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

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

England 65/1   P Mustard 33* (16b 2x4 3x6)   CS Martin 2.5-0-30-1

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

England 70/2   P Mustard 35* (19b 2x4 3x6)   TG Southee 0.5-0-3-1

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

England 71/3   P Mustard 35* (19b 2x4 3x6)   SB Styris 0.3-0-0-0

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

England 76/4   PD Collingwood 0* (0b)   TG Southee 1.2-0-4-2

18.4

Hitchcock to Shah, OUT, and it's a one-ball reprieve as Shah smacks the ball to Taylor at long-off ... he was right back on the boundary and had to check where his feet where after he had caught it

OA Shah c Taylor b Hitchcock 47 (36m 35b 4x4 2x6) SR: 134.28

England 178/5   PD Collingwood 54* (27b 5x4 3x6)   PA Hitchcock 2.4-0-37-1

18.5

Hitchcock to Collingwood, OUT, and he obliges ... short, he shapes to hit over long-on but seriously underclubs and the catch is taken ten yards inside the boundary

PD Collingwood c How b Hitchcock 54 (43m 28b 5x4 3x6) SR: 192.85

England 178/6   AD Mascarenhas 0* (0b)   PA Hitchcock 2.5-0-37-2

19.5

Mills to Mascarenhas, 1 run, OUT, pushed from wide of the off stump to deep cover, Mascarenhas takes on Ryder's arm and loses by a foot. A really good throw as he was off balance and McCullum only had to gather and whip the bails off ..

AD Mascarenhas run out 11 (7m 4b 1x4 1x6) SR: 275.00

England 193/7   GP Swann 3* (2b)   KD Mills 3.5-0-35-0

19.6

Mills to Broad, OUT, Broad leans back and swats the ball high ... Ryder under it 15 yards inside the midwicket boundary hold the steepler

SCJ Broad c Ryder b Mills 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 193/8   GP Swann 3* (2b)   KD Mills 4-0-35-1
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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