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

1.1

Martin to Wright, 1 leg bye, a step down the track and to off, misses and a loud appeal as it hits him on the pads but well outside off

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

1.5

Martin to Wright, OUT, jags back from short of a length and Wright cramped as he looks to work into the off side, it takes him on the gloves and McCullum does really well to dive to his right as the ball dies on him

LJ Wright c †McCullum b Martin 1 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

1.6

Martin to Pietersen, FOUR, shimmies to the off and helps the ball behind square on the leg side ...fine leg is up in the circle and has no chance

England 16/1   CS Martin 1-0-5-1

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

3.2

Martin to Pietersen, FOUR, driven on the up through the covers between the two men in the ring. He really thumped that ...

3.3

Martin to Pietersen, no run, firm drive past the bowler but mid-off covers

3.4

Martin to Pietersen, 1 run, tip and run into the off side

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   CS Martin 2-0-12-2

5.1

Martin to Pietersen, FOUR, slower ball, a thick edge and it goes fine enough to beat the man back on the boundary

5.2

Martin to Pietersen, FOUR, slashing drive, a thick inside edge and the ball squeezes past leg stump and too wide for McCullum to have any chance, four runs to fine leg

5.3

Martin to Pietersen, 2 runs, short, pulled and Patel looks to be beaten at deep midwicket but slides and pulls the ball back brilliantly

5.4

Martin to Pietersen, no run, he dances down the pitch but can't get any power in the shot and it goes to mid-off

5.5

Martin to Pietersen, FOUR, full toss - Pietersen started to come and then went back - driven hard between mid-off and extra cover, super timing

5.6

Martin to Pietersen, no run, wide, slashed to cover

England 59/2   CS Martin 3-0-26-2

7.1

Martin to Pietersen, SIX, short and pulled off the front foot for six over long-on, absolutely hammered

7.2

Martin to Pietersen, no run, slower ball, Pietersen pushed defensively into the off side

7.3

Martin to Pietersen, 1 run, full toss, he gets slightly inside out as he drives to longish-off

7.4

Martin to Collingwood, no run, slightly slower outside off, Collingwood beaten as he looks to push into the covers

7.5

Martin to Collingwood, no run, wide, Collingwood walks to the off to play it and misses, there was a noise but the appeal was no more than half hearted

7.6

Martin to Collingwood, 1 run, punched off the back foot into the covers

England 75/3   CS Martin 4-0-34-2
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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