball runs away

18.6

Cairns to Knight, 1 run, defends off the backfoot into the onside for a quick single

End of over 19 (9 runs) England 86/1
NV Knight    26* (51b 2x4)      CL Cairns    6-1-25-1
N Hussain    6* (20b 1x4)     

19.1

Adams to Knight, no run, short ball, looks to cut but misses

19.2

Adams to Knight, 1 run, short ball, pulls along the ground and the ball runs out to deep mid wicket

19.3

Adams to Hussain, 1 run, pushes into the offside, ball floats but falls short of mid off

19.4

Adams to Knight, 1 run, pulls to deep mid wicket, ball falls short of the man

19.5

Adams to Hussain, no run, comes forward to defend, pushes toward cover

19.6

Adams to Hussain, FOUR, blasts the ball off the pads through mid wicket to the fence, great shot

End of over 20 (7 runs) England 93/1
N Hussain    11* (23b 2x4)      AR Adams    6-1-30-0
NV Knight    28* (54b 2x4)     

20.1

Tuffey to Knight, no run, ball seams back in and takes the pad

20.2

Tuffey to Knight, no run, steps forward and leaves the ball outside the off stump

20.3

Tuffey to Knight, 1 run, plays forward and pushes square of the wicket through point

20.4

Tuffey to Hussain, no run, batsman plays forward and defends firmly

20.5

Tuffey to Hussain, no run, plays forward and gets an inside edge onto the pads, half shout but no chance

20.6

Tuffey to Hussain, no run, full ball, drives firmly but to the cover man who does well in stopping it

End of over 21 (1 run) England 94/1
N Hussain    11* (26b 2x4)      DR Tuffey    5-0-15-0
NV Knight    29* (57b 2x4)     

21.1

Vettori to Knight, no run, plays forward and runs the ball to the mana t short 3rd amn

21.2

Vettori to Knight, FOUR, sweeps well, short 3rd man is to far up and the ball races by

21.3

Vettori to Knight, 1 run, turned out to sqaure leg for a single

21.4

Vettori to Hussain, no run, looks to sweep but is taken on the pad

21.5

Vettori to Hussain, 1 run, sweeps again to bring up the 100

21.6

Vettori to Knight, no run, plays forward and defends

End of over 22 (6 runs) England 100/1
NV Knight    34* (61b 3x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-6-0
N Hussain    12* (28b 2x4)     

22.1

Tuffey to Hussain, no run, good ball, the batsman plays forward and the ball beats the bat

22.2

Tuffey to Hussain, no run, moves well down the wicket and defends, bowler saw the batsman coming

22.3

Tuffey to Hussain, no run, batsman moves back and defends back down the wicket

22.4

Tuffey to Hussain, no run, comes down the wicket again, has a go but is beaten again!

22.5

Tuffey to Hussain, 1 run, pushes into the offside, should of got 2 but very bad running only pays 1

22.6

Tuffey to Knight, 1 run, turned off the hip square on the onside

End of over 23 (2 runs) England 102/1
NV Knight    35* (62b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    6-0-17-0
N Hussain    13* (33b 2x4)     

23.1

Vettori to Knight, no run, moves well back and defends

23.2

Vettori to Knight, 1 run, plays off the pads square on the onside

23.3

Vettori to Hussain, 1 run, sweeps, no power in the shot but it still gets a run

23.4

Vettori to Knight, 1 run, sweeps again, harder this time but to the man in the deep

23.5

Vettori to Hussain, no run, looks to sweep again but is beaten

23.6

Vettori to Hussain, no run, moves well down the wicket and defends

End of over 24 (3 runs) England 105/1
N Hussain    14* (36b 2x4)      DL Vettori    2-0-9-0
NV Knight    37* (65b 3x4)     

24.1

Tuffey to Knight, no run, plays well forward, the ball whips by the edge to the keeper

24.2

Tuffey to Knight, no run, plays from the crease and leaves the ball outside the off stump

24.3

Tuffey to Knight, 1 wide, short and looks to pull, downleg side, appeal for a catch but no touch

