England tour of New Zealand, 1st ODI: New Zealand v England at Wellington, Feb 9, 2008
New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 120 balls remaining)
9 February 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
1.1

Martin to Mustard, no run, on his legs, Mustard nudges it to midwicket

1.2

Martin to Mustard, no run, again on his legs, again Mustard nudges; again he finds midwicket

1.3

Martin to Mustard, no run, Mustard tries to clatter this through the covers but the bat twizzles in his hands and Martin fields smartly in his follow-through

1.4

Martin to Mustard, no run, again he unleashes a cover drive but inside-edges to the leg side

1.5

Martin to Mustard, no run, a touch of bounce from Martin, and a much better line which rises on Mustard who defends confidently off the back foot

1.6

Martin to Mustard, no run, rapped on the pads and a decent shout but it's going over. Much better line

England 2/0   P Mustard 0* (6b)
2.2

Mills to Mustard, no run, ah, now that's well bowled from Mills, finding one to hold its line on Mustard who hides his bat behind the pad. A fullish, goodish length - more of that, please

2.3

Mills to Mustard, no run, ever so slightly shorter, Mustard angles to point

2.4

Mills to Mustard, no run, a swing and a miss! My word, he really laid into that with a great deal of humpty but was beaten by a touch of swing

2.5

Mills to Mustard, 2 wides, off his pads, I think? Down the leg side and it's called a wide; McCullum scampers like a crab to his right and does well to save four

England 5/0   P Mustard 0* (9b)
3.1

Martin to Mustard, no run, well wide of the off stump and ignored

3.2

Martin to Mustard, no run, a fuller delivery angling into the left-hander who ignores it, shouldering arms

3.3

Martin to Mustard, 1 run, clunked out on the front foot but without timing

England 6/0   P Mustard 1* (12b)
4.2

Mills to Mustard, 1 run, nudged out to mid-off again but Cook's dozing...and here comes the throw, but it's wild and wide

4.5

Mills to Mustard, 1 run, nudged out to point again, he calls Cook through for a tip-and-run single and here comes the throw but it's a little wide

England 11/0   P Mustard 3* (14b)
5.1

Martin to Mustard, no run, elegantly driven...but with absolutely no placement, or indeed power

5.2

Martin to Mustard, no run, a touch of swing into Mustard who comes onto the front foot, driving to mid-off

5.3

Martin to Mustard, no run, defended to point and again it's a dot ball

5.4

Martin to Mustard, no run, full, angling into the left-hander's middle stump and he's right behind it, defending it as though this is a six-day Test match

5.5

Martin to Mustard, no run, again firmly blocked out. An excellent ball on the off stump

5.6

Martin to Mustard, 1 run, defended to point and Cook is awake, alive to the single and they get it comfortably

England 13/0   P Mustard 4* (20b)
6.1

Mills to Mustard, 1 wide, wide of the off stump and he tries to slash this through the covers, but misses it by miles. Oh, it's a wide. How marvellous

6.1

Mills to Mustard, no run, on the off stump and he defends out to point

6.2

Mills to Mustard, FOUR, it's a four! Rejoice! Mustard has four whole runs, neatly opening the face and guiding it down to third man. Nicely played

6.3

Mills to Mustard, 1 run, timed off the back foot into the covers

England 19/0   P Mustard 9* (23b 1x4)
7.1

Martin to Mustard, no run, oh hello, what's he doing here? Fuller, and it doesn't really get up on Mustard but he tries to pull it and gets an inside edge. McCullum does well to save four

7.2

Martin to Mustard, no run, left alone outside off. A little bit of movement back into the left hander off the seam

7.3

Martin to Mustard, 2 runs, elegantly flicked by Mustard through the midwicket region, and he times it well for two

7.4

Martin to Mustard, 1 run, clumped on the front foot to cover - who misfields! Not his fault; it's the pitch which is entirely to blame, and he's nutmugged to allow them through for a single

7.6

Martin to Mustard, FOUR, inside edge for four! That was mighty close. Mustard was too late on this fuller delivery which cut back into him, and came tentatively forward, inside-edging it past his off stump

England 27/0   P Mustard 16* (28b 2x4)
8.3

Mills to Mustard, no run, he goes for an extravagant pull but inside edges it short of McCullum

