New Zealand tour of England and Scotland, 4th ODI: England v New Zealand at The Oval, Jun 25, 2008
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
25 June 2008 (50-over match)
  England innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal IR Bell c †McCullum b Southee 46 82 56 5 1 82.14
17.5 well well, he was looking so good, but Bell has gone! Good ball from Southee, genuine outswing and extra bounce as well. Bell was looking to run it through the slips but got the thinnest of nicks through to the keeper 81/3
View dismissal LJ Wright c Taylor b Mills 18 38 29 2 0 62.06
8.5 top catch...that was only a matter of time, short ball and Wright latches onto a pull but hits it straight at short midwicket where Ross Taylor holds onto a stinging catch...Wright will actually feel that's the best he's hit one today, but it was within Taylor's range and he pulled off a blinder 41/1
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Southee b Gillespie 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
9.3 gone! huge wicket for New Zealand, Pietersen falls for a duck as he goes for a pull but the ball wasn't as short as he thought and was wider outside off stump. he gets a big top edge which goes miles into the sky, Tim Southee steadies himself at mid-on and takes a good catch. New Zealand on top. 44/2
View dismissal RS Bopara c Oram b Gillespie 58 117 78 7 0 74.35
37.2 gone, and what a disappointing way to go after playing so well as Bopara chips a catch to mid-on. Looks as though it was a slower ball and he played too early, credit to the bowler there. End of a nice innings from Bopara at a crucial time 176/5
View dismissal PD Collingwood* b Southee 14 18 13 3 0 107.69
21.6 that's a massive breakthrough, and very well bowled. Just a hint of movement off the seam, and Collingwood's limp steer through the slips turns into a massive inside-edge onto middle stump 101/4
View dismissal OA Shah run out (Gillespie) 63 95 71 4 2 88.73
45.1 Oram to Broad, big wicket, and a superb piece of fielding from Gillespie. Nicely punched off the back foot, through the covers and Broad comes back for a second...but there's a superb throw from the deep by Gillespie which catches Shah a couple of inches short at the non-striker's end, brilliant piece of work a huge wicket 221/8
View dismissal TR Ambrose c Flynn b Oram 6 16 12 0 0 50.00
41.4 gone, big wicket and another failure for Ambrose as he picks out deep square-leg with a pull that he never tried to keep down, but didn't hit it hard enough for a six, either 203/6
View dismissal GP Swann c How b Mills 3 12 7 0 0 42.85
44.1 gone, another lazy shot from an England batsman as Swann picks out the squarer of two backward point fielders...a limp effort from Swann when Shah needed some support 219/7
View dismissal SCJ Broad c How b Southee 5 14 11 0 0 45.45
46.6 gone this time, Broad is the latest to somewhat give his wicket away as he slices his drive to backward point...How makes no mistake this time and England fall away further. 228/9
RJ Sidebottom not out 8 21 12 0 0 66.66
View dismissal JM Anderson run out (Taylor/Gillespie) 11 12 10 2 0 110.00
49.4 from Gillespie, and the innings ends, excellent yorker jabbed into the covers...go for a single which was never on, the ball is lobbed back to Gillespie who calmly takes off the bails 245/10
Extras (lb 4, w 6, nb 3) 13
  Total (all out; 49.4 overs; 219 mins) 245 (4.93 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets KD Mills 10 1 44 2 4.40 35 4 0 (1nb, 1w)
8.5 to Wright, top catch...that was only a matter of time, short ball and Wright latches onto a pull but hits it straight at short midwicket where Ross Taylor holds onto a stinging catch...Wright will actually feel that's the best he's hit one today, but it was within Taylor's range and he pulled off a blinder 41/1
44.1 to Swann, gone, another lazy shot from an England batsman as Swann picks out the squarer of two backward point fielders...a limp effort from Swann when Shah needed some support 219/7
View wickets MR Gillespie 9.4 2 58 2 6.00 37 7 1 (2nb, 2w)