24.3

Tuffey to Knight, no run, short ball, moves back and defends into the offside

24.4

Tuffey to Knight, 2 runs, worked square on the legside for an easy 2

24.5

Tuffey to Knight, 1 run, slower ball, plays forward to cover, a quicknsingle is taken

24.6

Tuffey to Hussain, 1 run, clipped off the pads down toward long leg

End of over 25 (5 runs) England 110/1
N Hussain    15* (37b 2x4)      DR Tuffey    7-0-22-0
NV Knight    40* (70b 3x4)     

25.1

Vettori to Hussain, 1 run, sweeps keeper is off after the ball and keeps it to one

25.2

Vettori to Knight, 1 run, reverse sweeps, only take one, don't want to take on Cairns arm

25.3

Vettori to Hussain, 1 run, worked sqaure on the onside

25.4

Vettori to Knight, no run, looks to sweep but is beaten down the legside

25.5

Vettori to Knight, no run, plays forward and worked the ball to cover

25.6

Vettori to Knight, 1 run, plays forward and runs the ball off the bat toward gully

End of over 26 (4 runs) England 114/1
NV Knight    42* (74b 3x4)      DL Vettori    3-0-13-0
N Hussain    17* (39b 2x4)     

26.1

Tuffey to Knight, 1 run, looks to pull but chops the ball onto the pads and it falls into the pitch, a quick single is taken

26.2

Tuffey to Hussain, 1 run, runs the ball through gully for an easy single

26.3

Tuffey to Knight, 1 run, pulls fine to the man at fine leg for an easy one

26.4

Tuffey to Hussain, FOUR, drives in the air through point, just wide of the man

26.5

Tuffey to Hussain, no run, moves back in the crease and defends

26.6

Tuffey to Hussain, no run, hits into the pitch and the ball floats to cover

End of over 27 (7 runs) England 121/1
N Hussain    22* (43b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    8-0-29-0
NV Knight    44* (76b 3x4)     

27.1

Vettori to Knight, 1 run, sweeps to long leg

27.2

Vettori to Hussain, 3 runs, sweeps very fine, very well run 3 taken

27.3

Vettori to Knight, no run, moves back and defends

27.4

Vettori to Knight, no run, moves back and pushes back down the wicket

27.5

Vettori to Knight, 1 run, worked off the pads fine for a single

27.6

Vettori to Hussain, no run, plays forward and defends

End of over 28 (5 runs) England 126/1
N Hussain    25* (45b 3x4)      DL Vettori    4-0-18-0
NV Knight    46* (80b 3x4)     

28.1

Harris to Knight, 1 run, worked into the onside

28.2

Harris to Hussain, no run, looks to sweep but mistimes

28.3

Harris to Hussain, no run, plays forward and defends

28.4

Harris to Hussain, OUT, looks to sweep but misses and the ball bowls the batsman around the legs, great ball

N Hussain b Harris 24 (60m 48b 3x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

28.5

Harris to Thorpe, no run, moves back and looks to cut but misses and the keeper takes the ball

28.6

Harris to Thorpe, 2 runs, short and cuts square

End of over 29 (3 runs) England 129/2
GP Thorpe    2* (2b)      CZ Harris    1-0-3-1
NV Knight    47* (81b 3x4)     

29.1

Vettori to Knight, no run, moves back and turns the ball into the onside

29.2

Vettori to Knight, no run, moves back and defends down the wicket

29.3

Vettori to Knight, no run, plays forward, runs the ball into the offside, Nevin is off after it

29.4

Vettori to Knight, 1 run, moves back and pushes the ball behind square on the offside

29.5

Vettori to Thorpe, no run, plays forward pushing toward mid on

29.6

Vettori to Thorpe, 1 run, clips the ball of the pads behind square

End of over 30 (2 runs) England 131/2
GP Thorpe    3* (4b)      DL Vettori    5-0-19-0
NV Knight    48* (85b 3x4)     

30.1

Harris to Thorpe, 1 run, rocks back and cut square on the offside to the man in the deep

