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

1.1

Martin to Wright, 1 run, width outside off stump, slashed violently through the gully region, down to third man

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

1.3

Martin to Wright, no run, wide of the crease, angling back into the right-hander, who is beaten as he wafts outside off. That's a teasing line

1.4

Martin to Wright, 1 run, into position early for a pushed drive, but cover fields well and Wright has to scramble for the crease, which he does well

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   CS Martin 1-0-11-0

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

3.2

Martin to Wright, FOUR, wallop! Three steps down the ground, turns a good-length ball into a half-volley, and cover can't cut that off

3.3

Martin to Wright, 1 run, more striding out of the crease, this one is met low on the bat, and mid-on sweeps round to field behind the stumps

3.4

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

3.5

Martin to Wright, no run, wide outside off stump, but angling in, Wright has a swish but can't make contact

3.6

Martin to Wright, FOUR, clobbered through point with a full swing and even fuller followthrough! Too wide from Martin, and it cost him dear

England 35/0   CS Martin 2-0-22-0

5.1

Martin to Wright, FOUR, mowed across the line and that scuds over cow corner for another maximum. This is getting brutal

5.2

Martin to Wright, no run, banged in a touch shorter, and Wright's helicopter swish almost takes him off his feet. No contact though

5.3

Martin to Wright, no run, repeat performance! This is the January sales, carried over into the first week of February

5.4

Martin to Wright, FOUR, how did that go for four? Wright heaved across the line again, seemed not to have got more than a toothpick's worth of bat on it, but no-one came close to cutting it off at long-on

5.5

Martin to Wright, OUT, and that's the end of that! The adrenalin was pumping for Wright, and he couldn't resist swinging at the best delivery of the over. Almost yorker length, straight and angling in. Takes out middle stump to end an entertaining innings

LJ Wright b Martin 30 (24m 19b 5x4 1x6) SR: 157.89

5.6

Martin to Pietersen, 2 runs, off the mark straightaway. Not perfectly timed, but has the legs to roll right to the edge of the rope at deep cover

England 67/1   CS Martin 3-0-32-1

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

15.3

Martin to Collingwood, 1 run, full toss but the shot is mistimed and dribbles to long-off

15.4

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

15.5

Martin to Collingwood, FOUR, a big an early step to the off allows him to pull a full toss past a diving midwicket and there's no protection out there

15.6

Martin to Collingwood, FOUR, pretty much the same, a shimmy to the off, a full toss, and this one goes to the left of midwicket and races away

England 139/4   CS Martin 4-0-45-1
Series Results
New Zealand v England at Christchurch - Feb 7, 2008
England won by 50 runs
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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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