ICC Champions Trophy, 10th Match, Group B: England v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Sep 29, 2009
ICC Champions Trophy - 10th match, Group B
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 137 balls remaining)
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
29 September 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

Mills will start proceedings for New Zealand

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The pre-match formalities are done, the two openers, Strauss and Denly, make their way out in the middle.

Time for the anthems. The players stand in attention.

Plenty of e-mails from Sri Lankan fans hoping their team earns a backdoor entry into the knockout stage, here's one from Shuard: ""god save the queen...." goes the whole of Colombo" Speaking of which, the anthems will start in a bit.

The floodlights are already in action, and there are some showers forecast for later in the day.

Quite a few e-mails that are not in favour of Hopkins being picked. Here's another one, from Clay: "I still can't undertand the logic of playing a specialist keeper(Hopkins) instead of a genuine all-rounder in Diamanti. In terms of batting Diamanti has an identical first class one day batting average and also offers an extra bowling option that NZ loses with Ryder out. In his 1 ODI outing Diamanti scored 26 off 22 against Australia in Brisbane, surely he must be given a chance to prove his worth. "

Just a trickle of fans at the ground at the moment, quite understandable. The mood is obviously a little downbeat with the home team out of the tournament.

Basit: "Ian Butler is very capable that he will not let his captain to miss Tufefy on field, but Hopkins is not that good to fill the gap created by Ryder. Vettori must be having an eye on that and will try to restrict England to a total that they can achieve with this batting line up"

Chad disapproves of Hopkins' inclusion: "I know the game hasn't even started yet, but how on earth can New Zealand play Hopkins as a replacement for Ryder. ODI average 9.00, Test Average 13.50, 20/20 6.00. Even if you add them all together it doesn't make a great total. I'm praying for rain!!"

Lisa McConnell sends us this: "Not counting Gareth Hopkins, a reserve-wicketkeeper, and Grant Elliott, who bowls medium-pace, New Zealand are playing only four specialist batsmen - McCullum, Taylor, Guptill and Broom. Unfortunate that injuries have affected their must-win game."

No surprises in New Zealand's decision there. Time for a short break, watch out for the playing XIs above. By the way, it's Sid Talya taking you through the commentary today.

Toss New Zealand have won and opted to bowl. "We want to make most of the overcast conditions," Vettori says. Hopkins replaces Ryder, and Butler replaces Tuffey. Sidebottom comes in for Onions for England.

1.54pm Have you checked out our microsite Page 2. Plenty of light-hearted stuff to go around. Such as this - Sue de Groot wonders if South Africa's defeat had anything to do with sex or the lack of it.

Aaron Redmond, who's replaced Ryder in the squad, won't be playing today, so Martin Guptill will be the likely opener. Also, It appears Eoin Morgan will keep wicket yet again for England.

1.42pm In our specials panel today, Christian Ryan wonders what might be going through Ricky Ponting's mind, about his legacy, possible retirement, time to move on, so on and so forth. Some very interesting stats tidbits from Steven Lynch in his weekly column.

1.38pm Andrew McGlashan has the preview for this almost do-or-die game for New Zealand.

1.34pm local Overcast conditions in Johannesburg as we get ready for the toss. Some cracks on the pitch as well, and the experts believe bowling first is the way to go. Some news to kick things off. A bad one for New Zealand; they've lost Daryl Tuffey, who broke his hand and will return home for surgery, joining Jesse Ryder and Jacob Oram in the list of those suffering a tournament-ending injury. But with the success against Sri Lanka behind them, Dan Vettori is in an upbeat mood.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the Group B game between England and New Zealand being played at The Wanderers. England are already through; if New Zealand win this, they qualify for the semis. If they lose very narrowly, there's still a chance for them to sneak in, but that's for later.

0.1

Mills to Strauss, no run, on target first up, pitches it on a good length just fractionally outside off, Strauss covers it well, presenting the full face

0.2

Mills to Strauss, OUT, shot off the track, hit a crack on the pitch that, short of a good length just marginally outside off stump, surprises Strauss as it kicks off, takes the outside edge, a very thin one, and McCullum makes no mistake

AJ Strauss c †McCullum b Mills 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

First blood to New Zealand, Mills almost immediately justifying the decision to bowl. Perfect conditions for bowling and he's taken full toll in his first over.

Two slips in place. Owais Shah, fresh from a ruthless innings of 98, comes in

0.3

Mills to Shah, 1 run, angling in towards middle, tries to play it forward, gets a thick inside edge down to fine leg for a single

A gully's there too

0.4

Mills to Denly, no run, pushed it fuller, in line with middle, defended with a still head back to the bowler

0.5

Mills to Denly, no run, short of a good length outside off, prods it towards cover on the front foot

0.6

Mills to Denly, no run, shortish on leg stump, worked down to midwicket

Positive start for New Zealand. The batsmen will have to be wary of the movement and the extra bounce.

End of over 1 (1 run) England 1/1 (RR: 1.00)

    • JL Denly 0 (3b)
    • OA Shah 1 (1b)
    • KD Mills 1-0-1-1

Bond to bowl from the other end

1.1

Bond to Shah, no run, starts well, bowled on a good length outside off, gets a hint of movement away from the batsman, left alone to the keeper

1.2

Bond to Shah, no run, darted back in, bowled at 136kmph, not much foot movement from Shah who tries to guide it down to third man but is almost done in by the swing back in

1.3

Bond to Shah, no run, good carry through to McCullum who takes it in front of his face, in the channel outside off, Shah watches it through

1.4

Bond to Shah, no run, short and wide, a hint of inward movement, Shah restrains himself from playing the cut

Jason: "Such a shame to see Strauss going so early- I was hoping he'd bat all day, get cramp, get unsportingly refused a runner and then get out. Sadly I've been denied that pleasure..."

