New Zealand tour of England and Scotland, 2008 / Commentary

NatWest Series [New Zealand in England] - 3rd ODI

England v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 22 runs

10:20am Hello all, and thanks for turning into Cricinfo's live coverage of game three of this five-match contest between England and New Zealand. Today's game is up at Bristol, where Will Luke has just found himself and will set up shop.

I'm Jamie Alter, meanwhile, and together with Jenny Roesler will bring you all the ball-by-ball action as it happens, when it happens -- which could be a while coming due to the weather up at Bristol. Will says it doesn't look as bad as it was forecast, the rain seems to have stayed away so far, but we are awaiting news on the ground conditions. Do stay with us.

Andrew McGlashan will be bulletining this game.

We are hopeful of an on-time start. Team news is that England have swapped Chris Tremlett for Dimitri Mascarenhas and New Zealand, Mark Gillespie for Michael Mason.

Time for the toss, and Paul Collingwood has opted to field, taking one look at the greenish track under cloudy skies. Here's what Daniel Vettori had to say at the toss: "The pitch did look a bit green till about ten minutes ago, but it's had a trim." He hopes the towering Tremlett will get "plenty of bounce" from this pitch. "It's good for the seamers, if you bend your back you can get a lot out of it." Any lingering resentment from the second one-dayer? "No, not at all. It's great to see it's been sorted out pretty quickly and quick action is all that anyone wants."

Here are the XIs: New Zealand 1 Brendon McCullum, 2 Jamie How, 3 Ross Taylor, 4 Scott Styris, 5 Daniel Flynn, 6 Grant Elliott, 7 Gareth Hopkins (wk), 8 Daniel Vettori (capt), 9 Kyle Mills, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Mark Gillespie.

England 1 Luke Wright, 2 Ian Bell, 3 Kevin Pietersen, 4 Ravi Bopara, 5 Paul Collingwood (capt), 6 Owais Shah, 7 Tim Ambrose (wk), 8 Graeme Swann, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 James Anderson, 11 Chris Tremlett.

10:40 am The surface looks suitable for the seamers, hence Collingwood decided to bowl. Should be something in it for the first hour, reckons Ian Botham ... oops, Sir Ian Botham. Not a full house in yet, owing to the forecast and perhaps to the farcical scenes from the previous ODI.

Out come the players, England leading before they get into a huddle. Good cheer for them. Then its the openers, Brendon McCullum and Jamie How. The umpires are at their marks. Openers take their guards. James Anderson has the new ball. Two slips, third man, fine leg. How to face.

0.1

Anderson to How, no run, tidy start, landing it on the dime and How goes back to defend

0.2

Anderson to How, 2 runs, first runs, tucked off the hips into the gap backward of square leg as Anderon drops short, Broad has to run around and field and returns a good throw

0.3

Anderson to How, no run, good line again, bringing How forward to defend to point

0.4

Anderson to How, no run, dragged in too short and How mistimes his attempt at a pull, instead chopping into the ground and midwicket moves in to field

0.5

Anderson to How, no run, hint of movement, Anderson pitching back of a length, How defends

0.6

Anderson to How, no run, tucked up and he works the ball off the hips to midwicket

Decent first over from Anderson, condeding just two from it. Stuart Broad now, bowling to McCullum.

End of over 1 (2 runs) New Zealand 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
JM How    2* (6b)      JM Anderson    1-0-2-0
BB McCullum    0* (0b)     

1.1

Broad to McCullum, no run, hits a length and McCullum's already walked across his stumps to try and nudge if fine but he can't get bat on it and the ball drops near his feet, Broad runs in

1.2

Broad to McCullum, no run, fuller length, with plenty of away movement, and he leaves it be

1.3

Broad to McCullum, no run, works it wider this time, moving it off the seam and trying to get McCullum chasing but he covers the stumps and leaves it be, good carry to Ambrose

1.4

Broad to McCullum, no run, off-stump line now and McCullum watchfully defends it

1.5

Broad to McCullum, 1 run, gets bat on this one, tapping towards Pietersen at extra cover and sprinting off, he collects and has a back-hand flip at the stumps but misses, so McCullum's off the mark

1.6

Broad to How, no run, hits a length and comes in to How, who gets back and tries to tuck it fine but ends up getting a leading-edge of sorts which falls well in front of cover

Good start from Broad as well.

End of over 2 (1 run) New Zealand 3/0 (RR: 1.50)
JM How    2* (7b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-1-0
BB McCullum    1* (5b)      JM Anderson    1-0-2-0

2.1

Anderson to McCullum, no run, gets right outside his crease and taps a short and wide one straight to Collingwood at backward point, that ball was there to be slapped away

2.2

Anderson to McCullum, FOUR, there we go, thats gone to the fence, McCullum getting up tall and punching this one off the back foot past the men in the covers

A slip goes out and comes to short extra cover

2.3

Anderson to McCullum, SIX, oh he's slapped the pants off that one, has McCullum, just swivelling off the front foot and pulling one from back of a length rows back into deep midwicket where a fan drops the catch, stunning shot

2.4

Anderson to McCullum, FOUR, expensive over so far, as Anderson overcompensates by bowling full on the toes and thats clipped past a diving deep square leg fielder, racing across the grass

Fine leg comes up, square leg does too.

2.5

Anderson to McCullum, 2 runs, again, too straight and thats tucked away, Wright chases it down

"Its simple," cries an unnamed office colleague. "Just pitch it full outside off stump!"

2.6

Anderson to McCullum, OUT, and then, just like that, Anderson bowls it fullish outside off stump and McCullum thumps it ferociously but finds a leaping Pietersen at mid-off

BB McCullum c Pietersen b Anderson 17 (13m 11b 2x4 1x6) SR: 154.54

Anderson makes up for a shoddy first five balls with the wicket of McCullum, who looked mortified to see KP jump up and take that catch. It was hit very hard. In comes Ross Taylor.

End of over 3 (16 runs) New Zealand 19/1 (RR: 6.33)
     JM Anderson    2-0-18-1
JM How    2* (7b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-1-0

3.1

Broad to How, no run, short of a length and punched off the back foot to the man at cover

3.2

Broad to How, no run, fuller now, well outside off, and How leaves it be for Ambrose

Dunga pops up, on feedback: "McCullum is becoming Sehwag. 6, 4, 2, Out...Honestly!"

3.3

Broad to How, FOUR, too short on the stumps and thats pullled away with disdain, and power

3.4

Broad to How, no run, fullish and widish again and How goes back to leaving

3.5

Broad to How, no run, slips down leg and How is late on the shot, Broad half appeals

3.6

Broad to How, no run, hmm, thats a bit wide again and How thinks about slashing it away but holds back, umpire Steve Davis doesn't say anything so thats the over

Crowds cuing in to watch the cricket now. Getting packed in Bristol.