9.3 to Pietersen, gone! huge wicket for New Zealand, Pietersen falls for a duck as he goes for a pull but the ball wasn't as short as he thought and was wider outside off stump. he gets a big top edge which goes miles into the sky, Tim Southee steadies himself at mid-on and takes a good catch. New Zealand on top. 44/2
37.2 to Bopara, gone, and what a disappointing way to go after playing so well as Bopara chips a catch to mid-on. Looks as though it was a slower ball and he played too early, credit to the bowler there. End of a nice innings from Bopara at a crucial time 176/5
View wickets TG Southee 10 1 47 3 4.70 39 6 1 (1w)
17.5 to Bell, well well, he was looking so good, but Bell has gone! Good ball from Southee, genuine outswing and extra bounce as well. Bell was looking to run it through the slips but got the thinnest of nicks through to the keeper 81/3
21.6 to Collingwood, that's a massive breakthrough, and very well bowled. Just a hint of movement off the seam, and Collingwood's limp steer through the slips turns into a massive inside-edge onto middle stump 101/4
46.6 to Broad, gone this time, Broad is the latest to somewhat give his wicket away as he slices his drive to backward point...How makes no mistake this time and England fall away further. 228/9
View wicket JDP Oram 10 0 46 1 4.60 32 4 0
41.4 to Ambrose, gone, big wicket and another failure for Ambrose as he picks out deep square-leg with a pull that he never tried to keep down, but didn't hit it hard enough for a six, either 203/6
  DL Vettori 8 1 34 0 4.25 25 1 1 (1w)
  GD Elliott 2 0 12 0 6.00 4 1 0 (1w)
  New Zealand innings (target: 246 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JM How c & b Swann 37 95 61 4 0 60.65
19.6 excellent bowling, and that's a vital breakthrough for England. How strides forward, and succeeds only in chipping the ball straight back to Swann, who flings it away with glee 83/3
View dismissal BB McCullum c Swann b Sidebottom 1 10 5 0 0 20.00
2.2 wide, a swish, and that's massive. McCullum needn't have chased that, it was almost outside the tramlines, but chase it he did, and Swann at slip held a comfortable and crucial edge. That's a huge blow for New Zealand's hopes 7/1
View dismissal LRPL Taylor c Broad b Sidebottom 6 22 15 1 0 40.00
6.6 oh dear. A super catch from Broad but a wretched shot from Taylor, trying to whack Sidebottom into the deep midwicket stand but he's beaten by pace and can only sky it. Broad, at mid-on, steadies himself to take a comfortable catch 24/2
View dismissal SB Styris run out (Swann/Collingwood) 69 139 87 8 0 79.31
36.5 Collingwood to Elliott, defended with an angled bat, and that pierces the infield, but here's trouble. Superb throw from Swann at third man who sized up that the non-striker was struggling to make the second run, and Collingwood gathers brilliantly and swings round behind his back to remove the bails with Styris a yard short 178/6
View dismissal DR Flynn c Bell b Swann 12 22 17 1 0 70.58
25.6 gone! another big wicket for Swann as Flynn tries to sweep against the spin and gets a top edge, Ian Bell takes a simple catch at midwicket. The pressure told from a good spell by Swann, the match swings again 106/4
View dismissal JDP Oram c sub (AN Cook) b Anderson 38 43 30 5 0 126.66
34.6 gone! what a moment, superb catch at deep square-leg as Oram top-edges a pull and Anderson strikes with his last ball. Alastair Cook, on as sub, took an excellent low, running in and Anderson was pumped 173/5
View dismissal GD Elliott run out (Bell/Pietersen) 24 40 28 2 0 85.71
43.4 from Sidebottom, all hell breaks loose here. A massive mid-pitch collision between Elliott and Sidebottom, who was closing in on the ball but running straight at the batsman, and Elliott goes down clutching his thigh. England carry on and throw down the stumps at the non-striker's end, and after a long debate, he is given out. 220/8
View dismissal DL Vettori* c Bopara b Collingwood 6 7 8 1 0 75.00
38.4 slower ball offcutter, and it does the trick! Beautifully bowled but an even better catch by Bopara, leaping at short midwicket to intercept a lofted on-drive. Suddenly, England are back in the hunt 189/7