30.2

Harris to Knight, 1 run, full and drives down the ground

30.3

Harris to Thorpe, no run, plays forward, the ball beats the edge, outfielder think it may be a catch

30.4

Harris to Thorpe, 1 run, whipped off the toes square on the legside

30.5

Harris to Knight, 1 run, drives down the ground to bring up 50

30.6

Harris to Thorpe, no run, plays forward and defends

End of over 31 (4 runs) England 135/2
GP Thorpe    5* (8b)      CZ Harris    2-0-7-1
NV Knight    50* (87b 3x4)     

31.1

Vettori to Knight, 1 run, sweeps out to the man at long leg

31.2

Vettori to Thorpe, 2 runs, whips the ball off the pads, a misfield gives up the second

31.3

Vettori to Thorpe, no run, moves back and defends toward cover

31.4

Vettori to Thorpe, no run, moves down the wicket and plays toward cover

31.5

Vettori to Thorpe, no run, steps well forward and defends back down the wicket

31.6

Vettori to Thorpe, 1 run, plays forward and drives through mid on for a single

End of over 32 (4 runs) England 139/2
GP Thorpe    8* (13b)      DL Vettori    6-0-23-0
NV Knight    51* (88b 3x4)     

32.1

Harris to Thorpe, 1 run, whips the ball off the pads square on the onside

32.2

Harris to Knight, no run, plays well forward and pushes the ball to the man at cover

32.3

Harris to Knight, no run, turned off the pads to mid wicket

32.4

Harris to Knight, no run, pushes forward to the man at cover

32.5

Harris to Knight, no run, shorter ball, moves back and fends it off to mid wicket

32.6

Harris to Knight, 1 run, drives jsut wide of cover, through the man for a single

Match State: Drinks

End of over 33 (2 runs) England 141/2
NV Knight    52* (93b 3x4)      CZ Harris    3-0-9-1
GP Thorpe    9* (14b)     

33.1

Vettori to Knight, no run, moves back a pushes into the pitch on the off sifde

33.2

Vettori to Knight, 1 run, sweeps sqauuare for asingle

33.3

Vettori to Thorpe, 1 run, whips the ball off the pads square for another

33.4

Vettori to Knight, 2 runs, sweeps behind square on teh legside for an easy 2

33.5

Vettori to Knight, 1 run, sweeps in the air, short 3rd man nearly gets a ripper catch

33.6

Vettori to Thorpe, no run, plays forward and defends

End of over 34 (5 runs) England 146/2
GP Thorpe    10* (16b)      DL Vettori    7-0-28-0
NV Knight    56* (97b 3x4)     

34.1

Harris to Knight, no run, full ball, digs it out into the covers

34.2

Harris to Knight, 1 run, sweeps to the man at long leg for an easy single

34.3

Harris to Thorpe, 1 run, shorter ball, batsman moves back and punches to mid on

34.4

Harris to Knight, 1 run, sweeps square of the wicket on the legside

34.5

Harris to Thorpe, 1 run, sweeps again to bring up 150

34.6

Harris to Knight, 1 run, moves back and plays toward mid wicket who fumbles giving up the run

End of over 35 (5 runs) England 151/2
NV Knight    59* (101b 3x4)      CZ Harris    4-0-14-1
GP Thorpe    12* (18b)     

35.1

Vettori to Knight, 1 run, clips the ball off the pads fine

35.2

Vettori to Thorpe, FOUR, down on one knee and sweeps over mid on, the ball races to the fence

35.3

Vettori to Thorpe, 1 run, plays forward and runs the ball square on the offside

35.4

Vettori to Knight, 1 run, worked off the frontfoot to the mid wicket area

35.5

Vettori to Thorpe, 1 run, moves back and cuts to the man in the deep

35.6

Vettori to Knight, 2 runs, plays behind square of the offside

End of over 36 (10 runs) England 161/2
NV Knight    63* (104b 3x4)      DL Vettori    8-0-38-0
GP Thorpe    18* (21b 1x4)     

36.1

Tuffey to Thorpe, no run, full and looks to drive but plays to the man at mid off