End of over 4 (4 runs) New Zealand 23/1 (RR: 5.75)
JM How    6* (13b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-5-0
LRPL Taylor    0* (0b)      JM Anderson    2-0-18-1

4.1

Anderson to Taylor, 1 run, on the pads and again easily turned out to deep midwicket for one

4.2

Anderson to How, 1 run, gets back and defends a shortish one, gets an inside-edge back onto his boot, follows the ball to point, Taylor initiates the manic single and Collingwood is late to swoop in on the ball

4.3

Anderson to Taylor, no run, slower ball, fuller and straightens and beats his forward prod

4.4

Anderson to Taylor, 1 run, full and swinging in and he on-drives to mid-on for a quick single

"All the talk from the NZ camp is of Oram, but how badly are they missing Ryder?" asks Dan.

4.5

Anderson to How, no run, back of a good length and How patiently defends to cover-point

4.6

Anderson to How, no run, full on the pads and he clips it very well but short midwicket intercepts, well stopped I'd have to say, as the ball was timed well and with power

End of over 5 (3 runs) New Zealand 26/1 (RR: 5.20)
JM How    7* (16b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-21-1
LRPL Taylor    2* (3b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-5-0

Two slips back now for Broad, bowling to Taylor

5.1

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, another back-foot defensive to a shortish one, another thick inside-edge, this one onto the thigh, and again some smart calling get them a single

5.2

Broad to How, no run, back of a length and he gets in line to defend back to Broad's right

Fine leg comes inside the circle, midwicket goes out

5.3

Broad to How, 1 run, full and he drives hard, too much bottomhand, and gets an inside-edge towards Pietersen at midwicket

5.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, gets back and defends a shortish one to Collingwood at point

Will Luke has got himself set up at the ground: "Its very muggy and humid." Wonderful, eh?

5.5

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, there's a good length and thats driven towards extra cover

5.6

Broad to How, no run, on the stumps and he gets back in his crease to defend

End of over 6 (3 runs) New Zealand 29/1 (RR: 4.83)
JM How    8* (19b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-8-0
LRPL Taylor    4* (6b)      JM Anderson    3-0-21-1

Change in the bowling as Tremlett comes back for his first bowl since the ODI series against India, where he bowled at Edgbaston in August.

6.1

Tremlett to Taylor, no run, starts off short on the body and Taylor has to drop it down at his feet

6.2

Tremlett to Taylor, 1 run, shorter still, Taylor pulls but the ball bobs up off his gloves into the massive space backward of square leg and he survives

6.3

Tremlett to How, no run, stays on the back foot and pulls another short one to midwicket

Just the one slip in now, with Tremlett bowling short

6.4

Tremlett to How, no run, there's a good length, getting How back in his crease, defending

6.5

Tremlett to How, no run, short on middle and off and wristily worked to midwicket

6.6

Tremlett to How, no run, good shout, as that one pitches on leg stump and raps How's pad, as he shuffles and is late on the shot, but Steve Davis shakes his head, looks to be a bit high perhaps .. replays suggest it would have taken the top of the bails

End of over 7 (1 run) New Zealand 30/1 (RR: 4.28)
JM How    8* (23b 1x4)      CT Tremlett    1-0-1-0
LRPL Taylor    5* (8b)      SCJ Broad    3-0-8-0

7.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, on the stumps and thats worked towards the man at midwicket

7.2

Broad to Taylor, no run, full and he comes forward, driving on the up but to right to cover

7.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, extra pace and bounce on that one, landing in a sweet channel, getting Taylor forward and pushing with no footwork, and he's beaten

7.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, thats more a drivable length and he does so, but finds cover again

7.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, well stopped at point by Collingwood, after Taylor eases forward and square-drives the full one hard, and good covering up as the ball rolled to his left

well now ... Taylor pulls out as he gets distracted at the last second, and Broad knocks back middle stump ... its all happening

7.6

Broad to Taylor, no run, good length, good channel, good lift, Taylor leaves it be for Ambrose

Thats a maiden then from Broad, good show.

End of over 8 (maiden) New Zealand 30/1 (RR: 3.75)
LRPL Taylor    5* (14b)      SCJ Broad    4-1-8-0
JM How    8* (23b 1x4)      CT Tremlett    1-0-1-0

8.1

Tremlett to How, 1 leg bye, lands on middle and leg and carries on high, he gets an inside-edge to point, scampering a run as his partner calls him on

8.2

Tremlett to Taylor, no run, too straight that time but Taylor cannot beat midwicket on the shot

8.3

Tremlett to Taylor, 1 wide, slides outside his leg stump as he shuffles across to try and tickle it fine, there's calls of 'catch it' but thats also a wide

8.3

Tremlett to Taylor, 1 run, much fuller on off stump and pleasantly pushed with a very straight bat back past the bowler and stumps for a well-run single

8.4

Tremlett to How, 1 wide, short again, sliding down the pads and Davis spreads his arms again

8.4

Tremlett to How, no run, short of a length and How hops up to defend, rather stoically

8.5

Tremlett to How, no run, dangerous, dangerous ... How gets right in front of his stumps and has to hurriedly bring his bat down in time, as he was shaping to work it away but the ball straighted on him ... had he missed, he was a goner

8.6

Tremlett to How, no run, straighter delivery and this time he does get back to defend, better

End of over 9 (4 runs) New Zealand 34/1 (RR: 3.77)
JM How    8* (27b 1x4)      CT Tremlett    2-0-4-0
LRPL Taylor    6* (16b)      SCJ Broad    4-1-8-0

9.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, too straight and he drives that down to the man at mid-on

9.2

Broad to Taylor, no run, comes forward and drives on the up but to an alert Bell at short cover

9.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, back of a length and its defended to Collingwood at point

9.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, too full and thats crunched hard, but straight to mid-off

9.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, get back and defends one to cover again

9.6

Broad to Taylor, no run, another maiden, second on the trot, Taylor defending a slower ball

And now its over to Jenny Roesler, a tad under the weather. Tread softly, now ... Thankyou, Jamie. Guten morgen, alles! Nice to see Tremlett back, don't you think? Here he is

End of over 10 (maiden) New Zealand 34/1 (RR: 3.40)
LRPL Taylor    6* (22b)      SCJ Broad    5-2-8-0
JM How    8* (27b 1x4)      CT Tremlett    2-0-4-0

10.1

Tremlett to How, no run, oh, good delivery, right through him outside off, he was lucky not to edge that one

