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

Styris to Bell, no run, good-length ball, nipping back in and defended into the covers

7.2

Styris to Bell, no run, slightly shorter, and bounces a touch. Pushed into the covers

7.3

Styris to Bell, OUT, dabbed into the leg-side, Bell wanted the single but didn't exactly motor for it. Ross Taylor at mid-on hurtled round, picked up well, and pinged down the non-striker's stumps from about ten yards. Billy Bowden calls for the replay, but Bell has already given up the ghost

IR Bell run out 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

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   SB Styris 1-0-5-0

9.1

Styris to Collingwood, 1 run, nudged into the leg side again

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   SB Styris 2-0-12-0

11.1

Styris to Collingwood, 1 run, a dab-sweep loops over square leg, never a catch despite yells to the contrary

11.2

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

11.3

Styris to Collingwood, SIX, pulled with a lot of bottom hand from outside off stump, up and over the square-leg boundary

11.4

Styris to Collingwood, FOUR, slower long hop, pulled inches wide of a diving Kyle Mills at backward square leg ... great effort from the man on the rope

11.5

Styris to Collingwood, no run, steps back and cuts to deep point. Styris going well outside the off stump after being thumped for 10 in two on the leg

11.6

Styris to Collingwood, 1 run, driven to long-on

England 102/4   SB Styris 3-0-25-0
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 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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