36.2

Tuffey to Thorpe, no run, batsman plays back and defends toward midwicket

36.3

Tuffey to Thorpe, 1 run, full and drives to the man at mid on

36.4

Tuffey to Knight, 1 run, waits for the ball and runs it off the face to the man in the deep

36.5

Tuffey to Thorpe, no run, looks to whip the ball off the pads but is hit on them, no shout, going down leg

36.6

Tuffey to Thorpe, no run, has a go outside the offstump but misses and the ball jsut carries to the keeper

End of over 37 (2 runs) England 163/2
GP Thorpe    19* (26b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    9-0-31-0
NV Knight    64* (105b 3x4)     

37.1

Harris to Knight, 1 run, rocks back and cuts along the ground to the man in the deep

37.2

Harris to Thorpe, 1 run, drives square of the wicket, in the air for a bit but falls safe

37.3

Harris to Knight, 2 runs, full ball, drives through mid off for an easy 2

37.4

Harris to Knight, no run, plays forward and looks to sweep but misses

37.5

Harris to Knight, no run, plays forward and pushes back down the wicket to the bowler

37.6

Harris to Knight, 1 run, drives down the ground for a single

End of over 38 (5 runs) England 168/2
NV Knight    68* (110b 3x4)      CZ Harris    5-0-19-1
GP Thorpe    20* (27b 1x4)     

38.1

Tuffey to Knight, 1 leg bye, tries to whip the ball off the pads but is taken on them, no shout, going down, the batsmen hurry through

38.2

Tuffey to Thorpe, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump, beaten!

38.3

Tuffey to Thorpe, 1 run, worked away toward midwicket for an easy run, singles coming to easy

38.4

Tuffey to Knight, 1 run, plays forward and drops the ball into the pitch, a good quick single is taken

38.5

Tuffey to Thorpe, 2 runs, cuts in the air over short 3rd man, the man in the deep makes a great diving save to cut off the boundary

38.6

Tuffey to Thorpe, FOUR, drives off the pads square of the wicket, great shot, races away

End of over 39 (9 runs) England 177/2
GP Thorpe    27* (31b 2x4)      DR Tuffey    10-0-39-0
NV Knight    69* (112b 3x4)     

39.1

Harris to Knight, no run, looks to drive but mistimes toward cover

39.2

Harris to Knight, 1 run, moves back and whips the ball off the pads square on the legside

39.3

Harris to Thorpe, no run, moves back and defends down the wicket back to the bowler

39.4

Harris to Thorpe, 1 run, plays forward and runs the ball square on the offside, just beats point

39.5

Harris to Knight, 2 runs, drives through midwicket for a quick 2 down the ground

39.6

Harris to Knight, no run, tries to sweep but misses, the keeper fumbles it

End of over 40 (4 runs) England 181/2
NV Knight    72* (116b 3x4)      CZ Harris    6-0-23-1
GP Thorpe    28* (33b 2x4)     

40.1

Cairns to Thorpe, 1 run, whipped of the hip square on the legside for an easy single

40.2

Cairns to Knight, no run, batsman moves back and defends toward midwicket

40.3

Cairns to Knight, no run, full on the offstump, looks to drive but mistimes and the ball rolls back down the wicket

40.4

Cairns to Knight, 1 run, drives square on the onside, the ball runs to sqaure leg

40.5

Cairns to Thorpe, 1 run, whipped off the pads, great shot but to the man

40.6

Cairns to Knight, no run, full and looks to drive but plays to cover

End of over 41 (3 runs) England 184/2
NV Knight    73* (120b 3x4)      CL Cairns    7-1-28-1
GP Thorpe    30* (35b 2x4)     

41.1

Harris to Thorpe, 1 run, full ball, drives back by the bowler for an easy single

41.2

Harris to Knight, no run, full ball, cracks it to the man at cover, shot deserves runs

41.3

Harris to Knight, no run, full ball again, digs it out toward cover

Match State: Delay - Delay due to rain The light rain has again started to fall and the covers are being put back on. We will again have a short delay. The covers have been taken off now and the rain has cleared again, we should have a start very soon. The players are back out on the ground and play looks set to start