1.5

Bond to Shah, 2 runs, back of a length on middle, turned away through square leg, well wide of fine leg, there's an easy three on offer but Shah's not for it

1.6

Bond to Shah, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets back and dabs it into the leg side

End of over 2 (2 runs) England 3/1 (RR: 1.50)

    • OA Shah 3 (7b)
    • JL Denly 0 (3b)
    • SE Bond 1-0-2-0
    • KD Mills 1-0-1-1
2.1

Mills to Denly, FOUR, eased it through point and cover, nicely timed, short and wide, just punched it from the crease

2.2

Mills to Denly, no run, back of a length outside off, too wide, left alone

2.3

Mills to Denly, no run, slightly short just outside off, gets back, stands tall and taps it to cover

2.4

Mills to Denly, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and turns it just wide of midwicket for a quick single

2.5

Mills to Shah, no run, shortish outside off again, jabs it to cover off the back foot

2.6

Mills to Shah, no run, shaping away from the right hander, hitting the right length just outside off, moved away, left it alone safely through to the keeper

End of over 3 (5 runs) England 8/1 (RR: 2.66)

    • OA Shah 3 (9b)
    • JL Denly 5 (7b 1x4)
    • KD Mills 2-0-6-1
    • SE Bond 1-0-2-0
3.1

Bond to Denly, no run, back of a length on middle, kept a little low this time, uneven bounce here, defended comfortably off the back foot

The track's doing things, England ought to be cautious

3.2

Bond to Denly, no run, bowled at 138.4 kmph, darted back in just a touch from a good length outside off, Denly judged it well,, shouldering arms at the right time

3.3

Bond to Denly, 2 leg byes, poor stuff from Ross Taylor in the slips, kicked back in to rap Denly on the thighs and it deflected towards first slip where Taylor made a mess of it to concede a couple of runs

3.4

Bond to Denly, no run, gets forward and defends it solidly to cover, moved back in from a good length outside off

3.5

Bond to Denly, OUT, timber! Kept low, came back in and Denly failed to get his bat down in time, seamed in and moved inwards off the pitch as well to knock back the off stump

JL Denly b Bond 5 (16m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

A wicket apiece for the fast bowlers so far. Paul Collingwood comes in amid hostile conditions. Have stuck to a tight line, have Bond and Mills, and let the movement and the pitch do the rest.

3.6

Bond to Collingwood, 1 run, short on middle, Collingwood shuffles a hint and nudges it down to fine leg for a single to keep strike

End of over 4 (3 runs) England 11/2 (RR: 2.75)

    • PD Collingwood 1 (1b)
    • OA Shah 3 (9b)
    • SE Bond 2-0-3-1
    • KD Mills 2-0-6-1
4.1

Mills to Collingwood, 2 runs, too short, too wide, Collingwood cracks it between extra cover and mid-off for a couple of runs

4.2

Mills to Collingwood, no run, much better, tempting length, trying to induce him into playing the drive, Collingwood has nothing to do with it

4.3

Mills to Collingwood, no run, overpitched outside off, driven through the line to mid-off

4.4

Mills to Collingwood, no run, back of a length, bowled at 131.6kmph, just outside off, Collingwood rocks back and taps it down to cover

4.5

Mills to Collingwood, no run, seaming away just a fraction, Collingwood is well behind it and knocks it down to midwicket

4.6

Mills to Collingwood, no run, kept really low, he was lucky that didn't pitch in line, just outside off and shot through to the keeper under the bat

End of over 5 (2 runs) England 13/2 (RR: 2.60)

    • PD Collingwood 3 (7b)
    • OA Shah 3 (9b)
    • KD Mills 3-0-8-1
    • SE Bond 2-0-3-1
5.1

Bond to Shah, OUT, got him! Awkward short from Shah, bowled it full outside off, got it to move away, Shah moved across and tried to flick it over square leg, got a thick edge straight to McCullum

OA Shah c †McCullum b Bond 3 (21m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

His impatience costs him his wicket there, the track requires you to take time to settle in but a rush of blood from their star batsman in the previous game has put them in serious trouble here

Morgan to face

5.2

Bond to Morgan, 1 run, off the mark, pushes it back past Bond, wide of a diving mid-on for a single

England will hope Morgan will show some sense now, he played an even more brutal innings against South Africa and has to alter his game significantly now given the situation his team is in

5.3

Bond to Collingwood, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, tapped cautiously towards cover

5.4

Bond to Collingwood, no run, good bounce this time, tempting line outside off, Collingwood isn't going for it

5.5

Bond to Collingwood, no run, back of a length outside off, just a hint of movement back in, left alone again

5.6

Bond to Collingwood, no run, unplayable! Almost identical to the delivery that proved Strauss's undoing, except that it was a little wider and got a little more bounce, Collingwood got a shock, was lucky he didn't nick it

McCullum has a big smile, they're smelling blood here

End of over 6 (1 run) England 14/3 (RR: 2.33)

    • PD Collingwood 3 (11b)
    • EJG Morgan 1 (1b)
    • SE Bond 3-0-4-2
    • KD Mills 3-0-8-1
6.1

Mills to Morgan, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, appears to hold its line, left through to the keeper

6.2

Mills to Morgan, no run, shout for lbw, short of a good length on the off and nips back in to strike Morgan on the pads as he tries to play it on the leg side, would have gone over the stumps

6.3

Mills to Morgan, no run, fullish on the off, worked down to midwicket from the crease

6.4

Mills to Morgan, no run, edged and short, cut back in sharply and almost did him in with the bounce, Morgan was playing forward, took his bottom hand off at the right time and it dropped short of the diving keeper

6.5

Mills to Morgan, 2 runs, angling it in towards middle, tickled behind square for a couple of runs

6.6

Mills to Morgan, no run, fuller on the off stump, defended uneasily towards extra cover off the front foot

End of over 7 (2 runs) England 16/3 (RR: 2.28)

    • EJG Morgan 3 (7b)
    • PD Collingwood 3 (11b)
    • KD Mills 4-0-10-1
    • SE Bond 3-0-4-2

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Nick: "As for Strauss "unsportingly" being denied a runner.... i'm struggling to think of any other sports where you can get someone else to run for you if you aren't conditioned enough to last the match. Such is life, toughen up!"

