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)

0.1

Mills to Cook, no run, a good start from Mills, Cook shuffling back and nudging this off the back foot. A touch of movement away from the left-hander

0.2

Mills to Cook, no run, fuller this time and he drives crisply to mid-off

0.3

Mills to Cook, no run, a good length outside off. Cook leaves it alone

0.4

Mills to Cook, 2 runs, driven down the ground for a couple. Neat stroke

0.5

Mills to Cook, no run, excellent ball from Mills - that's the length. Cook, on the back foot, nervously defends off the back foot

0.6

Mills to Cook, no run, well wide and left alone

England 2/0   AN Cook 2* (6b)

2.1

Mills to Cook, 1 run, carved down to third man

2.5

Mills to Cook, no run, an ugly, cross-batted swat off the back foot

2.6

Mills to Cook, no run, well wide of the off stump

England 5/0   AN Cook 3* (9b)

3.4

Martin to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

3.5

Martin to Cook, no run, neatly timed off the back foot

3.6

Martin to Cook, 1 run, carved off the back foot down to third man

England 7/0   AN Cook 4* (12b)

4.1

Mills to Cook, 1 run, he's timed one! Rejoice! He might even get two for it...but Vettori flings himself to his right at mid-off and saves two. Excellent work

4.3

Mills to Cook, no run, this rises on Cook who defends to point

4.4

Mills to Cook, 1 run, a quality cut and well timed, but point flies to his right and saves four. Brilliant stuff from New Zealand

4.6

Mills to Cook, 1 wide, left alone outside off

4.6

Mills to Cook, no run, hammered to the very short (in distance, not height) mid-off

England 12/0   AN Cook 6* (16b)

6.4

Mills to Cook, no run, cracked on the front foot

6.5

Mills to Cook, no run, driven out to mid-off

6.6

Mills to Cook, no run, got him! No! Will's got it wrong again. A fish-and-a-miss outside the off stump but only half an appeal from the bowler. McCullum wasn't interested at all

England 19/0   AN Cook 6* (19b)

7.5

Martin to Cook, 1 run, clunked into the covers. Cook yells "yeh yeh", which Mustard correctly interprets as reason to run

England 23/0   AN Cook 7* (20b)

8.1

Mills to Cook, no run, wide of the off stump, he swishes and misses

8.2

Mills to Cook, 1 run, squared up by a good, straight delivery on his leg stump. He tried to work it through midwicket but got a thick outside edge to cover

8.6

Mills to Cook, 2 runs, edged and dropped by McCullum! Cook was static in his crease, trying to crack this off the back foot but he got a thick edge which flew wide of McCullum. He dived spectacularly but couldn't quite hold on

England 31/0   AN Cook 10* (23b)

9.2

Martin to Cook, 1 run, Cook steps to leg and defends - and that's very well run indeed

9.4

Martin to Cook, no run, very slow, and it comes even slower off the pitch. Cook waits and waits for it, cutting to point

9.5

Martin to Cook, OUT, bowled him! Cook stepped to leg a little and it cut back off the seam - also keeping a little low - and crept through the gate

AN Cook b Martin 11 (42m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.30

England 34/1   AN Cook 11 (26b)
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)
More results »

Photos

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

© Getty Images

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

© Getty Images

All photos for this match | Galleries