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)

21.4

Styris to Shah, no run, straight and McCullum likes that. "Yeh, Scotty, that's it Scotty"

21.5

Styris to Shah, no run, nagging line, open-faced shot to point

21.6

Styris to Shah, no run, patted to shortish midwicket

England 67/4   OA Shah 0* (3b)

22.6

Oram to Shah, no run, outside off, straight as an arrow, Shah plays well inside the line

England 68/4   OA Shah 0* (4b)

23.3

Styris to Shah, no run, pushed to short cover

23.4

Styris to Shah, no run, driven to short midwicket

23.5

Styris to Shah, no run, seams back slightly and Shah defends

23.6

Styris to Shah, no run, too close to allow him to free his arms, he can only pat it back to the bowler

England 69/4   OA Shah 0* (8b)

24.2

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, checked drive beats extra cover and that allows the ambled single

24.4

Vettori to Shah, no run, wrsity drive and photogenic follow through but no run as extra cover fields

24.5

Vettori to Shah, FOUR, lovely footwork and he really hammers that back past the bowler, it goes like the proverbial rocket

24.6

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, more respect for the last ball of the over, defended very watchfully into space which allows the single

England 77/4   OA Shah 6* (12b 1x4)

25.1

Styris to Shah, no run, tries to work this to the leg side but misses

25.2

Styris to Shah, no run, defends on the front foot

25.3

Styris to Shah, 2 runs, tries to sweep this around the corner but can't time it. Styris roars an unlikely appeal

25.4

Styris to Shah, 1 run, tries to hit this over long-on, working it from outside the off stump and it spoons up in the air..but Martin is deep on the long-on boundary and it falls short

England 80/4   OA Shah 9* (16b 1x4)

26.1

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, driven out to cover

26.6

Vettori to Shah, no run, angled out to point

England 82/5   OA Shah 10* (18b 1x4)

28.1

Vettori to Shah, no run, punched out to cover

28.2

Vettori to Shah, no run, punched to point

28.3

Vettori to Shah, 2 runs, excellent, deft footwork - back into his stumps, and he cuts it out to the off side

28.4

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, backs away and cuts it out to cover

England 85/5   OA Shah 13* (22b 1x4)

29.1

Styris to Shah, 1 run, punched to mid-on

29.3

Styris to Shah, no run, whipped to midwicket

29.4

Styris to Shah, 1 run, spearing into the off stump, he pumps it to mid-on

England 88/5   OA Shah 15* (25b 1x4)

30.1

Vettori to Shah, no run, short of a length, Shah nudges out to the off side

30.2

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, outside leg, Bopara prods it to leg

England 90/5   OA Shah 16* (27b 1x4)

31.6

Styris to Shah, no run, punched back to the bowler

England 92/6   OA Shah 16* (28b 1x4)

32.3

Vettori to Shah, no run, punchily defended off the back foot

32.4

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, spearing into his off stump, Shah defends

32.6

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, nudged to leg

England 96/6   OA Shah 18* (31b 1x4)

33.1

Styris to Shah, no run, defended on the front foot

33.2

Styris to Shah, 1 run, paddled around the corner

England 97/6   OA Shah 19* (33b 1x4)

34.1

Vettori to Shah, no run, Shah comes confidently forward, pushing it out to cover

34.2

Vettori to Shah, no run, outside the off stump. Shah's forward, smothering

34.3

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, quicker ball and very close to bowling Shah! He was so late on it but somehow got bat on it

England 102/6   OA Shah 20* (36b 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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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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