7.1

Bond to Collingwood, no run, pushed off the front foot in the direction over

7.2

Bond to Collingwood, no run, a slight shuffle from Collingwood even before it's delivered, good length on the off, tapped down towards midwicket

7.3

Bond to Collingwood, no run, short and wide, chops it down towards cover, didn't time that well, there was a chance to relieve some pressure

7.4

Bond to Collingwood, no run, cut back in from a good length outside off, moves all the way back and knocks it on the off side

7.5

Bond to Collingwood, SIX, Memories of that game against Sri Lanka, capitalised on the short one this time, got into position early and smashed him over square leg for six, did the same in that Man-of-the-Match effort against Malinga

7.6

Bond to Collingwood, no run, kept low this time, tried to punch it wide of the covers but it had zipped through him

End of over 8 (6 runs) England 22/3 (RR: 2.75)

    • PD Collingwood 9 (17b 1x6)
    • EJG Morgan 3 (7b)
    • SE Bond 4-0-10-2
    • KD Mills 4-0-10-1
8.1

Mills to Morgan, no run, angling it just outside off, moves across and defends it to point

8.2

Mills to Morgan, no run, teasing him this time, bowled it much closer to the stumps and got it to nip away as Morgan prodded at it, was beaten

8.3

Mills to Morgan, no run, coming back in this time, gets front and across and defends it with a closed face back to the bowler

8.4

Mills to Morgan, no run, pushed it fuller, on a driving length outside off, drives it gently to extra cover

8.5

Mills to Morgan, no run, beaten by the inswinger, hitting the right areas outside off and Morgan can't gauge the extent of the movement, just presents his bat and makes no contact

8.6

Mills to Morgan, no run, short of a length outside off, tries to guide it wide of point but is unable to do, a diving save prevents a single

End of over 9 (maiden) England 22/3 (RR: 2.44)

    • EJG Morgan 3 (13b)
    • PD Collingwood 9 (17b 1x6)
    • KD Mills 5-1-10-1
    • SE Bond 4-0-10-2
9.1

Bond to Collingwood, 1 run, run-out attempt, Guptill could have done better, short outside off, punched it just wide of Guptill at extra cover and set off, there wasn't a single on offer there, had he scored a direct hit, Collingwood was gone

9.2

Bond to Morgan, no run, short of a good length outside off, hitting the pitch hard, left alone

9.3

Bond to Morgan, no run, excellent carry through to McCullum who has to leap to snap that good length delivery

Rhodri: "I am a fan of Joe Denly and believe that he can do well in the international game. But can someone please explain to me why he is in the England side ahead of Alastair Cook who has a list A average of over 35 and strike rate of 74 (compared to Denly's 32 and 70 respectively). Surely Cook would be a better option for the balance of the side and to further matters it is worth considering he has been a member of one of the most successful domestic List A teams in recent years."

9.4

Bond to Morgan, no run, back of a length, again outside off, Morgan lets it through

The sun is out, but New Zealand have got what they wanted in the first ten overs

9.5

Bond to Morgan, no run, pushed it fuller, played it gently down to extra cover off the front foot

9.6

Bond to Morgan, no run, Morgan shouldered arms and turned back immediately with surprise, for it didn't bounce as much as he expected, seen those reactions quite a few times today

End of over 10 (1 run) England 23/3 (RR: 2.30)

    • EJG Morgan 3 (18b)
    • PD Collingwood 10 (18b 1x6)
    • SE Bond 5-0-11-2
    • KD Mills 5-1-10-1

New Zealand have taken the second powerplay. Two slips

10.1

Mills to Collingwood, no run, shout for lbw, nipped back in to strike Collingwood on the pads, had shuffled and was playing off the back foot, what saved him there was the inside edge

10.2

Mills to Collingwood, no run, fullish outside off, gets forward, opens the face and knocks it down to point

10.3

Mills to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length on the off stump, tries to force it off the back foot through the covers, mistimes it back to the bowler

10.4

Mills to Collingwood, no run, short, bowled at 132.1 kmph, pushed off the back foot to extra cover

10.5

Mills to Collingwood, FOUR, improvisation from Collingwood, overpitched on the off stump, just chips it over the in-field, over the bowler's head and the two fielders in the V for a much-needed boundary

10.6

Mills to Collingwood, no run, appeal, banged in short outside off, left alone, Collingwood walks down the pitch, McCullum throws down the stumps at the striker's end, the umpires are consulting, had the umpire Harper called over by the time the batsman walked down? Daryl Harper talks to Vettori, who chats with his team-mates to come up with a decision. The third umpire has given it out, but there are still discussions happening out in the middle. Collingwood has a word with Vettori, and the New Zealand captain's decided to withdraw the appeal and allowed Collingwood to continue.

Vettori and Collingwood shook hands once the decision was made. It all boils down to whether the umpire had called Over, if he hadn't Collingwood was technically out. But they've resolved it now. So on with the game

End of over 11 (4 runs) England 27/3 (RR: 2.45)

    • PD Collingwood 14 (24b 1x4 1x6)
    • EJG Morgan 3 (18b)
    • KD Mills 6-1-14-1
    • SE Bond 5-0-11-2
11.1

Bond to Morgan, no run

11.2

Bond to Morgan, no run, kept low and he got the inside edge as he tried to push it off the back foot

11.3

Bond to Morgan, no run, banged in short outside off, left alone to the keeper

11.4

Bond to Morgan, no run, fuller outside off, moving away from the left-hander, left alone to the keeper

11.5

Bond to Morgan, no run, short of a good length outside off, got it to dart away from Morgan who pushed at it from the crease and was beaten

11.6

Bond to Morgan, no run, fullish outside off, leaving Morgan and he lets it through

End of over 12 (maiden) England 27/3 (RR: 2.25)

    • EJG Morgan 3 (24b)
    • PD Collingwood 14 (24b 1x4 1x6)
    • SE Bond 6-1-11-2
    • KD Mills 6-1-14-1
12.1

Mills to Collingwood, no run

12.2

Mills to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length outside off, moving away a hint, moves across and taps it to cover

12.3

Mills to Collingwood, no run, hurled it short on middle, Collingwood moved back and dropped it on the leg side, hit high on the bat and lobbed up for just a bit

12.4

Mills to Collingwood, no run, angling it in towards middle at 129.5 kmph, defended towards cover

12.5

Mills to Collingwood, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, guided it down to third man for a single

12.6

Mills to Morgan, no run, driving length and Morgan is sucked in, goes for it and is beaten by the movement

End of over 13 (1 run) England 28/3 (RR: 2.15)

    • EJG Morgan 3 (25b)
    • PD Collingwood 15 (29b 1x4 1x6)
    • KD Mills 7-1-15-1
    • SE Bond 6-1-11-2

James Franklin into the attack now

13.1

Franklin to Collingwood, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, worked away off the back foot through square leg for a single

13.2

Franklin to Morgan, no run, short and wide, taps it down, playing slightly away from his body, towards cover

13.3

Franklin to Morgan, FOUR, opportunity gifted and Morgan cashes in, short and wide and he cuts it hard through cover and point for a boundary

13.4

Franklin to Morgan, no run, shortish outside off, needs to get it fuller, played down to point off the back foot

