England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

England in New Zealand T20I Series - 2nd T20I

New Zealand v England

England won by 50 runs

0.1

Mills to Mustard, 1 run, short and pulled firmly around the corner, that didn't get up as much as anticipated, but nicely controlled all the same

0.6

Mills to Mustard, no run, banged in short, Mustard swings into a hook shot, but no contact

England 2/0   P Mustard 1* (2b)

1.2

Martin to Mustard, 1 run, Mustard makes room to leg, Martin spots him going and follows him well. A single is the upshot as the ball is pushed straight down the ground and picked up at mid-on

1.5

Martin to Mustard, SIX, a thick outside edge, Mustard totally squared up as he aimed over midwicket, and that's sailed all the way over third man! Remarkable

1.6

Martin to Mustard, 1 wide, wild, down the leg side

1.6

Martin to Mustard, 1 run, good yorker, dug out well, and a scampered single to end the over

England 13/0   P Mustard 9* (5b 1x6)

2.1

Mills to Mustard, no run, cracking delivery, inswinging yorker to the left-hander, who is knocked off his feet as he gets his toes out of the way

2.2

Mills to Mustard, SIX, smacked down the ground! A filthy looking shot - that's something I'd play, head up, leaning backwards, no hope of middling it. But he did, and long-off had no chance

2.3

Mills to Mustard, no run, another filthy smear, no contact as he swings to leg

2.4

Mills to Mustard, no run, and yet more filthy slugging. There's no other word for it. But when he connects, all is forgiven

2.5

Mills to Mustard, FOUR, overpitched, and he pays the price, another scythe through the line, and hit straight down the ground

2.6

Mills to Mustard, 1 run, clubbed firmly to midwicket. The end of an intentful over ...

England 24/0   P Mustard 20* (11b 1x4 2x6)

3.1

Martin to Mustard, 1 run, tucked off the hip - Mustard's most measured shot of the morning - and a simple single to short fine leg

3.4

Martin to Mustard, 1 run, another attempted yorker, a fraction misdirected, but effective enough

England 31/0   P Mustard 22* (13b 1x4 2x6)

4.1

Hitchcock to Mustard, SIX, Full length, into the slot, deposited over long-on. That was travelling

4.2

Hitchcock to Mustard, 1 run, gives himself room, but shouldn't have bothered. Hitchcock holds it back and Mustard's wild swing isn't properly timed

4.6

Hitchcock to Mustard, FOUR, pinged down the ground, and a lame attempt at an interception from mid-off. He gets half a hand on it, but that's not enough

England 57/0   P Mustard 33* (16b 2x4 3x6)

6.1

Southee to Mustard, no run, good length, outside off and angling in. Mustard defends with a tentative jab. Unusual reticence ...

6.2

Southee to Mustard, 1 run, thumped through the covers

6.4

Southee to Mustard, 1 run, angled into the left-hander from round the wicket, a big baseball-style mow, under-edged through to the keeper who fields well

England 70/1   P Mustard 35* (19b 2x4 3x6)

7.4

Styris to Mustard, FOUR, short, too short. And too slow as well. Mustard has all the time he needs to pick his spot, and that spot is somewhere over extra cover

7.5

Styris to Mustard, no run, into position for an exaggerated sweep from way outside off, but not timed

7.6

Styris to Mustard, 1 run, an urgent thump into the covers

England 76/3   P Mustard 40* (22b 3x4 3x6)

8.1

Southee to Mustard, no run, round the wicket, and beaten. Well bowled

8.2

Southee to Mustard, OUT, smeared high and handsome, scraping the long white cloud itself, and Mills at mid-on has to back-pedal to take a steepling chance. He does well, and that's the end of an aggressive and impressive innings from Mustard

P Mustard c Mills b Southee 40 (39m 24b 3x4 3x6) SR: 166.66

England 76/4   P Mustard 40 (24b 3x4 3x6)
Series Results
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England won by 50 runs
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Feb 7, 2008

Dimitri Mascarenhas uppercuts his first ball for six, New Zealand v England, 2nd Twenty20, Christchurch, February 7, 2008

Dimitri Mascarenhas uppercuts his first ball for six

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Feb 7, 2008

Brendon McCullum looks aghast as Ryan Sidebottom strikes, New Zealand v England, 2nd Twenty20, Christchurch, February 7, 2008

Brendon McCullum looks aghast as Ryan Sidebottom strikes

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