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

10.1

Southee to Shah, no run, good start and a big cheer, full and turned to midwicket who slides on his knees to stop

10.2

Southee to Shah, 2 runs, straight drive, long-on round to field but he cannot prevent the second

10.3

Southee to Shah, no run, really sharp yorker which Shah does well to keep out

10.4

Southee to Shah, FOUR, wristy flick through midwicket, classic Shah stroke

10.5

Southee to Shah, no run, steered with an open face to backward point

10.6

Southee to Shah, 1 run, again backward point into action but this time they take on his arm and win

England 93/4   TG Southee 1-0-7-0

12.1

Southee to Shah, no run, up in the blockhole, dug out to midwicket

12.2

Southee to Shah, 1 run, driven with an open face behind square on the off side

12.3

Southee to Collingwood, 1 run, slower ball, he waits and then heaves it into the leg side

12.4

Southee to Shah, SIX, lovely shot, Shah flicks the ball over midwicket, using his feet to get to it, six all the way

12.5

Southee to Shah, FOUR, the bowler overcorrects but Shah is expecting it and drives straight and hard, long-off has no chance

12.6

Southee to Shah, 1 run, prodded into the off side, Shah was looking for the second - which was never on - but Collingwood sent him back

England 117/4   TG Southee 2-0-20-0

17.1

Southee to Swann, 1 run, full toss punched to long-on, he stepped to the off to hit it and Southee did well to follow him and restrict his options

17.2

Southee to Collingwood, OUT, rather airy drive, leaning back, to Styris at extra cover ... he takes it above his head, spills it, grabs at it with his right hand, juggles again and finally takes it at the third time of asking

PD Collingwood c Styris b Southee 26 (46m 22b 1x4 1x6) SR: 118.18

17.3

Southee to Swann, FOUR, thick inside edge goes past his leg stump and runs to fine leg for four

17.4

Southee to Swann, no run, full outside off, Swann gives himself too much room and misses

17.5

Southee to Swann, 1 run, very hard drive, Styris at extra cover makes a good tumbling stop five yards outside the circle

17.6

Southee to Broad, 1 run, waist-high full toss, Broad misses out and his pull dribbles out to square leg

England 166/7   TG Southee 3-0-27-1

19.1

Southee to Swann, 1 run, good length and a hint of inswing, Swann can do no more than work the ball to long-on

19.2

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, full and wide, too good for a swishing Sidebottom

19.3

Southee to Sidebottom, FOUR, wide again but a thick edge with a hint of an open face, too fine for third man to have a chance

19.4

Southee to Sidebottom, 1 run, leans back and slogs, the ball falls into space in the covers

19.5

Southee to Swann, FOUR, wide and full, two feet off a yorker, Swann leans back and places the ball between fielders behind square on the off

19.6

Southee to Swann, 1 run, driven to long-off, it should have been one but Sidebottom was coming back come what may ... th throw was not great and there could have been an overthrow had Sidebottom not been going so fast to make his ground at the non-striker's end

England 184/8   TG Southee 4-0-38-1
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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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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