England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

England in New Zealand ODI Series - 1st ODI

New Zealand v England

New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 120 balls remaining)

45.5

Patel to Anderson, no run, forward and defended

45.6

Patel to Anderson, no run, steps back and drives into the ground, cover fields

England 120/9   JM Anderson 0* (2b)

46.2

Mills to Anderson, no run, slower ... much slower ... outside off and full, Anderson watches it pass

46.3

Mills to Anderson, no run, patted to extra cover who waits as it just about reaches him

46.4

Mills to Anderson, no run, no footwork, a loose drive, and he misses by some way

46.5

Mills to Anderson, no run, he is turned square as he looks to nurdle to leg, gets a leading edge and the ball trundles into the off side

46.6

Mills to Anderson, 1 run, pushed at the ball and gets a thick edge which heads off all along the ground to third man

England 122/9   JM Anderson 1* (7b)

47.1

Patel to Anderson, no run, flat, full and defended

47.2

Patel to Anderson, 1 run, steps back and hits hard to extra cover for the first run in front of square on the off side in ten overs

47.4

Patel to Anderson, no run, forward and he almost plays all round it but uses edge and pads to keep it out

47.5

Patel to Anderson, no run, missed sweep from way outside of stump

47.6

Patel to Anderson, no run, checked block, Patel quickly across to field

England 124/9   JM Anderson 2* (12b)

48.2

Mills to Anderson, no run, fractionally short, but not as short as Anderson thought, and he jumps back as befits a No.11 and plays into the off side

48.3

Mills to Anderson, 1 leg bye, banged in and Anderson ducks and takes the ball on the gloves ... it could have gone anywhere but it dropps into space on the off side and he is delighted to get down the other end

48.5

Mills to Anderson, no run, slower ball, punched to cover

48.6

Mills to Anderson, no run, on leg stump, Anderson almost falls over as he tries to play it and ends up missing it by some way

England 127/9   JM Anderson 2* (16b)

49.2

Patel to Anderson, 1 run, Anderson prods and gets enough of an edge to steer it past McCullum. there's a man a third man for such edges

49.4

Patel to Anderson, OUT, fuller, Patel appeals for leg before but Rauf looks slightly amused as the ball has clattered into the stumps off Anderson's pads

JM Anderson b Patel 3 (16m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

England 130/10   JM Anderson 3 (18b)
Series Results
New Zealand v England at Christchurch - Feb 23, 2008
New Zealand won by 34 runs (D/L method)
New Zealand v England at Napier - Feb 20, 2008
Match tied
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Feb 15, 2008
England won by 6 wickets (with 18 balls remaining) (D/L method)
New Zealand v England at Hamilton - Feb 12, 2008
New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 107 balls remaining) (D/L method)
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Feb 9, 2008
New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 120 balls remaining)
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Feb 9, 2008

Pulling his out: Ryan Sidebottom shows his frustration, New Zealand v England, 1st ODI, Wellington, February 9, 2008

Pulling his out: Ryan Sidebottom shows his frustration

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Feb 9, 2008

Stuart Broad claimed three consolation strikes, New Zealand v England, 1st ODI, Wellington, February 9, 2008

Stuart Broad claimed three consolation strikes

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