10.2

Tremlett to How, no run, defended hard on the front foot

10.3

Tremlett to How, 1 run, on the front foot now and pushed to midwicket, they run through the single

10.4

Tremlett to Taylor, 1 run, pinched the single again, this time with a push to the covers and a handy scamper through

10.5

Tremlett to How, no run, a stubborn, prodding kind of defence now, worked forward to mid on

10.6

Tremlett to How, 1 run, strayed on to the legs, and driven forward without much power towards mid on

End of over 11 (3 runs) New Zealand 37/1 (RR: 3.36)
JM How    10* (32b 1x4)      CT Tremlett    3-0-7-0
LRPL Taylor    7* (23b)      SCJ Broad    5-2-8-0

11.1

Broad to How, OUT, poor shot, frustration as the pressure had been building - he thinks he's received a pullable ball but succeeds only in crashing a thick edge right back into middle stump

JM How b Broad 10 (47m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.30

He'd been tied down a bit, and it just got to him, it seemed. Here's Styris in his 150th ODI, which flashes up on the screen along with an unfortunate shot of him gurning. He's not gurning now, he's waiting to receive

11.2

Broad to Styris, no run, dug out off the front foot and the legs towards mid on

11.3

Broad to Styris, FOUR, great shot, takes one step down the track and drives flowingly through the covers, finding the gap

The replays make you go a bit weak at the knees, lovely arms from Styris

11.4

Broad to Styris, no run, pushed out on the back foot to point

11.5

Broad to Styris, no run, a lifter this time, he just lets it go through

11.6

Broad to Styris, no run, bowling! Pace and bounce and Styris is in some trouble, curving his back right out of the way as a searching bouncer rockets over and way above middle stump

Our resident Jack in the box, Will, pops up: "Controversially, the sun's out. How dare it."

End of over 12 (4 runs) New Zealand 41/2 (RR: 3.41)
SB Styris    4* (5b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    6-2-12-1
LRPL Taylor    7* (23b)      CT Tremlett    3-0-7-0

12.1

Tremlett to Taylor, no run, some swing away, fired in and yet the ball dies a touch - just a smidgen - as it's chased away from the body

12.2

Tremlett to Taylor, 1 run, on the front foot, wristed on the front foot out to midwicket

12.3

Tremlett to Styris, OUT, gone now, some lift off the deck and Styris shapes to evade but can't get his hands down in time and the ball comes off the gloves and is snapped appreciatively by Ambrose

SB Styris c †Ambrose b Tremlett 4 (4m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Well, his stay was brief and New Zealand are wobbling. England have been bowling fairly well as a unit so far and in comes Daniel Flynn to try to rescue them a touch

12.4

Tremlett to Flynn, no run, stays over the wicket, forced across him, again a touch of lift and the batsman lets it go through

12.5

Tremlett to Flynn, no run, across him again, but a touch straighter and it goes through to the keeper

"Fella!" shouts someone.

12.6

Tremlett to Flynn, no run, oh, bowled. Forced across him once more and the batsman has a poke at it off the back foot

Tremlett takes the applause

End of over 13 (1 run) New Zealand 42/3 (RR: 3.23)
DR Flynn    0* (3b)      CT Tremlett    4-0-8-1
LRPL Taylor    8* (25b)      SCJ Broad    6-2-12-1

13.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, full delivery, digs out the yorker in line with off. He's certainly a thinker is Broad

13.2

Broad to Taylor, no run, drags it down a touch short, Taylor plays off the back foot, well fielded by Swann in the covers and it's picked up and thrown back towards the stumps, but with a wide throw, Bopara backing up

13.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, some width outside off, flays hard off the back foot but scythes only air

13.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, defended hard on the front foot

13.5

Broad to Taylor, OUT, good delivery here from Broad removes the dangerous Taylor, sneaking through the defences as Taylor looked to play it from outside off, and the full ball nips back and knocks back off stump

LRPL Taylor b Broad 8 (44m 30b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.66

13.6

Broad to Elliott, no run, a dot ball ends the over and Broad has some well-deserved figures

End of over 14 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 42/4 (RR: 3.00)
GD Elliott    0* (1b)      SCJ Broad    7-3-12-2
DR Flynn    0* (3b)      CT Tremlett    4-0-8-1

14.1

Tremlett to Flynn, no run, forced past him, with some swing, the ball nips back a little bit and goes through to Ambrose

14.2

Tremlett to Flynn, no run, forced across him, the batsman shoulders arms

14.3

Tremlett to Flynn, no run, hurried through down the channel, this time the batsman shoulders arms

14.4

Tremlett to Flynn, no run, bangs it in across him once more, forced off the back foot to the covers. Alert, the batsmen look for the single but realise it would be too risky

14.5

Tremlett to Flynn, 1 wide, width across him, the batsman shoulders arms

14.5

Tremlett to Flynn, no run, looks to turn it from outside off with a whip into the leg side, but doesn't quite get the timing

14.6

Tremlett to Flynn, no run, forced hard across him again

The third Powerplay is being taken now, almost inevitably

End of over 15 (1 run) New Zealand 43/4 (RR: 2.86)
DR Flynn    0* (9b)      CT Tremlett    5-0-9-1
GD Elliott    0* (1b)      SCJ Broad    7-3-12-2

15.1

Broad to Elliott, 1 leg bye, on the legs, squeezed out in front of square

15.2

Broad to Flynn, no run, short on middle and leg, looks to push it with the wrists to midwicket, but doesn't quite get the purchase he was looking for

15.3

Broad to Flynn, no run, on off stump this time, defended on the front foot

15.4

Broad to Flynn, 1 run, outside off, worked down off the back foot to third man

15.5

Broad to Elliott, no run, short ball, thinks about going for it, but lets it through at the last second

15.6

Broad to Elliott, no run, comes in hard and straight and clamps down just in time, getting some bat on it, on the front foot

Drinks now. Here's Will: "The Sky cameraman is atop a huge crane, looming above (and a little bit over) the ground. He's almost in the clouds." The words deus ex machina come to mind but that's about as far as my brain will carry me on a fuggy Saturday morning. New Zealand are having one of those fugs, too, it seems. England, by contrast, are totally alert. There is plenty of time left in this innings still but New Zealand need to recapture some momentum, somehow.

