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)

36.2

Vettori to Sidebottom, 1 run, forward,a thin edge scoots to short third man and England manage a run without associated alarms

England 105/8   RJ Sidebottom 1* (1b)

37.1

Patel to Sidebottom, no run, forward and a hunched defensive prod

37.2

Patel to Sidebottom, no run, punched from the crease to mid-on

37.3

Patel to Sidebottom, no run, Sidebottom happy to play safe for a bit

37.4

Patel to Sidebottom, no run, the turn takes a thick edge but along the ground

37.5

Patel to Sidebottom, 1 run, half forward, this time an inside edge which squirts to short fine leg

England 106/8   RJ Sidebottom 2* (6b)

38.1

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, wide, he feels for it and almost gets the edge

38.2

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, Vettori bang on the button

38.3

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, pushed through, Sidebottom back and blocks

38.4

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, steered off the outside edge to short third man Sidebottom sets off but is quickly sent back

38.5

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, worked defensively square on the leg side

38.6

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, flatter and turned to midiwicket

England 106/8   RJ Sidebottom 2* (12b)

39.4

Patel to Sidebottom, no run, driven from wide of the stumps to cover

39.5

Patel to Sidebottom, no run, floated up a bit more, beats the bat and plops off the pads into the off side

39.6

Patel to Sidebottom, no run, looped more and driven to cover who makes a sliding stop and removes a large divot of grass in the process

England 107/8   RJ Sidebottom 2* (15b)

40.4

Oram to Sidebottom, no run, patted into the off side

40.5

Oram to Sidebottom, no run, defended to short midwicket

40.6

Oram to Sidebottom, no run, solid but unspectacular push to point

England 108/8   RJ Sidebottom 2* (18b)

43.1

Patel to Sidebottom, 2 runs, a thick edge races through the slips and that's the off-side run stat out of the window

43.2

Patel to Sidebottom, no run, flatter and on with the arm, Sidebottom forward and right over the ball

43.3

Patel to Sidebottom, no run, fuller, he gives himself room to drive into the covers

43.4

Patel to Sidebottom, no run, short, lots of spin, he steps back to cut but it gets too big on him, and McCullum whips off the bails as well although the batsman's feet were planted well behind the craese

43.5

Patel to Sidebottom, no run, cut to slip where it is well stopped by the man just put in there

43.6

Patel to Sidebottom, no run, floated up and Sidebottom content to stay there

England 118/8   RJ Sidebottom 4* (24b)

44.5

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, faster and fuller, Sidebottom blocks. He's became a really obdurate batsman as he showed in Sri Lanka before Christmas

44.6

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, angled quite deliberately to point

England 119/8   RJ Sidebottom 4* (26b)

45.3

Patel to Sidebottom, no run, droppeda thick edge off a defensive poke, it takes the bottom of McCullum's gloves and goes down

45.4

Patel to Sidebottom, OUT, a leading edge and it is hard to imagine a softer catch, Patel just stood there and it looped apologetically to him. Sidebottom was done by a tad extra bounce

RJ Sidebottom c & b Patel 4 (33m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

England 120/9   RJ Sidebottom 4 (28b)
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New Zealand won by 34 runs (D/L method)
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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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