England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

England in New Zealand T20I Series - 1st T20I

New Zealand v England

England won by 32 runs

0.1

Mills to Mustard, 1 run, turned to leg to loud cheers

0.3

Mills to Mustard, no run, wide and full, driven hard into the ground and back to the bowler

0.4

Mills to Mustard, no run, super ball, beats the outside edge and he plays a rather nothing shot with a slightly open face

0.5

Mills to Mustard, FOUR, one step and heaved through midwicket, there is a man in the deep but he's too square to cut that off

0.6

Mills to Mustard, FOUR, pulled for four past the man just behind square on the edge of the circle

England 10/0   P Mustard 9* (5b 2x4)

1.2

Martin to Mustard, no run, a big stride to leg, the ball is outside off and he ends up groping tennis-like and misses

1.3

Martin to Mustard, no run, leaves him off the seam, just short and with the batsman anchored to the crease outside leg stump, he can't really play any more than a airy waft

1.4

Martin to Mustard, 1 run, think inside edge into the on side

England 12/0   P Mustard 10* (8b 2x4)

2.1

Mills to Mustard, 2 runs, dropped ... slashed high to third man off a thick outside edge.Chris Martin is slow to start and so has to dive forward and can't hold on

2.2

Mills to Mustard, SIX, driven over long-on for six, flat and hard and four rows back but never more than eight feet off the ground

2.3

Mills to Mustard, 1 run, bottom-handed slog to deep midwicket

2.5

Mills to Mustard, 1 run, full toss patted to Ross Taylor at midwicket, a quick single but no more

England 27/1   P Mustard 20* (12b 2x4 1x6)

3.1

Martin to Mustard, OUT, short, pulled straight to deep midwicket, the rather large Jesse Ryder did not have to move which is probably just as well. The ball came off the toe-end of the bat which is why it didn't carry the boundary

P Mustard c Ryder b Martin 20 (13m 13b 2x4 1x6) SR: 153.84

England 31/2   P Mustard 20 (13b 2x4 1x6)
Series Results
New Zealand v England at Christchurch - Feb 7, 2008
England won by 50 runs
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Feb 5, 2008
England won by 32 runs
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Photos

Feb 5, 2008

Jesse Ryder works one to leg during his 22, New Zealand v England, 1st Twenty20, Auckland, February 5, 2008

Jesse Ryder works one to leg during his 22

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Feb 5, 2008

Luke Wright waits expectantly for someone to catch the ball off his bowling, New Zealand v England, 1st Twenty20, Auckland, February 5, 2008

Luke Wright waits expectantly for someone to catch the ball off his bowling

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