End of over 16 (2 runs) New Zealand 45/4 (RR: 2.81)
GD Elliott    0* (4b)      SCJ Broad    8-3-13-2
DR Flynn    1* (12b)      CT Tremlett    5-0-9-1

16.1

Tremlett to Flynn, no run, forced across him outside off, the batsman shoulders arms

16.2

Tremlett to Flynn, no run, outside off, the batsman pushes at it away from his body as the ball leaves him off the deck

16.3

Tremlett to Flynn, no run, forced off the back foot into the covers

16.4

Tremlett to Flynn, no run, dragged a touch short outside off, it's cut hard, well and quickly but Collingwood is waiting there at point to cut it off much to Flynn's chagrin

16.5

Tremlett to Flynn, no run, the ball goes through outside off on a good length this time

16.6

Tremlett to Flynn, no run, some width outside off, the batsman cuts hard at it

End of over 17 (maiden) New Zealand 45/4 (RR: 2.64)
DR Flynn    1* (18b)      CT Tremlett    6-1-9-1
GD Elliott    0* (4b)      SCJ Broad    8-3-13-2

17.1

Broad to Elliott, no run, defended hard on the front foot into the covers

17.2

Broad to Elliott, no run, goes through on a good length outside off, the batsman lets it go through

17.3

Broad to Elliott, no run, nips back in from outside off, the batsman plays down in defence, looking to tuck it off the hips but not quite getting the timing

17.4

Broad to Elliott, no run, played down off the back foot once more

17.5

Broad to Elliott, no run, short ball outside off

17.6

Broad to Elliott, no run, this one goes right past the outside edge

Just a very steady pace to the morning, cat and mouse stuff. Who said Test cricket wasn't dull? Ah, it's a one-dayer, that's right. OK, Anderson's back into the attack.

End of over 18 (maiden) New Zealand 45/4 (RR: 2.50)
GD Elliott    0* (10b)      SCJ Broad    9-4-13-2
DR Flynn    1* (18b)      CT Tremlett    6-1-9-1

18.1

Anderson to Flynn, 1 run, outside off, and the batsman works it out to square - ironic cheers for a rare run

Several of the fielders are sporting, if that's the right word, some light-enhancing orange glasses. They're certainly sporting for advertising the manufacturer in such retro disco way

18.2

Anderson to Elliott, 1 run, worked into the covers this time

18.3

Anderson to Flynn, no run, on the legs, squeezed out square and he commands his partner to "Wait!"

18.4

Anderson to Flynn, no run, short ball, defended down

18.5

Anderson to Flynn, no run, outside off, cut down into the track in front of point

18.6

Anderson to Flynn, no run, outside off, drives hard at one which offers just that extra, tempting bit of width

End of over 19 (2 runs) New Zealand 47/4 (RR: 2.47)
DR Flynn    2* (23b)      JM Anderson    4-0-23-1
GD Elliott    1* (11b)      SCJ Broad    9-4-13-2

Broad's last over

19.1

Broad to Elliott, no run, some shape away, the batsman lets it go through

A stiff breeze is ripping across the ground

19.2

Broad to Elliott, no run, defended back down into the track from a line in line with off

19.3

Broad to Elliott, no run, short ball, the batsman ducks right under it as it follows right across him

"This will be Stuart Broad's most economical spell in one-dayers," notes Andrew McStattan, I mean McGlashan, with splendid knowledge

19.4

Broad to Elliott, no run, outside off, defends off the back foot into the covers

19.5

Broad to Elliott, 1 run, short ball outside off, worked off the back foot down to third man where it's side-armed back to the keeper

19.6

Broad to Flynn, no run, in line with off, defended into the covers

Broad receives some hearty applause for his spell. Speaking of spells, it's time for Jamie to weave his magic once more.

End of over 20 (1 run) New Zealand 48/4 (RR: 2.40)
DR Flynn    2* (24b)      SCJ Broad    10-4-14-2
GD Elliott    2* (16b)      JM Anderson    4-0-23-1

Thanks, Jenny.

20.1

Anderson to Elliott, no run, short and a touch wide bit, he stands his ground and cuts, missing

20.2

Anderson to Elliott, no run, short of a length and Elliott gets back and defends it to cover

20.3

Anderson to Elliott, no run, that one sits up and rises and again Elliott plays and misses, not moving his feet and wafting off the back foot

20.4

Anderson to Elliott, 1 run, gets bat on that one, pushing off the back foot to Collingwood at point

20.5

Anderson to Flynn, no run, firmly stroked by Flynn this time, off the back foot, but straight to cover

20.6

Anderson to Flynn, OUT, good grief, he's got a wicket with a full toss! Out slips a gentle full loosener as Anderson slips at delivery point, but would you believe, Flynn's attempted pull simply balloons up and nestles in mid-on's palms

DR Flynn c Tremlett b Anderson 2 (36m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.69

Anderson can't believe he got a wicket with that delivery. And thus a painful innings ends rather unflatteringly. Sums up New Zealand's mental predicament. The new man in is Gareth Hopkins. The score is 49 for 5 after 21overs.

End of over 21 (1 run) New Zealand 49/5 (RR: 2.33)
     JM Anderson    5-0-24-2
GD Elliott    3* (20b)      SCJ Broad    10-4-14-2

Tremlett changes ends.

21.1

Tremlett to Elliott, 2 runs, on the stumps and he nudges that past midwicket to raise the 50

"England taking revenge for the 44-12 Rugby drubbing down under," emails Phil.

21.2

Tremlett to Elliott, 1 leg bye, tries to work this one down to fine leg but cant, runs the leg-bye instead

Will pops up from Bristol with this nugget: "New Zealand's lowest score in ODIs is 64 against against Pakistan in 1986. They have three totals in the 70s, too, so they might spare their blushes today by breaking a record at least..."

21.3

Tremlett to Hopkins, no run, short of a length and he tries to work it across but mistimes the shot

21.4

Tremlett to Hopkins, no run, sits up just outside off and he taps it to an alert Collingwood

21.5

Tremlett to Hopkins, no run, pitches on leg and squares him up, ends up running it to Collingwood

21.6

Tremlett to Hopkins, no run, lands on a length and goes on, and thats a quiet end to the over

End of over 22 (3 runs) New Zealand 52/5 (RR: 2.36)
GJ Hopkins    0* (4b)      CT Tremlett    7-1-11-1
GD Elliott    5* (22b)      JM Anderson    5-0-24-2

Anderson continues into his sixth over. One wide slip in place.

