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

2.5

Mills to Mustard, FOUR, overpitched, and he pays the price, another scythe through the line, and hit straight down the ground

England 23/0   P Mustard 19* (10b 1x4 2x6)   KD Mills 1.5-0-11-0

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

England 29/0   LJ Wright 6* (8b 1x4)   CS Martin 1.2-0-16-0

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   LJ Wright 11* (11b 2x4)   CS Martin 2-0-22-0

4.3

Hitchcock to Wright, FOUR, The covers are taking a pummelling now, as Wright's confidence begins to soar. Down the track again, and that one whistles low but airborne into the gap

England 46/0   LJ Wright 15* (12b 3x4)   PA Hitchcock 0.3-0-11-0

4.6

Hitchcock to Mustard, FOUR, pinged down the ground, and a lame attempt at an interception from mid-off. He gets half a hand on it, but that's not enough

England 57/0   P Mustard 33* (16b 2x4 3x6)   PA Hitchcock 1-0-22-0

5.1

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

England 61/0   LJ Wright 26* (15b 4x4 1x6)   CS Martin 2.1-0-26-0

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

England 65/0   LJ Wright 30* (18b 5x4 1x6)   CS Martin 2.4-0-30-0

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

England 75/3   P Mustard 39* (20b 3x4 3x6)   SB Styris 0.4-0-4-0

9.3

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

England 82/4   OA Shah 4* (5b 1x4)   SB Styris 1.3-0-10-0

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

England 101/4   PD Collingwood 16* (8b 1x4 1x6)   SB Styris 2.4-0-24-0

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

England 112/4   PD Collingwood 27* (13b 2x4 2x6)   TG Southee 3.3-0-20-2

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

England 120/4   OA Shah 15* (17b 2x4)   PA Hitchcock 1.5-0-28-0

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

England 135/4   PD Collingwood 37* (21b 3x4 2x6)   CS Martin 3.5-0-41-1

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   PD Collingwood 41* (22b 4x4 2x6)   CS Martin 4-0-45-1

16.2

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

England 145/4   OA Shah 28* (26b 3x4)   JD Ryder 1.2-0-12-0

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)   JD Ryder 2-0-22-0

17.1

Mills to Collingwood, FOUR, full toss paddle-swept for a one-bounce four

England 159/4   PD Collingwood 45* (23b 5x4 2x6)   KD Mills 2.1-0-16-0

19.3

Mills to Mascarenhas, FOUR, good delivery, in at the crease but Mascarenhas changes his intended shot and guides the ball to the third-man boundary

England 192/6   AD Mascarenhas 10* (2b 1x4 1x6)   KD Mills 3.3-0-34-0
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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