41.4

Harris to Knight, no run, full ball, drives off the frontfoot to mid off

41.5

Harris to Knight, FOUR, wide off offstump and cuts, the ball runs fine to the fence

41.6

Harris to Knight, 1 run, full ball, drives down the ground for an easy one to long on

End of over 42 (6 runs) England 190/2
NV Knight    78* (125b 4x4)      CZ Harris    7-0-29-1
GP Thorpe    31* (36b 2x4)     

42.1

Cairns to Knight, no run, slower ball, batsman plays forward and misses outside the offstump, the ball just carries to the keeper

42.2

Cairns to Knight, no run, full ball, batsman moves forward and drives to midwicket

42.3

Cairns to Knight, 2 runs, full toss, drives behind square on the offside, good save made in the deep

42.4

Cairns to Knight, OUT, tries to run the ball off the face but gets an edge which carries to the keeper

NV Knight c †Nevin b Cairns 80 (170m 129b 4x4 0x6) SR: 62.01

42.5

Cairns to Flintoff, 1 no ball, very short ball, well over the batsmans head, the umpires no ball it

42.5

Cairns to Flintoff, 1 run, full toss, drives back down by the bowler who chases it him self

42.6

Cairns to Thorpe, no run, tries to whip it off the pads but is taken on the pads, no shout, going down leg

End of over 43 (4 runs) England 194/3
GP Thorpe    31* (37b 2x4)      CL Cairns    8-1-32-2
A Flintoff    1* (2b)     

43.1

Vettori to Flintoff, no run, full ball, digs it out to mid off

43.2

Vettori to Flintoff, 1 run, full again, worked to midwicket, and a quick single taken

43.3

Vettori to Thorpe, 1 run, pushes down the ground for an easy single to mid on

43.4

Vettori to Flintoff, no run, goes after it, batsman mistimes into the pitch

43.5

Vettori to Flintoff, 1 run, full toss, pushes down the ground for a single, should of got 2 there

43.6

Vettori to Thorpe, 1 run, moves back and whips the ball off the pads square

End of over 44 (4 runs) England 198/3
GP Thorpe    33* (39b 2x4)      DL Vettori    9-0-42-0
A Flintoff    3* (6b)     

44.1

Adams to Thorpe, 1 run, tries to cut but can't really get hold of the ball and plays into point

44.2

Adams to Flintoff, 1 wide, legside wide, short, batsman goes after it but misses

44.2

Adams to Flintoff, no run

44.3

Adams to Flintoff, 1 run

44.4

Adams to Thorpe, 2 runs

44.5

Adams to Thorpe, 1 run

44.6

Adams to Flintoff, no run, full ball, digs it out back to the bowler

End of over 45 (6 runs) England 204/3
A Flintoff    4* (9b)      AR Adams    7-1-36-0
GP Thorpe    37* (42b 2x4)     

45.1

Vettori to Thorpe, 1 run, batsman moves down the wicket and punched the ball down the ground for an easy single

45.2

Vettori to Flintoff, 2 runs, full and hammers the ball down the ground, the man spills the ball giving up 2

45.3

Vettori to Flintoff, no run, full and digs it out toward mid on

45.4

Vettori to Flintoff, no run, full ball, drives into the pitch and the ball races to the bowler

45.5

Vettori to Flintoff, 3 runs, full again and drives through mid off

45.6

Vettori to Thorpe, 1 run, full and drives to the man at cover

End of over 46 (7 runs) England 211/3
GP Thorpe    39* (44b 2x4)      DL Vettori    10-0-49-0
A Flintoff    9* (13b)     

46.1

Cairns to Thorpe, 2 runs, full and digs the ball out in the air through mid off, good running gets 2

46.2

Cairns to Thorpe, FOUR, legside ball, whips it off the pads in the air, one bounce 4, good shot

46.3

Cairns to Thorpe, FOUR, even better shotm drives square on the offside to the fence, ball races away