22.1

Anderson to Elliott, no run, back of a length and he plays that towards the man at cover

22.2

Anderson to Elliott, 1 run, too much width and Elliott cuts that wide of backward point for one

22.3

Anderson to Hopkins, no run, pokes at one off the back foot, beaten by bounce and movement

22.4

Anderson to Hopkins, no run, changes the length and gets Elliott defending this one back

22.5

Anderson to Hopkins, 1 wide, bouncer this time, sailing over his left shoulder, wide called for height

22.5

Anderson to Hopkins, no run, back of a length and sliding in and he defends it back to Anderson

22.6

Anderson to Hopkins, 3 runs, there's a positive shot, leaning forward and driving out to deep cover

End of over 23 (5 runs) New Zealand 57/5 (RR: 2.47)
GJ Hopkins    3* (8b)      JM Anderson    6-0-29-2
GD Elliott    6* (24b)      CT Tremlett    7-1-11-1

We have a 12th man on, Ireland's Will Porterfield. How does that work now?

23.1

Tremlett to Hopkins, no run, good channel, seaming away, and he leaves it be

23.2

Tremlett to Hopkins, 1 run, shorter and he adjusts to tuck off the hips past square leg

Porterfield plays for Gloucestershire, the local county. Mascarenhas on the field as well.

23.3

Tremlett to Elliott, no run, sits up and he withdraws the bat as the ball angles in

23.4

Tremlett to Elliott, no run, gets onto the toes and pushes this one to the man at point

23.5

Tremlett to Elliott, no run, back of a length and pushed to Collingwood, this is stifling stuff

23.6

Tremlett to Elliott, 1 run, defends and runs this one just wide of slip for runs to third man

End of over 24 (2 runs) New Zealand 59/5 (RR: 2.45)
GD Elliott    7* (28b)      CT Tremlett    8-1-13-1
GJ Hopkins    4* (10b)      JM Anderson    6-0-29-2

Luke Wright into the attack. "Is this a resurgent English team? Or a continuation of the Kiwi's poor form at home and abroad?" asks Dave. Bit of both, I'd say. England look a good one-day unit and New Zealand are mentally knackered.

24.1

Wright to Elliott, no run, back of a length and pushed to point again, no chance there

24.2

Wright to Elliott, no run, stays a tad low but he gets back and defends to Wright in time

24.3

Wright to Elliott, 1 run, short but he gets away with it because Collingwood is a livewire at backward point, sliding across and cutting off a firm back-foot shot by Elliott

24.4

Wright to Hopkins, 1 run, tucks him up but he gently nudges that to midwicket for one

24.5

Wright to Elliott, no run, change of pace, full on middle and off and pushed back to Wright

Its been an hour since the last boundary, by the way.

24.6

Wright to Elliott, no run, hits a good length and Elliott gets back to push to cover

End of over 25 (2 runs) New Zealand 61/5 (RR: 2.44)
GD Elliott    8* (33b)      LJ Wright    1-0-2-0
GJ Hopkins    5* (11b)      CT Tremlett    8-1-13-1

At the halfway mark, New Zealand are 61 for 5. And Collingwood brings himself on.

25.1

Collingwood to Hopkins, no run, starts off full and Hopkins drives, getting an inside-edge onto boot

25.2

Collingwood to Hopkins, no run, back of a length and pushed straight to Bell at cover this time

25.3

Collingwood to Hopkins, no run, identical stuff, Hopkins unable to beat Bell, who moves in closer

25.4

Collingwood to Hopkins, no run, short one, sits up and he shapes to pull but ends up dropping it down

25.5

Collingwood to Hopkins, no run, now he pushes a fuller one to Bell again, to get back to business

25.6

Collingwood to Hopkins, 1 run, thats overpitched and driven out past cover for a single, yoo hoo

End of over 26 (1 run) New Zealand 62/5 (RR: 2.38)
GJ Hopkins    6* (17b)      PD Collingwood    1-0-1-0
GD Elliott    8* (33b)      LJ Wright    1-0-2-0

26.1

Wright to Hopkins, 1 run, thats streaky, as he reaches out and half-steers-have-edges in the air through the gap wide of gully out to Porterfield at third man

26.2

Wright to Elliott, no run, gets forward and drives this one to mid-off, who runs in

26.3

Wright to Elliott, no run, holds back the length and Elliott gets back to defend to Wright

26.4

Wright to Elliott, 1 run, defends off the front foot and edges down towards backward point

"England's potential will be tested in the forthcoming series against the Proteas," writes Srijith. Too true, too true

26.5

Wright to Hopkins, no run, stands and wafts at one but cannot make contact

26.6

Wright to Hopkins, no run, dropped, but that would have made for a stunner! Hopkins squirts a wide one in the air to backward point, where Collingwood leaps horizontally to his right, gets hands on it, but fails to hold on ... that was hit hard and still counts as a catch, harsh as it sounds ... that said, its Collingwood, who has pulled off blinders

End of over 27 (2 runs) New Zealand 64/5 (RR: 2.37)
GJ Hopkins    7* (20b)      LJ Wright    2-0-4-0
GD Elliott    9* (36b)      PD Collingwood    1-0-1-0

27.1

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, fullish length and he plays it to cover that time

27.2

Collingwood to Elliott, 2 runs, too much width and he cuts it late and past backward point for two

27.3

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, more room but he dabs this one to the fielder now

27.4

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, pitches around leg stump and slides down, raps the pads as he tries to nudge towards midwicket, they all clear their throats but umpire Hartley shakes his head

27.5

Collingwood to Elliott, 1 run, comes forward and works this one into the gap for one

27.6

Collingwood to Hopkins, no run, well bowled, nipping it in off a length and Hopkins is nearly cut in half as he plays, ball clips thigh pad before Ambrose takes and Hartley doesn't respond to the appeal for caught-behind

End of over 28 (3 runs) New Zealand 67/5 (RR: 2.39)
GJ Hopkins    7* (21b)      PD Collingwood    2-0-4-0
GD Elliott    12* (41b)      LJ Wright    2-0-4-0

28.1

Wright to Elliott, FOUR, well now, whats this? A boundary, first since the 12th over no less, as Elliott slaps the rank short ball very well into the space between cover and point, nice shot

28.2

Wright to Elliott, no run, inches forward and defends that one rather positively

28.3

Wright to Elliott, 2 runs, on the and clips it down to fine leg, where Tremlett dives

28.4

Wright to Elliott, no run, gets forward and leaves that one be outside off stump

28.5

Wright to Elliott, 1 run, gets forward and taps to cover, urgently sprinting out of the blocks

28.6

Wright to Hopkins, no run, too straight but he just taps that to midwicket

End of over 29 (7 runs) New Zealand 74/5 (RR: 2.55)
GJ Hopkins    7* (22b)      LJ Wright    3-0-11-0
GD Elliott    19* (46b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    2-0-4-0

29.1

Collingwood to Elliott, 1 run, more room and he eases back to steer backward of point for one

29.2

Collingwood to Hopkins, no run, short on the stumps, Hopkings gets inside the line and plays a feeble pull of sorts but the ball goes nowhere

29.3

Collingwood to Hopkins, OUT, and there he goes, actually timing the pull shot much better than the last attempt, but not good enough to beat deep fine leg, where the substitute Porterfield steadies himself, runs back and holds an easy catch

GJ Hopkins c sub (WTS Porterfield) b Collingwood 7 (34m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 29.16

Collingwood strikes with the short ball. Hopkins goes to make it 75 for 6. Here's Vettori.