13.5

Franklin to Morgan, no run, driven hard but straight to extra cover, not much movement so far for Franklin

13.6

Franklin to Morgan, no run, short of a good length outside off, a touch too wide, left alone to the keeper

End of over 14 (5 runs) England 33/3 (RR: 2.35)

    • EJG Morgan 7 (30b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 16 (30b 1x4 1x6)
    • JEC Franklin 1-0-5-0
    • KD Mills 7-1-15-1
14.1

Mills to Collingwood, no run, pushed it on a good length and got it to move away prodigiously, quite a contrast to Franklin in the previous over, left alone

14.2

Mills to Collingwood, no run, rare loss in concentration from Collingwood, short of a good length outside off, tried to drive it hard off the back foot through cover, away from his body, and was beaten

14.3

Mills to Collingwood, 2 runs, straying on the pads and some appalling fielding from Guptill at square leg concedes two more, through square leg

Guptill's had a bad day on the field so far, missed a run-out earlier as well

14.4

Mills to Collingwood, 1 run, full on the off and moved away, Collingwood pushed through the line and got a thick edge as it moved away, no gully in place, he gets a single to third man

14.5

Mills to Morgan, no run

14.6

Mills to Morgan, no run, in the slot on leg stump, driving length, drilled into the ground but straight to mid-on

End of over 15 (3 runs) England 36/3 (RR: 2.40)

    • EJG Morgan 7 (32b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 19 (34b 1x4 1x6)
    • KD Mills 8-1-18-1
    • JEC Franklin 1-0-5-0
15.1

Franklin to Collingwood, FOUR, banged in short outside off, in the zone for Collingwood who pulls it disdainfully over midwicket for a boundary

15.2

Franklin to Collingwood, no run, bowled full outside off, pushed through to mid-on

15.3

Franklin to Collingwood, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, holds its line, Collingwood lets it go

15.4

Franklin to Collingwood, no run, back of a length on the off, defended down towards cover

England scored the second-lowest number of runs by any team in the bowling powerplay, they just managed 13. Pakistan head the list with 12.

15.5

Franklin to Collingwood, no run, fullish outside off, gets him to drive but he's not able to get it to move around, pushed through to mid-off

15.6

Franklin to Collingwood, SIX, they've targeted Franklin, short on middle, poor length to Collingwood, rocks back and pulls it hard over the long-leg boundary for a big six

Franklin's provided some timely release for England, and Vettori might just be prompted to make a change. Nevertheless, it's been an eventful 16 overs and New Zealand hold the aces in this crunch game for them.

End of over 16 (10 runs) England 46/3 (RR: 2.87)

    • PD Collingwood 29 (40b 2x4 2x6)
    • EJG Morgan 7 (32b 1x4)
    • JEC Franklin 2-0-15-0
    • KD Mills 8-1-18-1

Sharthak: "I donot remember watching an ICC event where there occurs so many cases for the captains to show their instincts and sportsmanship,on field. And in this Champions Trophy, I think the captains were absolutely spot on!"

Butler charges in now, he's lost some weight apparently, about 7 kgs. He's recovering from an intestinal infection

16.1

Butler to Morgan, no run

16.2

Butler to Morgan, no run, in the channel outside off, getting some good carry through to the keeper

16.3

Butler to Morgan, no run, fullish outside off, a little too wide sho Morgan isn't tempted to play at it

16.4

Butler to Morgan, no run, pitched it up on the off stump, driven through to mid-off

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16.5

Butler to Morgan, no run, back of a length this time, maintaining that line outside off, left alone

16.6

Butler to Morgan, 2 runs, fullish outside off, pushed through hard wide of cover into the deep for a couple of runs

End of over 17 (2 runs) England 48/3 (RR: 2.82)

    • EJG Morgan 9 (38b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 29 (40b 2x4 2x6)
    • IG Butler 1-0-2-0
    • JEC Franklin 2-0-15-0
17.1

Franklin to Collingwood, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, held its line and Collingwood let it through

17.2

Franklin to Collingwood, no run, pitched up outside off, steered down to cover from the crease, had to reach for that a bit

17.3

Franklin to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length on the off, moves across and defends it into the leg side

17.4

Franklin to Collingwood, no run, hurls it just outside off this time, defended solidly down to cover

17.5

Franklin to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood almost did a Shah there, charged down the track to a fullish delivery outside off, but there wasn't a flourish there, just tried to drive it past midwicket, got a thick edge down to third man

17.6

Franklin to Morgan, no run, short and wide, tries to chop it past point but makes no contact

End of over 18 (1 run) England 49/3 (RR: 2.72)

    • EJG Morgan 9 (39b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 30 (45b 2x4 2x6)
    • JEC Franklin 3-0-16-0
    • IG Butler 1-0-2-0
18.1

Butler to Collingwood, 1 run, short on middle, worked down through square leg for a single

18.2

Butler to Morgan, OUT, gone! Butler strikes! Short outside off, got some extra bounce there, went for the cut, got a thick edge and McCullum, trying to collect it over his head, fumbled it and it lobbed up behind him, sharp reaction from Taylor at first slip who dived to his right to complete the catch

EJG Morgan c Taylor b Butler 9 (60m 40b 1x4 0x6) SR: 22.50

England had got a partnership going, but Morgan had gotten himself into a bit of a hole. Butler is hitting the pitch hard, getting some movement and bounce and earned an important wicket there. The struggling Bopara comes in

18.3

Butler to Bopara, no run, struck on the glove, shot off the pitch after landing on middle, nipped back in, he took his bottom hand off at the right time, but that must hurt, taking the pain is Bopara

18.4

Butler to Bopara, no run, defended into the leg side off the front foot

18.5

Butler to Bopara, 1 wide, a rare extra from New Zealand, Butler slides that down the leg side

18.5

Butler to Bopara, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Bopara plays it well, takes the bottom-hand off and guides it down to third man, played it really late

18.6

Butler to Collingwood, no run, shortish on middle, rocks back and turns it down to midwicket

End of over 19 (3 runs) England 52/4 (RR: 2.73)

    • PD Collingwood 31 (47b 2x4 2x6)
    • RS Bopara 1 (3b)
    • IG Butler 2-0-5-1
    • JEC Franklin 3-0-16-0
19.1

Franklin to Bopara, no run, fullish on the off, covers it well by getting to the pitch and defending it towards cover

