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

7.1

Swann to How, 1 run, that's a good start, looped onto a good length, and pushed back down the pitch

7.2

Swann to Styris, 1 run, teasing pace and length, fielded at mid-on

7.3

Swann to How, FOUR, cracking strike, not a lot wrong with the ball, but How was into position early, and his sweep perfectly bisected the two leg-side fielders

7.4

Swann to How, no run, defended this time

7.5

Swann to How, 1 run, another well-timed sweep, but straight to deep square leg this time

7.6

Swann to Styris, 1 run, attempted nurdle off the back foot, no power behind the shot but finds the gap nonetheless

New Zealand 54/3   GP Swann 1-0-8-0

11.1

Swann to Fulton, 1 run, wristy flick to deep midwicket

11.2

Swann to How, 2 runs, inside-out drive skims inches wide of extra cover, long-off has to move smartly round but cannot prevent the two

11.3

Swann to How, no run, a really limp reverse sweep barely gets off the cut strip

11.4

Swann to How, 1 run, swept to deep square leg

11.5

Swann to Fulton, OUT, another sweep but no real power and it's catching practice for Anderson at deep square leg

PG Fulton c Anderson b Swann 2 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

11.6

Swann to How, 1 run, flicked past midwicket who should have done better

New Zealand 80/5   GP Swann 2-0-13-1

13.1

Swann to Flynn, 1 run, completely bottom-handed flick into the leg side

13.2

Swann to Mills, SIX, half volley thumped a long way into the stand behind midwicket ... a small ground but that was six anywhere you care to mention

13.3

Swann to Mills, 1 run, driven to the left of a diving Swann

13.4

Swann to Flynn, OUT, driven to deep cover, Wright takes a routine catch at the third attempt and then grins sheepishly

DR Flynn c Wright b Swann 1 (7m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

13.5

Swann to Mills, 1 run, flicked to deep midwicket

13.6

Swann to Hitchcock, no run, attempts a steer to third man but misses one that turns not a jot

New Zealand 95/7   GP Swann 3-0-22-2

15.1

Swann to Mills, 2 runs, full toss driven straight down the ground but not with enough power to beats the outfielders

15.2

Swann to Mills, 1 run, pushed through extra cover

15.3

Swann to Hitchcock, 1 run, one-kneed swing-drive past Swann

15.4

Swann to Mills, 2 runs, swung over midwicket but that area is well guarded in the deep

15.5

Swann to Mills, 1 run, opens the face and drives square through the covers

15.6

Swann to Hitchcock, 1 run, heaved along the ground to deep midwicket

New Zealand 109/7   GP Swann 4-0-30-2
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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Photos

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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