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)

31.3

Styris to Swann, no run, nobbled out to the off side

31.4

Styris to Swann, no run, elegantly timed and powerfully struck to mid-off

31.5

Styris to Swann, 1 run, this keeps low on Swann who opens the face and times it to backward point

England 92/6   GP Swann 1* (3b)

32.1

Vettori to Swann, no run, duller and flatter, squeezed out on the front foot

32.2

Vettori to Swann, 1 run, neatly played by Swann, dropping it out and he flies through for a single

32.5

Vettori to Swann, 1 leg bye, down the pitch, he pads it away and Vettori roars an appeal for lbw. Shah calls him through for a single; Swann forgets to listen and sends Shah back, but Shah's already too far down the pitch so here comes Swann...and here comes the throw, but it's wide

England 95/6   GP Swann 2* (6b)

33.3

Styris to Swann, no run, an off-cutter from Styris which is defended

33.4

Styris to Swann, FOUR, really well played, whipping it through midwicket and Taylor gives chase. Will he get there? No! A hapless dive, Taylor lands on the turf like a beached whale and it goes for four

33.5

Styris to Swann, no run

33.6

Styris to Swann, no run, down the leg side

England 101/6   GP Swann 6* (10b 1x4)

34.4

Vettori to Swann, no run, punched out to the off side

34.5

Vettori to Swann, no run

34.6

Vettori to Swann, 1 run

England 103/6   GP Swann 7* (13b 1x4)

35.1

Styris to Swann, no run, bending back into Swann and cramping him for room, he cuts late

35.2

Styris to Swann, no run, again a touch of movement in the air, swinging back into the right hander who's solid in defence

35.3

Styris to Swann, OUT, this holds its line on Swann who guides it to Jamie How at backward point. A quick, flat throw into McCullum who whips off the bails and Swann's short by a foot

GP Swann run out 7 (14m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

England 103/7   GP Swann 7 (16b 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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