8.4

Mills to Mustard, no run, that's well bowled. Full, straight and defended

8.5

Mills to Mustard, 1 run, a heavy bottom hand from Mustard, clumping this to mid-on

England 29/0   P Mustard 17* (31b 2x4)
9.1

Martin to Mustard, 1 run, on the off stump, dropped out to cover. Well run

9.3

Martin to Mustard, 1 leg bye, cautiously defended on the back foot to leg and although he can't time it, they nevertheless scamper through for a single

England 34/0   P Mustard 18* (33b 2x4)
10.1

Mills to Mustard, 1 run, steered behind square on the off for an easy one

England 35/1   P Mustard 19* (34b 2x4)
12.1

Oram to Mustard, no run, defensive push with an open face straight to backward point

12.2

Oram to Mustard, 1 run, he seemed to hit that hard but it barely dribbled into the covers, between fielders which allowed the single

12.6

Oram to Mustard, no run, tries to run the ball to third man but gets all cramped up and the ball ends up nestled at his feet

England 42/1   P Mustard 20* (37b 2x4)
14.2

Oram to Mustard, no run, pushed a few feet into the leg side, Mustard sets off and then stops, Pietersen left slightly at sea and he has to dive back to beat an underarm at the stumps

14.3

Oram to Mustard, no run, angled into the slips but not into a gap

14.4

Oram to Mustard, 2 runs, premeditated cross-batted heave, he has some luck as a thick bottom edge squirts behind square on the leg side

14.5

Oram to Mustard, 1 run, defended with soft hands up to mid-on, by killing the pace on the ball it was an easy single in the end

England 47/2   P Mustard 23* (41b 2x4)
15.1

Martin to Mustard, 2 runs, flicked to deep midwicket, a relay of fielders cannot prevent the second

15.2

Martin to Mustard, 1 run, jags back, he opens the face of the bat and chops it down to short third man

England 50/2   P Mustard 26* (43b 2x4)
17.1

Styris to Mustard, no run, round the wicket, flat and angled into the left hander

17.2

Styris to Mustard, no run, same line, flat and hard to get away ... defended to point

17.3

Styris to Mustard, no run, even flatter, pushed back to the left of Styris who is quickly across

17.4

Styris to Mustard, 1 run, tip and run to point, they were both on the same wavelength and the single was easy

England 54/2   P Mustard 27* (47b 2x4)
18.3

Oram to Mustard, no run, back and defends

18.4

Oram to Mustard, no run, short, it sits up and Mustard has to wait and wait before paddling it tennis-style into the leg side

18.5

Oram to Mustard, 1 run, pushed firmly to mid-off and another well-run single. They might be crucial in what looks as if it will be a low-scoring single.

England 57/3   P Mustard 28* (50b 2x4)
19.1

Styris to Mustard, no run, pushed into the off side, defensively

19.2

Styris to Mustard, no run, a more ambitious drive but right at mid-off

19.3

Styris to Mustard, no run, flat and accurate from round the wicket, nothing for Mustard to get hold of

19.4

Styris to Mustard, 1 run, slightly short, Mustard pulls with power and timing but slap-bang to deep midwicket

England 58/3   P Mustard 29* (54b 2x4)
20.1

Oram to Mustard, no run, outside off, Mustard looks to cut the ball to third man but the ball goes over the top edge

20.2

Oram to Mustard, no run, dropped into the leg side but Oram quick to pounce in his follow thorugh

20.3

Oram to Mustard, no run, a rather desperate pull ends up with mid-on

20.4

Oram to Mustard, 1 run, clipped to leg with a shout of two, but deep midwicket in very quickly

England 61/3   P Mustard 30* (58b 2x4)
21.1

Styris to Mustard, 1 run, poked into the on side, the close fields descends collectively on the ball but can't prevent the single

21.3

Styris to Mustard, OUT, he plays all round a ball angled in with the arm, a nothing shot and his vigil comes to an end. The pressure applied by the captain and his parsimonious bowlers finally does for Mustard

P Mustard b Styris 31 (101m 60b 2x4 0x6) SR: 51.66

England 67/4   P Mustard 31 (60b 2x4)
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