29.4

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, good length on middle and off and watchfully defended back

29.5

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, gets forward and pushes this one back

29.6

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, bouncer to end the over and he sways out the ball's way

End of over 30 (1 run) New Zealand 75/6 (RR: 2.50)
GD Elliott    20* (50b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    3-0-5-1
DL Vettori    0* (0b)      LJ Wright    3-0-11-0

30.1

Wright to Vettori, 2 runs, stands his ground, pokes a short one past point for two out to sweeper

30.2

Wright to Vettori, no run, fuller length, pushed across Vettori, who leaves it be with a twirl

30.3

Wright to Vettori, no run, full on off stump and defended with a straight bat to Wright

30.4

Wright to Vettori, no run, better length and it gets Vettori defending to cover

30.5

Wright to Vettori, no run, offered some width, he goes for an expansive cut but cant connect

30.6

Wright to Vettori, no run, pushed across wider this time and he shoulders arms

End of over 31 (2 runs) New Zealand 77/6 (RR: 2.48)
DL Vettori    2* (6b)      LJ Wright    4-0-13-0
GD Elliott    20* (50b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    3-0-5-1

31.1

Collingwood to Elliott, 1 run, comes onto the front foot and drives a full one to Pietersen at cover

31.2

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, worked wide of the crease, Vettori has a look and decides to leave

31.3

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, gets forward and defends this one to point

31.4

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, fuller, sits up a touch and he lets it through to Ambrose

31.5

Collingwood to Vettori, FOUR, thats too straight and pleasantly on-driven down the ground for four

31.6

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, gets up and runs a wider one to Bopara at point

End of over 32 (5 runs) New Zealand 82/6 (RR: 2.56)
DL Vettori    6* (11b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    4-0-10-1
GD Elliott    21* (51b 1x4)      LJ Wright    4-0-13-0

32.1

Wright to Elliott, 1 run, on the pads and tucked to midwicket, who shies and misses his mark

32.2

Wright to Vettori, 1 wide, well outside leg, Vettori can't get bat on it and wide is the call

32.2

Wright to Vettori, FOUR, comes forward and drives to KP at extra cover, who allows the ball through his legs and he's not too happy with himself, neither is Wright

32.3

Wright to Vettori, no run, has a flirt with a short and wide one but fails to get bat on it

32.4

Wright to Vettori, 1 leg bye, outside leg again and worked off the pads to short fine leg, Ambrose fields

32.5

Wright to Elliott, 1 run, still he slides it down the pads, to the right-hander now, and its escorted down to the fielder at fine leg for another easy single

32.6

Wright to Vettori, no run, full and wide, Vettori under-edges the cut shot and thats drinks

End of over 33 (8 runs) New Zealand 90/6 (RR: 2.72)
DL Vettori    10* (15b 2x4)      LJ Wright    5-0-20-0
GD Elliott    23* (53b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    4-0-10-1

33.1

Collingwood to Elliott, 1 run, opens the face and runs this one down to third man, where Anderson returns a low direct hit but it ricochets, Ambrose gets there before the batsmen try and run

33.2

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, back of a length and this one is defended off the back foot

33.3

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, gets forward and plays this one to cover

33.4

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, full and loopy outside off, he waits and dabs it wide of point

33.5

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, short of a length and he defends towards backward point

33.6

Collingwood to Elliott, 1 run, uses the width and lack of pace to run this down to third man

End of over 34 (3 runs) New Zealand 93/6 (RR: 2.73)
GD Elliott    25* (57b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    5-0-13-1
DL Vettori    11* (17b 2x4)      LJ Wright    5-0-20-0

In regards to all the emails, Ireland's Porterfield is 12th man because he plays for Gloucestershire, the local county side. Here's Graeme Swann with some spin.

34.1

Swann to Elliott, no run, tossed up outside off stump and driven straight to cover

34.2

Swann to Elliott, no run, much flatter, driven back down the track and Swann stops it

34.3

Swann to Elliott, no run, touch flatter, Elliott waits for spin and stabs it to backward point

34.4

Swann to Elliott, no run, full on middle and off and driven back to Swann's left side

34.5

Swann to Elliott, 1 run, now he strides well forward and drives on the up past mid-off

34.6

Swann to Vettori, no run, flat outside leg stump and he drives that to midwicket

And with that its over to my co-commentator, Jenny. Thankyou, Jamie. Hello again, Collingwood now

End of over 35 (1 run) New Zealand 94/6 (RR: 2.68)
DL Vettori    11* (18b 2x4)      GP Swann    1-0-1-0
GD Elliott    26* (62b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    5-0-13-1

35.1

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, short and straight and Michael Atherton reckons it could have been a wide and is aghast when it's not given

35.2

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, more of the short stuff, forces the batsman to curve back his chest

35.3

Collingwood to Elliott, FOUR, steps outside off to gladly accept the easy offering, and that's a fine cover drive, on the front foot and drive nhard

35.4

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, tucks him up this time, pushes down in defence in line with off

35.5

Collingwood to Elliott, 1 run, outside off, pushed into the covers and they ease through

35.6

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, clipped off the legs through the 45 to bring up the hundred and New Zealand fans in the crowd are delighted by this

End of over 36 (6 runs) New Zealand 100/6 (RR: 2.77)
DL Vettori    12* (19b 2x4)      PD Collingwood    6-0-19-1
GD Elliott    31* (67b 2x4)      GP Swann    1-0-1-0

36.1

Swann to Vettori, no run, on the front foot, wrists it out towards Bopara who slides in, doesn't quite stop the ball, but it plugs in the turf

36.2

Swann to Vettori, 2 runs, straight drive out to long off and Shah is very lazy in the chase and his throw back is quite weak - Swann is furious they have come back for two

36.3

Swann to Vettori, 1 run, steps forward and drives in front of midwicket

36.4

Swann to Elliott, no run, outside off, the batsman comes out and drives off the legs

36.5

Swann to Elliott, no run, outside off, pushes off the legs to short midwicket

36.6

Swann to Elliott, no run, outside off again, pushed off the bat to the gully this time

