New Zealand tour of England and Scotland, 2nd ODI: England v New Zealand at Birmingham, Jun 18, 2008
18 June 2008 (50-over match)

Mills to Bell, OUT, oh dear! A bit of swing again, and Bell's attempted leg-glance turns into a loopy leading edge. Daniel Vettori sprints back from mid-off, watches the ball over his shoulder, and safely into his hands. The local lad is gone for a duck

IR Bell c Vettori b Mills 0 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 0/1   LJ Wright 0* (0b)   KD Mills 0.3-0-0-1

Mason to Pietersen, OUT, and you have to say that was coming. Pietersen never got going today. This was a better length for a full-blooded drive, but his shot was in the air all the way, and Daniel Vettori in the covers made no mistake. A very important breakthrough for New Zealand

KP Pietersen c Vettori b Mason 13 (27m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 65.00

England 40/2   LJ Wright 26* (23b 4x4)   MJ Mason 0.4-0-4-1

Elliott to Wright, OUT, "That's six, that's six, that's out!" declares Cricinfo's Bumble Lloyd, and whatdaya know, he's right! Wright climbed into a massive mow over the covers, but didn't get enough bat on it. Still, a fine momentum-seizing innings. Well bowled by Elliott as well. Steady throughout his spell, plugging away outside off, and earning his reward

LJ Wright c Styris b Elliott 52 (53m 38b 6x4 2x6) SR: 136.84

England 77/3   RS Bopara 10* (16b)   GD Elliott 2.4-0-12-1

Vettori to Bopara, OUT, it's Keystone Cop stuff out there. Bopara pushed into the covers, attempted a single, turned back, and found Collingwood hurtling for the same end. There was never any doubt that a wicket had fallen, the question was who? After a long delay and several replays, Bopara is sent on his way

RS Bopara run out 10 (31m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 52.63

England 80/4   PD Collingwood 2* (4b)   DL Vettori 1.5-0-7-0

Elliott to Shah, OUT, another wicket for Elliott! Slower ball this time, 60.5mph, Shah rooted to the crease and tries for a cross-batted slog over midwicket, he's struck on the pad dead in front and that's an easy decision for Steve Davis.

OA Shah lbw b Elliott 18 (15m 18b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

England 126/5   PD Collingwood 28* (17b 3x4 1x6)   GD Elliott 4-0-17-2

Elliott to Collingwood, OUT, excellent catch from Flynn! Elliott's slower ball does the job again. Wide outside off, Collingwood drives hard in the air towards deep cover, Flynn runs in and takes the catch diving forward at full stretch. Well held.

PD Collingwood c Flynn b Elliott 37 (27m 24b 4x4 1x6) SR: 154.16

England 137/6   AD Mascarenhas 2* (2b)   GD Elliott 4.3-0-22-3

Mills to Ambrose, OUT, low full toss on the stumps, Ambrose tries to clip it through leg and it lobs straight to Taylor at midwicket. Straightfoward catch

TR Ambrose c Taylor b Mills 1 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

England 147/7   AD Mascarenhas 10* (7b 1x4)   KD Mills 4.2-1-16-2

Southee to Mascarenhas, OUT, and there goes Mascarenhas. Southee had been pitching them full, he digs this one in short outside off, Mascarenhas tries to pull and his top edge flies high towards square leg, Hopkins runs around and makes excellent ground, diving forward in the end to take a super catch.

AD Mascarenhas c †Hopkins b Southee 23 (18m 13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 176.92

England 161/8   GP Swann 1* (1b)   TG Southee 4.3-0-34-1

Southee to Swann, OUT, and Southee gets another! Short on the stumps now, Swann's swipe turns into a top edge that flies straighter up in the air and this one is an easier catch for Hopkins

GP Swann c †Hopkins b Southee 1 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 161/9   SCJ Broad 0* (0b)   TG Southee 4.4-0-34-2

Southee to Broad, 1 run, OUT, and a good finish for New Zealand. Southee puts it fullish again, Broad drives out towards deep cover and they try to scamper back for two but Flynn's throw to Hopkins finds Broad a long way short

SCJ Broad run out 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 162/10   JM Anderson 0* (0b)   TG Southee 5-0-35-2





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