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

8.4

Southee to Shah, no run, clipped into the leg-side

8.5

Southee to Shah, no run, pushed up to mid-off again. A sudden wave of calm sweeps over the shot selection

8.6

Southee to Shah, no run, left alone outside off stump! Good grief, how improbable ...

England 77/4   OA Shah 0* (3b)

9.2

Styris to Shah, no run, a slow bouncer, well, a short ball at any rate. Shah completely mistimes a swing to leg

9.3

Styris to Shah, FOUR, he doesn't miss out this time. Into position early, and put away well behind square

9.4

Styris to Shah, no run, misses out with a clip to leg

9.5

Styris to Shah, 2 runs, clipped down to fine leg

9.6

Styris to Shah, no run, bouncer, beaten

England 84/4   OA Shah 6* (8b 1x4)

10.2

Southee to Shah, 1 run, thick outside edge squirts to third man

10.4

Southee to Shah, no run, turned into the leg side. New Zealand will be delighted to keep this down to a run a ball

10.5

Southee to Shah, 1 run, run down to third man with a very open face

England 88/4   OA Shah 8* (11b 1x4)

11.2

Styris to Shah, 1 run, steered to third man ... he likes that shot

England 91/4   OA Shah 9* (12b 1x4)

12.5

Southee to Shah, no run, a rare dot ball as the on drive hits the non striker and bounces to the bowler

12.6

Southee to Shah, 1 run, driven to the man our in the deep on the off side

England 114/4   OA Shah 10* (14b 1x4)

13.1

Hitchcock to Shah, no run, back of a length and Shah defends

13.2

Hitchcock to Shah, 1 run, pushed to extra cover for a strolled single

13.5

Hitchcock to Shah, FOUR, kiss of death there ... full and no more than placed through the covers, no power but all about where he aimed it

13.6

Hitchcock to Shah, no run, slower ball completely deceives Shah who is left swinging at air

England 120/4   OA Shah 15* (18b 2x4)

14.2

Ryder to Shah, 1 run, full, dug out and it bobbles to long-on

14.4

Ryder to Shah, 1 run, Collingwood also moves to leg, again Ryder follows and the outcome is the same

14.6

Ryder to Shah, 1 run, clip-swish to deep midwicket

England 126/4   OA Shah 18* (21b 2x4)

15.1

Martin to Shah, 2 runs, an ugly heave and a thick inside edge goes to long leg

15.2

Martin to Shah, 1 run, very wide and full, squeezed to third man

15.4

Martin to Shah, 1 run, firm drive beats a diving extra cover but long-off is wider to protect the short boundary

England 131/4   OA Shah 22* (24b 2x4)

16.1

Ryder to Shah, 2 runs, hammered to the right of long-on and How makes a superb diving stop. it bounced kindly but he did really well

16.2

Ryder to Shah, FOUR, deft and wristy paddle goes for a one-bounce four to fine leg

16.3

Ryder to Shah, SIX, super shot, driven off one knee over long-off .

16.4

Ryder to Shah, no run, driven into the ground and back to the bowler

16.5

Ryder to Shah, no run, Shah comes down the track, misses it and McCullum fumbles and misses a certain stumping ... he takes the bails off with his gloves and the crowd thinks he has been bowled ... as does Shah for a moment

16.6

Ryder to Shah, FOUR, driven high towards wide long-off, two fielders converge and it falls between them a yard from the rope as they hang back and bounces for four

England 155/4   OA Shah 38* (30b 4x4 1x6)

17.4

Mills to Shah, 1 run, wide and full, swinging wider and Shah has to really stretch to get anything on it, it dribbles into the off side for a scrambled single

17.6

Mills to Shah, 1 run, full toss swung along the ground to deep midwicket

England 169/4   OA Shah 40* (32b 4x4 1x6)

18.1

Hitchcock to Shah, 1 run, wide, Shah steps back and thumps that to deep cover

18.3

Hitchcock to Shah, 1 wide, full but very wide

18.3

Hitchcock to Shah, SIX, well caught by Fulton at deep midwicket but he can't stay inside the rope

18.4

Hitchcock to Shah, OUT, and it's a one-ball reprieve as Shah smacks the ball to Taylor at long-off ... he was right back on the boundary and had to check where his feet where after he had caught it

OA Shah c Taylor b Hitchcock 47 (36m 35b 4x4 2x6) SR: 134.28

England 178/5   OA Shah 47 (35b 4x4 2x6)
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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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