End of over 37 (3 runs) New Zealand 103/6 (RR: 2.78)
GD Elliott    31* (70b 2x4)      GP Swann    2-0-4-0
DL Vettori    15* (22b 2x4)      PD Collingwood    6-0-19-1

In case you were counting, New Zealand's first fifty came from 127 balls, second fifty 89 balls and I'd mistakenly typed Zzzealand, which was quickly corrected of course

37.1

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, oh, dropped perhaps, Ambrose diving to his left and it smashed through the webbing

37.2

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, defended forward

37.3

Collingwood to Elliott, 1 run, oh, an inside edge skews off ... but square and safe

37.4

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, outside off, cut hard to point

37.5

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, short on middle and leg and Vettori is quick to pull it round to square leg

37.6

Collingwood to Elliott, 1 run, some swing outside off, the batsman strides out and drives to the covers

End of over 38 (4 runs) New Zealand 107/6 (RR: 2.81)
GD Elliott    33* (73b 2x4)      PD Collingwood    7-0-23-1
DL Vettori    17* (25b 2x4)      GP Swann    2-0-4-0

38.1

Swann to Elliott, 1 run, turned in from outside off and pulled round behind square

38.2

Swann to Vettori, 1 run, on to the front foot, pushed out to the covers and Vettori has to slide at full stretch to get back in the crease - Collingwood's throw would have been out if he had hit, and Vettori somehow draws himself up very, very quickly ready to look for the second

38.3

Swann to Elliott, no run, pushed out forward

38.4

Swann to Elliott, 1 run, pushed out forward once more

38.5

Swann to Vettori, OUT, soft dismissal, Vettori waits for it to turn away from him and then drives up to mid on where Shah comes round and watches the ball right into his hands, Vettori having reached away from his body and stopped on the shot, neither of which were good ideas

DL Vettori c Shah b Swann 18 (33m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Vettori thunders off, furious with himself at getting out and, no doubt, with the way in which he fell

Mills to the crease now

38.6

Swann to Elliott, 1 run, some big turn back in from outside off, worked to the legs, a direct hit could have been close

End of over 39 (4 runs) New Zealand 111/7 (RR: 2.84)
GD Elliott    36* (77b 2x4)      GP Swann    3-0-8-1
KD Mills    0* (0b)      PD Collingwood    7-0-23-1

Very murky, turkey, lurky out there apparently

39.1

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, defended on the front foot

39.2

Collingwood to Elliott, 1 run, swept round to fine leg

39.3

Collingwood to Mills, no run, defended forward

39.4

Collingwood to Mills, 1 run, short and pushed down off the back foot and the hips

39.5

Collingwood to Elliott, 1 run, driven out to mid off where Tremlett is quick in the return

39.6

Collingwood to Mills, no run, stout and solid in defence

End of over 40 (3 runs) New Zealand 114/7 (RR: 2.85)
KD Mills    1* (3b)      PD Collingwood    8-0-26-1
GD Elliott    38* (80b 2x4)      GP Swann    3-0-8-1

40.1

Swann to Elliott, 1 run, drives out wide of mid on

40.2

Swann to Mills, no run, some turn back in from outside off and he defends it down without too much fuss

40.3

Swann to Mills, no run, hits the spot, and forces the defence once more

40.4

Swann to Mills, 1 run, pushed off the legs behind square

40.5

Swann to Elliott, no run, turned back in a touch from outside off and pushed back out to the covers

40.6

Swann to Elliott, no run, turned in from outside off again, worked out to midwicket but there's no way through for New Zealand

Nine overs, three wickets left. Of course New Zealand would like to hit out but they're a bit tied down by their lack of wickets and momentum. Maybe something will give in a few overs

End of over 41 (2 runs) New Zealand 116/7 (RR: 2.82)
GD Elliott    39* (83b 2x4)      GP Swann    4-0-10-1
KD Mills    2* (6b)      PD Collingwood    8-0-26-1

41.1

Collingwood to Mills, 1 run, tucked off the hips from in line with off and out to the legs

41.2

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, some swing away outside off, the batsman strides out and presses towards mid off

41.3

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, defended on the front foot

41.4

Collingwood to Elliott, no run, outside off, squeezed out to point

41.5

Collingwood to Elliott, 1 run, short outside off and hook-swivelled round to square

41.6

Collingwood to Mills, 1 run, on the front foot and pushed out to the covers

End of over 42 (3 runs) New Zealand 119/7 (RR: 2.83)
KD Mills    4* (8b)      PD Collingwood    9-0-29-1
GD Elliott    40* (87b 2x4)      GP Swann    4-0-10-1

Anderson back into the attack now

42.1

Anderson to Mills, no run, turned back in from outside off, defended on the front foot

42.2

Anderson to Mills, FOUR, outside off, and a genuine edge from the top of Mills' blade as he pushes out to drive

42.3

Anderson to Mills, no run, pushed forward to the covers, more defensively than anything, and they elect not to take the single

42.4

Anderson to Mills, no run, comes in on the front foot, squeezed out to the covers and will they run? "No!"

42.5

Anderson to Mills, 1 run, outside off, comes back in a touch and a big controlled edge runs down to Broad at deep third man

42.6

Anderson to Elliott, no run, comes in on off, defended forward

End of over 43 (5 runs) New Zealand 124/7 (RR: 2.88)
GD Elliott    40* (88b 2x4)      JM Anderson    7-0-34-2
KD Mills    9* (13b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    9-0-29-1

43.1

Collingwood to Mills, 1 leg bye, on middle, pushed out to midwicket

43.2

Collingwood to Elliott, 1 run, steps back to give himself room to launch into a hard drive but finds the man at extra cover

43.3

Collingwood to Mills, no run, bouncer, Mills sways away from it

43.4

Collingwood to Mills, 1 run, on the legs, pushed out in front of square and they charge through quickly

43.5

Collingwood to Elliott, 1 run, some seam away, the batsman works it out to point

43.6

Collingwood to Mills, 1 run, pushed down into the legs and they run through, Collingwood has completed his ten overs

New Zealand still happy to play a game of patient accumulation... for now.