19.2

Franklin to Bopara, no run, full outside off, leaving the right hander, Bopara leaves it be

19.3

Franklin to Bopara, 1 run, almost chipped it straight to Bond, moving in towards middle, pushed it uppishly but fell safe, short of Bond running in from mid-on

19.4

Franklin to Collingwood, no run, hurls it on a good length outside off, holds its line this time, left alone

19.5

Franklin to Collingwood, SIX, pitched up and Collingwood takes full toll, launching Franklin out of the ground over long-on, the slower one that, Collingwood spotted it

19.6

Franklin to Collingwood, no run, moves across and defends it with bat close to pad on the leg side

End of over 20 (7 runs) England 59/4 (RR: 2.95)

    • PD Collingwood 37 (50b 2x4 3x6)
    • RS Bopara 2 (6b)
    • JEC Franklin 4-0-23-0
    • IG Butler 2-0-5-1
20.1

Butler to Bopara, 1 wide, hurling it down the leg side again, McCullum keeps well, diving to his left

Sticking to two slips

20.1

Butler to Bopara, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended off the back foot into the leg side

20.2

Butler to Bopara, 1 no ball, oversteps, freehit time, Butler losing it slightly by conceding these extras, defended into the off side

20.2

Butler to Bopara, FOUR, cashes in, short outside off, makes way and smacks it over mid-on for a couple of bounces over the ropes

20.3

Butler to Bopara, 2 runs, back of a length outside off, gets a thick edge wide of a diving second slip down to third man for a couple

20.4

Butler to Bopara, 1 run, a touch too straight, nudged away into the leg side for a single

20.5

Butler to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood senses another six with that short one but he was little on it, tried to pull it hard but mistimed it behind square for just a single

20.6

Butler to Bopara, no run, bowled full outside off, driven through to extra cover

End of over 21 (10 runs) England 69/4 (RR: 3.28)

    • RS Bopara 9 (12b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 38 (51b 2x4 3x6)
    • IG Butler 3-0-15-1
    • JEC Franklin 4-0-23-0

Grant Elliott into the attack now

21.1

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, how did that miss? Almost rolled down the pitch after it hit the pitch, Collingwood was lucky that didn't pitch in line with the stumps, there was no way anyone could have played that

21.2

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, shortish outside off, defended towards point

21.3

Elliott to Collingwood, 1 wide, important runs, these extras, another one down the leg side

21.3

Elliott to Collingwood, 1 run, full on middle, driven down to deep midwicket for a single

A widish slip

21.4

Elliott to Bopara, 2 runs, almost had him there! Short outside off, Bopara goes for the cut, gets a thick edge wide of a diving Taylor down to third man, lucky escape there

21.5

Elliott to Bopara, 1 wide, bowled at 120.2 kmph, too wide outside off, another extra run

21.5

Elliott to Bopara, 2 runs, misfield in the deep, New Zealand are losing their guard slightly, turned away down to fine leg, a fumble allows them to come back for the second

21.6

Elliott to Bopara, 1 run, short of a length outside off, chopped down into the deep on the off side for a single

End of over 22 (8 runs) England 77/4 (RR: 3.50)

    • RS Bopara 14 (15b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 39 (54b 2x4 3x6)
    • GD Elliott 1-0-8-0
    • IG Butler 3-0-15-1
22.1

Butler to Bopara, no run, back of a length on middle, defended on the pitch

22.2

Butler to Bopara, no run, cutting it in, Bopara prods at that good length delivery and plays inside the line, is beaten

22.3

Butler to Bopara, no run, pitched it up outside off, tried to drive it through to mid-off, the bat turned in his hand and it rolled down to midwicket

22.4

Butler to Bopara, no run, seaming away, Bopara was left playing away from his body there and was promptly beaten

22.5

Butler to Bopara, no run, shortish on the off stump, bowled at 138.1 kmph, defended from the crease down towards point

22.6

Butler to Bopara, no run, back of a length on the off, drops it down into the leg side, sets off for a single but it's not there, is rightly sent back

End of over 23 (maiden) England 77/4 (RR: 3.34)

    • RS Bopara 14 (21b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 39 (54b 2x4 3x6)
    • IG Butler 4-1-15-1
    • GD Elliott 1-0-8-0
23.1

Elliott to Collingwood, 1 wide

23.1

Elliott to Collingwood, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, pulled down to deep midwicket for a single

23.2

Elliott to Bopara, no run, bowled full on middle, defended with a straight bat down towards mid-on

23.3

Elliott to Bopara, 1 run, slower one bowled full on leg stump, tickled through square leg for a single

23.4

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, back of a length on middle, turned down to midwicket

23.5

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, full outside off, holds its line, Collingwood doesn't play at it

23.6

Elliott to Collingwood, OUT, Excellent catch by Taylor! Short outside off, went for the pull, it appeared it came on to him a little too quickly, mistimed it, hit him high on the bat but it seemed as though it would just about clear midwicket, but Taylor leapt with his outstretched right hand, timing his jump to perfection and snapping it out of thin air to end Collingwood's fighting knock

PD Collingwood c Taylor b Elliott 40 (94m 58b 2x4 3x6) SR: 68.96

Big wicket for New Zealand, Collingwood was settled, had attacked the bowling and he and Bopara appeared to have strung together an innings-reviving stand. But Elliott has struck a timely blow

End of over 24 (3 runs) England 80/5 (RR: 3.33)

    • RS Bopara 15 (23b 1x4)
    • GD Elliott 2-0-11-1
    • IG Butler 4-1-15-1
24.1

Butler to Bopara, no run

24.2

Butler to Bopara, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, defended into the leg side

Luke Wright, the new man in

24.3

Butler to Bopara, 1 no ball, short of a good length on the off, defended solidly off the back foot, oversteps again, another freehit

24.3

Butler to Bopara, FOUR, full and wide, he makes room and slices it over point for a boundary, Butler's bled extras

24.4

Butler to Bopara, 1 wide, a wide now, down the leg side, McCullum tries to salvage something out of a useless appeal, the umpire's having none of it

24.4

Butler to Bopara, no run, banged in short outside off, guided down to point from the crease

24.5

Butler to Bopara, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, gets forward and defends it down to mid-off

24.6

Butler to Bopara, no run, short of a good length outside off, punched down to cover off the back foot

End of over 25 (6 runs) England 86/5 (RR: 3.44)

    • RS Bopara 19 (30b 2x4)
    • LJ Wright 0 (0b)
    • IG Butler 5-1-21-1
    • GD Elliott 2-0-11-1
25.1

Elliott to Wright, no run, shortish outside off, military medium stuff, 118 kmph, pushed to point

25.2

Elliott to Wright, no run, bowled full on the off, driven down to mid-off

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25.3

Elliott to Wright, no run, pushed off the front foot to midwicket

25.4

Elliott to Wright, FOUR, banged in short, Wright is on to it quickly, rocking back and pulling it hard through midwicket for a boundary

25.5

Elliott to Wright, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, defended to cover

25.6

Elliott to Wright, OUT, edged and gone! Probing line just a fraction outside off and just a hint of away movement with some extra bounce, a lethal combination, Wright plays at it, is surprised by the bounce and nicks it straight to the keeper

LJ Wright c †McCullum b Elliott 4 (8m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Still enough assistance in this track for the medium-pacers to exploit. Franklin's replacement with Elliott in the attack today has paid dividends.

