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

4.1

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, turned to wide midwicket

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

4.6

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, worked to short fine leg

England 45/2   JDP Oram 1-0-7-0

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

6.3

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed to long-on

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

6.6

Oram to Collingwood, 2 runs, edged past backward point

England 67/3   JDP Oram 2-0-15-1

8.1

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, driven on the trot to mid-off

8.2

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, worked to midwicket, he realised there was no big shot to be played and settled for the single

8.3

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, yorker length, squirted to backward point

8.4

Oram to Pietersen, 2 runs, turned to deepish square, there never looked to be a second there but they ran really quickly

8.5

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, turned to square leg

8.6

Oram to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood steps to the off and tries to sweep, the length is Ok for that but he gets in a muddle and ends up dumped on the ground with the ball at his feet. No runs and not much remaining dignity either ...

England 81/3   JDP Oram 3-0-21-1

14.1

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, firm drive to deep cover

14.2

Oram to Mascarenhas, no run, angled in at his feet, he falls over as he plays it

14.3

Oram to Mascarenhas, 1 wide, down the leg and that's the first wide of the day

14.3

Oram to Mascarenhas, no run, he looks to run it to third man but it's far too close to him and the ball squeezes over the top of off stump

14.4

Oram to Mascarenhas, no run, tight over this one, pushed to mid-off

14.5

Oram to Mascarenhas, 1 run, pushed to deep cover, placed and not hit hard

14.6

Oram to Collingwood, no run, paddled from some way outside off stump, up in the air and two yards short of backward square leg, and then there's a chance of a run-out at the bowler's end but the throw is wide

England 122/5   JDP Oram 4-0-24-1
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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