End of over 44 (5 runs) New Zealand 129/7 (RR: 2.93)
KD Mills    11* (17b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    10-0-33-1
GD Elliott    42* (90b 2x4)      JM Anderson    7-0-34-2

44.1

Anderson to Mills, no run, nips in from outside off and worked out to gully

44.2

Anderson to Mills, no run, comes in on the legs, pushed forward defensively

44.3

Anderson to Mills, no run, defended on the front foot in line with off

44.4

Anderson to Mills, no run, outside off, sways back, the ball goes on through to the keeper

44.5

Anderson to Mills, 1 run, pushed out on the front foot

44.6

Anderson to Elliott, 2 runs, defended on the front foot

End of over 45 (3 runs) New Zealand 132/7 (RR: 2.93)
GD Elliott    44* (91b 2x4)      JM Anderson    8-0-37-2
KD Mills    12* (22b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    10-0-33-1

45.1

Tremlett to Mills, 1 run, tucked down off the hips

45.2

Tremlett to Elliott, 1 run, played off the legs

45.3

Tremlett to Mills, no run, on the front foot, pushed out

45.4

Tremlett to Mills, 1 run, an appeal as he's rapped on the leg, but the ball was going down leg and it's quickly turned down

45.5

Tremlett to Elliott, 1 run, squeezed out to square

45.6

Tremlett to Mills, 1 leg bye, brushed off the legs to fine leg

End of over 46 (5 runs) New Zealand 137/7 (RR: 2.97)
KD Mills    14* (26b 1x4)      CT Tremlett    9-1-17-1
GD Elliott    46* (93b 2x4)      JM Anderson    8-0-37-2

46.1

Anderson to Mills, 1 run, driven hard to the covers

46.2

Anderson to Elliott, no run, somehow that missed everything, the batsman backing way back to give himself room, the ball bouncing over middle stump

46.3

Anderson to Elliott, 1 run, played on the front foot

46.4

Anderson to Mills, 1 run, full toss, pushed out to the covers. One of those days where fielders seem to be everywhere

46.5

Anderson to Elliott, 2 runs, moves way back and cuts out hard and they steal a second single from a direct hit from Collingwood that cannons off

46.6

Anderson to Elliott, 1 wide, big booming wide down the leg side and it's called appropriately.

Umpire Steve Davis then takes the ball and tries to underarm it back to the bowler and spoons it off in another direction. We've all done it

46.6

Anderson to Elliott, no run, lets it go through this time

Right then, this pair have clawed back New Zealand to a tiny platform. Three overs left, maybe now's the time for the big shots, they've certainly been trying

End of over 47 (6 runs) New Zealand 143/7 (RR: 3.04)
GD Elliott    49* (97b 2x4)      JM Anderson    9-0-43-2
KD Mills    16* (28b 1x4)      CT Tremlett    9-1-17-1

47.1

Tremlett to Mills, 1 run, pushed out to mid on

47.2

Tremlett to Elliott, no run, outside off, the ball moves away and the batsman chases after it, fruitlessly

47.3

Tremlett to Elliott, 1 run, outside off, opens the face and runs it down to third man to bring up his fifty from 99 balls and it's well cheered

47.4

Tremlett to Mills, no run, backs right away, the short one following him towards the leg, and the more he curves away the more the ball seems to follow him. He gets right away from it - at last

47.5

Tremlett to Mills, FOUR, short ball outside off, and Mills has already backed away before cutting up and over point

47.6

Tremlett to Mills, 1 run, responds with a would-be yorker, which is dug out towards the covers

The end of Tremlett's bowling for the day, a good effort from him

End of over 48 (7 runs) New Zealand 150/7 (RR: 3.12)
KD Mills    22* (32b 2x4)      CT Tremlett    10-1-24-1
GD Elliott    50* (99b 2x4)      JM Anderson    9-0-43-2

48.1

Anderson to Mills, SIX, goes big! Mills climbs into a fullish delivery from Anderson, flatbatting a drive right over mid off and he gets the maximum after a full swing

48.2

Anderson to Mills, 1 run, pushed into the covers

48.3

Anderson to Elliott, FOUR, goes for the yorker, but it's a poor full toss which Elliott cuts through backward point and the partnership continues

Anderson takes the long walk back to his mark

48.4

Anderson to Elliott, 1 wide, ...and he'll have to have another walk - this one a wide outside off

48.4

Anderson to Elliott, 2 runs, just a touch short this time but it's pulled easily out to deep square leg

48.5

Anderson to Elliott, OUT, but Anderson strikes at last, banging in a short ball which Elliott goes to hook, Wright sets himself at deep midwicket and then realises he's slightly misjudged it, steps back and clings on as the ball carries him to the ground with the momentum

GD Elliott c Wright b Anderson 56 (138m 102b 3x4 0x6) SR: 54.90

Speaking of momentum, that wicket could slightly puncture New Zealand's with a new batsman coming to the crease. Mills will hope to gain the strike for the final over. It's Southee who comes in

48.6

Anderson to Mills, FOUR, ...but he will take the four instead, Mills looking to defend a short, dipping straight one, but the inside edge cuts a merry path to the keeper's left and on through a very fine, fine leg

End of over 49 (18 runs) New Zealand 168/8 (RR: 3.42)
KD Mills    33* (35b 3x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    10-0-61-3
TG Southee    0* (0b)      CT Tremlett    10-1-24-1

Wright to have the honour of the final over

49.1

Wright to Southee, OUT, slower ball and Southee steps back and carves up high and higher and over towards long on where Pietersen waits and takes a low catch by his knees, tumbling forward at the same time

TG Southee c Pietersen b Wright 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sacrificial stuff from Southee, who didn't really have time to get going

49.2

Wright to Mills, FOUR, some width outside off and there's a crashing drive through the covers by Mills, coming right out of his crease to meet a short one

49.3

Wright to Mills, SIX, down on one knee and drives straight and true and that one carries right over the rope, much to the delight of the crowd

49.4

Wright to Mills, no run, backs away, short ball, curves his back away

49.5

Wright to Mills, FOUR, dipping full toss on off and that's a squandered opportunity for Tremlett, who comes right inside the line of it at long off and the ball bounces over his shoulder as he slides, and carries on to the rope

49.6

Wright to Mills, OUT, Mills goes on the final ball, going for the hard pull and a top edge deviates up and out to Collingwood at point who takes the catch

KD Mills c Collingwood b Wright 47 (44m 40b 5x4 2x6) SR: 117.50

Let's take a moment to appreciate Mills's effort at the end of the innings. He and Elliott have boosted New Zealand to 182 which is a much handier total than they may have expected earlier on in their innings. Some good fight from them. Credit to England's bowlers who as a unit bowled tight and with control, although Anderson must be excepted from that; he was having an off day. Now then, these conditions are great for the bowlers so while New Zealand's total may not be huge, their bowlers have a fair total to defend. Unfortunately for everyone, it's looking like it rain any minute.

End of over 50 (14 runs) New Zealand 182/10
     LJ Wright    6-0-34-2
MR Gillespie    0* (0b)      JM Anderson    10-0-61-3
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Scott Styris ends Graeme Swann's resistance, England v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Bristol, June 21, 2008

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