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

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

6.3

Southee to Pietersen, 1 run, slower ball, defended into the covers with a measured push

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

6.5

Southee to Pietersen, OUT, low full toss, raps Pietersen on the pad as he walks across the stumps and that is absolutely plumb!

KP Pietersen lbw b Southee 3 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

6.6

Southee to Bell, 1 run, shuffles across to clip his first ball to leg, and that's the end of a very tidy first over

England 71/2   TG Southee 1-0-4-1

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

8.3

Southee to Collingwood, 1 run, outside off stump, just back of a length, clumped into the covers to get off the mark

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   TG Southee 2-0-5-2

10.1

Southee to Collingwood, 1 run, clipped to deep midwicket

10.2

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

10.3

Southee to Collingwood, 1 run, cut into the off side without any power

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

10.6

Southee to Collingwood, 1 run, firm push to extra cover

England 89/4   TG Southee 3-0-10-2

12.1

Southee to Collingwood, no run, straight and full, clipped to midwicket

12.2

Southee to Collingwood, SIX, hammered high over long-on, Billy Bowden goes his slightly silly one-legged signalling

12.3

Southee to Collingwood, FOUR, driven past extra cover and with the boundary so short it's four ... it wouldn't be on most grounds as he didn't exactly thump it

12.4

Southee to Collingwood, 1 run, leg-stump full toss, clipped to Ryder at deep midwicket

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   TG Southee 4-0-22-2
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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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