End of over 26 (4 runs) England 90/6 (RR: 3.46)

    • RS Bopara 19 (30b 2x4)
    • GD Elliott 3-0-15-2
    • IG Butler 5-1-21-1

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Stuart Broad walks in

26.1

Butler to Bopara, 2 runs, short on middle, worked away through square leg for two more

26.2

Butler to Bopara, no run, back of a length on the off, punched down to extra cover

26.3

Butler to Bopara, 1 run, back of a length outside off, chopped down towards point, well fielded by Taylor there who dived to his left

26.4

Butler to Broad, no run, back of a length on middle, rocks back and dabs it towards cover

26.5

Butler to Broad, 1 run, full on the off, pushed through to deep cover for a single

26.6

Butler to Bopara, no run, short and wide, goes for the cut, gets an underedge down to the keeper

End of over 27 (4 runs) England 94/6 (RR: 3.48)

    • RS Bopara 22 (34b 2x4)
    • SCJ Broad 1 (2b)
    • IG Butler 6-1-25-1
    • GD Elliott 3-0-15-2
27.1

Elliott to Broad, 1 wide, round the wicket and hurls it down the leg side, one more extra run

27.1

Elliott to Broad, OUT, caught and bowled! England continue to slide, bowled on a good length on middle, hit the pitch hard as well as the bat, Broad tried to defend it onto the pitch with hard hands, it struck him high on the bat and lobbed up in front of Elliott who bent low and took it clean on his follow-through

SCJ Broad c & b Elliott 1 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Three now for Elliott, Swann comes in

27.2

Elliott to Swann, 1 run, lands on a good length on leg stump, Swann just tries to fend it away, goes uppish through square leg

27.3

Elliott to Bopara, no run

27.4

Elliott to Bopara, 2 runs, short and wide, cracked off the back foot wide of deep cover for a couple of runs

27.5

Elliott to Bopara, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, tapped down to point

27.6

Elliott to Bopara, no run, beaten! Angling it in towards off and getting it to move off the pitch, Bopara was squared up and had no answer to that one

End of over 28 (4 runs) England 98/7 (RR: 3.50)

    • RS Bopara 24 (38b 2x4)
    • GP Swann 1 (1b)
    • GD Elliott 4-0-19-3
    • IG Butler 6-1-25-1

Vettori wants to finish this off soon. Bond into the attack

28.1

Bond to Swann, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, moves away, left alone to the keeper

28.2

Bond to Swann, no run, back of a length on middle, defended into the leg side wide of the bowler

28.3

Bond to Swann, no run, bowled full outside off, held its line, Swann played inside the line to that one, made no contact

28.4

Bond to Swann, no run, bowled at 140.8kmph, zips through the keeper as Swann leaves it alone

28.5

Bond to Swann, no run, pushed away from his body back to the bowler, full and fast

28.6

Bond to Swann, 1 run, the offcutter, bowled at 138 kmph, guided down to third man for a single

End of over 29 (1 run) England 99/7 (RR: 3.41)

    • GP Swann 2 (7b)
    • RS Bopara 24 (38b 2x4)
    • SE Bond 7-1-12-2
    • GD Elliott 4-0-19-3
29.1

Elliott to Swann, 1 run, banged in short on middle, swipes it to deep square leg for a single

Adam writes in optimistically: "Not to worry, I've heard that you generally expect to get double your score at the 30 over mark. Reckon 200+ will be nice and competitive on this track....."

29.2

Elliott to Bopara, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, cut down to sweeper cover for a single

29.3

Elliott to Swann, no run, lands on a length on the off stump, defended back to the bowler

29.4

Elliott to Swann, 2 runs, aggression from Swann, shortish outside off, thwacked over extra cover into the deep for a couple of runs

29.5

Elliott to Swann, no run, spotted the slower one bowled at 91 kmph, defended it watchfully back to the bowler

29.6

Elliott to Swann, 1 run, bowled fullish outside off, pushed down to sweeper cover for a single

England have reached three-figures. Vettori doesn't see the need to bring himself on, with his seamers doing the job.

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End of over 30 (5 runs) England 104/7 (RR: 3.46)

    • GP Swann 6 (12b)
    • RS Bopara 25 (39b 2x4)
    • GD Elliott 5-0-24-3
    • SE Bond 7-1-12-2
30.1

Bond to Swann, no run, short of a good length on the off, tapped down towards point

30.2

Bond to Swann, no run, back of a length, pushed off the back foot towards cover

30.3

Bond to Swann, FOUR, full and wide and Swann has dispatched it, creamed it past extra cover to the ropes, raced away

30.4

Bond to Swann, no run, fell just short, bowled short outside off, the slower one, Swann tried to bunt that over cover, mistimed it, it fell inches short of a charging Vettori from mid-off

30.5

Bond to Swann, no run, back of a length outside off, cut down to point

30.6

Bond to Swann, 1 run, pushed off the back foot wide of cover for a quick single, Guptill it was again, a safe bet for a single this innings

End of over 31 (5 runs) England 109/7 (RR: 3.51)

    • GP Swann 11 (18b 1x4)
    • RS Bopara 25 (39b 2x4)
    • SE Bond 8-1-17-2
    • GD Elliott 5-0-24-3
31.1

Elliott to Swann, no run, pushed off the back foot to cover

31.2

Elliott to Swann, OUT, Elliott takes four! Bangs it in short again, it's fetched him wickets today, Swann goes for the pull, again a little late into the shot, gets the top edge and McCullum waits endlessly for the law of gravity to take effect and watches it into his palms

GP Swann c †McCullum b Elliott 11 (17m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.00

It seems New Zealand don't need a Bond to knock this off. Elliott's ranged around 120-125 kmph today, and got it to move about. That's been enough.