46.4

Cairns to Thorpe, 1 run, worked away square on the offside to bring up 50

46.5

Cairns to Flintoff, 1 run, yorker, digs it out to point

46.6

Cairns to Thorpe, no run, short ball, looks to hook but misses and the ball flies to the keeper

End of over 47 (12 runs) England 223/3
GP Thorpe    50* (49b 4x4)      CL Cairns    9-1-44-2
A Flintoff    10* (14b)     

47.1

Adams to Flintoff, 1 leg bye, looks to hit across the line but misses and is taken on the pads

47.2

Adams to Thorpe, no run, down on one knee and slaps the ball to cover

47.3

Adams to Thorpe, 1 run, runs the ball to the man in the deep behind square

47.4

Adams to Flintoff, FOUR, full ball, drives back over the bowler for 4, great shot

47.5

Adams to Flintoff, 1 run, full and goes again but to long off this time so just 1

47.6

Adams to Thorpe, 1 run, hammers a shorter ball square of the wicket in the air but it falls short of the man

End of over 48 (8 runs) England 231/3
GP Thorpe    52* (52b 4x4)      AR Adams    8-1-43-0
A Flintoff    15* (17b 1x4)     

48.1

Cairns to Thorpe, OUT, hammered the ball square on the onside, Astle in the deep gets under it and holds it

GP Thorpe c Astle b Cairns 52 (74m 53b 4x4 0x6) SR: 98.11

48.2

Cairns to Flintoff, 1 run

48.3

Cairns to Collingwood, 1 run, whipped off the pads square on the legside

48.4

Cairns to Flintoff, 1 run, worked into the midwicket area, near run out at bowlers end

48.5

Cairns to Collingwood, no run, plays forward and defends back down the wicket, good ball, yorker

48.6

Cairns to Collingwood, FOUR, short on legstump, pulls behind square to the fence

End of over 49 (7 runs) England 238/4
PD Collingwood    5* (3b 1x4)      CL Cairns    10-1-51-3
A Flintoff    17* (19b 1x4)     

49.1

Adams to Flintoff, 2 runs, works the ball off the pads for 2

49.2

Adams to Flintoff, OUT, drives a full ball high in the air down the ground, Vincent comes round and takes the catch

A Flintoff c Vincent b Adams 19 (27m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.47

49.3

Adams to Collingwood, no run, full ball, drives back to the bowler, bump ball,, and the crowd goes up

49.4

Adams to Collingwood, no run, plays and misses outside the offstump

49.5

Adams to Collingwood, no run, looks to run the ball off the face fine on the legside but misses

49.6

Adams to Collingwood, FOUR, tries again, runs the ball fine on the legside to the fence

And thats the end of the innnings, England post a good 244, we will be back after the break. Ready to get underway again.

End of over 50 (6 runs) England 244/5
PD Collingwood    9* (7b 2x4)      AR Adams    9-1-49-1
OA Shah    0* (0b)     
Series Results
New Zealand v England at Dunedin - Feb 26, 2002
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Feb 23, 2002
England won by 33 runs (D/L method)
New Zealand v England at Napier - Feb 20, 2002
England won by 43 runs
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Feb 16, 2002
New Zealand won by 155 runs
New Zealand v England at Christchurch - Feb 13, 2002
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
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Feb 25, 2002

New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming shakes hands with members of the Shadow XI as his team walks on to the field. The Shadow XI receive a signed bat from a designated CLEAR Black Cap player before returning to free seats in the crowd. 3rd ODI: New Zealand v England at McLean Park, Napier, 20 February 2002.

Fleming shakes hands with members of the Shadow XI. 3rd ODI: New Zealand v England at Napier, 20 Feb 2002

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Feb 25, 2002

New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming tosses the coin as match referee Jackie Hendriks, England captain Nasser Hussain and National Bank sponsorship manager Gavin Larsen look on. Fleming won the toss and chose to bowl first. 3rd ODI: New Zealand v England at McLean Park, Napier, 20 February 2002.

Fleming tosses the coin. 3rd ODI: New Zealand v England at Napier, 20 Feb 2002

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