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

0.2

Mills to Wright, 1 run, half forward, a thick inside edge squirts into the leg side

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   KD Mills 1-0-10-0

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

2.4

Mills to Pietersen, 1 run, turned to deep midwicket, Pietersen again moves to the off to give himself freedom to work the leg side

2.5

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

2.6

Mills to Pietersen, FOUR, overpitched, a sweet straight drive to the right of the bowler, all along the ground and it scurries away unhindered with nobody out in the deep

England 31/1   KD Mills 2-0-25-0

16.1

Mills to Collingwood, FOUR, full toss swished behind square, effortless and effective

16.2

Mills to Collingwood, 1 run, thick inside edge to deep backward square leg

16.3

Mills to Mascarenhas, FOUR, short, pulled hard to deep midwicket where Ryder flings himself full stretch to his right, gets a hand to it but can't hold on

16.4

Mills to Mascarenhas, OUT, he steps to leg and cuts the ball to third man where Patel hardly had to move

AD Mascarenhas c Patel b Mills 31 (14m 14b 1x4 4x6) SR: 221.42

16.5

Mills to Collingwood, 1 run, slower, he waits and paddles into the leg side

16.6

Mills to Swann, 1 run, pushed to cover, tip and run and a slight misfield ensures there are no alarms

England 159/6   KD Mills 3-0-36-1

18.1

Mills to Broad, FOUR, full toss driven straight and the two men in the deep cannot get round as it thuds into the sightscreen

18.2

Mills to Broad, 1 run, slower ball, flicked to deep midwicket

18.3

Mills to Swann, 1 run, good yorker, well played by Swann as he squirts it into the off side

18.4

Mills to Broad, OUT, slower ball, Broad gets under it, plenty of elevation but no distance. Styris at midwicket watches it like a hawk and makes no mistake

SCJ Broad c Styris b Mills 6 (5m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

18.5

Mills to Swann, 1 run, dropped ... thumped to midwicket, an inch off the ground by the time it reaches the diving fielder. That would have been an amazing catch ...

18.6

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, slower ball, beats the bat and McCullum applauds enthusiastically

England 173/8   KD Mills 4-0-43-2
Series Results
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England won by 50 runs
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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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