31.3

Elliott to Bopara, no run

31.4

Elliott to Bopara, 1 run, fullish on middle, defended into the leg side towards midwicket

Sidebottom comes in. Elliott's previous best was 3-14 against Scotland

31.5

Elliott to Sidebottom, no run, bowled full outside off, left alone to the keeper, round the wicket to the left-hander

The two batsmen have a chat

31.6

Elliott to Sidebottom, no run, driving length outside off, shoulders arms to that one

End of over 32 (1 run) England 110/8 (RR: 3.43)

    • RJ Sidebottom 0 (2b)
    • RS Bopara 26 (41b 2x4)
    • GD Elliott 6-0-25-4
    • SE Bond 8-1-17-2
32.1

Bond to Bopara, 1 run, bowled full at 140.7 kmph on middle, turned down to deep midwicket for a single

32.2

Bond to Sidebottom, no run, short of a good length on middle, 143.9 kmph, dabbed down to midwicket

32.3

Bond to Sidebottom, no run, short outside off, tries to play at it initially but then withdraws, gets a thick edge wide of Elliott at second slip, he dives to his left and saves a couple of runs

32.4

Bond to Sidebottom, 1 run, played it down deliberately this time, down to third man

32.5

Bond to Bopara, no run, the offcutter, bowled at 127.8 kmph, tapped into the leg side in front of midwicket

32.6

Bond to Bopara, 2 runs, banged in short on middle, pulled it with restraint over square leg for a couple of runs, it means Sidebottom's on strike in the next over

End of over 33 (4 runs) England 114/8 (RR: 3.45)

    • RS Bopara 29 (44b 2x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 1 (5b)
    • SE Bond 9-1-21-2
    • GD Elliott 6-0-25-4
33.1

Elliott to Sidebottom, no run, bowled full on the pads, tried to glance it down, was rapped on the pads, no run there

33.2

Elliott to Sidebottom, 1 leg bye, banged in short on leg stump, tries to whip it fine, gets it behind square for a single

33.3

Elliott to Bopara, 1 run, short on leg stump, turned down to fine leg, thinks of a second but no chance

33.4

Elliott to Sidebottom, no run, bowled on a good length on the off, pushed down to mid-off

33.5

Elliott to Sidebottom, no run, pushed off the back foot towards cover

33.6

Elliott to Sidebottom, 1 wide, full and wide down the leg side, one more to this total

33.6

Elliott to Sidebottom, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, went at it hard off the back foot, but it was bowled slower and kept low, no contact made

The odd one is still keeping low, and there is still some movement off the pitch as we saw with Bond in this spell. The bowlers are enjoying this.

End of over 34 (3 runs) England 117/8 (RR: 3.44)

    • RJ Sidebottom 1 (10b)
    • RS Bopara 30 (45b 2x4)
    • GD Elliott 7-0-27-4
    • SE Bond 9-1-21-2
34.1

Bond to Bopara, no run, bowled full outside off, tries to drive it through the line, gets a thick outside edge to point

34.2

Bond to Bopara, no run, slower one bowled short on the off, gets on the back foot and taps it wide of second slip

34.3

Bond to Bopara, no run, bowled full on middle at 138.9 kmph, driven down to mid-on

34.4

Bond to Bopara, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets behind it nicely and defends it back to the bowler

34.5

Bond to Bopara, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, chops it down to point, no single there

34.6

Bond to Bopara, OUT, plumb! Kept low, the pitch is still doing things, bowled on a good length on middle and didn't rise up one bit, struck Bopara extremely low on the pads as he went across to work it into the leg side, no way he was going to get down to playing that one, England are nine down, was struck in line with middle and leg

RS Bopara lbw b Bond 30 (78m 51b 2x4 0x6) SR: 58.82

Bond ends a rewarding spell, taking 3 for 21. New Zealand are totally in command now. Anderson, who showed impressive defensive skills against Australia in the Ashes, walks in.

End of over 35 (wicket maiden) England 117/9 (RR: 3.34)

    • RJ Sidebottom 1 (10b)
    • SE Bond 10-2-21-3
    • GD Elliott 7-0-27-4

Bopara has gone, and England have taken the batting powerplay.

35.1

Elliott to Sidebottom, no run, appeal for a catch, bowled short down the leg side, Sidebottom tries to help it on its way down to fine leg, McCullum went up, it may have flicked his shirt on the way, Sidebottom shook his head immediately, tough to tell

35.2

Elliott to Sidebottom, no run, pushed off the front foot to cover

35.3

Elliott to Sidebottom, 1 run, short outside off, cut down to third man for a single

35.4

Elliott to Anderson, 1 run, stopped on him a little there, he was through with his shot, lobbed up over extra cover, fell safe and he took a single

35.5

Elliott to Sidebottom, 2 runs, bowled full and slow on middle, wristily turned away through square leg for a couple more

35.6

Elliott to Sidebottom, no run, short of a good length outside off, tries to punch it off the back foot, gets an inside edge onto his thighs

End of over 36 (4 runs) England 121/9 (RR: 3.36)

    • RJ Sidebottom 4 (15b)
    • JM Anderson 1 (1b)
    • GD Elliott 8-0-31-4
    • SE Bond 10-2-21-3

Butler to bowl

36.1

Butler to Anderson, no run, bowled full on the off, moves back, opens the face and plays it to point

36.2

Butler to Anderson, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, punched down to deep cover for a single

36.3

Butler to Sidebottom, 1 leg bye, tries to fend it through square leg, was struck high on the pads, they squeeze a leg bye

36.4

Butler to Anderson, no run, kept low again, for the umpteenth time, just outside off and zipped under his bat, you can't play at those

36.5

Butler to Anderson, no run, in the blockhole on middle, dug out towards mid-off

36.6

Butler to Anderson, no run, pushed firmly off the back foot but straight to extra cover

End of over 37 (2 runs) England 123/9 (RR: 3.32)

    • JM Anderson 2 (6b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 4 (16b)
    • IG Butler 7-1-26-1
    • GD Elliott 8-0-31-4

Mills is brought back

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37.1

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, short of a length outside off, tries to force it hard off the back foot, is nowhere near it

