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)

9.6

Martin to Bell, no run, ignored outside off

England 34/1   IR Bell 0* (1b)

10.2

Mills to Bell, no run, outside off, Bell rather cautiously forward and offers no shot

10.3

Mills to Bell, no run, Bell turns into the leg side, sets off as there was never a run there, but he slipped six yards down the track and really had to scramble rather hurriedly to get back to safety

10.4

Mills to Bell, no run, on his toes and played to backward point. No miscommunication this time as Bell yells "no" very loudly

10.5

Mills to Bell, no run, good length outside off, no shot

10.6

Mills to Bell, 1 run, pushed behind square on the leg side and Bell's off the mark

England 36/1   IR Bell 1* (6b)

11.1

Martin to Bell, no run, pushed up to mid-off

11.2

Martin to Bell, no run, short outside off, Bell leans back and plays a pretty nasty Twenty20-type heave aiming to thump the ball over midwicket ... and misses

11.3

Martin to Bell, no run, lovely diving stop by Oram at backward point, one handed and he is agile enough to have a shy at the bowler's end

11.4

Martin to Bell, no run, turned to midwicket with a shout of "wait on" and wait on they both did

11.5

Martin to Bell, FOUR, pulled over midwicket off the front foot, no attempt to keep the ball down and he clears the infielders

11.6

Martin to Bell, no run, two steps down the pitch to meet the delivery, pushed to cover

England 40/1   IR Bell 5* (12b 1x4)

12.3

Oram to Bell, no run, poked into the covers

12.4

Oram to Bell, no run, left alone

12.5

Oram to Bell, 1 leg bye, thuds into his pads, a loud appeal from behind the stumps but Oram more interested in fielding the ball which dribbles into the leg side

England 42/1   IR Bell 5* (15b 1x4)

13.1

Martin to Bell, OUT, a very loose drive, a thick inside edge diverts the ball from wide outside off stump into the stumps

IR Bell b Martin 5 (17m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

England 42/2   IR Bell 5 (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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