England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Wicket commentary

England in New Zealand ODI Series - 3rd ODI

New Zealand v England

England won by 6 wickets (with 18 balls remaining) (D/L method)

1.5

Anderson to McCullum, OUT, massive breakthrough and that's good aggression from Anderson. Another short ball, angling in and cramping McCullum as he attempted to cut his way out of trouble. Alastair Cook at slip claims a simple looped chance. England are up and running

BB McCullum c Cook b Anderson 4 (8m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

New Zealand 7/1   JD Ryder 2* (5b)   JM Anderson 0.5-0-1-1

10.4

Broad to How, OUT, How looks to drive through extra cover, the ball squirts off a thick edge and scoots to the left of Collingwood at backward point who takes a good, low catch ... it wasn't going hard but it was dying on him

JM How c Collingwood b Broad 10 (39m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

New Zealand 40/2   JD Ryder 23* (38b 2x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 0.4-0-1-1

11.1

Anderson to Ryder, OUT, the sucker punch ... short, Ryder pulls and it goes straight down the throat of the man out in the deep five yards behind square. Mascarenhas hardly has to move and he turns and shows the ball to spectators who have been giving him some verbals

JD Ryder c Mascarenhas b Anderson 23 (51m 39b 2x4 1x6) SR: 58.97

New Zealand 40/3   LRPL Taylor 0* (2b)   JM Anderson 5.1-0-17-2

14.5

Broad to Styris, OUT, short, he pulls from outside off and Mascarenhas at shortish midwicket takes a really good catch above his head. It was slightly too short for the pull and that's why he couldn't get on top of it and ended up playing more of a tennis swat

SB Styris c Mascarenhas b Broad 3 (16m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

New Zealand 53/4   LRPL Taylor 10* (13b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 2.5-1-5-2

21.6

Collingwood to Fulton, OUT, straight through a large gap between bat and pad - his footwork has been minimal throughout - and the off stump is sent flying

PG Fulton b Collingwood 4 (30m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.00

New Zealand 64/5   LRPL Taylor 17* (31b 1x4)   PD Collingwood 1-0-1-1

29.3

Collingwood to Taylor, OUT, oh dear ... salt in the wound. First the six is discounted and three balls later Taylor misses a straight one and is given lbw. He was a long way forward but it wasn't high. In normal circumstances that would be okay, but given what has already happened this over, it's bound to be a discussion point ...

LRPL Taylor lbw b Collingwood 31 (84m 49b 1x4 1x6) SR: 63.26

New Zealand 95/6   JDP Oram 17* (27b 1x4 1x6)   PD Collingwood 2.3-0-5-2

41.3

Collingwood to Vettori, OUT, as he now does every ball, Vettori steps to the leg and gives himself room, but this time he pulls the ball straight to Shah at deep midwicket

DL Vettori c Shah b Collingwood 42 (48m 35b 4x4 1x6) SR: 120.00

New Zealand 169/7   JDP Oram 49* (64b 4x4 1x6)   PD Collingwood 7.3-0-36-3

45.5

Broad to Mills, OUT, short, Mills takes the bait and hooks, gets a big top edge and Cook comes in from the deep-midwicket boundary and has to make a late adjustment and dive forward to hold the ball inches above the turf. In this breeze that must have been swirling around and he did well

KD Mills c Cook b Broad 8 (20m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

New Zealand 199/8   JDP Oram 69* (79b 4x4 2x6)   SCJ Broad 8.5-1-16-3

48.5

Sidebottom to Oram, OUT, another full toss, Oram thumps that over Bell at wide mid-on, it seems for all the world to be falling beyond him but he turns, runs and dives full length to take a brilliant catch as the ball drops over his shoulder

JDP Oram c Bell b Sidebottom 88 (118m 91b 4x4 4x6) SR: 96.70

New Zealand 223/9   PA Hitchcock 4* (7b)   RJ Sidebottom 9.5-0-37-1
Series Results
New Zealand v England at Christchurch - Feb 23, 2008
New Zealand won by 34 runs (D/L method)
New Zealand v England at Napier - Feb 20, 2008
Match tied
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Feb 15, 2008
England won by 6 wickets (with 18 balls remaining) (D/L method)
New Zealand v England at Hamilton - Feb 12, 2008
New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 107 balls remaining) (D/L method)
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Feb 9, 2008
New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 120 balls remaining)
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Feb 15, 2008

A rainbow frames Eden Park, New Zealand v England, 3rd ODI, Auckland, February 15, 2008

A rainbow frames Eden Park

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Feb 15, 2008

Ian Bell pushes off the back foot, New Zealand v England, 3rd ODI, Auckland, February 15, 2008

Ian Bell pushes off the back foot

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