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

3.5

Martin to Bell, no run, wide but slashed hard to cover who stops well

3.6

Martin to Bell, 2 runs, driven between cover and point, not quite timed and Taylor makes a sliding stop and return ten yards in from the boundary

England 38/2   IR Bell 2* (2b)

4.2

Oram to Bell, no run, driven hard back at Oram who gets down well for a big man, quickly enough to force Pietersen, backing up, to dive for safety in case there's a shy at the stumps

4.3

Oram to Bell, FOUR, slashed through where second slip would have been had he not just been moved

4.4

Oram to Bell, no run, checked push to point and a loud yell of "no" from bell even as he looks to set off for the single

4.5

Oram to Bell, 1 run, straight drive squirts off a thick edge to deep midwicket

England 44/2   IR Bell 7* (6b 1x4)

6.1

Oram to Bell, no run, slightly short, pushed to cover

6.2

Oram to Bell, 1 run, slower ball, chipped over mid-on who can't scurry back and the ball drops two or three yards over him

6.4

Oram to Bell, FOUR, short and wide, Bell slaps that hard over point and away

6.5

Oram to Bell, OUT, corker yorker does for Bell, he was looking to make room to hit to the off and was completely cleaned up

IR Bell b Oram 12 (15m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

England 65/3   IR Bell 12 (10b 2x4)
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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