KD Mills not out 25 59 27 1 1 92.59
View dismissal TG Southee run out (Bell) 6 15 9 0 0 66.66
46.4 Collingwood to Mills, that's a bit of a massive moment! A steer into the covers, a swoop from Bell, who pings down the stumps with two-and-a-half to aim at. Southee is six inches short, and England have a sniff, as Mark Gillespie comes in at No. 11 233/9
MR Gillespie not out 4 18 13 0 0 30.76
Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 11) 18
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs) 246 (4.92 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets RJ Sidebottom 10 0 55 2 5.50 34 8 0 (1w)
2.2 to McCullum, wide, a swish, and that's massive. McCullum needn't have chased that, it was almost outside the tramlines, but chase it he did, and Swann at slip held a comfortable and crucial edge. That's a huge blow for New Zealand's hopes 7/1
6.6 to Taylor, oh dear. A super catch from Broad but a wretched shot from Taylor, trying to whack Sidebottom into the deep midwicket stand but he's beaten by pace and can only sky it. Broad, at mid-on, steadies himself to take a comfortable catch 24/2
View wicket JM Anderson 10 0 39 1 3.90 38 4 0 (2w)
34.6 to Oram, gone! what a moment, superb catch at deep square-leg as Oram top-edges a pull and Anderson strikes with his last ball. Alastair Cook, on as sub, took an excellent low, running in and Anderson was pumped 173/5
  SCJ Broad 10 0 39 0 3.90 33 3 0 (2w)
  LJ Wright 2 0 8 0 4.00 8 1 0
View wickets GP Swann 10 1 49 2 4.90 31 3 0 (1w)
19.6 to How, excellent bowling, and that's a vital breakthrough for England. How strides forward, and succeeds only in chipping the ball straight back to Swann, who flings it away with glee 83/3
25.6 to Flynn, gone! another big wicket for Swann as Flynn tries to sweep against the spin and gets a top edge, Ian Bell takes a simple catch at midwicket. The pressure told from a good spell by Swann, the match swings again 106/4
View wicket PD Collingwood 7 0 40 1 5.71 20 3 1 (1w)
38.4 to Vettori, slower ball offcutter, and it does the trick! Beautifully bowled but an even better catch by Bopara, leaping at short midwicket to intercept a lofted on-drive. Suddenly, England are back in the hunt 189/7
  RS Bopara 1 0 9 0 9.00 1 1 0

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to field
Series - New Zealand led the 5-match series 2-1
Player of the match - SB Styris (New Zealand)
Umpires - MR Benson and SJ Davis (Australia)
TV umpire - RA Kettleborough
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - PJ Hartley

Match Notes


    • England innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • England: 50 runs in 10.4 overs (68 balls), Extras 5
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: England - 72/2 in 16.0 overs (IR Bell 41, RS Bopara 8)
    • England: 100 runs in 21.2 overs (132 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: England - 147/4 in 33.0 overs (RS Bopara 40, OA Shah 20)
    • England: 150 runs in 33.1 overs (204 balls), Extras 9
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (RS Bopara 29, OA Shah 20, Ex 1)
    • RS Bopara: 50 off 69 balls (6 x 4)
    • England: 200 runs in 40.2 overs (249 balls), Extras 11
    • OA Shah: 50 off 63 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • New Zealand innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 11.3 overs (70 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 65/2 in 15.0 overs (JM How 26, SB Styris 28)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (JM How 18, SB Styris 33, Ex 2)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 24.6 overs (154 balls), Extras 5
    • SB Styris: 50 off 60 balls (7 x 4)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 144/4 in 31.0 overs (SB Styris 55, JDP Oram 23)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 31.6 overs (197 balls), Extras 10
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (SB Styris 16, JDP Oram 30, Ex 5)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 40.3 overs (250 balls), Extras 17
 
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