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)

35.4

Styris to Broad, no run, spearing into his pads, he defends

35.5

Styris to Broad, no run, rapped on the pads and a big, big shout...but I think he's hit outside the line. Just...

35.6

Styris to Broad, 1 run, whipped to leg

England 104/7   SCJ Broad 1* (3b)

36.1

Vettori to Broad, OUT, punched out to the off side, oh dear - more trouble here for England as the throw comes in from cover. McCullum whips off the bails and he looks to be at least a foot short of his ground. The third umpire, Billy Bowden, is taking an age - two minutes and counting - to make a decision as there's some debate as to whether McCullum had the ball in his gloves at the point of the bails falling off. But he's eventually given out

OA Shah run out 20 (51m 36b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

36.3

Vettori to Broad, no run, on with the arm and it beats the prod forward

36.4

Vettori to Broad, no run, back, turned all along the ground to mid-on but that doesn't stop McCullum yelling "catch it"

36.5

Vettori to Broad, no run, back and very correctly defended

36.6

Vettori to Broad, no run, outside off and left alone

England 105/8   SCJ Broad 1* (8b)

37.6

Patel to Broad, no run, turned round his pad to square leg, McCullum quickly out of the blocks to field

England 106/8   SCJ Broad 1* (9b)

39.1

Patel to Broad, no run, well forward and pushed defensively to extra cover

39.2

Patel to Broad, no run, and again forward early to defend

39.3

Patel to Broad, 1 run, back onto his stumps and helped round to long leg

England 107/8   SCJ Broad 2* (12b)

40.1

Oram to Broad, no run, right back on his stumps and jumpily defended

40.2

Oram to Broad, no run, once again Broad opts to play with a rather nervy step back into his crease

40.3

Oram to Broad, 1 run, placed between mid-on and midwicket for a rare run

England 108/8   SCJ Broad 3* (15b)

41.1

Patel to Broad, 1 wide, fired down the leg side and really well taken low down by McCullum

41.1

Patel to Broad, no run, straight and quite some turn, Broad defends

41.2

Patel to Broad, no run, patted to mid-on

41.3

Patel to Broad, no run, well forward, a thick inside edge goes to really short midwicket ... well, he's ambled in to short leg and acquired a helmet without us noticing

41.4

Patel to Broad, 2 runs, ironic cheers as Broad finds the gap at midwicket and they run two

41.5

Patel to Broad, no run, lovely conventional left-armer's spin beats Broad's lunge

41.6

Patel to Broad, 1 run, swept with heaps of premeditation - he was almost in position as Patel reached the crease - but perfectly well and fine leg fields

England 112/8   SCJ Broad 6* (21b)

42.1

Oram to Broad, no run, back, into the off side where there is a virtual barrier of fielders

42.2

Oram to Broad, no run, uncertain push back down the pitch

42.3

Oram to Broad, no run, straight and treated with respect

42.4

Oram to Broad, FOUR, short and hooked uppishly for the first boundary in nine overs

42.5

Oram to Broad, no run, driven square on the off side with a bit of a wristy follow thorugh

42.6

Oram to Broad, no run, checked push to mid-on

England 116/8   SCJ Broad 10* (27b 1x4)

44.1

Mills to Broad, no run, played back to the bowler

44.2

Mills to Broad, no run, another delivery on the spot, Broad back and blocks once more

44.3

Mills to Broad, no run, driven crisply to extra cover

44.4

Mills to Broad, 1 run, worked to leg, midwicket races in from the deep to fire in a flat return

England 119/8   SCJ Broad 11* (31b 1x4)

45.1

Patel to Broad, no run, tossed up, driven to cover

45.2

Patel to Broad, 1 run, back and turned behind square

England 120/8   SCJ Broad 12* (33b 1x4)

46.1

Mills to Broad, 1 run, worked into space on the leg side

England 121/9   SCJ Broad 13* (34b 1x4)

47.3

Patel to Broad, 1 run, an embarrassment of riches ... cut to deep point

England 124/9   SCJ Broad 14* (35b 1x4)

48.1

Mills to Broad, 1 run, driven confidently to long-off

48.4

Mills to Broad, 1 run, clipped uppishly through midwicket but there's nobody there - they are all out deep for Broad in the final overs

England 127/9   SCJ Broad 16* (37b 1x4)

49.1

Patel to Broad, 1 run, swept on the full very fine and brilliantly stopped one handed by How at full stretch to his left

49.3

Patel to Broad, 1 run, a heave heads up to long-on

England 130/9   SCJ Broad 18* (39b 1x4)
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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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

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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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