37.2

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, much fuller, goes for the drive, moved away just a hint off the pitch and beat the outside edge

37.3

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed down towards mid-off

37.4

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, bowled full outside off, driven into the ground straight to Guptill at extra cover

37.5

Mills to Sidebottom, 1 run, a touch fullish outside off, cracked down to deep point for a single

37.6

Mills to Anderson, no run, shortish on middle, pushes through the line, gets a thick edge well short of Taylor at first slip

End of over 38 (1 run) England 124/9 (RR: 3.26)

    • JM Anderson 2 (7b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 5 (21b)
    • KD Mills 9-1-19-1
    • IG Butler 7-1-26-1
38.1

Butler to Sidebottom, no run, round the wicket and shortish on middle, tries to push it hard past midwicket, gets an inside edge onto the pads

38.2

Butler to Sidebottom, no run, short outside off, tries to thump it through the covers, limited footwork there, doesn't connect

38.3

Butler to Sidebottom, FOUR, struck well, short on middle, rocks back and pulls it over square leg for a one bounce four

38.4

Butler to Sidebottom, FOUR, more, short on leg stump, worked away off the hips behind square, fine leg takes a while to run across and cut that off, it appears Mills has just dragged it back in, but it's too tough to tell, replays confirm it's a boundary

38.5

Butler to Sidebottom, no run, full outside off, driven back to the bowler and Butler, in frustration, pretends to hurl it back down the pitch

38.6

Butler to Sidebottom, no run, short on the off, punched off the back foot to Guptill at cover

End of over 39 (8 runs) England 132/9 (RR: 3.38)

    • RJ Sidebottom 13 (27b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 2 (7b)
    • IG Butler 8-1-34-1
    • KD Mills 9-1-19-1
39.1

Mills to Anderson, no run, short and wide, slashes hard, is nowhere near it

39.2

Mills to Anderson, no run, short on the off, pushed off the back foot to point

39.3

Mills to Anderson, no run, the extra bounce there, tried to push it hard off the back foot, made no contact as it rose past him

39.4

Mills to Anderson, no run, back of a length just outside off, hit straight to extra cover

39.5

Mills to Anderson, no run, back of a length outside off, went after it again, too quick for him there, was too late on the shot

39.6

Mills to Anderson, no run, banged in hard on middle, gets back and knocks it down back on the pitch

End of over 40 (maiden) England 132/9 (RR: 3.30)

    • JM Anderson 2 (13b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 13 (27b 2x4)
    • KD Mills 10-2-19-1
    • IG Butler 8-1-34-1

Franklin into the attack now. He's struggled today

40.1

Franklin to Sidebottom, no run, bowled full on the off, defended to cover off the front foot

40.2

Franklin to Sidebottom, 1 wide, bowled down the leg side, called a wide

40.2

Franklin to Sidebottom, FOUR, class from Sidebottom, bowled full on middle, presents the full face and drives it stylishly down the ground wide of mid-on for a boundary

40.3

Franklin to Sidebottom, no run, short of a good length outside off, pushed to cover off the back foot

40.4

Franklin to Sidebottom, no run, angling it in towards the off stump, pushed to cover, bowled on a good length this time

Theo: "Sidebottom and Anderson must feel very flattered for being entrusted with the batting powerplay"

40.5

Franklin to Sidebottom, 1 run, worked away off the front foot wide of midwicket for a single

40.6

Franklin to Anderson, no run, short of a good length outside off, holds its line and Anderson lets it through

End of over 41 (6 runs) England 138/9 (RR: 3.36)

    • JM Anderson 2 (14b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 18 (32b 3x4)
    • JEC Franklin 5-0-29-0
    • KD Mills 10-2-19-1

A frustrating stand this for New Zealand, inching towards 150 are England. Many of your prayers are answered. Vettori into the attack now

41.1

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, tossed up, bowled on a good length outside off, pushed to cover

41.2

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, threw it up on middle and leg, tried to work it through square leg, was struck on the pads

41.3

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, pushed through quicker outside off, Sidebottom tried to defend it but it zipped past him

41.4

Vettori to Sidebottom, 4 byes, turned in sharply from a good length outside off, Sidebottom tries to defend it off the back foot, it beats him through the gate and the keeper for four byes

41.5

Vettori to Sidebottom, 1 run, tries to work it across the line, gets a leading edge well over extra cover for a single

41.6

Vettori to Anderson, 1 run, pushed into the leg side wide of midwicket for one more

End of over 42 (6 runs) England 144/9 (RR: 3.42)

    • JM Anderson 3 (15b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 19 (37b 3x4)
    • DL Vettori 1-0-2-0
    • JEC Franklin 5-0-29-0

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42.1

Franklin to Anderson, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed off the back foot to the bowler

42.2

Franklin to Anderson, 1 run, full on middle, pushed wide of midwicket for a single

42.3

Franklin to Sidebottom, no run, back of a length on the off, punched back to the bowler

Bruce Perkins: "While I've got sour grapes left in the fruit basket - how many strips has the groundsman prepared for the tournament? How many times has this one been used?"

42.4

Franklin to Sidebottom, no run, shortish on middle, presents the straight bat back to Franklin

42.5

Franklin to Sidebottom, 1 run, worked off the back foot to midwicket, Sidebottom yells NO but Anderson is already halfway down the pitch, a direct hit at the bowler's end attempted but it misses by a fair distance, overthrows result in one more to the total

42.6

Franklin to Anderson, no run, banged in short outside off, is surprised by the extra bounce and makes way

End of over 43 (2 runs) England 146/9 (RR: 3.39)

    • JM Anderson 4 (18b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 20 (40b 3x4)
    • JEC Franklin 6-0-31-0
    • DL Vettori 1-0-2-0
43.1

Vettori to Sidebottom, OUT, Vettori finishes it off, bowled on a good length on middle, rose up to Sidebottom who gets forward and just chips it straight to midwicket

RJ Sidebottom c Taylor b Vettori 20 (51m 41b 3x4 0x6) SR: 48.78

New Zealand now have the best opportunity to seal a place in the semis. They have made the best use of favourable conditions to skittle out England for a paltry score, but they will be aware that the pitch is still playing tricks. The total is still below-par, and they'll fancy chasing it with relative ease. New Zealand, basically, need 139 to qualify, so even if they lose after having reached that score, they're through. Join us in a bit for the chase.

One more interesting tidbit - If New Zealand reach their target in 44.3 overs or less, they top the group

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